Dining at Quiessence at the Farm is sure to delight every one of your senses, featuring farm-to-table cuisine in a romantic dining setting unlike any other restaurant in Arizona. Renowned Chef Dustin Christofolo curates each week’s
tasting menu using freshly harvested vegetables, edible flowers, eggs, and herbs picked within hours from the on-site Soil and Seed Garden as well as locally sourced produce and meat. The refined-yet-rustic menu is rounded out with a delightful selection of cheeses, artisan bread, and handcrafted pasta—plus desserts featuring fruit from the Farm’s own trees. The craft cocktail menu features an array of handcrafted garden-to-table and classic cocktails, while the wine list boasts a dazzling array of domestic, international reserve, and Arizona wines.

Tucked away near the back of the property at the Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix, Quiessence also offers a relaxing experience and exceptional service beyond compare. Every space is special, inside and out, whether you’re gazing up at the stars in the garden or warming by the fire at our Brick Oven Table—and if you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, special occasion or simply need a night to indulge and escape from it all.

Private and Corporate Events

Quiessence would love to host your group! Treat your friends to our amazing setting, outstanding food, excellent service, and hand-selected wines paired perfectly with featured menu offerings. When a very special experience is the goal, Quiessence offers a unique and delicious choice.

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The service was superb and friendly. The 5-course tasting meal is the best I have experienced in 3 countries and dozens of states. Highly recommend to anyone able and wishes to experience culinary mastery.


We had the most amazing experience! We were celebrating our son’s masters graduation from ASU. The restaurant is totally quaint and full of charm. We chose the 3 course meal but added wine pairings, Waygu steak, and dessert. Every course was a taste sensation and full of many delicious combinations of fresh items from the farm. We loved every second of our time there. The entire staff made us feel welcomed, comfortable and special. We are so grateful for the memorable time at Quiessence at the farm. Kudos to the chef and staff!

Tara H

A bucket list item for us as we’ve heard that it is the best chef’s tasting in the valley and one of the most romantic venues in the nation. Both were thoroughly satisfied during our full chef’s tasting experience. The amazing cocktails were incredible compliments to our experience.

Alexander P

Absolutely amazing! Get the five-course tasting menu, because you’ll regret it if you don’t. They easily accommodated me being vegetarian and allergic to nuts, and were very careful to make sure nothing I was eating had nuts in it. My partner has no dietary restrictions, so they did a regular dish for him and a vegetarian one for me for each course. Everything was fresh, with ingredients often from the property itself. Service was excellent and courses were well paced. I wanted to cry when it was over.

Kreena P

Been there 3 or 4 times and it is very consistent. Easily one of the top 3 restaurants in Arizona. The chef has great imagination and creativity. One of the best things is that it is not a noisy restaurant. Quiessence is a dining experience where the food is one of a kind and the service is always impeccable. Be prepared to spend some $$ but again, it is not only great food but an incredible experience. Definitely perfect for a special occasion!


Beautiful setting. Wonderful waitstaff. Food was stunning and delicious. We each did the five course plus added the wagyu. Amazing!


Excellent and imaginative food, artfully presented with gracious and honest service. It is an expensive evening, but well worth it for the novelty, freshness and subtly of the menu. Slow food at its absolute best.


The food was amazing and special. The service was perfection. The wine pairing were delicious and fun. It was the perfect special occasion dinner.


Everything was absolutely perfect! The food was delicious, the ambiance was delightful, and the service was excellent. Highly recommend Quiessence.


The food is an experience in itself, it’s quiet and romantic. The grounds are perfect for an after dinner stroll, and my husband and I always have a pleasant and joyful time there. A place where good memories are made.


Gorgeous and quaint setting on “the farm” surrounded by several trees, flowers, and large property. The staff were all very friendly, knowledgeable, and on top of things. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully prepared.

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