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Dalida, San Francisco, CA

Dalida

4.6
4.6
292 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Beautiful Modern Mediterranean restaurant by Chefs Laura and Sayat (Star Chefs and San Fransisco Chronicle Rising Stars) at the Main Parade Lawn in the heart of the Presidio National Park. The restaurant's menus feature Presidio-inspired seasonal craft cocktails, a progressive wine menu, and a cuisine that balances the comfort of familiar Mediterranean flavors with California sensibilities.

In cohesion with the Presidio National Park, the design features soft, natural colors; repurposed furniture items from the Presidio; and a mural and a hand-drawn wall paper by Bay Area artist Emily Parkinson. Diners can enjoy a patio with a view of Alcatraz; an intimate private dining room; a lofty main dining room surrounded by windows on two sides; a cozy bar that is a local favorite; and an open-concept kitchen counter with counter seats and high tables.


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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Californian, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 237-1999
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Laura and Sayat
  • Catering
    Coming soon!
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant's various spaces are available for individual bookings as well as buy-outs 7 days a week. Reach out to events@dalidasf.com for more information.Spaces available include an intimate lounge, the bar, private dining room, kitchen counter, and main dining room.
  • Neighborhood
    Presidio
  • Cross street
    Sheridan Ave and Montgomery St. <br /><br />Please make to map Presidio.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Pershing Square as well as Presidio Transit Center are a short walk away from the restaurant. <br /><br />If you're mapping ride sharing apps, it's best to map Dalida as there are two Montgomery Streets in San Francisco.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Mediterranean

292 Reviews
  1. Josh

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not very tasty. Service was slow. I won’t be coming back.

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  2. Lauren

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dalida has become one of my favorite restaurants in the entire Bay Area. The food is innovative and so tasty. I can't wait to go back again!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This might be the best restaurant in San Francisco currently. Each dish was so intentional. I will recommend this to all my friends.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible experience. Every dish was delicious and some of the best service in the city.

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  5. BayArea

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location---arrive early and stroll through Tunnel Tops. Nice ambiance. Attentive, friendly, competent service. Excellent food, something a little different.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is excellent. We sat at the chef table and it was very noisy. Fun to watch the food being prepared.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    - aleppo chicken was amazing. definitely get it!!! - fish dish was delicious but has bones. beware. - napoleon style baklava was a miss for me. much prefer the delicious chocolate pistachio baklava at troya on fillmore st. - breaking bread was absolutely delicious. our whole table agreed it was the best pita we’ve ever had. - our server was unfortunately not very attentive and it was a very frustrating experience trying to flag her down throughout the night. she gave us the impression that she didn’t want to be there, which was not a very good experience to receive. - runners dropping the food seem not very confident or well trained. speak up with confidence! it’s hard to hear in the incredibly energetic and as a result, VERY loud

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  8. Danielle

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our experience at Dalia! The ambiance was energetic and the food was delicious. The service was kind and we did not feel rushed in between courses. My husband and I always rate meals when we are done and both aligned that Dalidas is a “must return to” on our growing list of restaurants we’ve tried in the Bay Area!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu with lots of tasty choices. The service was great and ambience was nice.

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  10. DJ617

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wow! Sit at the Chef’s counter and order the Chef’s menu for a delightful experience. The kitchen was a super chill, well oiled machine of people doing amazing things. The food just got better and better as it came out. There was plenty! We were there because they made the list for the 14 best Martini’s in San Francisco. We’ll go back for more of what they offer. Outstanding food/drinks in a wonderful setting!

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  11. RobertB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great flavors and team equaled by the service and attention.

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  12. Lauren

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, what an incredible location! Between the gorgeous Presidio, wonderful host staff (shout-out to Annalise, who was stellar!), and the to-die-for food, our visit to Dalida was a 10/10. The cuisine is comparable to what we've experienced during our travels, leaving us thoroughly impressed. It's evident why they've caught the attention of many outlets, including Michelin and other top US guide awards. We will definitely be returning soon! Thanks for everything.

