The Salon at Quince

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Californian
Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's celebrated Quince features Californian contemporary cuisine. The Salon offers an abbreviated tasting menu that showcases our unique partnership with Fresh Run Farm. Located adjacent to the Main Dining Room, the Salon provides a more convivial environment with cocktail table seating.
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Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu in the Salon was abbreviated from the main dining room. We liked that because
we had 2 less courses which saved some time and some portion control.

JE
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Quince. We both loved the tasting menu - everything was fresh and presented beautifully. The service was top notch, everyone was understanding of the menu should you. need explanation on anything. It seemed each course got better and better! The two things we really didn't care for were, A) the prices, and B) the wine/champagne selection. Let me say that my husband and I dine at Michelin-rated restaurants all over the world and this was one of our most expensive experiences thus far. This was borderline on the ridiculous factor. The cheapest glass of wine was $19 and it was just OK. A bottle of Dom Perignon (which we opted not to order due to the 4x price increase) was near $500 a bottle. There were bottles that hit the thousands and nothing that was known to us at all and we are both big-time wine drinkers. For the two of us who ordered the tasting menu (in the saloon, which is cheaper than the main dining room), two glasses of wine, and a few cocktails, we left for $750. Gordon Ramsay's Michelin restaurant in Versailles is way cheaper! You will definitely enjoy your meal here, and the experience, but the prices are somewhat shocking! Oh - and additionally, you will pay a 5% San Francisco mandated tax to pay for the employees healthcare.

NH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quince was great. Service is exceptional. Cuisine is very good, and they do a nice job with the beverage pairing. The ambiance is intimate and welcoming. However, the price still seems to exceed the quality of the full dining experience.

TC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable, food was outstanding, and the ambiance was casual yet refined. The Salon was the perfect way to enjoy the cuisine!

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I feel stupid reviewing a 3-starred Michelin restaurant as it goes w/o saying that food, service, and ambiance were perfectly delightful. So, I’ll brag abt the Spirits Sommelier (if that’s such a thing?). I love amaro and he rolled out a trolley of amari. Most of which were off-the-run, vintage, rare labels. Through our discussion, he found the one absolutely suited for our tastes. A truly delicious experience. I appreciate his time and sincere interest in sharing. If there were a fourth star, Quince would surely be worthy.

t
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came here for our anniversary and we LOVED IT. The service and food were amazing. We were able to eat our dessert in the kitchen and it was so magical. My wife loves cooking shows so being able to go back into the kitchen was a dream for her!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

To encourage my friends

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! Impeccable service!! Amazing food!!

w
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went therethis last Saturday and had a great meal with fair wine pairing. . They slipped in a sour beer--sorry, but that is not wine, and that cheapened the experience. They quickly substituted another wine when we complained. When leaving, we were to collect a souvenir menu, but the server at the entrance rudely said they were for customers. Not the right thing to say to a couple who had just spent $800 for the experience

SG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The highlight of my meal was my bread and butter. I was given a stupid soup on a champagne glass. I was also given a set of forceps to pick out a tiny pasta bite that was nothing. The whole meal must have been put together by the emperors new clothes outfit. I would be embarrassed to work there.

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team at Quince was amazing! From calling to confirm reservation and dietary concerns, to the service and food, everyone and everything was worthy of their 3 Michelin stars! Can't wait to go back once their Summer menu comes out!

CW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond incredible!

e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening and especially from the attentive knowledgable staff. They saw we were interested in the cocktails, food, art on the walls and were tremendously informative and kind to us. Food was wonderful. What a lovely evening.

l
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service. Great food. Every thing from the hostess greeting you to the quality of the soap in the men's room.

AR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nouvelle.cuisine inspired food from a chef at the top of his game. San Francisco expensive (meaning very expressive), but an exceptional culinary experience.

T
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not to say anything went wrong necessarily, the main issue was the price ratio and food portion. For four not each WoW course of dish prefix tasting menu charged at USD180 tea and coffee excluded, and the portions of food were definitely on smallish side compared with some three-star ones in Europe which would not let one feel half empty while singing the bill for the same amount of money paid for.

The service in general was good, however, it seemed something was missing amongst the service team from the first person to greet us at entrance till to the waiters and waitresses served the food or pouring the wine for you, we just didn’t see the passion and enthusiasm were there perhaps they were too busy on that night or may be they were tired of their daily work routinely. We also felt a bit of being rushed during our eating progress and being mentioned to present our credit card two times while we were checking on the bill at final stage. It was a kind of disappointment for us to get in a high expectation of our very first fine dining experience in the North America, and the reason we guessed that since there were only three tables in Salon area ours was a early time one at six, they actually needed it back in time to receive next round guests. I truly hope I get them wrong.

My wife and I are fine dining goers mainly in the major European cities and Japan. And this time we are visiting to our son’s home at Bay Area from abroad to celebrate the birth of our very first also grandchild. We therefore loved the opportunity to tryout a high end eatery to get first hand experience how a Michelin starred restaurant was in SF and Quince was being picked up. Please don’t get me wrong with my scores which is purely based on my own considerations, and Quince is deserved for its title as they got all elements a three Michelin stars restaurant should have.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! They keep getting better!!

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had the pleasure to dine at several Michelin 3 star restaurants. All provided a superb culinary experience, a fabulous wine list and excellent service. Quince tops them all: the cuisine was exceptional, we sampled the very well conceived and executed wine pairing, and the service was both superb and provided in a most enjoyable and relaxing way. What sets Quince above the others is its team...from Leila our host thru every aspect of the experience (including a kitchen visit), they were consistently the very, very best!!! We were there for a birthday celebration. They definitely made it a birthday never to be forgotten, but it was clear that every guest, special occasion or not, was treated to an exceptional experience. BRAVO Quince!!!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Quince. I would highly recommend!

KS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the fact that a three star restaurant has a smaller/shorter course offering like the Salon at Quince. The service was terrific and while advertising four courses it was really more when canapes, mignardises and departing hot chocolate (seriously, the best hot chocolate we have ever had!) not to mention chocolate tiramisu in honor of our recently celebrated wedding anniversary were included (on top of the advertised four courses). We will definitely be back!

SG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular experience for our anniversary dinner. Well crafted and plentiful preset menu from the same kitchen as 3 Star dinning room. The service was excusite and the setting is classy with a modern touch.

p
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place is amazing (no joke, they have some dishes out of this world). Loved and loved the Panna cotta w/caviar and the chocolate mouse. Those are the two most important dishes to have when dining at Quince

TI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent and the staff was extraordinarily warm and welcoming.

OT
Washington DC
222 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good meal but not spectacular and we all left a bit hungry Great service and wine list. Fun night.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Gregory could not have been nicer!

AR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three Michelin star... What else can I say. Priced accordingly, worth every penny.