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Quince

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Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
French, Italian, Californian
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470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Montgomery)
+1 415-775-8500
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5:00 am - 9:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef...
Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's celebrated Quince Restaurant features Italian and French inspired tasting menus that highlight the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Accompanying each menu is the innovative wine pairing program curated by Wine Director Chris Baggetta. A sophisticated cocktail program features innovative, seasonal ingredients and unique, table side preparations. Chef Michael Tusk was named “Best Chef: Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. Quince was awarded its first Michelin star in 2010 and in April 2012, the San Francisco Chronicle bestowed a fourth star to Quince.
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Good for:
Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 160
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best vegetarian dinner in my holidays!

I have had the best diner I could in this place. The presentation & quality of food it's amazing, the service, the place itself it's bful! It's all immaculate! Flavours are out of this world! I would highly recommend this place for any occasion!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Ana G
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I have had the best diner I could in this place. The presentation & quality of food it's amazing, the service, the place itself it's bful! It's all immaculate! Flavours are out of this world! I would highly recommend this place for any occasion!

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Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had a marvelous meal here in 2013 but after their renovation, Quince is Better and better. Very very expensive with wines but for the best meal I've ever eaten, worth every penny. The service is impeccable too. We tried both tasting menus. I had the Garden menu and was happy to have a couple of courses swapped in from... More 

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Park City, Utah
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

. . . in lovely San Francisco with my son. Was there for meetings and met up with my son for an amazing experience at Quince. Every course was delicious and beautiful. Service was impeccable. Three hours flew by as we tasted one exquisite course after another. Have eaten at fine restaurants all over the world. This meal was right... More 

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Los Angeles
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband surprised me with a birthday dinner at Quince and included 15 of my closest friends and family. The restaurant design and ambience far surpasses any restaurant we have dined in anywhere in the world. It is certainly the most elegant and romantic setting I have even seen. We were taken to a small private room off the wine... More 

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Auckland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We chanced this restaurant due to a very favourable comments from the SF Gate. A quick note, that this is a VERY expensive restaurant, for two people with wines and the degustation menu plus tip, the cheque came to $830. However there was nothing that wasn't exceptional about the experience. The service, the ambience, the glassware, all were superb. We... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Cruizeaway, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am pleased to read that "the service, the ambience, the glassware, all were superb." We are always striving to provide a complete dining experience and from your praises we are moving in the right direction. In anticipation of your next visit, whether you... More 

San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

OK this is probably the best restaurant in SF and you will see why when you get the bill !! Food and service are fantastic and the ambiance is amazing. A special place for a very special event is my suggestion. Would go back.

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear 007, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. We are always striving to provide a complete dining experience and from your praises we are moving in the right direction. In anticipation of your next visit, whether you are joining us for a special occasion or just want to stop in for... More 

Yeovil, Somerset, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

visited on Friday 23rd as part of private dinner. From start to finish the whole experience was fantastic . Drinks served in huge wine cellar then 9 course tasting menu. The food was exceptional and each wine perfectly matched the food. The staff to customer ratio was exceptional, one of the most best experiences ever. Truly deserve Michelin two stars... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Stupug, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am pleased to read that our staff exceeded your expectations. We are always striving to provide a complete dining experience and from your praises we are moving in the right direction. In anticipation of your next visit, whether you are joining us... More 

Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Four of us had a memorable evening at Quince for a special celebration earlier this month. The service and food and atmosphere were excellent, and the restaurant deserves it's Michelin stars.

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Lydia19, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. We are always striving to provide a complete dining experience and from your praises we are moving in the right direction. In anticipation of your next visit, whether you are joining us for a special occasion or just want to stop in for... More 

Riga
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Exquisite food and great selection of wines. However best asset of this restaurant is its Staff. I must admit that I had experienced the best customer service in my life while at Quince.

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Arturs80, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am pleased to read that our staff exceeded your expectations. We are always striving to provide a complete dining experience and from your praises we are moving in the right direction. In anticipation of your next visit, whether you are joining us... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Delicate and sophisticated while delicious and refined food. One of the best fix course dinners I've ever had. Wine pairing options were also high end with a lot to choose from their cellar. Very expensive.....!

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Mapepo, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. We are always looking to provide a complete dining experience. I will be sure to share all your comments with our team. In anticipation of your next visit, whether you are visiting a friend or wanting to stop by for some champagne and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Montgomery)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-8500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 195 - 300
  • Cuisine: French, Italian, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's celebrated Quince Restaurant features Italian and French inspired tasting menus that highlight the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Accompanying each menu is the innovative wine pairing program curated by Wine Director Chris Baggetta. A sophisticated cocktail program features innovative, seasonal ingredients and unique, table side preparations. Chef Michael Tusk was named “Best Chef: Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. Quince was awarded its first Michelin star in 2010 and in April 2012, the San Francisco Chronicle bestowed a fourth star to Quince.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:30 am
Friday
5:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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