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Quince

470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
415.775.8500
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Ranked #44 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Greenville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were on our 20th anniversary trip and unfortunately became sick. Called the restaurant and we were told they wouldn't refund our $200 - yes $200 - deposit.....left a bad taste in our mouths and won't recommend to our many friends and family who love the city.

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Makati, Philippines
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181 reviews 181 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Having lived in San Francisco a number of years, this city known for its love of restaurants, has a ton to offer. Quince is my to go to resto for that special occasion. This was my third visit and it has continued to delight. Chef Tusk serves up inventive cuisine according to the season. Whatever you choose, expect the your... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We ate at Quince in May 2014. The experience was amazing. First, the room and decor are beautiful- lots of room around the tables and a very serene atmosphere. The servers are dressed formally and are very friendly and attentive. We started dinner with a cocktail tableside. That's not to be missed. We had Spring in Two Acts. The server... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There should be a rating on Trip Advisor for Above-5. 10 of 10. Quince is not just a destination restaurant, it is a dining Experience. We were three diners, two visitors and a returning local. Extra-warm welcome. The service throughout was beautifully orchestrated: helpful, attentive, but not intrusive. The sommelier was superb in knowledge and suggestions (our host is also... More

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear ChrisABeaune, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the flavors and textures of the menu, especially the fagotelli with black truffles. I will be sure to share all your comments with our staff and we will continue to strive to provide a complete... More

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Tredaran, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am delighted to hear that you joined us for your daughter's graduation and enjoyed both the Quince and Garden menu. I will be sure to share all your comments with our staff and we will continue to strive to provide a complete... More

Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Seaurchineceviche, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed the textures and flavors of all the dished. I will be sure to share all your comments with the staff and we will continue to strive to provide a complete dinner experience. The next time you are... More

Fairfield, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Glen, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with we provided an atmosphere to do so. I will be sure to share all your comments with the staff and we will continue to strive to provide a complete dinner experience. The next time... More

Washington DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear JDofWashingtonDC, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed the textures and flavors of all the dished especially the lamb, tortelli with caviar and abalone. I will be sure to share all your comments with the staff and we will continue to strive to provide a... More

Oslo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear RS, Thank you for taking the time, effort, and attention to detail in writing these comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your dinner and we provided a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere to do so. I will be sure to share all your comments with the staff and we will continue to strive to provide a complete dinner experience.... More

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