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Spruce

4.7
3704 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Spruce is open for dining on our outdoor parklet. We are also open for takeout and delivery daily, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Orders can be placed by phone, in person, or online through our website. In addition, our wine shop is open daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering a grand selection of wines to-go.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3704 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
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4.8
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At this particular time , when dining out is thoughtfully considered, we can not provide enough accolades for Spruce. We celebrated a birthday and everything was perfect, down to the extra beautiful desert with a birthday plate for our guest!
We love our time there hidden on the sidewalk amidst the parking meters that used to be on the sidewalk and are now part of the restaurant.
Did I mention the food?
FABULOUS!!!

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vipNotgoingback
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

For what they charge - with a fixed menu - we will never go back. And, all 4 entree's were not good.

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vipFoody
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There could be more shade options for a sunny day. But it was still lovely - food was excellent!!

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vipHoltwest
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce: Impeccably prepared food served by talented and attentive waitstaff. Their outdoor dining room is nearly as elegant as the interior.
You will never regret dining at Spruce.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always beyond compare at Spruce & the food is immaculate. I’ve never had a bad experience here and it’s easily my favorite place to bring friends & family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for a date after 7 months in quarantine. I love the food and I certainly love this man more after the meal!

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vipTheLL
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Very mixed experience

Arrived about 10 minutes early for an 8 PM reservation. Was told, rather abruptly, that the table behind us, which was designed for us, was having dessert and we’d have to wait- then the host began talking through us to the party behind us, as if we weren’t there and shouldn’t be there. Incredibly inhospitable. No indication where we should wait. We decided to take a walk

Came back at 8 PM exactly, and “our” table was being moved to form a 6 top nearby. And again the host started talking to the party behind us, offering to host them in the bar for a drink while they waited, something not offered to us.

Then a table was brought out to the empty place where “our” table had disappeared from. Then the 6 top was restored to a 4 top, and “our” table shuffled back inside. It was a total clown show, completely instigated by the host/sommelier- I have rarely felt less welcome at a restaurant

The service is automatically added to the bill (20%) and the lackadaisical service reflects to guarantee (in these times, we have generally been tipping 40%, but the whole experience really put us off)

The prie fix menu was actually fairly good, if the desserts seeming like and afterthought

Based upon the confused and borderline rude behavior of the host:/sommelier and the inconsistent table service, it seems unlikely we’d return, which is disappointing as it had been a place I had previously enjoyed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner outdoors with twinkly lights and outdoor heaters. Food was excellent and I love that they also have a wine shop with some very affordable bottles.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious outdoor lunch.

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vipPTJPTJ
San Francisco
448 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is the first time I've eaten at Spruce in months because of the lockdown. Presently, it's open for outdoor dining only; the restaurant has done a good job with the outside space, especially including heaters. The menu offers several selections in three courses; all the dishes were superb.

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ShawnG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch on Saturday! You have done an excellent job with the outdoor seating. The food, wine and ambience was wonderful! And our server was a trooper for dealing with us.

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AlexJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining area. Heat lamps, elegant build out and tables, superb experience! Dinner is prix fixe menu (but they were pretty flexible about making some adjustments)

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Outdoor service doesn’t seem to work with fine dining. The food was cold and not great considering the price. It was windy and cold even with heaters. For the price and limited menu, I expected a lot better. The staff was very nice.

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vipGlovedGourmet
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We love Spruce and have been eating there since they opened. This dinner, all things being different due to Covid, was not up to par. They are serving outdoors, which we understand brings many complications. Having said that, they set up an outdoor dinning area of which, very few tables are protected from the wind which makes evening dining a chilly and breezy experience. Also, they have decided to go with an $80.00 fixed price dinner, with no a la carte options (one of the items on the prix fixe menu was a hamburger, not sure I am ready for an $80 salad, burger and desert).

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it overall. Very different COVID real dining experience and the people there made the difference.

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vipmartinp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, despite COVID limitations!

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vipAnne
San Francisco
255 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Excellent service and the food is amazing. I love the outdoor seating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall outdoor for Covid dining experience in the city! I hope the continue after restrictions ate lifted.

