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Quince Restaurant
Quince Restaurant
  • Address:
    470 Pacific Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94133
    Neighborhood:
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $50 and over

Quince Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.quincerestaurant.com
  • Email: info@quincerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (415) 775-8500 x5
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    The bar and lounge are open Monday - Saturday at 5:30pm

    Reservations can be made in advance two months to the calendar date.

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Italian, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Tusk
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Quince Restaurant offers offsite catering for parties of 10-100! Please contact events@quincerestaurant.com to learn more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montgomery
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking in front of the restaurant for $12 per vehicle.
A word from Quince Restaurant
Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's celebrated Quince Restaurant features Italian and French inspired tasting menus that highlight the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Accompanying each menu is an innovative wine pairing program. A sophisticated cocktail program features innovative, seasonal ingredients and unique, table side preparations. Chef Michael Tusk was named “Best Chef: Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. Quince was awarded its second Michelin star in 2013 and in April 2012, the San Francisco Chronicle bestowed a fourth star to Quince.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went to Quince on our final night in San Francisco. We went with the Quince Menu and didn't regret it! The food was really really good, from the first amuse-bouche to the desserts and petit fours. Great flavours and textures. Everything was cooked to perfection, well-seasoned and beautifully presented. The service was great, one of the very best we've gotten in California. We never once found ourselves waiting for service or had to get the waiters/waitresses attention. At the same time the service was very discrete. Just great. I would really recommend this place for anyone who enjoys good food or want to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "In Sf and looking for a very special dining experience,this is the place.The neighborhood is also beautiful and quiet"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Food was fantastic , everything outstanding , very expensive"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "An "A" for effort. But the food was a miss. The flavor profile of many of the ingredients were over powered by heavy handedness on salt. We really wanted to like the food. Too high expectations? Maybe. For $180 per person, we were expecting a stronger showing."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This restaurant is terribly expensive. We paid over 600 for two people with tip included in that total. This was modest, considering we had two drinks per person, not the $95/person wine."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Quince presents cuisine at the highest level and presents it beautifully on the plate! There is great creativity displayed here, but the ingredients still work together and make sense. Wait staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, but friendly in the right way and at the right time--they didn't hover. Our dinner was simply superb from the teeny hors d'oeuvres bites to the perfect spring asparagus to the cherry red and tasty beet cappelletti to the last bite of dessert! A very special place for special occasions!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I'm discriminating and observant.... It was a fabulous way to celebrate my B-Day. The food was delicious, creative and artfully presented. Service was spot on.... Attentive, informative and not hovering."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We took and out-of-town foodie: confronted with only three tasting menus and an overbearing staff, we relinquished any control and had an evening of conversation ambushed and interrupted by small bits of food (the sauces were brilliant) and far too much narrative by the wait staff. The wine list is fantastic - next time I'll drink and ignore the swarm of servers and minions - but the food ultimately loses its brilliance because it is presented too much in a seminar setting rather than is an atmosphere of genuine hospitality with the overarching virtue of a meal among friends. The pretense and stilted aspect (if not complete existence) is in large part due to the restaurant's response to the current influx of money. Not Le Grand Véfour."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and they had personalized our menus wishing us happy anniversary! I could't believe it! We both had the Quince menu and it was absolutely sublime! We elected not to do the wine pairing because that would have totaled about 3 glasses and it was a school night. As far as I am concerned, it is worth every penny. The people could not be nicer or more professional."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Quince is great for a special occasion. we loved the fit out, the bar and the menu, but the stand out was the staff. they were attentive, knowledgeable and genuine people. They recommended places for us to visit whilst in town and set up contacts when heading to wine country. they told us about the food, and the story behind it with excitement and passion, and made wine recommendations that suited our palates and budget . thank you quince!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This was my fifth or sixth visit, and Quince just always amazes me. The friendly but professional staff, ambiance, creativity, ingredients, presentation, wine pairings: It's really just all as close to perfect as it gets. The small touches, like cocktails served table side, and the invisible visits to refill glasses or whisk away a wayward crumb, all are appreciated and create an evening filled with memories. (This visit, I was dining alone because of a business trip change. I hesitated at first, but was welcomed warmly and even treated to a little peak inside the frenzied kitchen!) A visit to San Francisco wouldn't be complete without dinner at Quince."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If you are celebrating a very special occasion and are a serious foodie, this restaurant takes food to another level. Expect to spend at least 3 hours here on a 9 course meal for $180. Wine pairing $120 is highly recommended. The staff is very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Slowly bite into the tiny morsels and let your senses take over. Royal Sterling Caviar over the tiniest oysters, and paired with Champaign from France, fresh shaved truffle over the thinnest suckling pig tortellini, and the unusual pen shell clam paired with cauliflower and a hint of yuzu."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Quince 9 course tasting menu is incredibly well designed and timed perfectly. Each course was unique, fresh tasting and exquisite. I ate foods that I do not normally like and loved them. The milk bread is easily the best bread I have ever eaten, and I have eaten a lot of bread! The service is the perfect, rare combination of knowledgable and friendly, not at all pretentious. Have already recommended to people."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I'd heard so many great things about this place. But a series of small bites of food, at sky high prices, combined with obsequious service, does not a great restaurant make. None of the food was memorable, although all of it was very complex. I felt like the chef was showing off rather than just making something I wanted to eat."