Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

4.6
1997 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Enjoy a new experience offered by the Quiessence team --
“The Soil and Seed Garden Experience”.
Dinner will be served garden side under the stars.
As always the dinner will be delicious, the setting magical, service impeccable! Make your reservation to enjoy this new experience.

The classic Quiessence dinner experience will return later in the fall.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1997 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my first visit to Quiessence. Regrettably it was disappointing.

The setting is beautiful and you forget you’re in the middle of a city. The food is fresh coming straight from the farm but it’s repetitive. They did accommodate a vegan diet which was appreciated. Ironically the only vegetable he doesn’t like is cucumber and it was in every serving. I didn’t have diet restrictions and experienced the same. They even made a sorbet with it. I completely understand utilizing what is there on the farm and perhaps during a different season there will be more variety. Also they predominantly serve wine, which isn’t bad however we are more of a cocktail drinkers and the selection was limited. Lastly our dessert at the tasting was a shared dessert. We have no issue sharing, however we generally order two different things to try. The lack of variety was disappointing.

The food was fresh, the garlic sauce that accompanied the ribeye was very delicious. The charcuterie board was beautiful and delicious. Overall it was more casual than expected. We enjoy dressing up to go out to eat at a nice place and many individuals were in shorts. Now we know. For the price I would prefer to eat at Kai or Cafe Monarch. We always wanted to try Quiessence and now we have.

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vipMike
Chicago
144 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

An insufferably long 3+ hour dinner. They didn’t forewarn us they were short staffed until halfway through our dinner. Honesty always the best policy. Charcuterie board was the most interesting course.

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SuesSpecialOccasionRevie
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For any special occasion, the brick oven table is a must. So special. Everything is perfect and makes the occasion soar.

ME
MarkE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was an amazing experience, do not often enjoy fine dining.
For those who rarely attend restaurants such as this, is well worth the experience.

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viprogerw
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful evening to enjoy great food, relax, have time to spend with ourselves and enjoy!

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John
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

My guest and I felt like the temperature inside was much too warm, there wasn’t any music for the first part of our dinner which made it very quiet and awkward with the other table next to us. Only 4 parties came while we were there but yet all of our tables were near each other. Plenty of open tables. The menu had 3 preset 3-4-5 course meals with not a lot of options or changes. I do wish things could’ve been ordered a la cart as perhaps my pallet is not as refined as the chef. My dates rib-eye came out with a large chunk of fat right down the center of it. The waiter seemed awkward, fumbling his words at times, didn’t have a lot of information. I did appreciate the ambience and decor. I will not be returning.

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Hydee
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The five course chef's tasting menu with wine pairing was certainly a one of a kind experience! Service was primo and the evening just so enjoyable/relaxing. Great way to celebrate my brother's 50th birthday. The wagu bites were mouth watering.... I could've eaten 100 of those ;). Food was fresh, tasty, well-seasoned... just the right amount at each course. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night

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LaceyM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I have waited ages to try this restaurant, but it was a complete disappointment and very low value for my fine dining budget. As other reviewers said, the featured vegetables were rendered watery and bland and the limited flavors repeated throughout the courses. I had never had carpaccio so maybe I'd never like it, but it was as thick as a sausage and the one thing I know about carpaccio is "thin." I do love the ambience at Farm at South Mountain, and I didn't mind the very slow pace as my company was divine. I will chose another food adventure for our next celebration.

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ColleenF
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to sincerely thank the Chef and the waitstaff. This was a dining experience like no other. I especially appreciate the artistic creativity of the presentation of the plethora of color, smells, taste, presentation as well as the gentle jazz music. 5 stars. I will be back. This was a special farm to table surprise from our loving daughter that my husband and I will always remember!
Magnificent!
Mary from New York

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BrianneH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unfortunate the roof leaked right into my water glass during a rainstorm…….was quickly reseated. Food was good, but portions small and not super filling. Still love the ambiance, and will return. Servers were friendly and helpful/attentive.

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FrenchGourmet
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very flavorful cuisine. A lot of research goes in the taste and preparation in the different elements that compose each dish. Very healthy and light.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simply amazing

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BeckyB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Original phenomenal flavors to really fresh food. Highly enjoyed our visit.

JF
JohnF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not have had a better experience anywhere else! This restaurant and staff are truly magical. Thank you for an amazing experience! See you again soon.

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DaveS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It had been years since we’d been here. It’s a super cool and unique experience, but goodness, it’s really expensive for what you get.

JC
JamesC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every one of the 5 courses was innovative with complex tastes and of course, stunningly delicious!!! Service was flawless and friendly!! Ambiance was quaint and rustic with a large window to the outside. Loved our anniversary dinner experience!!!

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MelissaF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were Excellent planning our next visit

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Heather
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal! My husband and I enjoyed the five course menu. I am a vegetarian and they were very accommodating.

