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About Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

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.




6106 S. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85042
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Italian, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday 5 pm until close.

Cross Street:
32nd Street & Southern Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 276-0601

Website:
http://www.qatthefarm.com/

Entertainment:
Check for upcoming wine dinners on our events page: http://www.qatthefarm.com/page/upcoming-events/

Catering:
Please contact us directly for catering options. 602.276.0601

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.

Public Transit:
Quiessence at The Farm is located only 10 minutes from Downtown Phoenix and less than 2 miles from the I-10 freeway.

Executive Chef:
Dustin Christofolo

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.

Private Party Contact:
Alison Sponberg: (602) 276-0601

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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.

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Join us for a special New Years Eve 5 course tasting menu. We will be seating in between 5:00 - 6:00 and 7:00 to 8:30. The cost of the NYE menu is $125 per person. There are optional wine pairings that can be added as well for $65 per person.

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Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.9

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4.2

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Notable Wine List (17)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2011

Since we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, we were presented with complimentary glasses of champagne when we were seated. A nice touch. The presentation of all of the food was very detailed and eye-appealing. We each had a salad and entree. The salads were very fresh. The grilled beef tenderloin was cooked perfectly. My halibut was delicious. The double chocolate mousse was so decadent and finished the meal off perfectly. This is a place for friends and couples to enjoy without children. We will definitely return as their menu changes daily, so there is always something new to try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2011

Wonderful meal in a terrific setting. I had high expectations based on recommendations from friends, and they were exceeded. A very special place where we will be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 21, 2011

A fun, delicious new experience, but somewhat overpriced. Tempe's House of Tricks and Caffe Boa both offer comparable menus for a better value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 21, 2011

We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary here and my wife and I really enjoyed the entire experience. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was great. The location was beautiful. I would recommend the restaurant to everyone looking to have a special night out.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 21, 2011

Dining here was a memorable experience. The food and service is amazing. We plan to return soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 20, 2011

Fabulous food! We had the farmer's feast with wine pairing, which ended up being six courses (antipasti, salad, pasta fish, red meat, and dessert courses) of phenomenal food. Will absolutely return and recommend to friends. It is pretty expensive ($300 for two), but for a special occasion it is worth every penny.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 17, 2011

Excellent menu with many interesting and novel dishes. Best meal I've had in ages.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 7, 2011

The overall experience was very good because we went for the food and it did not disappoint. We were able to sit outside as requested and had a quiet table for our anniversary dinner. However, while we enjoy a "well paced" meal, this was a little too slow for our taste; approximately 2:45 minutes.

The staff was polite, but not particularly useful. We saw the water server only once during the evening and ran through two bottles of wine without our server once checking to refill our glasses, which is ok with me, but for the $43 tip automatically built into the bill I wish I could report that the service was top notch but it was more courtious then anything else.

The chef selected the items for the tasting menu which turned out ok.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 7, 2011

Cozy restaurant nestled in the trees, very nice place for outdoor dining. Food was exceptional, service was very good, price was expensive but worth it. My wife and I enjoyed our experience very much. The only distraction was we were seated near the walkway to the kitchen, and staff running back and forth was a bit bothersome at times.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 7, 2011

For all their clippings about their fresh off the farm veggies it would be nice if some hit the plate. Portions are small and while I understand that quality costs, it doesn't cost that much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 7, 2011

Fantastic place! The food was absolutely outstanding and the service was right on point. Highly recommend this place. Definitely a place for the Mr. and Mrs only, no place for kids.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 4, 2011

The food was excellent, but the service was spotty considering our final bill amount.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 4, 2011

We had a course menu, Man and woman had a deferent food we think kind of neat. We were tow couple, Just we think that table was small for 4 people Overall We were enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 3, 2011

Great place that is so close to the airport, but you wouldn't think it because the ambiance is so calm. Food is excellent, service is excellent, wine is excellent, vibe is excellent. Do a favor for yourself and go there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 3, 2011

As "Canazonians"--Canadians who visit/reside in Arizona, we regularly find ourselves gravitating to this South Side, out-of-the-way gem. We are never disappointed. The food is spectacular and, in particular, the pairing of the entrees with almost exclusively local ingredients (many originating within the Farm itself)never grows tired. The menu is actually re-done DAILY and so could withstand even more frequent visits than our average of two per year. The flash-fried soft shell crabs flown in from Florida and the pork loin were big hits this time around, but everyone in our group of four was very pleased with both courses--the desserts were a tad underwhelming but only because the appetizers and entrees were of such high calibre.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 3, 2011

My wife and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary with dinner at Quiessence. Service was attentive and unhurried, which was greatly appreciated. Greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne, we relaxed by one of the fire pits in the grassy yard under big shade trees before moving to our outdoor table. Food was inventive, the fresh ingredients were obvious - the creme of cauliflower and halibut soup was fantastic! Wine list was extensive and assembled with care - the Pinot Noir we chose was superb, but I suspect there wasn't a bad choice on the list. We're looking forward to returning with friends who would also appreciate the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2011

Set back on a farm, this is a gorgeous setting for dinner. The menu is impressive and changes daily, using fresh ingredients, many of which come from the farm next door. We tried the chef's tasting menu, which was phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 29, 2011

The food, once it arrived, was fine. The setting, if you're not stuck by a window A/C unit, could have been good. The service, on a relatively slow night was slow and unattentive. Lots of potential but too much pretense and really overpriced for the experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 29, 2011

what an experience. we both did the 6 course g tasting menu...the flavors were out of this world. quiessence is a gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2011

