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Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

1536 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 1536 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDFWSGJ (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Highly recommend. Unique dining experience. Exquisitely chosen and prepared food. The chef's board appetizer is amazing. The aged strip, outstanding. Intelligent, professional waiter.

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Just incredible. Honestly the service, food, and ambience are indescribable. We had the brick oven table and the chef’s four course dinner. Every course tasted better than I could have imagined, every drink was so tasty and smooth it almost brings tears to my eye to reminisce about them.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very romantic setting, great service and outstanding food.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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 on February 16, 2018

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 on February 15, 2018

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

CrystalF (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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 on February 14, 2018

It was exceptional

JasonH (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

VincentR (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

JasonL (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day

DavidC (Boise)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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 9, 2018

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