Quince

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Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's Quince features a nightly tasting menu that highlights the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Chef Tusk was named “Best Chef: Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. In 2012 the San Francisco Chronicle bestowed a fourth star to Quince. In 2016 Quince was awarded its third Michelin star, which it holds to this day.

The cost of the tasting menu is $295. Quince requests all cancellations be made at least 48 hours prior to avoid a $295 per person (plus tax) late cancellation fee; this policy also applies to same day reservations. Due to the complexity of the menu, it may not be possible to accommodate all dietary restrictions. Please note, our menu relies quite heavily on shellfish and dairy-based ingredients.
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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far some of the best service we have ever had. One person in our party was delayed at the airport, yet they went above and beyond to not only to accommodate him when he arrived, but to surprise us with his arrival. Truly unforgettable. Each and everyone person we came in contact with was truly a pleasure. Definitely would come back!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

. The food has a great quality but missing the art and the fantasy in the decoration of the plates for a three star Cousine.
. The canapé were presented very well, the small Cabbage appetizer is very fishy, and the bread that was supposed to go with the sea bass came to early. By the time the sea bass was served we needed new bread. The plates were served in a rush. There was not enough time given to enjoy the food, what I think is very Importen in e three star restaurant. Taking everything together not comparable with other three star rated places.
I would rather say it is a one star kitchen presentation, with the price of a three star... disappointing!!!! .

Migena Schroeder

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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding by every measure. The food was hallmarked by the best or ingredients expertly crafted with subtleties that elevated every dish. For example, the hint of horseradish in the clam and Napa cabbage salad had the entire table raving. The expert service simply sealed the deal.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have such a great experience at Quince. The food is absolute perfection and the staff is fun and energetic.

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FB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

TLDR:
Check the check before you pay

Food was amazing! Table was ready when we arrived. We had a wonderful dinner. We loved the duck.
At the end of the night the check arrived for double the price. It was my wife and me but it read 4 menus. “Weird” I thought. Showed it to my wife: “weird” she said. The check had my name on it. The coffee and wine were there correctly.
So I asked the waitress and she left and returned in a flash. So fast. Came back with another check with my name on it like the previous one but with the correct values.
She the apologized saying that there was an error because another table asked the same wine. “What kind of an excuse I didn’t even asked. Same wine? What’s that even mean?!” I thought. Everything in that last minutes seemed so so strange. I kept thinking about it and it was so clear.
The first check was crafted together with the correct one. If I signed the incorrect one, my service tip would be for the waitress and maybe someone else. She was trying to scam me into leaving a huge tip.
This might have been the truth or maybe not... I don’t think the restaurant is behind it. That would be a serious accusation.
In any case, my whole awesome experience was kind of ruined by this.
My advice? It’s a great place! Enjoy the food, drinks and have a wonderful time. Then, before you pay, pay close attention to the check.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for my fiancée, Lillian’s birthday.

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j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great the staff is the best anywhere

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1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food wine atmosphere... Everything was good than i expected. Staffs was very kindly.
But when I booked,I noticed my bro’s birthday in advance. nothing special. maybe they forgot it.

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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

for a very special occasion this is a wonderful place

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Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Horrifically overpriced for very mediocre food. Just to be clear, this is no Alinea. Not even close.

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KA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb - the food, the service, the overall experience. A amazing location to celebrate a milestone or special event!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was special experience ever! Everything was perfect!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dining experience

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EM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an absolutely impeccable dining experience! From the moment we walked in the door the staff went above and beyond to turn service into true hospitality. The decor was elegant and refined while the service was warm and approachable. No question went unanswered. Every course was beautifully curated with fine silver, china, glassware & plates handpicked by the owners on their personal travels from around the world. The golden ossetra caviar, wagyu supplement, and chocolate bon bon was the not only unparalleled but the best I have ever tasted in my life. The bathroom remained spotless the entire meal, not once did I even see a used towel in the bin. (Were they servicing it after every use?! I swear it was magic.) Every staff member was full of knowledge on the restaurant, chefs, place settings, and even the restaurants decor. We had one of the latest reservations and never once felt pressured to leave the almost empty restaurant. Our meal was timed beautifully. To top it off not only were we sent home with our printed personalized menu, a box of special chocolates (the bon bons that we mentioned were our favorites), but hot cider to take upon our exit from the restaurant. A must visit for any foodie, service aficionado, or anyone celebrating something special. Thank you for an evening I will never forget!

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S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful..pace could be a bit faster.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy! So good. I bit fancy but I can handle that

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VD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Presentation and customer service was phenomenal! The food was extraordinarily delicious. Definitely a place to go for a very special occasion as the cost of the experience was over the top as we did extend our menu to 10 tastings and upgraded two dishes. We only had one cocktail each and was very full at the end of the meal. The waygu beef was so buttery and delicious, however we were so stuff that we did not truly get to savor its wonderful flavor. I would highly recommend Quince for a very special occasion.

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M
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quince has the warmest, kindest staff I have ever encountered in a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant. I’m fortunate to have dined in Michelin-acclaimed restaurants all over the world, and the hospitality at Quince stands out, even at this high-stakes level. The food was expectedly excellent, but a real surprise to me was the strength of its craft cocktail program, with wizard Michael at the helm. Quince truly deserves all of its awards!

