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Francine's, Calgary, AB

Francine's

4.9
4.9
57 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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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

57 Reviews
  1. TamaraM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

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  2. Silvia

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

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  3. NadineM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!

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  4. bsurfs

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

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  5. JulietteK

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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!! 🥰👌👍👍

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  10. 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).

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FAQs

Francine's is rated 4.9 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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
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