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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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  • 3
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  • 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
Great place for a quiet meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2014
cameron m
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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172 reviews 172 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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