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Spruce Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sprucesf.com
  • Email: info@sprucesf.com
  • Phone: (415) 931-5100
  • 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 (415) 931-5115

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
Diner Reviews
  • "High marks for - location, ambiance, food and service!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a most memorable evening celebrating a special occasion. Our dinner companions are major foodies and were raving at each course. Highly recommend the scallops to start and the gem salad was quite nice. All the entrees were exceptionally balanced and delicious. Service was excellent and ambience lovely with a mature crowd. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Spruce is a wonderful restaurant with great food and fantastic service. Every time I dine there, I wonder why I don't go more often."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I had the BEST time last Sunday,beautiful.quiet table,as requested, many excellent dinner choices and the best service we have encountered..and we go out a lot!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Good news - Outstanding food, bad news - do not do a good job of honoring reservations"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Spruce was one of best restaurants that we have gone to in years. Delicious food, excellent service and wonderful ambience. What more could you ask for in a restaurant? It will be our spot for special celebrations from now on!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday brunch and truly enjoyed our dining experience. The mimosa's were delicious and the atmosphere was festive. So happy to have the opportunity to try this neighborhood gem. Would definitely go back. The only negative is that we had to pay for the bread."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I came to Spruce for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful experience. The staff was polite, attentive, and gave excellent recommendations. The food was spectacular!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Excellent cocktails at the bar while waiting for our table. Seated in the library, love this room and the fireplace. Food was well executed as always, our choices that evening were seafood. We dine at Spruce with friends or just the two of us often, we've not been disappointed with the food or experience over the years."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went there for lunch. Food was elegantly presented, but not particularly special and some portions large, others skimpy. The cheese plate dessert had 3 little pieces of cheese, plus some fruit. On the other hand, the plate of beignets was towering. The menu was all over the place, from ravioli to an omelet to a burger to roast halibut. I could only find one entree that attracted me. It was good, but the two sides turned out to be more like garnishes. Low noise level but the dark brown decor made for a boring atmosphere. Comfy seating. Service as expected in a relatively fancy restaurant. Needs punching up of decor and consistency in the food. Was not able to accommodate a request for gluten-free crackers."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "we had been here for brunch. The beignets are to die for. The other dishes were also pretty good. The most important being that none of them were very overwhelming. The quantity, flavor everything was in perfect balance. This is place is not bad for brunch although I feel there are better places in sf for brunch."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "rib-eye was excellent. will return for morechoices"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "From the greeting at the front desk to the manager's recognition of my birthday with to-go chocolate chip cookies, our evening at Spruce was fantastic. Great atmosphere. Wonderful service from our waiter...friendly, efficient, knowledgeable.....and the entire waitstaff. The oxtail consomme was divine, as was the butter poached lobster. 5 stars!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Beautiful space, great food and service. A winner."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We dined early on a Saturday evening (6:30) but sevrice was so slow that we did not finish until 10:30. Our waiter was embarrassed by this so I think the problem was in the kitchen. Also, noise level in main dining room became impossible for conversation by 9:00. I will not return for 6 months hoping you can deal with these issues and get back to the wonderful place you used to be."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Split the steak for 3 with 2 others. I ordered Med. Rare and got top piece med rare and those underneath end cuts . Our server did not serve us as he was busy and I probavly got so some else's cut. They apologized and gave us complimentary dessert. I thought it was overpriced and was not impressed with the menu."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I took a friend out for her birthday. On Open Table I had written that it was a birthday dinner and given it little thought. When we arrived we were given a table in the most quiet part of the restaurant. The waiter was very generous when we ordered our second glasses of champagne. Dinner was terrific and we were able to get an extra order of the wonderful potatoes when we did not like one of the accompanying vegetables. Then came the birthday dessert with the candle. It was good and done so nicely. I would certainly return."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Ok food in an unexpected setting. Leather chairs, dim lighting, pretty formal ambiance in a restaurant right in the middle of quiet residential street. Food was forgettable, desserts stood out."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were at Spruce with one more couple to celebrate March 8th International Women's Date. Had the table at the small room with a fireplace! Sooooo romantic! Super elegant just right for the occasion ! The name of our waiter is Hossif. He was super professional ! Food is exceptional , and presentation is amazing! It's expensive but is worth every penny! Thank you, Spruce!