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Zuni Cafe

4.6
4.6
6648 Reviews
$31 to $50
Modern European

In an effort to keep our guests and staff safe, we require all indoor dining guests to show proof of their COVID vaccination. Children who are not yet eligible for vaccination may dine indoors with their party.
Accepted forms of vaccination record include:
Any scannable digital vaccination pass
Physical vaccination card
Picture of the physical vaccination card
Diners without proof of a vaccination are welcome to join us at our outdoor tables.

LUNCH - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
DINNER - 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN UP TO 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

DUE TO OUR VERY LIMITED SEATING CAPACITY, TABLES ARE RESERVED FOR A 2 HOUR TIME LIMIT.

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Booked 82 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 552-2522

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nate Norris

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Cross street

    Between Franklin & Gough

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Piano

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Corkage: $25 per bottle (750 ml)

Main

  • House-Cured Anchovies$12.00

    with celery, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Coquillo olives

    • Pio Tosini Prosciutto di Parma$15.00

      with grilled leeks, chopped egg, capers, and tender greens

      • Arugula Salad$10.00

        with Manchego cheese, paprika almonds, and citrus vinaigrette

        • Mixed Chicory Salad$10.50

          with Fuyu persimmons, pomegranate seeds, and wildflower honey vinaigrette

          • Zuni Caesar Salad$12.00

            • Jerusalem Artichoke Soup$10.50

              with apples, Buddha's hand citron, and yogurt

              • Bowl of Polenta$8.00

                with mascarpone or Parmigiano-Reggiano

                • Deep-Fried Mt. Lassen Trout$18.75

                  with kale-cabbage slaw, navel oranges, dill, and house-made hot sauce

                  • Orecchiette$18.50

                    with cranberry beans, sun-dried tomato, rosemary, garlic, hot pepper, and pecorino romano

                    • Pappardelle alla Bolognese$18.75

                      with spinach and Parmigiano-Reggiano

                      From The Wood-Fired Brick Oven

                      • Pizza with Ricotta Salata$14.75

                        tomato sauce, and oregano

                        • Pizza with Wagon Wheel Cheese$16.50

                          cauliflower, radicchio, sage, walnuts, and nutmeg

                          • Chicken for Two Roasted in the Brick Oven$58.00

                            warm bread salad with scallions, garlic, mustard greens, dried currants, and pine nuts (approximately 60 minutes)

                            Mesquite-Grilled

                            Shelburne Farms cheddar cheese Add $2.75, Bayley Hazen blue cheese Add $2.75, grilled onions Add $1.25, portobello mushrooms Add $3, Shoestring potatoes $6, Marinated Pacific Sun Farm olives $6

                            • Maryland Striped Bass$32.00

                              with escarole, red onions, roasted sweet potatoes, and saffron butter sauce

                              • Quang's Merguez-Style Lamb Sausage$19.75

                                with red lentil purée, delicata squash, mustard greens, cilantro, za'atar, and lime