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  13. AntoniaC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. Go with a group of friends so you can savor lots of items from the menu (even tho the room is noisy). As always the pita is exceptional and a not-to-miss item. The drinks were great too and very complimentary to the food. Can't wait to go back.

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  14. CoolDoood

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the chef's menu and it was a wonderful introduction to the many items on the menu.

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  15. Robert

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a wonderful experience at Dalida…amazing food, atmosphere, and service!

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  16. Lisa

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I've been to in a long long time.

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  17. FoodieGal

    San Francisco

    102 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    In all honesty, we enjoyed ourselves, but were underwhelmed given all the hype. Our server was very kind, but the meal started off a bit rocky...we ordered drinks, then she came back and took our order for "starters," and within five minutes ALL the starters arrived before we even had drinks. The server from the kitchen said "I hate it when this happens," - us too. It's really frustrating when the server says they will pace your meal, and they don't. And then the delivery crew stood there waiting for us to make room on the table for everything. For a restaurant at this price point that is supposedly in the running for a Michelin star, this was just really, really irritating. This was also really disruptive as we were trying to settle in with our friends. Another service point that was frustrating was that not once did the server ask "Do you have any dietary restrictions?" This has become common place in good service. We did inform her, but then items were always placed in the wrong place. As far as the food was concerned, it was good, but not exceptional as it had been written up many times in the Chronicle. The bread that came with "Breaking Bread" was amazing...but it would have been appropriate to have two pieces for four people. The entrees were good, but served warm not hot, and were again, just kind of dumped on our table. We had to ask what was what. All in all, we had a nice time because we enjoyed our friends and there were a couple of stand out items like the bread and Persian rice. But it's not someplace we will be rushing to return to.

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  18. SanMateoFoodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic but our server was terrible - not responsive and didn't do a good job of guiding us through the menu and ordering the right quantities for a party of 6.

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  19. LouisB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This experience was disappointing. We were looking forward to dinner here as we had to book out almost a month prior. Everyone was very friendly and we enjoyed meeting the chef who circulated through. However, the service was shaky and needs some improvement. Cocktails tasted great but came after the appetizers. Most of the food was tasty though the timing and portions were uneven. We ordered the Chefs Table for Four and told the waiter that one of us was pescatarian and that the other three liked lamb. He came and said that they would charge $15 more for the one. OK. The appetizers were very tasty and came quickly, in a flood and the plates filled the table. Before we were half way through them, the "first course" came. it was like more appetizers and one of the two salads was tasty and the other bland. After a wait the "main course" came. It was one whole fish - Turbot - some rice and some very spicy cauliflower. Unlike the appetizers, the portions were small; The fish had no more than 5 oz of flesh. Most of it was fat and bone. There was no lamb. And then they brought two regular size deserts for four. The wine was outstanding - taste and value. We won't go back.

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  20. ReenaM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks. We had a great time. This is a gem.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so happy we ordered the chefs table menu…over the top and we didn’t have to make any decisions! We will def be back and go with the chefs table again…just go!!

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  22. MEOD

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is perfect! The food spectacular, the service top-notch, wine list full and fun, ample parking readily available, outdoor views stupendous! The historic significance of their building, used as a late 1800s Army barracks in The Presidio of SF, is respected and updated to perfection. The only fault I can think of to put on this place is that it was a bit too noisy for comfortable conversation-perhaps some sound deadeners strategically placed are in order.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, ambiance, and service at this place were amazing! Highly recommend sharing dishes family style so you can enjoy more of the menu. Standout dishes for me were breaking bread and kayseri manti. Great wine selection as well!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was EXCELLENT as was service. Noise level was too loud due to poor acoustics. But I’ll return for sure. Delicious!!!

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  25. mauriceh

    Indiana

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening at Dalida. The four of us shared some small plates, salads, and two of the larger dishes, with some sides. All were outstanding! Highly recommend going!

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  26. Connor

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started with Breaking Bread and now I feel we’ll be compelled to get it every time; each component was a complete delight and yet the muhammara still stood out. Tahdig was creative and light and the sea fare was delicious and perfectly balanced: the saffron still shined through! Kayseri Manti lamb dumplings was impressive and amusing; we tried the dumplings without the sauce and they were killer by themselves and then that amazing flavor is nearly masked by the equally enjoyable tomato sauce/garlic yogurt. We had several other items which were similarly superlative. 10/10 and honestly would have paid like 50% more for that meal.

