Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

4.7
1608 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
Zagat says, "Set in a historic home with a warm country feel", this "romantic" South Phoenix "gem" matches its "magical location" with an American menu based on "local, sustainable, handcrafted" ingredients and a "deep" wine list; "impeccable service" and a "calming" ambiance.

**Recently invited to cook at The James Beard House in New York**

Quiessence at The Farm delivers a truly "farm-to-table" experience using locally sourced produce, meat and wine, to create a refined rustic menu. Dining at Quiessence is done at a leisurely pace, as each dish is crafted to order.

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To request a table outside on the patio, please call the restaurant directly at 602-276-0601. Outside seating cannot be guaranteed.

Parties of 10 or more guests having difficulties booking their reservation should call the restaurant directly at 602-276-0601.

Recommended attire for Quiessence is Resort Evening Wear.




Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Italian, Organic
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Hours of operation
Tuesday through Saturday 5 pm until close.
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Phone number
(602) 276-0601
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dustin Christofolo
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate groups between 10 and 100 guests. For a truly unique "farm to table" experience, please contact our event coordinator for the private event menus. You may also email info@qatthefarm.com for more information.

**Holiday Dinners or Parties**
Quiessence is available to host holiday parties. Book now to save your date!

Our sister property, The Farm at South Mountain is also available for venue rental for larger events, up to thousands of people. Please contact info@thefarmatsouthmountain.com for more information.
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Private party contact
Alison Sponberg: (602) 276-0601
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Catering
Please contact us directly for catering options. 602.276.0601
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
32nd Street & Southern Avenue
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Parking details
Enter The Farm at South Mountain at 6106 S. 32nd Street and drive two-tenths of a mile down the lane to the parking lot. Park your car and follow the signs to the Quiessence entrance.
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Public transit
Quiessence at The Farm is located only 10 minutes from Downtown Phoenix and less than 2 miles from the I-10 freeway.
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Entertainment
Check for upcoming wine dinners on our events page: http://www.qatthefarm.com/page/upcoming-events/
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Special events & promotions
Spectator Sips Wine Dinner at Quiessence
Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 pm
Four courses for $89pp++

Quiessence at The Farm holds wine and Farmer's Table dinners throughout the year. Be sure to check our website for events and news about our al fresco restaurant.

Quiessence is available to host company dinners, holiday parties or special occasion dinners.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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What 1608 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

It was more than I expected. The pasmeggian soup and the Cannoli were extraordinary. Service was attentive. Wish I could go back soon with a romantic date (I went alone).

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The environment is great. The main course is a little bit salty. Felt thirsty after having it.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Have a wonderful and romantic ambiance. Overall, the food is disappointing. A couple of the dishes in the 4-course prefix menu were good (e.g., the food was well-seasoned and the fish was seared properly). The choice of wine pairing was mixed. However, the serving size of each dish and the serving size of the wine was too small. It's overpriced for that reason. Will only come back again if they improve their food service.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Was simply superb.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Our anniversary dinner the other night at Quiessence was so good, so beautiful, so full of flavor. We're definitely coming back for other celebrations and anniversaries. Such a quiet, romantic location right in the heart of Phoenix. They serve a different menu every night, straight from their farm to your plate. The presentation was a treat for the eyes almost as much as the food was a treat for our tastebuds. The Parmesan Soup, and the Panna Cotta were my faves tonight. Janet loved the Fried Squash Blossom semi salad and the Amuse Bouche. Honestly, there wasn't anything we had tonight that didn't impress us - the chef presented some interesting flavor combinations that we really enjoyed, too. Who knew a tomato sorbet would blend so well with the sweet flavors of our dessert? The wait staff was on top of it, refilling our water every time we got low, bringing the courses out in a timely manner without rushing us, and even taught us a bit about the history of the farm and restaurant itself. We had the four course tasting menu, since it was our first visit and we wanted to try it before going all in. We left satisfied, a bit full but not uncomfortably so, but I admit I was disappointed that we didn't go with the extra courses. Overall, a perfect anniversary dinner. We'll be back for the full experience soon!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Was a great meal and setting... just make sure you have atleast 2.5hrs

