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Zuni Café, San Francisco

1658 Market Street
San Francisco , California
Tel: 415 552 2522's insider take:

Officially, the food's called Mediterranean, but the menu of burgers, raw oysters, and Caesar salad is pure California. Opened over two decades ago by chef/owner Judy Rodgers (an original member of the Alice Waters farm-to-table school), Zuni Café has become an icon of West Coast cuisine. Multiple expansions have given the sunny space a topsy-turvy feel, but that's just part of the charm. The must-eat here is wood oven–roasted chicken, all smoky, golden-crisp skin and succulent meat, portioned for two and served with a bread salad.

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:30 am to midnight, Sundays 11 am to 11 pm.

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