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Quince

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Montgomery)
+1 415-775-8500
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions
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 an Italian and French inspired tasting menu that highlights the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Accompanying each menu is an innovative wine pairing and sophisticated cocktail program. 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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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
Good Italian

This is my first time on tripadvisor and i would like to say that the food here is great and worth trying altough the service was quite slow

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Adrian J
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my first time on tripadvisor and i would like to say that the food here is great and worth trying altough the service was quite slow

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Thank Adrian J
San Francisco, CA
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I almost don't want to put this review up because then it will be IMPOSSIBLE to get a reservation. Quince is at 2 Michelin star but it definitely qualifies to be a 3 Michelin star. The SERVICE is impeccable. You feel like a cherished guest at a very luxurious restaurant. The food is delicious, impressively presented. Beautiful. The staff is... More 

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Thank spahotel
Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Spahotel, To even be included in the same breath as three Michelin starred restaurants is such a compliment, thank you. We'll most certainly pass on your thoughtful review to the chef team and service team. We'll also let Drew, our bartender, know that you were a fan of the non-alcoholic beverages. If you'd like to join us again in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Quince twice - once before its revamp, and once following. Prior to its redo, one could do a "blind" wine tasting with the regular tasting menu, which was super fun, but I guess they gave that up. no matter what, the food is sumptuous, but expensive. Caviar, foie gras, uni. It's all there, and the service is... More 

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Thank Cebhawley
Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Cebhawley, Thank you for your kind review and for continuing to visit Quince as we evolve. The blind wine tasting is a fun and educational part of dining and we're happy to accommodate if you choose to join us again. Although it's not something we're doing regularly we still have the black glasses and would be happy to offer... More 

PALM SPRINGS, CA
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267 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my opinion this ranks up there (or higher) than The French Laundry and many others. Superb service, outstanding and varied menu and a warm staff that pays total attention to you. Will go back without hesitation.

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Thank Mark A
Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Mark, It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Quince, thank you for your reviews following both of your recent visits. We're honored you think of us when you visit San Francisco. If I can be of assistance with anything in the future please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly. All the best, Alexandra Barton Quince... More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

In late December my partner and I shared the most wonderful tasting menu with matching wines at Quince, San Francisco. We spent four very magical hours in the marvellous surroundings indulging our shared passion for food and wine! The service was second to none; our main waiter Conan, was attentive without being conspicuous. Each of the sommeliers and other wait... More 

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Thank Ann D
Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Thank you for your visit and thoughtful review of your experience at Quince, you certainly enable us to do what we love to do. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the gluten free menu items that the chef team enjoys creating. We'll pass on your kind compliments to the rest of the team here. Again, thank you! All... More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I have had the great pleasure of dining at Quince more than a few times and I always find it to be among the best restaurants I have experienced. The ambience is fantastic with a classy yet urban feel in the heart of Jackson Square. The service is impeccable with friendly, knowledgable, and fun staff. The dining is superb with... More 

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Thank gitanomericano
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We are on holiday in San Fran and visited here to celebrate my partners birthday and our anniversary! They personalised the menu and made sure we were made to feel special. The food is excellent and is presented in different ways to really have the wow factor. It is expensive but a great place to go to celebrate a special... More 

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Thank Linzarella
Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Linzarella, Thank you for your kind message and for sharing your experience, I will pass it along to the team here at the restaurant. It was a pleasure having you in to celebrate your partner's birthday and anniversary. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and if you return to California in the future please stop back in and say... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I booked online 2 months prior. Visited with my family. There was no children's menu available. We were told that we could order ala carte pasta. Our children were 7 and 4 years old and they were reasonable eaters. The pasta we ordered for them had such small portions that we needed to order second servings. In total, it was... More 

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Thank DrNoelYeo
Carmel, California
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Good food, clean and comfortable, friendly staff, parking is ok. I would give this place a five out of five review.

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Thank Jeffrey H
Grand Island, Nebraska
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498 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We were really expecting more from the restaurant based upon the reviews we'd read. The interior is dark and romantic, a perfect date night location. The warm and thoughtful service was also a big plus. The wine list is reasonably broad and priced as one would expect for a higher-end establishment. The food however, was something of a disappointment. Perhaps... 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 220 - 300
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's celebrated Quince Restaurant features an Italian and French inspired tasting menu that highlights the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Accompanying each menu is an innovative wine pairing and sophisticated cocktail program. 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 - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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