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.View Private Dining Details
I was blown away by the service at Quince. The food was also amazing, but amazing service just elevates already great food! My friend and I had the tasting menu, paired with wine. Fabulous! At the end of our night, we were given a tour of the kitchen. Since we both work in the food industry, that was icing on the cake! Thank you Quince for such an amazing experience!
Could have been an off day or busy 4th weekend. Food was tasty but all in all not a memorable experience. May consider going back just for squab and lamb. Considering this place is not cheap, unsure if willing to take a chance and be disappointed. It took such a long time to get our first round of drinks. We had planned on going back to Fisherman's Wharf to our hotel to watch the fireworks. It took so long that we had to rush through dessert. We were unable to even enjoy a cup of coffee considering that's what we needed. The intervals b/n courses was a bit too long that others were getting bored and sleepy. We were famished by the time the bread was in line to be served. We must say that the wine recommendation was good.
This is the first time at Quince since they moved from a charming house to a more comerical location. I liked the house better for ambiance, and for the home-like feel, but the food is as creative and satisfying as ever! I recently went to another Michelin starred mega hyped restaurant in NYC, and the contrast could not be more stark. Showmanship versus "real" food and Quince wins hands down. I don't care if every diners' plate is laid down at the same time - and I don't need to choose a theme for my meal. I care about taste and the quality of the food and Quince, with its emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, hits exactly the right balance between wildly creative flavors and friendly, informative service by people who love the food.
Quince is very good, but the value is not good for the meal. Our bill was $557 before tip for 2 people, which is okay for an exquisite dining experience, but the food did not live up to that. We had the 5 course fixed price menu, and my wife had the wine flight. I had 2 drinks.The pasta course was excellent. My wife had the sea bass, which was very good. I had the steak, which was $25 extra, and it was not worth it. Very little flavor. All in all, I thought the meal was good, but not great. I did not feel it was good value for the amount Quince charges. If I want to spend that much for a fancy dinner, I would much rather go to Gary Danko's, or in days gone by, Masa's or Fleur de Lys, where I always felt the meal matched the price.
Notwithstanding very high expectations given previous experiences with other Michelin star restaurants, we were absolutely blown away by our recent experience at Quince. Food quality, flavours and wine pairings were all absolutely spot on the mark, and the knowledgeable and extremely passionate staff made the experience all the more worthwhile. Bravo! Will absolutely return the next time we are in town.
One can easily find much better value almost anywhere else in the Bay Area. Portions are very small although well executed. Wine selections are on point. In general quince is very good just incredibly overpriced. Save every last penny if you want to eat here!
Beautiful space. Impeccably trained staff. Phenomenal food.
Stunning and a visual delight. Not many places will make you swoon three days later
I am from Canada and I love fine dining - thats where most of my paycheck goes. I was dying to have a michellin star restaurant experience so my gf and I chose Quince. We both had $180 9 course dinner. Appetizers all taste the same. It was getting better as the course went on, all the sauces and everything had its complexity and unique taste. Unfortunately they don't always mean great taste. It was OK. nothing more than that. Desserts were excellent. That I enjoyed. Overall they werent that bad. But I can easily name 10 restaurants in Toronto that have much better food than Quince and cheaper. O plus, there were crying kids in the restaurant. And also, servers rnt that nice either. they will rap the menu and run away.
The food at QUINCE was nearly flawless. All dishes on the 5-course menu were delicious and the serving sizes were decent. The one exception was the corn pasta--not enough arugula to have a little with each bite, and it was needed to round out the flavors. Service was weird--excessive and really cold. We were in sticker shock from the wine list. And the ambience is nice but unspectacular. The experience just wasn't worth $720 (including tip) for 3 people. After a couple of similar experiences at other places lately, this is enough for us to swear off fine dining forever. We'll leave that to the people who have money to throw away.
This was a very elegant meal. The food and wine were very delicious. While the service was attentive, the wine server fell down on the job. The initial pour and a few after that came as our glasses were emptied, but there was still two pours left in the bottle while my husband's glass remained empty for an extended period of time. In fact, the last pour was made while the dessert plates were being removed from the table.
All dishes were amazing and sophisticated with fresh & tasty summer ingredients. The service was not only professional but also warm and comfortable. The pastry chef sent us special beautiful cake for our anniversary celebration. Quince restaurant gave us very memorable dinner.
Quince had an amazing menu, second only to Banker and baker in pacific heights and Alinea in Chicago. Best way to spend my boyfriend's bday!
We has the 8 course menu and the experience was great. The sommelier is very helpful and funny. She is a highlight of the restaurant. In general, the menu is very good with some excellent courses. The desert is excellent. Service is great. But I confess that I was expecting a little bit more of the food, although it was great.
Had a nice meal, but there are much better experiences at this price point in the area.
I went to quince to take my special loved one to this 4 star restaurant. Fist off the food is very good but the prices and the service left me not happy. Fist off the menu can be a 5 course or 8 course. The five course was chosen for 130$ each I thought. Second the wine choice. I brought a bottle from my cellar but was never offered the wine list. What a mistake that was. The food well it came out to be over 430.00$ yes that's right and the corkage fee was 55$. What a terrible rip-off. I was so upset. I was never offered the wine list to review or were the fees ever discussed.
The second I walked in I was enchanted with the "glow" of Quince. I wanted a dinning experience that was a treat at the end of a short trip to San Francisco and it exceeded my expectations. My family friend wasn't a seafood fan and the server and chef accommodated her. We had a long and delightful dinner. Quince is fine dining but without pretension.
Everything was five star. The creative dishes were wonderful. The only reason I'm giving it a four stars for food is because when compared to other restaurants of that caliber it didn't measure up. By no means was the food bad,it was great but it's not one of the best I've had. The main thing is that I had a fantastic experience and that is what you are paying for.
In town for a weekend aw. Looked In town for the weekend and wanted a nice place to celebrate my wife's birthday. I looked around and the name Quince kept coming up and was able to make a reservation. Upon arrival it did not disappoint. We let them do their thing with the prix fixe menu & wine pairing and everything was spot-on! I'd list the standouts but considering the changing nature of these menus, I'll just say all of it was excellent and whatever they serve you will exceed expectations.
Magnificent food. Service that amazingly combines the best of formal service with casual, approachability. The best dining experience possible!