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Tadich Grill, the best lunch ever!

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EileenPearl Aug 18, 2008 05:19 PM

Taking the day off of work with a quick BART ride to SF was the best summer mini-vacation ever! We had a fabulous lunch at Tadich Grill and then went shopping. Bloody marys were easy to drink at the bar, with the friendliest service ever, really set the mood!

After only a short wait of 10 minutes, we were seated and I ordered the crab legs saute and my husband, the crab louie and red chowder. We had a French waiter named Noel, who was outstanding -- evidently, he just started working there and he was extra polite, charming and helpful. He was a delight!

I actually watched my crab legs transfer from the the saute pan to the plate and to my table within 10 seconds (I was at the last table in the back; closest to the kitchen). I'm a real believer that perfect temperature always makes food taste best, and I so appreciate food being delivered that way. It's one of my main gripes with so many restaurants; food not served hot enough.

I highly recommend Tadich Grill for locals, and for summer tourists. I saw an unusually large amount of European tourists today in SF, and I really hope that they will get a chance to sample this SF gem on their vacation.

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    lisette Aug 18, 2008 07:34 PM

    I too recently had a lovely lunch at Tadich. I was alone and easily got a seat at the bar. I ordered a cioppino and a glass of chardonnay. Service was perfectly fine. Cioppino was delicious and with the garlic bread that comes with it, more than I could finish. The chardonnary was delightful. All in all, a good start to a day of shopping and spa!

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      OldTimer Aug 18, 2008 09:28 PM

      Just to expand your horizons a bit, next time try the sand dabs at Sam's.

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        mpalmer6c Aug 19, 2008 08:35 PM

        Yes, I was going to suggest that anyone who likes Tadich will also like Sam's.

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        Beach Chick Aug 19, 2008 12:52 AM

        Huge fan of Tadich Grill and its on my hit list for lunch again in a couple of weeks..can't wait!

        1. Civil Bear Aug 19, 2008 09:36 AM

          Mmmm...I have got to get back for another mesquite grilled halibut steak...mmm...and that tarter sauce...

          1. rworange Aug 19, 2008 08:11 PM

            Thanks. I think that's the first mention I've seen of the crab leg sautee.

            There was a mention in Michael Bauer's blog that Drew Nieporent, of the recently closed Rubicon, his Tribeca Grill in NY was inspired by Stars and Tadich Grill.

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            Tadich Grill
            240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

            1. kare_raisu Aug 19, 2008 08:15 PM

              tadich rules, patrale all the way

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                Beach Chick Aug 19, 2008 09:39 PM

                Exactly kare_raisu..

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                  Beach Chick Aug 19, 2008 09:42 PM

                  That's why I have you tagged as 'people I'm reading'
                  love how you roll..

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