Quince

★★★★★
  • 470 Pacific Ave

    San Francisco, CA 94133

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  • 415-775-8500

About Quince

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Italian Restaurants
Details
  • $$$$
  • Quiet
  • Romantic Dining
  • Open 7 Days
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My husband and I went to Quince last weekend for my birthday dinner. He could not have chosen a better place. We were early for our reservation but still only waited 10 minutes to be seated, during which time we each had impeccable

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My husband and I went to Quince last weekend for my birthday dinner. He could not have chosen a better place. We were early for our reservation but still only waited 10 minutes to be seated, during which time we each had impeccable

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The birthday celebration for Alyssa J. Rapp was a beautiful 20 person private dining affair at a well known San Franciscan destination named Quince. We were treated to a tour of the private wine cellar and a delicious rose bubbly before

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The birthday celebration for Alyssa J. Rapp was a beautiful 20 person private dining affair at a well known San Franciscan destination named Quince. We were treated to a tour of the private wine cellar and a delicious rose bubbly before

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Quince (in the SF Financial District) is festive, elegant, and calm. The food is intriguing and delicious and the staff is extremely attentive. Our sommelier opened the 30-year-old bottle of French wine we had brought with us with

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Quince (in the SF Financial District) is festive, elegant, and calm. The food is intriguing and delicious and the staff is extremely attentive. Our sommelier opened the 30-year-old bottle of French wine we had brought with us with

Pros: Delicious food; attentive staff

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Went to the new Quince on Monday night. Waited almost 30 minutes past the reservation to be seated - not what you would expect from this caliber restaurant. Additionally, there was little to no attempt to make up for the fact that we were

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★★★★★

Went to the new Quince on Monday night. Waited almost 30 minutes past the reservation to be seated - not what you would expect from this caliber restaurant. Additionally, there was little to no attempt to make up for the fact that we were

Pros: Nice atmosphere/setting

Cons: Had to wait 30 mins past reservation to get seated

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Great place! The food was very fresh and delicious. The server we had was aware and knowledgeable. Parking can be tough, but totally worth it!

3
★★★★★

Great place! The food was very fresh and delicious. The server we had was aware and knowledgeable. Parking can be tough, but totally worth it!

Pros: service and food

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A truly charming restaurant with some exquisite and different foods. I even tried the pigs feet one evening. Make reservations early to ensure that you can get in when you want. The wait staff is wonderful - attentive but not stuffy.

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★★★★☆

A truly charming restaurant with some exquisite and different foods. I even tried the pigs feet one evening. Make reservations early to ensure that you can get in when you want. The wait staff is wonderful - attentive but not stuffy.

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I've eaten here twice, and really loved it both times. The atmosphere is quiet, dimly lit, and a bit confined spatially, but the food is excellent. I still remember a pasta dish I had several years ago. It was quite simple, but the sauce had a really great flavor and mouth feel. I think it was due to some really high quality olive oil.

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I've eaten here twice, and really loved it both times. The atmosphere is quiet, dimly lit, and a bit confined spatially, but the food is excellent. I still remember a pasta dish I had several years ago. It was quite simple, but the sauce had a really great flavor and mouth feel. I think it was due to some really high quality olive oil.

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Great spot for dinner - Service is outstanding. No recession at Quince, business as usual.

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★★★★★

Great spot for dinner - Service is outstanding. No recession at Quince, business as usual.

Why does my review need to be one hundred characters?

Pros: Service

Cons: Spendy

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This place doesn't need any more 5 star reviews but every one of the three times I have eaten there, it has been more delicious, interesting and unique. If you can get a reservation go there above any other over the top or highly touted

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This place doesn't need any more 5 star reviews but every one of the three times I have eaten there, it has been more delicious, interesting and unique. If you can get a reservation go there above any other over the top or highly touted

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A very dear friend took me to Quince for my birthday last month. My menu had a personalized birthday greeting printed on top.... the place was wonderful. Plush seating, beautifully decorated. Everything was top of the top, but not over the top. We ordered scallops, a lobster salad, artichoke pasta, duck and halibut. The preparations made us re-think everything we thought we knew about pasta, fowl and fish. The pasta was indescribably sumptuous: light, tender, exquisite. Everything was superb. (including a wonderful wine list and exceptional desserts) Midway through the pasta dish, I spilled my water. Three servers quietly, quickly and expertly removed most everything, patted the table dry, and returned everything to its place within seconds. It was a dance that had to be seen to be believed. It was as though this were part of the ritual of the meal. After a fabulous dinner, and a delightful evening, we were pleasantly surprised by the tab. Other places in the city are far more spendy for far less quality and service. This is a place you won't want to miss. Go ahead. Order pasta. Spill your water. It's amazing.

