Excellent service. Excellent food. Very fresh ingredients. Overall a wonderful evening spent with friends from abroad who have been there and done that. A great Californian experience.
Frances was fabulous. Super intimate, excellent food, wonderful menu. Highly recommend.
We took our out of town relatives to Frances and they all LOVED it. The service was perfect and the food amazing!
We will be back!
one of the best restaurants in SF, by far. amazing food, wine, service and space. tara was incredible. excited for the new LA restaurant :)
Brother’s birthday, all went very well.
Horrible for people with dietary restrictions. Lack of hospitality.
The tasting menu was absolutely outstanding with the exceptional service throughout the evening! It was a great value to be able to taste different kinds of food on the menu! We will definitely come back!
I loved absolutely everything I ate here, and the decor, service and atmosphere was perfect. The front of house team was incredibly efficient, working so well together. I recommend the place highly.
As always, another fantastic experience at Frances.
service was delightful
food was divine.
The food is wonderful. They have a tasting menu special. Try it! Great value. Great wine list. The wait staff is very knowledgeable.
Last weekend we went back to the site of our first date seven years ago, and it didn't disappoint. If you're a meat eater, have the steak. Service was so great--just attentive enough, and our server was a charming guy with a dry sense of humor. No snobbery in this spot. We really enjoyed our time there. It's a cozy space and feels a bit like a private party. We arrived at 9 and there place still had a nice vibe at that hour. Although it's in the Castro, It's on a lovely residential street, tucked away on a quiet corner.
Best meal I've had all year. Wonderful from start to finish.
If you haven’t been , go! The tasting manu is one of the best values at a nice restaurant in the Bay Area!!
A delicious tasting menu for a special birthday with friends.
Our dinner was PERFECT! We are vegetarian and know Frances has lots of great vegetarian choices, but what made tonight perfect was how perfectly paced Tara managed our six small plates...it was literally PERFECT! The food was amazing...she was amazing...I cannot wait to comeback!
Service outstanding and personal. We had the window seat which is perfect for five or six guests. Cuts down on noise a bit. Great evening of dining.
While the prices have gone up, the quality and integrity have persevered, much in the tradition of Zuni. Thank you Frances staff for preserving the quintessential art of Bay Area fine dining. Consistent, impeccable, and perfect for 10+ years is hard to come by in our town these days! I’m willing to spend a bit more to maintain fine establishments like Frances. Merci chef!
Amazing food and service!
The food was delicious! Absolutely nothing but 5 stars for quality of food. That is why I feel strongly enough to call out the poor service - when the kitchen puts its heart and soul into delivering its best, its so unfair to have less than ideal customer service. Our server was dismissive, bordering on rude - we were two women, mother daughter - from the Sonoma wine country. His answers to our questions about the wine list indicated that (a) he didn’t know the answers and (b) assumed we knew so little that he could
get away with his incorrect answers
Most tables are pretty crowded together but the food and service are impeccable.
The food and service were very good. As out of towners I didn’t appreciate the added +5% added on the bill for health insurance ... let’s be transparent with prices and just show the real prices on the menu please
We still love everything about Frances - the food, vibe, our awesome and funny server, etc. continues to be one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in the Bay Area!
Great meal; compliments to the chef! While our favorite waiter was not covering our table, it was still great dining experience! We wish the menu changed more frequently but we will be back!!!!
Great food and unobtrusive service in a casual environment: the strawberry granitas dessert was unexpectedly generous and delightful. The space is relatively small and does not offer much privacy for conversations.
We had discovered this neighborhood gem 7years ago on a weekend getaway to SFO . Frances was one of the highlights of our trip and we have highly recommended it to numerous friends since then. The service, food and atmosphere the moment you step in to the restaurant is second to none. Looking forward to our next trip already.
Great! Best restaurant in SF.
Excellent Food and service, Tasting Menu is a great value allowing you to try many different items. Highly recommended looking forward to our next visit.
been trying to get in since you opened. finally was able to early. BOOK AHEAD. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
great greating, great staff, great wine selection, great food.
Definitely ,on the pricier side, but sooooo worth it. Everything was absolutely delicious, innovative and a mix of balanced textures and flavours. Highly recommended for a special night out. If anything, the white wine list by the glass wasn't the greatest in my opinion, but I am heavily biased against Mosel wines :-D...
I was late for my appointment by 17 minutes and they made us wait for 30 minutes because my table was given to someone else .
Ok - I get I was late , but I tried calling them several times to let them know , but no one answered , also no one tried calling me to check if I was going to make my appointment.
Michelin Star ? Not for the service or the expensive food with poor service and almost cramped seating space. If it was any mom and pop restaurant that sold $15 entrees, I wouldn’t mind
Their $69 fixed price tasting menu is one of the best bargains in cuisine in San Francisco.
We have been guests at Frances before, and truthfully this meal was a bit disappointing. The salmon was prepared beautifully, but size was a bit small for the price. My pork chop, didn’t live up expectations. Heavy with fat, a bit rare.
Overpriced for the quality of the food. Steak was not very tender. Appetizers were tasty, but again....overpriced. Service was good.
One of the loveliest dining experiences in San Francisco. Food is beautifully presented, balanced and proportioned and out of this world delicious. The tasting menu is quite reasonable and an amazing experience.
Delicious food as always. We especially enjoyed the bouches (cucumber, chickpea) and starters (corn chowder, gem salad). Also loved the market shots (plum, vermouth). Great service. Did not do the prix fixe as the kitchen was not flexible with regards to dietary restrictions.
Ma bouche was très amusée. All courses were inventive and delicious. It’s a small joint, a wee bit crowded, but with cheerful vibe, knowledgeable servers, and lovely presentation.
Everything was amazing the food, the service, the wine.
They were SO accommodating with my dietary restrictions. Service was amazing. Food was stellar. Only thing is that it was a little loud and noise reverberated a lot in the space.
Always wonderful, some of the best dining in SF