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Spruce Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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
  • "Spruce graciously accommodated our party of 7 plus stroller. All the food was delicious as expected but nothing stood out as exceptional. The description for each dish has the flavor mix they are trying to achieve but none ever achieved that mix due to small amounts of the flavors. Ex: the turnip soup had olive tapenade and another flavor included but these were small drops in the bottom of the bowl and once the soup was poured those flavors were never noted in the soup. Everything had lovely presentation and portions are reasonable as higher priced restaurants go. Our concern was the noise level on Thursday night was extremely high, we had difficulty having discussion across the table. You are allowed to bring your own wine with fee."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I was in town for a week and wanted to try a SF Michelin starred restaurant for lunch. I couldn't have been more satisfied! Great looking place, top-notch service, incredible food and very reasonable prices. So good that I actually went back the next day! Oh, best burger i've ever had by the way!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and superb service we will definitely return and recommend it"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Spruce is a wonderful place whether for a special occasion or for a more casual lunch. Beautiful space, attentive service, great atmosphere and above all, fantastic food"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Three of us celebrate our birthdays together every year. We chose Spruce this year. It was excellent..we sat in the small front room where it was quiet so we could even hear one another. One celebrant is 93 years old."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "cool spot, A+ burger caesar salad was subpar otherwise xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Don't hesitate - this is a great restaurant with excellent service and food!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This place was beautiful. Everyone there makes you feel right at home. The food was amazing. The peanut butter delights they give youbl before you leave is to die for. If u could change something it would be the lighting. I felt the ambiance was a bit dark and needed to be a little lighter."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Lobster benedict, chicken hash, and the best beignets in the City. One of the best hidden brunches in SF."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "One of my go to places for a great burger and fries. Other dishes have not been as consistent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Having dined here in the past, the expectations were high. The last visit was memorable. This last seemed to miss the mark. The salmon although good required the dinner remove the skin; should have been crisp and the thick sections underdone. The halibut was ...unmemorable. It was bland. The beet salad was unremarkable and a challenge to understand...mixed flavors. Nice restaurant, great service, so so food. Last visit 2 years ago great."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was delicious and thoughtful. Great marriage of flavors. Service was excellent except for a remarkably long wait between courses. Waiter was unable to bring me a side of biscuits for some reason."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "For this price range and for all of the other great reviews I had high expectations. The ambience is very nice, though it attracts an older crowd (30-40). The food was the real disappointment. Nothing was great nor memorable. I have spent the same amount at many other restaurants in Hayes and had much better experiences. I would recommend staying away unless you are desperate for a somewhat impressive first date or interested in meeting older singles at their bar."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Spruce is a fabulous spot for a special occasion or for a relaxing stop after work for a sandwich at the bar. Always a pleasure to spend time there, and one of the few restaurants serving great sweetbreads!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant! Highly recommend. The cocktails are amazing."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I went for dine about town lunch. Some items were intriguing like stone fruit gazpacho. Execution on the rib eye and halibut was perfect. I appreciate that the chef came to get feedback on the gazpacho. Desert was a cookie with cream. It was very good but I think a prix fix menu deserves a bit more complexity."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great food, wonderful ingredients and timing of dishes"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Menu is short and everything is appealing. Perfectly cooked rib eye and delicious halibut poached in olive oil. Cozy location in Laurel Heights. Extensive wine list but an unpolished sommelier. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Everything about our dinner was perfection. Spruce is definitely my new favorite restaurant. I'm just sorry I didn't try it sooner!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I have written a magnificent review a couple of months ago about the food and specially the service for this place. It's crazy how the service can ruin the experience! Our table barely got attention on Saturday! Not only because the restaurant was busy but because our server would dissapear in the kitchen or cared giving other tables attention! Clearly I tipped accordingly to make the point! Won't be back! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We both had the Harvest menu with wine pairings for lunch......absolutely superb! Pea soup and scallop entree were outstanding and the desserts are divine! This is one of the very best places to dine in SF!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Good, not great for lunch. A bit pretentious. Food is good. Mussels were very good. I'd like more of a selection."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We went to Spruce for lunch. I had the halibut and it was perfectly cooked and wonderful. My husband had the special that was a short rib ravioli. He devoured it. We also ordered the fries because theirs are the BEST!! Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. I have only been here for dinner in the past but, will definitely go again for lunch."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This was the second Spruce birthday party celebration with my wife and it was simply terrific. Our table was great plus service from Nick, our waiter, was attentive with Spruce provided a fun festive evening. We could not of asked for more…."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Average food. Awful desserts. Uninspired coffee service. Fumbled valet handoff between waiter and valet service. Overall amateur hour. Want premium perception but zero attention to detail. They must learn this is more about the total experience than just the ambiance. Lucky for them there is little competition in Presidio Hts. For anyone willing to venture out your money can be much better spent elsewhere."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This is the place to go if you want super good service and good food, and that basic feeling that you're special. We have eaten here before, but this time it was our Wedding Anniversary. They gave us a romantic slightly private table, had a card wishing us a Happy Anniversary on the table when we arrived, and apart from the usual wonderful service and food, when it came to dessert, we were also presented with an extra dessert with Happy Anniversary in chocolate writing, yes we felt pretty special, we also had a guest with us, and they were pretty impressed too."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went to Spruce for an anniversary..and because we wanted to start with cocktails we sat at a comfortable table in the bar area. We had an early reservation which helped with the noise level..by the time we left it was quite busy and loud..we had access to both menus..the bar menu and the main menu which was perfect as we shared four different dishes..the mussels from Prince Edward Island were great as well as the Caesar salad. We followed those with steak tartar and a reginette made with an avocado sauce..quite delicious.. The wine list is extravagant..Alexandria our server was quite attentive... Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Terrible terrible service. When you have to ask the Hostess to bring you dinner rolls, a wine list, and the wine you would like, you know the waiter is MIA as well as management. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We had a delicious lunch at Spruce. The food was well prepared and quite good. However, it was very slow coming out of the kitchen - appetizer, main, and dessert took 1.5 hours total. Spruce is a generally dressy place - some men wear jackets, even ties, women nicely dressed."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I would have liked a menu with a few more choices."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I would think twice before returning to Spruce if I were looking for good food! The chicken salad is rubbery and tasteless. The omelet was heavy and lacking in any subtlety. Even the desserts had a flavor that was off. No one seems to notice, however, as this place continues to be the hit of Pacific Heights. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Had a delightful, elegant lunch. Menu sophisticated, food delicious, service attentive. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Elegant but friendly. Excellent service. Delicious food. Would return again"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had a 9PM reservation on Saturday night. Three of us - me, my wife and my sister who was visiting from out of town. Throughout the service was impeccable - even while we had to wait a bit for our table, the hosts were attentive and offered an alternate table in the bar if we were in a hurry. Spent a non-rushed 2.5 hours at dinner - great service from the staff especially from Melissa who kept bringing us little extras as we waited for our shared ribeye which was one of the best steaks I've had anywhere. Cheers to the Spruce team! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food, service and decor. Certainly deserving of the Michelin star and worth the $40 in taxi fares there and back. If I lived close, I'd be a regular."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Having made a reservation a couple of weeks ahead, was disappointed to be offered an isolated small table just inside the door. Based on the opentable chatter, we took a table in the bar instead. Turns out, the food was really very good, so plenty to be happy about . . . but the service?!? I can't recall the last time I saw so many different faces. First a server introduced himself as ours for the evening, but if he stopped by another time other than to take our order, I must have missed it. Our entreesfinished we wondered about desert - and wondered and wondered until I got up to wander and find someone to ask! Too late, a server reappeared and tried to make amends (cookies). Perhaps we just forgot to remove our invisibility cloaks?"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Food was bland and the service was awful. We felt very rushed as if they were trying to push us out as quickly as possible. While other tables were not. The managers explanation was that they found that most people want to get in and out for brunch as quickly a possible. Even though we explained to the servers that we wanted to enjoy the experience. He then said that we would. Ever rush anyone on e they were seated. I think there was something else going on here, but I won't mention that here. Again not a god a experience. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "What a fantastic dinner in an even more fantastic setting. The neighborhood in Pacific Heights is charming and quiet in the evening. The valet is a nice touch as well. I was disappointed that the host was very pretentious and gave our table away to the couple who came in behind us. I will return every time for the food and wine but when it comes to quality of service Spruce is not as top notch as they would like you to believe. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Wonderful favorite place to dine and celebrate a special evening. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Everything was great, except I had a scallop entree that was bland, no flavors popped, no textures. I was comp. for the plate. Thank you for that."
    Dined on 4/25/2014