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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4610 (Montgomery)
+1 415-775-8500
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
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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It had been a while, since we last dined at Quince - too long, in fact, but we had been busy dining at Benu, Saison, Omakase, Atelier Crenn, and several others, so decided that the time had come, to get back to a favorite restaurant of our’s. Quince is located in the Financial District, so an easy walk from our... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Mr. Hunt, From all of us with Quince Restaurant, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and generous review of our restaurant. We are so please to read how much you enjoyed your beverage pairings and experience as a whole. We strive very much to elevate fine-dining for you, our... More 

Oakland, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to Quince because we love fine dining. Under performed on service, PRICE, and attitude of staff. Food was great.

1 Thank LarryP1948
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to go to celebrate a special birthday, with a menu bearing your name. Always superb and unforgettable service in one of the last quiet restaurants in San Francisco as well as exceptional fine dining. The decor is subtly iconic and lovely. Tables spaced just so that your conversation stats only at your table and vice versa.... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Hello Kathie, We are so pleased to read you had a special birthday with us. From all of us with Quince, we want to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, as well as thank you for visiting us time and time again. We are always evolving our menu so as to keep the restaurant vibrant and... More 

San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a terrific restaurant with a prix fixe menu, and a special, summer 6 part, less costly menu. Everything is perfect as is the service which is attentive, but not cloying. This is simply a great dining experience in our city of great places.

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Thank you Jafman for your kind review of Quince. We are happy to enjoyed your dining experience. We are here for you. Sincerely, Stephen Schmidt sschmidt@quincerestauarnt.com More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a perfect evening/dinner at the restaurant. The service was excellent, and we have been invited to visit the kitchen. The chef was really nice and we received a different shot of gin tonica. The restaurant js a little pricey but was worth it.

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Hello Juliana, Thank you for your rating and review of Quince Restaurant. We are happy to see you found the chef to be nice and the service to be attentive. Please do let me know if I may ever be of assistance in the future. Thank you! Best Regards, Stephen Schmidt sschmidt@quincerestaurant.com More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service: 5 stars, impeccable, observant and discreet Ambiance: 5 stars, elegant, muted, we could converse in civilized tones, pacing lovely Menu: 4.5 stars , overall delicious, at times overly rich, too many pasta based courses, a bit weak at times regarding visual/edible art, at times dishes were overly complicated losing the essence of their delicate and stellar ingredients Examples: Hmmm:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful dinner comparable to the finest restaurants we have enjoyed over the years in our multiple visits to France. The Quince staff was friendly and welcoming - our server Conan was a gracious host who was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, the food preparation, and the history and evolution of the restaurant. Our meal was well-paced... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you kindly for your lovely review of our restaurant. We are so pleased to read you had such a nice time and will be happy to share your comments with Conan. We sincerely appreciate you giving us the opportunity to have you for a dining experience. Should you find yourself in San Francisco again, please do reach... More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My last visit to Quince was roughly 6 years ago, in their old location. The new Quince is certainly more grown up; the old Quince was immensely competent but the new Quince is all that, plus bold and exciting in a welcoming manner. Their pasta dishes are of course their forte. The squid ink pasta with geoduck, squid and melon... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Hello Shayping, We are thrilled to read of how much you enjoyed your dining experience at Quince. Chef Tusk has put many years into his craft of pasta conception using only Materia Prima, and we are thankful for you visiting us a second time. Hopefully we make your third even better! Sincerely, Stephen Schmidt sschmidt@quincerestaurant.com More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't find this place to be balanced in terms of quality to value. I felt a little gouged, mostly because of the ingredients: the Australian truffles were slightly reminiscent of the the ones from Italy, bland and not flavorful. Portions were adequate and presentation was commendable. The real highlight was the caviar dish, playfully presented, delightful and delicate. The... More 

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Quince_SF, General Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Trieffort, I recently noticed your comments here on Trip Advisor. Your constructive criticism is appreciated. Whilst I am sorry that the restaurant did not meet your expectations it is comments such as yours that allow us to improve and develop the restaurant in order to make for a better customer experience. I will be sure that your review is... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The food is good but not as impressive as French Laundry nor is the value. It is more conveniently located. The ambience is nice so is the service. I was a bit disappointed with dessert which should be teh grand finale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$220 - $300
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-8500
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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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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