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“Nice early dinner place!~” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zuni Cafe

Zuni Cafe
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Ranked #70 of 5,456 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
Cross street: Between Franklin & Gough
Morris County, New Jersey
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice early dinner place!~”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had arrived in SF earlier in the day that we stopped into Zuni. It was the perfect size meal for an early dinner. The ceasar salad was amazing! Only wish the bartender had the knowledge to mix the french martini I originally ordered! No worries though, they mixed an awesome dirty martini.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Hobart, Tasmania
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308 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Fantastic chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

A local newspaper columnist had raved about Zuni's roast chicken in a review so we reserved for our trip to San Fran this year. Arriving after a weary day of sightseeing we had booked an early table with our 8 yr old. A friend had recommended the Bloody Marys......great suggestion they're delicious.
Then came the chicken - fantastic! Roasted, cut up and served with toasted bread stuffing and greens. We tried, but there was no way the 3 of us could finish it all....lesson for next time was that we could have forgone the starter (the Bloody Mary would have done on its own) and saved room for the chicken.
Somehow in my mind I had imagined Zuni as being a little quaint and rustic - it's actually modern and stylish. After the meal we simply crossed the street to take the tram and head back to the hotel.....can't wait to go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Barbados
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56 reviews
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“Vibrant, Exciting and the Place To Be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

What a restaurant! The place was alive with laughter and filled with the aroma of roasting chickens. The restaurant has many levels with high ceilings and glass frontage to the street. The menu was a little strange but that was okay as we had several people tell us to order the chicken. And we did. The menu says it takes an hour to prepare this dish but as it turned out ours came within 40 minutes. Of course there are many chickens in the oven all nightlong but I wish ours had actually spent a few more minutes in the fire. It was moist with a delicious flavor but to my disappointment it did not come off the bone easily. It was good but nothing to rave about. There was a good wine list and our server was very pleasant. I would definitely visit again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
1 review
“The Top 10 Burger & Roasted Chicken for Two.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First things first, if you're lucky to get in for lunch OR for late dinner (past 10pm), they have this amazing flatbread burger. It's on the "wetter" side (not open-faced/dry without cheese), but it's quite the experience. I wasn't a big fan of the string fries, but that was a small penance to pay for an amazing patty.

The second thing is that this is an EXCELLENT venue for celebrating an anniversary or a second date. The budget can swing both ways, and that's what makes Zuni Cafe such an establishment in San Francisco.

Visited October 2013
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Redding, California
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“A dissapointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Our experience at this restaurant was really disappointing, the waitress had a not too friendly attitude and the menu was the least appealing. It seemed that the majority of the patrons ordered the roasted chicken....possibly our mistake since we did not want to wait the one hour required to get it cooked. I had an insipid salad and some baby clams with slices of chorizo so thin it was impossible to provide any flavor to the dish. We could not wait to get out.

Visited October 2013
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