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Frances

4.8
2467 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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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Cross street: between Noe and Sanchez
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

In lieu of our normal menu, we will be serving only a 4-course prix fixe menu on Valentine's Day. This menu is $90 per person and there is an option wine pairing for $50 per person.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 2467 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Amazing. Don't miss it. We love Frances and we come all the way from Napa Valley to go here!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY-PERFECT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Consistent, well run with nuance and attention to detail. I leave happier than I arrived every single time.

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vipDinerSF (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Frances never disappoints from the food and service, but had we not sat at one of the side tables it would have been very loud and difficult to talk. With that said, we had a server who was excellent with suggestions and comments on options, and we were very happy with the selections. Nothing is left to chance here as it’s a well oiled machine of quality!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Such great food and service. Never had a disappointing meal here. Tables are close (really close) together and it gets loud. But the service is always kind and attentive, and the food is really spot on.

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hillbilly (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

This is our fourth time at francs since it opened. We live out of town but have enjoyed this gem on all our visits. I hate to say it but it is no longer what it started as. The first year it opened and we experienced it was magical. It has now become average. The service is still wonderful. I’m sorry but this was an average dinner with average food

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vipMistereks (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

I've greatly enjoyed every meal I've eaten at Frances (despite not loving their "signature" bacon beignets), and my most recent visit was no exception. The wild mushroom tagliatelle was rich and comforting, perfect for a chilly night. The pork chop was cooked just right (kudos to the server for clearly defining the levels of doneness the kitchen would provide for both the chop and the bavette steak), but the star of the night was my seared American Snapper: the combination of fregola (a faro-like pasta), olives and pistachio-fennel slaw was amazing. There was no combination of the ingredients that didn't sparkle on the palate.

I could quibble about the galette not being quite hot enough or the bavette being a little underseasoned, but overall, Frances remains near the top of my list of favorite SF eateries.

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vipopavi01 (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We had an excellent birthday dinner for my friend. The service is always wonderful. The panisse frites and maple bacon beignets are solid standbys. This version of the bavette, with chimichurri is absolutely to die for and highly recommended. Also, surprisingly, we dine at Frances and our bill is the same as many other neighborhood restaurants which are not nearly as good. So, while the food is incredible and inventive (the sweet potato soup with sweet potato chips, vinegary mushrooms, and rosemary rivals some of what they have at Atelier Crenn), it is also really good value for money.

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SFDiner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We were glad to have a table on the side where there was more room. The other tables are too close together and make for an unpleasant dining experience imo. Our server Jerry was very gracious. The savory beignets were delicious. Really enjoyed the tagliatelle with mushrooms. Polenta was also very good. All around an excellent meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Our experience at Frances was outstanding. We enjoyed exceptional food, friendly and professional service, and a stylish but low-key atmosphere. I recommend it highly!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
between Noe and Sanchez
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 621-3870
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Entertainment
Instagram: sf_frances
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Parking details
Street parking only. No Valet. The closest garage is located at Market and Noe.
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Public transit
24, 33, 35, 37, F, K, M, and L
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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
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Our reservation books are open for 60 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 and therefore, reservations for this table are made exclusively via phone.

Parties will be seated when all diners have arrived and can be held for up to 15 minutes past the reservation time before forfeiture.

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