Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

4.7
1626 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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M
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times it’s in my neighborhood

food is always very unique and the atmosphere is wonderful

this past time however both meals were undercooked which took away from an otherwise enjoyable evening

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JR
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Rather boring meal that we were rushed through. It is a very pretty spot though. I’d go for the lovely location but not the 🥘

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L
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, especially the cucumber soup, was absolutely divine! The service and wine pairings were perfect.

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AS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The five course tasting menu was outstanding. Each course had distinct flavors that complimented and melded with the other courses. The wine pairing was perfect. Service was excellent. This is truly a very special place.

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R
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful. Food was delicious. Well presented! ...... Damn good!

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ZZ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great intimate experience! Can’t wait to go back in fall for the beautiful outdoor seating!

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

While the food was good, the service was terrible! Another table left after only 3 courses because they couldn’t stand the slowness. We have done many coursed dinners and we were very excited to dine here but the experience made us never want to come back.

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing. The property was lit with white lights and beautiful views of the original old pecan groves. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone, even for those who have food allergies, as the staff and chef pay careful attention and consideration to these issues.

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D
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting menu and wine pairing. We both had a great time.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was really disappointed as we had very high expectations going in especially when it says farm to table. Food was ok. Not worth the price. Soup and dessert were the highlights.
Ambiance is good but I would not call this fine dining.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is amazing. I would avoid buying the wine pairing with the tasting menu. All of the wines are AZ based so the quality doesn’t hold up to the food. Not worth the $50+ per person upcharge.

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OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated an anniversary and they always make it special. Weekends are only pre fixe menus so basically just chose the number of courses you want. The atmosphere is always so relaxing but this time there was a large party in the main room that was so loud it made having a conversation hard & we asked to be moved. The food will never disappoint though!!

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JM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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AK
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The ambiance was lovely and the food was fantastic. My party enjoyed the tasting menu, but I felt the portions were somewhat small for the price. Also what was expected to be a 2 hour experience became 3 hours. That did not bother me other then the actual chairs at the tables were uncomfortable to be sitting in for the extent of the time of the meal. That aside I would recommend this restaurant for a special event because the flavors and quality were awesome.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A 3 course pre-fix meal was the best for the value. Excellent food pairings with wine. Farm fresh vegetables were outstanding! The staff were professional & friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant for something different!

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CL
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for an anniversary dinner and the staff went above and beyond to make it a special evening. Our weekend tasting was an experience to remember and we'll definitely be going back!

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a
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiessence is AMAZING. I planned a date for my fiancé and was so happy with the way everything turned out. Robby helped via phone with all the coordination and the whole staff was very attentive during our visit as well. The food was impeccable. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. It was exactly what I was hoping for and more!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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f
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was simply superb.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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w
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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DT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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SD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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DB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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t
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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VB
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ND
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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