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Zuni Cafe

1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
415-552-2522
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Ranked #118 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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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Finland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Their signature dish chicken in the oven is truly excellent and one should order it with "shoe strings" - very narrow french fries. Even if you have not booked a table it is worth going as often they have free seats in the bar where you can order from the same menu. The service is really friendly and attentive in... More

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Houston, Texas
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193 reviews 193 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had my best cocktail ever, a cynar sidecar. Excellent food, a bit noisy, but that's life. No problem to get a gluten-free meal for the celiac in the party.

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Healdsburg, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When you want to give someone a taste of what an SF restaurant should feel like, this is the place to bring them. The dishes have a fresh, clean preparation, the service was superb, wine prices reasonable, and the floor to ceiling windows led way to great city views. I would dine at this restaurant again and again.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Waiter very helpful, burger was great according to my husband. I had the squid salad, which was nice but small. Shoe string fires were great. Good cocktails too.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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190 reviews 190 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Can't say enough about how great the food was here today and the excellent wine list. I had the Bandol Rose along with Caesar salad and a fancy mushroom pizza. Very pleasant on a hot day in SF to sit by a open window and to watch all the people on the street. I would highly recommend a stop here... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Believe all that has been written about their famous roast chicken. It was done simply & it was done well. The roast chicken sat on a bed of greens & bread salad, allowing the bread salad to capture & benifit from its oozing juices. The oysters were also excellent. Special mention to the cocktail bar below.

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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

After spending a week in San Francisco and Wine Country, our meal at Zuni stands out as the best overall meal we had. Many people have already written about the chicken so there is no need to explain it in detail other than, you can't go wrong. If you are looking for an appetizer I would recommend the asparagus soup,... More

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Bethesda, MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Zuni is a clamorous café on the edge of the notorious Tenderloin district. (Hint: If on foot, approach from the west!). It’s funky both in configuration and atmosphere. We loved it! Fortunately, we had been advised by some locals to order the whole roasted chicken, something of a signature dish, in spite of the one hour (!) wait time that... More

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Zuni has been in business over 30 years with a much deserved excellent reputation. Even though Judy Rodgers, the chef for most of that time recently passed away, the food has not changed. The standards such as the roast chicken with bread salad are still amazing along with new dishes from the current kitchen staff. Zuni still deserves its excellent... More

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London, United Kingdom
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397 reviews 397 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had an extended lunch at Zuni on a sunny afternoon. What a place. A real gem. We happen to know the chef so have some inside information, but wow - what a meal. Food is sublime, the fresh ingredients expertly prepared. The menu changes daily depending on what is fresh, plus a few signature dishes. Just brilliant - love the... More

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