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Absolutely excellent, but very expensive. Set menus, but accommodating of individual needs."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We spent an evening at Quince with some good friends for my wife's birthday. The service was relaxed, while at the same time impeccable. The food was outstanding - each course uniquely flavored and prepared. The presentation was wonderful and the ambience was perfect. We look forward to visiting Quince again."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We had a fabulous time and the food was amazing. We all loved the ambience of the restaurant and the service was impeccable. Thank you for making my daughter's 16th birthday so memorable."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We've been wanting to go to Quince for a long time so when my birthday came up, my wife booked a reservation. This is a definitely a place for a special evening. To avoid our normal hesitation on prices, we tried to not look at the prices and choose what we wanted. The ambiance, service, presentation, etc. are all the top. My wife, being a vegetarian, had a perfect multi-course choice. We rarely choose the wine pairings but since this was a special occasion, we decided to go for it even though we didn't glance at the pricing. If you do go, just realize you pay for the quality. I think our bill set a new record for the most pricey dinner we've ever had (the wine pairings did us in). Once every 10 years is worth it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Take the 9 courses menu and you will go from wonder to wonder, each course will surprise you and enchant your pallet."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Quince richly deserves its reputation as one of San Francisco's finest restaurants. We had a truly memorable experience. The dishes were exquisite, the service beautifully orchestrated for our table of 5. The wine pairings for our 5-course menu were all from Burgundy and were perfectly matched with their dishes. Although it was an expensive evening, it was well worth the cost. For any special occasion, you couldn't go wrong in choosing Quince!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Living in Napa I am familiar with the epicurean experience made famous by Thomas Keller so the dinner format was expected. I chose the Winter menu consisting of 5 fixed courses with most providing interesting and unique flavors. A number of complimentary items were provided from the delicate appetizers to the digestif. Service was attentive although for some, English was clearly a 2nd language. My complaints: we were positioned too close to another table, removing the intimacy from our experience; the dinner rolls were disappointing in both flavor and texture; while clearly not a "comfort food" establishment, I left feeling less than satiated and arrived home after my hour drive, extremely hungry. Good spot for foodies but eat a big lunch."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and introduced me to new tastes and flavours. The service was the best I ever encountered. I ended the evening at the restaurant as a very happy woman."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "What an incredible dining experience. My review is a bit late but the experience still remains. Wonderfully presented dishes each with their own element of originality and surprise. Fantastic service, fantastic table and stemware. I loved being able to experience the open kitchen as well as there is nothing more enriching than witnessing artistry at work."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Quince is one of my top favorite restaurants in the city that is not only elegant but food is superb. I would highly recommend for any type of event whether small or medium sized group."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "a nice 2 michelin star in downtown SF, delicious food, beautifully presented, excellent service, perfect pace, nice wine list. perfect."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Exquisite food, beautiful setting, attentive service. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I both enjoyed the 9 course tasting with wine pairings this past weekend. We will definitely be encouraging our foodie friends to add this restaurant to their must dine lists. Truly a standout."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have dreamed of dining at Quince for many years and recently my husband fulfilled my dream with a lovely evening at Quince. From the moment we walked into the restaurant it was a magical experience. The door was quickly opened for us and we were greeted by such a professional and welcoming staff. Every detail, every request, every presentation, every delicious bite. It was beyond fantasy and so incredibly lovely. My only regret - not taking pictures of each and every course! This is a special restaurant and if you are able to dine at Quince you will not be disappointed. My dream became my reality!!!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We had the full menu, vegetable and full. We shared between the both of us. 2nd dining experience at Quince. Better than the first dining experience. I have dined at 4 different 3 M star establishments and Quince rates above one of them and almost equal to the other 3. Great staff, great time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Most incredible food experience of my life. I will look at food differently from this day forward."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Everything was amazing. Some of the best food I've ever had. Professional service. Obviously expensive but totally worth it in my opinion."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this place. Very creative take on some classical Italian dishes. The roof top garden produces some honeybee honeycombs that are absolutely EXCELLENT, but only come with the cheese plate. It is unreal, how delicious that and the fruit/nut bread is. Service is also MUCH better than comparable restaurants. Well worth the price of admission, IMHO, if you can swing it. :)"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Everything was superb, from the time we arrived and were greeted warmly until we left and were helped into our coats and handed cups of hot chocolate to fortify us on our walk home. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic. I had the garden menu which is sourced from the rooftop. Three others in our party of five had the winter menu and one requested gluten-free. They were very accommodating. The service was excellent. I was especially fond of the Clementine, Gnocchi, and Guru Ram Das Meyer Lemon dishes."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "spectacular menu, wonderful food preparation, perfect service and terrific setting made for a perfect dinner. might be our favorite meal of all-time anywhere. certainly Top 10. worth every penny."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Such a beautiful meal and service. Very special night!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were seated by the door and it was pretty chilled! Wondering why this restaurant will be upgrade from one star to two stars. The best dish is the lobster and rest are mediocre including the desert with gold foil. I think Benu & Atelier Crenn are so much better!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I do a lot of fine dining, and Quince stands out among the best of them. The food was perfect -- creative, technical, and delicious. The service was friendly and playful, but completely professional. The wine pairings were very nicely done, and the cheese selection included some really interesting and obscure options. The staff at Quince was firing on all cylinders!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Lovely food. Little surprises throughout the evening...all the way to the taxi!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was creative, fresh, inventive and delicious, but there was too much of it."
    Dined on 1/31/2014