Did you guys know that this is the oldest restaurant not only in SF, but in all of California?
What started off as a coffee stand during the Gold Rush is now one of the most popular restaurants in the bay. When you walk in, you get teleported back in time into an old school tavern-like restaurant and get greeted by waiters dressed up in white jackets. They’ll give you change for parking if you ask, check in on you in a timely manner, and even make jokes with you. I ordered the food for me and my boyfriend while he was filling up our meter, and the waiter said, “Wow, that’s a lot of food for one person! Are you sure you can finish all that?” (harharhar)
If it was just the complimentary sourdough bread they gave and this cup of clam chowder, yes I would’ve been able to finish it all by myself. Creamy, thick, and overloaded with clams, the clam chowder was delicious and very filling.
I probably wouldn’t order this again because although I liked the amount of baby scallops they gave, this dish was just okay. The sauce wasn’t flavorful and the ravioli was nothing special because it was just filled with cheese.
The cioppino comes with a generous amount of clams, mussels, baby shrimp, prawns, crab meat, and white fish with two slices of warm buttery garlic bread. Although the quality of the seafood was good, we wished the broth was more thick because it was pretty watery. The garlic bread tasted wonderful soaked up with the broth.
We originally wanted to go to Sotto Mare for their cioppino but they were closed that day, which was the reason why we came to Tadich Grill. I’d come back here for their clam chowder but would recommend going somewhere else for cioppino!
240 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111