Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
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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.
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We are offering a special New Years Eve tasting menu to celebrate 2020. It is going to be a 4 course menu for $125 per person. There are optional wine pairings for $65 per person. If cancellations are received after 72 hours, the charge is $125 per person.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Great experience and ambience for our anniversary! The reviews are correct, from sitting outside in the patio, their wine recommendations, five courses of pure excellence. Would highly recommend to others.
Magical like something out of Alice In Wonderland. Delicious and beautiful! Amazing chef and support staff. Healthy and creative cuisine in a garden of roses. Don’t miss the wine pairings they’re perfection!!! Thank you chef for an unforgettable night, we will be back!!
Phenomenal meal!! Great setting and service.
Great evening of quiet dining. The food was wonderful and the environment was amazing. I would highly recomend this place to anyone looking for a fantastic and romantic meal, set is a wonderful location.
Fantastic experience for that special occasion. The food is all so well-thought out, fresh, tantalizing, and meticulously prepared. We had the farm fresh board and could have eaten it over an hour to taste all the amazing flavors in different combinations. I also had the buttermilk brine battered cornish hen and it was the best poultry I have ever tasted.
Great food, innovative menu, with just a small miss on the timing of one course (the kitchen missed it and we were waiting about 30 minutes for the entree course in the tasting menu). That said, stuff happens and the overall experience is still excellent.
If Antony Bourdain was still gracing the planet with his presence - he'd love this place the honest but true culinary artistic creativity of the chef.
This used to be one of my favorite places to dine. The last couple of times I have gone the place continues to decay. Service has declined and the food is no longer the taste explosion for your taste buds. It is still a good meal but not outstanding any longer.
Fantastic Service! The Farm has a great ambience! A great experience!
Amazing food. You have to do the wine pairings with the courses. Sit by the fireplace if possible but just know there is a mandatory 8 course meal, but it’s worth it.
The food was "amazing" and "terrific" and whatever other superlatives you'd assign to delicious food. I feel a little bad about rating Quiessence a "3" on value, but "value" isn't the point of fine dining -- it never is. The point is sharing a chef's creation with friends and family. This is a beautiful setting with perfect service and wonderful cuisine. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Phoenix in search of an excellent meal.
Amazing food, great environment and I could actually talk with my wife without having to yell.
Very nice place, good food, great service. Came out for date night with the spouse and ended up doing the six course meal. Overall had a good experience.
Wonderful culinary experience with a very knowledgeable staff. The tasting menu is a treat for the senses
Food was amazing! each and every dish was perfect. Location is good, quiet and personal. Takes time for each dish to arrive, I am assuming it was intentional to keep up the anticipation and savour each and every dish. Little pricey but extremely worth it. I would recommend this place.
Had an amazing dinner for my daughter's birthday. We felt special. Staff were attentive and the meals were delicious. The chef was able to accommodate our many food allergies. There was a little bit of a lag between courses, but, with such a nice atmosphere, it was no problem. Definitely recommend this hidden gem!!
If we knew that we were going to be served baby portions, we would have never gone
Beautiful grounds! However was seated directly next to the kiosk which just seemed strange given the ample grounds. Food was good though the pasta dish was lacking and for the price of six courses plus the wine pairings the pours were light and I was just left underwhelmed... maybe my expectations were too high but again for the price tag for two, I expected a far higher culinary experience.
We enjoyed the pace of each course. It was well timed and the server helped us pick a very good selection of wine so we could wine pair it with our courses. The atmosphere and the staff were very nice. Food was amazing on every level.
No I would not. If you have 3 1/2 hours available for dinner this is your place. Arrived at 6:45pm...Reservations were at 7pm. Table not ready? (saw 3 tables empty at arrival) Out at 10:45pm. This was our first visit. If you want a dinner place with your lady do your research.
Sent to wine bar to wait. Not a bar. Table with 6 high back chairs. No service at the wine bar. Asked to review wine menu...25 minutes into visiting the wine bar we were asked would I like a choice of 3 different waters.
Dinner. Service was from 4 different servers. Six course meal was ordered. 30-45 minutes between each course. Preparation was present, but food was short on taste. Portions are way to small. Main course (Halibut) was salty and over cooked.
