Dalida | Mediterranean Restaurant in San Francisco, CA
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Located inside The Presidio, a National Park Site on the Main Post at 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA, 94129
Wednesday to Sunday
Lunch: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, last reservation at 2pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, last reservation at 9:00 pm
Welcome to Dalida
We built Dalida on the hospitality, culture, fresh ingredients and familiar flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. Our food is best enjoyed shared across the table. The legacy of Istanbul, once Constantinople, is greater than meets the eye. It's the palace and the countryside, the business and cultural capital. It's a little Turkish, a little Greek, Armenian, Jewish, Arabic and Persian. From the Eastern-most to the Western-most point of the Western world, we tell a story of an Istanbul that could have been, a story of the Eastern Mediterranean that manifests itself in San Francisco, a city also built on seven hills, one that welcomes, empowers and celebrates all that want to be here.
We invite guests to follow the principle of “little little in the middle,” savoring an assortment of mezes while enjoying lively conversation with companions.
In addition to sourcing responsibly from nearby farms and purveyors and collaborating with local artists to decorate the restaurant’s interior, the team also works to select products with the lowest ecological footprint. In particular, they are committed to building flexible and plant-forward menus that give diners the option of having a fully vegetable-driven experience. Dalida’s team also strives for full utilization of ingredients, candying spent walnuts from their homemade nocino or making stock from limes that have already been juiced. Products that don’t get used go back into the park’s compost structure and are ultimately used to enrich the community garden where the chefs grow a number of their ingredients. And because they are leasing the space from the Presidio, proceeds from the restaurant also go towards supporting a national park site.
Of course, we put a great deal of thought into the food, beverages, music, design, and all the other details. However, the business of restaurants is all about the people who make it happen, and we put our team at the heart of this concept.
Dalida’s wine program, launching with a curated list of a hundred bottles, focuses on small production family wineries, featuring wines that are produced with mindful farming practices and lower interventional styles. Some are made of grapes that can only be found in their tiny, singular place in the world. While the names and varietals may be new, they still offer a sense of familiarity in the flavors, textures, and aromas that they provide.
The “East-meets-West” disposition also shines through in the restaurant’s bar program under the direction of Evan Williams. Dalida’s cocktails are crafted with ingredients from the Eastern Mediterranean—think spices, yogurts, and preserved fruits—while also incorporating foraged aromatics from the Presidio, including eucalyptus, rose geranium and yerba buena.
Originally from Mexico, Laura has been immersed in the culinary world since an early age. She attended Centro Culinario Ambrosia in Mexico City and continued her education at New York’s Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Following her time at CIA, she worked at prestigious restaurants Caf&e…
Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Sayat earned an Economics degree at Dartmouth College in his early twenties. He then worked in analytics and demand planning, and as a management consultant but it wasn’t until a solo trip through Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia that Sayat began to think about c…
Evan has been bartending in the Bay for over a decade and a half, cutting his teeth at Hard Water, The Beehive, and the James Beard “Outstanding Bar Program” awarded Bar Agricole, among many others. He has worked in bars from Moscow to Bangkok in the intervening years and brings his lov…
Wine Director & AGM
Ruth began her career in restaurants shortly after graduating high school, which quickly sparked a lifelong love of hospitality. At 22 she signed up for her 1st sommelier course and decided then that she would pursue it full-time. Starting out as a server at Aster, she was then connected with the W…
Book An Event
With 6 distinct group dining spaces, Dalida offers a variety of options suitable for any occasion. Our Team would be happy to create an unforgettable experience for your next event. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For all inquiries, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon.
Private Dining, Large Parties, Buyouts, Catering and Full-Service Catering.
Eater | Paolo Bicchieri | Dec 6,2023 | Best New Restaurant of the Year 2023, Bay Area
Michelin | Dec 12, 2023 | Dalida is now Michelin recommended after 6 months in operation
Esquire | Omar Mamoon | Nov 28, 2023 | Best New Restaurant Openings (National)
Chronicle | Dec 30, 2023 | Top 15 Restaurants of 2023
SFist | Jay Barmann | Dec 21, 2023 | Most Delicious Restaurant of the Year 2023
Timeout list | Clara Hogan | Dec 1, 2023 |The best restaurants in San Francisco to check out right now
Where is Dalida located?
Dalida is located in the Presidio. We recommend searching "Dalida SF" on google maps. Click here for directions.
Our address is: 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94129
How do I book a reservation with Dalida?
We look forward to hosting you at Dalida. Please make a reservation on OpenTable here.
