Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

4.7
1932 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 1932 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.9
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Soccerfoodie
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food thoughtfully prepared; feast for your senses.

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JeffP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a terrific find in the Phoenix area. Beautiful outdoor setting. When they say their food is locally sourced, they mean on the premises. Delicious, well-prepared, with slavish devotion to detail. Not inexpensive, but a real treat.

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vipMarthaA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food experience. True farm to table with great flavors. Foodies paradise. Great ambiance. They are wonderful at adapting to allergies or food preferences. Prefixed dinner we had the four course. Would go there again

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with my best friend. Had an amazing experience. The food was delicious and each course was explained in detail along with the wine pairing selections

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TomH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent! One of the best restaurants in Arizona. Our Valentine’s Day dinner was amazing and the place was beautiful. Will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner with my SO was a lovely evening at Quiessence. We enjoyed the cocktails and food. Our waiter was excellent, and we dined under the stars to celebrate our togetherness.

KJ
vipKJ13
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food quality and taste was excellent as always. The outdoor setup was beautiful and covid considerate, and the staff ad-libbed quite well when an unexpected light rain rolled in. Valentine's weekend is always a little pricier, but I was a little underwhelmed by the duck portion considering it was only 4 courses. This aspect limits me to 4 stars for this visit. The amuse's were a nice touch and very tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a perfect evening and dinner. We have never been disappointed in any way in our many visits. The dinner was absolutely delicious and the service second to none. Definitely one of our favorite spots in Phoenix. Highly recommend!

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vipBeechyrb
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing! The level of service is always outstanding. They definitely know how to create a wonderful guest experience that keeps you coming back. I am from Indiana and each time we come to the Phoenix area we eat here if at all possible, this year we got to do it for Valentine's day which was an unforgettable experience with a few extra bonuses like champaign, oysters & more all free of charge. Forgot to take pictures of the mains but here are a few amazing photos.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We were excited to visit this restaurant, however it was very disappointed during and after our visit. The menu was changed to one much more expensive and not until after we had already booked. Upon arrival it was unclear where to go or how to get there and staff was not pleasant at first, the only redeeming aspect was we had a great server and the gorgeous outdoor views. Furthermore, the table placement was terrible given the wide open spaces that were available. It was crammed in between another table and the hostess station, and was sitting on an uneven surface of bricks that were coming up several inches due to tree roots. Overall, we did not find this to be a great experience and we would not recommend this establishment to anyone moving forward.

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BeerNwineGuy
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

After learning of their reputation, we were pleased to get a reservation on the Thursday of Valentine's Day weekend. As suggested, we arrived early which provides time to walk around the interesting property. We were seated on time at a nice table under a large tent which provided a nice ambiance. They seemed to be just a bit understaffed, as it was a solid twenty minutes before we were offered a drink. Once we did have a server, the evening improved and we each chose their special weekend menu of food and wine pairings. We knew in advance that it was somewhat expensive but had high expectations that the food and service would match. The food was quite good, but portions were small, as were the wine pours. Our server was very pleasant, but we didn't see him much as the food was brought to the table by the sous chef. Water glasses were kept full. The menu does ask customers to expect a relaxed pace of service because the meals are all specially crafted and prepared, which was fine with us. In total, however, we did expect a bit more from the evening, given the bill totaling more than $600 for two. Again the food was quite good but the overall experience was a disappointment. Four stars overall is generous.

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Quiessence
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant for the first time on Feb. 9th. It was fabulous! We arrived at 5:30pm and maybe that was 1/2 hour too early b/c the place transforms when the sun goes down and the lights come on. wow! The food was perfect! We did the 5 course tasting menu and loved EVERYTHING. Please see the pictures as I believe they speak for themselves. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. I highly recommend this fabulous outdoor dining option!!!

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PatrickW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, ambiance and food. They provided a special offering for our anniversary. It was a very memorable visit.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For such a rural environment on the Farm at South Mountain, this was dinning at its finest. 5 star food and service and the prices to match at over $100 per person with very small portions. We opted for the 5 course meal which did not include drinks or dessert. They were completely out of the rib eye which was one of only three main course options, very disappointed in that with no advanced notice. Chefs and staff were very polite but a bit snooty if you ask me.

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luvvino
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was wonderful. It was nice to enjoy a dinner outside the city limits as it was quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Each course was perfectly timed and tasted rich in flavor. Don't skip the cocktails that use the fruits grown onsite. It's a wonderful way to kick off the meal and set you in unwind mode. We will definitely be back to try them in another season as they change based on what's growing at the farm.

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Matso
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! The ambience is great. I wish that we'd be able to choose different courses though. I don't eat as much as my husband and would have preferred to get the 3 course meal instead of the 5 course meal. My husband ate more than he should have since he ate a lot of my meal. Otherwise, it's a great location with great food

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food, presentation and service. Top notch dining experience!