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We visited Quiessence at 8pm on a Wednesday for our anniversary, which, being on a weekday this year, meant that we had the options of choosing between - la-carte selections and their tasting menu. Our server was OBVIOUSLY disappointed when we chose to go a-la-carte, and became immediately pushy when we demurred after our initial appetizer order. Yes, we know that you'd like to course out our experience, and we are conscientious and informed diners, but we're going to order 4-5 courses, at an enjoyable, leisurely, celebratory pace, while consuming 2-3 bottles of wine, thank you very much.

The food, markedly the gnocchi, was exceptionally well prepared and stylistically presented, especially for Phoenix. Our only note of issue was the overcooked pork belly. The winelist was impressively curated, with plenty of indulgent and esoteric options. The somme (manager?) seemed slightly insecure in his knowledge when talking to a fellow spirits professional, but the selection, again, was excellent.

All in all, we had a great time celebrating, and it was nice to experience true contemporary fine dining in Phoenix. The food was mostly delicious, and the wine plentiful. A bit more refinement toward achieving service concurrent with a $400 dinner, and this will be a MUST on any PHX list.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

our second time here and love it just as much as the first. Fabulour setting, amazing service and attention to detail. A long drive and worth it. Great for a special occasion or romantic evening with someone you love:)

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Take your time and enjoy the experience!! Worth every minute. I will definitely visit again.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We enjoyed the food at The Farm at South Mountain and very much appreciate meticulously prepared cuisine. However, for the value, I would like to be able to choose which menu items i receive. There was an "either/or" course option which involved the choice between two raw items. I don't prefer raw meat and would have enjoyed being able to choose from something else entirely.
I don't remember what was in the soup, but it was heavenly. Something that tasted like parmesan.
Our raw second courses were a beef carpaccio small bites item and a raw rockfish small bite item. The flavors were good with the rockfish, but I cringed eating raw meat. It's just not my thing. My husband really liked the dry aged carpaccio.
Our third course was a halibut ravioli if my memory serves me correctly. It was delicious.
My main course was a seared halibut which was very good, but not incredible.
My husband ordered a pork dish. He loves pork and smokes his own meat so he was very excited to order this. After tasting it, he was a bit disappointed. I don't think it was as flavorful as he was hoping.
The dessert was a small scoop of grapefruit sorbet, and a larger gelatinous dessert. We both wished the sorbet had been the focal point because it was so delicious. The jello-ish part was ok but not my favorite. My husband didn't care for it.
We both really loved our drinks. Mine was a sage, gin and citrus hand-muddled drink and his was a whiskey drink with some cherry or fruit juice in it. They were perfect.
We also loved the bread, which was topped with thinly sliced baked zucchini with an herb butter on the side.
Our server was great and the busser and bartender were both very helpful. it seemed to be a team effort and everyone was very thoughtful of the guests.
Overall, I would recommend Quiescence to foodies who love trying something different and unique in a beautiful and pleasant setting. I would provide more rave reviews had we had a bit more clear flexibility on the menu options.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

There no better Farm to Table experience anywhere in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area to rival Quiessense.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This food was spectacular. The wine pairings were perfect and the venue is lovely. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was a total experience. We took part in the 6 course meal, with wine pairing, which was incredible. Jason, our server, was informative and knowledgeable, and took our party of 6 through each course with great narrative. All of us would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We got the 5 course tasting menu. I was disappointed in the main course which for me was the duck. It was quite tough. I frequently get duck when I eat at fine restaurants. This was among the toughest I’ve ever had. My wife got the halibut which was fishier than we expected. Overall enjoyed the evening, but main courses subpar.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We did the 6 course tasting menu and everything on every plate was amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

food and service was excellent all the servers worked together bartender had great suggestions for drinks. Very good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great for a "Girls Weekend experience". Our dinner on Friday was the beginning of a "Royal Wedding" weekend. Service was impeccable. Everyone was so very friendly and our waiter took the time to explain the history of The Farm and how they use all that grows there. It certainly was a once in a lifetime experience.

