Tadich Grill, the old-school San Francisco restaurant that opened its first location outside of the California in 2015, has served its last surf and turf plate in the District.
The expense account-friendly restaurant is shuttering after less than three years at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, an employee in San Francisco confirmed late January 16. Trying to book an Open Table reservation on the D.C. location’s still active website leads to a screen that reads it’s “permanently closed.”
There are a “bunch of reasons” for its demise the West Coast-based employee tells Eater before declining to comment further. One glaring issue the restaurant has faced in the past year is a decades-old family feud tied to allegations of racism that’s cost the D.C. location millions of dollars.
There were some rumblings this month that the restaurant “might be in trouble”; it’s already been closed for over a week due to damage from cold-weather temperatures, according to a sign on the door and a building rep.
The flagship West Coast location, which remains open, is more than 150 years old.
The closure of the mahogany-laden eatery could benefit a hospitality professional on the hunt for spacious digs: the local branch of Tadich Grill boasts 175 seats in the main dining room, 16 bar seats and 20 lounge seats, plus a large private dining room and private patio.