Spruce

4.8
3163 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:00pm;

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday, 10:30am - 2:00pm Closed for Services July 2-July 6 (Reopening July 7 for Dinner)
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Phone number
(415) 931-5100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Sullivan
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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.
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Private party contact
Taylor Weber: (415) 931-5115
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spruce
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Parking details
Valet parking available after 5:00pm.
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

Credit cards must be taken to hold reservations
4-Course Christmas Eve Menu 2018 ($135 per person // $80 wine Pairings)

Monday, December 24, 2018

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.
What 3163 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely outstanding....from decor to ambiance....food to service...wonderful...Ill be back next time in SF

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s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In addition to the beautifully crafted food, the service was professional, yet friendly and memorable. Neoo who served our table made the entire experience more enjoyable with his great recommendations of food & wine paired with a great sense of humor and charm.

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hamburger over cooked and dry. Only one hot sauce available.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Husband’s Birthday

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

I love that on your confirming calls you ask if the reservation is for a special occasion. As an example, I mentioned that my niece from Chicago would be joining me. We were seated in the back at a quiet table and it couldn't have been more perfect for our long brunch and conversation. Service and food impeccable as always.

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DL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was good.

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

We went for our anniversary before going to the Theatre at Golden Gate. The 5pm reservation gave us plenty of time to eat a relaxing dinner and still get to the 8pm show. The food was creative and very fresh. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Very, very overrated. It's super expensive and supposed to have great service. I think not. It's fancy with mediocre food and service.

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b
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful. The chicken was a bit salty.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. One of best meals ever.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in the Bay Area. Spruce left both me and my date speechless multiple times, from the caviar egg to the waygu beef, chef has outdone himself. The sommelier was outstanding and his pairings were on point. The hospitality was extraordinary and service was impeccable. I would be surprised if Spruce stays at one Michelin star for much longer. Definitely worth a trip to San Francisco for this restaurant alone.

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MK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I were visiting San Fran and heard about this place. We made it for Sunday brunch and absolutely loved it. Dining area felt a little dressy with the white table cloths but there was also outdoor seating in front and room at the gorgeous bar (if you prefer more casual setting). The food was beyond fantastic, as well as the service. We even purchased a few chocolate chip cookies in their coffee bar on the way out. They looked too good to pass up.

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RA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff, divine food, great place. Hidden gem in San Francisco.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with our closest friends. Delicious food and serious wine menu.

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DC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spruce is always excellent and consistent. I recommend it highly. I just hope they don't go so high-end that they price me out of being able to visit!

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YF
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second meal at Spruce. The service as insanely good, despite the delay from the kitchen. Food was excellent although last time it was better. Overall a fantastic time.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks and service were all outstanding! I hadn't been in a while but will certainly find my way back more frequently.

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DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good meal, the only hitch was that the server brought the wrong meal for one of us.

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AM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, attentive service, wonderful neighborhood spot.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We were very surprised by the disappointing quality of the food this time. We had been at Spruce before and loved the food. The white truffle pasta at $75!was overcooked, tasteless and drowning in butter. The risotto was very bland and watery. The duck was ok but relatively bland, the the tomato salad had no dressing and no interest so the only high quality tasty item was the pumpkin soup and the desserts was great .

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FF
Tokyo
201 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ミシュランレストラン。良い雰囲気でワインリストがすごい。ランチでフォアグラパンケーキやハンバーガーを頂いた。

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Overall, Spruce was a good experience. It could have been a great one if the service had been significantly better. If you like alcohol and don't mind paying a lot, this is definitely your place. The menu is excellent, but a bit sparse, especially compared to the 109-page beverage list.

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LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing but kudos. Service was outstanding!! Food was also superb..

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ribeye special was fantastic! Great service and great atmosphere for a celebratory dinner.

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CA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily the best restaurant we've been to thus far on our dining adventure to visit all Michelin Star restaurants in SF in a year. We really want to come back before we finish our challenge. Exceptional food, maybe a little snooty sommelier, phenomenal service, and absolutely perfect ambiance. This is one of San Francisco's best.

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TF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. An incredible experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great food and service

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s
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Spruce. I live in Santa Cruz, but whenever I get to SF I go there. Lunch is nice; the bar looks so tempting, though and of course, I can not indulge before driving. One day I will...

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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always happy to have a date at Spruce. The ambiance is sleek and the ambiance very lively even on a Tuesday. Service is very welcoming and attentive. They also have a killer bottle list.

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b
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really excellent service... Food, on the whole, was so-so with a few amazing dishes (duck and foie gras were excellent) and a few misses (Risotto and the Blueberry Mochi were just meh).

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f
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved our brunch dishes. Unfortunately we think we both got sick from the Ramos Fizz - stomach problems during the night and we hadn't had any other food.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice food , this testaurant should have 2 Michelin stars .

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L
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Spruce. The atmosphere is sophisticated but also relaxed, with an unpretentious staff. The bar is inviting with an impressive list of wines. For our meal, I had the fig and melon salad to start, the combination was delicious and my husband had the Hawaiian Kampachi, which was light and flavorful. Our main courses were the NY Steak, it was a very generous portion and tasty; and the Alaskan Halibut special. It was light and delicious, with sauteed vegetable. We also ordered the side of roasted summer squash, which was seasoned perfectly. We were given a complimentary blueberry sorbet and devoured the homemade trio of sorbets, pear, plum, and chocolate for dessert.

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DT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough about this place. Every course was tremendous. Cocktails were fantastic. Wine (pairings suggested by our server) was incredible. Get the beignets for dessert. You won’t be disappointed. Will be our first reservation next time we’re on the West Coast.

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DP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service and food are great. I’ve never been disappointed at Spruce.

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MG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Exquisite starters and entrees - Heirloom tomatoes, Hokkaido scallops and Scottish salmon were terrific. Food prices are upper end but competitive. I did have sticker shock though when I perused the extensive wine list. Cabs starting at $998? $3000 sparkling wines? And seemingly dozens of wines in the $400 to $600 range. When the sommelier came over to assist I said "help me find a good cab for under 200 bucks". I was giddy when I got away with spending $300 on 2 bottles of a very nice Rutherford Round Pound 2015. I chalked it up to tech money knowing no bounds in SF. Server Daniel was terrific - knowledgeable, attentive, entertaining, but not in your face.

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M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leave yourself plenty of time to find parking. There is a lot of construction in the area and the already limited street parking is even more limited now.

Everything I've ever had at Spruce has been delicious, but it's my favorite burger in the world.

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T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted an important business lunch. I knew Spruce would be ideal. Top notch service and exquisite meal. Elegant dining room. And we could talk and hear easily.
Thank you for delicious fresh salmon and accommodating my request for salmon with little gem. Yum!

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LG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our Anniversary and had an absolutely amazing time. The service was on point and all the food was absolutely delicious! I made a comment when we made reservations that it was our Anniversary and they made us feel very special. We will be seeing them again soon!

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