Superb food!! Worth the wait. Pricey but a great experience!
Spectacular festive food
First time here & I’m certain we will return. Everything is delicious. The little gem salad is light & perfect. My bavette steak was cooked medium rare & is second to none. My wife’s pork chop was exceptionally tender. SF dining is da bomb!
I was there on a second visit and my friends on a first. The food was just as creative as the first time and with their commitment to a small, varied menu that's extremely vegetarian friendly. While not everything was amazing--the panisse and fish fell kinda short--there are other dishes we're still thinking about days later. The thing that was truly the most spectacular was how well coursed it all was. Nothing came too far apart or all at once. We shared maybe 5-6 things, and we always had 2-3 in front of us. Just lovely. Can't wait to go back.
We ❤️Frances! It’s a perfect place to have great food with great company.
Food, service, location, ambiance always Superb!!!
We had the best table in the restaurant by the window. Very attentive and courteous service. The food was exceptional. We ordered a wide variety of dishes and desserts. Loved it all. It is quite noisy, but the food makes up for it. Will definitely dine here again!
I love Frances. This is mine and my partner's favorite restaurant. We go there for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. We love the service and the food. And now that they have a tasting menu we get to try more dishes than before.
This last time we were there the noise level was so high that we could not hear each other. The table next to us was loud, screaming at times, and it was obvious they've had a few drinks. We had to sit and eat awkwardly in silence because we got tired of having to scream at each other in order to have a conversation.
I wish the staff had said something to this table but apparently they didn't think it was obvious that the noisy table was ruining the ambiance of the restaurant and ruining the dinner experiences of the other patrons.
Superb hospitality with inspired cuisine from an ever-changing menu! The nonpareil service was seamless, warm, and attentive to every nuance! Our delight with the Tasting Menu was ensured as we revisited a Cavalcade of Frances’s greatest Hits! Yes, we left our hearts in San Francisco, but far more specifically ‘twas at Frances Restaurant.
Frances continues to be a treat every time. An actual restaurant, where you sit down and are served delicious food by friendly servers. Never fail to leave with a smile on my face.
Food was excellent and service was perfect!
Everything was incredibly delicious! Our table of picky eaters ate and enjoyed every bite! All of the staff was warm and fantastic, especially Ethan, who made our anniversary dinner really special and memorable!
Food was amazing, fresh and well made. Serving was a little to fast in the beginning for our liking, dishes arrived before the last bite of the former dish had been eaten.
Staff was friendly and knowledge about the food but didn’t know what grapes were in their own house wine.
We had a lovely evening and would definitely come again and recommend Frances to friends.
Mediocre experience at best - expensive but there was nothing special about the food
a great place to take a out of town friend or guest.. as well to celebrate holidays, intimate dinner or anniversary...
Our waiter took care of us, particularly considering it was my birthday. He paired the wines nicely, particularly the wine with the salmon. We got the chef's special and it was a good variety of very tasty food.
Love this place but looks like they changed front of house and not near the same quality experience.
Really nice experience. Wait staff was great. Expensive. Food was very flavorful and showed a lot of creativity.
My favorite local treat. Tried the tasting menu and things seemed to come quite slowly but I adore their staff and the ambiance is a real treasure.
Really exceptional food in an attractive but simple setting. The restaurant is small, the tables are small and close together, but the food makes the experience worth it and the service was good.
The restaurant provided great food and great service. Everyone in our party enjoyed dinner here at Frances!
Food was excellent. Dining area was rather small. Service was good. Overall a good experience, would recommend
Best food great service wonderful meal overall
We couldn’t love Frances more!
One of the best meals I’ve have anyplace in years! The small menu still featured adventures in flavors and preparation equal to any 5 star restaurant. Great bread, great soup, marvelous beignets, fantastic pork chop and creative peach pana cotta dessert.
It remains one of the city’s best neighborhood restaurants of the highest quality. The staff works like a family hosting dinner. The table service is beautifully designed and nobody is ignored. I love you Frances and thank you for being in my life for so many years.
great food experience
Waited nearly 15mins for an order of bread
We were looking for a neighborhood bistro after seeing HAMILTON. A friend recommended FRANCES. It was delightful. Food amazing. We cannot wait to return. Highly recommend.
This restaurant is absolutely amazing. I will continue to come back here time and again due to the incredible service and quality of food. Thanks Tara who was our lovely server.
3 of us chose the tasting menu. Except for the ending desserts, portions of appetizers n entrees were more like for two people rather than 3. Fillet mignon does not taste like beef, quite blend. Salmon was the best of all the dishes, but each of us has only one bite, portion is a bit too small. Maybe there were a lot of reservations later that evening, there were at least 3 empty tables, but the server was very eager to give us the check. Not a leisure enjoyable dinner that I had looked forward to.
Absolutely exceptional food. Stunning flavors. Good wine list.
As always, we had a great meal at Frances. The combination of a small but really imaginative menu, superbly prepared and presented dishes and wonderful impeccable and friendly service epitomizes Frances. Still our #1 choice in San Francisco!!
The experience of dining at Frances is always an amazing culinary delight! The quality of the food preparation and presentation as well as the combination of flavors and aromas are always a treat for the senses! This combined with the excellent service and relaxing ambiance always make for an incredible and memorable dining experience. We go here at least once whenever visiting San Francisco and we only wish we could do that with greater frequency!
Spending an evening at Frances was exceptional. We will most definitely return.
We had a wonderful meal here in September. Interesting flavors, balanced portions, beautiful presentation, excellent waitperson and a relaxing atmosphere. It is certainly one of my favorite places to eat in San Francisco.
Fabulous! Can’t wait to go back.
They offered us a tasting menu, whose dishes were basic but well prepared: salad, some pasta,... the meat was good but scarce.
What a lovely experience. It so reminds me of our fave neighborhood spots when we lived in NYC. Fresh, modern, inventive, perfectly cooked and seasoned cuisine that is seasonally inspired and delicious! Lovely FOH vibe teh moment we walked through the door. The best tasting menu around - an amazing bargain at$65 per person! Hope to make Frances a regular spot, so close to us.
The consistency of this restaurant is outstanding. We live their good and service, we love Sarah and Joe. THANK you for being a San Francisco food landmark