Spruce

4.8
3730 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
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
What 3730 people are saying
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vipminmmk
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre fixe menu was superb
The gnocchi, duck, steak were amazing as well as the cheese cake. Excellent service

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xiaoliy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can bring my kid ,that’s good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect loved eating outside- like it better than the decor inside

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vipLori07
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce is doing a lovely job despite the challenges. The lunch menu has something for everyone. It was a birthday lunch and there was a card signed by the staff as well as a delicious red velvet cake with a candle and happy birthday written in chocolate for dessert. Service was attentive.

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vipEvaM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated a birthday lunch for 3. We had a perfect table outside. Our waiter No E was exceptional as always. He coddled us and made excellent recommendations through our 4 course meal... all of which he split for us.
The Billecart Brut Rose, housemade tagliatelle in a beurre blanc sauce with shaved truffles, the crisp chicken salad in a champagne vinaigrette with pistachios and marinated apples, sous vide salmon with lentils and baby apples and squash, and the beignets plus birthday cake was divine!!
All the cares of the world were forgotten for a few hours of bliss!

RP
vipRichardP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place, even in the street, and with reduced staff (yes, it's noticeable, but first world problems right now, so ok).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic! The food, service and ambiance was incredible! Will be back again!

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MakaelaR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Spruce. This was a special occasion for us to dine here given its price, but the food was amazing. Definitely an experience I would recommend to everyone to try at least once in their life.

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vipShellie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely FABULOUS. Service was extraordinary, food was delicious. LOVED our Sommelier!!!!!

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vipLeslieL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was definitely michelin star worthy. And we splurged on the great caviar course. Excellent service; our waiter was fantastic. And great price for the quality of the food. We will be going again.

MB
MollyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The burgers were delicious.

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Shaheen
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Much larger portions than Im used to at the same cost. Left full and satisfied with 100$ bill a person. Duck and cheesecake is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! $50 corkage fee per bottle was high. The service was perfect. The food was delicious. Even in a pandemic Spruce exceeds expectations!

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vipJoan
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

food was cold not enough servers 1 hour b4 first course 36 dollar glass of wine sort of sad for them

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vipNS72
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The food is always excellent, the wine list is extensive and the service is superb. Monday night was no exception. The restaurant had clearly made an effort to ensure its indoor dining room was compliant with social distancing practices, yet had done so in a manner that preserved its elegance & warmth. The prix fixe menu had plenty of choices for a variety of palates - I had the duck and my guest had the chicken, both of which were terrific. They are currently offering their wines at a discount, and we had some delicious Bordeaux for a terrific price! All in all, a flawless experience.

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DLund
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce made our anniversary especially memorable. Highly recommend

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OCCat
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in SF.

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vipLbar777
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The outdoor space has been converted into a cozy, lite elegant area completely inline with your expectation of Spruce.

The host, waiter and wait staff were all amazing! The food...as always...impeccably delicious.

We will be back!

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BayAreaFoodie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Birthday

MM
MarionM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought an 8 pm reservation outside would be freezing, but the heaters and the windscreens were great - I never put on my coat and didn't need the blankets. The food was great, and how nice that we were able to bring a special bottle of wine (with corkage of course) to celebrate a birthday.

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chris
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Spruce in a normal world is excellent and definitely a 5 star experience. Right now however, it’s a little different. Their pre fixe menu is good but doesn’t deliver the same experience Spruce normally delivers.

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vipNelsonG
London
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite dining experience in SF...and I’m a picky foodie. Outstanding in every way, without fuss or pretension. One of a kind.

SF
vipSFNYCDiner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce just doesn't miss. Their take on outdoor dining is as good as the indoor. Comfortably warm enough, and the food as wonderful as it ever has been. go!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great per usual. New server who was slightly less attentive then I’m used to but overall still a lovely Spruce experience

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vipEllenG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spruce does an amazing job the food and service for outside diners. Felt very safe and comfortable.

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vipNicoleH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious always artful and always excellent service

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Anne
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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.

PT
vipPTJPTJ
San Francisco
449 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.

AJ
AlexJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
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)

MG
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).

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 4.8 stars by 3730 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.