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Award-winning

Frances

4.8
4.8
3567 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
At Frances, chef Melissa Perello’s seasonal menu reflects modern California sensibilities and focuses on ingredients from local markets, farms and producers in a casual, neighborhood setting. Named after Chef Perello’s grandmother, Frances is an ode to refined but comfortable sensibilities in both food and decor. Whether it’s the technique-rich, yet simple approach to food, or the open, familiar atmosphere and stellar service, Frances' honest, focused approach has resonated with customers and critics alike.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:15 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 621-3870
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Melissa Perello
  • Private party facilities
    BUYOUT EVENT Capacity: 30 seated or 55 standingWe will work with you to create a personalized event including a uniquely crafted menu and a signature wine experience. PRIVATE, OUTDOOR PARKLET EVENTCapacity: 16We offer a family-style tasting menu of 8-10 dishes and supplemental wine and beverage pairings. Email info@frances-sf.com to inquire.
  • Private party contact
    Samantha at samantha@frances-sf.com: (415) 621-3870
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    The Castro
  • Cross street
    between Noe and Sanchez
  • Parking details
    Street parking only.
  • Public transit
    24, 33, 35, 37, F, K, M, and L
  • Entertainment
    Instagram: sf_frances
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,567 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Californian

  • San Francisco

    Californian

3,570 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Great staff and delicious food!

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  2. buongustaio2

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at Frances was a great evening out, with great staff, delicious food and a very nice ambience. The bacon beignets are wonderful, the beets are amazing and the salmon is amazing.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for their first ever Mother’s Day brunch. First time at the restaurant, after my mom has wanted to try it for many years. Seven courses to go through for the preset meal, which was filling and tasty at the same time. Everything was great and would happily go back. The only thing that Was a little strange was the fact that out of three of us who ordered cocktails, only one of us was asked if we wanted another drink, whereas they simply took our empty glass away and that was it. Not a big deal since I think no one wanted a second drink, but something i noticed and not the best business model for the restaurant itself? :)

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  4. Molly

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A rare gem that combines the elusive combination of beauty, warmth, approachability, and specialness. My favourite place to take people I love.

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  5. HKDine

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It had been quite some time since we were at Frances. Seemed to be a slightly more boisterous experience. However that wasn’t much of an issue. More importantly the food and service were fantastic. Price points are what one might expect in a restaurant of this caliber but not outrageous. Everything was very good from the beignets to the short rib to the pork chop to the desserts. Highlights were the octopus in mole sauce and the lumberjack cake and dreamsicle posset. Definitely won’t be as long until we’re back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening at Frances, did the chef's tasting menu with the wine pairing and everything was excellent! The staff was wonderful, nice friendly, professional. Will definitely go back if I ever make it back to San Francisco.

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  7. NinaB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Always fun and delicious with excellent, friendly service.

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  8. yabtoil

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to be back. Food and service was amazing. Well done as always.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as always! One of the city’s most reliable

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The atmosphere is good but the food taste bitter and salty. Too much bitter taste make me drink a whole bottle of water. Don’t worth my money.

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FAQs

Frances is rated 4.8 stars by 3567 OpenTable diners.

Frances does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Frances

3870 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    between Noe and Sanchez
  • Neighborhood
    The Castro
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:15 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking only.
  • Public transit
    24, 33, 35, 37, F, K, M, and L
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Melissa Perello
  • Entertainment
    Instagram: sf_frances
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 621-3870
  • Private party facilities
    BUYOUT EVENT Capacity: 30 seated or 55 standingWe will work with you to create a personalized event including a uniquely crafted menu and a signature wine experience. PRIVATE, OUTDOOR PARKLET EVENTCapacity: 16We offer a family-style tasting menu of 8-10 dishes and supplemental wine and beverage pairings. Email info@frances-sf.com to inquire.
  • Private party contact
    Samantha at samantha@frances-sf.com: (415) 621-3870
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