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FRANCIS'

4.7
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144 Reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Spring/Summer Dining Hours:

We offer full service dining under our tent, Thursday - Sunday, 5-9 PM. Take-out available.

Al fresco dining on our patio reminiscent of Old World Paris at the beach!

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Our Executive French Chef was born in Brive, France, schooled and classically trained in the southwest of France, considered the gastronomic region.

He has thoughtfully created a plentiful, three-course menu with several choices of appetizers, entrees and homemade desserts.

Chef also prepares daily specials and Italian specialties, including Escargot, Grilled Octopus, Soft Shell Crab, Breast of Duck, Veal Chop, Grilled Lobster & Dover Sole Grenobloise. Chef uses only the freshest and finest of ingredients. All of his dishes are made to order and he accommodates any palate, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vega

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
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 144 people are saying
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vipLouisD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding restaurant on LBI with authentic French Cuisine, including the best toasted chicken my wife and I have ever had. And that is including Paris

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vipRUSSELLC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Francis did not disappoint. All was the way you should expect, food, service, quality, .....
Of course, you do miss the atmosphere of dining in. Now with 25% occupancy, if you can, request indoor.

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EileenC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent and beautifully presented. Sitting outside because of COVID is actually quite pleasant. We find the menu selections always interesting, not the usual ones you find at most restaurants. The chocolate teardrop dessert is special.

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viptymelyron
New York Area
292 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely evening outside with prix fixe menu, several choices and all tasty, excellent service and social distancing/precautions undertaken

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food with good options, friendly/knowledgeable staff, and comfortable outdoor eating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining site. When it started to rain, the tables were moved while still maintaining social distance. Food was excellent. Bread was offered with first course. Overall, enjoyable evening.

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vipJeanF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful menu, good service. Easy to reserve online, no waiting.

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vipFrankycal
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top 3 places on LBI for an amazing meal

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robertc
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a lovely experience especially in these days of the pandemic.
As always the food was superb and the service very good.
The situation of the outside dining was made very pleasant.

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vipFatKidLuvs2Eat
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding!! Every aspect of dinner was amazing - From the minute the hostess seated us to paying our check.
A truly wonderful evening. The food was exceptional and very reasonable. I would expect to pay more for a meal of that level. The entree portions are not huge. I thought they were perfect - but some may be looking for a little more.
Went back the next morning to pick up a whole cheesecake for home.
Don’t wait for a special occasion-just go!

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vipLisaL
Atlantic City
63 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love it and highly recommend.

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vipStevenS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very unprofessional owners wife she has no people skills, food was ok but everything else was not . I have been there twice and will never go back it’s not worth the money compared to other LBI great restaurants like La Spaggia, Yellow Fin, The Gables or Raimondo’s and more.
They should hire a professional manager instead of her. Do yourself a favor a skip this place.

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KathyP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Superb food, lovely atmosphere.

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carolineb
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. It was absolutely outstanding. The best on Long Beach island

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vipGymplayer5
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dinner. Everyone was well spaced. Delicious food. I was disappointed because once again they ran out of cream brûlée’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect from escargot and Barata special, sole was outstanding and the deserts were perfect tasty and light! This restaurant deserves Michelin stars!!

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vipmachugh35
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know the food is always going to be amazing here, and last Saturday night was no exception. From my citrus salad to my duck breast special entree to my teardrop mousse dessert, everything was delicious. Additionally, the garden courtyard was the nicest impromptu outdoor dining setup we've experienced during Covid times. An excellent night out all around.

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JaniceD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal, servers were so pleasant. They did a good job with the outside dining-just as good as inside! We always enjoy coming here.

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JoanW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! One of our favorites every summer!

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vipLBIBlondie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate outside due to the coronavirus. It was pleasant. I had the veal medallions and pasta which was excellent. My three other guests had the duck. They all were disappointed because the duck was very tough even though it was cooked medium rare.
They did report that the sauce was delicious.

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service. great food. will go again this week

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Swmbo
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. Loved the dessert. A little pricey but worth it.

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vipBarbaraP
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Frances' is growing on us. We all know that 2020 has been challenging and serving dinner outside at the Jersey shore cannot be easy.
But the wait staff at Frances' makes it look easy!! And the food was really very good.
But especially the desserts.....get the Chocolate Teardrop - you won't regret it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paris in Surf City! Delicious food, elegantly plated and served!

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, more choices than usual for a price fixed menu. Scrupulous in attention to covid 19 precautions.

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vipDavid
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service.

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vipGymplayer5
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy dinner at Francis. The food is delicious and the wait staff very nice. The only thing I was disappointed because they ran out of cream brûlée.

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Bruno
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice terrasse outdoor (important those days), awesome service, fantastic/delicate food from starter to dessert !
Francis and his crew delivered one of the best experience I had in years. Trust the French guy who was there :-)
Many thanks for this !!!

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DorothyW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant on LBI. The menu is outstanding and the food preparation is wonderful. I can't wait to go back to sample all the dinners on the menu.
I love that I can make a reservation.
One of the tables had a couple with their daughter. I did not realize that you can also order one of the regular dinners items they offer for takeout. A very large plate of pasta and meatballs was presented to the daughter and she finished every last bit.
Now I can bring my grandchildren for dinner. I can enjoy a fine dining experience and they can have pasta and meatballs-their favorite meal.

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vipLauraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great evening!

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vipHClocal
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and it was really nice to sit outside

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MikeG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Service was great, very attentive. We liked the pre-fix menu and the BYOB.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent

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vipHClocal
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinary delight.

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vipJeffreyW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Who knew that a gourmet, yet cozy and very casual, French restaurant was hidden in Surf City? Francis, run by a chef trained in France and his charming wife, appears at night right inside/next to a gourmet Italian deli. Not cheap, but a great BYOB value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent....

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vipNancyT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding food and service. Small venue. We were a party of 5 and had 4 different entrees. Every one was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Veal chop, scallops , flounder all perfectly cooked. BY FAR the best foie gras I’ve had in the states and it challenges any made in France. You need to dine here. Truly exceptional food. Desserts were made in house and wonderful. I was so happy with the main course that I almost passed on dessert. You will be happy with any choice from the specials or menu!

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vipSkirsch
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Adorable little restaurant with a upscale yet casual feel. There were four people in our party and each of us felt that the food was excellent. There is a prix fixe menu, but we were also able to order ala carte, which worked well. This is a special occasion restaurant based on the prices, which are on the high side. The 3 course prix fixe menu was $48, which includes a salad or appetizer, entrée and desert. There were specials which were very expensive, but were very good size portions and great quality of food. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something special. This is a BYOB.

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reneew
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food on Lbi. Always delicious
We had duck, steak , foi Gra each was superb
Can’t go wrong
BYOB

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JerZguy
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious, though pricey. Place is small, so you need to book early. BYOB.

FAQs

FRANCIS' offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 361-0506.

FRANCIS' is rated 4.7 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.