very special and relaxed placeMy husband and I wanted to try a new SF restaurant during our weekend stay in the city. This place is delightful to say the least. They treat you like a king, and make you feel very special. At the same time, there is something very laid back about the place. It feels super comfy. When I think about it, it is probably the right amount of noise, perfect colors and lighting, wonderful service, chairs that would be good enough for royalty. And above all, the food is out of this world! Squash pasta appetizer with sage and caramelized pecans, Sonoma chicken and pork tenderloin, all delicious beyond words. Finally, we were impressed with their tea and coffee selection and quality. We skipped wine and dessert, but we'll definitely be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSmiles all aroundWe were lucky to get a table for 8 on a Friday night. This really is a neighbourhood gem. Spruce oozes class. It's a restaurant that could compete on a world class level. The interior is beautiful. The food was wonderful. I had the burrata for starters, it was the perfect temperature and texture. Then on to the Duck breast which is quite possibly the best I've had. We tried the Brown wine, and the next day went out and bought it. Amazing. The only minor negative things were the desert - the banana split (yep we ordered for the table) or the bread weren't all that special. Spruce I'll be back. It was a fantastic evening.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA very topnotch restaurant.A very topnotch restaurant. Staff was very nice and attentive.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of San Francisco's very bestSecond visit within a week. Excellent Food, great but very expensive wine list, and terrific service. Atmosphere very enjoyable yet sophisticated.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous charcuterie plate.Fabulous charcuterie plate. On a Monday night this place was packed.
They had reservations for about 50 patrons, and 175 showed up over
the course of the night! Great energy - lucky to have been part of the evening!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food,good ambiance, relaxed,coGood food,good ambiance, relaxed,comfortable and I'd do it again readily5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSpruce never disappoints.Spruce never disappoints. It's one of my go-to spots for a special occasion. The food and wine is always fantastic, especially the burger - only $16!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMissed the sweetbreadsExcellent service. After my last visit here I was left with memories of some of the best bites of food I have ever had in their sweetbread and linguine dish putting this restaurant at the very top of my favorites list in SF. This time it didn't blow my mind in the same way but was very good.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing drinks and the foodAmazing drinks and the food was all around fantastic. Prices were very in-line with the quality delivered. Don't miss the specialty drink list, their bar tending is top notch. Would definitely recommend.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHusband ordered the night'sHusband ordered the night's special, waygu new york style steak $75. Steak quality was nothing to call home about, but the sauce was delicious. Wife had the sea bass, and it was quite salty. Shared the meat platter, it was good variety. Service was excellent.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStarting with the reservationistStarting with the reservationist all the way thru to the person that clears your plates the people are outstanding, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They make you feel like you are the ,most important person in the restaurant. The fact that the food matches the service makes this a 4 star restaurant.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the restaurantsThis is one of the restaurants we always come to when we are in San Francisco. Elegant and excellent food. Great service and great people.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and theExcellent service and the food was very, very, good.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMUnable to check the specialUnable to check the special features on this survey so will just say that it is fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, good for brunch and lunch. We were very satisfied.
(This review site doesn't work very well!)4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMthe place to dine in delightTim Stannard does a lovely job. The waitstaff and manager are so professional and friendly. I had such a lovely experience with food and ambiance there recently!
SPorter4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGotta try this!Went there for Easter brunch and had a great time. Food and service was excellent. This was my first time and won't be my last!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was truly exceptionalThe service was truly exceptional and the food very good.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter (from Perth Australia)Our waiter (from Perth Australia) was warm ,welcoming and professional!
He highlighted the menu, made suggestions and was there when we needed him!
I noticed he had great instinct.
The food...spectacular!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA Magical Experience ...Sometimes, places are good. Sometimes, places are great. Then, there are those times when you have such an amazing experience that the only way to describe it is 'magical.' I go to Spruce about three times per year, and it's always a sophisticated experience. Last Thursday, I took my older sister for the first time and we left feeling like Hollywood actresses! From the duel valets opening our car doors, to the gracious, lovely women at the front who sat us early at a prime table, to our excellent waiter who offered insights without sounding pushy, the whole evening was beyond fabulous. At the end, the (again) lovely hosts helped us into our coats, the manager swung the large door open, our car was waiting and we left feeling like A-Listers!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI have had now had two mediocreI have had now had two mediocre experiences at Spruce. The first was a private dinner - food came out cold and too much time elapsed between courses. The second was for a birthday dinner. I arrived hoping to "undo" the last visit, but was again unimpressed. The food does not come out hot enough, there were LONG gaps between courses (sitting for 20+ minutes without anyone checking in or clearing plates), and quite frankly, the flavors were weak. The only real positive was the ambiance...
After all of the great things I had heard about Spruce, I wanted to like it. Needless to say, I won't be back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSubdued lighting, just theSubdued lighting, just the right distance between tables, not too noisy--all of these features make this restaurant a good place to enjoy conversation as well as their wonderful food. We shared mussels as a first course, perfectly flavored with a subtle tomato and white wine sauce. Our main dishes were excellent. We agreed that the duck breast was among the most tender of its kind we had tasted. The service was highly professional--friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Will definitely return to this restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had previouslyMy wife and I had previously been to Spruce only for lunch. At lunch the room is relatively quiet and pleasant and the food is excellent. At dinner this time the service as before was outstanding, very pleasant and solicitous and the food was very good. It was noisier than we had expected from our past experience but the room was full of people having a good time. We highly recommend this restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Spruce was delightful.As always, Spruce was delightful. Beautifully decorated, very professional, helpful waitstaff, interesting items on the menu. Delicious! A favorite of ours!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy mother chose Spruce toMy mother chose Spruce to celebrate her birthday. The restaurant recommended a lovely florist and the flowers were placed on the table. I had pre-ordered Spruce's signature "beignets" for my mother's dessert and they arrived promptly after dinner (the beignets were absolutely delicious by the way). The staff couldn't have been nicer to us! Thank you!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating a birthdayWe were celebrating a birthday and they made the birthday person feel very special. A birthday card on the table and special desert.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI can't say enough about Spruce.I can't say enough about Spruce. How have I not been here before? it was amazing, we had the burrata as an app, cod for main and beignets for dessert. The food was impeccable, the service was beyond attentive, but not over-bearing, the atmosphere is very sophisticated and yet not to snobby. I can't wait to go back! Maybe next time, I'll hang out at the super hip bar.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding. Superb food foodOutstanding. Superb food food very efficiently. Staff were extremely knowledgable. We were going to a play, had five courses and everything was timed perfectly.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMYes, they have a notable wineYes, they have a notable wine list. It is the largest I have ever seen - with prices to match. Four cocktails were cheaper.12/27/2012 12:00:00 AM