Sunday, 18 September 2011

Zuni Cafe -San Francisco

When we first arrived at San Francisco,  we were craving for Italian food so I searched up Italian places on Urbanspoon and Zuni's had one of the highest ratings.  We walked to Zuni's from our hotel which was in central part of downtown and we ended up in the sketchiest neighborhood in downtown San Francisco. It took us 15 minutes to get to Zuni Cafe.

Zuni's is a fancy restaurant and it reminded me of the restaurants in crosstown, Vancouver. 

Zuni Cafe is famous for their Chicken for two roasted in the brick oven ($48) but it takes approximately one hour to cook.

the menu at Zuni Cafe change every day inspired by seasonal ingredients incorporating Italian and French cuisine.

I loved the interior of the restaurant with red brick walls and the restaurant was larger than what it looked like from the outside. 

Zuni's oyster menu.

3 from B.C. hooray!

San Frnacisco loves sourdough bread.  Every singe restaurant we went to served sourdough.  The bread served at Zuni's was very flaky and the crust wasn't appeasing.  Also, the butter was rock hard so we had a hard time spreading the butter on the bread.  I personally prefer whipped butter on my bread... :P..


Potato cream soup.

I enjoyed this soup very much.  It had enough potato flavours to call it a potato soup but it wasn't strong.  Nice and creamy.

I am unable to find the name of this dish on the website because the menu has changed.. This pasta was packed with seafood flavours.  Even though it didn't have sauce, it had a ton flavours and a lot of clams and mini tomatoes.

Bellwether Farms ricotta gnocchi with Brussels sprouts, sage, and fresh walnuts

This dish was ricotta shaped like a gnocchi ... and it was tiny and definitely was not dinner size.  My friend had a few bites and got sick of the dish.  

Overall, it was an interesting meal but the choices were very limited. I guess it has to be that way because the menu changes everyday.  It was also pricey.. it says $10-15 per entree on urbanspoon but it was more like $20-30.

I regret not trying the chicken.....:( Zuni Cafe has its own cook book at
Visit the link below for homemade Zuni Cafe roast chicken !

ZUNI Café on Urbanspoon


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