Spruce

4.7
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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.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Mon - Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Server was short with us and did not explain the brunch menu. We were seated near the "cafe" door and there was an uncomfortable draft that prompted me to wear my jacket the entire time.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most amazing experience. I’ve dined at Spruce several times now but this time was by far my favorite. I had the burger which was absolute perfection and our server Rueben was truly amazing. He was thoughtful, attentive, and genuine; and definitely enhanced our overall dining experience aka my birthday! Thanks again for everything, Spruce! We will be back!

H
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine out very often in SF and this was truly an exceptional dining experience. The food was delicious and presentation very impressive. The service was extremely professional and outstanding.

R
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very stuffy. This is where old people eat. The food was objectively good, but nothing very imaginative nor special.

Y
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce is our go to restaurant for a meal we can count on and relax at. Everyone is so attentive and kind there, but the food is always delicious. We had muscles, and the hamburger.

c
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff at Spruce was excellent!
There was a card at our table when we arrived wishing us a Happy Anniversary. 💕
What a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Will be back soon

SL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food was only mediocre, nothing special for the price. I used to love this place, but something has changed.

JO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day
Great ambience, food, and great company with my lovely wife.

ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food excellent service.

SF
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, innovative food with outstanding service standards makes this a memorable restaurant for any special occasion or simply lunch with friends in an intimate setting. Well done!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful. The staff was very attentive and the food was great.

MN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Would go back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with excellent service! The food and drinks were exceptional. I love the ambiance and modern design of the restaurant as well.

2
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce is a very consistent experience. Always enjoy having a meal at Spruce for whatever the occasion may be. Saturday night did not disappoint. The almond-crusted Turbot special was just that special. Love having such excellent food as part of the choices within SF.

Spruce
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us at Spruce and taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon! - Hadley, General Manager

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JE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect from beginning to end

SF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous evening at Spruce. It’s our “go to” place to celebrate special occasions!

TO
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is very good and the overall experience was a positive one, but the prices are beyond expensive. I mean $68.00 for a venison entree. Come on. This is highway robbery.

JM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate enough to have the pleasure of having Hubert as our waiter. He was very professional, kind and courteous! We felt well taken care of and he even escorted my 93 year old mother in law out to the street. She was delighted and felt so special! Our food was delicious as it always is when we dine at Spruce!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dining experience. Came to celebrate my birthday. They treated us like family.

Spruce
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us at Spruce and taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you had a great birthday and look forward to seeing you again soon! - Hadley, General Manager

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server excellent , perfect amount of attention, professional but personable, and knew the menu in detail
Food was divine!!

AA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Spruce was recommended by a friend who knows we enjoy great food and ambiance. We were visiting and had one night to go out to dinner. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious, and the service impeccable. The ambiance was very nice as well. We will be back.

K
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We visited during SF Restaurant week and it was more of an average dining experience. I had the burger which was cooked to a perfect medium well but was lacking taste. My companions had the duck sugo. It was tasty but servings were on the small side. I’ll be returning next time but will likely try some of the other dishes.

f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it
So gracious moving us to a warmer table ‼️💝

DE
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food and service is great. Waitstaff schtick is a bit old, but otherwise really great.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Server had an attitude. Everything else great.

EG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was good. Food average. Overpriced

J
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender. Best risotto ever.

SM
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spruce has a Michelin star for a reason. It is a dining experience, not just a great meal. The service is extraordinary and the staff attends to every detail. It is expensive, but a real treat for a special occasion.

M
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great in this lovely space ! But so crowded Snd loud in the evening

AE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was fine, just not the special experience we were hoping for.

EO
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordering the few scraps of Truffles on our pasta was a bit of a disappointment...and pricey.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent formal dining place with impeccable service.

B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food for Restaurant Week. Outstanding, fun service with a laugh, not just a smile. Booked a replay for the next week.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

LB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your desire is to truly have a special evening Spruce is the place to go. Pricey but well worth the splurge. The food is excellent, wonderful presentation and the service impeccable.

CH
Orange County
188 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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!