Spruce

4.8
4049 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Spruce is open for indoor and outdoor dining. We are also open for takeout and delivery daily, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Orders can be placed by phone, in person, or online through our website.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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What 4049 people are saying
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dbaileysfo
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Amazing ambiance, tasteful food. It took almost 20 minutes for the waiter to introduce himself and start helping us.

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vipCyndiM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine selection and service are excellent. Was a wonderful experience.

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ingredients, wonderful technique, outstanding service. The wine list is world class.

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PaulA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal at Spruce is best described as memorable. The fresh corn cappalleti is one of the best things I've eaten in a long time. It was filled with bursts of contrasting flavors and textures that as a whole, came together beautifully. My wife and I both left wanting more. Overall, it was a fantastic dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
180 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pleasant Presidio Heights dining, with outside option. Very attentive and friendly service. Food is very good and quite expensive.

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vipDavidSF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special occasion of friend from out of country
Service impeccable and enjoyable. Food, some of the best ever!

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JamesG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is energetic and welcoming! Clean, modern, delicious sophisticated food. Everything was delicious!

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JoshP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional experience. Great and calculated. Very good experience

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vipSrad
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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vipSascha
London
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, probably the best wine list in SF

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The menu at Spruce needs to be reworked. Apparently, the restaurant is attempting to recoup lost revenues quickly. This will not work out well. The food is way overpriced and underwhelming.

Brunch for 4 cost over $500 for very paltry plates of unmemorable food.

It is a pity because Spruce was an excellent restaurant before.

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vipKatrinaS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined Al Fresco in the lovely Spruce Parklet (may just be the prettiest Parklet in SF). We had a spectacular pre-fixed dinner, the service by Patrick and Courtney was impeccable, and Katherine, the Sommelier recommended a fabulous Puligny-Montrachet that was to die for. Truly great evening - can't wait to return.

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meme
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

I was disappointed in the chicken salad. It was about as good as a fried chicken cutlet could be but I did not expect that for chicken salad - so disappointed in that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre fix menu is a great value for such high quality food and service!

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vipwineguy8
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful luncheon celebrating a special birthday. Nora best waitress imaginable. Food perfect and so unique. Wines superb. Had outdoor seating set up in very sophisticated way. No street noise.

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JackieS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Hadn't been to the Spruce in over 10 years! The famed burger was overcooked (had requested medium rare and got well), but still somewhat delicious. The English muffin bun aspect doesn't add much, unless you can properly toast it. As it was, I would've preferred a regular sesame/Kaiser/brioche bun. Friend's crispy chicken breast in her salad was dry. The vegetables were phenomenal though and I noticed that she only left pieces of chicken uneaten. The fries w my burger were great (esp w the aioli for the burger) and my friends added a side order as dessert. Other friend liked her pastrami sandwich and sauerkraut. We did share an enjoyable summer corn cappelletti pasta with chanterelles. The best of the meal were the drinks -- East Side and a most ruby-grapefruit-y greyhound. Also a nerello mascalese rose and carricante tascante from the Etna region -- appreciated the selection. Service was fantastic, both the hostess and the waiter -- attentive and on point without being hovering too much.

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vipRobert
Baltimore
66 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our favorite meal of our trip! From start to finish this was a phenomenal experience worthy of a second star! We loved the cocktails, had the Pomarosa and the Greyhound's Tooth. Also got to speak at length with one of the sommeliers and had a nice Sancerre and a fantastic Pinot Noir from France. We had a Corn Veloute' and Cappeletti pasta, then Foie Gras Terrine, then tagliatelle with truffles and finally spaghetti with lobster and muscovy duck with a stone fruit gastrique. Topped it off with beignets and a tri colored cake with raspberries and the meal was perfect! We loved the evening and hope to go back soon.....thanks!

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vipTyler
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as good as Gary Danko, but the ambiance is more relaxed and inviting. If looking for upscale dining in an enjoyable environment, I highly recommend it.

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SharonI
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very creative menu for brunch. All five of us thought we had been treated to something special.

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BumbleBrieJ
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Spruce! Our waiter was friendly, helpful, attentive, gave some excellent suggestions on drinks, and helped guide us through the pre-fix brunch menu. My husband and I both loved what we ordered, appreciated the upscale yet unpretentious atmosphere, and vowed to make this spot part of our regular stops anytime we are in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce continues to exceed expectations. We had a phenomenal experience and our waiter Noah was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.

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ChefShiv
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal, from the first course heirloom melon salad, so sweet it could have been desert, and scallop crudo -- to the delectable Maine lobster spaghetti and the Muscovy duck breast. Excellent service. Everyone must show proof of vaccination so the atmosphere was relaxed with a great bar scene (and menu).

