Bar Frances

4.7
309 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Bar Frances is a new American restaurant featuring a European inspired wine list, classic cocktails and craft beer. The menu features small and large plates created by Executive Chef Marcus Woodham

Dinner is served every night starting at 5pm with a menu of small plates, cheese and charcuterie, entrees and desserts.

Brunch is served both Friday through Sunday, offering a wide assortment of brunch classics along with creative new favorites.

Happy Hour is every day from 4pm-7pm with wine, beer and cocktail specials available along with small plates, cheese and charcuterie.

Our covered patio is always open and is a perfect place for a glass of wine, small plates or a relaxing dinner.
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xualumni04
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining/drinks experience. I go there regularly.

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katiec
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I have eaten there twice recently and it was very good. Not crowded. They take reservations. The food is very good. I would have one constructive criticism for the restaurant. The bread for the grilled cheese and the bread for the avocado toast while delicious is way too rock hard. I could not cut the avocado toast and taking a bite it literally hurt my teeth. You need do you softer bread for the grilled cheese and the avocado toast and probably anything else that’s used in a dish like that. Other than that it was great

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JenniferB
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was not crowded at all, and that surprised me. But the food and the service were good. The menu is limited. I wanted to substitute fresh fruit instead of a green salad with my omelet and they were not able to accommodate that request. You do have to appreciate a small kitchen that chooses to so what they do well instead of offering a bunch of substitutions. Bar Frances is a really neat place on Freret!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was outstanding!

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katiec
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and hot. Our waiter was great. Would definitely go back

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vipJacob
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem. Best menu I could find in the area and the food lived up to the descriptions. Went back the next night to try something else.

Bar Frances
Responded on February 21, 2020

Jacob, thank you for coming in!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good. I’d go again.

Bar Frances
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for dining at Bar Frances!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great as usual. I highly recommend the banana avocado bowl and the burger. Will definitely be back

Bar Frances
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for coming in!

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vipcoletta18
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour menu is the best in town! The chickpeas, whipped feta, and burrata were divine!

Bar Frances
Responded on January 29, 2020

Coletta, thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed happy hour!!

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vipMoon
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress and meal. Loved the rose flight.

Bar Frances
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for coming in!

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DustyS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Strong experience with the food.

Bar Frances
Responded on January 22, 2020

Dusty, thank you for coming in!

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WineEnthusiast78
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great. The burger is to die for and the service was super. I have been recommending it to people since we went. The gnocchi and the mushroom tapenade were also fabulous!

Bar Frances
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed the burger, gnocchi and mushroom dishes!!

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JohnE
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Everything was great except for my meal. Twice

Our waitress was excellent my wife lived her meal my son loved his. The appetizers were wonderful but my hamburger that I had asked to be cooked medium came out basically raw not rare but raw. So our waitress said she would have kitchen cook me a new one which the did but this one was worse. I don’t get it. It’s a burger.

Bar Frances
Responded on January 17, 2020

John, thank you fo coming in. We sincerely apologize that your burger temperature came out wrong twice. We appreciate your feedback! We hope that in the future we may have a chance to prove that we can do much better than this!!

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vipNOLAfoodie
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We've been to Bar Frances a couple of times before and each time we just feel the bill is way too high. We'd go more often if their prices were lower!

Bar Frances
Responded on January 17, 2020

We are sorry that you do not feel the value in what we are serving. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share this information with our team.

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vipMoose
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. But, very loud!

Bar Frances
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for coming in!

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kmz88
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try the Reveillon dinner. This was one of the very few places that had vegetarian options, which is why we chose it. The food was delicious and the service was great.

Bar Frances
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed it!!

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sheilay
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Freezing cold inside, food mediocre for New Orleans standards.

Bar Frances
Responded on January 8, 2020

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience at Bar Frances!

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EricaG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere, staff is great too! I love the warm olives, and the seasonal offerings are always good too.

Bar Frances
Responded on January 8, 2020

Erica, thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoy our olives and seasonal dishes!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great experience!

Bar Frances
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had a really good burger. The server was not knowledgeable about the menu. Overall, the food is just not my favorite style cuisines. Felt more of an place to get beverages.

Bar Frances
Responded on December 23, 2019

We apologize that your experience was a disappointing one! It is definitely not acceptable for our server to not be knowledgable about the menu. We hope that in the future, we may have the chance to prove that we can do much better than this!

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vipcoletta18
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bar Frances! The food is excellent, the service is wonderful, and I love how often the menu is updated. The soup du jour is always to die for!

