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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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17:00 - 21:00
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Bay Area, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for my birthday and it was exactly what you'd imagine of a perfect Michelin experience. Courteous staff served us with warmth and liveliness, food was delightful and delicious. Plus the atmosphere just felt special. It's definitely a special occasion restaurant. Benu felt cold and impersonal to me (modern style) and other places like Crenn and The French... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Hello Josephine, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed and savored your birthday dinner with us. I will be sure to share how you found the staff to be courteous, warm, and lively. The next time you are looking to celebrate a special event, or simply to have a memorable dining experience, we... More 

Fresno, CA
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I came here on a Saturday evening, a birthday celebration. The restaurant has tasting menu only ($220, will be $250 as of April 15, 2017), but they do ask about any food allergies, etc. There is a golden osetra caviar option at an additional $85. Each course was presented in an aesthetically pleasing manner, and each course, including... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Hello Hlbonvivant, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed and savored your dinner with us and found the food to be bursting with flavor. 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... More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time there with friends. Some of the food was excellent but (compared with other Michelin places) some of it didn't quite stack up... also people doing the service don't have to be quite so serious looking.

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Regina, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We treated ourselves to an evening at Quince on our last night in the city. What a worthwhile experience! We were tucked away in an intimate corner of the restaurant and our waitstaff were phenomenal. The Quince menu was served over four hours with the courses were spaced perfectly for our appetites. Each dish was interesting and prominently featured either... More 

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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 found your experience worthwhile. I will be sure to share your compliments with our team. The next time you are looking to celebrate a special event, or simply to have a memorable dining experience, we anticipate you thinking of us. If there is anything we... More 

San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our anniversary dinner at Quince and it was one of the best Michelin Star experience we have ever had. We have been to French Laundry, Benu, Keiko and other Michelin Star Restaurants in the SF Bay Area ranging from 1-3 stars and even though the other restaurants were very good, Quince is our favorite. The ambiance was just... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Hello Marilyn, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed and savored your dinner with us as well as found value in your dining experience. 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... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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934 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had the pleasure to dine at Quince, from shortly after they opened the restaurant at 470 Pacific Ave. By my quick count, this was our 12th visit, though our last was in 2016. Over the years, I have dined solo, as my wife has had dinner meetings, and then with her. On several occasions, when she has joined... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Helllo Mr. Hunt, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you and your wife enjoyed and savored your dinner, namely the canelés. The pleasure was most certainly ours. I will be sure to share your comments with our team. The next time you are visiting the city, we anticipate you joining us. If there is... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a spectacular evening at Quince. The food was fantastic and the menu built upon itself and became more flavorful and delightful with every course. Although the Halibut may have won my heart in the end. The staff was exceptional. My husband and I adored looking at the amazing photography and appreciated the tour of the art work at... More 

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Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed and savored your dinner with us, especially the photography tour. 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... More 

San Francisco, California, USA
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday was my Michelin pilgrimage visit to Quince before they increase the price of the tasting menu. Newly promoted 3-star restaurant situated in the Financial District, mixed global decor adopting the Eastern and Western elements. Superb service, artful presentation, spring menu was nicely crafted with black truffles, Caviars, lobster, abalone and Napa Valley lamb cooked in 4 ways including the... More 

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Thank Catherine M
Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Hello Catherine, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed and savored your dinner with us, especially the kitchen course with Chef Chris. 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... More 

Reno, Nevada
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a 5pm reservation before an 8 pm Hamilton theater performance. We opted for the full tasting menu despite being pressed for time- and we were not disappointed! We ate with purpose, but were really not rushed at all. The food was absolutely incredible- worth every penny! The service was also impeccable. Would highly recommend to anyone. However, if we... More 

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

Hello Chris, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am pleased to read how you enjoyed your experience before your Hamilton performance. We are happy you did not feel rushed through your dinner given the time constraints. I will be sure to share your comments with our team. The next time you are looking to celebrate a special... More 

Millbrae, California
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 5th 3-Michelin starred restaurant that I've been to while still trying to get a spot at "French Laundry" to complete all 6 of the 3-Michelin starred status restaurants in the Bay Area. My expectations were not up to par coming here after having dined only few months ago from "Manresa", and "The Restaurant at Meadowood" with disappointing... More 

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Thank Rowena L
Quince_SF, Manager at Quince, responded to this review

Hello Rowena, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed experience from the caviar to the service. Thank you for your compliments. 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... 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
US$220 - US$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 Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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