FRANCIS'

4.6
178 Reviews
$50 and over
French
We've reopened for the season! We are also available for private dining and catering. Please call us for more details at (609) 361.0506.

More About Us:

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 vegan.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 178 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
JR
JoR425
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to dinner to celebrate a family birthday. The restaurant is quaint and decorated nicely. The tables were spaced appropriately. Service was prompt, efficient and courteous. Portions were adequate, not over the top. We enjoyed the three course prizes fix menu which had a dish to suit every taste, beef, pork, fish, etc. The escargot, duck and flan that I chose were absolutely delicious. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals and the consensus was that Frances is a restaurant we will visit again.

DJ
vipDoctorJ
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night out. Food was very tasty and nicely prepared. We enjoyed our meals of Beef Bourguignon and Veal Tenderloin Medallions. Service was very good. Will be back again.

PV
vipPVdiner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience dining under the stars. Our food was delectable and choices were far from everyday!!Service was friendly. We think this may have been our best dining experience! And we are fussy

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and service, amazing food!

B
vipBhop60
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Delicious! Perfect service!

LD
vipLouisD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best tests on LBI. Great food and service. Debra is always a wonderful host. Highly recommend

SU
SUKI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We were not aware when booking there was indoor and outdoor dining. Nothing was mentioned when I spoke to them to confirm our reservation either. They had reserved us for outdoor diving...which we were not aware of and as it was windy, cool and rain was expected not something we wanted. We asked for indoor seating. A request that was declined which was frustrating, especially for the cost. The reservation process should absolutely be amended to clarify indoor vs outdoor or this should be noted when they call to confirm.

J
Josie
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent as it always is.

J
Jake
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and service

m
vipmachugh35
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic evening of fine dining at Francis! From appetizers through desserts, everything we ate was divine, highlighted by the veal chop special and of course the year drop dessert. We will be back again soon.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

When we arrived the hostess seemed surprised even though we had a confirmed reservation. The tent and also the inside lack any character whatsoever. Just blah. The waitress was a cute nice little girl and tried hard. But the entrees were just terrible. I had wanted the orata but they were out and i had bronzino which i have everywhere. I understand that they cannot control the market and that is fine, but i received one side of the small filleted fish. It was a small fish to start with and yet only half.
My wife had the black squid ink pasta which she described as overly salty. Seems that salt was added to an already naturally salty dish as it had all sorts of shellfish on that was salted over.
A very very disappointing experience. Not my first time at a restaurant as we eat out quite often and this was not even close to fine dining. Very lackluster. The only saving grace was the ice cream shop next door.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Great food, excellent staff, and friendly hostess.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

This was the first time we dined at Francis and was extremely disappointed. The reviews sounded so good we had to try it. We went for the three course dinner. I had the veal chop for $75 and my boyfriend had the duck for $68. The food was good but way overpriced.
There was one wait staff person taking care of the whole place and eventually the owner started working the tables who was dressed for the kitchen. It was complete chaos cell phones ringing off the hook disorganized a total lack of ambience. They should of comped us the $8 cup of cappuccino at least.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem on LBI. Can’t wait to go back soon!

AT
vipAmyT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Can’t wait to come back.

LD
vipLouisD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding kitchen, service and ambiance. A throw back to the fine dining in Paris without leaving LBI. And Debra the hostess is always welcoming presence.

CB
ChrisB
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is excellent. Might be the best quality on LBI

KC
vipKatherineC
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was delightful!

TM
TinaM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends recommended Francis' and I'm glad they did. This husband and wife duo really know what good food and good service is about. The restaurant is charmingly intimate and sets the stage for the delights to come. Our meals reflected the impeccable freshness and quality of ingredients Chef Francis is known for, as well as his exquisite preparation. Each dish was a delectable balance of taste and texture with a beautiful presentation. Debra, Francis' wife, manages the dining room with proficiency and cordiality. You know Debra truly welcomes you, and takes time explain the menu. Francis' menu is seasonally based and includes specialties of the day.

EI
ExIt63
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food & presentation was outstanding. The portions were a nice size and the price fixe menu was a plus. Will definitely be returning often & adding this to our top 3 restaurants on LBI.

D
vipDoesnotcook
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and consistently wonderful food.

M
vipMatt122
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was diverse and interesting. Everything we order was prepared perfectly. Service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely return.

s
susanb
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in and get greeted with warmth and welcome by the hostess to the waiter who is very attentive to our questions to the presentation of our orders. The best is yet to come when the pure enjoyment of the meal is finally at hand. No disappointments at all. Great experience to find quality dining on lbi.

r
richie
Atlantic City
132 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant punches far above its weight. A relative hole in the wall behind an italian deli ( same owners) churns out uniformly terrific French- inspired food. Plus its byo and $50 price fixed, with some supplements. A combination that's hard to beat.

KJ
KristenJ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Quality of food is nothing else like you will find on Long Beach Island. Highly recommend!

RF
RandF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed all of our meals at Francis and this one was no exception. The meals and the service were absolutely superb. I would most highly recommend Francis restaurant on Long Beach Island to all.

MG
vipMariaG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. A hidden gem on LBI

MC
vipMarkC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My girlfriend and I were waited on by the owner, she was awesome. She gave us great insight to the menus. We go out often and often to five star restaurants, Francis in my opinion is a five-star restaurant even during this pandemic. The food start to finish was absolutely excellent, we plan to go back very soon.

r
robertc
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Especially during the pandemic this was a great place to dine because of excellent service and food.

F
vipFrankycal
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Francis’

PL
PegL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service exceptional. Unfortunately, there was a large and very loud party next to us. We were unable to carry on a conversation due to this. We understand that this was not the fault of the restaurant. Some people are just so caught up their own selves that they become very inconsiderate and rude.
We will definitely try Francis’ again as the food was fantastic..it will help when we can sit inside too!

SS
SteveS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, well-prepared food with a European flair. Service was very good and the restaurant did a nice job of providing ambiance in their outdoor dining area in the midst of coronavirus restrictions.

LD
vipLouisD
New York Area
20 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

RU
vipRUSSELLC
New York Area
27 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.

EC
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.

t
viptymelyron
New York Area
309 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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 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.

FAQs

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

FRANCIS' is rated 4.6 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.