Frances

4.6
155 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Enjoy a Sunday dinner feeling with your family and friends where simple, delicious food is our main ingredient. Frances is an elevated dining restaurant and bar where Sunday dinner happens everyday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 155 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGolem212
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A charming neighborhood restaurant.

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TammyLee
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service and the value was great. We've been to many restaurants that served this caliber of food but for the price...this was the best.

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vipvito
Pittsburgh
154 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried a couple of different menu selections including the she crab risotto and the salmon preceded by some dolmathes. All were excellent with sufficient portions.

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vipSquirrelHill
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good - some dishes excellent (steamed buns) - some not quite there (grilled peach salad with peaches that were not ripe. The service will hopefully get there, but for now is disappointing. There were only about 20 people in the restaurant when we dined, and yet we needed to repeatedly flag down the wait staff to order, get a 2nd drink, etc., and our food didn't come for almost an hour - and when it finally did one dish was cold.

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PittDining
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance here. The brunch menu was small but very good. I will be back for dinner

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zacattack
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the brunch we had was very good and the food prices are very fair, the drinks were also very good but drink prices are little steep.

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Anonymous
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were very good, but we found the food to be average at best. A stuffed chicken dish with no stuffing and a floury “sauce”, a grilled peach salad with very underripe peaches. Good cocktails and coffee

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vipvito
Pittsburgh
154 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with great food and great service. The small plates are not too small and the food is delicious. I had the crab cake and enjoyed every bite.

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SharonN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious, service was attentive and polite. We had a great meal in beautiful surroundings.

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Adam
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try. I don't have a bad thing to say. Wednesday date night is fantastic. $50 for a 3 course meal and bottle of wine included! So much value and a relaxed setting to enjoy a meal with someone.

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LorenG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a pleasant dinner at Frances. It is cozy, the background music is subdued, the adult beverages were excellent and the food was superb. We would go back in a "heart beat" if we lived in Pittsburgh.

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MarcelaP
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was very pleasant and the ambience amazing! Every detail is made with taste! Food was really good too!
We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! It doesn’t get better than Frances!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've been to!

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vipMichelleW
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time at Frances and I’ll be back. The Beef Wellington was delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely come back!

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Terri
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location and ambience for date night. Our first time there and we will be back.

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vipViolinguru
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful. Polite, friendly and professional. Food was excellent. Meatballs were a bit cold. Risotto, dim sum buns, lobster ravioli and lamb chops were excellent. Sat outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday dinner at Frances, food as usual was delicious, I had the beef Wellington beautifully done, savory and hot throughout, with a side of wonderfully done broccoli; my father had the rags and beef, a staple for the restaurant for sure, always always delicious, and my mother, a very finicky eater, had the fillet grilled to perfection over a bed of garlic mashed potatoes, with a cauliflower and broccoli medley. Waitress was very nice and attentive, without being overbearing. Nice wine selection. Always a good stop.

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vipLuanne
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went for Wednesday special. Pasta was way over cooked and tasted like it still had the cooking water in it

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, creative cocktails, very good service and a charming atmosphere all combined for a wonderful evening at Frances! This was our first visit and we were very impressed! Looking forward to returning!

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vipLuanne
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

wasn’t a fan of the lobster ravioli but everything else was great

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AnthonyK
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great atmosphere - great staff. The cocktails are fantastic too!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was possibly the best dining experience I have had in pittsburgh!

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vipDinner5301
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a pleasant dinner at Frances, dining outside. The food was good - we had mussels and moussaka. Both tasty. the service friendly and efficient. Our only complaint was that the scotch pours were skimpy. We would go again, especially if we did could eat outside.
Thank you

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Terrijane
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal!! I love small plates and they had many to choose from. Actually had a hard time making up my mind. The lamb chops were amazing and I would get them again.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly enjoyable dining experience. Moderate to high priced. Great service.

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KimberlyFL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frances is an understated execution of perfection in culinary magnificence. It is a casual, welcoming, tucked away treasure that every element from food to service to decor and glassware, compliments the other for a complete and wonderful dining experience. Every dish I've had has been superb, and beyond my and my guests expectations. Can't say enough good things about this place.

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JasonC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance! Very quaint and good service

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vipNoah
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frances is the best of the best. My fourth time dining there and the food was as exquisite as the first.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for the Wednesday date night special and it was incredible! We ordered the shrimp buns for an app, the rags and beef pasta (so filling) cream brûlée for desert, and Tempranillo bottle of wine. Both of us left so full and the food was delicious.

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SamuelF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is a pleasant evening and made our Valentine's Day so much better, the food was exquisite and the atmosphere was relaxing and calm. The service was attentive and polite.

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was high quality and the restaurant was very intimate. However, they did not seem to be following strict COVID-19 guidelines.

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Kam22
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I made a reservation and didn’t know it was a set menu for Valentine’s Day. The meal was quite expensive and almost too much food. Don’t get me wrong, the meal was excellent. But I wasn’t anticipating spending that much money or having limited options. It definitely wasn’t worth $100 a person. They should’ve notified us after making a reservation about the cost/menu. I made the reservation a month or so beforehand due to Covid and restaurant restrictions so I didn’t think much of it.

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DanW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great for vday. Never leave reviews but this place is just what I’m you want for date night.

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CyndyM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb chops are to die for. I order them every time. The baklava was delicious. Looking forward to enjoying Tuesday Pasta Nights and Wednesday Date Nights too. A bottle of wine is included with your orders on these nights.

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible food and played well. Loved it. And the Old Fashioned was on point. So was my girlfriends Cosmo.

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KaraF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was so sweet, the drinks were perfect (try the Betty ruddy!), the food was yummy and the owner stopped by to thank us for coming by. It's such a warm and inviting little place! We will be back!

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vipEverpower
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place on Walnut Street. The menu is interesting and the food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wife’s pasta was hard as a rock on the bottom. It’s as if it was baked to long or leftover from the previous night.

FAQs

Frances offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 709-6068.

Frances is rated 4.6 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.