Zuni cafe is one of the San Francisco restaurants that is well known for its
longevity in a city that sees restaurants come and go. And although it has
an excellent oyster bar, a lively young professional TGIF group, and we
were given good service, we were very disappointed after ordering their
"iconic" chicken for two at a cost of $49.00. THe cost would have been fine
if the chicken lived up to its reputation, but it did not. It didn't even come close.
Billed as a dish that takes one hour from time of ordering, we ordered anyway
and after we had salad and enjoyed our drinks, the chicken was served at the
same time as our guest's tuna, (which was very good).It took 50 minutes to
be exact . It is served with a bread salad underneath and greens on top. Bread
salad was also a miss. This opinion has been expressed by other reviewers
so either Zuni needs to improve their chicken or take it off the menu. It is
a disservice to the restaurant's reputation as well as to its customers to leave
it as is. Prices are high here and one is paying for the privilege of being at the
Zuni as well as the food. In fairness, our Caesar salad was very good, our
deserts, a flourless chocolate cake that as been on the menu forever and a lemon
curd tart were delicious. Last but not least, I had their Bloody Mary with balsamic
vinegar (you have to specify the balsamic over the worcestshire) and onions that
was truly delicious. Now THAT should be the iconic
drink, rather than the chicken being the iconic dish!!!!!!!!!!
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