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Known for the Freshest Seafood and Menu in San Francisco, Tadich Grill prides itself on its quality from top to bottom of up to 75 entrees offered daily. Come enjoy last nights catch served in one of our favorite aromatic dishes!

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Fax: (415) 391-2373

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The closest parking structure is Embarcadero 2 on Front and Sacramento. Park and take a short two block walk to California Street to find us.
Financial District, Northeast San Francisco
Valet parking, Historic restaurant memorabilia, Bar, Onlne store

Tadich Restaurant

American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Steak Houses, Seafood Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual, Dressy

Cuisines: Family Style, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Good For Family: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes


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Good for business meeting

Lots of old white men. Pretty good for business meeting. Very fattening food



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One our best dinning experiences during our trip

During a recent vacation to San Francisco, my wife and I were advised to try a meal at the Tadich Grill by a bartender who we meet while staying in the area. We arrived around 7PM on a Wed night with no reservation so we took two seats at the counter. The food was great, the service was super, the bartender which we sat near was entertaining as well as precise. I've worked in the food and beverage business myself when I was younger and I understand the business. The prices were very reasonable in comparision to other establishments we visited during our weeks visit in the Bay Area. I'd go there several times a month if I lived in the area. We enjoyed the experience and would recommend the place to anyone that would like a great meal at a fair price that is off the tourist path so to speak.



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What is the future for Tadich Grill?

Our family has been eating at Tadich Grill for over 40 years. Even though we now are scattered across the US we have always enjoyed meeting at Tadich. I have taken business associates there for lunch and dinner and it has always lived up to expectations.
I had dinner there Saturday to celebrate 37 years of marriage. Having taken friends from out of town there 6 weeks ago I was unpleasantly surprised this time. I have enjoyed being waited on by men that I have seen working there for years. This time I did not see any familiar faces. The prices have gone up drastically for both the bar and food. We have always had a small dinner salad before dinner but not at $11.50. The price of a drink has almost doubled as well. We always used to look forward to just popping in at Tadich Grill as it was reasonably priced and friendly. Now we will have to think twice about going back. With the economy the way it is they have priced it out of our range.
Maybe they don't want locals but just want to become a tourist restaurant.



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never disapoints

you know, the food is not the best, the service leaves a bit to be desired and its not really cheap. and ya know what i love it.
soo old school, such good food, great martinis, and the bartenders are always great for conversation.
i will always look forward to my next visit at this iconic SF establishment



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Tadich Grill disappointment

We only had one night in San Fran and in the past this was our favorite restaurant.
We had oh, so slow service and mediocre food. Veggies were cooked long before they were served. Fish was fresh but just that with no sauce to accent it. A few french fries were on the plate.
I'll never go back and am disappointed that I wasted my one night on a failed experience.



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Not worth the money!

Arrived 4:30ish, Fri. Feb. 25th. Restaurant not busy. Four of us, sister/hubby were pciked up from Pier 35 cruise ship. They wanted to go to Tadich, as they remembered it to be great! We were misinformed about valet parking by adjacent businesses; starts about 5:45 PM. Had to wait till husband got back from parking car in a garage about 3 blocks away. Ordered cocktails and it took a very long time before they were delivered to our table. Food not great; vegetables overcooked. For the $19.00+ entree costs, food should have been fabulous and was not. Slow service. Tadich is no longer great....will not return.



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Houstons Best foods

The place looked exotic and the food tasted good. Will be looking forward to coming back again.



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Oldest restaurant in SF

You have to eat at this place if only for the fact that it is the first restaurant in SF! The seafood is amazing and the service was friendly and knowledgable. They have a HUGE menu!



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Sat at a nice table. We ordered drinks and Oysters and a Crab Leg Cocktail. Wish they had a crab we could crack. The oysters weren't shucked properly....the bottom muscles weren't cut. When the server asked how everything was, we mentioned the oysters. He didn't say a word and walked away.

