Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
“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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Goat Cheese Mousse, Fried Pork, Poached Figs, Calabrian Chili Paste, Edible Flowers
Guinea Hen Confit, Butternut Squash, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Rainbow Chard, Chervil
Seared "la Belle Farms" Duck Breast*
Fried Quinoa, Spring Onion Puree, Radish, Apple Butter, Poached Apples, Sicilian Cauliflower, Nasturtium
food thoughtfully prepared; feast for your senses.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Outstanding service, ambiance and food. They provided a special offering for our anniversary. It was a very memorable visit.
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.
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.
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
Excellent quality food, presentation and service. Top notch dining experience!
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!!!
Tony and Jenny Hayes
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Want to impress someone this is the place to do it.
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.
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.
We went here for an anniversary dinner. The food was good, the service was outstanding, the ambiance was unforgettable. We will be back.
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!
You cannot beat the atmosphere at the farm!
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!)
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!
Excellent meal. Felt very taken care of and loved every bite!
Fantastic culinary experience. Treat yourself for the five course tasting menu.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breathtaking. Service, ambience, courses meal - perfection.
Beautiful and amazing food and service. Private place
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.