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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
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank winnifredn2016
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard many times of this Michelin rated restaurant in SFo. Tried my first time with business associates . Choses a 12 course meal so hope to try everything they had. Greeted with good service waiter and is a TOP notch ! We changed our tables twice and he was so helpful to Ensure we were happy.. Well done. Except for... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was by far the most expensive out of the all the restaurants me and my family have been to. My brother (23) and sister (24) visited this place in San Francisco just early 2016. My sister likes to eat at fancy restaurants so we booked a 30 meal dinner (30 very small dishes just enough to make you... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We can't even start to explain how good this meal was. Everything was perfect, service, food, wine. The bill was more than we ever expected to pay for a meal,but it was so worth it. You might only go once, but go and relish just how great a dining experience it is. We loved every minute.

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Mission, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best dinner experience we had in the Bay Area. While many chefs are trying to impress with whimsy- Quince is all about the food!! Great ingredients beautifully prepared, plated artfully and served by a well informed personable staff. This beautiful restaurant deserves it's 2 Michelin stars!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We are foodies, we like to travel the world, seeking out the best rated restaurants. There were so many excellent reviews we just had to open the purse strings and pour all our money out...and that we did..!!!! The staff were informative, knowledgeable and seemed happy to have us as their guests. We had the tasting menu and a bottle... More 

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Long Beach, California
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

When you feel flush and want a 2-3 star Michelin experience, dine at Quince. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff might just be the best trained in San Francisco. This is a restaurant with an attentive, but unobtrusive staff. Pacing of the multi-course meal is perfect and the imagination in the kitchen is quite impressive, as is the performance.... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Cary, Thank you for your generous review of Quince Restaurant. I have shared your thoughts with our team, and we are so pleased to read you had a lovely time. We really appreciate how complimentary you were of the staff. It is because you provide us with the opportunity to create an experience, we are able to do... More 

Woodbridge, Connecticut
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382 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This place certainly lived up to all it's hype, and did not disappoint. This was truly a wonderful experience, from the food, to the service. Deserves all the accolades it gets and worth every penny they charge, which is a lot of pennies!!

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

Good Afternoon Ajlaut, Thank you for your generous review of Quince Restaurant. I have shared your thoughts with our team, and we are so pleased to read you had a lovely time. Aside from the accolades, it is because of people like you we are able to provide the Quince experience. Should you ever wish to dine with us again,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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196 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This place has a pretty amazing variety of different food. However the previous time i was here, i had the pasta and this time I had the risotto, but I prefer the pasta. But overall one of the great restaurants in SF !

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Ajlaut, Thank you for your generous review of Quince Restaurant. I have shared your thoughts with our team, and we are so pleased to read you had a lovely time. Perhaps next time you come we can do pasta and risotto for you! Should you ever wish to dine with us again, please do reach out directly. Many... More 

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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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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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