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About Francesca's Bryn Mawr

Francesca’s Bryn Mawr became the 8th restaurant added The Francesca's Restaurant Group in 1999. Located in the old Bryn Mawr Apartment Hotel, Francesca's Bryn Mawr brings a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices to the Edgewater neighborhood. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

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.

1039 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

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

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday : 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Kenmore

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 506-9261

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-bryn-mawr-edgewater

Catering:
We offer small and large catering orders. Please contact restaurant for more details.

Parking Details:
Valet available at dinner only. Metered parking on streets.

Public Transit:
Just steps from the Red Line's Bryn Mawr Station and from the 147 and 151 bus routes on Sheridan Road.

Executive Chef:
Adrien Nunez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Live Jazz every Tuesday in the bar!

Private Dining

Francesca's Bryn Mawr offers one private party room that can accommodate up to 60 people for a seated event and up to 75 for a cocktail/appetizer reception. Our entire restaurant is available for up to 165 people for a buyout.

Francesca's Bryn Mawr Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (19)
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Casual (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Fun (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good Italian food and wine. I had Gamberi ala Francesca, with mushrooms and a wine sauce and drank a very palatable Gavi di Gavi--a delicious light lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was delicious. We sat at a cozy booth and had many options to choose from the gluten-free menu. Service was wonderful! Will be back for sure. There is valet parking too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Exceptional! Can’t say enough about this place. Very cozy neighborhood feel, excellent wine list and food is truly amazing. I asked for something not on the menu and they created it with pleasure! Everyone must give this a try...

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Had scampi gamberi which was very flavorful. Shrimp with spinach and wild mushrooms and a light sauce. The shrimp were cooked to perfection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wonderful Italian meal out for my husband's birthday! Lovely meal, attentive service. Will come back again for a regular date night.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I enjoyed dinner there as I go there every few months. However the pasta I had was super salty. I don’t think I would order that one again. I do like the place and will go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always a hit with me and my friends. The only issue is trying to find parking - although they do have valet.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Another lovely dining experience. I ordered a dish similar to what I had tried before elsewhere, but alas, it wasn't to my liking - nothing wrong with it - just didn't suit me - I didn't complain - not their fault - but they opted to replace it for me at no additional charge. I thought that was exceptionally lovely of them. It is one of my "go-to" places - not in my neighborhood but in one I do frequent (if closer to my home I'd be there even more often!)
Service is always delightful. And they do a dining discount deal with Redtwist Theatre which I attend regularly - to add value to the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is fresh, always well prepared and service is attentive. Solid wine list and quiet dining.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always enjoy a quiet evening at Francesca's. Good food, good service, reasonable parking and lively atmosphere. Noisy enough to feel busy but no problem hearing your servers or friends. Everyone is always most accommodating and helpful, a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is my second time to this restaurant and I enjoyed it as much as my first time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The Monday night fixed-priced offer is excellent - appetizer, entree, and dessert - $25 . We had an excellent meal and outstanding service by Terry. He gave us time to study the menu and did a great job of explaining the menu and special. This place has always been reliable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This is location is one of our top two favorites in the chain (interestingly, we've found a VERY big difference in both quality & management/attitude across all their locations; hint: avoid the one on Chestnut/Streeterville!) Very welcoming, attentive and the food is always delicious. Usually come for a dinner but brunch was also great. Happy to accommodate special food requests. Yummy Italian!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The gnocchi was outstanding! As was the pasta with peas, ham etc. The perfect carb load before my first Chicago Marathon the next day

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our meals were wonderful and the service was perfect. Our server was attentive and professional but let us talk and visit to our hearts content!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Another favorite. It's a great place to meet friends, have a conversation and enjoy a wonderful meal. It's great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

NEVER a bad meal at any of their locations. Consistent quality and device with a nice menu that's updated regularly. Only concern/issue is original Clark St. location is very noisy.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything we ordered and ate was memorable. Waitress recommended tortellini with mushroom, it was excellent. Tilapia was delicious as well as beautiful Tiramisu is the best I've had in quite some time.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We make it a habit to have our group board meetings at Francesca's Bryn Mawr. Food and service are excellent. I love the ambience, intimate tables, some booths and small tables along the windows when I'm alone. They often have special events and days when certain things are available. It's a favorite place to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Just always good! For a chain restaurant, it’s always good and consistent. Wish other restaurants could follow their fine example.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Alcoholic beverage prices are a little high. Otherwise, our dinner was a perfect experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I had a wonderful time! Francesca's is becoming my go-to spot. The food, ambience and the wine were all perfect!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

They treated us incredibly for our special occasion, I can't wait to go back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Consistently great food and service. We enjoy the specials of the night and dessert.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Went for an anniversary and they gave us free champagne toast and dessert. The food was amazing as always.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food and drinks

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Francesca's is a great neighborhood Italian place. It's not a "red sauce" heavy cheese baked pasta and pizza place, although there are some nice pizzas available (as well as make your own). The pasta portions are very generous and the carpaccio is served with many garnishes that complement without overwhelming the beef. Good cocktail, beer and wine selections and there are daily specials and happy hour price specials as well. Very consistent food, consistently good/nice/friendly/helpful service. Recommended for small, medium and maybe large (over 16 people?) groups.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I was having dinner with a friend I haven't seen for a while. Our waiter, Matt, was attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious, including a full gluten-free menu for my friend. We ended up spending two hours over dinner and dessert and it was satisfying on every level.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Really love this restaurant and recommend it! The food was just excellent and the wait staff was very attentive! Good wine, good food, good time!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

We really enjoyed our first time experience at this location. Our server was wonderful! The food was perfect. A great evening overall.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 15, 2017

This was the second time we have been to Francesca's Bryn Mawr and once again we were pleased with the menu, wine list, service, ambience and value. The staff is experienced and friendly and there is no need to rush. We really enjoyed our dining experience and will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was very good, as is has been consistently, and the service quite attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Above average food. Below average cost. Great value

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The Rigattoni pasta with sausage and peas - rosa sauce was outstanding and the martinis were shaken and cold- thank you

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Always wonderful! Francesca's Bryn Mawr is one of my go to's. Great service, terrific food. Wonderful neighborhood

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Consistently very good! Always delicious food and friendly service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great location and ambiance. Very good food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very good food and excellent service. I always enjoy my experience there.

Tags: Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Francesca's is a wonderful place for a special event or date. Also great for a family dinner. Good food, even better service. Love it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Upholds the Francesca's standards for delicious Italian food. This location is near two theatres, so perfect for a pre-theatre meal. Salads fresh and crisp, not overdressed. The carpaccio was excellent, the nero avola a very satisfying heavier red, and desert - a molten chocolate cake with mint gelato and berry garnish/sauce (I split it with a friend) just perfect. My friend had the gnocci and was very happy with that dish, as well. Service attentive but not obtrusive - very pleasant waitstaff. Would definitely go back next time I'm in the area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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