Spruce

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3624 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 Michelin-Starred seasonal menus with ingredients from the restaurant's private farm, while Wine and Spirits Director Andrew Green has crafted a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list designed 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.

Specials

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Join us at Spruce for an elevated 5-Course prix-fixe dinner for $160 per person and optional wine pairings. We accommodate all dietary restrictions/allergies. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones!

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent formal dining place with impeccable service.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food but I felt that the pricing was out of line with the amounts and type of food provided.

CH
Orange County
186 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this restaurant for our first night in SF mainly for its location near our hotel, in the Pacific Heights area, and also because of the great reviews. We were not disappointed. Having enjoyed a light meal at an earlier cooking class, we were happy to have later reservations. When we arrived on foot, the valet attendant greeted us warmly and opened the door. The place was full! We arrived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation so we waited a bit. The bar was packed so we waited near the hostess stand. We were led to a lovely table just outside the front door in a small, toasty, fireplace-lit room! There was even a personalized birthday card waiting for me! With only four tables, it’s a charming and intimate room but for the table of five women loudly celebrating a birthday. Our server, Chase was THE BEST! Without us saying anything, he apologized for the noise, noting we had requested a quiet table in our reservation. He told us they were getting dessert menus but he could move us if we wanted. We declined and the loud ones soon departed.

The food is beyond delicious! My husband chose the duck breast and said it was just as good as one he had in France, which is his measuring stick for duck! I had the special John Dory and it was so moist and flavorful! Both were presented in such unique styles! Mine had a layer of scalloped potatoes that appeared to look like scales. Toasted just right, this layer provided a shield to keep the fish perfectly moist. A choice of breads, tasty amuse bouche, an amazing taste of the Sunchoke bisque made us regret not ordering a larger bowl for dinner, too! We ended with decadent beignets and a surprise slice of birthday confetti cake rounded out a perfect evening. We also appreciated the very extensive wine list and the way the sommelier brought our wines by the glass in the bottles and allowed us to taste a sip before pouring.

In a city with so many great restaurants, this will forever be one of our favorites.

CM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This is the second time I've been back to Spruce in 6 months. Both times the service was awful. There is such a huge time delay getting food. We sat there for ever waiting. Reservation was at 5:30 and didn't leave until almost 9. And waiting for the wait staff to bring the valet the ticket took a lifetime as well. Exact same experience in 6 months. Not going back.

t
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything with this restaurant was exceptional. Service was great, menu was varied with several different options and the wine list was vast. I will definitely return when I am visiting the city.

DV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! Love the burger, cocktails and truffles!

GF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS EXCEPTIONAL EXCEPT MY DUCK CAME OUT RARE. I WASN'T ASKED BY THE WAITER HOW I LIKE IT REPAIRED, AND DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SEND IT BACK. (GOING TO BALLET). OTHERWISE, THE SERVICE WAS BETTER THAN I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED. OVERALL, MY TOTAL EXPERIENCE WAS A TEN+

p
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

This was a girl’s lunch to celebrate a birthday. We had heard good things from a friend about Spruce and were eager to try. Reservations were at 2pm and we anticipated we would be able to linger. We probably should have gotten the hint when the waiter started ironing the table cloth next to us before our food arrived.
We ordered soup it was cold. The burger ordered medium was rare. We sent both back. The gem salad was quite nice, sized for a post holiday diet at $17.00 and the sparking water was $10. To be fair they brought a bite of birthday cake and candle for my friend and comped us the donut holes which were warm and delicious.
The waiters started circling after dessert was delivered and thanked us- profusely. By the third “ thank you”. I acknowledged I got the hint and we would leave. I wouldn’t have stayed for a coffee at that point if they paid me.
My advice to them. -close the reservations if you need to iron the laundry and if you don’t want your guests staying more than an hour. Don’t pour warm soup in a cold bowl, and if it offends your sensibility to cook a medium burger, have the curtesy to say that directly. It’s too bad, the restaurant is elegantly opulent and the woman who greeted us was gracious and welcoming. Unfortunately it set expectations that were not met.

