Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar
Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar

Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.qatthefarm.com/
  • Phone: (602) 276-0601
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday through Saturday 5 pm until close.

    Due to operational changes, Quiessence and Morning Glory Gift Certificates issued prior to June 1, 2013 will not be honored. Please refer to the Manager for refund instructions.
    We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dustin Christofolo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate groups between 20 and 75 guests. For a truly unique "farm to table" experience, please contact our event coordinator for the private event menus. You may also email info@qatthefarm.com for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Alison Sponberg 6022760601x
  • Special Events: Visit our website for information on upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 32nd Street & Southern Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Enter The Farm at South Mountain at 6106 S. 32nd Street and drive two-tenths of a mile down the lane to the parking lot. Park your car and follow the signs to the Quiessence entrance.
A word from Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar
Quiessence received 4.5 stars from Arizona Republic Food Critic Howard Seftel!!!

Zagat says, "Set in a historic home with a warm country feel", this "romantic" South Phoenix "gem" matches its "magical location" with an American menu based on "local, sustainable, handcrafted" ingredients and a "deep" wine list; "impeccable service" and a "calming" ambiance.

Quiessence at The Farm delivers a truly "farm-to-table" experience using locally sourced produce, meat and wine, to create a refined rustic menu.

Tucked away in The Farm at South Mountain with a unique indoor and award-winning outdoor dining, Quiessence delivers farm-focused and uncomplicated cuisine; a delight of cheeses, artisan breads, handcrafted pastas and local produce.

