Spruce

4.8
3205 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Spruce welcomes you into a warm and inviting 'neighborhood' restaurant that feels sophisticated yet relaxed, comfortable, and formal. Enjoy a glass of Champagne by the fireplace in our Library; unwind and dine in our spacious bar and enjoy our extensive spirit selection; experience the pleasure and richness of our formal dining room lined with dark brunette mohair for a multi-coursed meal. Chef Mark Sullivan highlights his classic American seasonal menus with ingredients from local farms and ranchers while Wine and Spirits Director Andrew Green has crafted an exquisitely rounded and extensive wine selection to pair your every need.

We at Spruce, the sister restaurant of The Village Pub in Woodside, look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the neighborhood. Let us excite your senses and arouse your expectation. We await the opportunity of taking detailed and gracious care of your time with us.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:00pm;

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday, 10:30am - 2:00pm Closed for Services July 2-July 6 (Reopening July 7 for Dinner)
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Phone number
(415) 931-5100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Sullivan
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Private party facilities
Spruce is pleased to offer many private dining options perfect for every event; from a casual weekend brunch to an elegant cocktail reception or a formal, sit-down dinner. The Library and Small Private Dining room comfortably seat up to 14 guests, and the Large Private Dining room seats up to 40.
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Private party contact
Taylor Weber: (415) 931-5115
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Catering
Spruce offers full catering services and event coordination. Experience Mark Sullivan’s exquisite food and our refined service in the privacy of your home, office or another venue of your choice. From cocktail parties to wine tastings, business luncheons to elegant multi-course dinners and weddings, Spruce can take care of all the details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spruce
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Parking details
Valet parking available after 5:00pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Credit cards must be taken to hold reservations
4-Course Christmas Eve Menu 2018 ($135 per person // $80 wine Pairings)

Monday, December 24, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

Fancy fine dining, San Francisco style. Bring your elders.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 3205 People Are Saying
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JS
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, beautiful surroundings and excellent service. Great for a special occasion.

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L
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very impressive decor. Interesting menu and wine list, patchy quality of food and service.

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W
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an outstanding establishment in almost every way....

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a
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spruce was an elegant dining experience
In a comfortable but beautiful setting. The food was delicious
and service was professional and helpful.
We enjoyed every moment and every bite.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wine list is superior. Food excellent. Loved every part.

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DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect - a great setting for a business lunch. Outstanding food, excellent service, and the atmosphere was accommodating for conversation and decision making.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is absolutely my “go to” restaurant when I want the most perfect experience. So classy.
And you know, I just realized that I didn’t hear a single word from any other table’s conversations (of course I was probably relishing in our own pleasures!). The walls are upholstered in the same mohair fabric as the banquette. Very sound absorbing and beautiful!

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the ambiance even better!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic sommelier, attentive service, excellent caviar service.

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DW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

We felt very unwelcomed! Sometimes you can tell what type of experience you’re going to have by the table to which you’re taken. Although, we were escorted to the only 2 person table in the restaurant, which sat in the dark corner adjacent to the coffee service area, which was only covered by a curtain, and which was fanning back and forth as servers went in and out. I simply asked for a different table and looked forward to a delightful dining experience. However, it was not to be. We sat at the table for close to 20 minutes with no one acknowledging our presence, until I flagged down the Hostess to inquire if there was a Waiter for our table. Someone was there instantly with a lovely smile, but no real explanation for the wait in a restaurant that was not full. Although, full or not there really is no explanation for such an occurrence. At the end of the day, the food was average at best and the experience was very sub-par. Certainly not a place I’d send my friends, family, colleagues, or clients! I usually don’t write reviews, but this was so overt I felt the need to let others know.

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EG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Food was great - especially the beignets.

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AN
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A spectacular dinner! Perfect service! Thank you Dan!! Can't wait to go back!!!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Our order was taken and the entrees arrived before the wine and olives. Almost as if we got someone else’s order. The food was lukewarm. When prompted the waitperson followed with the wine getting some on the tablecloth without doing anything to remedy. I complained and our bill was adjusted which was appreciated, however the special holiday lunch fell short. I have been to Spruce many times, including hosting events. Thankfully this is not my typical experience.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great waiter who was incredibly knowledgeable about the food and spirits. Selected an excellent whiskey flight for me. Food was on point and delicious. It was a great dining experience.