TM
TinaM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a wonderful dining experience and a great place for celebrations.
The star is absolutely the food! The meal was inventive and well prepared. Each dish was balanced and creative using tried and true techniques combined with new methods leading to an unforgettable experience.
The staff was attentive without hovering.
The location was charming and well cared for. It is a working farm garden where they grow much of their food. It is all well cared for and picturesque making a delightful place to be.
We were in the enclosed porch which for me was a little warm, but it is June in Phoenix, Arizona and I am always too warm. For most people it is probably the perfect temperature. The inside sitting areas were cooler so if you like it chilly like I do, ask for an interior space.
This was my first time at Quiessance, but I will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were looking for a restaurant with awesome food, in a fine dining setting and this restaurant disappointed. The soup was awful, the board of bites to share was uninteresting and I did not like what I ate of my main course. All in all the food was bad, and I love eating and cooking food. The restaurant was hot, when we were finally able to flag down someone to move a fan to help with the heat she just faced a fan directly on us which frankly made things less pleasant. While everyone loves a leisurely dinner this took FOREVER, when we tried to find a server to check in or maybe graciously leave there was no one to be found or they just ignored us.
I wanted to love this restaurant, I was excited to check it out but I would definitely go elsewhere.

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myndio
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is not a restaurant; it’s a total experience! Excellent to celebrate! They take GREAT care of you. Ale, our server, was very thoughtful. I would recommend. Very pricey but food was great! Once in a lifetime dinning experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Expected more for $100+ for a 5 course tasting menu. Seemed to just fall flat. And lots of flies buzzing around.

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BrandyK
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is an converted old farm house and has a quaint and friendly atmosphere. Each course was brought out and explained, both what was in the dish, and also recommendations on how to eat it. Dinner was leisurely and unhurried.

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vipVickieH
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful experience

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Toohottodine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I’ve been to the Quessience several times and always enjoyed the experience. They made some menu changes so there is no longer a surprise element to dinner which was disappointing. We got there at 5:15 per our reservations and were the first ones there for a while. There was NO AC when it was 117 out. We were literally pouring sweat and couldn’t even enjoy our meal. By the time we got to our last dish we were so hot and uncomfortable we couldn’t even eat it. Spending $780 for 3 people to have that experience is ridiculous. I will not be returning.

BD
vipBoDiner
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience, from arrival to the meal. Amazing.

JT
JimT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Portion of steak was minimal not the portion we expected. Cost of steak for the portion received was too high. Overall the five course dinner was excellent

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Putaforkinit
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a culinary experience that is well worth the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s 30th birthday as apart of our larger vacation, this has been the best meal experience so far. We went for the 5 course meal and added the wagyu beef which I highly recommend. The staff was great and very attentive, we sat outside and ran into a small problem with ants which is to be expected in such a natural environment. The staff was overly accommodating and moved us to a table inside. Highly recommend this experience but keep in mind it’s designed to be just that an experience. If you go for the 5 course option you will be there for several hours as each course is hand crafted as spaced out for you to enjoy its portion and appreciate the flavor experience.

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MariaW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration. The food was wonderful. We talked about how it reminded us of tomatoes and squash from or grandparents garden. We so miss that amazing freshness. Our server was extremely knowledgeable. We’ll be back!!

TK
TesshiaK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This surely was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting a romantic intimate date. The food and atmosphere was amazing.

RP
RoselleP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have already recommended this place to everyone I spoke with today and we were just there last night. The service, food and wine were impeccable. HIGHLY recommend for a perfect special occasion.

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vipfloridanativ
Phoenix
106 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience and we can't wait to go back when the menu changes. Ali was an amazing server and the hospitality was on point all night!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The indoor dining room was way too hot. Music was almost non-existent so you could here very other tables conversations.

Food and service was great!!

Beautiful setting and decor!

ZH
ZaidH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you're looking for a place to experience flavor found in combinations beyond expectation, this is the place to go. Even a simple slice of heirloom tomato is transformed with less than 5 ingredients into something that could be considered a main dish. Well worth the experience and the tasting menu provides a broad spectrum of flavors and textures you're unlikely to find elsewhere.

RH
RogerH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent five course meal with outstanding service. Wonderful dinner experience in Phoenix!

CS
ColetteS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The service was superb and the food was just really outstanding—perfection!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great setting for a calm and enjoyable dinner experience. Food presentation was good and most products grown on site or by locals.

AB
AmyB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. I was concerned they would not live up to all the great reviews, but they did! Payton, Paige, and Jordan were absolutely flawless in their customer service and the food was extraordinary. Well worth the cost. The environment was very cozy and we enjoyed dining outdoors. A big thank you to the staff at Quiessence for creating a memorable evening for us!

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Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain is rated 4.6 stars by 1997 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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