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Great roast chicken in SF?

OK, I'm not sure why but the fall weather has had me on a roast chicken quest lately. Had Zuni's and Globe's recently.... wondering what some other Chowhoud favorites are?

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Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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  1. i love the roast chicken at range.

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    Range
    842 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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    1. re: lucymom

      ME! TOO! michelin starless or not.

        1. Pollo a la brasa from Limon Rotisserie comes to mind. Same dish at Inka's is also a winner. Not sure I'd put them up against Zuni's roast chicken, but both are really good on the comfort food scale.

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          1. re: BernalKC

            I'll second Inka's. 10x better than the pigeons across the street at Good Frickin' Chicken.

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            Inkas Restaurant
            3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            1. re: Civil Bear

              Third on Inka's and second on Range's though I've (sadly) only tried them each once. The Bay Area has an embarrassment of roasted riches :-).

              1. re: grayelf

                4th on Inka's. Have ordered their rotisserie chicken to go on several occasions.

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                Inkas Restaurant
                3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          2. Bar Bambino's twice-cooked Sicilian-style chicken is really good. It's not exactly roasted, but the effect is similar.

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            Bar Bambino
            2931 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

            1. As a result of the article below, I am planning to head to Marlowe for the poulet vert.
              http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/20...

              They also like the "open flame" chicken at Goood Frickin Chicken, but I prefer the moister, herb-infused rotisserie style.

              The Due Drop In chicken looks awfully good in the photos, too.

              1. We love the Zuni chicken. Last week we traveled to Yountville for lunch at Keller's Bouchon Bistro. My wife loved the chicken there. She said it was the equal of Judy Rodger's Zuni chicken but different: the skin of the brined bird was "crackly"; creamy polenta instead of bread cubes; perhaps a tad juicier. She loved it.

                Give it a shot if you're in the neighborhood.

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                Zuni Cafe
                1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

                Bouchon
                6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599