LUNCH begins at 11:00 am and our last seating is at 2:30 pm.
DINNER begins at 5:30 pm and our last seating is at 6:30 pm.
RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE.
TOGO ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DINNER ONLY FOR PICK 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. PLEASE VISIT ZUNICAFE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION AND MENU.
This James Beard Award winning restaurant with a clientele as diverse as San Francisco opened in 1979. Zuni's menu changes daily with dishes inspired by traditional Italian and French recipes. Nearly all of the produce, meat, and fish served at Zuni is farmed and harvested in a sustainable manner, and the bar also serves traditional cocktails made with top-shelf ingredients. In an environment of effortless hospitality, Zuni is a welcoming haven.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chicken for Two Roasted in the Brick Oven
warm bread salad with scallions, garlic, mustard greens, dried currants, and pine nuts (approximately 60 minutes)
Chicken for Two
roasted in the brick oven; warm bread salad with scallions, garlic, frilly mustard greens, dried currants, and pine nuts (approximately 60 minutes)
Zuni Caesar Salad
We sat outdoors along Market street and honestly, it was nice to watch people out and about. It’s a nice reminder that life is beginning to return to normal. To add to the ambiance, Zuni had Rob playing accordion which is always a nice touch to dining. The service and the food were top notch just as they always are. It’s a relief to know that this classic SF restaurant has made it through the pandemic and continues on in an exceptional manner.
Pre Mother’s Day- we love this place. I usually take my husband here for Father’s Day! But I couldn’t wait!
Fantastic as always. Will always recommend. Best of San Francisco.
No vegetarian options
We went there before we went to the van Gogh Mercer exhibit which is across the street. The food was good, however the choices were very limited. We were interested in the chicken but we would have to order and wait an hour, which we were not aware of.
We have the hamburgers which were delicious. I had the sesame cake for dessert which I really enjoyed. The only problem which I guess cannot be avoided, the outside dining is right on market and I could hardly hear my dining companions
We were impressed that even with Covid restrictions Zuni served an outstanding lunch.
Lunch on Market St reminded us of Paris cafes !
Exceptional food and service. I love Zuni.
The seating is outside and managed very well
The food was delicious and the service was impeccable!
The Zuni chicken is legendary for a reason. So delicious. Yes, it’s expensive for chicken and it takes an hour so be sure to order it as soon as you sit down, but it’s so worth it and is a lot of food. We enjoyed the oysters as well as the French fries (mound o’fries). Service was attentive without being hovering. Sitting outside for lunch on a sunny Wednesday afternoon was great.
We had the chicken for two, shoestring potatoes and caramel pot de creme. Simple but delicious food. Excellent service. We will be back for sure!
The only reason everything wasn't 5 stars is a function of COVID restrictions. The food was delicious and served promptly, as were the drinks. Our server was attentive and helpful. Zuni has created the best outdoor dining experience possible on that stretch of Market Street and I am thrilled they have survived the pandemic closures. This has been my favorite restaurant for 30+ years, and I was not disappointed on this visit.
Zuni continues to be a superb choice for delicious options beautifully presented.
A must for every time we're in the city!
Covid forced outside dining only but Zuni’s willingness to open under these circumstances is applauded; and, all issues from weather and pedestrians were overcome by extraordinary food and service.
First time visiting California so I wanted to end the trip with a bang. Zuni did not disappoint! We were able to have lunch, and although we didn’t dine inside I felt as if I got the true spirit of the space. The best Bloody Mary ( balsamic) I ever had! My husband and I had the chicken for two. Wow amazing. My son had a burger, my niece a beautiful pasta dish. We had all the desserts and several cocktails, apps.. etc. Service was outstanding and I would definitely return should I go back to visit again.
Zuni Cafe is my favorite restaurant in SF. I think I was last there in 2019 so I was really looking forward to it. I was disappointed that we had to sit outside, as I thought SF was in the "red tier" and could have limited seating. The murals on the wood panels covering the windows of the restaurant were fun, though, and I did appreciate the graffiti-like art on display. The food was amazing, as usual. Our server was good but not great. She seemed nervous or uncomfortable. Our brunch bill was $138 (without tip) for two people who didn't drink alcohol, which I think is the most expensive brunch I've ever had, but I'd certainly go back once they are doing seating inside again.
