The menu at San Francisco’s Quince restaurant manages to be at once true to Chef Michael Tusk’s unique culinary vision as well as to the classic techniques and ingredients of Italian cuisine. Whether its the rubicund Beet Risotto pictured above, a multi-tiered lasagna featuring Four Story Hill Farm sweetbreads and thinly shaved white truffles, a meal here is likely to be remarkable.

Service here also ranks as among the best on the the coast and the restaurant maintains a truly world-class wine program designed to complement dishes crafted from both the best local produce and a combination of both local and imported farmhouse meats and cheeses.

One significant measure of a great restaurant is its consistency. Quince has managed to remain at the top of its game since the day it first opened back in 2003.

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