OpenTable reflects our true reservations availability. We release reservations 30 days in advance. Alternatively, you're welcome to join us as walk-ins on a first come first serve basis at the bar and lounge area which are a favorite! 5-5:30pm walk-ins are highly recommended.The current walk-in capacity is around 35-40 guests a night.
What are your operation hours?
We are open Wednesday to Sunday, from 5 pm to 9pm. Please note, the last reservation can be made at 9pm. We are happy to accommodate events and buyouts outside of these times. We often host lunch events or dinners on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please submit an event inquiry here for this option.
Do you serve brunch and lunch?
Stay tuned for this option! More updates in 2024.
Do you accept walk-ins?
Yes, the bar and lounge area are first come first serve basis to welcome you for a full dining experience. We highly recommend 5-5:30pm for minimum wait time.The current walk-in capacity is around 35-40 guests a night.
How do I book a large group at Dalida?
Please make a reservation for a group of 4-7 guests online on OpenTable here. For changes to your current reservation please inform us by sending a text message to 415.237.1999
Do you offer private dining or buyouts?
For groups of 8+ and private dining, full restaurant buyout, we encourage you to fill out this form for a more prompt and thorough response. Alternatively, you can email the details of your event here: EVENTS@DALIDASF.COM
Do you have a reservation and credit card policy?
Yes, currently for a group of 5+, we require a credit card for the reservation. In case of any changes to your reservation, please inform us by a text message at 415.237.1999. Reservation can be modified or canceled prior to 24 hours from your reservation time. The charge is $25 per person.
How does Dalida’s waitlist work?
We’d highly recommend setting an alert on OpenTable for future reservations. We receive your request and check the waitlist 24-48 hours in advance and will reach you by sending a text message or calling you to confirm your reservation.
What is the corkage policy?
Corkage is $40 per 750mL bottle, up to two bottles. Corkage will be waived with the purchase of a bottle from our list. Any bottle thereafter will be $60, and will not be waived. A magnum (1500mL) is $80, the equivalent of two bottles.
Do you have outdoor seating?
We are awaiting our heater permit from the Presidio. Please send an email to email@example.com to help us make a case for outdoor seating at Dalida.
Currently, the only option is to pick up drinks from the bar and enjoy them on the patio but that should soon evolve to full service. We don't yet have the exact timeline.
Do you offer take-out?
We are currently focused on our in-house diners. More updates in 2024.
Do you have a dress code?
Smart casual. Come dressed in the fashion that is most comfortable to you
We’re celebrating a birthday, can you do anything special for us?
Please let your server know that you are celebrating and notify us of any special occasions at your time of booking. We appreciate that you chose to dine with us for such an evening. We are always happy to put a candle on a dessert upon request and we promise we won’t sing.
I have an allergy/dietary restrictions. Can I dine at Dalida?
Absolutely, we will always do our best to accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions. However, we do encourage you to use your best judgment as you are the most informed regarding the nature and severity of your dietary needs. Please always make a note of any allergies at your time of booking, and alert your server of any food allergies or aversions when you dine with us at Dalida.
Gluten free diners - Most of the “Ocean” section on the menu as well as three of the four “Land” items are gluten free or can be prepared gluten free. All the vegetable dishes under “Garden” are gluten free or can be prepared gluten free. Many of the entrees will be safe to eat. View menus here.
Vegetarian diners - The entire “Garden” section, Steamed Corn Masa in Grape Leaves, two pasta options and sides. View menus here.
Vegan diners - The entire “Garden” section can be served vegan. Steamed Corn Masa in Grape Leaves and some of the sides are vegan as well. View menus here.
What is included in the chefs’ menu?
This is a family style meal for groups of two and more. A recommendation from Chef Laura and Chef Sayat is to try the chefs' menu for your first visit. You’ll love it! For larger groups, it’s best for groups with no/minimum diet restrictions as it’s difficult to accommodate a family meal for. We look forward to hosting you at Dalida.
Is Dalida Wheelchair accessible?
Yes, we are wheelchair accessible. Please use the walkway directly to the left of the main doorway. Move towards Dalida’s sign and our hosts will be happy to greet and direct you to your table. We also have an elevator at the back side of the building which can be used in case the front patio is closed for a private event.
I want to work at Dalida. How do I submit my application?
Located in the heart of Presidio, we are always looking for passionate and positive food and hospitality candidates to join the team! Candidates must be motivated to further their knowledge in food, wine and hospitality. Please visit our page and apply on Culinary Agents here. Alternatively, visit the “Careers” page on our website and submit your application here. Please include any documents in the body of your email and a paragraph about yourself.
We’d love to have you join our team! Please use the form below to apply. Feel free to send in your resume even if you don't see the position you're looking for listed.
Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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