I have eaten lunch here several times and was blown away by the great food. We had dinner there Friday night and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Great place! Small but gitchy cool. Service was terrific and so was the food. Loved it.
Only open a few weeks. A few small kinks have to be worked out but overall it’s a gem. Small menu, but what they offer is outstanding. I personally had the trout, cooked to perfection, tender, tasty and a crispy skin like no other. The dessert was a chocolate cake that was perfection. Can’t wait to return.
What a nice addition to the Pittsburgh restaurant scene! This hole in the wall space has never looked so good! A charming well designed bistro serving well prepared food in a low key ambiance and comfy bar delivers a simple but well rounded culinary offering...all served up on non matching floral china patterned china. A better than usual smallish wine list and interesting cocktails round out a lovely evening. You can hear your dinner companions in the room - although it wasn't full the evening I ate there while a pillowed-up bench and chairs surround the very close to the street outdoor seating area.
Pricing within the usual upscale fare offered in Pittsburgh and a perfect space for an intimate dinner.
There are also a few tables to accommodate somewhat larger parties, but if it takes off expect there to be a wait for a table.
Frances is an absolute *gem*
The restaurant is charming in its decor and the chic antique glasses and plates. The service is personal, honest, and friendly. The food is outstanding. The prices are reasonable. Overall, I can’t recommend Frances more
We had a really special dinner and cannot wait to go back. Everything was very very good from starters to dessert! The octopus was especially delicious!
Lamb steak was over cooked. My wife’s trout was not fresh. No bread served-was told they hadn’t decided if they were going to serve bread-say what? If you are going to be like “Sunday dining” as they claim, how do you not have that decided when you open. And disn’t Like the Pinot Noir they offered by the glass. Not enough serving staff. They were quite busy and the bartender had to rescue the servers. Long wait for entrees.
This new restaurant was perfect in every dimension. Outstanding food, wonderful red Rhône, excellent service and the cutest coziest ambiance! Hope they do a great business.
The food was great very well done and Sue the owner is fabulous !
Awesome new spot!
Beautiful setting and attentive service. What huge potential. The starters were lovely, beetroot salad and scallops ceviche, prepared and presented perfectly. The main courses were a little disappointing - presentation great but the risotto was super salty and the fish over-cooked and dry. The restaurant has just started and we will be going back. Hopefully these are just teething problems as they find their feet!
Hidden gem. More people need to try this spot!
Looking on open table Frances came up as a new restaurant. What a delightful place! I had the best drink ever and the carrot salad is simply out of this world! My husband and I also shared the filet- done perfectly and served with a delicious side of potatoes 🥔 I am planning on returning for my birthday dinner next week! Highly recommend ❤️
Great food and we sat outside. It was lovely. Nice new addition to Shadyside.
We found this new restaurant on Copeland Street in Shadyside. The food was delicious as were the craft cocktails. The prices are reasonable and the ambiance is quaint and really pretty. I highly recommend it.
First timer acting on a recommendation of family who dined during their soft opening. The dining room was not crowded on a later Friday evening; the four outdoor tables were occupied. The restaurant has an upscale european bistro feel. The cocktails were excellent. The menu is still rather limited - four appetizers, two salads, four entrees, and two desserts. No chef specials this evening. Shared two appetizers - the corn cake and burrata. The corn cake was a hit - we actually ordered a second! The burrata was 'good'. We split a barbecued carrot salad for the second course - outstanding! Entrees ordered: Filet, Buttermilk Chicken, and Grilled Octopus. All three entrees were perfectly cooked, properly seasoned, and quite tasty. Presentation was also well done. Along the way, we split a bottle of Rose and a Cotes du Rhone red. The wine list is a bit small but serviceable. Wrapping up the night, we split the panna cotta and the chocolate cake. The cake won the dessert battle - the panna cotta was like the burrata - just 'good'. They serve french press coffee; we finished the evening with a few cups of decaf. The service was attentive, non-intrusive, honest, and helpful. I will certainly stop by again.
Charming little restaurant. Daughter and her mother and her husband have done a really nice job
with the decor. It's more like a tea room with a bar. The food doesn't match. I myself do not like plates that are stacked high with sandwiches and french fries. Maybe for the men, and the "bowl" I chose had food that I know but was presented so differently. that changed the taste.
Service was very accommodating and friendly, the decor is fun - I loved the mixed place settings. And the food was amazing! I've already recommended Frances to several friends!
Excellent service at both the bar and our table! Food was just as excellent.
Food was delicious and service was friendly! Will definitely be back.
The were just getting opened and had a limited menu but the food was excellent and cocktails were great. Will definitely be back! Our waitress Michelle was excellent
charming decor, very relaxing
service was great, very friendly yet professional
grain bowl was an interesting addition to salads and sandwiches, loved the greek
This restaurant just opened for lunch and soon will be open for dinner. It is small and beautifully decorated. Lunch was delicious. We had the BLT, burger and veggie lettuce wraps. All had a gourmet French touch. French fries were great—important for a French restaurant. Portions were right sized (not too large) and food was fairly priced. Sandwiches were perhaps a little greasy—glad the have cloth napkins-but I expect this well located restaurant will be a player in the Walnut Street business district. It is operated by a mother-daughter team, a nice touch! Oh, and they brought Heinz ketchup with the burger—guess they know their audience.