Tadich Grill restaurant in San Francisco, California, on Sunday, February 22, 2011.

October 1: Tadich Grill Opens in DC

After 167 years, America’s third oldest, continuously operating restaurant, Tadich Grill, will  open its doors here in DC on Thursday, October 1 at the corner of 10th and Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. (1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,  Washington, D.C. 20004).

Tadich Grill’s history dates back to 1849, during California’s famed Gold Rush, when three Croatian immigrants set up a coffee stand on Long Wharf in San Francisco. They served fresh fish grilled over mesquite, to the merchants, sailors, and argonauts that frequented the pier, a technique that the San Francisco restaurant still utilizes today. Over a century and a half later, that coffee stand is now one of the world’s most iconic restaurants, exemplifying tradition, longevity, and history.

Staying true to its roots, the Tadich Grill tradition of fine seafood and meats grilled over mesquite, established in San Francisco, 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.

Starting with dinner, and later offering lunch once they get their legs, we’ll have to see if this historic restaurant can thrive in a location that has claimed death to many a restaurant over the years.

We plan to be at the opening…stay tuned for more!

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