Francine

4.6
819 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 819 people are saying
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaylorC
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience at Francine. Our server was very helpful without being over-attentive. The food!?! WOW! I still have an afterglow from that meal. We had the oysters and grilled octopus for our appetizer, I had the bouillabaisse and my boyfriend had the bone marrow fettucine for dinner. We chose the apple tart for dessert and it was to die for. Everything was DIVINE! Perfect spot for a special occasion or date night...I've never had a more luxurious yet comfortable evening at any other restaurant. Francine is IT!!

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AnthonyM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The service was very attentive while at the table but I always get the feeling that if I’m not ordering a lot of alcohol my table doesn’t get the same attention overall.

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vipSLYRC
Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu. Delicious food. Angelo was so great to us! Highly recommend.

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vipPtash
Phoenix
119 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite place in town

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AngelaZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful restaurant and great food. best calamari ever!

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MARCAL
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The only french restaurant with no french dishes but the “french fries”
It more an international cuisine than french.
Not the best choice for dinner in Scottsdale

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vipVita
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Although we prefer to dine outdoors where it is quieter, we chose to eat indoors with old friends due to the heat. Unfortunately, our banquette was between the bar and the window tables, and we could not hear each other or engage in comfortable conversation.
We had a similar problem at the company's Fig & Olive West Hollywood property.

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LewisD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My order was mixed up and I did not get my food until my friends were half finished with theirs. And the meal was poorly presented and essentially inedible.

I did demand that the bill for me be cancelled, and the manager did comply.

I would never go to Francines again nor would I recommend it. I am a regular contributor to Trip Advisor and have written over 150 reviews. This was the most negative review I have ever written. And in reading what others wrote, I am not the only dissatisfied customer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This restaurant has so much potential has a beautiful Bar and Kitchen The biggest problem is the service we sat for at least 20 minutes with no water or even a waiter to show up and greet us. The menu it’s really good and the food was is above average!! Scottsdale is a great foodie town not many French options in town though in this one could be a good one if they got their service lined out!!

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davidh
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic upscale french bistro ....

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DaveJ
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great upscale location. Good service, polite staff. As a personal note and preference, the steak tartare was too finely cut, giving it a ground beef texture. I prefer a slightly rougher cut to the meat. Overall an excellent experience and we will be returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was wonderful!! The food and service were amazing . We had the lamb and scallops . It’s a beautiful place to celebrate a birthday 🎂

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EricaJ
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love eating here. It’s beyond superb.

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vipLauraB
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Saturday brunch with my bestie. Our server, Ryan, was the perfect level of attentive. Bestie had the Boursin omelet and I enjoyed the egg white frittata. Have a few food sensitivities all of which were handled seamlessly. Beautiful restaurant. French bistro at its finest.

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ShannaD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! We went with a group of 11 for a bachelorette and we were truly impressed by the good and service. Thank you!

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TonaH
Boise
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience on the patio Friday night. Our server was excellent, very attentive, and made great recommendations on the wine (a rhone region red) and our food orders. We started with the beef carpaccio then had the bone marrow pasta, halibut, and crab ravioli, all were great. We ordered the apple tart and chocolate pots de creme for dessert. We loved it all! Thank you for a great night.

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vipkaterinak
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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TrinaL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great energy spot. Food was good but our dessert was made wrong. Someone put salt into our ganache instead of sugar. No compensation for that. So sad.
The halibut was outstanding. Cannot say the same for the crab raviolis. The beef Carpaccio was so good that I wish I had two. Our waiter was wonderful and informative.
All I can say is listen to the wait staff when ordering. Trust them and not the menu.

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MaylenB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful & the service was good. However, I was not very impressed with the food. It was my 1st time there and don’t think I’ll be going back.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, good portions, warm and friendly service all in a stunning, modern atmosphere with all the ambiance.

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vipMarkD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From service to the food, our dinner was outstanding in every way. Kudos to Francine for an A+ experience all around. My wife and I will be back soon. Thanks so much.

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MariC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, well-prepared food, served by an attentive and knowledgeable server. We enjoyed tuna tartare, mussels with frites, the branzino with lovely sides. Nice white wine. No room left to try dessert, but will next time.

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vipsteve
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time there..met/exceeded expectations; and will come back!

From the cocktail & wine, the foccacio, the mezza, our main dish (tableside Branzino under salt dome for 2) with the ratatouile and olive oil mashed potatoes to the pot de creme to end with dessert, all was outstanding!

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vipLisaM
Phoenix
82 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food and service are excellent!

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JenniferG
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun atmosphere. Happy hour was really good with the drink and food choices.

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jovanv
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francine is my favorite Scottsdale restaurant. It has been since the day they opened.

I love everything about it:
1) ambience
2) food
3) cocktail menu
4) food!!!

Try it, you’ll love it❣️

PS) hoping they bring back the grilled lemon 🍋 pizza as it was THE BEST PIZZA I’ve ever tasted.

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vipfloridanativ
Phoenix
105 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good service and good food.

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PatriciaM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice beautiful place, service was great and the food amazing!
On Mondays they have my favorite bottle of rose 50% off...

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blancaiv25
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!!

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hollyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the interiors of this restaurant. It's bright and elegant. The food was fabulous. The duck is not to be missed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot with bright, relaxing ambiance and polite, attentive staff. Service was not slow and yet we were not rushed either. Try the seafood dishes!

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JimB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were very disappointed, give the reviews that we had read. They must have been paid to write them.

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AprilB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good but small portion for the price
3 scallops $42
Waiter was uptight -
It was my friends bday, I asked if they did anything,
he said nope we aren’t that kind of restaurant-
Brought dessert with no candle nothing and then 2 mins later the table next to us gets two desserts with a candle on each.. hmmm🤔

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Have had the same waiter a couple of times and just get an arrogant, not patient vibe from him. We felt more relaxed when we moved to the bar after our lunch

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vipKathrynL
Phoenix
79 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We "discovered" Francine and now can't stay away. Everything is so tasty. Love the omelet om the brunch menu. The lobster and shrimp salad is superb. The room is so refreshing and light and it is a joy to be in.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience2

We were in the sun so we couldn’t stay and relax. We rushed to leave ASAP. Even stood up and moved and drank my mimosa in the shade a shame because love the restaurant and they had so many empty tables

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ChristineL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch, was not too busy. We had great potatoes and eggs. The french toast was delicious.

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AngelicaG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great ambiance, great staff, can not recommend it enough!

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Alexis
1 review