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vipLesdum
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cuisine was lovely, service amazing! Too much salt in pastries!!!

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jaybuck
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent lunch at Spruce. The short ribs we tender with a wonderfully silky rich sauce. The creamy polenta was the best I've had. The duck breast was very good, but a bit boring. It would have benefitted from a contrasting bitter green of some sort.

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vipGr8bites
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service, food, ambiance, and quality. We celebrated as a group of four a birthday for my spouse. From the initial welcome and greeting to Spruce to our tasty manhattans and scotch beverages, we felt at home. Our menu consisted of various salads, all to everyone's liking and then an intermezzo of pasta with shaved truffles (a rare treat). Our entrees consisted of duck (scrumptious per my guest's comments), salmon (wonderful by myself and another guest), and a steak which was done to perfection, juicy, tender, and cooked to a perfect medium-rare! Our desserts were delicious, with the beignets and lemon tarts.
The service was absolutely spot on and impeccable starting with our server Leah and then our sommelier, Catherine was perfect with the selection of white wines to accompany the salmon and the red wines to accompany the duck and steak.

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vipSeanC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent meal with very attentive service.

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vipJulieA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce did SUCH a nice job for my girl friend's Birthday. From the Birthday card on the table, to the gorgeous dessert with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate and the waiter beautifully singing "Happy Birthday to you" to her. She had never been to Spruce before and was blown away. Thank you for helping me celebrate her!

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vipTomC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey dinner, but worth it. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The drinks were great, and the service was impeccable. Spruce is sort of a splurge restaurant, but again, well worth it.

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vipJohn
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During my group’s first visit to Spruce, we all were favorably impressed. From attentive servers in the bar to thoughtful wine & food staff, we enjoyed the food & settled in to a memorable evening. Be warned, it is expensive—$225 per person, but we added all the whistles & bells.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and meticulous service!

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vipHodieC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best experiences we have had in years! Basically a perfect dining experience!

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vipMichael
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific staff front the front desk who changed our initial table seating on request to the table crew.
Importantly, staff not stuffy yet maintained a professionalism at all levels. Very attentive & accommodating. A definite special occasion locale or just a nice neighborhood site to stop-in for a drink.

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vipEmmaW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently achieves high standards for preparation of the food. Staff handles all matters in a professional manner. Seating arrangement is capacious.

Please keep background music low. I come for the food and service, but also Spruce is where I can enjoy conversing with my friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was excellent as well.

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vipSterling
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service is one of the best in SF.

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vipPTJPTJ
San Francisco
448 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This remains an exceptional restaurant. Service was impeccable but not flawless. I had two appetizers: sunchoke veloute and gem lettuce. Both were wonderful. I had raviolo for an entree and baked Alaska for dessert. Exceptional all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We got stuck in outside space with cold draft every time curtain opened by waiting staff. NOT good

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vipJames
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar, but had access to the full menu. Food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

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MLRich
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service from start to finish! Excellent food.

MB
MaddieB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful on every level. A true dining experience.

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vipjimbarnes
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too bad about the music which is totally unsuitable to the level of quality of the food and service. It's Spotify hard rock which is just not in keeping with all else.

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LaurelH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, the food was fantastic the atmosphere was very nice.
We celebrated our 35 anniversary they went the extra mile even did a chocalate congratulations on a plate with a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remy is an extraordinary server

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SFphil
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends on a Saturday night. Had some friends up from the peninsula for dinner at Spruce. The wife said she thought she was in New York, "...didn't know they had restaurants like this in San Francisco". Service was attentive and not intrusive. Wine list is a bit overwhelming. We had the sommelier to help us, recommended a bottle of Pinot Noir from Oregon, we enjoyed two bottles. The main courses were outstanding everyone (there were four of us) had something different were all served at the same time. Food was prepared so nicely, salads, mains were amazing. Desserts were another highlight, the baked Alaska was lit at the table. When was the last time you had baked Alaska? I have to say we have dined at Spruce over the years and it keeps getting better! Highly recommended.

FAQs

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

Spruce is rated 4.7 stars by 3704 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.