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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.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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.
$50 and over
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Quince Restaurant offers offsite catering for parties of 10-100. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
We offer valet parking in front of the restaurant for $18 per vehicle.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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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