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Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

1534 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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 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 for more information.
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Private party contact
Alison Sponberg: (602) 276-0601
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Please contact us directly for catering options. 602.276.0601
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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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Check for upcoming wine dinners on our events page:
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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.
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 1534 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Very romantic setting, great service and outstanding food.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The great service started before we arrived, as they called and made sure that they could accomodate our food restrictions. During the dinner, they were very polite and attentive, never leaving us wanting for anything. I am a foodie and the cuisine did not disappoint! The presentation and the quality of the food was amazing.

vipPJbo (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This was a wonderful birthday experience. My birthday falls just after Valentine's Day, so they were still serving the 4 course fixed Valentine's menu which was perfect for us, but some other diners seemed surprised by this.

We started with a couple delicious and unique cocktails at the bar before moving on to our table. We were seated by a window on the "porch", which alowed a great view without actually being outside. It was however still a bit chilly I would have appreciated a space heater or something.

The service was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient without being overbearing.

Dinner was fabulous. From the pistachio soup, gnocchi, and salad to the perfectly cooked duck breast to the breads, and delicious bread pudding dessert, we enjoyed every bite. They did offer a wine pairing option, but we chose to get a bottle from their excellent wine list which had a great variety of varietals and price points.

There were only a few very picky things that could have made it better. First, on Open table we were only able to get a reservation at 5:45 which was a bit early for us. We were there until after 8 and the place was never even close to being full, so not sure why we couldn't have come later. Second, while the duck was cooked perfectly and delicious, it was a bit on the cool side. Not sure if this was intentional or not but my husband and I both agreed it could have been a tad warmer. Lastly we were fortunate to catch that 20% gratuity had automatically been added to the check. We didn't see anywhere on the menu that this would happen and the server didn't mention it either. Now, we would have tipped at least this anyway, but we nearly tipped double that before we noticed the addition. This place is pricy, so that would have been an expensive mistake!

Other than these small things, it was a magical experience, and we look forward to going again for a special occasion.

OpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful from start to finish. Quiessence was a meal and an experience we will always remember.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Exceptional food. Great place to visit when in Phoenix. Was a special Valentine meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious! A little wait for the entree. The only complain was the water dripping from the ceiling right behind my back. My wife’s shawl fell from the chair’s back and by the end of dinner was soaked. The food however was outstanding and our waiter very gracious.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was exceptional

3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Definitely not worth the price that you pay, extremely small portions extremely big cost

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I came for Valentine's day dinner. It was our first time and we could not be more pleased. The service, atmosphere and food we're all top notch. Instead of going out for dinner, we came to Quiessence and experienced a fantastic meal. Our dinner lasted two hours and it wasn't long enough. The meal wasn't rushed and the wait staff was not intrusive. It was perfect.

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I saw this listed on most romantic restaurants and asked my incredibly sweet boyfriend to take me here. I cringe at the price he ended up paying to make me happy and to not rave this was the best food we both have ever eaten. This place is beautiful but was disappointed in the food selection for the price of our meal of $326. The valentine entree should of been more of a substantial meal with a better meat selection. They only listed duck and trout. Also, I am a big dessert person and neither dessert choice was heavenly in taste. The salad, soup and bread was all yummy with creative ingredients. But overall it was nothing I would tell my friends they had to dine here; especially for the price of the meal.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day

2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Will not go back. Food was tasty and plated beautiful. I had 4 course meal with wine pairing (vegan) and got hungry on my way out. For a 400 dollars I soul like to eat more then one flower of cauliflower and a spoon of lentils.
Place was beautiful ,romantic and music was nice but service was as bad as I have seen. Our waiter couldn't drop our plates fast enough and then we set for a long time looking at our empty plates before our next course. Our table was outside. I was shocked when I saw portable bathroom. Will not come back. Very disappointed.

EliaB (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a pleasure to enjoy The Farm food. Great restaurant, exquisite flavors and presentations.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Came to Phoenix for work, found this gem online and since I’m a foodie needed to try! Had a great time food was fantastic and service great.

Hogg (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best meals all of us have ever had. Truly exceptional in every way.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was great and the location is wonderful. Outdoors, with twinkly lights and lots of room between tables. There was a waiter who waited on others who was loud and we could hear his shpiel over and over again and with the fancy food the descriptions were just over the top. Good food and drinks. It was prie fixe and they were fairly rigid with the choices. If we didn't like one course, they didn't allow us to change to the same course on another version of dinner. .

JNAinPhoenix (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Their menu is very limited: we went here mid-week when we could use the a-la-carte menu, otherwise the offerings are 5 & 6 course dinners which is just too much food for us. The menu is very nice, but the entre selections are very limited (three offerings) (3 large scallops, $44.; NY strip steak, $45; and game hen, ~$46).All 4 of us thought the food was excellent. With drinks, tax, & tip it ran about $85/person- this with only a glass of wine each; everyone thought the prices were out of line with the food served. The atmosphere is countryside but not that spectacular to depend a uniquely high price.

vipFLFoodie (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We selected the 5 course tasting menu, which was excellent. The setting was beautiful and we enjoyed the relaxed dining experience. The service was professional but friendly. The entrance is on 32nd Street, but the restaurant is located at the back of the property, so the GPS directed us to 30th St, and we had a little difficulty finding it. We would definitely consider going back if we return to Phoenix.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was an amazing experience and the food was exceptional!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Overall a wonderful experience. A few foods we're outstanding and some just very good. The ambiance was amazing, very romantic. Excellent cocktails.