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1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 (Btwn. Church and Davis)
Davis St. El
+1 847-570-8400
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Quince at the Homestead! Where the bold, globally-influenced...
Welcome to Quince at the Homestead! Where the bold, globally-influenced cuisine is inspired by the best of each season, yet the warm welcome and personalized service always remains the same. Quince serves contemporary American cuisine, in a lively and comfortable setting near downtown Evanston. Quince has an award-winning wine program, as well as a seasonal rooftop garden, ensuring a delicious and special experience for all.
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    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet, Up-Scale Restaurant on Tree-Lined Street

We have enjoyed several dinners at Quince over the past couple of years. We have always gone as a couple - this is definitely not a "family" restaurant. The food is very good and on the more creative side. There are always non-mainstream protein options (wild boar, venison, etc.), which makes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have enjoyed several dinners at Quince over the past couple of years. We have always gone as a couple - this is definitely not a "family" restaurant. The food is very good and on the more creative side. There are always non-mainstream protein options (wild boar, venison, etc.), which makes choosing dishes exciting. While there are not many choices,... More 

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McLean, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our daughter chose this to celebrate her grad school graduation, with one of the criteria being a place that was quiet. It is a lovely, elegant setting where it is easy to carry on a conversation. Service was excellent. The menu is very small and I did not expect to find something I wanted, but it did not disappoint. The... More 

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Chicago, IL
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Some may say it’s a stretch, but Quince reminded me very much of Les Nomades. It may have been the laid-back ambiance, the sophistication of the food, or the friendly knowledgeable waitstaff. But Quince has a Les Nomades quality. Upon entering the Hotel Homestead Hotel, we felt a little disoriented—it’s a hotel after all--but quickly located the entrance and were... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Outstanding food in a quiet, elegant space in the Homestead. A small but exceedingly well prepared menu with attentive service. I enjoyed the Butternut Squash appetizer, Skate and White Chocolate Cremeux for dessert. My wife feasted on the Greens, Venison and Chocolate Mousse with the generously poured wine pairings. Everything was exceptional! Clearly one of the best spots for an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went on a Wednesday night to celebrate my partner's birthday. It was close to perfect for us. The restaurant is in a smallish, paneled room across from the check-in desk at The Homestead, a 75-year-old small hotel on a quiet street in Evanston. There is nothing new or trendy in the hotel, the restaurant, or the furnishings. A small... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten at many fine restaurants in Evanston and had heard great things about Quince. It was at best disappointing. The best value we had was the bottle of wine at $40.00. The prices were outrageous for the portions and quality. Three of us had the parsnip soup, which was just ok, I had the white shrimp, which was... More 

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Chicago, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have been all over the world but our home town restaurant is still is still special. The menu is deceptively simple with one word in bold followed by an ingredient list, but don't be fooled. It may say duck, 2 or 3 veg but will not mention each sauce and treat dotted under and around. Dessert may says grapes... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What a great restaurant. The service is warm and welcoming (shout-out to Joe and Ann!), and everything that came out of the kitchen was superb. Had an amazing asparagus soup, expertly prepared fish, and a killer dessert course. Oh, and their wine list is extensive and pretty much free of price gouging you sometimes find. Highly recommend!

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Lovely, intimate setting in an historic building. The food was excellent, but the service a bit slow. If time was not an issue it would be perfect.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I stay at The Homestead Hotel, about three times/year, during visits to an ill relative. Firstly, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this very understated, comfortable, yet academically oriented (next to Northwestern University) large B and B. The Quince, located in the hotel, is one of my favorites! I have traveled all over the world and never have I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
    (Btwn. Church and Davis)
  • Public Transportation: Davis St. El
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-570-8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 38
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Welcome to Quince at the Homestead! Where the bold, globally-influenced cuisine is inspired by the best of each season, yet the warm welcome and personalized service always remains the same. Quince serves contemporary American cuisine, in a lively and comfortable setting near downtown Evanston. Quince has an award-winning wine program, as well as a seasonal rooftop garden, ensuring a delicious and special experience for all.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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