In every neighborhood, village and town, there is a place where people gather. Once upon a time, neighbors would catch up with friends at the town square or weekly market, trading gossip and laughter at the post office or local pub. In Presidio Heights, that place is Spruce, a distinctive restaurant that reflects the charm of its surroundings and provides residents with a welcoming place in which to dine, socialize, and relax.
Chef Mark Sullivan’s California-inspired cuisine showcases the freshest and finest ingredients available. About 80 percent of the restaurant’s produce comes from SMIP Ranch, a private five-acre farm located in the hills above Woodside that grows vegetables, herbs, and other specialty crops exclusively for Bacchus Management Group’s family of restaurants.
Upon entering Spruce, you pass through the foyer, which leads you to one of their beautiful private dining rooms, the Library, and our Café, where a selection of Panini, seasonal salads, artisan coffees, and fresh-baked giant cookies are offered to go. Continue inside and a stunning Baccarat crystal chandelier that hangs gracefully in the entryway welcomes you. The dining room is wrapped with chocolate mohair walls, and filled with faux ostrich chairs, creating a bounty of textures, creams, and browns. Whimsical charcoal sketches from the Parisian street artist “Bard” hang on the walls of our main dining room. Additionally, a rotating collection of art is hung throughout the various quarters of the restaurant. The bar and lounge area offers a casual yet sophisticated place to enjoy handcrafted cocktails, dishes from our bar menu, or a complete meal.
Since opening their doors in 2007, Spruce has received praise and recognition for their food, wine, and unparalleled service. Such honors include one highly coveted Michelin star, 2011-2015. In 2008, Esquire magazine named Spruce one of America’s “Best New Restaurants.” Also in 2008, Food & Wine awarded them the honor of “Best New Wine List.” They currently hold three-and-a-half stars from the San Francisco Chronicle. Wine Spectator has recognized their wine list for numerous years. From 2007 to 2014, Spruce received their “Best of Award of Excellence” award, and in 2015, they received the magazine’s highest honor, a Grand Award.