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A truly epic dining event! One of our all time favorites in the city. The ambience, service and best of all, Cuisine, was outstanding. Delighful charcuterie platter and perfect roast chicken with chorizo and fava beans. The short rib was melt-in-your mouth and the wine list - especially champagnes - was thoughtfully collected. Save room for dessert asthe beignets are the best we have had outside New Orleans."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We love Spruce because is consistently has great food, excellent service, and you can enjoy the energy of the restaurant, but you can have a quiet/ private conversation - and hear each other comfortably. Don't change a thing!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "As a big fan of the restaurant, I was modestly underwhelmed by the food this visit. Good, but not up to their own standards."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I took my wife out for her 65th birthday along with my adult children and their significant partners. I had heard about Spruce and wanted a first class experience for my wife's birthday. The wait staff, food and overall experience exceeded my expectations. Everything was OUTSTANDING, I plan to return in the very near future."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Spruce is one of those places that will always offer a great evening out, yet it lacked a little on this visit. The wine list is remarkable, but we were hard put to find a bottle of sauvignon blanc for less than $55. Same story for the red. The food was good, if "fussed over." Lots of different and pleasing textures, arranged very prettily, but without any outstanding flavors. There was just a tablespoon of sauce for a hearty portion of perfectly roasted pork tenderloin. To be memorable, it needed something else -- like a fine sauce. The beautifully roasted fish of one of my table companions was also served with the merest dollop of sauce. These deficiencies could have been easily remedied if the servers had been more in evidence."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Service is first rate. Only objection is to the breath taking prices."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We had a business lunch at Spruce. We needed a quiet place to talk without being overheard. The food and the service were great and we were left alone appropriately to have our discussion."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Had 8:45 res, seated an hour late. Pre-fix meal @ $140 per which was Steak or Lobster that was pretty ordinary. ~$500 for 2 with wine and nothing memorable except the long wait. Overbooking is not unusual, but this was absurd. Wait staff did there best."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From food to service to wine to decor, I could've have asked for a more perfect place to celebrate my birthday with my 3 closest girlfriends. Food was exceptional & paired exquisitely with wines by the sommelier, and service was nothing short of impressive (we had the same server- David- who remembered us from our previous visit months back & he proceeded to recall details of our exact conversation regarding cocktails that was completely unexpected). I can't wait until the next visit!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "From the way you are greeted at the front, to the seamless service throughout the meal, to paying the bill, Spruce was one of the best dining experiences I've had in several years in SF. The staff was professional, knowledgeable, and not over bearing. Food was outstanding! The complimentary gougeres were delicious as was the bread selection. Appetizers (beet salad, carrot ravioli, cauliflower scallops, charcuterie), Entrees (lobster, ribeye, sonoma chicken, bass, pork tenderloin), and Dessert (beignets) were all incredibly well done...perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked, quality ingredients, appealing to the eye, and delicious!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Perfect dining experience from impeccable service to perfectly portioned/seasoned/prepared food despite being seated late for our reservation (not the restaurant's fault - dining experience is so pleasant diners tend to take an inordinate amount of time so it's difficult to gauge reservation windows)"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The beer food pairing and the knowledge of our server made the evening one to remember"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had an excellent Valentine's Dinner at Spruce and definitely recommend it for special occasions. It was extremely expensive but you get what you pay for especially on Valentine's."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Mediocre food not deserving of a michelin star. Extremely loud. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Me and my girlfriend had reservations for 10:15 PM. We were not sat till 11:10 PM, almost an hour after our reservation time. The food was gross to say the least. The only decent part which I enjoyed was desert. You definitely do NOT get your money'a worth. I paid 392 dollars for a dinner I didn't even touch. Would NOT recommend, sorry."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Have had dinner here quite a few times. Normally very good food and service. This evening was very poor in most aspects. Had reservations. Had to wait almost 1 hour for our table. The restaurant was completely overbooked which I am sure contributed to the poor evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Borderline food and very expensive for what you get.....won't be back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a wonderful pre-concert dinner. Marvelous attention to pacing the 5 courses and getting us out on time. Everything was delicious. Looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "There's nothing not to like about Spruce. Food is excellent, service is attentive without being overbearing, and the atmosphere is elegant."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Spruce offers the most attentive yet unpretentious service in San Francisco, with a first-class menu, an extensive top-flight wine list both by the bottle and by the glass, and the best bar burgers anywhere. Instead of a table int he dining room, ask for the table at the back of the bar area by the 15-foot-high glass-panel wine cellar."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "Food was delicious, service was great. Dinner portions were small, but well prepared."
    Dined on 2/11/2014