Spruce
Spruce

Spruce

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sprucesf.com/
  • Phone: 4159315100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday - 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Sullivan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Spruce offers full catering services and event coordination. Experience Mark Sullivan’s exquisite food and our refined service in the privacy of your home, office or another venue of your choice. From cocktail parties to wine tastings, business luncheons to elegant multi-course dinners and weddings, Spruce can take care of all the details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Spruce is pleased to offer many private dining options perfect for every event; from a casual weekend brunch to an elegant cocktail reception or a formal, sit-down dinner. The Library and Small Private Dining room comfortably seat up to 14 guests, and the Large Private Dining room seats up to 40.
  • Private Party Contact: Megan Hanoian 4159315115x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spruce
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available after 5:00pm.
A word from Spruce
Spruce welcomes you into a warm and inviting 'neighborhood' restaurant that feels sophisticated yet relaxed, comfortable, and formal. Enjoy a glass of Champagne by the fireplace in our Library; unwind and dine in our spacious bar and enjoy our extensive spirit selection; experience the pleasure and richness of our formal dining room lined with dark brunette mohair for a multi-coursed meal.

Chef Mark Sullivan highlights his classic American seasonal menus with ingredients from local farms and ranchers while Wine and Spirits Director Andrew Green has crafted an exquisitely rounded and extensive wine selection to pair your every need.

