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St. Francis
St. Francis

St. Francis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stfrancisaz.com
  • Email: info@stfrancisaz.com
  • Phone: (602) 200-8111
  • 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 (866) 945-5882
  • Entertainment: Three-piece live Jazz band every Sunday for Brunch.
    10:30am to 1:30pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I went here on Easter with my family expecting to eat a late lunch at 3:15. Unfortunately, their 'all-day' menu is not in fact 'all-day.' During their happy hour from 3-6, you cannot order from their menu, only appetizers and drinks. This was not made clear on their website, which I checked twice for this information once I got there. The customer service was okay, but the staff there lacked energy, sincerity, and friendliness. The entrance was actually confusing to find, and the whole restaurant sort of felt unorganized and chaotic. I'm not sure if that's normal for their happy hour or not, but it wasn't a particularly fun environment because the tables are too close together and they are pretty small. We left before eating anything."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our Easter lunch was perfect. I love the ambiance and food was amazing. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "3 of us went to St. Francis an early dinner on Easter. The place was full, but we were able to sit outside on the very nice patio. Our server, Heather, was great: efficient, excellent sense of humor, answered all of our questions, and was attentive. We were in time for Happy Hour and ordered the meatballs and some of the specialty drinks- French 111 and cucumber drink were very good ( and I'm not a fan of cucumbers). Meatballs - huge serving and delicious. Fig flatbread, "pig" sandwich, salad all yummy. We had a wonderful time and want to thank Heather for her good service and fun sense of humor! We will certainly be going back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "5 of us had dinner at St Francis on the recommendation of a friend. We arrived a little early for our reservation, but only had to wait a few minutes. Food service was a little slow, but it was a busy Saturday night, so we enjoyed each others company while waiting. The seating isn't very comfortable, some upholstery on the benches would help with that, and would also help with the noise level, which is very high. The food was very tasty, well prepared and cooked to order. The wait staff was attentive, water glasses were kept full. We tried several entrees from the menu, including the meatballs, burger and pork chili verde. We are always on the lookout for new places to try when we travel to Phoenix. St Francis did not disappoint. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We Saturday brunch there and were delightfully surprised. The Chile Verde I had was magnificent, and my wife's Fritatta was fantastic as well. We also tried thier famous pancake in a skillet. Spectacular."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I took my husband to lunch for his birthday at St Francis. I was pleased that I quickly received an email from the restaurant offering a free flatbread (which was delicious). Our server was terrific (ask to sit in Tucker's section!) and we enjoyed the Moroccan meatballs and the pig dip. The meatballs were good, but the pig dip was AMAZING! Then Tucker gave us a complimentary dessert for his birthday. What a pleasant surprise and a delicious treat (apple crumb tart). We had a wonderful experience and I plan to host his 40th birthday there next year!!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I have been wanting to try St Francis for awhile. I loved the ease of reservations and the happy hour. I felt happy hour drinks were a fair price. I got the veggie flat bread that I thought was good. My husband got the pig dip which was just alright. Too pricey. The service was very slow and the beer was luke warm."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a great dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere as well. We sat on the patio and had the Moroccan meat balls and dip sandwich that were featured on the Food Network, both of which lived up to their billing."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "St. Francis is a warm and welcoming urban restaurant. The food is very good, and the atmosphere is unique in a comforting way. We were in the neighborhood for theater to celebrate a birthday, and they made the celebration very special."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We live in Tempe and our friends live in north Scottsdale, but we dared to go our of our zip code to try St. Francis after seeing and hearing so many good review. We enjoyed the two fish dishes, Salmon and White fish and were quite pleased. We introduced ourselves to the refreshing cucumber cooler. The fire rosted brocolli was a bit of a disappointment, there was really nothing fire-roasted about it. I appeared to be a regular plate of steamed brocolli. Other than that the patio dining was pleasant given the wonderful spring weather. I would recommend St. Francis and make a point to meet more friends there to pull them out of their zipcode."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had a late lunch / early dinner at St Francis and absolutely loved it. It was happy hour from 3-6, so we ordered a selection of different dishes and shared them. The baked goat cheese was to die for. Also enjoyed the fingerling potatoes, the moroccan meatballs and the forbidden rice. It was a nice relaxing, casual atmosphere with very firendly wait staff. Would definately come again the next time we are in town. Perfect with children as well."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Saw it on Diners, drive ins and dives, stayed very close at the Hampton Inn…..great opportunity for us, and did it! Very pleased we did………..thanks Guy"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant was highlighted in "Diners, Drive-ins & Dives" on the Friday evening before we came on Sunday for brunch. The only problem is that I wish that pork sandwich was available during brunch too. The tomato baked eggs were delicious. We found the olive oil pancake to be room temperature and were expecting it to be hot so that was a little bit of a disappointment. The live jazz was awesome and I'd love to come back for an early evening during the week some time."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was good, service was outstanding ! Outdoor seating was delightful !"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is a great place for happy hour and I love the decor."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere, food was excellent. Very trendy bathrooms!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Love the brunch. Great bloodymarys made to order Great patio, never feel rushed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I have had brunch at St. Francis twice, the last time being my birthday. I was given a complimentary pastry board with a candle and everyone in my party loved their food. The service was great and they split the checks without complaint."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food that are farm fresh. Will definitely dine her again with my daughter. Great kids menu as well."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "food was great and Mellissa was an awesome waitress......"