Quince

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Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's Quince features a nightly tasting menu that highlights the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Chef 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. The cost of the tasting menu is $295. Quince requests all cancellations be made at least 48 hours prior to avoid a $295 per person (plus tax) late cancellation fee; this policy also applies to same day reservations. If we are unable to confirm with you, your reservation will be cancelled one day prior to the reservation at 5:00 pm. Due to the complexity of the menu, it may not be possible to accommodate all dietary restrictions. Please note, our menu relies quite heavily on shellfish and dairy-based ingredients.
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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant experience we have ever had...ever! Truly a Michelin 3 star experience. Every dish was a piece of art and the flavors were mouthwatering. Even the plates and flatware were unbelievable, from all over the world. We highly recommend, just know that it’s an experience that comes at a cost, however well worth it.

Quince
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your generous and kind comments. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to having you again! ~Quince team

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal.

Quince
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you!

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TL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quince is my favorite restaurant in the U.S. and the absolute BEST RESTAURANT in California!!!!! I have dined here 3-4 times, and they never cease to amaze!!!!

Quince
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you for joining us again, Trista! It was a pleasure having you at our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. ~Quince team

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MB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really liked the relaxed ambiance in the restaurant. The food was just amazing even though the first cocktail was absolutely perfect I got a second one that fulfilled my craving.

Quince
Responded on November 16, 2019

Hello Matt, Thank you for joining us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you back! ~Quince team

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l
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccably perfect... the service, environment, and the food. Can't wait to return

Quince
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for the kind comment. We look forward to welcoming you to Quince again! ~Quince team

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quince was absolutely outstanding. The service team is impeccable, the food is amazing, and the ambiance was great. I have dined at 3 Michelin Star restaurants before so there were a few things I knew to expect, but Quince goes above and beyond. My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time celebrating his 31st birthday here and we were lucky enough to meet Mr. and Mrs. Tusk as well as a look into their wine and kitchen. We had such a great experience and will definitely plan a trip back to San Francisco to dine here again. We are so glad we were able to make it and receive such an amazing experience.

Quince
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for celebrating a special birthday with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future! ~Quince team

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Wine pairings were flawless. Service was excellent. Food was amazing, but in particular, it's the combination of all things working seamlessly together that makes the experience something to fondly remember.

Quince
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for joining us, Shon. We are delighted you celebrated a special anniversary with us. ~Quince team

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NM
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We own three restaurants ourselves and have grown up in the business.
We have dined at several Michelin starred restaurants and can emphatically say quince is the best dining experience we have ever had.
Chef Tusk continues to be a inspiration, the restaurant is at the pinnacle of dining.
Congratulations to the whole team you deserve it
Quinn and Nicole

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food ever. They even invited us to sit at the chefs table inside the kitchen and made us special dessert. Chef Tusk was so nice and engaging. The food is just impeccable.

Quince
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for your generous comments. We look forward to having you in again! ~Quince team

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M
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have eaten many Michelin Star restaurants. The food was good here but not amazing, presentation, sure.

Overall the wine was the highlight of the night.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUPREMO, ESPECTACULAR TODO EN ESPECIAL EL SERVICIO

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply spectacular, in every respect!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

Quince
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you very much for such a generous comment! ~Quince team

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F
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience5

When you are spending 6 times what other very good restaurants would cost, and more than a new refrigerator, I think you ought to expect everything to be perfect. So, when I told the waiter that my wagyu beef was too salty and it would have been preferable to apply very little salt and allow customers to adjust for their taste, his response that he would relay this comment to the chef was inadequate. There have been a few other occasions where I have had this issue at other restaurants and it is fairly common practice to comp the customer, in this case it would have been for the supplement charge. This did not happen.

But, even before we came for my wife's birthday, there was another issue. The restaurant demanded confirmation in an email of the afternoon prior to our reservation which I did not see until the following morning. Other fine restaurants we have gone to would call us to confirm not placing the burden on the customer and at the last minute.

Compounding the above, I sent an email to Quince 4 days before writing this review but received no reply whatsoever. They can't care about me, as a customer, if they don't even respond to an email.

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This evening was a surprise gift for my husband for our 24th Anniversary and it did not disappoint. Our server was very welcoming, attentive and discreet, as expected of a Michelin 3-star restaurant, and the personal menu was a thoughtful touch. The food was exquisite and paired beautifully with the wines, and combined with the elegant ambience created a very memorable evening.

Quince
Responded on November 21, 2019

Hello Siri, We were delighted to have you on and Olav in the restaurant. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again. ~Quince team

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JP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mushroom all over the dishes. Best pasta cooking point I’ve ever tasted.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This three star restaurant is for very special occasions. If you can afford the extra truffle course (while in season) it was the highlight of the evening- especially the 1967 wine paring.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best my husband and I have EVER had.

E
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to a lot of great restaurants over the years but Quince is right at the top. Just sensational. First of all it is a very elegant and quiet atmosphere. The fixed multi-course meal is wonderful. We also enjoyed their wine pairing which was also exceptionally nice. They also have special dishes to add to the fixed menu. On our night we loved the home made pasta with truffles. Chef Michael Tusk 's rare talent is on display. It was my wife's birthday and their extra kindness to us will never be forgotten. Quince is expensive so save up for an unforgettable experience. With many of the great restaurants closing in San Francisco, I am pleased to see Quince alive and prospering.

