Francesca's by the River's philosophy of good, simple cooking - served in a casual sophisticated dining atmosphere - is one that we proudly carry over to event planning. Our private rooms are ideal for corporate or social functions.View Private Dining Details
It's never too early to make your Mother's Day Brunch reservations!!!!
Mother's Day Brunch from 10am until 3pm and the full Diner Menu from 4pm until 9 pm.
Brunch is $42 adults, $16 children. Best Brunch in Town.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Great environment, great food but a little pricey.
Love that the menu changes, food is always delicious and service top notch. We are regulars at this restaurant!
Great service ,always a good meal like the new menu
Always a great meal with wonderful service.
I am never disappointed when I eat here. From the first bite of the hot fresh bread through tiramisu, I think to myself that I should just eat at Francesca’s instead of trying all the new restaurants in town. Friendly and attentive service as always.
I took two out-of-town guests, and we all loved our meals, the beautiful setting and the excellent service. I just wait to return.
I've been to this restaurant 3x and every time it has been excellent. Great service, food, and reasonably priced for a quality meal. Greta for business and special occasion, but can also be for non-occasson.
Wait staff and the bar staff are great. The food is consistently outstanding. We go for the ambiance, the friendliness of the bar and wait staff and we love to sit in the bar area.
We went for Easter Brunch and I was pleasantly surprised with the buffet-style dinner they offered. We went at 3 p.m. so it was only lunch/dinner entrees, but everything was excellent. The carving station had ham or prime rib and the rest of the buffet featured a number of their best Italian dishes. There were plenty of options for the kids, including chicken fingers. It was a manageable crowd as well, and the staff and service was outstanding! One thing to note: the buffet is set up in their back room, which is a bit of a walk from the main dining room. There is a second dining room closer to the buffet, so if you have older folks in your party that have mobility issues (like we did), be sure to call and ask for a table in the back dining room. This was a great experience and everyone in our group commented that we will absolutely go back to Francesca's by the River for a future holiday brunch.
Service was excellent. Easter buffet was well stocked and food was delicious. Enjoyed our experience. We will keep this in mind for future holidays!
Dinner with my family...restaurant was dark and hard to see the menu. Loud and difficult to hear each other above the noise. Food was deliciousness service excellent!
Great food with good service.
Excellent menu options. Salmon on top of lentils was cooked perfectly. My daughter had pasta and shrimp. Their bruschetta is par none other. Service is impeccable. Wine list is outstanding. Francesscas is one of the top restaurants in St Charles
The best salmon I've had in ages, Also, the veal was excellent. Great service and a really great dining experience
Mussels can be ordered two different ways......our preference is Garlic w/olive oil. ... delicious.
Another wonderful "Happy Hour" with bartender, Liza....always fun.
Ordered 2 glasses of wine. My wife's glass had lipstick marks on it and it wasn't hers. They kindly replaced with a new glass. I ordered the tenderloin medium rare, they came to me medium well. They replaced my dinner with properly cooked tenderloins. Food lacked flavor, both mine and my wife's dinner.
Everything was great.
Excellent pasta meat sauce. Something for everyone on the menu. Reasonable prices
Wonderful night out with my wife service and food were perfect. Unrushed, helpful with selections and accommodated us with a table by the bar so we could watch Loyola play in the Elite Eight. When Loyola won, the whole restaurant erupted with applause and people all around us were shaking hands and high fiving us. Wonderful night all around, including a great bottle of wine very reasonably priced to go with outstanding specials. Can't wait to go back.
Food was amazing and the service was great. Could not ask for more. A party of four and we all enjoyed the experience.
Great food, service was amazing ! Went there for a Birthday dinner! So good ! Been there at this location 3 times in the past 3 weeks never a disappointment!!
Mussels in garlic and olive oil or with marinara sauce are on their "Happy Hour" menu along with meatballs, caesar salad and pizza ..... delicious
Delicious meal with great service by Dawn and others.
Dinner after a concert at the Arcada Theatre
Somehow we end up here over and over again. With the many restaurants in St Charles, Geneva and Schaumburg we come because we get the most consistent experience. Food is amazing and service is 5 Star. It’s a great place for a quick bite or group gathering. Every time we go here we say the same thing. Nice to have a place that you can count on!
Great good. Awesome service. A perfect evening as always at Francesca’s.
Really great atmosphere and food was delish!
This is one of our favorite restaurants. Service is excellent and so is the food. It’s a small menu but everything is done well. Nice wine and drink list. Great place for everyday dining or date night. We also went for Valentines Day and the evening was perfect from the moment we walked.
Our favorite Salmon Caesar Salad with a small pizza. Happy Hour favorite
Meatball special (3 day event) we both had the Eggplant meatballs ... they were excellent.
Amy provided excellent service and made great choices of the menu selection. I was critical of past service and Amy made the experience 5 star. Having Open Table allowed the opportunity to get a table within 30 minutes on a busy Saturday night. We were seated within a minute of entering a very busy restaurant. Thanks Amy and Open Table for a great evening.
our reservations were for Saturday evening 7:00 quite busy but we sat very quickly. With it being the busiest time of the nite, the service was great, the food was excellent and the entire restaurant ran very smoothly. Great management! We enjoyed ourselves and our first time visitors to Francesca’s really loved the restaurant. Perfect evening!
The restaurant was very busy and the service was pretty slow. The waitress was very nice and apologized for it. I don't blame her b/c they were so busy, however might be better to get a few extra servers for busy nights.
Excellent food, good service, VERY noisy. A good plqce to eat
We enjoyed a delicious meal, including drinks, appetizer, and dessert. The staff was fantastic, checking in on us and taking care of all the little things that makes dining out a pleasure. The menu choices and specials gave us much to choose from for the meal. The noise level was higher later in the evening, but early evening was a great time to visit with a friend quietly, especially in their back room where there is a fireplace. Enjoyed our time!
Two days in a row....the food is so good that I got out of cooking dinner again. The chicken breast entree was excellent.
Favorite dining restaurant .... Food and Service are always excellent.
A great dining experience. Our server, Marybeth, gave us great service the food is delicious and the banana cream pie is to die for.
I had to change my reservation, staff was very accommodating! The porks we're probably the best I've ever had! Keep up the outstanding service and quality of food!
This place has REALLY gone downhill. Can't understand why it was so crowded (so noisy it was hard to talk). Service was embarassing, with my wife's salmon entre literally falling off the plate as it was unceremoniously flopped down in front of her. Entres arrived while we still had appetizer plates in front of us, such that we had to lift those to make room for the server to have somewhere to set our food. Our out-of-town guests had to ask three times to get a replacement for their visibly-dirty forks (UGH!), and my wife's cocktail glass was sticky on the outside and all around the rim. I actually excused myself from the table and went to discretely talk to the manager about all of it, and all she did was say "I'll have to talk to the kitchen about it." If it was my place and a guest listed off all of what I described above, I would have apologized profusely, comped the meal, and made sure my staff gave solicitous service from that moment forward. (NONE of that happened.) Management really needs to get its act together.