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1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
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Ranked #192 of 5,004 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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West Hollywood, California, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Just left Zuni .. very disappointed. Was last there last year and it was ok but thought we would try it again. But no more. Duck almost warm on a cool plate for entree after 3 slices of prosciutto as an appetizer. And they charge for a refill of a diet coke. Same cool food for my guest with the... More 

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Modesto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Have been wanting to go for years, prompted by the Chron's inclusion in its top 100 restaurants, Finally, dined here last night, and what a huge disappointment! The polenta appetizer my husband ordered was bland and tasteless even after he asked the waiter for additional parmesan. Our fish entrees were completely undistinguished with no sauce, a miniscule amount of accompanying... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Zuni used to be the first place we would go for good food. i even used it a password for favorite restaurant for years. However the last two times were disappointing and make me think that it is slightly tired and living on its reputation. on our last visit, the food was just average and the service less so. Their... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have used Judy Rogers' roasted chicken recipe often since it was published in the NY Times several years ago. I was very sad to see that she had died last year and wanted to visit the home of such a great recipe. We were not disappointed with the roast chicken and bread salad. It was worth the 1 hour... More 

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Oroville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

On a rainy afternoon best place to enjoy a late lunch. We have dined here many a time but this was the most enjoyable experience. The restaurant was quite thanks to the Giants Parade. The seasonal offer in the Fall was very delicious. But great to have the old favorites. Be prepared for a slow pace and enjoy their bread... More 

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The ambiance of the Zuni Cafe is wonderful. Made up of two large rooms with lofts, it still manages to feel cozy. The food is good to excellent. My father's salmon was OK (not fabulous), but my onion soup and Caesar salad were divine! I plan to return and explore the menu more extensively next time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Best roast chicken in California. The roast chicken takes about 45 minutes since they cook it to order but it's worth the wait. Order the chicken first but in the meantime enjoy some fresh oysters or a pizza. Great burgundy wine list to pair with the chicken as well.

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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

And still hard to get into. Had the crab and it was good.I would have liked to have had the chicken, but it takes an hour. WHich is why its so hard to get into the place

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San Francisco, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is one of the great San Francisco's staples for fine dining.The menu changes daily with the freshest ingredients your taste buds will ever experience. The bar is alive with San Francisco insiders from all walks of life. Their fire-roasted chicken is their signature dish; It's a 45 minute wait to prepare, but drinks, delectable appetizers and good conversation can... More 

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112 reviews 112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Sad indeed when a institution falls off its standard when the founding flame dies...hence was our experience recently there at one of my all time go-to foodie establishments. Bar service was friendlier than before with big rim-filled Martinis but regular mix drunks very weak. Oysters were some if the best in the city now pale to places like Saltwater. Skinny... 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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