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Dalida, San Francisco, CA

Dalida

4.7
4.7
440 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

8:30 PM


Booked 67 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 440 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Mediterranean

440 Reviews
  1. MaikeS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoy this restaurant each time we come. Lovely food, great location. What spoiled our experience was staff clearly trained to push maximise bottom line, instead of making it a great experience for us, specifically. 'We do not eat a lot of meat' 'you should take the steak, it is excellent'. 'We do not eat a lot of meat'. 'Then you should try the lamb'. Clearly not listening to what we were saying, instead recommending the most expensive dishes on the menu. 'you should order the rice' 'no thank you' 'you should really get the rice' 'no thank you'. It still turned up at the table. Admittedly really lovely, but too much food and starch for our company, didn't appreciate being patronized in that way. Cocktails were ok, not as expected at such an innovative place. Would definitely come back for the food and location, but would be hesitant to ask staff for any advise.

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  2. ronw

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    overpriced, small portions, mediocre service. beautiful room. owners/chefs were lovely and came by to assist. we left almost every dish we ordered ... because it was very mediocre. we had the : - nice bread with dips - pasta dish w/ mushrooms which was very good but very small. - meh beets - meh artichoke, celery root, etc. - turbot at $105 was good but nothing really special and when we asked server how to cut the fish to avoid bones he said, dig in. when i asked do you not know ? He said he'd get chef and chef was great ... super nice, patient, explained dish ... but still for $105 nothing special. - server brought wrong dessert and blamed us for his miscommunication. - server was very hard to get his attention, left dirty dishes sitting in front of us, really lousy service for these kinds of prices.... (all three of us are former wait staff). I'd absolutely skip this place. -

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  3. ErlindaV

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love all the food, the waiters especially Jake, Ethan and Ryan. They are very friendly and really good in customer service. I absolutely recommend this place to our friends and family.

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  4. Cheers

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the first time with 3 friends. We had such a nice experience. Great energy and lively place but not loud. Service was friendly. Explained the menu to us, gave advice about how much to order. Sommelier was friendly and helped us pick a nice bottle of red. Extensive cocktail list as well. Our table had a view of the kitchen which was fun to watch. Nice to see both owners in the kitchen. We did not have one bad dish. Octopus, artichokes, breads and dips (delicious), lamb shank and crab stuffed calamari. Flavors and textures were great. Flavorful but not "spicy hot". Do not miss the fresh baked pita with dips and the saffron rice tahdig.

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  5. Mark

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an outstanding evening. Each course and dish was first rate and delicious. Service was excellent, well timed and super friendly. Throughout the meal we kept commenting about how each dish was so tasty we couldn’t pick a favorite. They all were. The octopus was pretty amazing. We’ll be back for more and we’ll bring friends.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique, creative and delicious! 10/10 no notes. Sit at the counter top- the interactions in and with the kitchen staff adds another layer of enjoyment.

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  7. Moon1972

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve gone 3 times and each time service is not up to par. It’s quite disorganized. Items don’t come out at the right time. Food is lukewarm. Food gets delivered to the wrong table. I have to say they are very apologetic and accommodating, but I would rather have good service then apologies.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. TiffanyF

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delightful! The dishes, design, ambience and hospitality were excellent. My only suggestion is to perhaps work on your champagne pours. Mine were the size of a taste rather than a glass.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. LeahS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delish brunch experience. We ordered the half chicken and Turkish eggs. Their cocktails were amazing, had the picnic with gin.

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  10. Dinner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance was wonderful! The staff was very thoughtful!

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  11. CarolP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, delicious food, warm and attentive service, great lively ambiance. I will come back again and again

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  12. RobertE

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to sit on the porch for a meal. Pretty unique flavors. Loved it!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been wanting to come here for a while with everything we heard and our experience did not disappoint!!! Delicious does not say enough about everything we ate and having my own cultural food with an elevated experience was everything. Also parking was surprisingly convenient and I know I can recommend to people who may have accessibility issues that avoid dining in the city. That won’t be the case here! Highly recommend and will be back as soon as we can

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  14. ChrisL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do the chefs tasting. You won’t regret it! I want the bread everyday for the rest of my life

    1 person found this helpful

  15. JoanneV

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to the restaurant two times. I think it is overrated.

    2 people found this helpful

  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Interesting food options, not too much variety for vegetarians. Surprised by how noisy it was, hard to have a conversation with person across from me.

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  17. SfCissie

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy food! The spreads and pita are amazing. Loved artichoke salad, steak.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a first, lounging and dining with Dalida. The atmosphere, architecture and decor alone are worth a visit. The staff… welcoming, engaging and attentive. Dining… certainly invites me to revisit and share this experience with many more.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, amazing vibe, beautiful decor, easy to park. Chef brought the desserts, which were soooo good, and it was so nice to talk to her and hear the story behind the restorant!

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  20. KathlynQ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, inventive dishes and cocktails. We had a delightful evening. Will be back!

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  21. KathyO

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful restaurant. Delicious food, lovely staff, great vibe. Love this restaurant

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing location, atmosphere, food with top notch service!

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  23. Connie

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had fun sitting at the chef's counter so we could watch everything happening in the kitchen. We did the tasting menu, and while not everything was a hit, there were several highlights. The pita and dips plate was delicious (the pita was probably the best pita we've ever had) as well as the octopus orzo and the saffron tahdig. Service was lovely, and we had a great experience.

