Tadich Grill

Frequently asked questions

Over the course of a century and a half, Tadich Grill has developed clear-cut policies and procedures.  The consistent application of these policies and procedures ensures the highest quality dining experience for our guests.  Through earthquakes, fires and occasional relocations, we have never wavered from these, our Tadich Grill traditions.

What are your hours of operation?

We are open Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm and Saturday from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  We serve the same menu throughout the day, without closing between lunch and dinner.  While we close our doors at 9:30 pm, we continue to take care of our guests until they are ready to depart for the evening.

Do you take reservations?

No.

We are a restaurant where everyone has the opportunity to dine. We feel it is unreasonable to expect our customers to book reservations months in advance, and therefore prefer to keep it simple. Show up with your party complete and you will eat! At peak times the wait can approach 60 minutes, but our average wait during prime dining windows is 20 to 40 minutes. That is just enough time for a Martini, Old Fashioned, glass of wine, or beverage of your choice. Come in, put your name on the list, and we will seat you as soon as possible. People watching makes the wait pass quickly.  Our guests comment that observing an evening at Tadich Grill is entertainment in itself.  

Do you seat partial parties?

No.

Our restaurant only seats 110 people at a time, but the seats turn quickly. Our ability to keep the dining room moving is highly dependent upon seating parties that are ready to eat; this means having all members of the party present. If your party is not yet all present, you are not penalized, you just remain at the top of the queue until they arrive. We then make sure you get the next table available for your party. We feel this is the fairest way to manage the demand for seats, while ensuring satisfaction to a greater number of our guests. Once your party is seated, Tadich Grill servers will provide quick and efficient service, the kitchen will produce quality food in a timely manner and the bus staff will clear and reset tables quickly for our waiting guests.  You will enjoy observing the orchestration of this restaurant, from the moment you arrive until the time you depart.

What’s the best time to arrive to minimize my wait for a table?

We typically run a lunch wait from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and a dinner wait from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm daily.  The shortest wait time is between lunch and dinner; between 2:00pm and 5:30pm.  Be sure the first member of your party to arrive puts the name on the list. Your party will be seated once, a) the name reaches the top of the list, b) your entire party is on premise, ready to dine, and c) a table is available.

Can I eat at the bar?

Absolutely!

The long counter is extended into the bar at lunch, to provide more food service. The front bar is usually reserved for guests to enjoy a cocktail while waiting for the rest of their party and / or their table to open up.  The 20 seat counter begins at the brass rail and is available from open to close.  Full food and beverage service is always available at the counter.

Do you have separate lunch and dinner menus?

No.

Tadich Grill offers the same menu from open to close. The "Today’s Specials" section of the menu is designed primarily for lunch but is also available to our dinner guests. There are inexpensive alternatives for lunch and Tadich Grill is the best dinner value in the city.  

Do you accept credit cards? Checks?

Tadich Grill accepted only gold nuggets, coin or cash from 1849 until 1990. We now accept VISA and MasterCard but not American Express.  We do not accept checks, with the exception of Travelers Checks (with proper identification.)