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tommy Feb 6, 2006 09:21 PM

Thinking of going to Quince for a romantic dinner. Any feedback about food and service would be great.

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    stbr Feb 7, 2006 12:31 AM

    I once tried to make a reservation there. Got put on hold for an extended time. After waiting forever, I got a dead line. Called back and the same thing happened all over again. I finally reached a manager on the phone. Instead of apologizing, he said their phone system worked perfectly and it must be my fault. At that point, I decided to go elsewhere so I've never dined there. If that was any indication of their attitude towards customers, I never will.

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      glutton Feb 7, 2006 01:15 AM

      i've only been there once, but the service, setting and food were stellar. it is a bit of an older crowd than i'm used to, but it was italian food on a different level of peparation. very detail oriented and while not the type of italian food i prefer to eat often (very 'stuffy'), it was a great experience.

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        Sue V. Feb 7, 2006 11:48 AM

        Quince is one of my very favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The food leans towards authentic Italian with influences from France and Spain, and the service is friendly yet polished. The dining room is very intimate and romantic. The restaurant is rather small, so plan in advance for reservations and tell the reservationist what you have planned and they will provide a fantastic evening.

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          chowchick Feb 7, 2006 03:29 PM

          I had dinner there this past Saturday and had a flawless experience. It was my second time there and reminded me of why it is my favorite restaurant in the city. The pasta dish not to miss is the one stuffed with polpetti (baby veal meatballs); the scallop app with favas was also divine. And the staff could not have been warmer or more welcoming.

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            eric Feb 7, 2006 05:21 PM

            The service hasn't been exceptionally warm on any of my 3 visits, but it has been fine. Food has been very good, but portions are petite. Because of the small portions, the bill creeps up on you (we spent more at quince than Gary Danko).

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              CH Addict Feb 7, 2006 10:39 PM

              I second the small portions. And I'm a small person.

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