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  24. AnaP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was outstanding ! We can’t wait to go back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful space in the Presidio, service was great and the food was outstanding, the baklava was out of this world!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the chefs table, it was a phenomenal experience watching the chefs in ACTION. Shay, our waitress, provided exceptional service, and nice suggestions for our dinner. we would highly suggest trying out the octopus platter, that was so flavorful. Also, the pita bread with three dipping and pickles was another repeat. we would do it all over again loved it. shout out chef Laura 

    1 person found this helpful

  27. JulieN

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful location on a beautiful day! I was hoping we would get Dalida in a “good day” since many of the reviews said they are hit or miss. Unfortunately, our experience was luke warm. We really enjoyed the pita with the sauces (yogurt, hummus, red pepper) and condiments (veggies, olives). The tahdig was really tasty - great flavors and an amazing crunch. The flavors of the fattoush salad were great but the salad was mostly beets and not what we expected. Other dishes including the lamb entry, burger and salad were just okay. My husband and I shared the chicken. The pieces I had were lovely - beautiful crisp skin, moist meat. My husbands pieces were undercooked. When we pointed this out to the waitress, she said that’s the way it’s supposed to be. She did offer to take it off the bill, then forgot, so we had to ask her again. The service was okay. No one was rude - - but no one was warm and welcoming either. Glad we tried it but don’t think we’ll go back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First trip to the space since becoming Dalida - glad to see the layout and ambiance did not change love the kitchen chef seating area always a delight to watch the kitchen staff prepare food. We ordered the lamb ribs the gem salad and the chicken with french fries side. All the food was excellent and the Moscow mule the bar made was delicious. Wait staff was very attentive so all in all a good time - only draw back was the saffron rice which we had to send back because the menu did not indicate it contained sour cream.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Bread and dip fabulous. The rest of the food mediocre and way overpriced. Inside a racket. Outside pleasant. Service was perfunctory.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite place to belly up to the bar and enjoy fantastically crafted cocktails and great food.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service to go with incredible food. Many familiar flavors in new unexpected ways. Could not recommend more.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dalida staff provided a magical experience for my Mom on her 86th birthday. She loved the tasting menu - and the consideration and special dessert! We will be back.

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  33. Maria

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We're lucky to have such a thoughtful restaurant in San Francisco. The grilled turbot was exquisite. The hardworking staff was appreciated. The wine and raki were lovely.

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  34. WilliamM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful location, safe parking, gorgeous Presideo views and a lovely old building. We sat with a view of the kitchen and were mesmerized by the staff cooking. Amazing wine list, excellent wine team!!! We tasted some really amazing and special wines. We absolutely love the food. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly and exceeded our very high San Francisco expectations. On top of that the prices were very reasonable for a restaurant at this level. Celebrated our anniversary and we couldn't have found a better place!

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  35. Luv2eatwell

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive and thoughtful staff. Wonderful room. And amazing food.

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  36. Allgood

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Opening time is 11:30 a.m. I arrive from Oakland I would like to use the powder room at 11:15 a.m. but staff tell me doors open at opening time. I would say inconsiderate policy . Lovely restaurant, great staff and view. As a native of SF I love SF

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, ambience and the general vibe are exceptional! Can’t wait to return.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend dinning at Dalida, Chefs Laura & Sayat along with their team create an amazing dinning experience! Service is impeccable, the food is flavorful/spot on/creative/delicious. If possible, when making your reservation for a party of 2, 3 or 4 request the kitchen counter!

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  39. Vive

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Why 2 stars? For the front of house staff, specifically the hostess with the dark hair. We were excited to brunch here after many friends shared positive experiences. Michelin nod blah blah blah. We arrived ahead of the expected busy brunch crowd with 4 guests. I received soooo many restaurant messages letting me know of the Presidio pop-up the same day and to make sure to be on time. Then they realized they provided the wrong date of the pop-up on their message and sent more messages. Really organized! First red flag. The waitstaff were attentive at first and then they weren’t when it started getting busy. I could overhear our waitperson apologize to the table next to us for the extended wait time to take their order. The food was coursed appropriately and arrived timely so a plus for the kitchen staff. At least the bar manager came over to ask how our drinkers were. (Btw- less ice! Only 4 sips of the Bloody Mary and the rest was ice…worst than watered down!) As we were finishing up the main course, we tried to get the attention of our waitperson to no avail. She would see us and nod her head but then didn’t stop by. We wanted to wrap up our lunch with some coffee and (birthday) dessert. We finally ordered coffee and dessert. Taking our last bite, we again tried to get our waitstaff’s attention but nothing. Suddenly, the greeter from the front (with dark hair) showed up abruptly with our bill and RUDELY told us we exceeded time. They had other guests waiting for our table and to pay our bill immediately to leave. What?!? We’ve been trying to flag our waitperson for 45 mins. And that is how they blame the guests for their short staffed brunch resources. Soft opening passed so no excuses. No one else came by to ask how we were doing and kindly find out why it was taking so long to move things along. A happy fun brunch turned into bad taste at the end. I don’t recommend this restaurant unless you want bad service and be blamed for their failure to staff appropriately.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The pita and dips were the highlight! Service was excellent and I felt the waiter gave good advice on portions and recommendations. Would be a good spot to take someone new to middle eastern cuisine as it was different but accessible

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Dalida is rated 4.7 stars by 440 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 67 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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