a good winterlicious experience and Valentine's eve dinner. both my wife and i liked the food and ambience there. the waitress was pretty nice to give some wise advice when she found my wife's pregnancy.
We visited this restaurant on the last day of winter licious. We found the menu sparse and unimaginative as was the food
Lovely evening at the bar for catching up with a girlfriend.. Bar is open-concept so can see kitchen behind. Had the salmon, kale salad and cheese selection for dessert. Great value for $25 ! And tasty!!
The dinner was lovely, great food and the service was good, not exceptional but fine. The restaurant was quaint and we were not rushed and this was great. I had the chicken liver appetizer which was delicious and enough to share with the table. Next I had the pappardelle with boar ragu an this was delicious, light pasta with a decadent but not too heavy tomatoe sauce. The cheese plate for dessert was a bit boring, 2 pieces of cheese with the lovely quince jam. I would definitely go back for a meal.
A charming and top quality local restaurant. Although it offers exceptional cuisine and a moderate to high-caliber wine list, it has sustained an intimate an cozy ambiance. The service was very good.
This was my first visit - prompted by participating in Winterlicious. The menu had good choices - more than at some other restaurants. It was an enjoyable meal and we plan to return and sample the regular menu.
The food is always wonderful and Michael is a gem!!
Have been here a few times and it never fails to disappoint.
This restaurant is such a wonderful treat - - - the ambience was romantic and casual, and the food was beyond beautiful. A wonderful place to bring that special someone! Delicious!
The Quince experience was a charming one from start to finish. We were greeted warmly and promptly on arrival, and directed to our table. Our coats were whisked away and we were seated. The restaurant decor, with its wood tables, mirrors and chalkboards on the wall, struck the right balance between simple and sophisticated. The food was carefully prepared and attractively presented - from the kale salad and salmon rillettes to the pork loin and pappardelle with wild boar ragu, all of the dishes at our table were hits. The pumpkin pannacotta was a lovely finish to the meal, as was the cheese plate with quince chutney. The noise level in the restaurant was perfect - social, but quiet enough for us to enjoy conversation. Worth a visit.
First time at Quince and was very pleased with the food choice, the quality of ingredients and the presentation. Service efficient ; not intrusive. Even though it was Winterlicious, they allowed our group to sit and enjoy drinks at our table after dinner and not rush us out. Great ambiance, decor - not overcrowded with tables or furniture. Relaxed vibe and popular with groups and couples. We noted baffles in the ceiling to help curb noise level. The Pappardelle pasta with wild boar Ragu was a real highlight - good wine choice (and listed by price grouping). Amazing Pumpkin spiced panna cotte for dessert!! Will return for sure.
Our waiter, Michael, totally made the evening for us. He brought a great vibe to the table. Lamb was outstanding. Cool atmosphere.
We first dined at Quince a couple of nights ago for Winterlicious and were very pleased with our experience. Staff were all friendly and informative, ambience was good albeit a little bit noisy, and the food was excellent. Location is good too with parking nearby as well as the subway. We will definitely return.
Wonderful experience and so accommodating. Food was tasty and eclectic. Will definitely be back!
On a cold winter sunny day, with reservation, met wife for a relaxing lunch. Quince was an excellent choice.
We always come back to quince. It is a fine restaurant The food is always good. Two at our table had the special of scallops and they were perfectly cooked. We always order the amazing fries to augment any meal. The sun choke soup was devoured along withthe steak and frites by one of our party. Another reliable and taste offering is the quail again endorsed by another member of our party. Desert was their incomparable chocolate bread pudding. We were delighted to hear a second location nearby will be offering quince's delicious Indonesian food. We can't wait. A really enjoyable supper at a great restaurant
Our small party returned again this year to find that the food was as delicious as we remembered. Tables tend to cater to twos and fours, but we were accommodated at the same table as the previous year which made us feel like "regulars". We enjoyed the sampling of the 'small bites" before and plates were cleaned of entrees with some of us having room to enjoy dessert. No complaints from this group. I would definitely return with or without the group.
The noise level was not too bad., the service excellent and altogether a good experience.
Enthusiastic cheery staff always makes dining even more of a pleasure. From Jennifer at the Front Desk to Michael the sterling waiter all is good all of the time. Love this place! :)
Quince presents a quiet, elegant face to Yonge Street. The food does not disappoint. Chef, who is Dutch by background, tries some dishes that are a little bit different and works with ingredients and entrees we don't often experience, such as the chorizo-stuffed rabbit I enjoyed as a special. The wait staff are attentive and friendly without being overbearing. A neighbourhood gem, long may it reign!
our group was celebrating a 60th birthday.....we have been friends since university (1976) and have been very fortunate to still be close enough to get together and celebrate our friendship.....the food was wonderful, great ambience in the restaurant, perfect noise level i.e. you could actually hear each other talk, service excellent......a great evening...we're looking to return for winterlicious and any other event we might think needs celebrating.....i would highly recommend this restaurant.....