                                • House-Ground Grass-Fed Hamburger on Grilled Rosemary Focaccia$18.00

                                  with aioli and Zuni pickles

                                  Aperitif

                                  • Dolin Blanc$8.00

                                    • Punt e Mes$7.25

                                      • Carpano Antica$9.00

                                        • Americano Aperitivo$10.50

                                          • Campari$8.00

                                            • Lillet$7.75

                                              • Lillet Rosé$8.25

                                                • Cocchi Americano$9.00

                                                  • Bonal$9.00

                                                    • Pernod$8.75

                                                      • Ricard$7.75

                                                        • St. George Absinthe$12.50

                                                          • Pineau des Charentes$8.00

                                                            Juice & Soda

                                                            • Fresh Lemonade$4.25

                                                              • Fresh Orange Juice$4.00

                                                                • Fresh Grapefruit Juice$4.00

                                                                  • Navarro Grape Juice$8.00

                                                                    • Organic Apple Juice$4.25

                                                                      • Boylan Cane Cola$4.00

                                                                        • Boylan Diet Cola$4.00

                                                                          • Boylan Ginger Ale$4.00

                                                                            • Reed's Ginger Brew$4.00

                                                                              • Abita Root Beer$4.00

                                                                                • Limonata$3.00

                                                                                  • Aranciata$3.00

                                                                                    Water

                                                                                    • Mountain Valley Spring Water$6.50

                                                                                      • Fever-Tree Club Soda 500ml$5.50

                                                                                        • Fever-Tree Tonic Water 200ml$3.75

                                                                                          Beer

                                                                                          • Scrimshaw Pilsner$5.50

                                                                                            • Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier$7.00

                                                                                              • Anchor Steam California Lager$5.75

                                                                                                • Racer 5 IPA$6.00

                                                                                                  • La Fin du Monde Golden Ale$9.75

                                                                                                    • Ommegang "Hennepin" Saison$9.00

                                                                                                      • Old Rasputin Imperial Stout$7.00

                                                                                                        • Clausthaler Non-Alcoholic$5.50

                                                                                                          Coffee, Tea & Cocoa

                                                                                                          • Coffee$3.00

                                                                                                            • Coffee with Steamed Milk$3.75

                                                                                                              • Espresso$3.00

                                                                                                                • Cappuccino$3.75

                                                                                                                  • Caffe Latte$4.25

                                                                                                                    • Mocha Latte$4.75

                                                                                                                      • Iced Bergamot Tea$4.75

                                                                                                                        • Grand Crimson Keemun Tea$6.00

                                                                                                                          • Bao Zhong Oolong Tea$6.50

                                                                                                                            • Genmaicha Tea$6.00

                                                                                                                              • Superior Black Puer Tea$6.50

                                                                                                                                • Heirloom White Peony Tea$6.50

                                                                                                                                  • Nile Valley Chamomile$6.00

                                                                                                                                    • Peppermint Infusion$6.00

                                                                                                                                      • Hot Cocoa$4.00

                                                                                                                                        Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                        What 6,648 people are saying

                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                        4.6
                                                                                                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                        • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                                        • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                        • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                          Dolf

                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                          35 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          35 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined today

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Long time favorite when we are in the City. Loo ok be the selection of oysters.

                                                                                                                                        2. JH

                                                                                                                                          JnetH

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Service was a bit spotty. Unfortunately. Food was as delicious as always.

                                                                                                                                        3. k

                                                                                                                                          kevink

                                                                                                                                          New Mexico

                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          After all these years Zuni delivers elegant perfection in service, atmosphere, ingredients and craft in the dishes.

                                                                                                                                        4. UI

                                                                                                                                          UrsI

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                          Food was excellent. My only complaint was the table I was given. Maybe it was because I was a single diner but would have liked a better one since I’m a regular there but the hosts seemed be either new or inexperienced but I didn’t make an issue of it.

                                                                                                                                        5. K

                                                                                                                                          Kathy

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                          This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years, and it continues to meet our very high expectations. Today we had the best hamburger we have ever had. The meat is seasoned and ground on premises, and served on delicious focaccia bread. Thankfully, it did not include "cardboard" tomatoes since tomatoes are out of season. We shared a huge order of shoestring potatoes, that were perfect. Dessert was a delicious in-season concoction of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream--perfect. And we also had their signature dessert Gateau Victoria--always delicious. Worth a special trip. For those who have the time, we would highly recommend the roast chicken, as well as the gnocchi. A San Francisco tradition not to be missed.

