Quince Restaurant
Quince Restaurant

Quince Restaurant

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

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

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

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Quince Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (65)special occasion (63)romantic (55)notable wine list (53)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (9)hot spot (8)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • One of SF's Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    One of the best dinners I have ever had. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The service here is light years ahead of many restaurants in San Francisco, the food is so tasteful, flavors on top of flavors. You can tell that chef tusk, sous chef black and the kitchen crew put their heart into the menu that was served. the desserts were amazing, The art in this restaurant is so beautiful. I will be returning to eat here one day, unfortunately I like in Orange county or I would be here every weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh boy oh boy!
    mccalmoVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had such a marvelous meal at Quince. It's really delightful. Expensive but worth it. Lovely wines, better food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent on all accounts
    LarkinCrothers
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food, wonderful service. Great wine list and a fantastic sommelier. This is a two star Michelin restaurant that is not resting on its laurels and is striving for three. Won't be a surprise when it gets it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive cuisine at Quince
    Taster
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Delivers as promised. The flavors and creativity were great in the first several courses and started to be less impressive toward the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Unfortunately I was very disappointed with the dining experience at Quince To start with we were sited in a very uncomfortable table, at the middle of the restaurant. I made the reservations two month in advance requesting a nice corner table for a celebratory dinner, that was not noted. Secondly the staffs that waited on us were so tense and formal, made us feel very uncomfortable. For a better dining experience and equally if not better food I will recommend Gary Danko , or Acquerello.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect, Especially the new reno
    PrincetonNJVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I love Quince, and this visit was no exception. Perfect good, service, wine pairing. I also wanted to see how much the new renovation would complement the experience and improve upon the prior atmosphere. Much to my relief, the renovation has created an even better experience, with great colors, woods and fabrics. If you haven't been go, and if you have been go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fromthenorth
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Superb in every respect. The food was exquisitely presented, the pacing perfect and the staff engaged, warm and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quince - its just ok.
    ML21
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Was expecting to be blown away by the other reviews I read about Quince. But to be honest, it wasn't worth the price tag. Our service was just ok - a little slow, mistake on one of the courses, we had to ask about which wine we were being served b/c the server just poured and then started to walk away, etc. The food was pretty good, but we just didn't think it was worth what we paid. Lots of other nice restaurants in SF that serve great food for less $$$.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced for average food
    FoodReviewer
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The ambiance is nice, and the presentation is aping a Michelin Starred restaurant, but half the dishes in the prix fixe were either overcooked, undercooked, or not using fresh ingredients. I could have had a far superior meal at the French Laundry for these prices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Dozier
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were excited to try Quince after receiving it's 2nd Michelin. Food was impeccable. Service very attentive and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about both the courses and wine. We look forward to returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful High-end Restaurant
    QuarterlyHighEndFoodie
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Quince has a wonderful ambiance, quiet elegant dining areas. I liked that fact that they created alcoves where with curtains framing the areas. This makes for a quiet elegant dining experience. The food was excellent, although there was some confusion due to the fact that there was only a tasting menu and no a la carte options. Our gluten free guest did not feel at all left out (which can be a hurdle sometimes). Overall, excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome dining
    Hanapepe
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My first experience dining at a fine dining restaurant and I was totally blown away. Food was very special and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPECTACULAR!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Everything about this dinner was spectacular from the dramatic dining room entrance to the service to the food to the wine...simply spectacular! Unparalleled in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Cgcmd0408
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Ingenious By far the best fine dining in town Pricy but Worth every peny
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fantasy as is in Japan
    Yachan
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Cuisine is fantastic. Every dish is so sophisticated, its decoration is beautiful, and taste is incomparable. I have visited several restaurans in United States which get Michelin star(s), but every-time I feel that Japanese chefs are superb. However, I realize that it was entirely different world comparing to Italian or French cuisine of Japanese chefs. Also, I fully enjoyed the quality and passion of Chef Michael Tusk and his team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PJahanbakhsh
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went to Quince to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. I have heard great reviews about it. I also knew it was very expensive but was ready to pay for a great food experience. The ambiance and service was great. But the food was terrible. I didn't like anything that brought us except for the desert part. Presentation was great but the taste was not. Yes I may not have the most sophisticated taste but can definitely tell when it just doesn't taste good. The price of $190 per person was Absolutely not worth the food that I was served. I enjoyed the wine but again too expensive. I paid $210 for a half a bottle of wine. I walked out of there after paying $800 feeling real unsatisfied and hungry. I will never recommend it or go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Really good food and wine at this restaurant, but it might feel a bit stuck up for some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food&wine. A tad noisy
    AmalZ
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was to die for! Every single dish from the Quince menu was amazing (taste, presentation, size). The wine paring complemented the food superbly! The flow however was off for a 2 star rated Michelin restaurant. We waited 10mn for a table. Then, the menus, with 3 servers offering to have a drink (to keep us busy?). Overall, the pace of dishes felt a bit slow particularly with the pasta dish. It improved as tables emptied. Modern touches throughout the room. Tables are far enough from each other for privacy. The noise level however was a bit high at 8:30pm. It got better as people left. The menu had a special note for my husband Bday! Very nice attention. Very friendly personnel eager to help. Quince was a memorable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great combination of flavors. Beyond extraordinary. Highly recommended for special occasions.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining experience ever!
    ToughCriticVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    From the beautifully presented, mouth watering food, to the som's perfectly paired wines, and the elegant dance of servers, Quince is the best restaurant I've ever dined at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    rockplaza
