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1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
+1 847-570-8400
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Ranked #35 of 235 Restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $20 - $38
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Btwn. Church and Davis
Transit: Davis St. El
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.
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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Glenview, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed Quince. It was a Tuesday evening and the dining room was quiet. The service was great. Wait staff were attentive and cordial. The food was marvelous. I would definitely return for any special occasion. The only reason I wouldn't give this restaurant 5 stars is because it is located in a building that has short-term apartments. Someone... More 

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Park Ridge, IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Disappointed in our third (and I suspect last) visit to Quince last evening. Service was more stilted than I like. Very regimented in their seating and the like. Was served a corked glass of wine, and while that was corrected, it should not have happened. Lastly, I indicated when making the reservation that we would be celebrating my wife's birthday... More 

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Chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Great food, attentive service without b being overbearing, a wine list second to none and very conversation friendly.

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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Setting was ideal for a "business" type dinner. I had the wild boar --- a generous serving --- with unusual tasty accompaniments. The potato soup was excellent and again unusual. They obviously take great pride in presentation. Service was fine.

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Additional Information about Quince

Address: 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone Number: +1 847-570-8400
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 38
Cuisine: American

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