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Quince

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Neighbourhood:
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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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here for my birthday last year. Almost spent $700 for two people, yet when I asked for more gf bread they gave me a hard time (keep in mind the size of the bread was a tiny roll). The guy next to me had his bread refreshed 3 times and yet I only asked once. I guess GF... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made a special trip to visit Quince in November 2016 which is soon after they had just received their third Michelin star. The experience already begins at the valet service which is seamless and care free, just pull up, get out and that's all. Walk in and you are warmly greeted into a beautiful and elegant setting where your... 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 private dining 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 

Florence, or
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Eatallofit
Quince_SF, General Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Dear Eatallofit, I am so sorry to read that you found your recent visit to Quince to be underwhelming and I thank you for sharing your comments with us. Whilst I understand that you may have found the structure of the menu somewhat limiting please know that we have no intention other than to provide our guests with a cohesive... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Greetings! 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. Should you visit us from the UK in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly. We would love to create a new unique... More 

Outremont
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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
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 private dining 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 

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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Greetings James, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you and your guests 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... More 

Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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Thank Nathanael R
Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted to read how you enjoyed your evening. 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, I am at your service. Thank you for your kind words. Best... More 

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 January 2017

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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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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 

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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
USD 220 - USD 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood home.
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