We at Spruce, the sister restaurant of The Village Pub in Woodside, look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the neighborhood. Let us excite your senses and arouse your expectation. We await the opportunity of taking detailed and gracious care of your time with us.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Spruce reviews from OpenTable diners
224 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (153)fit for foodies (133)neighborhood gem (120)notable wine list (110)romantic (109)great for lunch (52)vibrant bar scene (40)good for groups (38)hot spot (35)great for brunch (32)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Amazing Experiecne
    Review
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Top 3 favorite spot in all of SF. I put it ahead of Bar Tartine, Wayfare Tavern, The Cavalier and many other hot spots. Highly recommend everything about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Spruce
    Cotagna
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, food is outstanding as was the service. Highly recommend corn ravioli (what a presentation!) and duck which was delicious and plentiful. And don't pass up desserts! Great vibe, special dinner. It is well worth travelling to Spruce. Reasonable for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply a perfect dinner
    sapguy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The place, the service, and especially the food and the wine, everything was perfect! Our table was not ready at our reserved time, but it's a testament as to how hot Spruce is - we were in a celebratory mood so we did not mind waiting at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner at Spruce
    madmax
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Spruce staff went above and beyond to make the dinner memorable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reni
    Reni
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Having the great good fortune of celebrating our 65th anniversary on this occasion, both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful evening with a fabulous presentation of gourmet flavors and fusion blended to perfection. We had the chilled carrot and parsnip soup as well as the heirloom tomato salad, and wild salmon on a truffle puree! It is not easy to impress two people in their 80's and 90's, but you did it with aplomb!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Dessert of the Trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was on vacation at San Francisco and trying new restaurants. Despite the amazing food this restaurant had one of the best desserts I had in my life. Try the devil's food cake with banana icecream and caramel sauce.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening, great table & food
    Chris
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lovely evening good food nice architecture & ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had my daughter's 16th birthday dinner - amazing salads and entrees, as well as fabulous wines, cocktails and deserts. The service was over the top
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    cleoVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My new fav in sf. We sat at the bar and had the best bartender make awesome drinks and great wine pour recommendations. The food was amazing. The decor is very warm and enhanced the dining experience. Highly recommend the beet salad and burger with truffles. Genius!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brilliant!
    Guest
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was by far the best dining experience we had in SF, which is saying a lot because the other meals were also very nice. Spruce definitely deserves its michelin star!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner with visiting friends
    nevertoofull
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Finding a table was not as daunting as it is at other Michelin starred restaurants in the city. The service was great, drinks were very nice (great dry martini), food was excellent, wine list massive (almost daunting), the beignets are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out-standing
    Svinet6666
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The best meal I have had any pale in the world for many years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food very disappointing after all the hype. Too many yelp reviews consistent with our experience. Service was excellent; great wines too
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FredFreeloader
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A short walk from the hotel on California, this turned to be a really nice place for dinner for a family of four. Service was outstanding, the wine recommendation spot on (despite the wine list being a little expensive - our bottle was 80$ and one of the cheaper wines available). We opted for the scallops for starter, then had salmon and halibut main dishes which were very good. The children were offered the bar menu as well which includes mussels, burgers and fries - that's a great option for families. With pre-dinner drinks, a bottle of wine and dessert, the bill came to 350$. The walk back via Washington was recommended by the server and well worth it. We had a great time and would love to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spruce did not impress
    molalvr
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Service was attentive but the food was a disappointment. The roasted corn soup was lacking flavor and just very sweet. My green salad with goat cheese tart had a nice light citrus dressing and the tart was excellent. Duck entree was well cooked,however I ordered the corn ravioli which were very doughy with barely any corn flavor and may have been the worst ravioli I've had. More like bad gnocchi. I love bread and admit I tend to judge but the bread was very sub par, not fresh or tasty. It was served with both plain butter and butter flavored with honey (and nuts?) which seemed very out of place for a fine dinner venue. If you like the farm to table idea there are many other options in SF with more interesting food and venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spruce 08-2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We enjoyed our experience from beginning to end. Warm welcome, lovely table, attentive servers, great mixologists,excellent presentation and preparation as well as spot on flavors and pairings. We are definitely coming back to experience more excellent food and drink ! The bavette was cooked to perfection and so tender I used my fork. Don't miss the beignets! OMG.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch
    Nibbles
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Spruce was quiet and the jazz they played was great. The bignets were amazing as was the smoked salmon benedict with kale, really delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to the recommendation
    Dorothy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Spruce was recommended by a friend who lives in the City and from beginning to end our experience there was wonderful. The welcoming staff were friendly and professional. No complaints about the food, loved the salmon, burger (from the bar menu), and the pork loin. We tried the olive oil cake which was tasty, my husband really loved the fresh brewed coffee. Our waiter David sent us off with complimentary giant cookies. The valet parking guy gave us very nice service as well...much appreciated. We all rated our experience very highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner in SF
    Antomarina
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went for dinner with our two children, and everything was perfect. The restaurant is very nice and the food is excellent. Service is also very kind. Don't miss burgers and a short of donuts for dessert. The say goodbye to us with wonderful cookies. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very forgettable
    easytopleaseVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I asked the waiter what the most popular dishes were. I ordered two he recommended and both were terrible. One was a grilled lettuce salad with a yogurt dressing. not bad, but not great. and the other was a ratatouille lasagna. So bland and flavorless. If these were the best the place could offer I have worries. And if the waiter recommended these two just to move them, then I worry even more that a place like this has these kinds of practices. The best part of the meal was the cranberry bread with the cinnamon honey butter - and that was free! service was nice but recommendations were horrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wow
    skiaaa
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    one of my favorite restaurants in city. service, ambiance and food. all amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try a single cheese for dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Choose a single cheese for dessert and you will be treated to an incredible presentation plus delightful bread and crackers. On our most recent visit the presentation included figs, a honeycomb, pistachios, marcoma almonds! All for just $6.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    SubBelgian
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Nicely balanced dishes , subtle diverse notes , rich palette . Ordered a wine with a bit to much sugar (riesling) to my liking, when asked waiter immediatly got to taste a few other options . Cool . Felt pampered . Best dinner I had in 2 weeks Pacific coasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were seated right away at a very nice table. Our server was really great and pointed out some good options on the menu. All the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    AnnabellaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had high hopes for Spruce. Our biggest complaint is that the service was nonexistant. Our waiter would be gone for long lengths of time. We were brought some very nice bread. But, we were never offered any more when that was gone. The corn soup was the best I have ever had. But everything else was just average. We won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    JnJK
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Spruce's is definitely one of the finest restaurants around. The quality of the service and food is really excellent. In fact there was a mistake on our order, which could have been my fault, but they put everything straight quickly and pleasantly. For such a restaurant I was surprised that the noise level was as high as it was, but it was not excessive. The wine list is broad and has some excellent but rather expensive choices, and although the list is long; there are notable omissions, in my mind. The service and food was actually better than some of the BEST places in London that I have eaten at. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    solomom
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had a great night out. Although we had a reservation, we really wanted to sit at the bar and try the burgers that we had heard so much about. We were celebrating our 41st anniversary and after having celebrated our 40th at a well known top notch restaurant which we found stuffy the year before this time celebrated the way we really wanted to. The hostesses and bar staff accommodated us and we had a great time! Great cocktails and great burgers!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Simply one of the best restaurants in San Francisco that is perfectly consistent and doesn't disappoint. Their service is always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    OMG!!!! So good!! Had a lovely dinner on our anniversary. They even had a card at the table wishing us a Happy Anniversary. The food was fabulous.....we both had the ribeye steak and shared a starter of the scallops. Both my husband and I said that we haven't had as good a dinner as this in a long time. Waiter was delightful and everyone from the front desk on wished us a happy anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    CathyG
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Spruce. The food was wonderful, the wine selection was very large, and the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    It was our first experience at Spruce. It was a very good experience! The meal was excellent. The service was considerate without being intrusive. The whole experience was very very good. We will try to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spruce is excellent
    LuckyRancher
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our family enjoyed all aspects of the dining experience! The roasted corn soup was excellent as well as all the entrees. Expect to lay down some serious dough.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies that Lunch
    Kate
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It's not very often I go out to lunch, but this was a great place to have a fancy lunch with a good friend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad but have had so much better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    In many ways, you can't fault it. The food is undoubtedly good and well presented. But given the limited choice of menu (not in itself a bad thing) and the price, we would have expected it to be outstanding, which it wasn't. There were no "Ooh, oh my! you have to try mine moments".
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent fine fining experience
    LaurelVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Beautiful decor and sophisticated spot for any occasion. Great attention to detail from the ordering process to wine selection and service of meal. Plates artfully present the food and we enjoyed an exquisite meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday nights are great here!
    SFfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The Sunday night Spruce burger and flight of wine are my latest guilty pleasures. So great to have a quiet place to meet with friends for dinner before taking on the next work week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely.
    venzkec
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere, and great food. Great for dates and double dates.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    Marino
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Could not have had a better experience. Nick the waiter was excellent and the staff wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andy was amazing!
    Ashley24
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our server Andy was amazing, he provided great information, service and was a joy to speak with! He had amazing recommendations from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spruce did not disappoint as usual
    yg83
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Simple and elegant harvest menu for lunch. My only comment would be that it's just a bit too small. It needs either a little more protein or some grain. Overall - great experience as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate