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Frances

4.8
2537 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Frances, the namesake of Chef / Owner Melissa Perello's grandmother, is nestled between Noe and Sanchez on 17th Street in the heart of the Castro. This new addition to a bustling neighborhood hopes to lend a warm and comfortable space in which to enjoy its ingredient-driven dishes paired with a tall glass of wine. The menu changes frequently, ever-aiming to showcase the season’s finest offerings.

Frances supports the shortest distance between the source and the table, bringing its guests local, sustainable and organic products when available.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm-10:30pm
Closed Mondays.
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Phone number
(415) 621-3870
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Melissa Perello
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Private party facilities
Frances offers exclusive use of our dining room for large parties. We can accommodate as many as 36 people for a seated dinner and up to 50 for a standing reception. Please contact samantha@frances-sf.com for more details or to schedule an event.
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Private party contact
Samantha at samantha@frances-sf.com: (415) 621-3870
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Noe and Sanchez
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Parking details
Street parking only. No Valet.
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Public transit
24, 33, 35, 37, F, K, M, and L
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Entertainment
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Special events & promotions
Our reservation books are open for 30 calendar days. All available reservations appear online so if you do not see your requested date, time, or party size it means that it is not currently available.

The largest party we can accommodate is six people. We have only one table that can seat 5 or 6 people. 6 people is the maximum party size that can be accommodated in restaurant.

Reservations can be held for up to 15 minutes past the reservation time before forfeiture.

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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2537 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 14 hours ago

Great service and food thank you!

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5.0Dined a day ago

Perfect as always

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Une adresse à connaître si ce n’est pas encore le cas. Une cuisine américaine inventive et originale.
Les plats sont goûteux et le service est vraiment efficace et ultra sympathique.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great dinner and the food was amazing, as was the house wine. I wasn’t expecting much from the spoon bread but it was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent--It's been years since I've had a meal as outstanding -- in every respect. Not only was the food a knockout, but the service was impeccable and the glassware and pottery were lovely. We left just glowing from the experience.

The tables are uncomfortably close together and it was noisy, but the meal and service were so very very good that I feel a little churlish even mentioning anything negative.

Kudos to the kitchen and all the staff.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Love the food, service, ambiance. Wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

superb service and food...special night of many culinary delights!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve had out in a while.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Overall good meal, but lack luster on presentation and flow of service. Applewood bacon beignets are a beautiful savory indulgence and absolutely worth trying.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I have not been to Frances but have heard great things. It did not disappoint. The service, food and wine list are outstanding . The portion sizes are also quite generous. It's a great little spot and has a great vibe.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The space is warm and cozy, seating is intimate but comfortable. My husband and I appreciated the a good balance of attentiveness and casualness of the staff. We felt taken care of but not smothered. The food was tasty, fun and flavorful, we especially enjoyed the cornmeal spoon bread side and agree that we could eat that every day for the rest of our lives. Frances was a fun and tasty night out!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Consistently excellent. We always have a great meal and a fabulous time at Frances.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was excellent. Only negative was small number (4) of main courses.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fresh, local, seasonally inspired dishes delivered to us by a lovely wait staff. Fun date night, great food and drink-- what more can one wish for!? We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This place surpassed expectations! Highly recommend! They source local ingredients and change their menu frequently so I'm sure we'll be back soon. Their bacon beignets are to die for!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our dinner was lovely -- unique dishes and impeccable service

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. Would come back for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Consistently fantastic. Favorite spot in the neighborhood

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Love the food and the service. A tad too noisy...

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Pro service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

As always, an incredible experience. Excellent food and understated yet superb service. And bacon beignets.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I was thrilled to score a reservation at the last minute! The food was, as always, amazing. Everything we ate was delicious! Do not miss this restaurant if you are lucky enough to get in!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Delicious meal, but not sure it is worth a 5 week wait for reservations. Pricey...small portions, so you order many courses. But Delicious! Great service!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great value for all that we ate. Delicious house-made bread, chickpea fritters, creamed onion soup, pork chop, steak fillet, asparagus and Parmesan side and awesome Choco shortbread cookies. Lovely corner table for 3-4 and great service I’d go back.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was outstanding. Food was underwhelming

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We go to Frances every 2-3 months and each time, the food is delicious, the flavors are amazing. We never get disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Our dinners at Frances were most delightful. Lots of delicious appetizers that we enjoyed sharing and entrees that were generous and very tasty as were the desserts. We will soon be back with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Frances never fails to deliver on great food and great service. Plus, despite the small space, it's elegant and romantic.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was great the atmosphere was great no complaints.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Understated but outstanding service, food, and presentation. Love this place - if you can get a reservation! Appreciated the varied and creative vegetarian options (not just the obligatory single pasta or risotto dish many restaurants offer to veggie-centric diners). House wine was delicious, too.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Get rid of 1 table and you’d be set. You pull out a chair for a guest, not a table.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

My husband and I shared the Bacon Beignets, Red Boar Kale Salad, Star Route Spring Onion Soup, Five-Dot Ranch Bavette Steak, and the Dark Chocolate Pound Cake. Every single dish was fantastic, it's rare to try so many different things and have them all be that good. The only drawback was that the tables are very close together so it's hard to have a private conversation, and the noise level made it hard to hear at times. The food more than made up for the drawbacks.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

One of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had.
Cant wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We loved this amazing neighborhood restaurant!! Great service and the food was fantastic--such attention to flavors and nuances and complexity--can't wait to return!!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Delicious food and amazing service!

I hate the minimum character requirement for reviews on this platform.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I am definitely going back to that little french spot

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing experience

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Disappointing. The wait staff was visibly harried. The food was over-salted and over-priced.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Frances continues to be an original San Francisco restaurant. The food is always amazing and the mixed at Frances wine is still a great touch and some very good wine. A real gem that too many San Franciscans forget about until they remember and are rewarded for their memory with great food.

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