Spruce

4.7
3406 reviews
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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 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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate Father's Day at Spruce! $75 per person and Kids menu will be available as well. Cancellation required 24 hours in advance.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

Fancy fine dining, San Francisco style. Bring your elders.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it but they need some noise abatement . There was a very loud group and it was so much better after they left.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At the recommendation of my daughter, who had been to Spruce prior, we decided to drop in last Monday evening. I was delightfully impressed with the entire evening. Our waiter, Nick, was not only very cordial and friendly, but extremely knowledgeable and well spoken. The dishes were all excellent and represented a very thoughtful and unique presentation. The duck was quite simply the best I’ve ever had. We will be back!

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time at Spruce. We were treated like VIPs. The food was excellent. I ordered a drink that I ended up not liking. They replaced the drink and took it off our tab. Service was amazing. Very impressive wine list!

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AC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Destination dining whenever I’m in the Bay Area!

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R
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food at Spruce definitely meets and probably exceeds expectations. I had the duck, and I have to say it was the best duck filet I’ve ever eaten. My only qualm with Spruce was that the service was not quite as quick as you’d like. It took us a while to be seated, despite having a reservation. And then during the meal it just generally took a bit longer for anything to get done than what’d you normally expect or want, i.e., getting cocktails, waiting for the dessert menu, waiting for food, etc. Of course the service delays can be attributed to the immense popularity, as the restaurant was quite abuzz when we got in there. Slow service notwithstanding, it was still an incredible meal and I will definitely be a returning customer

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Spruce were lovely! We had a great anniversary dinner and the food was exquisite.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with outstanding service and ambience.

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j
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall a very good experience. Good cocktail. Some amazing items on the menu. A good but not amazing wine list. Not as stuffy as some of the comments on there website make it put to be. I'll go back soon to try the burger at the bar.

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f
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

It was much too loud. Could hardly hear the person sitting across from me.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very, very slow service for Mother’s Day. They weren’t busy. So I don’t understand the delay.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!

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RA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caviar with champagne by Bara, which is a favorite, asparagus appetizer was delightful and the duck was done to perfection. Jessica, our server was outstanding and made the evening a success. Very much appreciated. Wish the grapefruit desert was less tart, but enjoyed the attempt. Again, a first class experience. Thank you.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my family to Spruce for my graduation dinner and absolutely everything was excellent. The service was phenomenal; the wine list extensive; they allowed for substitutions when asked. Was one of the best dining experiences I've had in San Francisco. Perfect place for a romantic date or to bring parents from out of town. Highly recommend.

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PC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite, special lunch spot for me and my friends!

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RE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a fabulous birthday dinner with my girlfriend. Everything was delicious. They have a spectacular wine list, albeit pricey.

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience, great service. I do wish the lunch service would be faster.

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MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful entertaining choice for business meetings, celebrations, or family time.

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HI
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spruce was outstanding. The service was above and beyond. Great food and great energy.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Really slow service

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j
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun time...good vib...good food

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WC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps the best meal EVER! Beautifully presented, outstanding tastes in the fixed price lunch with great wine choices for each course. Not a lot of food, but quite memorable experience for a special occasion.

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot and we were seated by the fireplace in the front. Very romantic place.

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JE
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to spruce for our 4 year anniversary. Spruce made an effort to make the night special by congratulating us as they greeted us. The server was also in the know and was very attentive. The food was excellent, I had pork and she had duck, both top level entrees. They then went above and beyond by giving us a desert we didnt order that had written in chocolate "Happy Anniversary." Overall I would have to say it was one of my best dining experiences and the service was ultra top notch. Looking forward to coming back again!

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PS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Spruce is such a treat. A true day off in the city, celebrated with understated elegance. My friend and I had different soups and we were both swooning over how over-worldly they were. Wish the chef would share his secrets--

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P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Spruce is really such a great spot to celebrate a birthday. The fun card on the table is charming.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food taste not as spectacular as anticipated or for the cost.

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BF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spruce deserves its Michelin star. The food is exquisite and the service impeccable. Also, the wine list is remarkable.

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LB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Waited 20 minutes for drinks... one had to be sent back due to “stuff” in the drink. It took over 10 minutes for a replacement. We were told something was malfunctioning...hmmm. Ordered a starter... it arrived with the entrees. What can I say? Food was cold and not up to par. After a polite complaint and several other mishaps the manager decided to comp the meal. Very nice but I would rather have had a good meal with good service. It was a special day with family that traveled to dine at Spruce (which I raved about) and I was truly embarrassed by the entire experience. Wondering how this restaurant is still around?

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Spruce, the food, the service. However this time we noticed the price has gone up substantially. For two people without drinks it costed more than $200. This is even when we shared the appetizer, the soup, and the dessert. We also found out that our friend had called Spruce to order a dessert for us but it was never served. I am sure Spruce has a good explanation for it but that’s unexpected.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So consistently amazing, love Spruce!

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KM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly beautiful, thoughtful & delicious food. Phenomenal service, lots of wait staff to make it all perfect. Will definitely return on our next trip to SFO.

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EC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got the gem lettuce salad, which was an interesting take on a wedge salad. The duck breast was tasty - not under seasoned or overcooked. The chicken with embedded chicken sausage was unique and very tasty. The rice pudding was a surprise - completely vegan, and yet didn't taste it - was phenomenal. The cocktails we had before dinner were solid, if not standouts. Well worth considering for a nice meal.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Very noise . Service ok. Expensive

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Amazing meal and service. Perfect venue for a business dinner.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Service was spotty. Especially once we got our entrees. No one came to ask how the food was.

They forgot to bring olives appetizer altogether.

They warned us our plates were very hot when they brought our entres, but actually the plates were only warm & my omelet, my husband’s salmon & my son’s halibut too.
The beignets were delicious; warm, light & sugary sweet.

It was my husband’s birthday. He wanted to go to Spruce instead of Gary Danko. He regretted that decision after our dinner last night.

Good thing I took him to GD last weekend for a pre-birthday dinner. It was delicious.

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TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my parents anniversary! Wonderful food and experience. Service was excellent. Also had a quiet table in the front, in a reserved room. Perfection!

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the staff were great! And so was the food. Would recommend this as a beautiful dinner spot for a date or special occasion.

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San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The omelet was perfect. The service was not great considering it was not very crowded...they are usually spot on but this day they were not.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service staff were excellent. The food was delicious. We had an amazing time at Spruce!

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