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Quince

470 Pacific Ave. (Montgomery St.) Send to Phone
415-775-8500 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Relocated to an historic, brick building in Jackson Square, Quince remains a standout culinary destination.
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Quince Restaurant Review

: Chef Michael and Lindsay Tusk's fine dining enclave, formerly located in Pacific Heights, reopened in an historic, brick building in Jackson Square. The result is a more expansive, grown-up atmosphere completely befitting of Michael Tusk's sophisticated Italian-influenced cuisine. The hallmark of its design is a central, room-within-a-room dining area that offers views of the bar and 16-seat lounge (both good alternatives for a more casual dining experience). A crisp color palette of creams, grays and dark browns and the space's clean lines reflect a restrained elegance. Dishes range from adventurous to comforting. Starters can be as exotic as tender medallions of Japanese octopus on a bed of farro, or smoked eel with tagliolini layered in eel-infused cream sauce, while homier dishes include plump pasta pillows filled with Fontina and sprinkled with slivers of black trumpet mushrooms. Since five- and eight-course tasting menus are the recommended way to cruise through Quince’s repertoire, portions are small. Potent, layered flavors make it hard to be disappointed. Wine director David Lynch's (Babbo) topnotch cellar can accommodate 10,000 bottles; he focuses on the Piedmont region, but draws from the best from France and California. Desserts range from decadent to refreshing, as seen in the Greek yogurt with persimmons topped with an oat crumble.

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