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★★★★★

A very dear friend took me to Quince for my birthday last month. My menu had a personalized birthday greeting printed on top.... the place was wonderful. Plush seating, beautifully decorated. Everything was top of the top, but not over the top. We ordered scallops, a lobster salad, artichoke pasta, duck and halibut. The preparations made us re-think everything we thought we knew about pasta, fowl and fish. The pasta was indescribably sumptuous: light, tender, exquisite. Everything was superb. (including a wonderful wine list and exceptional desserts) Midway through the pasta dish, I spilled my water. Three servers quietly, quickly and expertly removed most everything, patted the table dry, and returned everything to its place within seconds. It was a dance that had to be seen to be believed. It was as though this were part of the ritual of the meal. After a fabulous dinner, and a delightful evening, we were pleasantly surprised by the tab. Other places in the city are far more spendy for far less quality and service. This is a place you won't want to miss. Go ahead. Order pasta. Spill your water. It's amazing.

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When you dine at a restaurant of this supposed calabre you expect service. You won't get it here. The wait staff is horrible, they barely even speak to you. The somalier spoke to us briefly but we were buy 2 $250 bottles of wine. The

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★★★★★

When you dine at a restaurant of this supposed calabre you expect service. You won't get it here. The wait staff is horrible, they barely even speak to you. The somalier spoke to us briefly but we were buy 2 $250 bottles of wine. The

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In a nutshell - the people that work in this restaurant are not nice - from the hostess to the manager, to the wait staff. We had problems with our reservation which was made weeks in advance and confirmed. The manager acted like we were

3
★★★★★

In a nutshell - the people that work in this restaurant are not nice - from the hostess to the manager, to the wait staff. We had problems with our reservation which was made weeks in advance and confirmed. The manager acted like we were

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service

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My partner and I were visiting from out of town. I am from the bay area and wanted to take her to a romantic dinner in this lovely city. However, the minute we stepped in the door we were treated poorly. We had made reservations a month in

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My partner and I were visiting from out of town. I am from the bay area and wanted to take her to a romantic dinner in this lovely city. However, the minute we stepped in the door we were treated poorly. We had made reservations a month in

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In short, we've had better food for less money. \r
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We started with an avocado and grapefruit salad. I hesitate to call it\r
a "salad" (as there were only 4 pieces of very thinly sliced avocado,\r
a few radish slices and a few grapefruit

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★★★★★

In short, we've had better food for less money. \r
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We started with an avocado and grapefruit salad. I hesitate to call it\r
a "salad" (as there were only 4 pieces of very thinly sliced avocado,\r
a few radish slices and a few grapefruit

Pros: not bad, just average

Cons: had better food (and cheaper) elsewhere

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I just returned from my reservation at Quince this evening and had such a wonderful time that I had to write about it. In my experience as a diner here in the city, and as a lover of fine food, I have never had such a relaxing and

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★★★★★

I just returned from my reservation at Quince this evening and had such a wonderful time that I had to write about it. In my experience as a diner here in the city, and as a lover of fine food, I have never had such a relaxing and

Pros: Service, decor, ambience

Cons: that I can't eat there every day.

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In general the tastes were good, sometimes creative, but occasionally offbeat (snails with mint - bad!). The duck and the coconut dessert were run of the mill, and portions of everything were small; dollars per ounce would really be high

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★★★★★

In general the tastes were good, sometimes creative, but occasionally offbeat (snails with mint - bad!). The duck and the coconut dessert were run of the mill, and portions of everything were small; dollars per ounce would really be high

Pros: Charming decor, some unusual tastes

Cons: fussy service, small portions, felt rushed

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From start to finish... Perfect!\r
The best service, food, decor in the city. This place beats a lot of the "bigger name" restaurants. Went July 6th for b-day, and everything was perfect. Details galore at this place. The entire

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★★★★★

From start to finish... Perfect!\r
The best service, food, decor in the city. This place beats a lot of the "bigger name" restaurants. Went July 6th for b-day, and everything was perfect. Details galore at this place. The entire

Pros: food, service

Cons: nothing

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I think it's a great restaurant, and it has really good food. But, it is just crazy expensive for what you get. It is certainly not worth the money. I went and I only ordered 3 courses (the pasta dishes are super small), and I left

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★★★★★

I think it's a great restaurant, and it has really good food. But, it is just crazy expensive for what you get. It is certainly not worth the money. I went and I only ordered 3 courses (the pasta dishes are super small), and I left

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On my third visit to Quince I was very pleased to see that the impeccable service and attention to detail had not changed.I visit San Francisco 1 to 2 times a year and in the last couple years have kept revisiting Quince. I always leave

