Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Calgary / Southern Alberta
  4. Calgary
  5. Downtown
Francine's, Calgary, AB

Francine's

4.9
4.9
59 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
Francine’s is a petit French bar created by bar manager Nate Wry and chef Garrett Martin. Showcasing old-world cocktails, spirits and aperitifs with craveable, tavern-focused and French-accented fare, Francine’s will transport you to late nights on the side streets of Paris — in the heart of Calgary.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (587) 226-2237
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Best Overall

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Best Food

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Best Service

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Best Value

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Innovative

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Calgary

    Best Overall

  • Calgary

    Best Food

  • Calgary

    Best Service

  • Calgary

    Best Value

  • Calgary

    Innovative

  • Calgary

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Calgary

    Romantic

59 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always happy to be back at Francine’s! We came for late night happy hour, but mostly for the French toast.

    Is this helpful?

  2. Joshua

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good price, definitely worth time and experience

    Is this helpful?

  3. TamaraM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so delicious… very decedent but worth every bite !

    Is this helpful?

  4. NadineM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is to die for! One of the best meal I had in Calgary restaurant. Service is amazing. Seatings are a little squishy, very warm room, loud music and a bit too smoky inside. But I will definitely go back. Such a great place! Must try! Fantastique!

    Is this helpful?

  5. Silvia

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow. We ate here last night and the food was incredible. As was the service. We had the cheese puffs, mini burgers, gnocchi and French toast for dessert. Most of the items came with this amazing brown butter and honey, which really added to the dishes. The cocktails were also very good, I tried the Francine’s 75 and that was a highlight. We were seated in front of the window and had an incredible view of the CPR atrium. We will be back.

    Is this helpful?

  6. bsurfs

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Francine’s is the place to be! Not only is the food incredible, the vibe is also outstanding.

    Is this helpful?

  7. JulietteK

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the smaller selection that enabled us to want to taste quite a few things on the menu. Just outstanding food, I have told many others about this place and can't wait to come back soon and also looking forward to seeing where and when you find your forever home! Fantastic

    Is this helpful?

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Took a bit long, gnocchi a bit over cooked, french toast great, olives yum, server nice!

    Is this helpful?

  9. LauraA

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best meal out that we’ve had in a long time. We loved the transformation of Meat & Bread to a small French bistro. The interior was beautiful and not too formal. The seating is bar or countertop only, but it made for a cozy experience. The service was quick and friendly; I loved being poured a glass of wine immediately after ordering it. Francine’s has a small menu, but this is understandable given the small space they are working in. This allows each dish to be made perfectly and almost to order. Agree with the other comments that the ventilation wasn’t optimal, but once we settled in, we didn’t really notice or care. The cocktails were outstanding, and we were impressed that they were carefully curated to pair well with the flavours of the food despite having different flavour profiles themselves. There was a good variety of cocktails to suit all tastes. When it comes to the food, each dish was its own heavenly experience - chef Garrett has mastered using flavours of French cheese, honey and butter in exquisite and varied ways. As stated in other reviews, the cheese puffs are not to miss for a unique and delicious sweet and savoury experience. We also had the ham and chips to start, which were excellent. We shared the steak au poivre for a main and could not believe the rich flavour of the sauce. It was a familiar favourite but with a touch of something new. The French toast is a unique dessert where the cheese totally works and ties together the dish. The experience was unabashedly indulgent and lovely. We are absolutely going to return to this pop up before it ends to try the dishes we missed. Thank you to Nate, Garrett and the whole team for a wonderful evening.

    Is this helpful?

  10. MikeD

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Although we appreciate a small focused menu, the menu at Francine's was way too limited. Adding just a few additional appetizers and entrees would greatly improve the dining experience. That said, the food we had was excellent. The seating was cramped and the chairs/stools were very uncomfortable.

    Is this helpful?

  11. Deano

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here on reviews and had and incredible experience with everything! If you haven’t been yet do yourself a favour and enjoy a meal at Francine’s you you will not be disappointed!! 🥰👌👍👍

    Is this helpful?

  12. BrandyTaylor

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Phenomenal food, seating was a bit tight (counter only).

    Is this helpful?

  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Great date spot. Every dish we had was delish. Small menu.

    Is this helpful?

  14. Fras

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calgary finally has a smart and incredibly fun new dining experience. This isn’t the run of the mill large restaurant group opening another location. You can tell the people behind the operation are incredibly dedicated and have creative passion for their craft. Don’t leave without having the French toast.

    Is this helpful?

  15. UnaL

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe and good are great . The cheese puffs are made in heaven. Love the details in glassware and plate ware. Everything was great

    Is this helpful?

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing . Jaden was too energetic but Kayla was perfect .

