Francesca’s on Chestnut proudly offers special events in our private dining room for business, family & social event for group of 10 to 60. Our philosophy of simple, rustic cooking served in a casual sophisticated trattoria setting translates flawlessly to group dining.View Private Dining Details
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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Our server, Pablo, was very personable. The food was amazing. Highly recommend the Avocado Mash Up and the Salmon [Eggs]Benedict!
Food and service were excellent, we can always count on Francesca’s quality. My only complaint is that the noise level was too high and the tables were set too closely together.
Perfect place for dinner after the Broadway Theater. Could not have been more convenient. Parking was reasonable and also convenient. Overall, an outstanding experience.
Great dinner with the family. Super friendly staff!
Very consistent and very good. For a corporate restaurant it’s food is inventive and delicious served in a pleasant setting.
Wonderful atmosphere. Food was very tasty. Great proximity to Broadway Theater and easy parking nearby.
Have a good food and good price
The service was great - the waiter was so accommodating when we were annoying and wanted half orders of dishes. He was very patient and suggested great dishes. The food was excellent too. We have been to other Francesca locations before, though not this one. They never disappoint.
Francesca's was able to accommodate our party of 6 last minute on Friday night. We were seated right away and had great service. The waiter was attentive for most of the meal and was very, very helpful in making sure certain members of our party had food that fit their dietary needs (allergies, etc.) They were incredibly conscientious about this which was so appreciated. Our meals were very good and we all had a fun night.
Top notch service and food delicious. Our friends birthday and she was treated like the queen., so special. Great team and staff.
We had great dinner on my wife's birthday. Food is excellent, one of the best Italian food. The service is awesome as well, great place; highly recommend for a great dinner.
Nice place for a family dinner. Food is delicious!
Very delicious meal. Service was excellent. Really enjoyable evening!
Great experience! Fantastic service (thank you, Reese!). Fresh and flavorful food from apps to dessert. Great wine recommendations. Very accommodating of our gluten-free diner and two children (ages 5 and 7). This meal was one of the highlights of our trip!
Great experience! Had an hour to pass with the kids while the hubs was at a wine auction nearby. Weather was miserable so my original plan of hanging out on mich ave was not going well. Came here from LEGO store around 3pm...only a few tables and a baby shower. Staff was amazing. Let us take our time and play legos for well over an hour. Thank you!!!
During a terrible weather weekend in Chicago, Francesca's provided a warm comfortable setting with excellent Italian fare. Conversation friendly, it allowed me and my wife and my niece to catch up and enjoy each other's company.
We plan to come back, however, it is noisy. But the food is very well prepared and wines are wonderful.
We had a wonderful time. The mozzarella, tomato basil salad Was outstanding. However,, I ordered the braised beef and artichoke dish. I was disappointed because there was very little meat, maybe 6 bites and a whole boatload of pasta. Everyone else loved the meals and we loved the atmosphere and experience.
My husband and I shared a carpaccio appetizer, and neither of us feel well the following day
Went for date night - gave us a cozy table by the window. Service was outstanding - attentive but not hovering! Had the shrimp & pasta - large, juicy shrimp in an excellent tomato based sauce.
Wonderful food and drinks! Was a great evening with friends. Unfortunately, the waitress seemed to forget about us after the salads came to the table. We wanted dessert but got so tired of waiting for a menu and the waitress that we asked for the check not knowing when we might see her again.
I really like Francesca's on Chestnut, even when I can't get a table downstairs! This meal was no exception - Bruschette Alla Romana is a must, and the smoked salmon appetizer special was fantastic. My date and I shared the Veal medallions in white wine lemon sauce and it was spectacular - fresh baby spinach just barely sauteed and thick, luscious pieces of veal cooked perfectly to mid-rare. My only complaint, I got the wrong cocktail and the bartender insisted (via our server) it was what I ordered - seems easier to just acknowledge the mistake.
The brunch menu was wonderful. Several breakfast or lunch items from which to choose.
We had a terrible waiter though; one of the very few times I could not leave 20% tip
The food, the service, and the drinks were very exceptional.
Francesca's is always consistent at each location we have tried. Ambience is simple but elegant and the food was outstanding.
Very few vegetarian options. Bar man lacked customer service skills when we arrived. Food average - could have cooked better myself.
I can always depend on quick service and a genuine Italian delicious meal!!
So many wonderful entrees to choose from. We all enjoyed our dinners. The salmon, pasta and chicken dishes we ordered were delicious. Service was great. We chose Francesca's because it's a great location when seeing a play at the Broadway Playhouse . But we'll come back just for the food!
Always good and a good value. Waiters are very helpful and friendly. It is very close to me so I go often.
Francesca's provides an outstanding neighborhood option to the crowded Rush Street scene. Their menu changes with nightly specials and seasonal shifts which allows for the opportunity to explore new entrees or stick with the regular items. A great place for a meal, where you can carry on a conversation without screaming and also not feel rushed by the staff
A nice place with great food, they even made a little special attention for my wife birthday, nothing fancy but really well done. Tks
Consistently friendly service and good food. Prices more reasonable than many restaurants in this area.
Great food and great server. Just seemed that the notes on my reservation were completely ignored. I requested a table away from service stations and preferably along the windows. My guest and I were seated at a four top table near the stairs that lead up to a secondary dining area. So not only were we near the service station, we had a great view of it.
It was super delicious! Management and service was on point! Great restaurant for a special occasion or just a casual date!
Francisco was a great waiter and very patient...Saturdays downtown are always busy...
Great food in a lively yet neighborhood oriented vibe. Great find in streeterville area highly recommend.
Ages ranging from barely 6 to almost 80.
We live a 5 minute walk away and this neighborhood offers a vast array of alternatives but Francesca is our go-to choice with a menu broad enough to satisfy anyone. Venue was packed but service still up to the mark.
FOC is high on our where shall we go tonight list.
Always a truly wonderful dining experience in every way!
Our waiter, George, was attentive and delightful. The food was AWESOME! My husband didnt choke on the bill either!