Spruce

4.8
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3683 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
DURING CALIFORNIA'S SHELTER IN PLACE POLICY, SPRUCE IS OPEN FOR CURBSIDE TAKEOUT AS WELL AS DOOR DASH DELIVERY, FROM 4PM-8PM. WE'RE OFFERING A 3-COURSE MEAL FOR $15-$25, WITH THE OPTION TO PURCHASE A BOTTLE OF RED OR WHITE WINE AT FRIENDLY PRICES. ALL SALES (yes, 100%!) WILL BE DONATED TO AN EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND FOR THOSE DISPLACED BY ECONOMIC HARDSHIP. LET US COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY TO NOURISH OUR BODIES AS WELL AS OUR SPIRITS!

Spruce welcomes you into a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant that feels sophisticated yet relaxed, comfortable, and formal. Enjoy a glass of Champagne by the fireplace in our Library; unwind and dine in our spacious bar and enjoy our extensive spirit selection; experience the pleasure and richness of our formal dining room lined with dark brunette mohair for a multi-coursed meal.
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San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service, food, ambiance, and quality. We celebrated as a group of four a birthday for my spouse. From the initial welcome and greeting to Spruce to our tasty manhattans and scotch beverages, we felt at home. Our menu consisted of various salads, all to everyone's liking and then an intermezzo of pasta with shaved truffles (a rare treat). Our entrees consisted of duck (scrumptious per my guest's comments), salmon (wonderful by myself and another guest), and a steak which was done to perfection, juicy, tender, and cooked to a perfect medium-rare! Our desserts were delicious, with the beignets and lemon tarts.
The service was absolutely spot on and impeccable starting with our server Leah and then our sommelier, Catherine was perfect with the selection of white wines to accompany the salmon and the red wines to accompany the duck and steak.

SC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent meal with very attentive service.

JA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce did SUCH a nice job for my girl friend's Birthday. From the Birthday card on the table, to the gorgeous dessert with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate and the waiter beautifully singing "Happy Birthday to you" to her. She had never been to Spruce before and was blown away. Thank you for helping me celebrate her!

TC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey dinner, but worth it. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The drinks were great, and the service was impeccable. Spruce is sort of a splurge restaurant, but again, well worth it.

J
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During my group’s first visit to Spruce, we all were favorably impressed. From attentive servers in the bar to thoughtful wine & food staff, we enjoyed the food & settled in to a memorable evening. Be warned, it is expensive—$225 per person, but we added all the whistles & bells.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and meticulous service!

HC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best experiences we have had in years! Basically a perfect dining experience!

M
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific staff front the front desk who changed our initial table seating on request to the table crew.
Importantly, staff not stuffy yet maintained a professionalism at all levels. Very attentive & accommodating. A definite special occasion locale or just a nice neighborhood site to stop-in for a drink.

EW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently achieves high standards for preparation of the food. Staff handles all matters in a professional manner. Seating arrangement is capacious.

Please keep background music low. I come for the food and service, but also Spruce is where I can enjoy conversing with my friends.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was excellent as well.

S
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service is one of the best in SF.

PT
San Francisco
435 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This remains an exceptional restaurant. Service was impeccable but not flawless. I had two appetizers: sunchoke veloute and gem lettuce. Both were wonderful. I had raviolo for an entree and baked Alaska for dessert. Exceptional all around.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We got stuck in outside space with cold draft every time curtain opened by waiting staff. NOT good

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar, but had access to the full menu. Food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

ML
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service from start to finish! Excellent food.

m
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful on every level. A true dining experience.

j
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too bad about the music which is totally unsuitable to the level of quality of the food and service. It's Spotify hard rock which is just not in keeping with all else.

LH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, the food was fantastic the atmosphere was very nice.
We celebrated our 35 anniversary they went the extra mile even did a chocalate congratulations on a plate with a treat.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remy is an extraordinary server

SF
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends on a Saturday night. Had some friends up from the peninsula for dinner at Spruce. The wife said she thought she was in New York, "...didn't know they had restaurants like this in San Francisco". Service was attentive and not intrusive. Wine list is a bit overwhelming. We had the sommelier to help us, recommended a bottle of Pinot Noir from Oregon, we enjoyed two bottles. The main courses were outstanding everyone (there were four of us) had something different were all served at the same time. Food was prepared so nicely, salads, mains were amazing. Desserts were another highlight, the baked Alaska was lit at the table. When was the last time you had baked Alaska? I have to say we have dined at Spruce over the years and it keeps getting better! Highly recommended.

R
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Server was short with us and did not explain the brunch menu. We were seated near the "cafe" door and there was an uncomfortable draft that prompted me to wear my jacket the entire time.

F
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Napa Valley and our kids live and work in San Francisco so we eat out at some pretty amazing spots. Spruce was the best dining experience we have had in years! The food was incredible. We all had specials of the night. My son had venison paired with a Cabernet and he didn’t want the meal to end. He savored every bite! I had pork tenderloins wrapped in bacon: perfection. Others had the sea bass and we all loved each dish. The service is incredible, attentive and kind. We felt pampered. Definitely worth a visit.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most amazing experience. I’ve dined at Spruce several times now but this time was by far my favorite. I had the burger which was absolute perfection and our server Rueben was truly amazing. He was thoughtful, attentive, and genuine; and definitely enhanced our overall dining experience aka my birthday! Thanks again for everything, Spruce! We will be back!

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best. The food is always great and service outstanding.

H
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine out very often in SF and this was truly an exceptional dining experience. The food was delicious and presentation very impressive. The service was extremely professional and outstanding.

R
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very stuffy. This is where old people eat. The food was objectively good, but nothing very imaginative nor special.

Y
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce is our go to restaurant for a meal we can count on and relax at. Everyone is so attentive and kind there, but the food is always delicious. We had muscles, and the hamburger.

c
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff at Spruce was excellent!
There was a card at our table when we arrived wishing us a Happy Anniversary. 💕
What a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Will be back soon

SL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food was only mediocre, nothing special for the price. I used to love this place, but something has changed.

JO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day
Great ambience, food, and great company with my lovely wife.

ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food excellent service.

SF
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, innovative food with outstanding service standards makes this a memorable restaurant for any special occasion or simply lunch with friends in an intimate setting. Well done!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful. The staff was very attentive and the food was great.

MN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Would go back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with excellent service! The food and drinks were exceptional. I love the ambiance and modern design of the restaurant as well.

2
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce is a very consistent experience. Always enjoy having a meal at Spruce for whatever the occasion may be. Saturday night did not disappoint. The almond-crusted Turbot special was just that special. Love having such excellent food as part of the choices within SF.

Spruce
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you for joining us at Spruce and taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon! - Hadley, General Manager