                                                                                                                                        6. D

                                                                                                                                          Dansonshoes

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          As always, Zuni Cafe delivers the goods. We have been going to Zuni to mark special occasions (or just for a special treat) for years and this year we celebrated a belated Mother' Day upstairs at the Cafe. While we were originally seated at a too-small corner table, the hostess quickly re-seated us upon our request and the rest of the evening was perfect. The Arancini was fabulous with a delightfully crunchy exterior and a gooey, but toothsome interior with melty wagon wheel cheese blending harmoniously with perfectly cooked individual grains of arborio rice. The Monterey squid salad with a lime vinaigrette was a perfect palatte cleanser before the piece de resistance -- the famous Zuni Chicken for Two -- arrived, crispy skin glistening and perfectly moist inside. Great service, lovely ambience. We will be back, but it won't be soon enough!

                                                                                                                                        7. D

                                                                                                                                          David

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Zuni's continues to serve superb meals. It has been one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The food is delicious and the service is unsurpassed. I am always eager to go to Zuni's.

                                                                                                                                        8. JB

                                                                                                                                          JeffreyB

                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                          I’ve been going to this restaurant for the past 12 years Since it is one of my favorites but was sadly disappointed my most recent experience. For the first time I had to send my dinner back. The lamb stew Had literally one tiny piece of lamb in a bowl full of just chickpeas it was obscene. As a replacement they served the Bavette steak which tasted pretty good but it was honestly a miniature size steak. The oysters too were miniature size. I know there’s a global supply chain issues and inflation it was ridiculous. I felt like miniature it was the theme of the night except for the prices. On top of that, they now charge 25% gratuity. 20 plus 5 And then the server actually suggested that we leave more to show our appreciation for her personal service provided. They really need to get their act together.

                                                                                                                                        9. DD

                                                                                                                                          DisappointedDiner

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                          Very disappointed. Booked lunch at Zuni to celebrate a joint birthday. Usually a good time but ended up being extremely disappointed. We sat upstairs in the loft in a middle table (not my favorite). Ambience was very loud and our waiter (Jared) was less than stellar. He was slow to the start (took forever for him to acknowledge our presence), forgot several items, and took his time bringing food and drinks to the table. On top of that, we were seated next to a tech bro who was having a conversation (yelling in you will) about how great he was and all that he has contributed to the tech world. ***insert eyeroll*** Unfortunately, this experience put us off and have no plans to return anytime soon. Sad because what was once known as an institution has fallen to the waste side of the new San Francisco.

                                                                                                                                        10. RG

                                                                                                                                          RipleyandGriffysDad

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          39 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                          39 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                          Not certain what happened to our server the night we dined there but things were way off for an experience at this price point. No "welcome" for almost ten minutes after seated. Left us with our entree orders before we could tell him our sides and starters. (???) Literally, he disappeared without allowing us to order more! The food was ho-hum. (Miserly portions of fish and odd preparation for our leg of lamb. Cold and cut up into child-sized bites.) This used to be very reliable and a special "evening out" destination. Ambiance is lovely. But the mandatory service charge is laughable in light of the above. Can't wait for Delfina to re-open.

                                                                                                                                        11. UI

                                                                                                                                          UrsI

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                          The food was excellent. I had oysters, the well known hamburger and fries. For dessert the panna cotta. Overall it was a positive experience.

                                                                                                                                        12. TT

                                                                                                                                          ToddT

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Zuni is a restaurant you must experience. Always great food and service.

                                                                                                                                        13. N

                                                                                                                                          Noanker

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall2food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Small portions, high prices, red wine served cold.

                                                                                                                                        14. L

                                                                                                                                          Lizzie

                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          I was told to come here while visiting SF and it didn’t disappoint! The food and service was amazing and I’m sad we don’t have one in the UK!

                                                                                                                                        15. CC

                                                                                                                                          CindyC

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                          I've been to the Zuni Cafe several times in the past and had some wonderful meals. This time, however, I felt the service was really mediocre. I had a 11:45 lunch reservation for 2 and most of the tables were empty on arrival. I was seated at a table in the bar area. Not that desirable and I asked to be moved & was accommodated. I was reseated at a table upstairs which was empty, and even then I was seated right next to a very loud couple even thought the rest of the room was empty. Why not spread out the diners and then do the fill in with the later arrivals??. I don't get why I was given a less desirable table when I had an early reservation (??) The seating decisions seemed thoughtless to me. The server was not that engaged and while we ordered and got our food, it was a minimal level of service. My son ordered the hamburger and it would have been nice if the server asked if he wanted a side of fries. I just felt we were on our own on being there for a meal. It was disappointing and I would not return given the high end pricing and the low degree of hospitality and service.

