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Pacific Heights

Quince

470 Pacific Ave.
San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States
TEL: (415) 775-8500

Back in 2003, it took clever maneuvering—partitions, flattering lighting, butter-yellow walls, a Murano-glass chandelier—to make this diminutive former Victorian apothecary look so inviting. The dishes on Michael Tusk’s haute-rustic, market-driven menu, though, needed no sprucing—and they’re still sublime. Tusk, an alum of Chez Panisse and Oliveto, puts a northern-California spin on Mediterranean flavors: his house-made chickpea ravioli comes in a pepper-spiced squid sauce, and his Roman-style oxtail stew is subtly seasoned with cloves and cinnamon. Keep hitting the “redial” button to land a reservation.

Insider Tip:

Of Quince’s 15 tables, the most desirable is the rustic farmhouse table downstairs, in the middle of the kitchen. It seats groups of  8 to 10, and you have to commit to spending at least $1,000 (including wine)—but that’s a mere $125 a head.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Parking Available
  • Private Room Available

Cuisine Type:: Italian

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