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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!
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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
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
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.
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.
lovely evening outside with prix fixe menu, several choices and all tasty, excellent service and social distancing/precautions undertaken
Tasty food with good options, friendly/knowledgeable staff, and comfortable outdoor eating.
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.
Wonderful menu, good service. Easy to reserve online, no waiting.
One of my top 3 places on LBI for an amazing meal
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.
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!
We love it and highly recommend.
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.
We love this restaurant! Superb food, lovely atmosphere.
The food was delicious. It was absolutely outstanding. The best on Long Beach island
Very nice dinner. Everyone was well spaced. Delicious food. I was disappointed because once again they ran out of cream brûlée’s.
Everything perfect from escargot and Barata special, sole was outstanding and the deserts were perfect tasty and light! This restaurant deserves Michelin stars!!
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.
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.
Excellent service and food! One of our favorites every summer!
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.
great service. great food. will go again this week
Outstanding food. Loved the dessert. A little pricey but worth it.
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!!!
Paris in Surf City! Delicious food, elegantly plated and served!
The food was delicious, more choices than usual for a price fixed menu. Scrupulous in attention to covid 19 precautions.
Wonderful food. Great service.
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.
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 !!!
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.
Food was amazing and it was really nice to sit outside
The food was delicious! Service was great, very attentive. We liked the pre-fix menu and the BYOB.
Food is excellent
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.
Food was excellent....
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!
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.
Best food on Lbi. Always delicious
We had duck, steak , foi Gra each was superb
Can’t go wrong
Food was delicious, though pricey. Place is small, so you need to book early. BYOB.
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.