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About Francesca's at the Promenade

Francesca's at the Promenade opened its doors to quests in August of 2009, becoming the 19th restaurant to join The Francesca's Restaurant Group. This west-suburban outpost offers guests “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices,” which has been the winning recipe at all Francesca’s locations since 1992. Our menu features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. An eclectic wine list and one-of-a-kind martinis are the perfect accompaniment to an outstanding dining experience.

About The Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.

641 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
I-355/Boughton Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 739-6300

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-at-the-promenade-bolingbrook

Catering:
Please call restaurant for more catering options and details.

Executive Chef:
Guadelupe Enriquez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Francesca’s at The Promenade proudly offers customer-focused special events in the “Mayor’s Room”, our private dining room. Our philosophy of simple, rustic cooking served in a casual sophisticated trattoria setting translates flawlessly to group dining.

Francesca's at the Promenade Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (30)
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Good for Groups (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Casual (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Cozy (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Romantic (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Seasonal (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband & I enjoyed a great meal from start to finish. Wonderful wait staff. Fabulous food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a fabulous Italian restaurant. By far, one of the best restaurants we have been to. The food was delicious, I cannot recall the last time we had a dinner where everything tasted amazing. The prices are fair, as well. Highly recommend Francesca's. We will definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We go about 2-3 times a month. We love this location, the food & service is great! I believe our waitresses name is Katie...great personality and attentive.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was overbooked and crowded. We made reservations well in advance, but it still took 30 minutes for us to be seated. Our table was in a back room with cafeteria lighting, no flowers, no candles-absolutely no ambiance. The music was odd for an Italian restaurant and Valentines Day - a loop of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. We overheard our poor harried waiter apologizing to multiple tables for lost meals and slow service. The food was good but the restaurant was chaotic. Since it opened, we've been going to Francesca's on the Promenade for not only special occasions but everyday dining. It use to be one of our favorite restaurants but not anymore.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was OK; service was very slow and inattentive! Bus Boy gave us 100% better service than our server, so I tipped him $20 and gave 10% to the server.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

V day dinner

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Normally we love Francesca, however we waited 30 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. Food was mediocre compared to their normal nights. They overbooked plain and simple. Hopefully next Valentines Day they will haves learned!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Came in on Valentine's day with a 7:30pm reservation. We were sat at the table at 8pm. Knowing it was late, we immediately ordered dinner with our drinks. The waiter told us the kitchen was swamped. We waited an hour and 15 minutes for our pasta. The staff was friendly and adjusted our bill because of the issue. However they should have staffed properly for a high volume restaurant night

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

First let's start with the name. The reservations were under Mike Murphy not Chris Murphy. Our reserved time was 7:00. We finally sat down at 7:30pm. Waited at the table for fifteen minutes before the bus boy showed up. Asking us if we wanted bread and water. Every restaurant I've been in starts out with water. Ten minutes later he shows up with bread no water. Ten minutes later the waitress shows up and asks us if we ready to order. She did mention the specials apparently they were out of water. We asked if we could place our appatizer order in at that time. She also had taken our order. The appatizer should up at 9:00 pm. Our salads showed up at 9:30pm. She showed up one time at the table. Our salads were basically thrown on our table by two bus boys speaking a language to us I did not understand. That is totally unacceptable.almost ten and our food never arrived yet. Did speak to a manager and he informed us he would try and compasate our bill. I mentioned a was done wanted my check and wanted to leave. The waitress showed up 20 minutes later no food and told us our bill was covered. I did not go ther to have my bill taken care of. I went there for valentines dinner with my wife and two other family members. I truly am disappointed since we did frequent this establishment quite often. Not A Happy Valentine's Day.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was terrible and food was very subpar. I have been to the other Francesca’s and I was very disappointed with this experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Waited 40 minutes for reserved table..

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day! Very very busy-Waited about 20 minutes past our reservation time. Waited a while for our food too but food was excellent and our service was awesome!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

While the food was very good, the service was atrocious. Half hour wait past out reservation. Didn’t get drinks for 20 minutes after being seated. 45 minutes for the food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day 6 pm reservation and we were seated at 6 even though restaurant was crowded. Our server Leslie and his assistant Juan were spectacular given the evening crowd. We enjoyed pasta dishes along with bruschetta and calamari appetizers. We both had wine before and during our meal. We love Francesca’s and we were not disappointed tonight.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Came in on Valentines Day with my wife. Felt like we were speed dating with small tables lined up to our left and right with less than a foot of space. Not the best experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellency service!!!! They attend to your every need. You won’t have to chase down anyone here to refill a drink or order. They will custom make your dish to your request. I live in the City and we went there for Valentines Day because it is close to the IPoc theatre we like. This place is amazing well worth a drive to the suburbs to dine here. We will be back!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been going to this Francesca's along with other ones over the years. The food is always good and the service is excellent. We will continue to go there and recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Disappointed that we were seated at a table nearest the kitchen traffic when there were numerous tables available.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent, salmon with lentils

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Love Farancescas.... always consistent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Service is great . Foods are good. Lunch special is very affordable .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food as always is good. Service was pretty good although we had to request several things twice but overall it was good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous evening! Table for 4 in front of roaring fire. The Seabass was yum!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Francesca's consistently serves excellent dishes at every course. Ingredients are fresh and flavorful. Don't ever pass on the soups, and the chef's daily specials have never disappointed. Menu is right-sized, not overwhelming, and just about anyone can find something to enjoy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We happened on the Saturday lunch special. We each had a pizza, & we both loved what we ordered. We also had bruschetta as an appetizer. I believe Ian was our waiter, & he was great. So was the waiter's assist. He cut my pizza at the table, since it had an egg on top. It was fun to watch him do it & he did a great job of it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was great as always, but service was sub-par. Drinks ordered never arrived. The restaurant was surprisingly empty for the day & time we were there. Not sure if that was indicative of others recent experiences.?????
Ordered 2 appetizers, one was delivered wrong. Took 25-30 minutes from the time we ordered until the food arrived. No reason or apology given.
Not sure if there was a management change but this is not what we are accustomed to from this restaurant group.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Favorite restaurant! Items are cooked fresh! Excellent food and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Francesca's always has delicious dishes. The Naperville location on 59 has a more romantic setting. If you want more engery Promenade is the place for you.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy Francesca’s.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Overall a very good experience, tables were somewhat close together

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent. The steak was delicious. The mixed drinks were just ok. Maybe a new bartender. We ordered basic drinks which needed to be re-made. The wait staff handled it without a problem. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service from the bus boys to the servers. Food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was outstanding as well as the food. The noise was a little louder than we wanted. the only negative was the draft from the doors.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Sat in the Bar and Randy was amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

usually very good, I think our waiter was overly busy. also I had pasta with mushroom and the mushrooms seemed undercooked, woody. it kind of ruined my pasta. next time ill just get it without mushrooms.
win was delish and like I said uaually great!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Met with friends and we’re well taken care of by our server. Food was fabulous and atmosphere was perfect. It’s difficult to find a bar that will make a raspberry martini without the use of preflavored vodka. If you like raspberry, try ordering the Death by Raspberry. They use a raspberry purée, world of difference. I’d also recommend the sea bass or salmon dish. Nice job from the chef to the servers. Thanks

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everytime my wife and I come to Francesca's we have a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

spaghetti day special---filled the hype---spaghetti plus meatballs, crispy fresh salad, great warm bread---sloppy sundae dessert--great fun!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food quality was poor. The serving amount of our dish was very minimal.

Tags: Cozy
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