After seating through a six course meal you would think one would not be hungry. I was Hungry leaving this place.
Really good farm to table!
Open Table said the price was $30-50, this is WRONG!
The cheapest menu item was $79, but worth it!
Myself and my wife went for my birthday dinner. Jarod was an excellent waiter, the entire staff was friendly and explained every dish. Every plate had a beautiful, perfect presentation and was packed with flavor. All nestled in a picturesque grotto with a rustic home feel. My wife and I can not wait to revisit!
The place was great. Very good food, nice and quiet allowing more time with my wife. I suggest getting he 6 course option as all the food was excellent.
Service was disjointed, not great but not awful and courses served in a haphazard off-rhythm sort of way. Courses were a bit on the large size and lacking complexity of flavor one would expect for all the hype. Again the food wasn’t bad (except for the horribly over salted and over cooked swordfish) but disappointingly mediocre. Wine pairings were done quite well. Outdoor dining is a nice touch with good ambiance but the interior seating was far too bright for my taste. Overall I’d rate everything on the lower end of mediocre for any well traveled foodies.
What an amazing feast for the senses! My husband and I were in Phoenix for a conference and came for the weekend to enjoy a bit of vacation time. We wanted to find a truly memorable experience to celebrate our recent anniversary and boy did we find it here. Already with the drive into the place, you feel like the night is going to be special - driving over a dirt road onto a farm surrounded by twinkle lights. Then restaurant has a garden rustic feel which hints at its farm roots. And now combine it with the amazing gastro experience you are about to have and voila - an amazing evening. Come hungry because you will not want to miss out on enjoying every bite.... We are soooo lucky to have found this place. We cannot wait to tell our friends about it.
Fabulous. It is worth ordering the 6 course tasting menu and wine pairing even if you feel you need to be wheeled away from the table. Thoughtful and innovative courses that are as visually appealing as they taste. The wine pairing are well matched. The service was superb and the setting idyllic. Just plan to spend the evening. This dining experience is not rushed.
Weekend tasting menu was delicious, just right portions and pacing, wine pairings sublime. I want a bag of the carpaccio-in-parmesan-shells to take home!
I’ve been here twice for dinner & once for a wedding. It’s easily one of my favorite -maybe my favorite- restaurant in the valley. The ambiance is low key but so relaxing, inviting & just easy. The service is always top notch, always the kindest, most accommodating servers. The food is outstanding, no matter what you order. The presentation of the food, the way it’s cooked & spiced just right is always so wonderful. This place just always has such a great vibe. It has a way of making you feel so good. Can’t wait to come back.
Great service! Very attentive server who helped us with timing as we decided last minute to have dinner before one of us had to catch a flight to Europe. Proximity to PHX airport (less than 15 minutes !), yet wonderful backdrop with The Farm at South Mountain. Organic Farm with excellent and innovative food composition, delicious and with attention to details - Thank You!
Our meal was not well timed with paired wines coming out 30mins before dish, long lags between courses, they ran out of a main course which we were told 5 min before it was served (2hrs into the meal), and forgot to serve desert wine pairing. At this price point I would expect much more.
Beautiful place. Food was amazing....very leisurely paced dining experience
The quality of the food is among the best I’ve ever had in the valley. They are attentive to your needs but you may need to adjust what you can and can’t do to best meet their needs, as well. This is evidenced with their format on the weekends request you to match the number of courses you select. It works, go with it.
My only complaint is with other customers who eschew dressing properly (semi dressy evening wear) and show up in shorts and flip-flops.
Lovely rustic setting, beautiful music that was audible, but not so loud as to interrupt conversation, exceptional service, and absolutely amazing food. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary dinner there this week, and our entire experience could not have been better. We will definitely dine there again. Highly recommend!
Excellent food, service, and ambiance
My daughter enjoyed the comments given to her by the hostess, Food was TOPS! What a perfect birthday!
Wonderful spot for a special meal. Highly recommend!
Some of the best food in the metropolitan area. And an overall wonderful experience.
Limited menu and wine list, but everything was excellent. Presentation was artistic and remarkable.
Beautiful location, tremendous food. Perfect spot to celebrate something special.