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Tadich grill ...YES or NO

arly Feb 22, 2006 06:44 PM

Should we make a special point of going here ? Tell me your experiences please.

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    DavidT Feb 22, 2006 06:59 PM

    There have been probably 40 or 50 posts on the Tadich Grill made here over the past 3-6 months. If you go back to the chowound.com homepage and do a search for Tadich, you should be able to access most of those comments. I am sure you will find them helpful.

    In my opinion....YES!!!

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      kimchee Feb 22, 2006 07:16 PM

      Yes - go for the cioppino, a beer, & the old time atmosphere.

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      1. re: kimchee
        Joe Feb 22, 2006 09:25 PM

        I agree that you should give it try just for the cioppino, it is spectacular.

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          JudiAU Feb 22, 2006 09:59 PM

          I finally had cioppino yesterday and it was spectacular. With a crab cocktail to start, it made a perfect lunch for two.

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        Robert Lauriston Feb 22, 2006 07:18 PM

        It's not the best seafood in San Francisco, but for the overall experience including ambiance, history, and style, it's hard to beat.

        Some people favor the nearby and similar Sam's Grill.

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          nooodles Feb 22, 2006 08:51 PM

          I like Tadich a bit more just because of the cool old-timey bar that dominates the main room. You don't really get more retro than either Sam's or Tadich, though. Be careful what you order (stick to cioppino, fried seafood, petrale sold, sand dabs) and you'll be fine. It's an "experience," but it's also not at all bad food.

          Sam's does a nice dry vodka martini, if you are so inclined.

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          Niki Rothman Feb 22, 2006 09:44 PM

          YES YES YES.

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            Jim Feb 23, 2006 12:28 AM

            This is a great place - historical, with excellent food. The wait staff is outstanding - men waiters that have been there for over 20+ years, average. This is the epitome of the old San Francisco dining experience. Don't miss it. The food is fresh, preparation is superb, presentation is great and the service is efficient and professional. They take no reservations so it's best to avoid the peak dining hours.


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              Pia Feb 23, 2006 12:47 AM

              I second nooodles' opinion. Do, certainly go! Such places are disappearing fast. But stick to the things they do well: the cioppino is excellent! And the sand dabs and fried or sauteed crab legs are very good. And don't expect cutting edge, lovingly prepared sides. The place is genuinely old-fashioned, for better or worse--down to the overcooked, slapped-on-the-plate veggies.

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                Monty Feb 23, 2006 09:22 AM

                All I can add is YES!!!! Before we moved here it was the first stop everytime we returned. Wouldn't start anyplace else.

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                  Michael Rodriguez Feb 23, 2006 09:26 AM

                  Of course you should eat there. I think the petrale is wonderful, as is their tartar sauce.

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                    eliciare Sep 30, 2006 05:13 PM

                    We had a really lovely dinner at Tadich's last night. I reccommend the chowder, and also anything that you can slap some of that tartar sauce on. The atmosphere - and the service (surprise?) was great.

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                      niki rothman Sep 30, 2006 07:05 PM

                      Of course, YES. This is where I go on my birthday.

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