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Located at 470 Pacific Ave. (at Montgomery Street) in Jackson Square, Quince is one of San Francisco’s most elegant restaurants. Set away from traffic on a quiet tree-lined street, the 1907 brick building allows for a clear view of the bustling kitchen next to the dining room. Quince has earned praise, including a Michelin star, for its Italian-meets-Californian cuisine. Chef Michael Tusk’s emphasis on fresh, locally-raised meats and locally-grown produce — along with a world-class selection of more than 800 Italian, French, and Californian wines — earned him the coveted 2011 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Pacific. A sister restaurant, Cotogna, opened in 2011 with a focus on more rustic Italian dishes.