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A pork dish at Spruce



Presidio Heights

$$$$Perfect For:Dinner with the ParentsEating At The Bar


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Spruce is an upscale American restaurant in Presidio Heights that caters to the neighborhood crowd, so you’re likely to see Billionaire’s Row homeowners and 15-year regulars perched on heavy leather chairs here nightly. Their $125 prix fixe dinner menu—three courses of things like crudo, duck breast, and chocolate tartelettes—is a fine way to spend a dressed-up night, but the food won’t change your life. Instead, you should walk up to the bar, order the flawlessly executed burger (it’s one of the best in the city), and sip on a crisp Boulevardier. You can also order entrées a la carte at the bar—you’ll get a full meal without the tasting menu price tag. Or stop in for lighter prix fixe menus at brunch ($98 per person) or lunch ($65). 

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The burger at Spruce

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Spruce Burger

This is only available at the bar, so plan accordingly. The english muffin it comes on soaks up all the aioli and beef drippings, and the caramelized onions are a nice touch. It also comes with thick, salty, perfect fries.

Baby Kale Caesar Salad

You’re at Spruce, so of course even a kale salad is going to be extra fancy. This one is finished off with a crispy parmesan and anchovy tuile on top.
The duck breast at Spruce

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Honey And Pistachio Glazed Duck Breast

This is an occasional entrée option at dinner, and you won’t be mad about it. It’s a very nice piece of duck—evenly pink with crisp skin on top.

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