Top 5 Seafood Restaurants In Financial District – No.1 – Tadich Grill – 94111 – US

Top 5 Seafood Restaurants In Financial District – No.1 – Tadich Grill – 94111 – US

Top 5 Seafood Restaurants In Financial District – No.1 – Tadich Grill – 94111 – US

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Categories: SeafoodAmerican (Traditional)  

240 California St
(between Front St & Battery St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District

(415) 391-1849



Health Score: 
89 out of 100
Mon-Fri 11 am – 9:30 pmSat 11:30 am – 9:30 pm

Good for Kids:

 NoAccepts Credit Cards:



CasualGood for Groups:


Price Range:

 $$$ Takes Reservations:



YesWaiter Service:

YesOutdoor Seating:


NoGood For:

Lunch, Dinner


 Full BarNoise Level:


ClassyHas TV:


NoWheelchair Accessible:

YesAbout Tadich GrillSuppose you had some out-of-town visitors, and they asked you to take them to a “traditional, authentic San Francisco restaurant.” You could do no better than to take them to Tadich Grill, which is not only San Francisco’s, but also California’s, oldest restaurant. But you need to warn them: Tadich Grill takes no reservations and is usually packed at lunchtime and dinnertime, Monday through Saturday.

Your guests may very well have to stand in line waiting for a table. If they are famous, important, or influential people, they will still have to wait, and may very well be standing next to some of the city’s business or political leaders, or other local celebrities.

Tadich Grill Today

When guests walk into Tadich Grill today, they’ll see on the right, a long wooden bar stretching from the front door back to the kitchen. The stools at the bar are always occupied with diners. On the left side, a row of tables with starched white tablecloths outline the bar. On each one there is a bowl of lemon quarters. Further into the restaurant, built into the wall, are alcoves with booths large enough for six patrons. Dark wood paneling with large mirrors cover the walls and Art Deco brass and milk-glass light fixtures hang from the fifteen-foot ceiling.

Tadich Grill is essentially a seafood restaurant and has been for over 160 years. Twice a day (and sometimes all afternoon), the place bustles as waiters serve aromatic dishes bearing last night’s catch, broiled, sautéed, or grilled. It is noisy, yes. But unlike some popular spots, it’s not so noisy that you can’t have a conversation with your companions. If you’d been to Tadich Grill a century ago, it would hardly have looked any different. Back then, customers left happy and returned frequently, just like they still do. chef


Since the 1920’s, there have been only seven Head Chefs at Tadich Grill. Mitch Buich became Head Chef in 1924. His brother Louie shared chef duties with Mitch until 1953. Mitch retired in 1961 and was followed by Dominic Ivelich, who began working for John Tadich in 1912. Dominic retired on January 21, 1966, and was succeeded by David “Garo” Sokitch, who remained until the same date in 1982. “Garo” Sokitch’s successor was John Canepa. When John retired in 1996, Fritz Braker took the position as Head Chef until 2003. Rajko Marin has been the Head Chef since 2003 after working as Sous Chef since 1981 for Chef’s Sokitch, Canepa, and Braker. Chef Marin has clearly brought the best of all previous Tadich Grill Chef’s to the plate, carrying a tenure of 32 years with the restaurant.

Menu for Tadich Grill



Fried Calamari, Tartar And Cocktail Sauce

  • 14.95

Manila Clams, Steamed Or Garlic Butter

One Dozen 10.95
Two Dozen 21.95

Smoked Trout Filet, Garnish

  • 11.25

Smoked King Salmon, Garnish

  • 12.95

Tadich Platter

Medley of crab legs, oysters*, prawns, marinated herring, smoked, salmon, smoked trout, calamari salad, tomatoes, anchovies, capers, garnish

For Two 24.75



Black Bean

Cup 6.50
Bowl 8.50
Cup 7.50
Bowl 9.00

Clam Chowder

Boston or coney island

Cup 6.50
Bowl 8.50

Clam Chowders

Clam broth

Cup 6.50
Bowl 7.00

Salads – Small

choice of dressing: italian vinaigrette, louie, house creamy french or bleu cheese

Sliced Tomato, Anchovies, Vinaigrette

  • 9.95

Sliced Tomato, Bay Shrimp

  • 14.75

Sliced Tomato, Dungeness Crab Or Prawns

  • 17.95

Sliced Tomato Quartet

Prawn, crab, shrimp, anchovy

  • 17.95

Lettuce With Sliced Avocado

  • 8.95

Hearts Of Lettuce Or Romaine

  • 8.95

Seafood – Charcoal Broiled

seafood cooked rare by request only bones, and high levels of mercury, may be found in all seafood. eat at your own risk. served with steak fries, vegetable of the day, and tartar sauce

Rex Sole

Boned on request

  • 23.75

Fresh Alaskan Wild Halibut Steak

  • 32.75




Hot or cold

  • 8.95


Hot or cold

  • 8.95

Mushroom Saute

  • 8.25


Plain, creamed or sauteed with garlic

  • 8.95

Blue Lake String Beans

Plain or sauteed with garlic

  • 8.25

Green Peas Or Vegetable Of The Day

  • 8.25




in white wine and mushrooms, with rice and vegetable of the day



Chocolate Mousse Torte

  • 8.50

Cheese Cake

  • 7.50

Apple Galette

Served warm or cold

  • 7.50

Black Magic Layer

  • 8.50

Baked Apple

Served chilled

  • 6.50

What’s Popular Here?

Clam Chowder

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