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470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Ranked #40 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $150
Cuisines: French, Italian, Californian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Montgomery
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.
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211 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We always like to celebrate a family occasion with a memorable meal and as our holiday in San Francisco was our first opportunity to mark our daughter's graduation, we splashed out with a meal at Quince. Exquisite doesn't even begin to describe it. In our group we sampled both the regular and the vegetarian tasting menu and every course was... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had dinner here last night for the third time in two years and must say it was excellent as always. The menu consists of a choice of 4 course dining or 9 course dining. Given it was a business Dinner with time constraints we opted for 4 courses. Food was magnificently presented and prepared and each course while small in... More

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Fairfield, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited Quince again, now in their newer location on Pacific Ave. What an amazing restaurant in so many ways, all great with one cautionary note. We both had the Quince menu with several substitutions and the wine pairings. Together the culinary experience was great. Several comments of note: 1. The dishes are very creative so expect something unusual most... More

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Washington DC
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For me Quince is the quintessential SF fine dining experience - more creative than Boulevard (in my opinion) and more relaxed and quieter than so many others. The service is sublime and perfectly choreographed while the kitchen is exceptional. Unlike a twelve course meal I recently had in Chicago where each serving was the size of a thimble which often... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a great evening with one of the 9 course menus of the house. Solid, elegant and tasty cooking with a very consistent performance from both staff and kitchen. Elegant dished, often with modern (but not too modern) twists on classic Italian ingredients. The wine pairing was also good, showing off interesting local wines combined with classic Italian/French ones.... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Quince is a culinary experience on its own. We had the 9 course tasting menu, a really surprising assembly of different kinds of food that surprises with every course. Seafood, beef, vegetables, great quality and great taste. Wine list is very comprehensive, we had a 2005 echezeaux priced very reasonably for the quality of the wine. This place is a... More

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bethesda, md
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244 reviews 244 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We met friends here for drinks since our table wasn't quite ready next door at Cotogna (sister property). We were a group of 5 and were seated right away in the bar section. The atmosphere was wonderful and we were able to comfortably catch up without yelling. The drinks were great as was the service, but they sure where pricey.... More

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Los Angeles
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Personal and Attentive service, sophisticated and quality food, great selection of wines by the glass, attention to the smallest of details

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Quince as Italian is as dead as the Roman Empire. What started out as a couple making heartfelt pastas that sang with soul and emotion is now just a glorified Michelin ** star restaurant out for the bucks. We went there on a date about a week ago and did the Spring tasting menu (just 3 choices) at $130 for... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

From the moment we got there to the time we left, we had an amazing and unique experience. The food tasted even better than it looked! The chef was kind enough to send us an extra course of seven tiny desserts. We did the smaller tasting because we did not want to be there for four hours and it was... More

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