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Feb 27, 2007 05:55 AM


I read somewhere that Zuni hired a new chef and some revamping was going on. Is it as good as it used to be? Would you go there if you were in the city for a five night stay? Or would you skip it for other places?

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  1. Thank you for asking this question for me (tho I didn't know about a new chef). I'll be in SF for 5 nites starting 3/22 and feel I should eat at this institution. But am I blind or is there no web site for Zuni?

    1. 1. I always recommend going to Zuni.
      2. It is as good as ever.
      3. No website, but they're on opentable -

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        1. re: jimctgc

          But I'm curious about a menu with prices. Can you tell me what the ranges for apps and entrees are? Are choices fairly limited (I read that somewhere)? Who doesn't have a web site in this day and age?

          1. re: Joanie

            Here's a sample menu with prices:


            They're full every day based on word of mouth and repeat business. The opentable page provides hours, basic info, and online reservations. Why waste time and money on a Web site?

        2. Joanie - here's a link to menupages, which has a Zuni menu. And I won't even attempt to answer the question on why they - or any restaurant - wouldn't have a website.

          1. Judy Rodgers is still the chef. Her former co-owner Vince Calcagno sold his share to Gilbert Pilgram, formerly of Chez Panisse. Don't expect any major changes.


            It's as good as it used to be. If I moved away and was here for a visit, it would be on my short list of places to eat, along with:

            Chez Panisse
            Thai House Express

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Robert, thank you for your help. Oliveto & Pizzaiolo are in Oakland, not SF. Right? Is that a long Bart trip from Union Square?

              1. re: Marco

                Oliveto is diagonally across from the Rockridge BART station. It's maybe a 20 minute BART ride from downtown San Francisco. Pizzaiolo is not super close to the Rockridge BART, but you could walk from that station to the restaurant on Telegraph Ave. I go to Pizzaiolo because it's near my home. But if you're visiting from out of town, I don't really see the fuss to catch the BART over and making the walk (about 10 minutes) when there's A Cote and Oliveto right on College Avenue. (Here's my recent take on Pizzaiolo:

            2. I liked Zuni's..Great vibe and great roast chicken, martinis, shrimp cocktail...Not cheap, but not completely over the top either