We were at Quince for lunch. We both ordered the chicken croquettes, which were good, and the soup of the day (butternut squash). The sauce with the croquettes was straight Dijon mustard, a bit harsh with a bit of bite. The bread for the table was good, but served with a mashed chick pea dip, that was spicy. The soup also had some heat, so overall, there was too much spice in the food items we ordered. Waiters should inform guests of this. I would prefer straight butter with the bread, and a straight butternut squash soup. They should come up with something more imaginative as a sauce for the croquettes--without heat!
Admire the layout. Like the new décor.
Unlike many restaurants in the neighbourhood, you have a good frontage so the dining area is not cramped.
Have used your basement many times for groups and parties. Excellent!
You seem to have a loyal staff and they are great. Service is excellent
The food was delicious but over salted.
We were surprised with a candle in your dessert---a nice touch!! We went there primarily because of the 'no corkage fee' on Mon and Tues---also a very nice touch.
I had a soup special appetizer it was good and braised lamb shoulder well prepared tasty but a bit to salty. My wife had pickerel felt it was over cooked. The wine by the glass, a cab sav , was very bad.Overall I would go back skip the wine and fish
This is our go-to restaurant near our home, in an area of Toronto where there are lots of choices. The menu is spare but interesting, the food is well prepared and tasty, the service is warm and friendly without being pushy, and the location is great. The menu emphasizes Ontario foods, is more fusion than anything else, and interesting and fun. What more do you need? Oh, yes, it's priced well, too.
This is, quite simply, what a bistro is in Paris: known and loved by the locals, and appreciated by those who come from farther away.
We went for lunch and were greeted warmly by the owner. The restaurant has a nice ambiance with a simple but appealing design. I started with the soup of the day which was tomato infused with olive oil. It was very thick, rich and tasty. This was followed by a house-made pasta with pork sausage. Very rich flavours. Other people had pasta and grilled panini. All were good. Service was decent. We finished with various coffees and espresso. Overall it was a very good lunch.
5 old white guys went to see the movie Last Vegas, and finished the evening at Quince, where we all felt very hip and raved about the food.
Food is delicious and the service is outstanding!
Limited menu, but something for everyone.
The pear salad was delicate and fresh. The salmon was done to perfection.
My companion loved the poutine!
Affordable wines by the glass, and no corkage fees Mondays & Tuesdays!
Been there a few times and always enjoy it.
While the food was excellent and the service at the table was very good. We arrived at the restaurant about 5 minutes before our reservation and they could not seat us for more than 35 minutes. It was very disappointing, given that we had specifically made a reservation. The drinks we ordered at the bar were comped but overall I would be hesitant to go here again on a Saturday night.
We had a great meal with friends and always look forward to a return visit. It was unusually quiet ( a Wednesday evening) which was just the way we wanted it for conversation. We enjoyed the salads, the tomato soup and the pickerel. The Dutch poutine was a hit with friends visiting from Montreal - much better than the version they find at home and avoid. The wines and service were excellent. It all made for a very nice evening.
This was my second time at Quince in 6 months and the food and service were both terrific. Definitely, a place I will come back to.
We get together as a group of 4 for lunch periodically. We picked Quince as a convenient location for all of us. The luncheon menu provided a wide choice and as one of the party had certain food intolerance's, the staff made an extra effort to suggest appropriate choices. In fact, they ultimately produced a special pasta that fitted her needs. I had the pasta special of the day, which was very good. Other members of the group had a pasta and the steak frites, all of which were also very good.
Quince is one of those restaurants that never disappoints - - - everything on the menu is wonderful, delicious and sensitively paired/created. It's a 'go-to' place where the entire experience is five-star!!!!
With so many dining choices in the Yonge & Eglinton corridor, Quince offers a friendly experience for good value -- a great place to get away from the "stuffiness" of some of the other high-end establishments in the area, but still be able to dress up a bit. Their decor is an exhibition of different textures accented with bright red chairs. The banquettes create a cozy and warm place for you to snuggle with your significant other for a romantic dinner together, although the circular bistro tables near the front are a bit small. The Grilled Chorizo and Assorted Mushrooms Linguini were spectacular. The Farro and Summer Vegetable Salad and Steak Frites were okay. For celebrations, they serve your dessert with a lit candle -- a nice touch!
A very good meal on a very hot night that, because of the patio, stretched the staff, making service a bit slow. The food was very good--swordfish, steak, liver mousse, and salads. Wine was reasonably priced and nicely organized on the menu. Well worth another visit.
good food, welcoming and friendly service, good wine, Who could ask for more?
Terrific spot where everything is made from scratch (breads, bread sticks, olives, pasta, deserts) and every item on the menu is perfectly constructed by an obviously passionate kitchen staff. Flavour combinations for each menu item play off each other and actually enhance the overall dish- rather than just sounding good on a menu discription. Michael may be one of the best waiters in Toronto- professional, respectfully playful and truly loves his occupation which makes the overall experience a can't miss night out.