Zuni Cafe

restaurants / American

Lonely Planet review

Gimmickry is for amateurs – Zuni has been turning basic menu items into gourmet staples since 1979. Reservations and fat wallets are handy, but the see-and-be-seen seating is a kick and the food is beyond reproach: Caesar salad with house-cured anchovies, brick-oven-roasted free-range chicken with horseradish mashed potatoes, and mesquite-grilled organic-beef burgers on focaccia (shoestring fries $6 extra, and recommended).