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 7th anniversary and we ate outside under heaters with candlelight.
We have dined at many places around the country but this dinner will stand out for a long time. It wasn’t just the atmosphere which was amazing, but the farm to table experience is the kind of dining that we really enjoy. So much so that we came back on Sunday and brought our kids for brunch!!!!

Our server, Aly( sorry if I misspelled his name), was informative, efficient and unobtrusive. We had 7 courses including the amuse-bouche and dessert. There was just enough of everything to enjoy without overindulgence. I could say much more but I will end it here, saying that the salad and homemade cocktails were delicious.

We are putting you in our rotation of favorites!!!

Thank you!!!!

Tony and Jenny Hayes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food that was fresh and delicious. Uses many of the resources from within the farm for the food. Portion sizes are not large but the course menus are spread out far enough where you won’t leave feeling hungry. Would definitely recommend for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambiance, cocktails and food were incredible. Very unique farm to table experience. Every dish had thought and care poured into it. Will definitely return.

MB
MicheleB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food experience was well worth time. Everything was served hot and absolutely delicious.
Only negative comment would be the ending. We ordered dessert and after dinner drinks. Coffee and Baileys were consumed long before our dessert arrived - too long of a wait.
Prices on line for the course dinners need to be updated. $20 differential should NOT be a surprise upon arrival.

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vipsoccs11
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and had a great waiter. We went with the 4 course tasting menu. I left still hungry. So did my son. For the price you pay; it wouldn't hurt them to put a little more food on the plate. They did do a wonderful job helping us since 3 or the 4 of us are gluten free. I would go back for a special occasion.

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RachelW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Want to impress someone this is the place to do it.

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Lobito
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to do something special for our 5 yr anniversary, Quiessence made the night memorable. The food was delicious and the setting was quaint and romantic. The service was impeccable! We can’t wait to go back.

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EricD
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had all 5 courses plus house drinks and desserts. You cannot beat the attentive but unobtrusive service. The ambiance was lovely with fairy lights, trees, and tables in the grass; it was a seamless mix of rustic and sophisticated. They had heaters since it was December and we were comfortable. The food was imaginative and fantastic made with ingredients from the farm or local artisans. Highly recommend all 5 courses. Delicious and worth it.

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Marilee
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for an anniversary dinner. The food was good, the service was outstanding, the ambiance was unforgettable. We will be back.

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vipCVdiner
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The way they managed to create such beautiful ambience even in the middle of COVID risks was fabulous. All outdoor dining with sufficient heat lamps to be comfortable, string lights, candles, lovely music - simply beautiful. And of course the food was as wonderful as always here. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. We loved everything about our dining experience at Quiessence!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

You cannot beat the atmosphere at the farm!

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Alison
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Only complaint was that they didn’t have any beer, and dessert wasn’t included in the courses (though honestly didn’t have any room for dessert after the 5 courses!)

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Adam
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique farm to table culinary experience in an excellent setting with amazing service. If Quiessence has found itself on your radar then by all means, make a reservation and go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Felt very taken care of and loved every bite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic culinary experience. Treat yourself for the five course tasting menu.

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Bree
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the experience! The ambience simply cannot be beat! The service was top notch and the food delicious. The only comment we made was that it would have been nice if the courses came sooner together, we were at dinner for nearly three hours! But it was a fantastic experience, we definitely plan to go back, highly recommend!

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julieg
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town and found this restaurant during my research about Phoenix. It was truly a special place. The service was outstanding from the moment we arrived. Each course was absolutely delicious! Beautiful presentation and a short explanation of each as they arrived. Thank-you Quiessence for a wonderful birthday!

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vipScott
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. The Price Fixe Chef's dinner was great; from the unique appetizers to the innovative ways of presenting soups. Unfortunately, the main courses were cold and over-cooked (re: could have been the result of understaffing). Great for a special event.

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AlanG
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef definitely surpassed the bench mark on this one. We enjoyed our visit and were amazed by the professionalism of the staff. A definite return trip is on our calendar.

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vipRevLaufy
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendously creative menu. Amazing atmosphere. Jordan the waiter is our favorite ever. Very knowledgeable and friendly and bends over backward to make sure your dining experience is the best it could be. A+ all around, highly recommend.

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FoodieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was delicious but 4 hours was way too long. We waited so long for our first course and by the time the 5th course came we weren't even hungry anymore and so tired we took it to go. No dessert either not even something small for the celebration we made the reservation for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breathtaking. Service, ambience, courses meal - perfection.

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Ifga
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful and amazing food and service. Private place

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Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain is rated 4.7 stars by 1932 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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