                                                                                                                                        16. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Reunion with an old friend after two years of COVID isolation. This was a nice quiet spot where we could catch up and have a deep conversation!

                                                                                                                                        17. SF

                                                                                                                                          scooterSF

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          I hadn't been to Zuni for five years and was quite disappointed with this lunch. the soup was too thin. my burger was just 'okay' and the dessert was fairly flavorless.

                                                                                                                                        18. MR

                                                                                                                                          MROS

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Went to celebrate a birthday but this SF institution is perfect for any occasion. Never fails to impress.

                                                                                                                                        19. M

                                                                                                                                          Mannix

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          I have been to Zuni many times since they opened and had very good and not so good food But I always go back and yesterday I had probably the best meal ever!

                                                                                                                                        20. DC

                                                                                                                                          DanielC

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Zuni never disappoints. It was really impressive to see that the staff are still, and maybe even more so, attentive. We didn't have time for the roasted chicken and bread salad (a must for any first-time patron), but the lamb and kale soup was a great new addition, and the polenta with mascarpone still remains as the go-to comfort-food dish.

                                                                                                                                        21. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                          Signature Roasted Chicken was not good. Bread salad was soaked in olive oil, no pine nuts or raisins. Chicken skin was not crispy. Disappointing meal, plate of grease was not worth the hour long wait.

                                                                                                                                        22. TM

                                                                                                                                          TimM

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          It was a dinner before the symphony. Great food and service. Tim McShane

                                                                                                                                        23. AB

                                                                                                                                          AlanB

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Zuni's wood fire roasted chicken remains a Bay Area jewel.

                                                                                                                                        24. R

                                                                                                                                          Reliable

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          196 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          196 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          I have probably eaten at Zuni Cafe more times than any other restaurant in San Francisco. That means I have also been asked to review it many many times, since I often make reservations through this service. My opinion has not changed. But out of respect for the restaurant, I will do it again. Zuni Cafe is consistently and reliably excellent. I have never had a bad meal or a bad time. Everything placed in front of you will be good. You may not like it, but that would not be because it was poorly prepared. The service is flawless. I have brought friends here from other places who did not get it. I guess they expected something fancier or exciting. I have never been disappointed.

                                                                                                                                        25. AL

                                                                                                                                          AdamL

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                          This is the first time I've been back since the pandemic. The chicken is still amazing (and justifies a visit if you haven't had it before) and the bread is as good as ever. We also had the Caesar salad, which was very over dressed. The biggest change is higher prices but also the new 25% service charge. And the bill still had a tip line even though they are supposed to be tip-free now? The server was friendly but tentative. Overall, the service isn't what it used to be, which is probably in large part due to the new pay structure. This has always been one of my favorite restaurants in the city, but I'm not sure I can say that anymore. Despite all that, it's still a good experience if you go in understanding what it is now rather than expecting what it used to be.

                                                                                                                                        26. BW

                                                                                                                                          BillW

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          It was as good as we remembered, and way too long since we were there. We'll be back much sooner!

                                                                                                                                        27. WI

                                                                                                                                          WineIsYummy

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          ALWAYS AMAZING!!

                                                                                                                                        28. c

                                                                                                                                          carrborofoodie

                                                                                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                                                                                          70 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          70 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          The real Zuni is back! Due to the omicron onslaught, a visit in January was disappointing. This time everything was back to Zuni's usual high standards: the raw oysters were excellent, as was the chicory salad with beets & heirloom carrots, and the risotto was outstanding. Joseph's service was friendly, attentive, & knowledgeable--thanks to his wine recommendation I enjoyed an Italian white I had never tried at a very good price. Look forward to my next visit.

