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
Seared "la Belle Farms" Duck Breast*
Fried Quinoa, Spring Onion Puree, Radish, Apple Butter, Poached Apples, Sicilian Cauliflower, Nasturtium
Guinea Hen Confit, Butternut Squash, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Rainbow Chard, Chervil
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.
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.
For any special occasion, the brick oven table is a must. So special. Everything is perfect and makes the occasion soar.
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.
Absolutely wonderful evening to enjoy great food, relax, have time to spend with ourselves and enjoy!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Mary from New York
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.
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.
It was simply amazing
Original phenomenal flavors to really fresh food. Highly enjoyed our visit.
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.
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.
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!!!
Food and service were Excellent planning our next visit
What a wonderful meal! My husband and I enjoyed the five course menu. I am a vegetarian and they were very accommodating.
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!
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.
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!
Expected more for $100+ for a 5 course tasting menu. Seemed to just fall flat. And lots of flies buzzing around.
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.
Great food and wonderful experience
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.
Perfect experience, from arrival to the meal. Amazing.
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
This is a culinary experience that is well worth the price.
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.
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!!
This surely was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting a romantic intimate date. The food and atmosphere was amazing.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Excellent five course meal with outstanding service. Wonderful dinner experience in Phoenix!
Everything was wonderful! The service was superb and the food was just really outstanding—perfection!
Great setting for a calm and enjoyable dinner experience. Food presentation was good and most products grown on site or by locals.
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!
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.