Pro service and delicious food.
As always, an incredible experience. Excellent food and understated yet superb service. And bacon beignets.
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!
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!
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.
Service was outstanding. Food was underwhelming
We go to Frances every 2-3 months and each time, the food is delicious, the flavors are amazing. We never get disappointed.
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.
Frances never fails to deliver on great food and great service. Plus, despite the small space, it's elegant and romantic.
Food was great the atmosphere was great no complaints.
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.
Get rid of 1 table and you’d be set. You pull out a chair for a guest, not a table.
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.
One of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had.
Cant wait to go back!
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!!
Delicious food and amazing service!
I hate the minimum character requirement for reviews on this platform.
Food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I am definitely going back to that little french spot
Disappointing. The wait staff was visibly harried. The food was over-salted and over-priced.
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.
Amazing meal. Definitely was worth the drive from Sonoma. We had numerous friends tells us about this restaurant. One of the best ever!
The food was delicious and the service attentive. The portions were small by San Francisco standards but the bill was not. There are many restaurants at this price point that are more satisfying.
Food and service is always amazing. Nothing fancy about the menu but the ingredients and preparation are quality and on point. Fav restaurant in SF!
Frances is still at the top -returned after a few years and the same great people are still there! Clams, and Black Cod were perfectly cooked-great choice of wines to go with each dish. Very good vibes at this Castro location. The very best service and food-Thank you Melissa Perello!
Went for Valentine's Day. The menu was great, really enjoyed the steak and the pasta. The dessert was a chocolate torte, my wife thought it was a bit dense/dry but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you, Frances, for maintaining your high quality for an all around fabulous dining experience! We have enjoyed years of special meals at Frances, and look forward to many more!
Stellar food, lovely neighborhood restaurant
We had a wonderful meal at Frances. The salads were very good and the tagliatelle was exceptional ! We also enjoyed the fish and the pork chops . The service was very professional and friendly. We can’t wait to return !
I have been to Frances several times and enjoyed it each time. This last visit, however, was a huge disappointment both in food and service.
Fabulous in every way — well, it could be a larger space, but nothing really needs to be done to this top notch restaurant.
The food was more unique than so many places in SF
The tagliatelle was perfect !!
Cannot wait to return
It's all very nice. But it's expensive, loud (why do restaurants have to crank the volume up?) and I left feeling hungry. Went home and popped some popcorn. The salad I ordered was underwhelming and forgettable, albeit clean, fresh and beautiful. The pasta I ordered was delicious but about 1/3 of what I needed -- and I'm not a big eater. Next time, I'll cook at home! The food's better and much less expensive and you don't have to shout to be heard or have a hearing aid to hear.
Love love love this place but darn it’s loud in there.
Kitchen wasn’t very accommodating for food allergies. With so few options, probably not coming back very soon.
After trying to get a reservation at this restaurant for months, we were disappointed in the overall experience.
The food, although very creative, was extremely salty. Both the chicory and kale salads were so over salted they were difficult to eat and the taste lingered so long on our palates that we were still tasting the salt hours later. The Black Cod was delicious as was the lovely, chocolate cake.
Parking in the vicinity of the restaurant is non existent, so allow extra time.
The restaurant is small - which normally makes the experience more intimate however, the tables are so tight toward the back of the restaurant that it is impossible to have a conversation without including your neighboring diners.
Food was exquisite, service impeccable! Will go back as soon as we return to San Francisco for a visit.
We have never been disappointed by the quality and creativity of the menu
Very tasty. Beautiful present. Charming, impeccable service rendered without ostentation.
Frances is pure perfection... from the food to the service.