LQ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The staff was amazing and attention was taken on every detail. The food, however, was pretty disappointing. It was photograph worthy at least, but I’ve tasted far better for far less money. When all was said and done and we turned down the $85 and $100 menu upgrades, we still spent $1k for two people with tax and tip. Seriously it was worth $400 maybe. Out of 10 courses, two were flat out not good. I think those were the dishes that cost more to upgrade. I’m guessing with the added truffle or caviar upgrades, they may have been good. Kind of insulting to have to spend more for a decent meal when the price is already $295 per person. The main course was roasted duck that was just OK. Unfortunately we had duck the night before at Girl and the Fig the night prior in Sonoma and it was awesome.

OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable dinning experience. Yes very expensive but the food and service is impeccable. The food presentations absolutely beautiful. Our chief server Shelbe was so helpful, great job! What a nice touch serving one course in the kitchen. It was great watching them work. Overall wonderful experience. Just expect to spend at least $500.00 per person

SD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect tasting menu and pairing! Excellent service! I wish I lived in SF and had the chance to try all the other seasons menu.

VS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was amazing. Truly exceptional experience overall

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner here on a Thursday night. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the wines were delicious. Simply a perfect experience!

JK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just perfect, and the waiters so nice!! It was a beautiful experience!

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had a chance to visit all “the best” SF restaurants. We haven’t been to Quince in a few years and had a great evening.

A little problem with wine - the Som and I had decided on a few older Italian wines, but unfortunately, a number were corked. He was very gracious, had tasted and rejected them all before they came to the table. Great way to handle a wonderful wine list with mature wines. A short delay but no “difficult” conversations were needed about the status of the wines. Where we ultimately landed was very good.

Food was wonderful. Long dinner, but beautifully paced with just the right amount of food. I simply can’t handle the 25+ course tasting menus.

Thanks. We’ll be back.

Jeff Johnson.

LR
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around and well deserving of the 3 Michelin stars. We thank you for visit to the kitchen, which astounded us. The sophisticated ambience is warm, intimate, welcoming. The staff adept and attentive.

The head chef was kind and so approachable - we didn't even realize it was him in the kitchen until after the dinner. The cooking team, and the front of house staff are inspiring in the way they work together.

It was a great meal, beautifully presented. Well worth saving for.

Quince
Responded 5 days ago

Hello LReader, Thank you for the compliments! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience and that you got to meet the culinary team in the kitchen. We hope to see you back in the future! ~Quince team

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and food:)

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just a meal, a life changing experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was excellent and we had the truffle course. The chef shaved the truffles at our table himself. The osetra choice was special and the service and ambiance great. We get to eat here once a year when visiting relatives and a friend in the San Francisco area. It’s always the best choice of restaurants in the town with many options.

EJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a wonderful experience. Every detail was perfect.

G
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a phenomenal night from the start. I was admiring the art and the team shared with me the gallery they get the art from. That attention to detail set the tone for the night.
The food was delicious, exquisite, and left us wanting more. The peas in a pod dish was amazing and the flavors were so powerful. Combining the food with the amazing wine and non-alcoholic pairings made the night even better. As a non-drinker my brother told me that the “gin and tonic” was as close to a real gin and tonic as you could have. It truly made the night better.
However the service was what the night truly special. The team was attentive, conversational, and helpful throughout. Theresa was particularly amazing. She provided my brother recommendations for restaurants in Minneapolis where he goes for business.
I recommend Quince to anyone who wants to enjoy man evening of fantastic food and spectacular service.

MR
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quince is a special place. We have dined here several times and it always delivers. The tasting menu was creative and varied. The main entrée was the best lamb I have ever tasted (right up there with Guy Savoy). Veggie dishes of potatoes (fresh dug as they say), peas in the pod and fresh tomatoes were also excellent. Throw in some caviar on squid strips and it was a magical meal. We celebrated our anniversary here and were presented with personalize menus to bring home. Classy service, just the right amount of interaction and attentiveness. The dining room is gorgeous, with interesting colors and art on the walls. We also went with the recommended wine pairing menu (with one beer in it) and that complimented the meal wonderfully. Now, a slight disclaimer. This place will definitely lighten your wallet so be prepared to spent ~$700 per person, all in. But, chef Michael Tusk has put together a fabulous dining experience worthy of the three Michelin stars it has earned.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food!

JQ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In spite of the my misspelled name on the menu, the food was to die for and the service was impeccable.

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good!!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dining experience at every level. Amazing cuisine that was so thoughtful from the preparation to the complex flavors to the presentation; service was five star and should be the gold standard for other any restaurant!
This is the restaurant I would not think twice about coming back to when returning to San Francisco.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! We simply loved all of it! We will never forget! Such a friendly, cozy and lovely place! The food is amazing!

TT
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection from the excellent food, the staff, the hospitality and decor. Leila is superb and it is very apparent that she enjoys ensuring that you have an excellent 3 star dining experience.

DS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, service, tastes, hospitality, everything perfect, superb.
The restaurant for being a 3 star Michelins is too noisy. Leaving aside this particular, I suggest you try it, you won't regret it.
Speciale.

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