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“A must visit place in San Francisco”
Review of Tadich Grill

Tadich Grill
Ranked #23 of 5,712 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Financial District
Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A must visit place in San Francisco”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is reportedly the oldest restaurant in San Francisco; it dates back to the gold rush although it is not in its original location. The featured menu items are seafood of many types and prepared in a wide variety of ways. There are other menu choices as well. The restaurant is in a long and rather narrow wood paneled room. On the left side are alcoves with tables and on the right is a long counter (please note that despite this type of seating this is definitely not a diner). It is an attractive and very traditional type of setting. The Tadich is a bit unusual in that it does not accept reservations so you must give your name and wait for a table or you can stand behind the counter and wait until someone gets up. The wait for a table on some nights can be a bit long, e.g. 45 minutes, but the wait on the counter side is usually much shorter. So good strategy is to register your name for a table and then see if you can snag counter seats more quickly. Of course, for groups larger than two or three getting seats together at the counter is difficult, but sometimes the other diners can be induced to move and make room. The waiters who work behind the counter are friendly and very efficient. The food is always excellent. This is one of the top places to eat in the city.

  • Visited September 2013
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Desamparados, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“For the quintessential cioppino, go to Tadich!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Since 1977, I've been going to Tadich Grill when in San Francisco. The food is superb and the service is exemplary. The cioppino is the best I've ever had, with lovely, fresh seafood and crunchy garlic bread. An ample wine list provides an ideal accompaniment for any meal. Throughout the years, Tadich Grill has been a mainstay for my own visits to The City, as well as for entertaining guests from out of town.

  • Visited August 2013
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New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great time at this old time place!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I know this is not the best food in the city, for sure. But being in San Francisco for the first time it seemed like we ought to go to places that have been around for a long time that serve traditional food. Heck the oldest restaurant seemed to fit the bill. We were traveling for a weekend from the east coast for no special reason, so we tried to keep to lower priced places. Knew it would remind me of my younger days and dining in Sheep's Head Bay, Brooklyn. It did. We went around 8 pm on 9-28, it was packed, lively and fun. We sat at the counter which was great. The bartender was lively and working hard. The server was professional, friendly and make our dining experience memorable. Their uniforms were out of a movie set long ago. I had the lobster/shrimp Newburg, old fashioned comfort food, which was very good. My husband had the seafood Cioppino, comfort food as well, very good indeed. It was nice to spend a few hours in an old time place, it was loud, festive and fun. Very pleased we stuck to our plan of heading to old stand bys that were not costly but had the atmosphere we wanted.

  • Visited September 2013
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Orlando, Florida, United States
2 reviews
“sometimes legends dont hold up”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

saw reviews on trip advisiors asked around , so we went for dinner sat 9-28-13 beautiful inside old building nice staff. first small cramped table for two , glad we both didnt order apps and a meal would be no room second for a town who touts thier seafood you can get a surf and turf here without paying full price for a lobster tail and a steak. now to the meal my friend ordered the strip steak which was thin maybe half an inch tasteless no seasonings flavor at all for 38.00 i got the 10-12 oz. lobster tail at 49.00 mind you no steak cause thats an extra 38.00 glad i didnt after what my friend got tail was beautiful to look at but taste was bland again no flavor not sweet had to drown in butter to get any taste at all so all in all a BIG dissapointment, stay with ruth chris if want a perfect steak and tail. must be a home town thing it is in a financial area alot of suits and older crowd but i would be so embarressed to a client here. they must be famous for something other than steak or lobster tail.

Visited September 2013
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Iowa City, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
486 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Petrale sole”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Two people in our group had the pan fried Petrale Sole. I, unfortunately wasn't one of them. I had a bite and it was awesome. My seafood cannelloni was also good, but... We didn't have reservations but we ate early (5:00). It was much busier when we left. Our waiter was very patient with our "tourist" questions. Take the time to read their story on the menu.

Visited September 2013
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