The American and Arizonan wine list is accompanied by an international reserve list designed to pair with the balance of the cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (70)special occasion (64)fit for foodies (61)great for outdoor dining (50)notable wine list (35)neighborhood gem (28)scenic view (25)good for groups (15)great for lunch (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • 27TH ANNIVERSARY
    Spike
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I HAVE BEEN TO THIS RESTAURANT MANY, MANY TIMES. IT IS CONSISTENT AND PLEASANT. THE FOOD IS GOOD, NOT GREAT. WITH THAT SAID, EVERY TIME I HAVE DINED AT QUIESSENCE IT HAS BEEN A VERY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE. THE STAFF IS RESPONSIVE AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS VERY APPEALING. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A WORTHY AND DIFFERENT DINING EXPERIENCE IN PHOENIX. I AM SURE I WILL BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure Delight
    Radar
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    One of the most delightful occasions we have experienced in a long time. Our party of six had what was virtually a private room to ourselves. The food was outstanding, and James and the wait staff were most efficient and accommodating. Expensive, but well it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent.
    marioc910
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    From the moment we were greeted, the hostess took care of us immediately and seared us in a very quite and nice location. Our server was very friendly and was very knowledgable about the history of the restaurant as well as the food and drink menu. The waiter took excellent care of us and made sure our meal came out excellent. I really appreciated the fact that the staff was aware of the fact that it was an anniversary dinner and enjoyed the chocolate truffles they brought out to us as a treat for my anniversary. I would highly recommend taking a loved one here for a nice romantic evening and enjoyed the entire dining experience. Thank you to all the staff for making the evening amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally we went
    PtashVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Though very very far to get to from PV and Scottsdale, Quiessence is fabulous. The food is excellent, as is the service. I highly recommend the gnocchi and also the fromage board.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    DrJTVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I attended a business dinner at Quiessence during my last trip to Phoenix, although this time I am in Scottsdale I simply had to return and bring my wife. It was well worth the half hour drive. The flavors were unworldly! We had the tasting menu which was fantastic. The service was great, everyone seemed to be extremely knowledgeable and very well schooled. I'm going to make this place a must every time I'm in the area. Our complements to the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little hard to find. but worth it!
    CanadianTraveller
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Once we found our way down the lane to the back of the farm, we had a wonderful dinner. We enjoyed the tasting menu and all the dishes were tasty. It is always fun to not know what is coming next. We sat outdoors and found it very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful locally sourced cuisine
    JJWalk
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Being a Phoenix native, I had heard about the Farm before from friends. They didn't do it justice. Walking along the lane to the restaurant, my wife and I enjoyed the quiet, almost magical evening among the trees. The table settings were simple, and reminiscent of a farmhouse, which would make sense because that's what the building used to be. The service was quick, and had great timing in between courses. The food was excellently prepared and just generous enough to satisfy without being overzealous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    RoadTraveler
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Quiessence is worth the trip to The Farm. Sit on the outdoor patio and take in the Phoenix night. The food was fabulous and creative. The waiter was on his toes. I wasn't crazy about the wine list, but it was fine...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our evening was perfect. Wonderful ambience, food and service. Our waiter, she was the best we have ever had. Wonderful restaurant we will return to again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could smell the pigs in the back
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I'd say the food is just OK, aí ordered a steak and the vegetables and sauce where good, but the stake was hard and 'nervy' - To make a reservation I called and specifically said it was my birthday, none of the staff ever mentioned 'happy birthday,' we got a less than ideal table on the back where we could smell pigs and hear a loud road and loud wedding going on. Won't be coming back, overpriced for the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Anniversary
    JboyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I really enjoyed the restaurant. It made for a perfect evening for me and my bride as we celebrated 15 years of marriage. The Gnocchi must be tried and the main dishes all pleased. Each dish had thoughtful elements that elevated them and gave you a better understanding of the Chef's point of view. One last thing - Try the Hamachi. While not a sushi man myself, it was amazing and truly one of the stars of the night. All in all a great evening that won't dissapoint if you are looking for some romance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We went to Quiessence for my wife's birthday and we had a wonderful time. We dined outside and had the eight course tasting menu. The food was amazing. The servers were attentive and knowledgeable about the wine list and the courses. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vice-president business development
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This place was outstanding. Well Priced great value great atmosphere. I'll be back many times over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday Celebration
    Tealea
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My mother and I dined here to celebrate her birthday. We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived. our waiter answered our questions without making us feel annoying and encouraged us to make our dining experience our own. The food was unique and beautifully presented. We especially enjoyed the housemade gnocchi. A truly memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2Diningdelights
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Attentive and friendly service. Helpful waiter when making dining decisions. Delightful presentation. Beautiful, delicious fresh vegetables and condiments. Well done dining experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    halibut... Delicious!! Service excellent and vegetables from the garden was the special moment!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    After reading all the positive reviews, I have to admit I was very disappointed. I contacted the restaurant no less than three times to request a special table for an anniversary. When I arrived it was obvious that no one paid attention to that request. The food was average at best, the waitstaff spent more time glowing about their chef than the chef delivered. Not sure how Howard Softel from the Arizona Republic could have been so wrong.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Once again....
