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1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
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Ranked #183 of 5,040 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Californian, Café, Fusion
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Franklin & Gough
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English first
San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I have fond memories of Zuni which includes meeting Judy many years ago. I have a doh eared copy of the cookbook and love the roasted chicken recipe. Having said that I was disappointed by a recent visit the first after Judy's untimely demise. Except for shoestring fries all dishes were disappointing - the burger and pizza were left half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Must haves: Clam Chowder Rabbit MahiMahi Great ambiance, we sat on the lower level next to the kitchen. Our server was well versed in the food language.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A friend of mine proposed me this iconic restaurant in the Market Street and I must admit, that everything in this restaurant complies with its reputation. Well trained and friendly service, good wine recommendation and of course excellent food. The visit was worth every penny we spend. To recommend without limitation.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I heard great things of this cafe but were disappointed. The ambience was cool with art displayed on walls but it was not romantic due to the noise level and servers constantly walking by us through the night. We ordered a $30 fish dish that was fresh but completely bland. Our polenta tasted just like grits with... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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232 reviews 232 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a very special restaurant. I think I do understand why some people are not excited about Zuni Cafe: it's because of their very minimalistic, reduced to the core style of cooking, which at first sight lets you think: is THIS really it?! And then you try the food....and THAT's it, really! It's very impressive to see how much... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Despite the recent loss of famed Chef Judy Rodgers, Zuni is as wonderful as ever. Casual fare and cocktails in the bar, more elegant fare in the dining room. Both options equally satisfying! Zuni has 4 classics that, to me, are irresistible. The polenta topped with a dollop of mascarpone is heaven. The caesar is perfect every time. Judy's roast... More 

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New York, NY
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm not from San Francisco but when I'm in town I almost always meet up with friends here. It's been around for years and in my opinion has been a 5 star place the entire time. Whether we just hang at the bar or sit down for dinner, service is always friendly and never rushed. The food is outstanding and... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had dinner at Zuni again recently with a friend. We were dining light so I had the classic Zuni Cafe caesar salad (I swear, it's consistently been the best Caesar salad anywhere in the world for the decades I've been eating at ZC), polenta, and the flourless chocolate cake.It was all excellent, as it always has been at ZC. Keep... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

than eat at Zuni Cafe. Classic Italian, French and Mediterranean fare perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Superb oyster list. Excellent cocktails and wine list. Everything done right all the time. Some many delicious classics on the menu that you need to try them all, anchovies, Caesar, roast chicken, show strings etc. Truly one of the best restaurants in the country.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our family of 7 visited this restaurant for dinner on December 28,2014. We were visiting San Francisco for a week and a local friend recommended this almost iconic restaurant to us. Long known for its good food and presumably just as good service. What an UGLY SURPRISE we were thrown into. The waitress in charge for our table upstairs, Jessica,... More 

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Additional Information about Zuni Cafe

Address: 1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
Phone Number: 415-552-2522
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Californian, Café, Fusion

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