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Quince Restaurant
Quince Restaurant

Quince Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.quincerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (415) 775-8500 x5
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm and Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    The bar and lounge are open Monday - Friday at 5:30 pm and Saturday: 5:00 pm

    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
  • "This is the first time at Quince since they moved from a charming house to a more comerical location. I liked the house better for ambiance, and for the home-like feel, but the food is as creative and satisfying as ever! I recently went to another Michelin starred mega hyped restaurant in NYC, and the contrast could not be more stark. Showmanship versus "real" food and Quince wins hands down. I don't care if every diners' plate is laid down at the same time - and I don't need to choose a theme for my meal. I care about taste and the quality of the food and Quince, with its emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, hits exactly the right balance between wildly creative flavors and friendly, informative service by people who love the food."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Notwithstanding very high expectations given previous experiences with other Michelin star restaurants, we were absolutely blown away by our recent experience at Quince. Food quality, flavours and wine pairings were all absolutely spot on the mark, and the knowledgeable and extremely passionate staff made the experience all the more worthwhile. Bravo! Will absolutely return the next time we are in town."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Could have been an off day or busy 4th weekend. Food was tasty but all in all not a memorable experience. May consider going back just for squab and lamb. Considering this place is not cheap, unsure if willing to take a chance and be disappointed. It took such a long time to get our first round of drinks. We had planned on going back to Fisherman's Wharf to our hotel to watch the fireworks. It took so long that we had to rush through dessert. We were unable to even enjoy a cup of coffee considering that's what we needed. The intervals b/n courses was a bit too long that others were getting bored and sleepy. We were famished by the time the bread was in line to be served. We must say that the wine recommendation was good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "One can easily find much better value almost anywhere else in the Bay Area. Portions are very small although well executed. Wine selections are on point. In general quince is very good just incredibly overpriced. Save every last penny if you want to eat here!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Undoubtedly a very good restaurant. Excellent service, nice ambiance, very good wine list. The food, although very good, is not magical. Fairly traditional dishes: some more and other less inspired. The experience was positive, especially the selection of wines paired with the tasting menu, but no one at the table was really wowed."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Beautiful space. Impeccably trained staff. Phenomenal food."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Stunning and a visual delight. Not many places will make you swoon three days later"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "everything is very good. a couple of dishes are models of over fussiness but they are the exception. I had the 5 course dinner with wine pairings and it was just to much and too long - 3 hours. i know this is the high end trend is SF right now, and they have carved out a very good space in this niche, but i would find a bit less to be more. if this is what you want, the atmosphere is a casual formality, everything in perfect order, service attentive, perfectly done, a bit fussy, then you will like it. you will spend $500 for 2 dinners min, or up from there."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I am from Canada and I love fine dining - thats where most of my paycheck goes. I was dying to have a michellin star restaurant experience so my gf and I chose Quince. We both had $180 9 course dinner. Appetizers all taste the same. It was getting better as the course went on, all the sauces and everything had its complexity and unique taste. Unfortunately they don't always mean great taste. It was OK. nothing more than that. Desserts were excellent. That I enjoyed. Overall they werent that bad. But I can easily name 10 restaurants in Toronto that have much better food than Quince and cheaper. O plus, there were crying kids in the restaurant. And also, servers rnt that nice either. they will rap the menu and run away."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was a very elegant meal. The food and wine were very delicious. While the service was attentive, the wine server fell down on the job. The initial pour and a few after that came as our glasses were emptied, but there was still two pours left in the bottle while my husband's glass remained empty for an extended period of time. In fact, the last pour was made while the dessert plates were being removed from the table."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food at QUINCE was nearly flawless. All dishes on the 5-course menu were delicious and the serving sizes were decent. The one exception was the corn pasta--not enough arugula to have a little with each bite, and it was needed to round out the flavors. Service was weird--excessive and really cold. We were in sticker shock from the wine list. And the ambience is nice but unspectacular. The experience just wasn't worth $720 (including tip) for 3 people. After a couple of similar experiences at other places lately, this is enough for us to swear off fine dining forever. We'll leave that to the people who have money to throw away."