The Ciopinno was good, but not nearly as good as at Soto Mare in North Beach. All of their food was much better and the service was friendly. This place needs to think of the customers more than themselves.

Cucina Mia


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Fantastic Food - Great Management

Always so much fun, meeting new people from all over the world. Usually a wait, but half the fun giving you the opportunity to talk to people.
The Manager Rick is warm, welcoming and always makes you feel like you're the most important person in the room.
Great addition to the staff! Been going there for 30 it's better than ever!



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Empfehlung !

Ich war vom 10.2-15.2.09 in S.F Besuchte in der Zeit mehrere Male Tadichs habe gut gegessen und mich köstich amüsiert ! Würde irgendwann gerne wieder kommen ! Danke für den netten Service!



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A Classic

Althought this is one of the oldest SF restaurants, I suggest only order the crab salad or the petrale sole...but it is still worth a visit.



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Go to Tadish for a radish at the bar but leave for lunch or dinner

My family has been going there for 60 years or so . There was a 45 minute wait, expected and no where to wait, I had prime rib which could only be called poor roast beef in my book , it was tough and had the grizzle going through each of the 3 slices . My sister had curry crab and had so much curry it could have been calimari and you wouldn'y know the difference. Our second waiter was a punk right out of my Mission District days who seemed irritated we were still there for desert and when only one order was placed threw the plate in the middle of the table and even though no one asked threw 4 forks down as well and said ""share it"" sarcastically. I have had better Prime Rib at ""Little Henrys"" on Larkin street . Do yourself your pride and your wallet a favor and stay away from this institution .



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Liked the food a lot. Will go their again before year end. The rest of my freinds will love to visti this resturant.



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Fresh seafood, history, a bit of brusque

Tadich Grill is my kind of place, as its waiters dress and act like New York waiters, serves fresh seafood, and has a history.

The ""twins"" that aray26 heard remarked upon were surely not the breasts of a well-endowed woman but rather the famous Brown twins - Google them on Wikipedia - as we sat next to them last night, and my girlfriend now has a nice little snapshot of her flanked by these petite San Francisco celebritie lit by the glare of Tadich Grill lamps.

We only had the Tadich Platter - a seafood antipasto with two oysters, two shrimp, a little crab, portions of herring and smoked salmon, anchovies, calamari, tomato, and...avocado (!) - but it was all very, very fresh. At $21.00, it's a very reasonable value.



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Tadich Grill is a true San Francisco institution - and has been for 150 years.

Tadich Grill is a true San Francisco institution. It still looks, feels and tastes the same as when I first visited there in the 60s during college, 70s for business, and 80s just for great food. The restaurant reflects the unique fun and historic experience that is San Francisco, drawing heavily on its Gold Rush roots.

It is an eccentric place, that much is true. But this 150-year-old, continuously open restaurant serves some of the best Seafood anywhere. Located in the financial district, Tadich Grill almost always has a line during prime time, takes no reservations, has waiters who some consider abrasive, looks like it is from the past, and is not cheap.

That being said, don?t miss it! There's a good reason it has been around for so long. Its unequalled charm and excellent food keep people coming back decade after decade.

As it was Allyn?s birthday, we each started with a Bloody Mary which was as good as it gets. Their San Francisco sourdough bread is such a treat, that it is served in restaurants all over town. My clam chowder and crab salad was superb, and her smoked trout was terrific.



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Great place

I really enjoyed my stay there, the service was excellent and overall the atmoshphere and the food were great.
Highly recommended



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great place for fish

this is a great place for fish. i really like it a lot. the line out the door can put people off, but for me that only shows you what a special place this is. I really like it a lot. I will come back many many times.



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Oldest Clip Joint in San Francisco: For Suckers only

Went in recently, been there a few times. Used to be damned good, but now it's all over. Foul food, served by doped up robots who know nothing about decent food or service and care less. Bring on the next earthquake and be sure you are dining elsewhere.