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was outstanding Very tough to get a drink prior to the dinner. But the food made up for it.."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I keep hearing about this restaurant so I decided to make reservations for an early dinner before a concert. I liked the look and "feel" of the restaurant and they had our table ready as soon we arrived. The patio was full so we were seated inside and the noise level was very distracting. I love seeing families enjoying eating out with their kids but we were seated next to a family whose little one loved to squeal & screech very loudly. The sound reverberated & made it a challenge to talk. The service started out slow but got better. Overall food was a disappointment. Overdressed salad, tasteless polenta, mediocre bread but the flatbread was very good. Toffee pudding the best! It wouldn't be on my "must" try list."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Absolutely great food; we were a large group (9) so difficult to talk as sound did not travel well. Some confusion with our bills at the end. Would go back again but try outside seating. "Best chicken salad ever" state two diners at our table!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The St. Francis is just east of Central Avenue on Camelback Road. The menu has a variety of offerings, the majority of which I've really enjoyed. My personal favorite - Pork Chili Verde, served in a hot cast iron pan with a spicy pork thick stew including a roasted jalapeno pepper in the simmering sauce - topped off with a couple of fried eggs (extra chg) plus 2 wedges of homemade cornbread. The tables are on the small side and pretty close together, but if you have a larger group, there's three tables that can accommodate a minimum of 6. Parking is valet only - tip - no minimum charge. There's a side patio and small bar seating as well. The owners appear to be environmentally conscious - check out the restrooms."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "St. Francis is a wonderful place for some drinks and great food and we enjoy dining there. However, our orders have been incorrect on multiple occasions, including this time and we find ourselves not eating at the same time. Additionally, it tends to take the service staff a while to acknowledge the mistake. We will continue to dine at St. Francis and again, love the food and drinks."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Everything was good, food, service, prices, etc., but just nothing memorable. The menu looked similar to other places in town, Beckett's Table and Salty Sow are two that come to mind, only they do a better job and have more selections than St Francis. Menu was very limited, which isn't necessarily a bad thing if everything you have is great, but nothing here has the wow factor, nothing unique, but just more of what others are already doing in the valley. The Pork Chile Verde is done by everyone now, unfortunately none can match The Roaring Fork's version. Like I mentioned already, everything is good enough so you won't be disappointed, but just don't expect anything to knock your socks off."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "There is a limited menu, but sometimes that is good. Food was very good, not great. I think the best thing is the atmosphere, the reasonable prices, and the outdoor seating"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was our first time bruncging at your establishment. loved the location. Our waiter a young blond haired guy was super attentive and so sweet. he was knowledgeable and made great recommendatiions. it felt like w were sitting outside in a neighborhood hotspot in new york city."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "3 of us had delicious entrees. The 4th asked for his burger to be well done. It was served very rare. He sent it back & everyone else finished their meals & the plates were cleared before his burger came back. It was very well done & dry. Had to mention to our wonderful waiter that management didn't come by. He told the manager who then came by to apologize. It was blamed on a very disorganized kitchen. Manager used "disarray." As in, we are in complete disarray tonight. So not what we've experienced in the past."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE!!....Amazing food!!....Amazing service!....Amazing EVERYTHING!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed another great meal here. All local ingredients and well presented. Service great. Food a bit salty this time but usually well seasoned. Lovely night with the doors open. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Have eaten here 5+ times now - we live in the SF Bay Area. Having said that, every time we are in Phoenix we make it a point to eat at St. Francis. Food has such vibrant taste. Beautifully prepared and so fresh. Sadly they did not have our favorite side dish - polenta. But they did have garbanzo beans with chorizo and currants. Wow! I had chili verde with eggs on top. As good as I have had anywhere (and I spend a lot of time in New Mexico). My better half had the salmon (she has it every time)...good as always. Sticky toffee pudding for dessert - not so sweet and beautifully paired with rich ice cream which helps cut down on the sweetness. Can't wait for out next trip to Phoenix - someday we will get to St. Francis for Sunday brunch!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Very few Phoenix places have an upstairs. It's long and narrow and has several two place tables. It's quieter than the lower level and great for couples' dining."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "the food at St. Francis is wonderful but the ambiance is awful unless you like really loud, pulsing music or can sit upstairs where the noise level is better. I think they are catering to an under 30 crowd and since we are not in that demographic will not plan on returning unless we can be guaranteed an upstairs table."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great food! Reserve before noon on Sunday to have your ears fed as well. Don't forget to take a loaf of bread home!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was outstanding! The jazz was perfect. Loved the breads. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food was flavorful, service was exceptional thanks to Heather and especially thanks to Colin the manager that evening. Our appetizer of baked Goat Cheese arrived quickly and found it to be very good. We got the Meat & Potato's along with the Moroccan meatballs. 1st time the entrees came out the prime rib was stone cold and the meatballs were cold in the center. Heather quickly took them back to the kitchen. 2nd attempt prime rib was perfect, and meatballs were nice and hot through out. I did notice they just reheated the same meatballs and can tell this from where I cut into it originally. Portion size great definitely had doggie bags. Moved down to the bar for after dinner drinks and some coffee. No espresso or cappuccino avail."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Pot Roast on Corn Polenta great but overpriced. Moroccan meat balls not so good. Service excellent, wobbly table with uncomfortable chairs."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our party of 8 were delighted with our dinner and the atmosphere. Service was efficient and mostly attentive, the menu was unique."
    Dined on 3/11/2014