St. Francis
St. Francis

St. Francis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stfrancisaz.com/
  • Phone: 6022008111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11 am to 10 pm

    Friday: 11 am to 11 pm

    Saturday: 9 am to 11 pm

    Sunday: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Aaron Chamberlin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: St. Francis offers a room for private dining that can seat up to 50 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy@stfrancisaz.com 8669455882
  • Entertainment: Three-piece live Jazz band every Sunday for Brunch.
    10:30am to 1:30pm
  • Special Events: Please contact amy@stfrancisaz.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central Avenue
  • Public Transit: One block away from the Light Rail stop at Camelback and Central Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet for lunch, dinner and brunch
A word from St. Francis
A celebration of sustenance may best describe Chef Aaron Chamberlin’s restaurant, St. Francis. Located in a historic building on Camelback Road, just east of Central in uptown Phoenix, the family-owned, family-built and family-run restaurant welcomes patrons to a neighborhood gathering place. The repurposed space was transformed with a comfortably modern and rustic sensibility that echoes the honest, spontaneous “wood-fired cuisine. St. Francis is for everyday nourishment for families, couples and even for special occasions.
It’s for connecting with the community and sharing the pleasure of simple, honest and good food. The name, “St. Francis,” was derived from the
neighborhood land deed that dates back to 1936. It was originally owned by the Brophy family. In addition, the name, “St Francis,” is Spanish for San
Francisco, a city that figured largely in Chef Chamberlin’s background.
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St. Francis reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (98)fit for foodies (89)great for outdoor dining (58)great for brunch (54)great for lunch (49)special occasion (40)hot spot (40)good for groups (36)vibrant bar scene (25)kid-friendly (18)romantic (15)late-night find (13)scenic view (9)notable wine list (9)Show More
  • Wonderful evening out
    Brian
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    After seeing the St. Francis on Triple D, we finally had a chance to dine at this wonderful restaurant. Our server, Ryan, was great and the food was delicious. We'll definitely make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • St Francis, Phoenix
    KSchefs
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great French Onion Burger cooked perfectly to order, Asian bowl excellent with tasty sauce & black rice. Good happy hour. Fun airy ambience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • st francis
    MGPHAASVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    been wanting to visit here since the episode on the television and was pleased with the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good place to eat out.
    yellowmusicpaper
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was my second visit but the first time was a couple years ago. I always wanted to go back, and finally I did. This time I sat on the 2nd floor which had a lot less noise than the first floor. Food was good; We had Tomato mozzarella salad and cheese flat bread. Salad was good but the flat bread was burnt so although we cut the edge, we couldn't finish the food. Another than that, everything was very nice. The service was good and the ambience was good. If you are new and looking for a local restaurant, you need to go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DaveUVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Awesome all the way around. Try the flat bread! Food & service are great. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner review
    Markm
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at St. Francis Saturday night before Fathers Day. The restaurant was very busy but reservations were prompt, the service great and the food prepared as described. The only critique would be noise level inside the restaurant; next time we will request outside seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visitor
    seniorseattoo
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We decided to try the St. jFrancis because we saw it promoted on "DDD". The menu looked so creative and it had a funky, fun look. Food was delicious (loved the Moroccan meatballs)and service was great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We wished we could try many things on the menu so we'll have to go back. But lunch was good and good we had reservations. It filled up very fast. The French onion burger was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ONLY Place To Eat Brunch
    DevourTucsonVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My husband and I dined at St. Francis after seeing their feature on DDD. This place did not disappoint! You could easily see that so much care was put into everything from the impeccable service to the detailed decor to the delicious food. A live jazz band played during Sunday brunch - what a treat. Complimentary valet was an added bonus. Every dish and drink we tried was amazing. It ruined us as we no longer want to eat out for brunch. Every other restaurant pales in comparison!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food good, service pathetic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We went here because we had a meal there previously that was fantastic. We brought friends with us who had never been. The food was excellent, though my mashed potatoes were cold when they arrived at the table. The server sucked big time. So bad that I had to actually beg the matre'd for some bread.. We had asked the server for bread and 15 minutes later, there still was no bread. We also nearly had to ask the matre'd once again to call the server to our table to take our order. I had a great experience the first time there, and we'll go again. But folks, if you feel ignored by your server, talk to the manager --- don't wait and make the experience worse for yourselves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ZoeyVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We used to really like St. Francis but it appears the prices have risen and the food quality is not as good - sadly, we were disappointed at our last visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for Foodies
    eddie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Delicious food served beautifully. The flat bread was delicious as were our main courses. The service was excellent and the surroundings fun. I appreciate the valet parking since their parking lot is very small. I shall return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch on a rollercoaster
    Shep
