Oct 15, 2009

Tadish Grill, San Francisco CA - October 13

Rating - 10.00

We had a customer to take out for drinks after work and headed to the hotel bar across the street from Wells Fargo, but there were no seats at the bar or tables. So we headed out for a walk.....I am always "up" for trying a new spot to have a beer.

We wandered into the Tadish and found 3 seats at the bar around 5:30 pm. This is a classic spot, been there since the 1850s and I don't think much has changed. At part of the long circular bar you can eat and drink, and at our spots you could drink.

Excellent bartender, friendly, good drinks, and good conversation....but not too overbearing. Easy for the three of us to chat, and we all had a cup of soup. I had the Clam Chowder and it was EXCEPTIONAL -- so good I wanted another.

We stayed for about an hour, and after several cocktails and the soups the check was under $100 (hard to believe I didn't have to pay).

We did ask if we could have dinner where we sat, and the answer was only for apps, and the wait was 20 minutes (they don't take reservations).......so we headed out to find another spot....