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "All dishes were amazing and sophisticated with fresh & tasty summer ingredients. The service was not only professional but also warm and comfortable. The pastry chef sent us special beautiful cake for our anniversary celebration. Quince restaurant gave us very memorable dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We has the 8 course menu and the experience was great. The sommelier is very helpful and funny. She is a highlight of the restaurant. In general, the menu is very good with some excellent courses. The desert is excellent. Service is great. But I confess that I was expecting a little bit more of the food, although it was great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had a nice meal, but there are much better experiences at this price point in the area."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I went to quince to take my special loved one to this 4 star restaurant. Fist off the food is very good but the prices and the service left me not happy. Fist off the menu can be a 5 course or 8 course. The five course was chosen for 130$ each I thought. Second the wine choice. I brought a bottle from my cellar but was never offered the wine list. What a mistake that was. The food well it came out to be over 430.00$ yes that's right and the corkage fee was 55$. What a terrible rip-off. I was so upset. I was never offered the wine list to review or were the fees ever discussed."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Everything was five star. The creative dishes were wonderful. The only reason I'm giving it a four stars for food is because when compared to other restaurants of that caliber it didn't measure up. By no means was the food bad,it was great but it's not one of the best I've had. The main thing is that I had a fantastic experience and that is what you are paying for."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The second I walked in I was enchanted with the "glow" of Quince. I wanted a dinning experience that was a treat at the end of a short trip to San Francisco and it exceeded my expectations. My family friend wasn't a seafood fan and the server and chef accommodated her. We had a long and delightful dinner. Quince is fine dining but without pretension."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "In town for a weekend aw. Looked In town for the weekend and wanted a nice place to celebrate my wife's birthday. I looked around and the name Quince kept coming up and was able to make a reservation. Upon arrival it did not disappoint. We let them do their thing with the prix fixe menu & wine pairing and everything was spot-on! I'd list the standouts but considering the changing nature of these menus, I'll just say all of it was excellent and whatever they serve you will exceed expectations."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We waited a couple of years before returning to Quince after a not enjoyable dinner at a table between the bar and kitchen door. We missed the old Quince and didn't know if we would return, but I read recent reviews that were positive and decided to try it. I'm glad that we did. The food was extraordinary -- creative, with amazing flavors and beautiful presentation. The martini, champagne, and Chablis were all exceptionally good; and the service was impeccable. I'm not a big fan of the decor, but that's a matter of personal taste. The music added to the ambience without being intrusive. The only off note of the whole experience was the two bottles of fruit juice with straws that our waitperson handed us as we walked out the door. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Magnificent food. Service that amazingly combines the best of formal service with casual, approachability. The best dining experience possible!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Waiter started the meal by serving us the first wine in a black glass an politely challenged us to a wine/grape guessing. We accepted and had great fun while enjoying fantastically prepared food. Well worth the money."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I had the 9 course Quince menu with the wine pairings. Every dish was amazing but still got better with each course. The sommelier was really warm and friendly. She was very eager to talk about the reasoning behind the pairing with the dish. Wait staff was what you would expect from a two Michelin star restaurant. Outstanding."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "On par with top restauraunts around the country. Sophisticated, beautifully prepared, fresh ingredients combined in spectacular ways, not overly dependent on gimmicky technique."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences we've had. Absolutely recommend it for a special occasion meal."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Words fail me. On our short list of truly great dining experiences. With each course on the tasting menu, you feel that they can't possibly maintain this measure of excellence over the entire evening, but they do. During dinner, nearly two hours, we talked of little else, but the food. If you go to San Francisco, Quince is not to be missed."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Spectacular in every way. The food was amazing, the wine pairing was excellent and the service was perfect in every way. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "exceptional place for a VERY exceptional occasion."