3
★★★★★

On my third visit to Quince I was very pleased to see that the impeccable service and attention to detail had not changed.I visit San Francisco 1 to 2 times a year and in the last couple years have kept revisiting Quince. I always leave

Pros: Excellent service, Daily chaning menu, Atmosphere

Cons: Limited seating

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I have eaten here three times and it just gets better and better each time! Food is always impeccable, freshest ingredients, amazing flavors, and breathtaking. I love sharing several dishes with others in my party, especially since one

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★★★★★

I have eaten here three times and it just gets better and better each time! Food is always impeccable, freshest ingredients, amazing flavors, and breathtaking. I love sharing several dishes with others in my party, especially since one

Pros: Impeccable service, street park or valet, Amazing food

Cons: can be noisy

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Once is okay but twice makes you think that there is clearly something wrong. On both occassions we left unhappy (from the hostess to our server, not one was nice and inviting) and hungry (very small portions yet not a small plates

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★★★★★

Once is okay but twice makes you think that there is clearly something wrong. On both occassions we left unhappy (from the hostess to our server, not one was nice and inviting) and hungry (very small portions yet not a small plates

Pros: interior, wine list, valet parketing

Cons: rude personnel

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When our table was late and champagne was offered for the wait, I thought that Quince was my new favorite restaurant. The early evening was wonderful. The service and exclamations of a menu which could benefit from a dictionary was

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When our table was late and champagne was offered for the wait, I thought that Quince was my new favorite restaurant. The early evening was wonderful. The service and exclamations of a menu which could benefit from a dictionary was

Pros: easy parking

Cons: service

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For the price of the meal and given all the high ratings, I expected this place to wow me. It did the complete opposite. One of the worst meals I've had this year. First off, half the menu used Italian words I've never even heard of and

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For the price of the meal and given all the high ratings, I expected this place to wow me. It did the complete opposite. One of the worst meals I've had this year. First off, half the menu used Italian words I've never even heard of and

Pros: great faccocia, great mini dessert

Cons: bad entrees, expensive

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My wife and I went on a Friday night at 8pm. We got there a bit early but we were seated promptly. This was a good thing because they don't have a bar or waiting area. The food was very good and after three course, and extra item from the

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★★★★★

My wife and I went on a Friday night at 8pm. We got there a bit early but we were seated promptly. This was a good thing because they don't have a bar or waiting area. The food was very good and after three course, and extra item from the

Pros: High Caliber Food, Good Cheese Cart

Cons: A Bit Noisy, Close tables

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Excellent staff & service! From the moment I walked in the door the service was spot on. I absorbed the comfortable & lovely ambiance while enjoying a nice Brut Champagne offered by the glass. The food went above and beyond my

3
★★★★★

Excellent staff & service! From the moment I walked in the door the service was spot on. I absorbed the comfortable & lovely ambiance while enjoying a nice Brut Champagne offered by the glass. The food went above and beyond my

Pros: Great food, Perfect Service, Nice Space

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We had read a number of articles on this place so we went and yes, the articles are correct, the food is very good. Italian, not exactly but a good California cuisine take on it. The first time we went we had an "okay" experience, very

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★★★★★

We had read a number of articles on this place so we went and yes, the articles are correct, the food is very good. Italian, not exactly but a good California cuisine take on it. The first time we went we had an "okay" experience, very

Pros: Very attractive space, Delicious food

Cons: Attitude, Hostess

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We recently dined at Quince for the third time in 2 months; the first time without other diners (we had previously dined with other couples; each time ordering generously. Expensive restaurant; so the bill on each occasion was steep).

My

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★★★★★

We recently dined at Quince for the third time in 2 months; the first time without other diners (we had previously dined with other couples; each time ordering generously. Expensive restaurant; so the bill on each occasion was steep).

My

Pros: good food

Cons: bad service, pricey, small portions

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Definately one of my top three restaurants in the City, if not number one! The service was great. I don't know what other reviewers are talking about... Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. My boyfriend must have mentioned to her

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Definately one of my top three restaurants in the City, if not number one! The service was great. I don't know what other reviewers are talking about... Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. My boyfriend must have mentioned to her

Pros: The Food, The Service, The Price

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This quaint restaurant possesses elegance and charm. The service is courteous but on the slower side and the food, though well-presented and tasty, remains unimpressionable. The restaurant seems to cater more to a conservative crowd but

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This quaint restaurant possesses elegance and charm. The service is courteous but on the slower side and the food, though well-presented and tasty, remains unimpressionable. The restaurant seems to cater more to a conservative crowd but

Pros: Good atmosphere, polite wait staff

Cons: Noisy, Non-impressionable

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I was worried after reading past reviews about small portions and less than desirable service. Well, that is no more! Our party of 3 received excellent service and had difficulty finishing our entrees. The freshly made pastas were

