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About Spruce

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.

3640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday - 10:30am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Spruce

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 931-5100

Website:
http://www.sprucesf.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available after 5:00pm.

Executive Chef:
Mark Sullivan

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.

Private Party Contact:
Sarah Hubbard: (415) 931-5115

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

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

4 Course Tasting Menu $135pp, $80 optional wine pairings.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

1st Seating 4 course menu $145pp/food $80pp wine ++ (5pm-6:45)
2nd Seating 5 course menu $173pp/food $95pp wine++ (Cheese Course***(second turn only)*** (7:30-onward)
Tax & Gratuity not included

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Spruce Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Notable Wine List (57)
Romantic (56)
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Good for a Date (55)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Worth the Drive (29)
Local Ingredients (23)
Business Meals (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Cozy (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Seasonal (16)
Authentic (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
People Watching (11)
Organic (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Casual (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

OMG Incredible. Definitely worth the Michelin Star. Expensive but worth it.
Beautiful black/grey interior - not at all overwhelming just really lovely and super classy.
All staff very kind and welcoming to a single, female diner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

So disappointed. I've been hearing about this burger forever and it was sub-par. Very dry and unseasoned. Same with the hash - average at best. The service was awful - we were pretty much ignored for the first 20 minutes after being seated. Our check was wrong (charged us a few extra dollars on each entree). The only bright spot was the coffee cake.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

What a wonderful evening. For a more romantic table ask for the ones at the end of the dining room in the alcove. Service spectacular!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This restaurant features exceptional food and generally excellent service, but the service was unaccountably off this time, not bad but not up to its usual standards. All the food was delicious. We had cauliflower veloute, little gem salad, tortellini, the lobster roll, pastrami and three desserts. All were terrific.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Spruce is a great place for special occasions. We celebrated my birthday here and was pleasantly surprised how a birthday card magically appeared. The baby kale Caesar salad was excellent followed by the delicious French Omelet, finished with the yummy beignets served with chocolate sauce and creme anglaise. Yes, they did surprise me with a special treat with a candle, too. The food and service at Spruce is excellent. Highly recommend Spruce for all the foodies in the world.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Spruce has excellent food and service. Most nights there are chef tasting menus and specials. From very affordable to super spendy. I like this variety.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Went here for a Sunday night date with my husband - we live in the neighborhood and have been meaning to try it out. Everyone was friendly and attentive. We sat in the front semi-private room with the fireplace, a real treat! The food and wine were all delicious and well-balanced. The only surprise was when the waiter offered the special white truffles (in lieu of the truffles already on my gnocchi) as they were in season, but without mentioning it would cost $60 MORE. I didn't think to ask in the moment and if not mentioned directly, that it couldn't be a major swap out, so that was an interesting surprise that I would NOT have agreed to. Be upfront when you're adding 3oz of something that cost double the meal itself.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I️t was very nice that the birthday girl got a card from the restaurant. However, the table next to us had a birthday and was given dessert with a candle. I️ expected the same for my guest, but was disappointed when no candles were presented on our dessert. I️ feel the restaurant should be consistent with all guests.

Food was fabulous and service was excellent. We paid $20 for 3 coffee and I️t was terrible - had a strange after-taste like old brew coffee.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great wine list!!! Very nice experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Definitely a great spot in SF to enjoy very well prepared food. Fantastic wine menu. Pretty place, elegant, nice atmosphere where people dress nicely, no sneakers or hoodies, what I appreciate, as European I am. Service just ok. Our server pretended to be the professional and charming guy he is not, sweating... and an extra server pouring water every 5 min it's too often, in my opinion. To get a last bite while being asked if I've finished is not nice. Maybe my sense of good service is different. I go out for dinning for having fun, not just for eating because I'm hungry! Anyway, nice restaurant. Worth it a visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Spruce consistently delivers good service and good food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

More than I needed. A lot more.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We were seat d very late

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had a spectacular meal. We chose the porterhouse steak was cooked to a true perfect medium rare. The cheese selection was near to perfect and the charcuterie was off the charts. We had fabulous service and can highly recommend Sprucd to any other foodie!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our dinner was fabulous from the moment we walked in the door. We celebrated my husband’s birthday and everyone was so nice and congratulated him. Our food was just wonderful as was the wait staff and our waiter who was very knowledgeable. Even as we left all congratulated him. Would highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was phenomenal. The cocktails were entertaining and delicious. We enjoyed the snacks. Loved the butternut squash soup. We also ordered the porterhouse. While big, it didn’t live up to the $195 hype. Served without resting enough, it was drowning in a pool of blood by the time we got to eat it. And not melt in the mouth yummy. Chewy and could have used more flavor.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love Spruce having eaten there at least 25 times very often splurging by asking Pascal to get an entrée size Foie Gras for lunch. Unfortunately Pascal was not there last Saturday and Chase was out waiter. Everything was great as usual except my friend's Ribeye steak which was only less than half eaten and saved for dinner later that night was never handed over with the other food to go. I was very disappointed especially after spending $300 for two for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent table service; Robert was awesome. For the kitchen...food presentation was a little sloppy - not what I would expect from this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fancy and expensive but worth every penny for a special occasion

