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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Another great meal

This was our second trip to quince. After our first meal there several years ago my husband and I have been angling to go back on our next trip to San Fran. We were not disappointed with our memory. The food is delicious, inventive and artfully prepared. The tasting menu is an extravaganza of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was our second trip to quince. After our first meal there several years ago my husband and I have been angling to go back on our next trip to San Fran. We were not disappointed with our memory. The food is delicious, inventive and artfully prepared. The tasting menu is an extravaganza of taste and experience, as it should... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I ate at Quince to kick off a Napa weekend. The restaurant itself is just what we like - widely spaced tables, quiet room, attentive service. The food was excellently executed - unique plates and flatware, items (little flowers, etc) tweezered 'just so,' and all the ingredients of the moment. We had two negatives: first, the tasting... More 

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todos santos
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Knowing that without reservation, we could not have dinner at the restaurant. But while waiting for a table at a nearby place, we decided to have a cocktail at the bar of La Quince. The place is beautiful and tastefully decorated and can be overseen easily from the outside. The cocktails were excellent and had the signature of a fine... More 

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New York City, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I've had the privilege at dining at Quince once before. We sat at the bar and ordered a la carte. Unfortunately, the bar has since been downsized and the dining room is your only option. Luckily we had reservations and were treated like Queens. We both enjoyed the Quince menu and enjoyed every last bite. Each dish was artistically plated... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This has become my new favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Food was outstanding as was the elegant service and the beautiful surroundings. Every bite was amazing. I will continue to tell everyone I know about this experience for a long time to come.

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San Diego, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Quince has changed since the last time I was there about 2 years ago. I miss the bar seating which was a great option for diners who missed to make a reservation. The food is as good as the first time. I was looking forward to oysters on their ala carte menu but they don't appear to have an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Beautiful and delicious dining! Be prepared to have your senses assaulted! This is a parade of delicious, artfully prepared dishes. We ordered the Garden and the Quince tasting and therefore we got to try a little of everything. The staff here is as lovely as the food. It was an exquisite evening!

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Ted, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed and savored your experience at Quince. I will be sure to share your comments with our team. The next time you are looking to celebrate a special event, or simply to have a memorable dining experience, we hope you will think of us. If... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Lovely room and focused, professional service. A well balanced, wide ranging wine list with a great selection of halves, all kept current online...a rare thing indeed. Useful to be able to research wines and vintages prior to arrival. The menu though nominally Italian blends French influences seamlessly, allowing a level of complexity not always available in the Italian repertoire but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We were making an enquiry about a reservation and request about gluten free options. The response was blunt, rude and then the phone was hung up!

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Quince_SF, General Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear GavinBil, I recently noticed your comments here on Trip Advisor and wanted to reach out and apologize for the negative experience that you had whilst making your inquiry with us over the phone. Please know that our reservations department is trained to field all inquiries in a hospitable and welcoming manner and the fact that your inquiry was not... More 

San Francisco, CA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our local restaurant critic gave this restaurant an extraordinarily complimentary review, so we made reservations long beforehand for a Tuesday evening --hoping to enjoy a wonderful meal with fantastic service, just as the critic stated. Yes, the dinner had nine courses, albeit with small portions so that clients could treasure every morsel of food, and the service was, on the... 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 198 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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