                                                                                                                                        29. K

                                                                                                                                          Kate

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                          Way overpriced, pretentious hype for a Sunday breakfast that I could easily outdo as a home cook!

                                                                                                                                        30. L

                                                                                                                                          geraldL

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Good time as always

                                                                                                                                        31. MG

                                                                                                                                          MGMD

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Burger was a bit over cooked but still was good. The host first tried to seat us at an AWFUL table, the one with the up close view of the work station. No way! You shouldn’t even have a table there, it is such a bad location. Really. The server was outstanding, friendly and was great at answering questions and fulfilling requests.

                                                                                                                                        32. a

                                                                                                                                          alrac

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                          I don't mind the mandate but why is it taxed? Food was quite good and server attentive.

                                                                                                                                        33. M

                                                                                                                                          Michalis

                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Great food and excellent service. Our waitress was very knowledgable. The oysters were delicious so was the chicken. There is a 25% fee added on top of the bill which is not mentioned anywhere at the time of booking or on the menu. This is excessive and makes the check very high for no reason.

                                                                                                                                        34. J

                                                                                                                                          Jim1

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Way way too expensive for what it is. Menu very limited at lunch and not that interesting.

                                                                                                                                        35. m

                                                                                                                                          msplum

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                          Very noisy but if that doesn’t bother you, the chicken was excellent! The big surprise was the $50 add on fee at the end. Between the tax and this service fee (not a tip), our bill increased by almost $100.00. Great good but will not do that again.

                                                                                                                                        36. AL

                                                                                                                                          AdamL

                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Had a great brunch here with the family. Nice top floor seating view and good vibes all around. Would definitely recommend the oysters, shrimp and neck clams. Appetizers were better than the main so I am giving it a 4 star. Pasta could be better but overall a lovely experience!

                                                                                                                                        37. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Amazing food. The chicken to share is fantastic.

                                                                                                                                        38. SB

                                                                                                                                          SusanB

                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                          After waiting 20 years to dine here and making 6pm reservations as they opened 2 weeks earlier, I noticed most tables were unoccupied, yet we were seated upstairs. Total disappointment despite good service and good. Sitting in a nondescript area across from a family with children, away from the hearth, noise and smells from them kitchen was No bueno, I might return but hubby says Never again.

                                                                                                                                        39. E

                                                                                                                                          Emma

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Always and forever a classic. An SF institution which is always a beautiful experience.

                                                                                                                                        40. GL

                                                                                                                                          GustavoLisa

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Since arriving in San Francisco, we were very much looking forward to dining at Zuni Café. The food was wonderful, the bavette was cooked perfectly and the purée and roasted greens were delicious. The portion was small for the price. The Caesar salad was also delicious. The Shiraz we had was wonderful and the service was great, very attentive, with the exception that our server was not too familiar with your wine list. The downside for us, from a Canadian perspective, is the price. Putting aside the exchange rate, a $265 bill USD ($333 CAD) was rather steep for two mains, two cocktails, a shared salad and a bottle of wine. We have traveled extensively and have had a meal of the same quality in European cities which also have a high cost of living for half the price. While we feel that people should have a fair living wage, a 25% surcharge applied on the bill at the very end is rather high. In addition, we do not think that requesting additional tips after that is unjustified. So we would recommend Zuni Café to a friend, but only as a once a year treat.

                                                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                          • Staff is vaccinated
                                                                                                                                          • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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                                                                                                                                        Zuni Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 6648 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                        Google Map for Zuni Cafe

                                                                                                                                        1658 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                                                          Between Franklin & Gough

                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                          Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                          Lunch
                                                                                                                                          Wed–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                          Dinner
                                                                                                                                          Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                          Modern European

                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                          Street Parking

                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                          Nate Norris

                                                                                                                                        • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                          Piano

                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                          Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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