LC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to be pampered with excellent food and service. So nice to be in an ambience where the low noise level encourages conversation.
My favs duck confit and beignets.

KK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent burger. excellent martini. impeccable service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was terrible

E
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is sophisticated, the noise level isn’t too bad for a San Francisco restaurant, the food was quite delicious, and the staff are attentive, without being too attentive. The wine list is incredibly extensive, and a bit intimidating, but there’s a sommelier to help you manage it. The clientele were mostly dressed like slobs, but that’s San Francisco for you.

TA
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible restaurant year in, year out. One can make it a casual or celebratory experience. The service is always excellent, with many of the staff having been there for years.
Exceptional wine list as well.
What is to be expected from the Bacchus Management Group- Village Pub and Spruce being my favorite go to option!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service in a lovely space. Food is very good but not particularly avant garde.

GV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The duck was amazing!! I will be thinking of that dish for many weeks to come. Server could have been more personable. However, appreciated the hosts and their kind demeanor. Ran out of Nolet’s gin which was disappointing. Overall, worthwhile though.

TV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Every aspect of the dining experience was great!

AZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This restaurant had a good hamburger but expensive, portion of steak was so small.

PD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding service, A joyful meal.

JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the creative fresh and delicious food. Our server Lia was delightful! The restaurant is warm beautifully appointed and we loved the funky music keeping the atmosphere from being too serious. A very special evening for us. Thank you!

DK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was wonderful. What a great place to spend the evening.

AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Spruce many times now and I think it's one of the prettiest rooms in the city. The service is wonderful, friendly but professional. This visit I had a risotto unlike anything I've ever had before - fantastic! I tell anyone interested about this restaurant, and I work in a hotel :) !!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏻 nice evening

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Christmas

SB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, we were celebrating my daughter’s birthday and it was perfect!

MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great .... to get a ladies luncheon and celebrating a birthday!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our family dinners at Spruce!

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem! Wonderful experience for eating, drinking and enjoy friendship with companions Truly an excellent experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible food and drink experience. One of the best in the city and a reasonable price for what it is. We’ll remember this meal for a long time

JH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$$$$ but worth it. Good brunch with good atmosphere.

AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

the quality of the food did not match up to the ambience, vibe and the price.
several vegetarian options (we ordered a combination of meats and vegetarian) below average food in both categories

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Sorry we spent $100 each on a white truffle shave that we could not even taste! We have done this in the past at other restaurants and have been So pleased with the result
Not tonight. No flavor and a $200 + bill

R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New baby was welcomed

S
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was really nice and relaxing. We were welcomed right away after we entered the restaurant. Customer service was excellent and the food was very delicious.

IV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

good service
hellishly overpriced
nonimpressing food

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think it might have been the best meal of our lives. I was expecting a traditional steakhouse experience but was blown away by the unique flavors of each dish. Everything was mouth watering and delicious.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good but didn’t get seated until almost half an hour after our reservation. Main course also took ~25 min after our appetizer course. They did comp us with free cocktails which was nice.

OT
Central Coast
134 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have dined at Spruce many times inthe past. The restaurant wasfestively decorated for the holidays.
There was a prolonged wait for the cocktail orderandthe glasses were small. The appetizer was ok butthey
forgot to offer an amuse guele. When reminded, corredcted that. We both had the duck ($51) which came with a puree of turnips and some grapes. The duck was correctly cooked. We had a half bottle of good Pinot Noir. It was quite dark but we could converse with each other ok. Overall a pricey restaurant with an odd plating of the duck. Used to be better.

O
Edinburgh
161 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our main server was wonderful as was the sommelier, but the support staff mixed up the orders which is certainly manageable but one expects more from a starred restaurant and those prices. Our Duck dish was fabulous and perfectly cooked. the gnocchi was excellent, with a wonderful rich sauce. the cocktails were also quite good. The little gem salad sounded better than it tasted.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service was great as always.

JD
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Near perfection: elegant but friendly, inviting, delicious, welcoming, delightful. We will be back.