Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:00pm-10:30pm
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.
Out of the ballpark flavors! Creative cuisine, lovely service. Get ready to drop upwards of $350 for dinner for four
Great food with a fun and casual ambiance. Can't wait to go back the next time I'm in SF.
Simply beautiful. Wonderful wine, fantastic staff, and of course great food. Could not recommend more.
In a word.....AMAZING. Creative menu, changes daily, great choices, good service, call way in advance for reservation. Well worth it.
One of my top meals in SF
Frances' star was a little dimmer for me on this visit. I've always enjoyed my experiences at this restaurant, but this time it was extremely loud, and the service was colder and less elevated than in the past. Food was slow to appear. It was over an hour and 15 minutes after we were seated that our entrees finally arrived at the table. We ordered bouchees, an appetizer, entrees and sides, as well as dessert, and each course took what felt like an eternity to arrive. At least, when they showed up, they were incredibly delicious and perfectly prepared. The vegetables are always outstanding, prepared with seasonal ingredients in inventive yet unpretentious ways.
Love everything about this place! The food is excellent, the service is good and fun, and the tasting menu is an excellent value!
Food is seasonal appropriate and extremely well constructed.
This was my 4th time at Frances and it never disappoints!
By far, one of the most consistently fantastic spots in SF. From food, to service to atmosphere.,,. Perfection
This restaurant was recommended by a friend and was extremely satisfied and enjoyed the meal
We went for my birthday after I found out about Frances through a EaterSF article. An amazing meal overall - some of the highlights were the incredible tenderness of the Bavette steak, the creaminess of the spaghettini, and the fricking delicious lumberjack cake. Overall, a lovely experience and well worth the money. Cheers to Frances!
Service was excellent. Generally very tasty food, except a few samplings were a bit too salty.
A wonderful restaurant with terrific food and attentive service
I thought Frances was an outstanding restaurant among the highly competitive San Francisco restaurant scene. The setting and the attention to detail is what sets it apart. Located on a quiet street, with a very small seating area, it feels right as soon as you sit down. They use beautiful plates, and fabric for everything on the table - including coasters, and the pillows add to the comfort. It's not loud and brash. The food is delicate, authentically prepared and served, and the wine choices are many. I'd give it a thumbs up in every category, except that my wife and I thought there was too much reliance on salt. With the marvelous ingredients used, the dishes don't need as much salt as most restaurants tend to rely on. We loved the tasting menu, which included 10 dishes in 4 courses. All full of flavor and well presented.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Was recommended to me by my neighbors and it didn’t disappoint. Food was delicious. I’m gluten free and the actual tasting menu had great options but they don’t do substitutions so I was able to create a great mix of apps, entrees, and sides for around the same price that a tasting menu offered. Great value overall!
Frances is a long-time, San Francisco gem. I've eaten here several times and I feel it continues to be even better each time. I love taking visitors here and also loved ones for special occasions.
The Service was great. The staff couldn't have been more personable, friendly, and efficient.
Good selection of wine and beers for a small restaurant.
The Tasting Menu was very tasty and very creative. We had a good time and will go back.
Fabulous food and impeccable service. Would come again in a heart beat!
Food and cocktails were great. We had the fixed menu consisting of 10 courses. Sounds like to a lot of food, but the portions were perfectly manageable. The one drawback is how closely they placed the tables. You are literally just inches from the table next to you. The waiters had to move chairs or reach awkwardly just to clear plates from a 2 person table. And it was very hard to tune out the conversations of the people on both sides of us. I think next time, we'll try for counter spots. At least then we can sort of angle in and huddle to have a private conversation.
Food was great!
The most tender pork chop I’ve ever had! We enjoyed every bite if everything we ordered.
Still got it after all these years. No let-up in quality. Impressive.
Fantastic dinner and server! Highly recommend!
Amazing service, very good to great food, tables way too close together
The dishes were creative and had the freshest ingredients, except everything was too salty, which ruined the taste.
Do the tasting menu!!
Tried the tasting menu and everything was delicious.
I highly recommend Frances. Ofcorse food is always amazing but servers are kind and attentive as well. I love panisse frites, gem salad and stake.
Here for the 4th time. Did not disappoint. First time trying the fixed price tasting menu. Great selections. Got an extra dessert anyway. Do not miss the seasonal pavlova.
Just great in every way! Creative menu, absolutely delicious. Great service and a lovely interior.
Wow. What a great evening. Service team helped ensure we had a wonderful experience with thoughtful suggestions. Food was outstanding, especially the spaghettini
Extraordinary birthday dinner at the always perfect Frances. Their flavors, in particular the pasta, are as interesting and delicious as you’ll find. Highest recommendation!
We had originally wanted to celebrate my son's birthday at Octavia, but since that restaurant was rented out for the evening, we ended up at its 'sister' Frances. We were not disappointed; we enjoyed the chickpea fritters, the salmon, and the veggie risotto as well as the luscious Negroni. However, the signature lumberjack cake was dry and simply a renamed version (and not the tastiest one) of Queen Elizabeth cake, which I've had numerous times before. Other than that, it was a lovely evening with terrific service.
We go to Frances every few months for the last 4 years. Food was good although the melon with burrata for $18.00 was a bit of joke- we couldn't find the burrata and after some digging found the meager tablespoon of it underneath the melon.
Our waitress was lovely and the manager stern and gruff as per usual.
We had the little gem salad to start. Then we had salmon and the pork chop
Perfectly dressed and perfectly cooked.
Strawberry tart to die for.
I've been to Frances a couple of times in the past, but hadn't been in about three years. I took my partner there last night, hoping it would be as good as I remembered. If anything, it was even better!
We shared the bacon beignets (which are light and as good as they sound), the spaghettini with sungold tomatoes and uni butter (perfectly cooked housemade noodles with just enough creamy sauce. It had a nice touch of acidity that kept it very light as well.)
For our main course we shared the pork chop, which was basically way better than you would ever imagine a pork chop could be. It was perfectly cooked, tender, flavorful... I don't usually find reason to be wax effusive about pork, but I'd recommend this dish to anyone.
For dessert we had an affogato (we opted for a regular one, rather than the "boozy affogato" which included a shot of sherry, and they happily accommodated.) We also had the strawberry handpie, which was really exceptional. Fantastic crust, and the filling was on the sweeter side, so the accompanying scoop of rose geranium ice cream--which I actually thought tasted spicy, like maybe it had cardamom in it--was an well-suited accompaniment. The sweetness and spice balanced each other perfectly.
Prices are actually quite reasonable for the quality and care that is evident in every ingredient and every dish. Portions aren't huge, but they're more than adequate. I'd rather have superb quality and execution--which Frances does at every level, far better than most of the hyped SF restaurants I've been to in the last couple of years--than large servings. Plus, I love to be able to try several different things, and their menu and portion sizes are ideal for that.
So much fun! Thanks for letting me share an experience with my friend! He still can’t get over how amazing it was
Great service, food, vibe, everything! Definitely going back!