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vipTEDIS
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal and outstanding service!!! One of my favorite Bay Area restaurants

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HenryP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Spruce and it was amazing! We had high expectations being that they are a 1-Michelin Star restaurant. We came on a Wednesday night with a reservation and were seated immediately. My only constructive comment is that after being seated it was some time before the waiter brought us menus and even longer until they took our order. But after ordering the food came very quick and the waiter was attentive to explaining the dishes and making it an overall pleasant experience. 9.5/10.0 experience.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend to anyone wanting a fine dining experience at a reasonable price. Food was incredible, service was quick and efficient, and the cost was less than normal for a Michelin starred restaurant.

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vipdebi
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice to eat in a sophisticated place, with good food service again. I few glitches, in our opinion -

They seated us at a table right by the curtain the wait staff uses to serve the people eating outside, so very breezy and chilly at times. However, they were very gracious to move us to a more preferable table.

When I ordered a glass of chardonnay our waitress gave me two choices, which turned out to be two with the highest price point. The one I picked was $38/glass. If price is important look at their "wine book".

My halibut was very dry - it needed a sauce or something to help make it a little moister.

I had the foie gras as an appetizer - delicious! and the beignets for dessert were very good. Love the atmosphere!

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AndrewH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent
Food quality was excellent
Ambience was excellent
Location was ideal, safe and clean neighborhood, perfect for a nice walk after dinner.

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ArabellaA
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had the pre fixe menu for dinner with a friend. Got the supplemental terrine foie gras which was just ok but enjoyed my friend’s scallop. The yuzu vinaigrette accentuated the sweetness of the scallop. We both enjoyed duck breast for our main. Well seasoned and paired real well with the plum. My friend enjoyed her olive oil ice cream while I was less impressed with my devil’s food cake. We enjoyed the night but I expected more from a Michelin restaurant.

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vipLoveSF
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Spruce and it was SO nice to go back after so long away due to Covid. Everything was incredible - the food was artistic and excellent. The waitstaff were attentive but not hovering. I hadn't told them in advance of my daughter's birthday but they asked if it was a special occasion and brought her out a piece of cake and candle. My daughter ordered a dessert wine which never arrived during our dessert so she cancelled the order. The waiter hadn't explained why it had taken so long but then he brought her a half glass of one of the two options we had requested. There was no charge which was reasonable given the circumstances.
The only thing that caused me to discount the Value is the included gratuity of 20%, which I do not mind at all - it was worthy service. But then being informed at the end that if we wished to add more of a tip we were welcome to. Feeling guilty I was about to add additional tip much to the dismay of my daughter who stopped me, saying 'if they expect you to tip above the 20% then they should just put the 20% into the price'. I know it's a thing nowadays but it is very uncomfortable.

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PeterA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, beautifully presented, with service that is on par with the finest restaurants in the world! We have the prix fixe brunch menu on a early Sunday afternoon and the only area that I would recommend any changes would be the relatively small portion size of the protein. Brunch for 4 with 1 bottle of moderately priced wine was ~$540 so this will not be a weekly event. Outside of that it was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal brought tears to our eyes. We are celebrating your boyfriend’s birthday and they made it unbelievably special. SIX stars

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elena
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for brunch and dined indoors. The architecture and ambiance were immaculate I forgot I was in San Francisco. Definitely dress business casual, and go for dress up than down. Portions are huge, did not expect that for a fancy restaurant. We went to celebrate my new job and of course they brought a congratulatory cake.

A couple of words to describe our experience in short: comfort food, excellent service, get the short ribs for brunch!!

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vipDaveV
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All in all a good experience., Most of the dishes were top notch, but the pork chop, which I asked to be pink, was overcooked somewhat. The tagliatelle with truffles was a very special special....elegant. Great attention as to service for a birthday and anniversary. Hope after the Covid issue dissipate to be back.

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AlonaD
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, fresh and very well presented. Service was above and beyond. We celebrated our anniversary and they went out of their way to celebrate it and make us feel special.
We will definitely come back to try other courses. We enjoyed it tremendously and highly recommend this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for our honeymoon. The staff was so great and hospitable. Just a nice vibe!

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LeeW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience with Spruce.
Strongly recommend it.

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vipFasterFurther
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The mandatory 20% gratuity is a bit outrageous and forced on you I don’t think Spruce understands that the basis of gratuity is determined by the level of service one gets … $80 gratuity was on a overpriced bottle of wine …. Food was great and lovely setting but I feel ripped off so I would not recommend a fancy restaurant where you feel taken advantage of ….

As a note they do disclose this before you order but the essence of a tip is determined by the customer not management

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vipSuzanneS
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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You can order delivery directly from Spruce using the Order Online button. Spruce also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 931-5100.

Spruce is rated 4.8 stars by 4049 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.