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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
I am so glad to have discovered this restaurant.
Excellent service! The food was amazing! Highly recommend the lamb chops!
Beautiful ambiance and absolutely delish food. My favorite place for ladies lunch 💖
Excellent! provided a great birthday celebration!!
A wonderful evening. The cocktails were creative, one included torching rosemary! Couldn't decide between bouillabaisse or a pork dish. The waiter suggested the pork, since it's preparation was seasonal. So happy I followed his advice. I savored every bite. My companion had the lamb chops and saved one for the most amazing breakfast the next morning. Definitely recommend for a special night out.
Giving it three stars just bcuz of our waiter. He was extremely rude to us.
I have been to Francine so many times. My absolute fav restaurant in Scottsdale. Management should pay more attention of hiring people . everything else as always was great.
Excellent food quality and terrific service! We ordered the omelet, the French toast and the egg white frittata for breakfast. Well worth the price! Jessie's service was great. We will be back for dinner!
Francine is my favorite restaurant! I’m from OC and loved Fig and Olive. This restaurant is even better!!
We've always been big fans of Francine, but tonight a little less.... The artichokes were not especially good. No flavor :-(
Unfortunately the music was getting louder and louder in the evening, so it was not easy to talk to each other at the table.
This is not a review I wanted to write. Having booked our table at Francine weeks in advance, I did not expect to wait for our table to be set when we arrived promptly at the appointed time on Saturday. As it was, they sat us at a fully prepared table near the open air kitchen. This was a special occasion after all: my wife’s birthday. I had booked Francine because it was recommended by friends, and it was our first (and likely last) time dining there.
The restaurant is unbelievably loud, and about 30 minutes into our experience, they appeared to turn the music up. Our server was pleasant, but she was assigned to wait on too many tables and therefore we didn’t have the experience of being well served (not her fault). The food was average and based on my friend's reviews, I expected much better. My steak frites was undercooked, the fries were cool, and the entire thing was underwhelming. The bearnaise appeared to be a small bowl of mayo with some tarragon. Unimpressive. Two of our guests had the crab ravioli and declared it unappetizing. It needs to be re-thought or taken off the menu. The interior design of the restaurant is charming and out of Architectural Digest, but there’s nothing to absorb the high decibel noise and music.
I came to Francine expecting a unique (to Scottsdale) and somewhat magical dining experience. What I got was average at best, and I’ll choose to dine elsewhere in the future.
Again Francine did not disappoint. Trevor mixes a fabulous drink. We went gourmet and coursed out our meal starting with the crab ravioli as an appetizer, their petite green salad which has fabulous red radicchio in it as well and delicious figs, then we truly enjoyed the rack of lamb and the duck. Both were cooked perfectly and the plums on the duck were divine. The gnocchi with the lamb were small but delicious. We finished with the classic apple tart which lived up to its high recommendation. The panna cotta was our least favorite but we were full by then! The prices may seem high, but the quality of the ingredients in everything they serve from cocktail to dessert is superior to most restaurants. We love it.
Amazing! Fantastique! Delicieux! Going back many time, for sure.
Beautiful atmosphere, professional stuff and delicious food . We love this place .
We began our experience with our server exceeding any expectations we could have had. He set the tone of our night by establishing an upscale but relaxed energy. We got the grilled octopus as an appetizer - amazing. For our main meal, I got the lamb which was delivered with a rosemary smoke glass which was removed at the table, releasing the smoke. My girlfriend got the bone marrow pasta which they brought out a bone to scrape the marrow into the pasta at the table. Everything was incredible. Will definitely be back to try other dishes.
Even though my friend cancelled, I dined alone and couldn’t have been happier. The service was friendly, efficient and attentive. The food is some of the freshest and best prepared in town. My branzino with the yummy eggplant ratatouille and broccoli side were both perfectly prepared. The Norma Jean cocktail is so refreshing and their other cocktails are creative though I always request any sweet ingredient be dialed back. They happily comply. Can’t wait to return to enjoy the rack of lamb with gnocchi!
Recommend by a friend, and it was fantastic! Staff was excellent and attentive. Everything we ordered was excellent and we had a lot of sharing going on . For starters we shared a calamari and an heirloom tomato dish. The crispy calamari is a must! Our main main courses were the lamb, the scallops and the fish bouillabaisse. All three of us said we wanted to go back tonight to try the items that were our second choices! It was a very enjoyable evening. We’ll go back for sure reservations a must! We were there early but by the time we got our starters, every table was occupied
Francine was overall wonderful. Our server Dusty was kind, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food overall was good but felt a bit over-priced for what it was. The artichoke did not have much "meat" on it and was 17$? Not worth it. The mushroom pasta and salmon was amazing. All the cocktails were great and the pot de creme was a wonderful ending to the meal. Would love to come for lunch in the fall or spring and sit on the patio.
Outstanding food as always. The Dover sole was fantastic.
I would like to recommend the place crying babies and fidgety kids in the back room, this is the second time I've dined at Francine and endured the screaming and activity of a large family. Other wise the environment is more sophisticated and enjoyable.
It was the most amazing experience. While it does drive a high price, it was worth every penny. Would recommend for any date night or special occasion.
Ambiance of the restaurant is great. The grilled octopus appetizer was delicious and my rack of lamb was superb. The wife had the bone marrow pasta and it was amazing.
The food is always amazing and the service is exemplary.
Had a great dinner at Francine. The space is beautifully decorated, is very bright and inviting, not to mention very open and comfortable. The staff was as perfect as you could want. Very professional yet very friendly. The waitress was always close by if we needed something, even the gentleman at the host desk would come by and tend to anything we needed and he was clear across the room. The food was well prepared and delicious. The menu has a great selection to fit whatever someone was in the mood for. I guess you could say my first visit here was close to perfection, so there is no doubt I will be returning very soon.
They have in my bio my favorite table, I didn’t know that. So when I was seated I commented on it was my favorite spit. She let me know they have it noted as such. Appreciate their thoughtfulness.
Food was great!
Love the ambiance and the food. I have always had a great meal at lunch or dinner.
The atmosphere, food and overall ambience was fantastic. I will definitely be back.
We could not find the restaurant. Whoever answered the phone directed us right to our destination. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.
This was our first time dinning at Francine. For us Francine was a nice place. The staff were welcoming, service was attentive but not overbearing. The interior is open and modern. I really liked the open kitchen so I could see the cooking action. All the surfaces are hard, so there is no absorption of noise, so as the place begins to fill, the noise makes it more and more difficult to have a discussion with your dinning partner. And on top of that for some reason Francine seems to feel the need to have the thumping of background music going on top of sound of people talking. As for the food. It was good. Everything was cooked properly. I had the boullibase which was good, but both my wife and I looked at it and thought maybe we were getting the appetizer sized portion. This was small, especially for the price. My wife had one of their salads. It also was good. But when we go out to eat at a place at the price point of Francine, I want better than good. I want to take a taste, have to pause, take a moment, and then say to my wife, “you have to taste this”. I’m sorry to say this did not happen. As I said, nice place, good staff, good food, but would I come back…… Probably not.
We really enjoy this restaurant prefer to be outdoors when we can and today we were. Even though it was on the warmer side the misters provided enough coolness for us to enjoy ourselves. Food and service were outstanding. We really enjoyed the sancere which was served nice and cold and tried the cauliflower appetizer which was amazing.
Top notch restaurant. We splurged and had the Dover sole for two and it was the best I have ever had . Everything was great food and service. Our waiter was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely go back!
Service and food were excellent, the design and ambiance were beautiful. Definitely will return.
As usual fabulous
We were greeted promptly when we approached the door. The hostess opened the door and welcomed us in. My first thought was the décor is beautiful! Our waiter, Trevan, made sure we had a fun dining experience.