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was almost exceptional. Main course was undercooked (suspect due to the cut if the meat). Had very high hopes due to cost and previous experience. Almost exceptional.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our friends came in from Pittsburgh and took them to Spruce. We’ve been there twice before and never disappointed. Our new favorite spot since Casbah (PIttsburgh)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food, great service in nice setting with big, comfortable chairs. Not inexpensive, but a real treat!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Birthday lunch was fine. New waiter tried hard. Somolier was not very helpful which was a huge disappointment.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very beautiful restaurant.. Went for lunch and it was quiet. Food is delicious, great wine list and great service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food was very good although portions somewhat small. We felt the menu was a bit pricey. The service was a bit spotty. We had brought our own bottle of wine as it was a special dinner. We were asked by the waiter if we would like it decanted. We said that was not necessary and asked him to just open the bottle and let it air a bit. He took the bottle to the sommelier table and we noticed that it was being decanted. The waiter upon returning to the sommelier table realized this and had the sommelier pour the wine back into the bottle. When she came to the table with the bottle to pour our wine she was not going to mention this until my wife inquired. Of course, we were not charged corkage on our wine.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves but we all would agree that the price tag does not match the food. When 3 out of the 4 entrees were $90 (specials) the bar was set pretty darn high and unfortunately none came close to that. Service matches the price tag. The wines list was great and so was their sommelier. Will we be back? Not so sure. To walk out of a restaurant spending about $1000 (including tip) for 4 people we needed to have a mind blowing experience. If we do come back, I would order straight off the menu and stay away from the “specials”.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Traveled 1.5 hrs to get there from east bay, and met friends from Marin. Heard great things about food. We were there for Sunday brunch. Maybe dinners are better? Sunday brunch was not good. I had duck confit Benedict. No duck, runny eggs, one thin half of muffin, no hollandaise. Ladies had French omelet. Small with a slice of Brie on top. Little taste. Other guy had hamburger and fries. That looked ok, but hard to screw up a burger and fries. Best thing was Biegnet appetizer. Nice atmosphere and good service but based on food will not come back. Manager came by numerous times to fill water glasses. Looked grim and never said one word.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service and atmosphere were great, as usual, but both my wife and I felt that the food was a bit off in our last visit. In fact, both my wife and I were wondering if the chef had changed. My wife mentioned that her corn soup was much too sweet, and although I often like some sweetness in soups I had to agree with her that it was much too sweet. My soup was less sweet but not particularly flavorful. For the main course, my wife’s halibut was definitely dry and over cooked, and my New York dry-aged steak was pretty tough although the sauce was good. I think that for the steak itself, though, I can do much better myself in cooking a good medium-rare steak by getting a choice ribeye from Costco and using my backyard grill. Finally, the deserts were good, as usual. They have a good pastry chef and we loved the beignets.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It is extremely difficult to find fault with Spruce. The service was incredibly attentive; my iced tea was almost always refilled at the halfway point. The food was incredible. I had two appetizers: tortellini and a little gem salad. I had the scallops as an entree; they were terrific. I finished with a chocolate mousse cake dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Lovely evening meal in the Presidio Heights neighborhood. I had the summer corn veloute & fennel-crusted halibut. Wine pairing was Eric Kent Chardonnay. Both dishes were well prepared and good choices.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with fantastic wine list and good service but food can use lots of help to improve

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were here for a birthday dinner however this was not our best meal at Spruce. This was a Tuesday night dinner at 9 PM we ordered The kale Salad The burger and the scallops for dessert we had the beignets.

Towards the latter part of the evening, I couldn’t find the waiter for at least 10 minutes they were clearing out the chairs from another room.

The burger Which is usually the best part of having dinner at Spruce was off this time. The hamburger came out room temperature and the muffin actually seemed stale.
Spruce gives us a nice card , a very nice touch for the birthday However the burger was very off surprisingly disappointing.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had dinner at Spruce during a recent trip to San Francisco . We ate at four other very good to great restaurants including another Michelin restaurant.

Spruce was hands down the best. Our cocktails were spot on, appetizers Dungeness crab and Japanese Kanpachi, were delicious. The sommelier could not have been more helpful. She even had notes from our last visit a year ago. The service was first rate and the food was sensational. We both had the lobster special and loved it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Absolutely outstanding. My new favorite restaurant. European feeling, impeccable service and a MUST try!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fabulous food and excellent service!! Loved that the meats were humanely raised.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Soup and dessert were outstanding. Mains, duck breast and duck lasagna, were OK.
Decor very elegant. Service generally very good, but occasionally obsequious.

THEN at 7pm, the loud hard rock music started. Deafening; totally out of character with physical environment, price and decor.

We will NEVER go back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Pet peeve: when you ask the waiter for some of his favorites/ highlights and he says, “I love them all.” And then proceeds to talk through each and every thing on the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

An extraordinary dining experience and value. We so enjoyed the tasting menu and pairings. The service was elegant and everyone greeted us and engaged appropriately. I plan to return on Friday with more friends to enjoy fine dining and ambience.

Sincerely,
Catherine Howard

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great Appetizers, but disappointing dinner.
Appetizers had interesting and unique flavors. Both were inventive and delicious.
My main dish lacked flavor. The only flavors we just the natural fish flavor, which was not the good, and vegetable flavors. It was expensive for what it was.
Our waiter was very helpful, told us the food specials and their prices, but did not do so for the wine recommendations. At $37 a glass, I would have appreciated if he would have given us a price for his recommendation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We went for lunch to escape the madness of our evacuation from Sonoma County. The staff could not have been more obliging. Our waiters first words were "What can we do to make your afternoon a little better?" and then they poured us some Champagne-The real stuff. The food and ambience were fantastic as always. We love Spruce.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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