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2018

nice quiet setting. food good ,but way over priced.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent place for a first class celebration!! Food, ambience, service!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A cozy little place where most of the food is grown on property. They also like to use AZ sourced meets.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The ambiance here is the best I’ve been to in Arizona; I did not feel like I was in Arizona. The food was spectacularly sophisticated, balanced, and prepared to my expectations. The servers were attentive, menu competent. I’m coming back for more.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our dinner at Quiessence was the best meal we have had in the Phoenix area and we dine out often. Price is high but it is worth it for special occasion dining. The setting is magical and not stuffy.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food and service.!!! Amazing! Very slow service. It may have been the night or the fact that they only do the tasting menu on weekends but we were a good 3 hours before we got our 6th course (entree).

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had a nice evening and the ambience was beautiful. We went on a Saturday for the 4-6 course meal offering. The food was wonderful and presentation was nice. The only upset is that we could only choose 1 particular course for the 3 of us. We assumed you could pick from the different courses offered.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants . The outdoor lawn setting is beautiful and comfortable. The chef is amazing. We had the 5 course tasting menu. Each serving was delicious and different than anything we have had before. We marvel at the creativeness of the chef. We look forward to our next dining experience at Quiessence.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great ambience and excellent food. We are vegetarian and they tool special care to put together a menu that was perfect match to ir dietary needs. Presnetation of each dish was phenomenal and taste amazing. Little pricey but worth for special occasions such as Anniversary or Birthdays. A unique food jewel in Phx.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent cuisine. Small portions.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our only complaint was the temperature inside was very warm. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was fantastic! Food was amazing and service was top notch! Loved our experience!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Nice relaxed atmosphere for leisurely dining.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great food and great service. Highly recommended. What's not to like?

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Beautiful location and menu.
Food was fantastic and loved hearing the story about the restaurant and the food.

Tough for Uber to find for a pick up!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

unfortunately, it was what amateurs might expect from a gourmet experience...excrutiatingly long service, tiny portions, sky high prices and a lot of ingredients listed that are used so sparingly that the end result is bland food.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Two families visiting Arizona and we took in one of our favs!!!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great atmosphere, unique menu options. Beautiful presentation and perfectly prepared.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had a lovely evening. I like slow service but the dinner service took a little longer than my guests were comfortable with.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Overall our experience at Quissence was fantastic. The food was exceptional and we loved the history and farm to table concept. The staff were accommodating and pleasant. A very romantic setting for a restaurant and the ambiance was one of the best my wife and I have been to. The only critique I have for the chef is the pace of the meal. There were many lulls in the meal. We would wait between 20 to 30 minutes between courses and with 6 courses our meal clocked in at over 3 hours.

It was a unforgettable experience and an excellent meal.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our experience at Quiessence was outstanding. We reserved the brick oven table, which is beautifully tucked in the quiet back corner of the property, overlooking the gorgeous front lawn. When the sun went down, the staff lit the brick oven which added a nice warmth and amazing smell to our meal. The staff, Kelsey, Allison, and Alex were ultra friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. And the food was excellent. Each course was carefully planned, and the ingredients were locally grown, fresh, and cooked perfectly. Come hungry because you will be eating and drinking for 3+ hours. I was truly a perfect night, and one of the best meals I've had in Phoenix (or anywhere).

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall the experience was good. Was disappointed with the size of the main course. I've attended meal tastings before and the main course was more plentiful. For the price I expected a bit more food. Guess I should have done more research,

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Phenomenal experience, excellent food and amazing service. The space is not overcrowded and the view is fantastic. The best doing experience I've had in a very long time. Will absolutely be back in the future.

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