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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.
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.
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Contemporary American, Italian, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday 5 pm until close.
32nd Street & Southern Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Check for upcoming wine dinners on our events page: http://www.qatthefarm.com/page/upcoming-events/
Please contact us directly for catering options. 602.276.0601
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.
Quiessence at The Farm is located only 10 minutes from Downtown Phoenix and less than 2 miles from the I-10 freeway.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Alison Sponberg: (602) 276-0601
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.
Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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