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Tadich grill ...YES or NO

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

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  1. 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!!!

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

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      1. re: kimchee

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

        1. re: Joe

          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

        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

          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.

        2. YES YES YES.

          1. 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.

            Jim