After years of guest requests, America’s third oldest, continuously operating restaurant, Tadich Grill, is opening on the East Coast in the first quarter of 2015.
The Washington, D.C., location will be on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th Street, NW, at the pulse of the political district, just as the original is in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district.
“The D.C. restaurant will reflect the soul of the original Tadich Grill, but will not be a replica, as original icons cannot be replicated," says general manager Ron Robbins. "We plan to bring the same consistency in quality and attention to detail in food, beverage, service, and ambiance to the district’s power players."
Staying true to its roots, the Tadich Grill tradition of fine seafood and meats grilled over mesquite, established in San Francisco over 165 years ago, will continue in Washington, D.C.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Wil Going, menus will be prepared from scratch and printed daily, serving the freshest seafood, meats, poultry, and produce available. Much like the original, diners will find authentic elements such as artisan glass, mesquite broilers, wines from California vineyards, and those famous white-jacketed servers at the Washington, D.C., location.
“The rich past of Washington, D.C., aligns perfectly with what we wanted for Tadich Grill’s first location on the East Coast," says Rick Powers, managing partner and COO of Tadich Grill Development Company LLC. "We look forward to introducing our West Coast flavor and traditions to our nation’s capital."
Upon opening, the restaurant will offer dinner Monday through Saturday, with lunch service to follow in the subsequent weeks. One distinctive difference is that Tadich Grill in Washington, D.C., will take reservations.