Bar Frances
Responded on December 16, 2019

Coletta, thank you for being a continued patron of Bar Frances! We are so thrilled to hear that you have had great experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall, everything was pretty nice. I chose the reveillon menu which had some great items, I just think I chose some of the wrong ones. I really liked the wine flight option, though! The place is cool, I’d probably go back but not right away. My parents and my bf loved their meals, I just wasn’t blown away by all that I chose but could see how they would be delicious if my tastebuds agreed. But I was able to try some things I had not before so that was nice!!! I’m not upset or disappointed at all.
My visit was about a month ago but I do remember service being very friendly and she was very knowledgeable and patient with us.

We were celebrating my birthday as well as my parent’s 35th wedding anniversary but only the birthday message came across and they thought it was my dad. But that was fine!

Bar Frances
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for coming in! We are sorry that you didn't enjoy everything. We hope to have you in again soon to prove that we can do better.

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vipcoletta18
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Frances- the best kept secret in Nola! Delicious food and excellent service. And not too loud!!!

Bar Frances
Responded on December 9, 2019

Coletta, thank you for dining with us! We are so glad you love Bar Frances.

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vipBArry
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety, even with the happy hour selections. Sharing several small plates often all that's needed for a good evening, although the full plates are also well proportioned.

Bar Frances
Responded on November 22, 2019

Barry, thank you for coming in! We are so glad y'all enjoyed everything.

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Chris
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Even though my wife’s food wasn’t to her liking, they did give us our food for free. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ordered the octopus, burrata, gnocchi, apple fennel salad, and buttermilk pie. Everything was so fresh, delicious, and flavorful. Loved the relaxed and elegant atmosphere.

Bar Frances
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad y'all enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

Bar Frances
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for coming in!

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vipLouise
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was not exceptional. We had the Gulf fish special and the flavors were only so so.

Bar Frances
Responded on November 1, 2019

Louis, we apologize that your dining experience at Bar Frances was anything less than 5 stars. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share this information with our team. We hope that in the future we may have the chance to prove that we can do better than this!

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nola
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice selection of small and large plates. My guests were from out of town, and they appreciated the local flavors!

Bar Frances
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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vipmomof4
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience here for my first visit. The mussels were absolutely incredible as was the delicious selection of cheeses available for the cheese board.
I will be back for sure!!

Bar Frances
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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vipAcceptable
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna tartare is delicious and I highly recommend the gulf fish. Everything was excellent!

Bar Frances
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed everything!!

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vipDebraE
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. The watermelon is better than a steak!

Bar Frances
Responded on October 7, 2019

Debra, thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed the grilled watermelon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!

Bar Frances
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you for dining at Bar Frances!

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MichaelP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another Wonderful Dining Experience! Great Service, Great Food, and Great Wines ! The Happy Hour is a great value as well! We look forward to coming back soon!

Bar Frances
Responded on October 3, 2019

Michael, thank you for coming in!

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of neighborhood favorites. The food is better than it has ever been. It also has a very fun and thoughtful wine/cocktail list.

Bar Frances
Responded on September 11, 2019

Robert, thank you for coming in! We are so glad to be one of your favorites!!

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vipDebraE
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! The grilled watermelon is fantastic!

Bar Frances
Responded on September 10, 2019

Debra, thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed the watermelon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service. One of my favorite restaurants in the uptown area.

Bar Frances
Responded on September 19, 2019

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad to be one of your favorites!

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vipMarc
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Bar Frances is an excellent restaurant. I am a well-seasoned traveler and culinary savant, and I frequent restaurants of the sort often. The food is good. The presentation is excellent. The service is pure perfection. The food is not the best that I've had, and it left no stratospheric impression, but the items were very tasty and I left with pleasant feelings.

Bar Frances
Responded on September 9, 2019

Marco, thank you for coming in! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at Bar Frances.

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Foodie99
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Expensive for so-so food

Bar Frances
Responded on September 9, 2019

We apologize that your experience at Bar Frances was anything less than 5 stars. Should you have any further feedback that you wish to provide, it would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact our Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Nancy Weinstock, directly at 504-525-8676. We hope that in the future we may have the chance to prove that we can do much better!

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JoelF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Good was excellent. But acoustics are horrible! There was a large table of screaming individuals who made the entire experience painful. For this reason alone I will never go there again. The staff made no effort to suggest to the patrons that they were disturbing everyone else in the restaurant. While the fault lies mostly with the guests, the staff could have done something to ameliorate the situation.

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Bar Frances is rated 4.7 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.