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Zuni Cafe

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Neighbourhood:
Hayes Valley
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1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949 (Between Franklin & Gough)
+1 415-552-2522
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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124 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about this place before we arrived at SF and wanted to try it. We were having a drink at another bar and a local told us that we must try this place so we tried very hard to get a reservation and was finally able to get in before we left town. The food was solid. We did... More 

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Thank SeattleEcc
San Rafael, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful standby with consistently good food. The staff works seamlessly together, and they work the best they can to accommodate. We went on a day when their grill was inoperative, so we had to look to things we don't normally order. That turned out to be a good exercise in variation. The four of us finished our... More 

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Thank James B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came with friends who like this as their local Sunday afternoon spot. We were having dinner on a Thursday evening and I immediately took a liking to this place. Witty hostess seated us quickly near the ovens and we were brought menus and drinks in short order. Loved sitting close to the heat as it was a cool night. The... More 

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France
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice spot and great cuisine. A shame that it takes an hour to get served a nice roasted chicken (a bit dry, no juices). It says 60min on the menu and this is no lie. More time for drinks i guess.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I try to eat at Zuni when visiting San Francisco. Despite the change in ownership last year, Zuni is still a solid food choice when in San Francisco. The new owners have maintained many items that were there previously. Their famous "Chicken For Two" is still fantastic. The location, decor, menu, and service all contribute to a lovely dining experience.... More 

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Thank Rourke S
Lafayette, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most often I order the Caesar salad. It is always fresh, crisp and not drowning in dressing. Nowhere in the world have I ever eaten such a fantastic Caesar salad. The salad is usually followed by a hamburger with Gorgonzola. The meat is perfect and the bun is tasty as is the relish. Zuni Cafe is one of my favorite... More 

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an 8pm reservation and we were able to be seated right away. The service was pretty professional, although the waiter didn't know much about the wine. The menu is pretty small so it makes for very easy decisions! You really can't go wrong! Definitely order some oysters though! The desserts were super small, but after a big meal,... More 

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Thank Kat H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Right on Market street. Ordered the burger, not on the menu and served from 10 pm til mid nite. Paired it with half-order of shoestring fries, and a drink ~ $41 total. I would not call this the best food ever but it is wholesome. Ambience is very nice and quaint~ Very friendly service.

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Thank Nestor R
Santa Ynez, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Zuni was warm and nurturing place to watch the rain fall on Market Street. The burger and fries are fantastic. But I enjoyed a poached egg with lamb sausage. Truly Devine. The service was excellent and the atmosphere perfect. Sit upstairs if you can. Best birds eye view.

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Thank Christa R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The place was nice and clean, it has a great location, the service was good but the food was average. I ordered the sausage, not especially delicious and my boyfriend got the burger, it was ok, and EXPENSIVE for what we got. Would probably recommend visitors to try something else instead.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
    (Between Franklin & Gough)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-2522

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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