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Quince

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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
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Florence, or
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful setting wherein pretentiousness gives way to near arrogance. They have rules! As when two people dine together they must order the same number of courses and the pace of service shall be determined by the kitchen rather than the preference of the diners. In the end it is not about you, it is about them. They know how... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dining at Quince is a sublime experience. From the moment we walked in until the moment we left, the attention to detail was exquisite. As one would expect, the quality of the food is exemplary - worth travelling from the UK from! We were also delighted that the service was warm and attentive without being obsequious. The best meal we've... More 

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Outremont
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a closing dinner at Quince in the private dining room. A nine course meal with four different wines. Each course was excellent, and two or three were beyond excellent. Very attentive staff, wonderful wine selection. For that special occasion, a definite restaurant to check out.

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Thank 799leonards
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a group of twelve friends dining in Quince's private room in January 2017. Every one of us were impressed by the quality and presentation - we dined at the French Laundry and the Restaurant at the Meadowood in the Bay Area so our expectations were pretty high. The restaurant staff communicated well before the dinner in term of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an absolutely fantastic experience here. They have a great team running the restaurant. They nailed just about every dish, gave us a tour of the kitchen and really showed us a wonderful evening. I will be back for more.

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a Christmas present for myself and my husband. We were so excited to have an unforgettable culinary experience. Unfortunately it was underwhelming. To be fair, the ambience is lovely. The service is very good. Nothing stands out as exceptional. However at these prices and for these Michelin stars everything from start to finish should be heavenly. My husband... More 

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Westport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about Quince is stunning. The service, the food, the wine, the prices. Budget $500 per person, more if your taste in wine veers towards the higher end. They will cater to all food allergies. Make your limitations as few as possible as it may eliminate many more things than you had intended. Do not include foods you just don't... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

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 there is... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had the good fortune of dining around the world and this place tops it all. 3 star Michelin. Wow. 14 courses with a wine pairing and service that was out of this world from the time you step in the door until you leave. A life time memory for sure. Michael Tusk is a genius. Extreme attention to... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Garry, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed and savored your experience at Quince. It is an honor to read how memorable you found your experience to be. I will be sure to share your comments with our team. The next time you are looking to celebrate a special event, or simply... More 

Newport Beach, California
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161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at Quince for the first night of our annual SF culinary weekend a few weeks ago. We very much enjoyed our dinner, though we don't quite thin Quince on this occasion measured up to its new 3 stars. Service was stellar. The young team handled everything with aplomb, while always being warm and friendly.... More 

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Quince_SF, General Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Bill R, Thank you for sharing your valued comments in regard to your visit to Quince this past month. Of course we are sorry as well as disappointed to hear that the menu did not live up to your expectations. I have shared your feedback with our Chef team and they will no doubt be of consideration as we... More 

Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited last month for a white truffle tasting menu- I was absolutely pleased with my all vegetarian menu. Although I have visited Quince many times in the past, it is now under new management and has 3 michellin stars. Definitely for Foodies.

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Good Afternoon! Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed and savored your experience at Quince. I am pleased to read of how much you enjoyed your vegetarian menu. 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... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$220 - $300
Meals
Dinner
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4610
    (Montgomery)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-8500
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 its second, the San Francisco Chronicle bestowed a fourth star to Quince. In 2016 Quince received its third Michelin star.

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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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