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About Quince

Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's celebrated Quince features a nightly tasting menu that highlights the seasonal bounty of Northern California. The cost of the tasting menu is $250 per person. Due to the complexity of the menu, it may not be possible to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Please note, our current menu relies quite heavily on shellfish and dairy-based ingredients.

Chef Michael Tusk was named “Best Chef: Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. In 2012 the San Francisco Chronicle bestowed a fourth star to Quince. In 2016 Quince was awarded its third Michelin star, which it holds to this day.

Quince requests that all cancellations be made at least 48 hours prior to avoid a $250 per person (plus tax) late cancellation charge; this policy applies to same day reservations as well.

470 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm and Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Reservations can be made in advance three months to the calendar date.

Cross Street:
Montgomery

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 775-8500

Website:
http://www.quincerestaurant.com/

Catering:
Quince Restaurant offers offsite catering for parties of 10-100. Please contact events@quincerestaurant.com to learn more.

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking in front of the restaurant for $18 per vehicle.

Executive Chef:
Michael Tusk

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Situated in San Francisco’s Jackson Square Neighborhood, Quince is housed in an 1907 historically landmarked brick and timber building. Quince features a daily changing Italian and French inspired menu that celebrates the seasonal bounty of Northern California.

Quince Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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4.9

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4.8

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4.3

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98% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We live near, and eat high-end frequently, in Manhattan. That said, Quince was a "10," its prix-fixe foodie menu fulfilling and filling, contrary to many tasting menus that leave one hungry. Quince says it's Italian, but the line between haute-cuisine Italian and haute-cuisine French is murky.

This is a formal, though not stuffy, restaurant. The staff can be as distant or engaging as you wish, though never chummy. Its professionalism is noteworthy. Nobody says, "I'm Ferngood, and I'll be your server tonight," and as if to reciprocate, diners' cell phones were in little evidence.

If that food and scene are of interest, read the two menus on its website. Everything on them is not less than excellent, some exquisite, so there's no point in my suggesting what you might choose. We chose the all-inclusive menu; in hindsight, we'd chose the slight step-down, as the two additional courses were simply excellent, not exquisite.

Quince is the finest "new to us" restaurant in more than a decade, but there's a price to pay. First, reserve very far in advance. Then the tab: two upper prix-fixe dinners, a superb $175 red Burgundy, San Francisco's nearly 13% tax, and a generous (and well-earned) gratuity: $912 for 3 1/2 hours of pure delight.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Quince is a great restaurant that comes at a serious price. Having been to Quince many times in the past and always having been blown away by the experience, this visit left us a bit cold. Food was excellent, of course, but at $250++ per person it should be. What was missing was the innovation and spirit that always distinguished Quince from the other fine dining restaurants in California. It was a long tasting menu, made even longer by 20+ minute delays between a couple of courses. As good as the individual courses were, there were no true stand-out dishes that showcased the kitchen's talents. This might be a funtion of the menu format, or just an off night. But at this price point there should be few compromises.

The wine list is a treasure of old vintage but a struggle to find a reasonably priced bottle and missing some obvious choices. It would be nice to see more under the $200 mark.

The new decor is lush and inviting, with a warm air of sohpistication. Service was excellent in every way, except for missing the obvious delay issues.

We wanted to love it more this time and will try again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

How does one describe impeccable cuisine that is perfect in every way? Quince is a culinary sensation, an event in fine dining. The magical flavors born of artistic genius, the unique preparations and attention to detail can only be expressed in superlatives. The service is stunning, the ambience cozily romantic. Having experienced all 6 of the Michelin 3-star restaurants in the Bay Area, and 4 of the New York 3-stars, I include Quince in the same rarified class as The French Laundry and Manresa, which is to say, at the top. It is an experience not to be missed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This was the best restaurant experience I've ever had. I've been to a lot of restaurants, but only one other Michelin three star. This one deserves three stars and more.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Staff was very attentive and tasting menu items were excellent. I usually don't Ike salmon or halibut, however both were done really well. Caviar upgrade was well worth it, along with the fois gras addition.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Best food I've ever had.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Hostess was amazing ! Waitress was very good and professional and food was good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2017

All was very good - food itself, presentation, ambiance, decoration and superior service (distant but friendly, knowledgeable, attentive).