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★★★★★

I was worried after reading past reviews about small portions and less than desirable service. Well, that is no more! Our party of 3 received excellent service and had difficulty finishing our entrees. The freshly made pastas were

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This was ~4th time I've been to Quince. The Meeting House was also good formerly, but the space is more elegant now. I usually dine alone and prefer more intimate dining spaces. Very satisfied with corner table here! Sometimes I feel

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This was ~4th time I've been to Quince. The Meeting House was also good formerly, but the space is more elegant now. I usually dine alone and prefer more intimate dining spaces. Very satisfied with corner table here! Sometimes I feel

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I finally was able to reserve a table at this quaint Pacific Heights restaurant and had a meal that was impeccably prepared. My guest and I ordered from the 3 course selection of house made artisanal pastas and exquisite entrees and found

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I finally was able to reserve a table at this quaint Pacific Heights restaurant and had a meal that was impeccably prepared. My guest and I ordered from the 3 course selection of house made artisanal pastas and exquisite entrees and found

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Recently Quince has become my favorite San Francisco restaurant. I have had the pleasure of dinning there on 3 different occasions and have had 3 wonderful experiences. Not only is the dinning room exquisitely beautiful and welcoming the

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★★★★★

Recently Quince has become my favorite San Francisco restaurant. I have had the pleasure of dinning there on 3 different occasions and have had 3 wonderful experiences. Not only is the dinning room exquisitely beautiful and welcoming the

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After virtually a month of trying to get reservations, I was finally successful and went with high expectations after hearing so much hype about this place. From the minute we sat down however, the waiter was very snobby and made me feel

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★★★★★

After virtually a month of trying to get reservations, I was finally successful and went with high expectations after hearing so much hype about this place. From the minute we sat down however, the waiter was very snobby and made me feel

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Went to Quince for our anniversary- one of the most memorable nights. Every detail was exquisite-the food was exceptional, the ambience elegant, professional service. It made for a perfect night.
Absolutely delicious- we love this

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Went to Quince for our anniversary- one of the most memorable nights. Every detail was exquisite-the food was exceptional, the ambience elegant, professional service. It made for a perfect night.
Absolutely delicious- we love this

Pros: wine list, service

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Yes, the food was delicious and the wine list was extensive. The miniscule portions and the service ruined the experience. Do they think it is chic to be served such small portions and to leave their restaurant hungry or do they think its

3
★★★★★

Yes, the food was delicious and the wine list was extensive. The miniscule portions and the service ruined the experience. Do they think it is chic to be served such small portions and to leave their restaurant hungry or do they think its

Pros: food

Cons: , service

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Had to wait to be seated on our reservations, but was given a glass of bubbly to ease the pain. Food was absolutely spectacular, and the servers were very attentive. A few different people stopped by to help us choose wine, which got a

3
★★★★★

Had to wait to be seated on our reservations, but was given a glass of bubbly to ease the pain. Food was absolutely spectacular, and the servers were very attentive. A few different people stopped by to help us choose wine, which got a

Pros: food, service, pretty dining room

Cons: , parking

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Exceeded expectations, lived up to the hype and we will definately return! A beautiful room, gorgeous flowers, interesting photography--reminded me of some of my favorite restaurants in Europe. The waitstaff was very accommadating--offered

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★★★★★

Exceeded expectations, lived up to the hype and we will definately return! A beautiful room, gorgeous flowers, interesting photography--reminded me of some of my favorite restaurants in Europe. The waitstaff was very accommadating--offered

Pros: Food, Wine List, Value

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I was excited about trying Quince after hearing so much about it. Yes, it's got a nice, simple decor. Yes, it's food is very good. But I really get turned off by a place that charges so much for such small plates of food. The wine list was

3
★★★★★

I was excited about trying Quince after hearing so much about it. Yes, it's got a nice, simple decor. Yes, it's food is very good. But I really get turned off by a place that charges so much for such small plates of food. The wine list was

Pros: atmosphere, wine list

Cons: , prices

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Fresh, innovative dishes. A foodie will love this place. Reasonably priced wine list. Definitely make reservations.

3
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Fresh, innovative dishes. A foodie will love this place. Reasonably priced wine list. Definitely make reservations.

Pros: Excellent Food, Wine List

Cons: , Noise, Parking

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We went to Quince based on a local review that basically said "WOW" while the food is good the portions are so small that you end up ordering bread re-fills evry 10 minutes!!And the service was pretty lame considering the upscale nature of

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★★★★★

We went to Quince based on a local review that basically said "WOW" while the food is good the portions are so small that you end up ordering bread re-fills evry 10 minutes!!And the service was pretty lame considering the upscale nature of

Pros: Nice room, tasty

Cons: , slow, small portions

 

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