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Two of us arrived for a 1 pm brunch reservation last Sunday to find a blister of humans waiting to be seated. Indoor seating is tight and the bustling wait staff and ambient noise created by energetic patrons and clumsy busboys create an environment that you'll either love or hate. We began with chilled asparagus mimosa, a traditional presentation with dill-infused tartar sauce and diced egg. The asparagus, perfect this time of year, was beautifully prepared. An omelet with roasted mushrooms and goat cheese was made all the more delicious by the jus that tied the dish together. Finished with the signature dark chocolate skillet pancake, a perfect conclusion to a wonderful Sunday afternoon at one of Phoenix's livelier brunch spots.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 0 for 3.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was my third and final visit here. This was supposed to a fun brunch for a friends birthday. We arrived a little early, and were told that we would have to wait for our reserved time. Normally this is okay, however we were sent off to wait, literally hovering over our table, looking at our seats, until the rude hostesses said we could sit. Then we were told that the kitchen was backed up so would be longer than usual. One bartender serving an overcrowded restaurant made it impossible for us to even get drinks while waiting. Our server tried to be nice and play it off, but after consistently receiving awful service, especially from the hostesses, i will make efforts to take my (and my friend's) business elsewhere. So many better options
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Saturday brunch
    TenaciousD
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was very good although it was very loud inside and my mother is hard of hearing so it was hard to have a conversation. If it weren't 100 degrees we would have eaten outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JennPhoenx14
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great lunch at St Francis! The rice bowl was terrific and the service was well paced and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good!
    bripad24VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    When in the central Phoenix area the St. Francis is a good find!!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    This place is always excellent. The tomato soup is to die for and the chicken salad sandwich is very tasty but the flat breads are our favorite. They are large enough to split even if you are really hungry. Service is wonderful. If you water glass is empty and your waiter isn't close by someone else will notice and fill it up. Same with clearing plates after you're finished! You will love the St Francis and valet parking takes the hassle out of your arrival as well. Have fun and make a reservation so you won't have to wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely worth a try
    wrthatry
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food for our brunch was excellent. The ambiance is very good. The people are excellent. Our only concerns were that the jazz group was a little too loud, possibly resulting in order errors that were quickly remedied.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Knockout menu
    AlexandriaLlama
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Fabulous menu! Can go back everyday for a week just to try everything I wanted. A real gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    joeCVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We ate there after seeing Guy Fieri on tripple D. The place was cool/industrial chic with oitdoor projector showing Charlie Chaplin on the patio. The food was just average. The grilled hearts of romaine was not grilled, stuufed poblano pepper appetizer should have rice instead of qunoa ( grainy and chewy w/o any flavour). The Morrocan meatballs was overwhelmed with sauce but tasty. The pork with chile verde and fried egg was the best dish. The toffee pudding was OK but the coffee was poor. They were kind enough to comp my sons dish after they messed up the allergy modification we asked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint
    Stlenexa
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Saw this on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Location is in a no-where part of town, but quaint nonetheless. There is a large garage door that opens to the bar and dining is on the main floor and upstairs. We enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Service was slow (never did receive coffee with dessert), but we really enjoyed conversing with our waiter when he brought the check. Nice young man.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but ......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We saw St. Francis on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and thus we were hoping for a wonderful meal. Unfortunately, while we enjoyed our starter courses and the wine selection, the diner courses let a lot to be desired. There were 4 of us and 2 of the 4 main courses were extremely salty. My friend sent hers back and I really should have sent mine back as well and in fact, I did not finish it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    Happycamper
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This place lived up to all the good reviews that I read. Both food ans atmosphere were excellent. Only complaint was the noise level - a bit loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • findnewplaces
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This place was amazing. The food, ambiance, and the service. We loved every minute of our time here. I liked that this restaurant is so hip and cool, and you can bring the kids! The music was killer too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Exciting
    Tammy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Is that an oxymoron? The change of seasonal vegetables in the forbidden rice and other uses of fresh produce energizes the menu at St.Francis. Each time I have visited, it feels fresh and new yet comfortingly familiar and delicious. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    Kojak
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Both my wife and I tried the flatbreads; mine was cheese and hers was mama's meeza (bacon, sausage and prosciutto). Both were excellent, had enough left over to take home. Unless you are really hungry, one order of flatbread will feed 2 people. If going for lunch and don't want to wait, make a reservation. This place is packed for lunchtime diners.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but mediocre service
    Kristen
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Server never told us his name or discussed anything on the menu. Drinks took a long time. We received our next course before we were finished with the previous. Food was excellent but was really disappointed with the service and pace of meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 79 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 812 reviews are from the St. Francis reviews archive.
