Zuni, a cross between an American diner and a French brasserie, is an inviting place: the light is pleasant, the decoration tasteful, and the vibe is at once calm and lively. Visibly it draws lots of regulars. The menu is interesting with a wide variety of well thought out dishes. The generous, carefully prepared serving of smoked salmon is inspired from gravelax and is served on carvi bread, the Caesar salad with crispy croutons is rich (perhaps overly so) in sauce and parmesan, and the excellent quality sea bass is well cooked and tender, and served with a simple side of spinach in goat’s milk yogurt. The lemon tart is as good as it sounds, with an excellent sweet/tartness balance. However the chocolate tart with salted caramel presented the same way and on the same pie crust, is made with very creamy ganache, good quality chocolate but too much salt and sugar. This is a pleasant brasserie with attentive, efficient service.