Hg2 : The Hedonist


Quince shows that Michael Tusk and his kitchen are still at the top of their game, with Quince potentially being the most beautiful space of all places to eat in San Francisco in the former home of Myth, in the Financial District. The chandeliers of the beloved old space came along, and are joined by contemporary photography and dramatic flower arrangements (a massive display of olive branches to celebrate the “olio nuovo” menu). There’s lots more space for diners of all stripes, given the banquettes along the perimeter and tables in the center, and a gorgeous room for private dining. The food is as it always was: the most delicate homemade pasta in town. Service, too, remains genteel, yet not at all stuffy. This is the epitome of San Francisco fine dining. Exquisite homemade pasta-both seasonal and standard traditional-prepared by Michael Tusk’s deft hands, in an elegant but comfortable setting. What used to be the Myth restaurant space has been transformed into the most elegant dining venue in the city. The dining room has a low ceiling (with a 250-pound Venetian chandelier in the center), toffee coloured walls, and avant-garde photography all around. The upper-echelon of the city’s chic set dine here regularly, though not it’s harder than ever to get a reservation. If you can’t get the reservation you want on Open Table, give the restaurant a call; they hold more than the usual number of seats back for phone reservations.

470 Pacific Avenue (Montgomery St),
+1 415-775-8500
Opening Times
5.30-10pm. Closed Sundays.
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