  • A downtown favorite
    SMunroe
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We've been coming here regularly since it opened. The food is always good, however for regulars the menu is getting a little time warn with only minimal changes. They are good - but some change would be nice. Service is usually good, however we checked in the the hostess at 7:30 for an 8:30 reservation. Our plan was to enjoy the ambiance and the appetizers. After sitting for 15 min with no service I checked in again with the hostess. She immediately got service to our table. After giving us water he disappeared for another 10 minutes and I had to check with the hostess again. After that service did improve. The wait staff is very professional and knowledgeable - just need to be more prompt. The rest of the evening was very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the hot spot
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    From news anchors, to business people, to first time dates and high balling hipsters. Great place for a special night. Fast service. Unique decor. More expensive than Dennys and worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, so-so service
    boingo
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was really good, and I could eat their baguettes all day long. The service was spotty though....she seemed too busy and not very engaged. It took a long time for her to come take our drink order, and then forever to get the drinks to us (we saw them sitting ready on the bar for a while, but she forgot about them).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • St. Francis - Neighborhood blessing
    STFRANCIS
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Again I visited St Francis and had a lovely experience, this time lunch with a business associate. Service was attentive, friendly without unnecessary interruptions. Prior I had visited for Dinner on 2 occasions. One late winter, balmy evening, grape vines growing outside, 75 degrees, quiet outside with no sound issues. A 2nd dinner one Saturday evening at 5. Packed, crowded. 15mn wait and inside a great amount of ambient sound Hard to hear conversations but still not overwhelming. One of the best tips would be for St. Francis to decide how to either panel a wall or re-do the ceiling to prevent the unnecessary sound bounce. A lovely restaurant, menu is fresh, inventive, attentive svc a welcome addition to PHX.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!!
    JillieP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    A very memorable dining experience. Everything from the wine to dessert was superb.....thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgetful Waitress
    SassyStefVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our waitress was beyond dingy.... But love the place anyway!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at St. Francis
    Phantomdiners
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We wanted to try this restaurant based on the food network visit. The service was very good and the food was above average. The atmosphere was great except they should kill the background music since the dining area is a little loud already.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicous and fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    One dish I tried was very good. It was hot, fresh and very flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our meal was good, but service was less than I expected from other people's reviews. We went for Saturday brunch and there was NO coffee. Apparently the coffee machine was broken...but there was no/slow effort to bring in coffee during our entire stay. Einsteins in a lurch anyone? One server dropped napkins and nearly plates on her way past our table and another whisked by and dropped a knife directly onto my Fathers hand...giving him a small injury. No one really apologized. No effort was made to compensate us on our bill. Everyone just shrugged embarrassed. This was less than satisfactory in my opinion. I'd recommend the restaurant for the quality of food and ambiance...hoping our experience was an anomaly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Strange menu items and the tables are way too close together.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fun
    CCJCVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Love the St. Francis for brunch, lunch and dinner! Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor first experience
    LegalEagle
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was our first time there and we had a very poor experience. First we were seated right by an open door so I was forced to angle my chair in an uncomfortable way to avoid hitting my head. First, the service was slow in coming to our table at all. Then in getting our drinks. Then our waitress didn't write our orders down and my husband and one year old's food came out incorrect. Totally wrong meals. Without offering to leave the wrong meal for our son, she swooped them up. My son was cranky and starving. Then after the mix-up, it took about 15inutes for the right food to come out. The other two of us were done before they got their food. Despite all these problems, the manager never came over, nothing was comped. We will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate