Francine

4.6
682 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Acclaimed restaurateur, Laurent Halasz, behind FIG & OLIVE, brings his most personal project to date to Scottsdale at the Luxury wing of Fashion Square: FRANCINE
Halasz, who was raised in the South of France amidst the bounty of simple and soulful cuisine draws inspiration from his birthplace. FRANCINE is a spirited and loving homage to days spent in the sun and amongst gatherings around beautiful meals hosted by his mother Francine Halasz. Everything on my mother’s table was fresh, seasonal, and full of flavor, and that is exactly what FRANCINE will offer our guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 682 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place,excelent food

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VereniceP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was amazing! I have nothing negative to say .

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vipwendyc
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ravioli very light and flavorful! Salmon absolutely delicious! Menu offered a variety to choose from for all taste palettes. Definitely a hopping atmosphere and energetic vibe!

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vipVita
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice outdoor dining with an imaginative menu and good wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful ambiance but the food was ok not spectacular and very small portions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great! The waitress had too many tables and wasn’t able to be as attentive as we had hoped. No fault of her own. She was very pleasant and treated us well. We sat outside so the hustle and bustle if the valet made it loud but it was also fun to watch! I would definitely eat here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service
Delicious food

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KeithP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had lunch on Saturday; it was our first visit. I had Shrimp Fettucini and my wife had the Branzino. The food was excellent. We looked at the wine list and found the mark-ups to be a bit over the top for Scottsdale. We missed not having wine for lunch and the restaurant missed the profit they would have made on a reasonably priced wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from the greeting at valet, to the welcome at the front door, to our server’s sensational service, everything exceeded our expectations. The food was sensational. Our guests loved every bite so it made for a memorable dinner. Thank you! See you soon!

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viprandyb
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

5:15 reservation ordered entire dinner at 5:30 entree at 6:50.

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vipAmazing
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was really hoping it would be more appealing, like a Manhattan french bistro but the food was very mediocre with light drinks and not a super fun ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Definitely a “hey look at me” spot with all the Ferrari’s and all but other than that it was a nice place for dinner. Had a table outside and could have used some air movement of some sort with the parking area right behind you. Plenty of exhaust fumes.

Appetizers were decent but not great. Octopus was over cooked but the tartare was above par. Main course was outstanding and the service was spot on.

Pretty loud if you are looking for a intimate dinner but a great place if you are looking to be seen.

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vipDinnerwithfriends
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Amazing ! I tried the pork and it was absolutely delicious. Great service and ambiance.

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vipDebbieL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience2

It was the first time we went to your very lovely restaurant. Very pretty.

The crab raviloi was NOT very good....while the presentaion was nice, it really didn't have any taste and the sauce was very runny.

The scallops and halibut was okay. The mushroom pasta was the best out of all our dishes.

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drjanwo
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant for a special occasion! We read about Francine in a local magazine...and it was as wonderful as the review said! The staff is very friendly and attentive. Our waiter steered us in the right direction whenever we had a question. All of the dishes taste as good as they look. Every bit of any dish tastes wonderful, down to the toasted hazelnuts on the panacotta. We had the tuna tartar, petite green salads, a pork dish and the lobster taglierini. Overall, a GREAT experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our reservation was for 5 and we arrived about 8 minutes early so were asked to wait to be seated which is fine. The issue is many people started arriving and were seated while we continued to wait. We didn’t wait very long but a better plan for such occasions might be in order. We were seated outside at our request but in the sun. I asked for a spot in the shade but was told the seating was staggered and she would need to ask first. Eventually we were seated in the shade and from that point on the night was lovely. Our server was very good and the food and drinks were delicious!

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vipLisaS
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Matt was great! Food was excellent!
2 things that bothered me a little:
Busser scraping and stacking plates right at table. Dropping utensils. Loud gross and unnecessary Ugh pet peeve.
Table extremely sticky from all the sanitizing that has stripped varnish.

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DiningDiva
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch sitting on the outside patio. I had the Croque Madame and it was fabulous. It comes in a very large portion that I did not expect to be able to finish, but I did! My friend ordered the cod sandwich and she also loved it. We were celebrating a birthday and the birthday girl was given a wonderful complimentary sparkling wine with fresh fruit in it. Not your typical menu which might be a challenge for some, but I encourage you to give it a try.

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namastemama
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

good food but very slow service.

Francine
Responded 5 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed the food, but we apologize if the service seemed slow. We do our best when things get busy. We hope to see you again!

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vipannaz
Phoenix
111 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. I took 3 ladies 2 that were from out of state. Everyone loved their lunch. From your hostess to your servers Francine is a wonderful addition to the scottsdale restaurant scene.

Francine
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you!! We hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food could not be more spot on with the cuisine and setting. I would highly recommend.

Francine
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much, we hope to see you again!

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vipDianeT
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely and exquisite food!

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OhBoy
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful. Dinning room was too loud for reasonable table conversation.

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PaolaR
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and clean place. The food is amazing. The service was exceptional.

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vipJimmyT
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Can't wait to try here for dinner. Brunch was great. French Toast and Pancakes were awesome. It felt like eating in France only with bigger portions. A win/win!

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Rance
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our second time at Francine, first was a weeknight, this time on Saturday. We enjoyed the weeknight more. The restaurant is beautiful, hostess polite and efficient. We requested an outdoor table and waited about 15 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. The food was all good...well prepared and presented. Not outstanding but really good, solid cooking. Octopus, cauliflower and olives to start...octopus great, cauliflower flavorful but parboiled a little too long before roasting. For some reason, the olives took forever to arrive, at least 15 minutes after the other starters plus they were a bit salty for us. Entrees all solid, bouillabaisse, branzino, steak frites and mussels. The mussels were tiny, not the plump kind..maybe it’s the season but the meat to shell ratio wasn’t great. Flavors all good and everyone enjoyed their meal. No dessert for us. Servers seemed a little frenzied either not enough of them or maybe our guy had another table that took up too much of his time...the managers seemed to pitch in as needed but overall we thought the less crowded weeknight was a better overall experience. Overall we love the menu and the ambiance and will be back, just not on Saturday night.

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vipJennyH
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the grilled octopus! Service was excellent. Here on vacation and could not have picked a better place to start our week.

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vipAmandaB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was amazing just expect to relax and take your time service is slow but that’s a European thing anyway.

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ChrisL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was not energetic. It was loud and clamoring otherwise it was wonderful.

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KelseyP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for brunch and absolutely loved sitting on the patio. I had a cappuccino, the French toast and a side of the potatoes. The French toast was delicious, but the crispy breakfast potatoes were the show stopper. I crave these crispy potatoes and can't wait to have them again. I really enjoyed dining at Francine and will absolutely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our first time there, the place is beautiful! Great for a date night!
The lobster pasta was way too lemony and was wish the grilled octopus and steak tartar had more flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Very classy place with a unique menu . The staff tries hard to ensure that you are pleased with your food and the service. The Manager is constantly walking around the restaurant to ensure that everyone is having a good experience. Highly recommended.

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Camren
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. Service was very accommodating and the food was delicious.

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RupaliD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice ambience and atmosphere. Enjoyed the outdoor patio space.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The steak frites at lunch was chewy and just not good, especially for the price. The bernaise says was lumpy and not prepared properly.

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tamil
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, and the service was quite good. However, the servers were anxious to always "clear" the table, as if they were in a hurry for us to "turn the table".....The patio is pretty, and the evening weather was delightful. However, the patio is right next to the valet and neon signs associated with this open area....for the prices paid and the overall level of supposed "bespoke" level of eating establishment, the patio should have some sort of beautiful screen, and enclosure to alleviate the direct noise, and view of the valet. This can be easily achieved through more live plantings, that are tall trees, that create a screen, and continued theme of envisioning one is The South Of France.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Over priced, chopped salad was lettuce that had brown edges, scallions some corn, something else and dressing for $17. Carrot soup was good.
Did have nice wine selection.

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vipSharonP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant evening. Our food was delicious and service very attentive.
We will definitely return.

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vipDnino1
Las Vegas
25 reviews