Visited Tadich last night, another San Franciscan restaurant that doesn't accept reservations.
Well, I have several reservations about this restaurant.
The food - 1 out of 10
My lentil soup was simply awful and I could only manage 2 spoonfuls. A think, glutinous porridge of a soup.
My pecant sole dish was also embarrassingly bad. No taste whatsover and initially undercooked. Complemented with diced vegetables so big it reminded me of eating at a school refectory. My friend's order they got wrong completely and then had to wait 15 mins to be served the prawns they did order and which were overcooked, almost charred.
Service - 1 out of 10
So lacking in charm or basic courtesy I was astounded.
Ambience - 5 out of 10
We were sat at a booth which provided good privacy but meant there was little atmosphere or connection with other diners.
In summary, my experience here was simply very poor. I may have been just unlucky on the night but in my opinion this restaurant relies very heavily on its local reputation to entice customers.