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Quince

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Italian, French, Californian
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470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Montgomery)
+1 415-775-8500
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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  • 165
    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
50th anniversary dinner

This was one of the best meals we have ever had, and we have dined all over the world, and I am a trained chef! The food was more of an art form than just a meal, and every course of the tasting menu was exquisite, combined with the beautiful ambiance, and the charming and attentive staff,it was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
andyStroudUK
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Stroud Uk
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  • Fine Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Stroud Uk
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best meals we have ever had, and we have dined all over the world, and I am a trained chef! The food was more of an art form than just a meal, and every course of the tasting menu was exquisite, combined with the beautiful ambiance, and the charming and attentive staff,it was a truly... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to Quince for our anniversary in February. It was an outstanding meal - definitely a culinary experience (extraordinary food, lovely atmosphere, wonderful staff). We opted for the set course menu, each ordering a different one, along with a wine pairing for one of the menus. All the food was beautifully presented, and extremely creative. The... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had a 7 course degustation menu with accompanied wines. Everything was close to perfect. Service is also excellent. Luckily didn't pay the bill but I think it would have been pretty high.

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Zakster, Thank you for taking the time 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 a glass of champagne, please... More 

PALM SPRINGS, CA
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is the ABSOLUTE BEST meal I have ever had--A++++ Outstanding service, imaginative and out of this world amazing food beyond your wildest dreams. Opulent atmosphere, clean and fresh--not a complaint, only accolades, Would have no hesitation to recommend to anyone. Thank you Jenn for the amazing night!

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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

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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Ana, Thank you for taking the time to 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 a glass of champagne and... More 

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

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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Normcat, Thank you for taking the time in writing these comments. I am pleased to read that "the wine was serious, food and wine were very interesting. Their glass collection is expansive and perfect with the selections. The pace was perfect and almost every server got into the act. " I will make sure to pass your comments on... More 

Park City, Utah
Top Contributor
272 reviews 272 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Sally, It was such a pleasure to host you and your son last month. Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am pleased to read that "every course was delicious and beautiful. Service was impeccable. Three hours flew by as we tasted one exquisite course after another. Have eaten at... More 

Los Angeles
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
Top Contributor
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 

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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: Italian, French, 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 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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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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