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were more than happy with our food and service. Quiessence delivers a memorable experience. Sitting by the window is very romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was okay, nothing great. Very expensive :(
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Cyndy
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    You MUST try this place! It is awesome! A very quaint place to celebrate a birthday or any occasion. Beautiful setting! Food was amazing!!!! My only complaint.......once we were seated it took a bit to get service. The young man that sat us ended up taking our drink and appetizer order and provided place settings. He apologized, as the server got bombarded as soon as we were seated. That was the end of that because as the evening moved along we had exceptional service and a delicious meal. We can't wait to go back and try the 'Chef's Choice' 6 course meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great outdoor dining
    optikVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a reservation, but were seated inside, which is much less desirable than the outdoor area. Still upon our request, the staff sat an additional table for us on the back patio of the restaurant under the trees. The food is fresh (some of it right from the small farm the restaurant is located on), organic, high quality and tasty. Excellent service with attention paid to every detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best!
    Beyond
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary and everything was beyond expected. The food was delicious every bite was different you could discover new and fabulous flavors in every taste. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Good overall upscale restaurant for occasions. Great setting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Memorable Evening...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our first visit to the restaurant and it turned out to be a memorable evening of incredible dining, great wine & cocktails that were not only delicious but beautifully presented. A feast for our palate and our eyes! We can't wait to share this dining experience with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    alander3
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Don't be fooled by the menu. My girlfriend and I were wondering if the menu would satisfy whatever tastes we craved at that moment, and let me tell you, no matter your cravings, it will satisfy you. We tried the menu flight and the food was outstanding! Even the items that didn't get our appetites raving were exceptional. Be warned though, if you choose the flight, you'll be there awhile sampling everything they bring you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winterresident
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a wonderful meal with charming service and despite a glitch in the length of time to get our meal we were well looked after.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Quiessence at the Farm
    Morry
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My first course was the Artesan and Farmstead Cheese Board. It had fifteen to twenty small helpings of a variety of cheeses, dried fruits and other foods. Every bite was a taste treat. I had the New Yourk Strip. It was done to perfection; but, more important, it was surrounded by morsels of different vegatables, each a taste treat. Desert was raspberry chocolate pie. Again, small helpings but maximum taste. A sliced strawberry, arranged around the pie, was full of natural strawberry flavor. A fantastic food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food
    glassgirl
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We ordered their tasting menu. It was an absolute sensation. We savored every bite, allowing the perfect blend of flavors to melt in our mouth. This will be our new special occasion restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem
    Chipper
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We visited from Chicago and loved eating outdoors in a quiet, romantic setting. The food was exceptional. The service was exceptional (Renee). We would definitely recommend,especially for a special occasion. The tasting menu was pricey, but a great way to taste and share different dishes. We enjoyed the ambiance so much we returned to the property for breakfast at the adjoining restaurant and also visited the shop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was good but we won't drive 60 miles round trip again to eat here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was good but not great. Table ok but with 7 empty tables in a room of 8 tables they sat us right inside the door😖
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best
    DiningFananticVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Another fabulous meal! This is now our favorite restaurant in The Valley. I don’t think there is another restaurant in town that is delivering the food quality and experience that you will find at Quiessence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    An absolutely lovely dinner. Had the shaved melon salad and potato gnocchi. All very well prepared. Chocolate hazelnut pie for dessert. Exceptional food, service and setting. Doesn't get any better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    2peasinapod
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I sought out the most romantic authentic restaurant we could find in Phoenix... and we accomplished it! We had the most amazing, romantic and enjoyable evening. The food was so fresh and different, the wine was to die for, the service was impeccable. Connecticut needs a place like this!! Will cherish the evening in our memories as well as the great picture we took in front of the fireplace.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh and flavorful
    Collinsinaz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Quiessence is the dinner restaurant of The Farm at South Mountain, and the secret ingredient is the freshness of the food grown on site. The menu has inventive combinations, and the dishes were outstanding. The staff was friendly and professional. It is our new destination restaurant for entertaining out-of-town guests and for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had some trouble with the Lamb dish. It just tasted like pot roast. The appetizers were great, portions were small if you are a big man like myself. Everyone wished us a happy anniversary. Kind of disappointed they did not recognize it in other ways. Service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A LOVELY EXPERIENCE
    grtmealVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    THE ATMOSPHERE, DECOR AND FOOD WERE ALL GREAT. A LITTLE PRICEY BUT GREAT FOR ANY SPECIAL OR ROMANTIC OCCASION.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Another wonderful evening at Quiessence! The food and the service is spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiessence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A must visit. One of the best I've ever been to. A culinary masterpiece. The flavor combinations were phenomenal! The presentation was so impeccable you didn't want to eat it and mess it up. Service was terrific. Not for children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Special Occassions
    trajan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was quite good and on par with its peers, i particularly liked the duck breast. The location and setting felt unique for the area Phoenix. The sound/noise level varied -- i found it low to moderate on a slow night, but expect it would be quite loud when fully booked. Overall it was a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.