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f
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to this restaurant on special occasions The duck was sensational
Daniel, our waiter, was so very personal & professional. It is a memorable dining experience !

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B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The birthday celebration was special because I requested a nice table for my birthday guest to go with the delicious lunch we enjoyed! The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent! Will definitely return!

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T
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a birthday lunch and my son was treated like a prince. He loved every bite and the pleasant
exchanges with the kindly servers
I of course consider Spruce one of my favorites!
Many thanks for the fun and the tasty meal.

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SG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

When the waitress called me darlin’ for the second time I asked her not to do so and in return I would not call her by any pet names. She agreed, telling me she had worked in the South (???) but did not do so again.
I ordered a glass each of wine for the three of us from the Coravin list @$60a Glass. The somm asked me if I was fine with his pouring it away from the table. Please pour it here, I told him. He acted a little irritated but with a Coravin service it SHOULD be poured at the table. It should not be suggested otherwise nor be a problem if a customer disagrees with the request.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They were almost too attentive. Several people would swoop in at once very often. It was a lovely dinner but we felt like they wanted us out of there.

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SF
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service, wonderful food. Quiet atmosphere even in a full house. Exquisite all around. I didn’t think places like this even existed any longer! Table cloths and attentive, professional service in addition to a creative menu. I will return!

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AC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Had the mussels and 12 of them had not opened but were served anyway. Broth lukewarm and a bit thin. Did not taste any garlic or pernod. Generally just OK.

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D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING, seriously amazing. I see it has 4 stars on Yelp and I have no clue what those people are eating when they give it 1-3 stars. You can't find that level of food in many cities. A true gem.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I ordered the delicata squash tart but was very disappointed because of the $24 charge for an appetizer. The Paris Brest was also disappointing. The Shell was over baked, and did not resemble a Paris Brest. The chocolate sauce was mostly sugary, rather than chocolatey.

It is rare that I’m unhappy with a meal at Spruce. Just thought I pass my thoughts along.

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LH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Such great service and the food is out of this world.

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EB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Always makes customers feel comfortable in such a posh setting. The food is always outstanding and beautifully presented. The staff is super friendly & down to earth.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

For the price it was no where near the kind of experience it should not of been, average food, corked wine and forgetful servers.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No better place in SF for atmosphere and great food!

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SF
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The duck was magnificent. We had not been to the restaurant in over a year. The new Chef is outstanding!

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e
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappointed at Spruce! Great food, service and atmosphere.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!
Salmon and Burger were great.
Had a bit of the amazing duck.
Paris Brest was subtle and yet a gorgeous way to end!

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JB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The music was poorly chosen, invariably either uninteresting, out of character with the restaurant, or too loud, and it took effort to get the waiter's attention when we ready to leave the restaurant. In most other ways you could hardly fault this restaurant, which certainly has a kind and capable staff that really does try to be gracious and welcoming without being at all intrusive. This is a delightful place, still just a little rough around the edges.

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AF
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time visit. Very classic, food and service was outstanding! I’m definitely going back again.

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DC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely and a perfect spot for a romantic dinner or other special occasion. The ambiance is wonderful. We had a fantastic waiter--knowledgeable, went with the personality of the table--a lot of fun. I had the pumpkin soup--creamy and delicious--and lobster as the main course. Cooked beautifully with gnocchi surrounding the large lobster pieces. Fantastic! Everyone at the table--people who love and appreciate good food--were very happy with their meals! Looking forward to my next visit.

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ET
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To say outstanding is an understatement. My date and I were amazed by the incredible service and the, somehow, even better food.It's safe to say this is the best dining experience we've ever had.

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MG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal, the ambiance and the service.

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RE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, perfect service!

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A bit loud ... wonderful food for the most part, my risotto was a little under cooked.

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KN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was really good, nice mix of artisan meats and vegetables. Interesting plating and flavors. Service was just okay, our waiter talked WAY TOO MUCH and left us unattended and unserviced for too long. It affected his tip to say the least

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely outstanding....from decor to ambiance....food to service...wonderful...Ill be back next time in SF

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