Tadich Grill

tadich grill san francisco
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MONDAY - FRIDAY: 11 A.M. - 9:30 P.M. | SATURDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 9:30 P.M. | CLOSED SUNDAY
415.391.1849 | WEBSITE

Tadich has staked its claim as the oldest restaurant in California (it has origins in an 1849 coffee stand), and its traditional, seafood-heavy menu of Gold Rush-era favorites is as accurate a portrait of San Francisco culinary history as you’re likely to find. Appropriately, it’s a fine place to drink, too. The restaurant’s tagline, “The Cold Day Restaurant,” paints an apt picture of Tadich’s appeal; this is the kind of place you want to hunker down on a particularly foggy San Francisco day. The space is a study in heavy, dark woods and white tablecloths—the long, wooden bar is the place to be, whether you’re indulging in an after-work cocktail or a full-on business lunch.

Known For
  • historic
  • full menu
  • day drinking
  • oysters / raw bar
What to drink
House wine, draft beer, a martini, or a Bloody Mary — whatever you think tastes best with Dungeness Crab Louie or a Hangtown Fry.
Financial District
Order a seafood platter or Oysters Rockefeller, for posterity’s sake. The restaurant gets packed most days of the week, but waits are rarely unbearable—they've handled large crowds for quite a while now.