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Three Michelin-Starred Quince Is Finally Reopening After a Year-Long Closure

The legendary fine dining restaurant, owned by Michael and Lindsay Tusk, is set to return on November 28

Michael and Lindsay Tusk, owners of the new Quince restaurant in San Francisco, Calif. Quince has moved into the old Myth space
Michael and Lindsay Tusk of Quince restaurant.
Photo By Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images
Paolo Bicchieri is a reporter at Eater SF writing about Bay Area restaurant and bar trends, coffee and cafes, and pop-ups.

Almost a year after closing in January, Quince is set to reopen. The restaurant is the crown jewel in Michael and Lindsay Tusk’s dining empire, which includes Cotogna and Parisian-inspired wine bar Verjus, which the couple has been using for private dining and event space since the pandemic. Quince is one of San Francisco’s only three Michelin-star destinations and will re-open its doors in Jackson Square on November 28. According to an interview with the Chronicle, the chef-owners remodeled the interior dining rooms and refreshed the tasting menu: it’ll be $270 for four courses or $360 for a longer version, though an a la carte menu and bar menu will be available, too.

The importance of Quince in the San Francisco dining world can’t be overstated, and this reopening comes on the heels of the restaurant’s 20th anniversary. Much of the renovation had that history in mind, Lindsay tells the paper, as the owners sought to brighten the space. Menu details are still secret, but Michael says the new approach reflects the physical update: lighter, looser, forward-looking. “We’re looking forward to the other side of San Francisco being what it was and what it can be,” Michael Tusk tells the paper. “By doing this, I hope it will inspire others to stay put.”

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