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    only a selection between 2 degustation menu', but outstanding quality and general service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Wonderful!
    Kin81
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Truly amazing dinner! I had the Garden menu and my husband had the Quince menu. Both were incredible, but the Garden menu definitely had more robust and interesting flavors. The wine options were excellent, and sure to please any palate. Service was top notch. We also added the caviar supplement, which I highly recommend, and the white truffles are a nice addition as well. Definitely pricy (at $800 for two with wine and supplements) but it was a great experience from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Exceeded expectations in every way. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is a fine dining French cuisine restaurant, great food and great service as well as a great wine list. Perfect to go to once in awhile and I say that because of the price. Be ready to spend around 500$ for two. This restaurant does have a rich and cheerful atmosphere. The chef is kind enough to come out and greet each guest as he serves one of the last dishes to you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost the magic
    Dcdiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Sad to say the magic from the old location has yet to be matched. The effort is there but they miss the mark. Taking things wAy too serious in my opinion. Where's the delicious pastas?? I would rather have three courses two always being a bowl of the best pastas over little precious treasures of silliness. Great for pretense bankers lunches and expense accounts I guess.. So over it. That environment and style is no fun.. The food was not memorable. Nothing like The magic at the original location years ago with the room and the food.. Sorry if you missed that experience, if you were around then you know what I am saying.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than The French Laundry!
    Gaily
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We have dined here twice on special occasions and cannot recommend it any higher. It is top-notch and elegant with incredible food and service. While expensive for most (be careful if you order the delicious white truffle risotto without asking the price first:$100 per serving), IT IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top 3 All-Time List
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    our 2nd visit & just as good as the 1st time. truly exceptional all around. as good a dining experience as exists on Planet Earth. we wish we lived in San Fran just so we could eat here more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly deserving two Michelin stars
    HKKP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Culinary heaven!! The service was impeccable as was the food! The attention to detail and knowledge from our server regarding the food and wine pairings was an added bonus and made the experience that much more memorable. Also we absolutely adored the stemware and dishes. Thank you for such a pleasurable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quince is our special place
    MattVVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We went to Quince for our anniversary and had an amazing time there. In the dining room and chose the Quince menu (personalized with our names and congratulations) with wine pairings and Ostera Caviar. Before any of the menu items came out, we received little tastings from the Chef which were so outstanding and left us wanting more. Then as each course came out, the wine preceded it with an explanation of the pairing choice. Each plate perfectly paired with the next with little chef surprises along the way. Quince will cost you but it is an amazing place for a special occasion!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 6*
    ppelous
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I can't believe these guys don't get a solid five stars. I would give them six if I could. We came here for my birthday and they prepared a special gluten free tasting menu for us, which was exquisite. The service was impeccable too. The tables are well spaced so you have plenty of privacy and the sound level is very low. Perfect for a romantic evening out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The best food in my life with impeccable service. Quince is as good as it gets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Quince has moved more and more to the tasting menu approach to dining. This is their third iteration going back to Q1.0 at Octavia and Pine streets in SF where it was a more traditional order off the menu approach. Q3.0 strives to compete with The French Laundry et al. They had a choice of two menus, one vegetarian (or close to it) and one much broader. We chose the broader menu and were not disappointed. Each course had a preview then the course itself. All were executed and presented flawlessly. One minor question was that many of the tastes were to subtle. I prefer more intense flavors.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and expensive
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Excellent food here, but several things I don't like such as tables to close one to each other (not everywhere), a fast, little bit non personal service… The view toward the brick wall with cellar inside is very nice, the opposite view is poor… All in all excellent experience and fabulous food I admit.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but Great Food!
    foodie2junkie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My wife and I love to try new place to eat and since we are one a budget, we try to spoil ourselves once every month with places like these. Great food and great service!! House cocktails are good to have if not a wine drinker. But if you love to drink wine, I suggest to bring your own nice bottle or wine, since the good wines are really over priced!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Time!
    SFlovefoodMI
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I will go back again! Superb! Great hospitality and fantastic food! I had 5 course with wine paring. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A night to remember
    SpecialKVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our evening at Quince was - hands sown - one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. The food was exceptional - bold re-makes of classics mixed with with more traditional preparations - but the food was just a part of the reason it was so good. It was the people and ambiance that sealed the deal. Our server, Alexandra, was extremely professional and personal too, remembering me from a prior visit. The Asst Wine Director (Sian) was also awesome, knowledgeable and personable.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1431 reviews are from the Quince Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Memorable
    jpnyc
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This is not an everyday restaurant, dining at Quince is more of a food centered event. They were late getting my table ready and went out of their way to make up for it that I felt the experience was actually improved by the small inconvenience. Every piece of food I tasted was outstanding, featuring beautiful ingredients, artfully balanced and never boring. The wine pairings were also spot on, adding something to each dish. The service was impeccable, and the staff impressively knowledgeable about all aspects of the meal. If you can afford to treat yourself to something special, this would be a memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wines to die for!
    ilikewine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Quince has a highly sophisticated selection of wine from Northern California, France and Italy and that's only the beginning. The sommelier makes the difference and the young woman who guided me through my experience was extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    clevefoodhoundVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I went for the tasting menu and was absolutely blow away. Everything was delicious and the wine pairings were done "blinded" so we had to focus on the pairing itself and not be biased about the wine as a specific varietal. I can see some people being turned off by this, but it was great to try and guess what the wines were and relish in the pairings. The atmosphere was incredibly romantic and the staff were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet