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Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Award-winning

Zuni Cafe

4.7
4.7
7467 Reviews
$31 to $50
Modern European
DINNER:
Tuesday - Sunday
5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

LUNCH:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

We are closed on Mondays

RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN UP TO 4 WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

TABLES ARE RESERVED FOR A 2 HOUR TIME LIMIT.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 552-2522
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Gilbert Pilgram; Anne Alvero CdC
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,467 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

7,467 Reviews
  1. Apollo

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Zuni. Still the best after all these years.

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  2. HenryD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, ambiance, and service, highly recommend!

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  3. ClaudiaA

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early and waited at the bar for the rest of our party. The bar staff noticed we had a bottle of wine with us and offered to chill it for us. They were very thoughtful and accommodating. Once we sat for dinner the waitress let us know that the chicken would take an hour to make in case we had other plans later that evening. She was polite, thoughtful, knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was fantastic! The chicken is definitely worth the wait, and if you plan on ordering other items, can feed more than two people. The bavette steak was tender and tasty, the rabbit was delicious and the swordfish was delicate and lovely. We finished with the Pavlova which was delicate, light, and just the right amount of sweet. This place is worth every penny! Gratuity was included in bill. Make a day of it and go to this restaurant!

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  4. TracyC

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food offerings and service. The beverage selection was top notch as well. Loved our lunch!

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  5. aliciaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Zuni never disappoints! Delicious and fun atmosphere

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  6. Foodie8

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though we didn’t have Zuni’s fabulous chicken, the food was great! Attentive service too.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and dining experience!!! Wood brick oven Chicken dinner with warm bread salad for 2 is to die for. Always so delish!

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  8. EmilyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We keep coming back for the food, service and ambiance. It was wonderful, again and so nice to have the memories of this wonderful SF restaurant.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, as always, was a spectacular experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful dining experience! The Caesar salad was delicious and their famous roast chicken for two was worth the hour-long wait. Excellent fresh lime magaritas👌🏻

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  11. orac

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful. After 20 years it is still on of our favorites.

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  12. BigDane

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s expensive. but the food and service were outstanding. I had the cod and it was one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten.

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  13. sohungry

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Teddy was the sweetest, best server! We had the best experience ever! 100% recommend & look forward to returning the next time we’re in SF

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  14. Robert

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Table was ridiculously small for myself and a friend visiting from Europe - and the bench seating was very uncomfortable. Service was also slow. This was only my second visit to Zuni, and my experience was very different from my first several months ago.

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  15. BarbaraM

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to come back to this place. All my favorite things, anchovies, really good bread, polenta! Friendly service!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The pasta dish did not meet expectations at all. It was over oily and over lemony, not as advertised at all

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  17. JusinG

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for the chicken which didn’t disappoint. What was not great was the 30 min delay before our reserved table was ready and the extra delay on the food. Our server was great and it’s a pity this wasn’t matched by the staff at the front of the restaurant who really couldn’t care less about us.

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  18. Lovelylunch

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well known gem lived up to its billing. Fast service and excellent well prepared food.

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  19. CynthiaV

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing experience from the moment we arrived. The food is spectacularly presented and prepared to perfection. The service is really good. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place and I come here so often. Service was way off today. And it made for a super unpleasant dining experience. Ordered the chicken, which I was advised as usual would take an hour. In my experience, it is usually a little less. Waiter came over at about an hour after our wait and said the chicken is on its way out. I watched it get served another table. We were the first people seated in our area. Waiter did not come and check on us for another half hour. Other than to have someone else drop a glass of champagne for me Because I wanted it with my chicken. By the time the waiter came back and noticed that we hadn’t received our chicken. It was a full hour and a half later. I was happy to be there with my friend and the food was delicious. But the server should’ve taken responsibility for his error. Also, my friend’s champagne got knocked over and we got charged for the glass I got knocked over. Honestly, with what happened with our chicken. It would’ve made all the difference for him to come a glass or two of champagne. Because by the time my chicken came The glass I ordered was long gone. Not professional. Not what I generally have experienced Zuni. But again the food was delicious. I’m sure I will be back. But I usually walk away feeling satisfied. This time I felt kind of embarrassed that I took my friend there.

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  21. ColleenB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Haven’t dined here in many many years. Food was excellent - the best Cesar salad ever! We came early, before Cirque du Soleil and had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and get to the show. My companions had sea bass and swordfish, I enjoyed the vegetarian pasta, truly everything was delicious. Staff was super attentive, our water glasses were never low.

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  22. Rocketman

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would been five stars all the way, but every dish was excessively salted.

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  23. tominsf

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice environment and cocktails are really good. Food is a bit of a hit or miss. Wines selection is really good and so is service. It’s too loud to hear the conversation at your table and you are packed into the spaces next to other patrons so does not make for a relaxing environment.

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  24. LuisG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we go to San Francisco our first choice for dinner is always Zuni cafe, we love the ambience and the food, the quality has been maintained all these years. Highly recommended! San Francisco at its best!!!

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  25. KimR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was as good as ever. Great service and a lovely bottle of wine

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  26. Joe54

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered an an entree pasra dish. Waited a while to be told that it was out. Ordered next pasta option. It was good but tiny!

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  27. DrMomm

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious without being too pretentious. Service was attentive but not overly-so. We had a wonderful date night.

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  28. AmyS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zuni is an SF institution, simply wonderful every time!

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  29. MO44

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Zuni continues to provide wonderful food with top notch service. The roasted chicken is worth the wait. Our pavlova dessert was a delicious surprise. Will try to come more often.

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  30. JeffD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was terrific and very knowledgeable on the menu and wine selections. She recommended several dishes and she was spot on. I would also like to point out the "runner" that was assisting her. He also opened the door for me as I was crossing the street in the rain with an umbrella. He delivered a dish or two to the table and several glasses of wine and was personable and always had a big smile on his face. The bartender made a great Black Manhattan! I recall years ago there was a bit of "attitude" from the staff...no longer the case everyone was extremely personable and seemed to enjoy being there. The persimmon and beet salad was delicious as was the ling cod. The romesco sauce with the fish was a great combination. A delightful evening before the ballet on all fronts!

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  31. lezleesuzanne

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I would advise not take their last reservation time bc they will run out of the crab pasta and dump the iced tea before you get a glass. The chicken is still good after 15 years, but go early and be ready for the salt.

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  32. SusanH

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there, disappointed. Given it has been established for many years and has won many awards, didn’t live up to expectations

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  33. AnWa

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a little disappointing- missing a lot of attention and care to set a 20% standard. Food was pretty good, fried cauliflower was missing acid and spice. The bread dish was boring and should not be a menu item; also the butter came out cold. The main dish- sausage with lentils etc was quite good.

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  34. chrisn

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn’t good as advertised and overpriced. Everything was bland not like the old days. The overpriced chicken was way overrated. I will not be back. Waste of money.

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  35. JMichael53

    New York City

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zuni is a San Francisco classic! Yes, the chicken is worth flying from NYC to eat. The beet and orange salad was just amazing! The service was extraordinarily gracious. It was a perfect dining experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and choices were not as good as I remembered. The oysters though were excellent. When we got the bill I paid it and added a tip and did not realize that a 20% tip had already been included in the price. I’ve never seen that before. I will be more careful reviewing the costs next time. Best 40% tip I bet she had that day

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  37. Justmuscle

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    While the food we ordered was delicious, for a Sunday Brunch (non-existent), we had to settle for a lunch menu that only offered two egg dishes, one of which was vegetarian and the other had pork. For Sunday brunch, it would be great to provide at least one or two more egg dishes. An order of two eggs, potatoes and salad would be sufficient!

    1 person found this helpful

  38. BarrySF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Zuni is still a classic restaurant and San Francisco icon You know what to expect and they deliver, whether it's food quality & variety, service or atmosphere.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizza, prosciutto with arugula, was beyond a disappointment. I've had pizza there before and they were quite good. This one was bland, tasteless crust, hard to eat because of large pieces of prosciutto, tired arugula. Not good at all. Of course the Caesar salad was as killer wonderful as always. .

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  40. jess

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was just top top notch. Chicken for two is for more than two.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Zuni Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 7467 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today
Google Map for Zuni Cafe

1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Between Franklin & Gough
  • Neighborhood
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gilbert Pilgram; Anne Alvero CdC
  • Entertainment
    Piano
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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