Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
We will be offering a family style prix fixe menu for $90 per person and an optional wine pairing for $50 per person. Our a la carte menu will not be available. Please contact the restaurant in advance with dietary restrictions to ensure accommodation.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Magical as always! Such a special place to dine in San Francisco.
The sampler menu is great.
Me and two friends ordered the taste of the menu. Simply Amazing! Frances has become my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area.
Great service and amazing food. Every dish was very thought and phenomenal.
Appetizers were bland as was the special salad (little gem). Beef was cooked well but sides fell flat.
Cauliflower soup was not memorable. Pork dish was good
Service was excellent
A very nice menu proposed by a kind and attentive staff. I will certainly go back
We ordered the 10 course chef’s meal. The food was overall well- prepared but no dishes stood out as special or creative. Multiple “courses” were served simultaneously detracting from the dining experience as some dishes sat and cooled. The presentation approach made one feel rushed. The ambiance was ok but we had tables on each side of our small table with only 6” between them so we were sharing the conversations of our neighbors. Based on the reviews and our numerous positive experiences at the sister restaurant, Octavia, we expected more and were disappointed.
The food was amazing! Lots of good vegetarian options. The service was wonderful, and our waiter was delightful. The ambience of the restaurant is also cozy and modern.
The noise level was extremely loud.......not energetic
Great food combined with a wonderful staff made for a nice evening.
Food uninspired and often rather tasteless or too salty.
Just perfect. Best meal I’ve had in sf
Octavia sister restaurant better. Appetizers great entrees were too heavy.
The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Would recommend highly.
Highest quality dining experience. A must try for locals and those traveling
Seemless perfection , everything was outstanding! One of my top 10 restaurants in the world ... I loved every single thing about, the food was great, service outstanding, chefs sooo creative loved it!
Great service, great food - can’t wait to come back
One of our favorite SF restaurants because of its exceptional food and service.
New Year’s Eve
We had a wonderful dinner at NYE; the menu was exceptional and the staff could't be more accommodating and considerate.
The Tasting menu was phenomenal. All food cooked perfectly. A great deal of creativity. All staff work very well together to provide a great dining experience.
An incredibly gracious staff made us immediately comfortable without a wince at the odd wine choice made by one of our companions. They were very knowledgeable about the menu down to detailed ingredients lists for the member of our party with food allergies and made great recommendations. The food was stunningly good, and surprising in presentation and preparation in ways that made it a remarkable experience. The restaurant is small and we were packed in, quickly making friends with those adjacent to us and having some fun sharing discussion of the dishes. Not a place for private, intimate conversation, but they are overrated anyway. Interesting "by the ounce" house wine that was both fun and a great food pairing, plus considerably cheaper than the bottles. Definitely a "find." Absolutely must have a reservation, and they are hard to get. One of our best restaurant experiences ever.
We went to Frances for dinner around 8 pm on a Saturday night and was promptly seated. The restaurant is very intimate with tables very close to one another. This wasn't an issue but some may find it uncomfortable. The service was excellent in the beginning of the night and seemed to taper off as more guests were seated. The staff, however, were quite responsive once we pointed out the delay. The food, as expected, was amazing. Everything was cooked perfectly, full of flavor, fresh, and simple. Great presentation as well. Overall, highly recommended, just be patient!
Service was friendly and welcoming, our meal (the tasting menu) was both a relative bargain and absolutely delicious.
Would go back next time we’re in San Francisco and highly recommend to anyone.
Every menu item we ordered at Frances was delicious, although about half of them tasted exactly the same: rich and buttery. Between the panisse frites, the gnocchi and the spoonbread, it felt like we were pretty much having polenta cooked three ways. Still, we enjoyed ourselves, lapping up the roasted cauliflower soup and blistered bok choy. Be sure to also try out the market shots, a perfect apertif before dinner.
Delicious farm to table California inspired cuisine. Absolutely the most uncomfortable seats/table arrangement I have ever experienced at any restaurant - so bad that I actually wanted to leave before finishing my meal. Probably won't return for that issue alone.
We are never disappointed when we dine at this little nieghborhood gem. Food is consistently great, and the enthusiastic wait staff make it a real winner.
Had a tremendous experience: my niece who lives in Atlanta saw chef on tv; I was there- she mentioned she has a night open on business travel so booked on line and was grateful I was able to secure reservation. She, as well as me, was absolutely delighted by service, ambience, and FOOD PEOPLE, FOOD !!! 5 STARS!!
Having eaten at Octavia many times, we were thrilled to finally have an opportunity to be swallowed by the warmth of Frances. There really is nothing to write but one word: perfect. The people working, cooking, the food, the wine, the comfort. Perfect - thank you all.
Great food, creatively served. Fantastic service. Would definitely return.
Celebrated my birthday with a great friend. Frances embodies all of the attributes I value in a dining experience.
Tried the chef's menu for$65 a person and got a ton of just amazing food. Truly one of the BEST restaurants in SF.
Everything was perfectly prepared and very tasty
Excellent service enhanced the experience of enjoying exceptional food. We will definitely be back!
Perfect neighborhood restaraunt, delicious creative food, warm service, simple but elegant environment. One of our favorites in SF
Great service. Each food item had interesting flavors and textures but overly salty. Tables are situated very close together and conversations were quite loud, so not the intimate environment we were hoping for.
So great, as always.
Very nice food , original and tasty and the bread is sooo good . very nice staff and service. as always in SF, noise level remains high .
My first time at Frances and all of us were super impressed with the food & service. Tables were a little tightly packed, but the vibe was great! The servers were patient, kind, knowledgable, informative and fun all at the same time. Every dish (our party of 4 ordered a total of 10 dishes) was unique and flavors were amazing. Every one!
Will take more friends and out-of-town guests here whenever possible. Highly recommend!