Quince
Sophisticated, seasonal cuisine & wines
French · Downtown · $$$$
The Zagat Review
4.7
Food
4.8
Decor
4.7
Service
 
"Hard to top" for "fancy dining" "at its best" , this "refined" Downtown Californian from "passionate" husband-and-wife team Michael and Lindsay Tusk "sparkles" thanks to his "superbly executed" cuisine showcasing Italian accents and a "fresh, local food ethos" , complemented by a "fabulous wine list" in "dreamy" surroundings run by a "stellar" staff; you’ll "shell out some big bucks" , but for a "special occasion" that’s "absolutely over the moon" , it’s "well worth it."
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Chevron
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 - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
location 470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA phone +1 415-775-8500 website www.quincerestaurant.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Tasting menus only
Caviar menu
Insider Tip
There's a vegetarian "Garden" tasting menu as imaginative as the regular tasting menu, as well a salon offering à la carte dishes priced between $14 and $38 for walk-in guests.
Known For
Private rooms
Business dining
Celebrity chef
Special occasions
Zagat Mentions of Quince
Google Reviews
4.6
(288)
Have you ever had a specific moment in your life that you never wanted to end? Welcome to Quince. The dining experience was unforgettable with service that was top-notch in a gorgeous setting with food that was made from God's hands. The staff knew what they were doing and explained every bite with exquisite detail. The words at which were spoken were just as elegant as the taste on my palette. Upon entering you're no longer in San Francisco. Somehow you've been transported into a lifestyle change. The perfectly lit rooms wreak of old-world charm filled with people from all walks of life. The bartender’s drinks are perfectly hand-crafted as if pulled from a magazine, and the food set before you is simply breathtaking. This dining experience is what life is all about and well worth the price paid at the end. Hefty, but every bite brought me to my knees.
Kevin Jaskela · March 21, 2018
I had the opportunity to dine at Quince this week, and my review is mixed. The atmosphere and service were phenomenal, and our group had a wonderful time there. That said, I have had some of the best meals of my life in places with zero atmosphere and service. For me, it's all about the food, so here's my analysis of the food at Quince. It all tasted wonderful and was cooked perfectly, but it over relied on two components that blunted the full force of the dishes, namely truffles and butter. Nearly every dish in our set course had truffles on it and was drowning in butter, which ended up dulling the cooking rather than allowing it to shine. I wish the chefs, who are obviously quite capable, were more committed to clean, honest flavors, especially with their earthy Italian cooking. That got me thinking about why the need for obvious decadence in every dish, and I can only guess that they're catering to the current, moneyed SF crowd. Make of it what you will.
Laura Stein · February 12, 2018
Excellent food, excellent service. Great experience all round. Be prepared to pay but value for money.
AD C · April 4, 2018