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  27. GordonC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were two and ordered the prix fixe menu. Food was well prepared with distinct flavors. The dishes complemented each other across savory, piquant, sweet pairings. The wait person could improve with better description or presentation upon service.

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  28. randyy

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The Space is very stark and unwelcoming. The food was inventive but every plate was luke warm to cold. Wine selection very good. We were a bit disappointed as we heard so much about this place!

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  29. AnneL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We two ladies greatly enjoyed our evening. We sat at the bar that surrounds the chefs, which is fun. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was great and we brought quite a lot home. (We ordered too much.)

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  30. Lulusf

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! After reading reviews and the menu I had high expectations but the experience exceeded those by far! Just spectacular, from the warm service to the incredible food! The space was familiar from our many times at the Commissary, but felt more generous in both size and style. We tried most of the menu and loved everything we ordered. It is worth the wait to get a reservation!

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  31. 21fun

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Memorable, outstanding meal and expert service. Watching the chefs’ deft work was a pleasure.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience! Unique preparations different from Mediterranean /Turkish dishes we’ve ever had before - so delicious! Four of us had Chef’s menu and it was. A great choice because we were able to sample a LOT of different small dishes.

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  33. Angela

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A totally wonderful dining experience from the fabulous energy and ambience, and superb service to the divine cocktails and interesting and delicious cuisine. No wonder it’s so hard to get a res - this is one of the best new restaurants in SF in many years

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  34. Diner13

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service: efficient, helpful, friendly. Food was excellent: appetizers--nice flavors, aromatic but not sharp (octopus, pita with spreads, lamb riblets, pork cheek) meat dishes--well-seasoned, very tender (lamb shoulder, steak) sides--mild flavors, good accomp. to mains (baked pasta, rice cake) desserts--not extremely sweet or heavy, nice ending to meal (almond tart, hazelnut mahlebi) Ambience--casual, comfortable, with good spacing between tables (plus Presidio setting is lovely

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  35. Toby

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulously professional hospitality, food, service, setting …it does NOT get better than this experience! Kudos Dalida team Can’t wait to return

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  36. MichaelR

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service interesting wines very well prepared and innovative food. Definite repeater.

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  37. MatthewC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, service was attentive but not overly so.

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  38. Jeff

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A terrific special celebration experience! Entire family event with the kids. Great food, great service, and a great time. Thank you!

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  39. JenH

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ate was delicious (bread with dips, meat kebabs, lamb chops, crispy rice). We will do the Chef's tasting next time. Love that our server advised us on how many plates to order and didn't push us to over order. We really relied on her expertise to guide us on our food choices and she nailed it. The glass of red wine she suggested paired very well with the lamb. Food was expedited at a good clip but we didn't feel rushed. Decor was pretty and calming. Love the way the restroom smelled and the chirping birds. The table spacing was great in that we weren't hearing every bit of the conversations next to us. We can't wait to return, so happy this gem is in the Presidio!

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  40. Teopeaks

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and service. Would love to go again before dark, to fully appreciate the beauty of the Presidio.

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FAQs

Dalida is rated 4.6 stars by 292 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Google Map for Dalida

101 Montgomery St Suite #100, San Francisco, CA 94129

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sheridan Ave and Montgomery St. <br /><br />Please make to map Presidio.
  • Neighborhood
    Presidio
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Californian, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Pershing Square as well as Presidio Transit Center are a short walk away from the restaurant. If you're mapping ride sharing apps, it's best to map Dalida as there are two Montgomery Streets in San Francisco.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Laura and Sayat
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 237-1999
  • Catering
    Coming soon!
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant's various spaces are available for individual bookings as well as buy-outs 7 days a week. Reach out to events@dalidasf.com for more information.Spaces available include an intimate lounge, the bar, private dining room, kitchen counter, and main dining room.
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