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, the best I’ve ever had in Calgary. Cocktails are perfectly balanced. Great vibes: dark, candlelit, fun, loud but not too loud. It’s a tight little spot but it adds to the charm! It feels like Europe.

    Is this helpful?

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did the collaboration with BarGigi and it was amazing!!

    Is this helpful?

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was incredible. Exceeded my expectations in every way. Every food dish was a wonderful discovery in my mouth that I hadn’t had before. Our server was so attentive and kind as well. A memorial experience I will not soon forget!!

    Is this helpful?

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was really great. The French toast for dessert was an absolute must. However the seating is extremely uncomfortable and you will smell of food when you leave because of the open kitchen and not very good ventilation.

    Is this helpful?

  21. Prairiegirlfoodie

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic evening out! From walking in the place felt right. Staff is wonderful, gave great suggestions for drinks and food. I wanted to lick the plates clean the flavors are that good! Had great conversation with the couple next to us. All around amazing! I’ll be back! Thank you.

    Is this helpful?

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Definitely a hidden gem in the city.

    Is this helpful?

  23. JoeH

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried a range of things - sharing them and we were very impressed. The gnocchi was delicious and the fried chicken was like cutting through butter.

    Is this helpful?

  24. MichaelM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and unusual presentations. Highly recommend it. Noise level is too high for someone with hearing issues

    Is this helpful?

  25. WhatTheCook

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If u want opulence with a side of beurre noisette then this place is ur jam! Perfectly executed food in a fun loving atmosphere. U have a direct line to the kitchen so can watch the magic unfold in real time. I will be dreaming about that peppercorn sauce for months to come and doubt I can even walk past the place without nipping in for at least one cheese puff with a glass of vino. Thanks team ❤️

    Is this helpful?

  26. DoubleN

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious - perfect amounts, great atmosphere, lovely staff.

    Is this helpful?

  27. Matt

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A MUST go!!! A truly phenomenal dining experience. Everything we ordered was 10/10 delicious and authentically French. The lactaid pill on the menu was a flawless and comedic touch! We cannot wait to go back.

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Krystal was wonderful. Food and drinks were delicious. Stools were not overly comfortable for sitting.

    Is this helpful?

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience at Francine’s! Everything was delicious. We will definitely be back and will save room for dessert next time - the French toast looked amazing!

    Is this helpful?

  30. DonnaP

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish an amazing experience. Service was spot on. Recommendations were all on point. I am still dreaming about those steamed burgers. Check them out. You won’t be disappointed!

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience! Every dish, cocktail and glass of wine we ordered exceeded our expectations. I love the sharing nature of the food and the unique approach to dishes! This is going to become a regular feature in our Calgary restaurant rotations - thank you!

    Is this helpful?

  32. RobfromBrentwood

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just amazing food. It’s too hard to choose a favourite dish, and our group managed to make it through the entire menu. 😋 Chef Garrett blew my already high expectations out of the water. The service was also excellent, and we enjoyed watching the kitchen team work together to prepare the food. Can’t recommend going there enough.

    Is this helpful?

  33. Kathy

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed visiting France for the evening! Our food, drinks and service were amazing! We will be back again soon!

    Is this helpful?

  34. allychan

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Last minute reso, food was awesome, staff were kind. Only one teeny thing was the lack of ventilation in the space. Otherwise, great time!!

    Is this helpful?

  35. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal. The vibes, the people, the food, drinks; everything was 15/10. Chef Garrett Martin and cocktail connoisseur Nate Wry have curated a food and beverage menu that is both adventurous and envelope-pushing, yet warm and approachable. Do not miss the cheese puffs, cheeseburgers, smoked sturgeon dip, and fried chicken. The French Toast dessert will evoke all memories of pure joy and happiness. Our server, Eluvier, demonstrated an excellent understanding of both food and beverage menus, the Pinot Noir was the perfect pairing recommendation. While being in the pop-up space of Meat & Bread, it’s as if you’re transported to a bespoke intimate space in Paris, London, Amsterdam. Windows are steamy, laughter is in the air. Whether it be a full dining experience or casual drinks and snacks, Francine’s will always deliver!

    Is this helpful?

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a late night martini and a delicious snack like the Ham and Chips! Looking forward to my next visit.

    Is this helpful?

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and great atmosphere. Service is a bit slow but very nice.

    Is this helpful?

  38. MikaylaV

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So impressed with the service, delicious food and overall ambience. Will be recommending to all my friends and family!

    Is this helpful?

  39. Nathalie

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, I wish there were more options to choose from the menu. Place was a bit Cramped. We had a nice time. Service was great!

    Is this helpful?

  40. SlavaP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good and nice place, I’ll absolutely recommend this place for my friends!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Francine's is rated 4.9 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Francine's

821 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 7N2

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo