Fodor's Expert Review Zuni Café

$$$$ Hayes Valley Mediterranean Fodor's Choice

After one bite of Zuni's succulent brick-oven-roasted whole chicken with Tuscan bread salad, you'll understand why the two-floor café is a perennial star. Its long copper bar is a hub for a disparate mix of patrons who commune over oysters on the half shell and cocktails and wine. Nearly as famous as the chicken are the Caesar salad with house-cured anchovies and the chocolatey flourless gâteau Victoire. The most cheerful spot to sit is at the tip of the "pyramid window" near the bar, easier to score if you plan a late lunch. Zuni's world-famous chef, Judy Rodgers, passed away in 2013, but thanks to her strong guidance, the food remains outstanding.

Mediterranean Sceney Lunch Dinner Brunch Fodor's Choice Pre-Theater $$$$

Quick Facts

1658 Market St.
San Francisco, California  94102, USA


Known For:
  • Famous roast chicken
  • Classic San Francisco dining
  • Power lunches
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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