Fodor's Expert Review Zuni Café

$$$ Hayes Valley Trendy Fodor's Choice

After one bite of Zuni's succulent brick-oven-roasted whole chicken with warm 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.

Trendy Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$ Fodor's Choice Pre-Theater Modern American American

Quick Facts

1658 Market St.
San Francisco, California  94102, USA


Known For:
  • Famous roast chicken
  • Classic San Francisco dining
  • Power lunches
  • Seasonal Californian cooking at its best
  • Under-the-radar lunch and late-night burger
  • Beloved margarita
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.

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