Loved our meal there. Quiessence brings Napa to Arizona!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 29, 2011

Quiessence is an outstanding restaurant in every respect. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience; the food was wonderful, the ambiance lovely and relaxing, and the service impeccable. It is pricey, but worth every penny for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 29, 2011

The restaurant was overpriced for the quality of the food. The ambiance was very nice, although we were disappointed that we could not sit on the patio for our special occasion. I dislkied the wine pairing as there was no value for the $95 spent. The wines were of cheap quality and the server did nothing to change course when we commented on the subpar wine selection. I disliked the format of the tasting menu where the chef served different selections to my girlfriend and I. The octopus salad was terrible and I am convinced that I got food poisioning from it. This was supposed to be the crown jewel of restaurants during our trip to Phoenix and instead it turned out to be one HUGE disappointment. We had a much better time at Mastro's.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 26, 2011

I loved everything about this restaurant. The surroundings were gorgeous, the service was excellent, the food was as though the chef made it especially for you, it was delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 23, 2011

I wondered if Quiessence could live up to the hype and all the rave reviews --- not only did it live up to it -- but far exceeded expectations. This is a hidden gem in the Phoenix metro --- where you go into a large farm area and forget that you're in Phoenix and the desert. The setting is beautiful -- rustic, quiet, romantic........ Service was attentive and informative. The menu changes daily, providing a limited, but imaginative array of local produce and meats. Small dairy cheeses from across the U.S. add a special treat.

Perfect for foodies who want to go way outside the norm of Phoenix offerings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 23, 2011

Quiessence was absolutely wonderful. We took my mother-in-law there for her birthday in December and my father for a visit in May, and had amazing experiences both times. The restaurant sources local ingredients, so the menu was unique each time we visited, but both times, the food was outstanding - so interesting and fresh and flavorful. We sat inside for both dinners, but it looked like al fresco dining was available when we visited in May. The wine list is also good and pulls primarily from local producers, as does the beer and cocktail selection. Quiessence is absolutely outstanding - I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 22, 2011

Great food. Great service. Next time I will call earlier to make reservations to sit outside.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2011

Gorgeous location and excellent food - a little pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2011

Service was extremely slow compared to prior visits. Wait staff should have provided an explanation.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 22, 2011

Fairly rustic setting, but would qualify as romantic (a least one engagement occurred the night we were there). Food and wine better than one might imagine from first impression of setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 19, 2011

Delightful setting and excellent service. Some of the menu items seemed to be trying too hard--trying to be trendy without a solid base.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 16, 2011

This is a great one-of-a-kind place to eat. Very romantice and tucked back into the trees. Lighting was a dark - hard to read the menu. Food was tasty but a little high priced. Wine pour was small. Overall it was good - cute place, very exclusive. Just be prepared to pay more.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2011

My wife and I had a very good meal at this restaurant. Unfortunately they have a policy which I find distasteful and frankly indefensible. For I assume my convenience they automatically add an 18% tip. Service was OK no major flaws as well not outstanding. The wine service which on this night represented 1/2 of my total bill was less than OK. My first selection off their menu was unavailable and the wine server only stopped at our table one time the entire night. I'm not sure what they expect. They are assuming service is always right-on and if it's not I'm supposed to negotiate with them over the tip if I'm not pleased? No I just will not return and will not recommend.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2011

We ordered the Chef's selection and the Chef put on a fish selection that was not even on the menu. It was horrible. The first few selections were fine, but not great.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 9, 2011

Hidden charm in downtown Phoenix. Beautiful gardens, great food and great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 7, 2011

We've been to many high end restaurants which have disappointed. I am happy to say Quiessence is not one of those. It was superb from beginning to end. The food was fantastic - farm fresh, light, and elegantly presented. We sat out on the terrace on a cool spring evening. It was one of the most romantic dinners I have had ever.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 6, 2011

Fabuluous food, just need to work on the dessert

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2011

Wonderful setting...outstanding food...very special service

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 2, 2011

A very romantic spot, but having a wedding with DJ music right next door ruins a little of the ambiance. I recommend not sitting outside unless you can confirm there is no wedding being held next door. The food presentation was superb! The service was a little slow, not sure if it had something to do with the 2 weddings being held on the grounds. It took a little while before our server came to the table to introduce himself and get drink orders. Never received bread before dinner was served. And when we asked for bread at the time of our entree delivery, it never came. The same happened with the table next to us - almost like they ran out of bread (if that is possible). Great food!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 2, 2011

My husband and I decided to try something different and celebrated our 10th Anniversary at Quiessence. It was supposed to be a romantic restaurant, but that was far from the truth. We went on a Saturday night and were seated outside. However, there was a wedding that was blasting music (with a significant about of profanities!- not romantic). The service was really slow and it took them 20 minutes to even greet us at our table. I guess it does not matter if you give good service when the gratuity is already added to every check!!! My meal was lack luster and the waitress did not even comment that I did not eat more than one bite. My husband had the fava bean tortelli with venison sausage that was small but delicious. Only high point.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 2, 2011

Quiessence is an unusual restaurant, it's on a farm and the natural environment makes it special but that is where it's beauty ends. The service is very slow. We sat for 15 minutes before seeing a waiter or bus boy, about 10 minutes later we were given a menu. We sat outside on black wrought iron seats that have no cushion, they were very uncomfortable. The menu is outrageously expensive, shockingly so, but the food is nothing special. Drinks were $12, salad $16 and pasta $26. We left after a $130 meal that was so so and not very big. I have never given any place a bad review but someone needs to take a look at this restaurant and make some changes if they want to charge such high prices. We won't be back.

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