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Absolutely recommendable. Great service and good food/wine"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The biggest obstacle for Quince delivering on its promise is the ridiculously high level of competition it faces in the Bay Area. On its own, it was a very, very good experience. But the food was not memorable in the way it is at other top-end restaurants. The best item was a can't-miss pasta with caviar--truly excellent. The remaining eight courses were good. The final course of squab left us feeling the dinner was not complete. And though we ordered a nine-course dinner, we had to pay extra for that ninth course, a cheese plate with, again, good, but too mild a cheese (and no wine pairing for it, despite having paid for the nine-course wine pairing). The service was friendly, perhaps too friendly, not exceedingly polished."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "very nice and pricey restaurant... excellent food and wine pairing and great service. Place pretty packed... great for special occasion."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Ambiance and service were absolutely the best - it would not be possible to improve on them. My only criticism concerned one item on one tasting menu (and, there are 3 different tasting menus offered, the only way you can eat here): the smoked sturgeon stuffed pasta with caviar. For a $40 add-on, you expect more than this - at 8 gm of caviar, you can easily count the eggs. In addition, the caviar itself was inferior - very small eggs (from a juvenile sturgeon) too heavily salted. The smoked sturgeon - one of the world's great fish dishes - was masked by the pasta; it needs to be left to speak for itself. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Service was what you would expect of fine dinning. I would say it was just shy of outstanding as their were a few missteps. Disappointingly, the food (which after all is why I go to a restaurant) was - nothing special. Now don't get me wrong, relative to an average eatery it was amazing; but on par with other fine dinning meals it was average. While the 9 course tasting meal was good, and I could pick a favorite dish if I had to, nothing really stood out. Nothing wowed me. I recently ate at another fine dinning establishment and my three dinning companions and I walked away with at least two dishes we raved about to others. And in all frankness when your bill is between $850-1000 for two, you expect to walk away raving about something."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "In a city filled with great food, Quince still stands out. While many of the Bay Area's best restaurants integrate a lot of Asian ingredients and techniques (Manresa, Saison), Quince utilizes California's great produce to deliver some of the country's best French and Italian cuisine. While some may read French and Italian and think old-fashioned, Quince features contemporary food that is delicious, creative and even whimsical. Quince also showcases the season's top ingredients--their white asparagus with morels and green garlic is a perfect reflection of spring's best flavors. Quince is the rare restaurant you can come back to again and again and have an experience that is familiar but also completely different at the same time."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is our second time dining at this place, which turned out to be our mistake, forgetting that we were here in 2012. Unfortunately, we have nothing positive to comment on but to sum it up that the entire experience was a joke. The food was mediocre and the staff was overly attentive and very much like robots walking around with not much of emotions, let alone humor. We walked out spending $550 and feeling dissatisfied. We had the Quince Menu and having enough experience dining at some renowned restaurants, this is definitely not the case. They have to really come up with some interesting and creative menu for the price they charge. Please take it as a constructive criticism. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Really special food - did the 5 course tasting menu. Vegetarian menu was a standout. Seated us 45 minutes early, and had some special touches for birthday celebration. Service is close to perfect. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I've been to dozens (hundreds?) of restaurants around the country. Nothing I mean nothing topped the 9-course meal I had at Quince. Describing my experience wouldn't to it justice - this is one of those things that you just need to experience for yourself. The wine list was extensive, and the service was impeccable - ask for Daniel Grossman to be your captain, he made the night more special with the service of him and his team. The food? WOW (that's all I can really say) The bill is not for the faint of heart. But if you want to experience a top notch dining event then Quince is your place!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "LOVE Quince. The food was amazing and service was very attentive. Great personal touch by putting our names and what we were celebrating on the menu. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in San Francisco. Best food. Best service. Best wine service. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Quince restaurant was a once in a lifetime experience. It was very unique. The food and service were outstanding. The staff was very knowledgeable and professional and described each dish to perfection. The wine suggestions to pair with the food were right on target. The atmosphere was very casual and comfortable. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and business associates."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I grew to love this place, its food, and its people by the end of the meal. I didn't really give it the benefit of the doubt at first, but again, I left completely satisfied with a "top 3" experience."
    Dined on 5/16/2014