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

One of the best meals I ever had. Inventive, excellent quality, great taste, excellent service and ambiance. The full package!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

One of the city's best restaurants, and you pay for the greatness. The food is exceptional, matched by the impeccable service. Waiters and service personnel are knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. Outstanding place for important business dinner and/or romantic dining experience. Five stars without a doubt.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Felt special from the second we walked through the door. Everyone knew our name and everyone knew it was our anniversary, and congratulate us.
Food is exceptional. Amazing dishes, that keep coming every 5 minutes.
We love absolutely everything about this place.
Definitely will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I've been to many Michelin rated restaurants and this was up among the best I've been to.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This was our second trip to Quince but our first since they received the third star. The food and service were excellent. There were several dishes featuring mushrooms that were superb, including the poached, white asparagus and a pasta course.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Best meal of my life. Food and wine were outstanding. Service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always amazing food and service. Don't skip on the wine pairings. The cocktails are great too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great dinner

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Best meal we've ever had. Expensive but worth every penny. We felt special from beginning to end.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We went Quince for celebrating birthday. The food and service are both excellent. Highly recommend it!

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vip
·Dined on June 5, 2017

We had one of the most spectacular dinners in quite a long time at Quince… We were celebrating a special birthday occasion and the food and staff and service and experience were beyond our expectations!
Every dish was incredibly creatively prepared and presented, the freshest local ingredients directly from their farm in Bolinas, and all and all ..... a magical evening!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Absolutely fantastic dining experience. 3 Michelin star is sure understandable. One of top for fine dining experience!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

After Alinea in Chicago, this is the best meal in the US. Beautiful ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

One of the most incredible and delicious dining experiences of my life!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Best meal of my life (and most expensive).

The service, food, and ambiance were far and away the most exquisite I've ever experienced. A beautifully crafted tasting menu, if perhaps a couple too many courses for myself and my date to handle comfortably. They offer a slightly abbreviated menu for $40 less per person ($210/$250) that we we're casually dissuaded from utilizing -- but in retrospect it might have been the better option for us. Regardless I had one of the best nights of my life, so how upset can you really be about it.

FANTASTIC!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The most authentic staff who took real interest in their patrons combines with truly magical dishes and a quiet, romantic ambience to make for the perfect evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Dining does not get any better than this. The service matched the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We love Quince. The food is breathtaking even for a 3 star. The service is even better. We found our favorite spot to have perfect date night. Don't forget to ask the Somm about recommendations.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Best restaurant in SF! Love it every time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We absolutely enjoy Quince every time! It's our go to place for special occasions!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Quince is over the top fabulous from A to Z. Save your pennies and go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Appropriate for bromance

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Quince is simply outstanding! Service was on point, never too much or overbearing. The food was exquisite and the timing just right. Absolutely worth the money and I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Exquisite, gastronomical experience with beautifully presented dishes. Works of art that delighted the senses. Outstanding service. Conan, we love you and we will be back!!!! Couldn't have asked for anything more and we left in awe...in fact, we didn't want to leave after dining leisurely for 3.5 hours. The pace of the dishes arriving at our table was timed to perfection. Bravo!!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Terrific dining experience. Expensive but well worth it. It was my wife's birthday and the evening made her feel like the very special person she is.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

My daughter and I celebrated her birthday. The staff was especially accommodating when we called and explained that we needed to change clothes in their restroom as we had been "tourists" all day and could not go back to our hotel to change and yet make our reservation for dinner. We had packed our clothes in case this would happen. They were extremely understanding as they welcomed these Texans to San Francisco.
There was a lot of fish on the menu that night, for me a bit too much fish--but we certainly were spoiled by the staff and had a great time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on May 18, 2017

Quince was absolutely amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better place to dine. It delivered on every level. The food was so original and tasty. The staff was fantastic, approachable and all of them knew, not just the menu, but how all the dishes were created and where all the ingredients came from. It was very impressive. I can't speak highly enough about the staff and the food. They thought about every last detail. You can tell the Chef and his wife (the owners) are very passionate about what they do! They exceeded all of our expectations . Thank you for the wonderful experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. There was such poise and gracefulness throughout the dining room like a well conducted orchestra. As far as the back of the house, expectations were surpassed. From the plating to the textures to the depth of flavors- the three Michelin stars are certainly deserved.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Epic. One of the best restaurants I've been to in quite some time.

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 (London)·Dined on May 15, 2017

It was our Anniversary and staff at Quince made it very special. Loved every bit of it

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Michelin three star gem in San Francisco.Food impeccable. Excellent wine pairing worth the splurge. Comfortable atmosphere with approachable servers. Went for Mother's Day Brunch. Can't wait to return for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This was an amazing experience. The food was perfectly portioned. The service was impeccable - my water glass was never more than half empty. When I left my seat for a moment, I can back to a perfectly clean table cloth and napkin (folded). Food was placed with finesse and plates were removed elegantly. The staff was friendly and informative. We also had the awesome opportunity to see the Kitchen in operation! I can't say enough good things about this place.

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