It was so wonderful to experience Zuni again! It normalized life for me.
Din d outside on a lovely afternoon. Lots of space between tables made me fell more comfortable .Service and food were as outstanding as always.
Being outside was a treat due to the weather but still better to be inside when it is safe to do so. The food is always excellent and it is great so see familiar faces. What a joy to see a San Francisco dining institution open up again!
love love love zuni chx, panzanella, champagne, shoestring potatoes!
Zuni is always a wonderful experience and even a pandemic doesn’t change that.
the best place to experience a debut in going out to brunch in sf. this was the first fine dining restaurant in a year
had a caesar salad and oysters zuni has not lost their skill. oysters perfectly chilled and salad divine.
andrea the hostess was the first person i saw when i arrived. even with her mask on she welcomed us.
wow what a treat.
As always Zuni is the best experience in town. The accordion player was such a nice touch. I felt as if I was at Campo Di Fiori in Rome.
Love Zuni so much!!!!
Everything was stellar, as usual...while it was nice to be outside (or at Zuni at all), the table was small for four and the street was busy/loud...looking forward to dining w/you again inside and/or once the windows are unboarded so we can enjoy the views (whether inside or out). ❤️
Great Food. Great service. Unfortunately, even with an awning, it was hard to stay dry while dining outside on a rainy day. Will definitely return on a sunny day or when we can dine inside.
Love Zuni; the food was great. Service is top notch.
Unfortunately, outdoor dining created by COVID takes a lot away from the Zuni experience. We’ve been going there for many years, it’s always wonderful. Despite the rave reviews about the chicken, I wouldn’t have it again. Delicious but not really anything extraordinary. Service impeccable. Wines overpriced. Terrific Cesar salad. I love Zuni and will definitely go back but indoors when it is available. Over the years the food has been fantastic so give it a go!
Zuni is ALWAYS the best!
Thank you for opening outdoor dining. It was perfect! We loved our whole experience! 🍴♥️
Was my friends bday, our server wasn’t very engaging. We would have ordered another bottle of Rose but was never asked nor did we see her very often. Bread never came out once we ordered it and had to ask for it from the support staff, still water was empty and had to ask for more water. Still wasn’t delivered sparkling was. We have been coming to Zuni since the day you opened. Always a fabulous experience. This experience wasn’t memorable and was a waste of $350.00. Server would have gotten a 30-40% tip however I gave her 18% and felt she didn’t earn that! However being a DOO for a restaurant group I know we all have bad days. I’d highly suggest additional training on customer service from our server and support staff. Management was super kind and seated us right away.
I’d suggest taking the art off the windows and or share with customers that the ambiance of what I once knew as Zuni Cafe, brilliant windows, amazing service etc. The owner was dining across from us and our server was more about his table than ours. Our lack of service and the attention that was paid to their table was night and day. Unfortunately we won’t be back! To many choices in the city.
Great food as always though it’s a limited menu these days. Warm and friendly service. Looking forward to getting back inside of Zuni! But always a great experience!
We always love Zuni and look forward to being there again when you reopen!
Zuni always delivers! I love this restaurant.
Even on the sidewalk only, it’s still Zuni. The shoestring potatoes, the amazing food, the cocktails.... what was ever and even still not to love? ❤️❤️
Great food and service. Excellent selection available. Salads, soups, and entrees all top notch.
I love Zuni. I have a tradition of going there on my birthday, and was pleased this year would not have to be an exception. They did a nice job. I miss the lovely interior, but the food and service were both at their usual standard.
My partner and I had been wanting to try Zuni Cafe for a while, and it did not disappoint! The roasted chicken was incredible! The outdoor dining was a little noisy, but the heaters make sitting outside very comfortable.
The restaurant apparently doesn’t read the notes that you can write in when you make the reservation. our special request was totally ignored. Outdoor dining is on a public sidewalk where homeless people troll up and down all day. The stench really takes away from the flavor of the food.
The French fried potatoes are worth the trip alone. Unforgettable texture and unlike anything else in the city.
An exceptional outdoor dining experience, would highly recommend
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Zuni Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 6658 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.