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V
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent but the service was even better. It was superb! They were extremely attentive. Definitely one of the very top restaurants in Northern California. It well deserves the three Michelin stars.

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MR
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, excellent food, impeccable attention.
All details was taken, very impress.

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Hawaii
38 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very disappointing. Lovely decor. But service was cold, robotic, mumbling presentation of dishes. Some of servers did not know what the dishes were or the ingredients. Nothing exceptional. An extra dish of risotto with truffles at $100 per person was actually horrendous. The truffles were fine but a pretentious presentation of finishing risotto table side was a joke. What was served was hard rice in loose liquid; it was not risotto. Not slow cooked to become creamy. Not worth $1400 for 2 with no cocktails and only a half bottle of champagne.

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n
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience with fabulous food and staff!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even for someone who loves food and is relatively price insensitive as long as the experts encryption is great, we found this to be a bit pricey relative to other three-star restaurants of the same (or better) caliber. Not a big deal, but be prepared for the $800 per person price tag.

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Portland
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Definitely worthy of Michelin 3 stars

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

extraordinarily delicious! Condition is also very well!

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j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Took my best friend here for her birthday. The ambiance and service were impeccable; however, the food unfortunately was not up to my standard of 3 stars - it was about equal or slightly inferior in quality to Chez TJ (1 star) and not even in the same league as a couple of 2-star places I've been to (Helene Darroze [London] and Kikuchi [Tokyo]).

All the food and wines gave a feeling of "Huh, that is very good indeed", as opposed to "Holy mother of god, how did they do this, I want to cry" I got at the places above.

Some highlights and lowlights in case the restaurant reads this:
- Canapes were probably the best part, especially one with dry aged beef; extremely flavorful and made you want to savor it for as long as possible.
- Winter vegetables - most of them were pretty bland or regular.
- We had 2 caviar dishes: one "regular" and one more expensive one (costing $85 extra). The regular was outstanding. The expensive one, a black caviar pannacota, tasted way too fatty, as did the buns served with it - a waste of money unfortunately.
- Potatoes with mushrooms - second best and closest to mind-blowing; super wholesome, filling and flavorful, as was the bread served with it.
- Tortellini in broth with truffles were a complete failure and both of us took a couple of bites and didn't finish - very salty and with a flavor that can not be described as exquisite; the broth or the truffles didn't make it any better. The pork shoulder tortellini didn't taste like much of anything.
- Squab: very good flavor and texture of the meat.
- The desserts were overall unremarkable; I've had better at regular dessert shops (eg Maison Alyzee in Mountain View).

Once again - this is definitely a top-quality restaurant and if you have a special occasion it is a good idea to consider going here. But I will probably go elsewhere for my next special occasion to see if I can find something better in Bay Area.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quince is without a doubt the best restaurant I have ever had the pleasure of dining at. The ambiance, presentation of plates, and professionalism of the staff is something we can only hope for at most other establishments. My girlfriend and I had our 12-course meal with the wine pairing and highly recommend that route. Be prepared to drop a pretty penny, but it’s a small price to pay for the meal of a lifetime.

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GR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Highly knowledgeable and gracious staff.

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m
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything met our expectation and more!

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every respect. Choose the wine pairings.

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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G
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Food wasn’t good. Place was really loud. Only reason I give it more stars is because service is excellent. There was a Mexican waiter, wow! Incredible OUTSTANDING service!

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l
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

We were not told that it was a prix fixe tasting menu. We went ahead with the meal when we should have just left. Course after course of beautifully prepared ingredients that when consumed one after lunch he other actually made one ill. Too many rich things fir one evening. The staff were extremely professional. The presentation very nice if a bit precious. What was GALLING is when the waiter brought two new wine glasses and said we’re giving you a taste of a grand cru burgundy with the squab and we said how nice foolishly thinking they were actually “giving “ us a taste. Not only was this wine inferior to the $35 glass of french burgundy I’d ordered with my meal. But it was turning. Almost skunked. Shameful. And it bumped or dinner from $175 per person to $275 per. So our dinner for two came to-over $800 for a meal we didn’t enjoy and in the end made us feel we’d been duped. My husband would like to afd it was the absolute worst dining experience we’ve ever had and we are telling everyone we know

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, both in taste and service! Despite the posh design and setting, the service makes it feel like home. Absolutely wonderful!

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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant very deserving of its 3* Michelin rating. The Tsar caviar was an explosion of flavour. Off the menu we the tried the White Truffle risotto. Specially flown from Italy they shaved copious amounts of white truffle on top of the risotto. Loved it!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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w
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

This place is not something where I will go back. The food is 6/10 and I know it's a 3-star restaurant and because of that, I had very high expectations. The duck was really good and loved the bread.
Old fashioned - 3/10
Bread 9/10
Desserts 7/10
Truffle and Risserto 3/10
Overall 6/10 based on the sitting, look and noise level. Crowded and Noisy place.
Drunk people because of way too much wine

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful staff. Bravi!!!
Will definitely return, thanks for a wonderful evening

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O
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary food. Inventive, with creative presentations. Wine pairing was spot-on. My wife and I will be talking about this meal for some time to come.

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