Frenchie

4.4
507 reviews
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Contemporary French
Frenchie is a sit down casual, easygoing neighborhood wine bar accompanying people in their everyday lives. It is a space to meet, share and savor life, so people can relax with friends while enjoying a French inspired menu.

We offer a range of small plates, hot and cold, which remix French classics - Escargot toasts, Steak Tartare, Tartines, Tuna Tartare, Foie Gras, Steak Frites, Salads, along with Cheese and Charcuterie boards and French desserts: Crêpes, Mousse au Chocolat, Crème Brûlée... Everything is made in house with love, we start from scratch everyday and use only local produces.

The star of our drink menu is definitely the wine, more than 30 references by the glass! But we also serve beers, ciders and cocktails crafted by our mixologists.

We are located in our beloved South End in Boston, MA.

Talk. Sip. Bite. Repeat.
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MS
New England
164 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This neighborhood bistro has changed ownership many times, but I like the way things are working out now. the food is very well-prepared and delicious, judging by my meal of cold cucumber, avocado and crab soup, and a delicious duck with grapes. My only complaint was the noise level -- we sat out back in the glassed-in "conservatory," a space I love -- but it was impossible to have a quiet conversation there, and the din in the main room (we had a table around 6 PM on a tuesday night) seemed just as great. We will be back for the food, but this is a happening place, too noisy for relaxed conversation.

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OT
New England
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mediocre at best. Third try. Probably won’t be back. Servers are great. Food not so much.

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PE
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a very good Eggs Benedict at Frenchie’s but I wanted a Bloody Mary to go with it. Unfortunately, the Bloody Mary was definitely not recommended by my friends who had arrived earlier. Frenchies was out of olives but more importantly the formula for Bloody Mary’s needs reworking. It was watery, not spicy, and had no olives. I ordered wine instead.
Still, we had a good table in the front that cut down on the noise level and afforded us a good space for Easter Brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good and authentic french food. You actually feel you are like in a small brasserie in Paris.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The creamy onion soup and foie gras were great. Steak frites arrived cold and uninspired. Chicken and Salmon accompaniments equally uninspired. Creme brûlée tasty as was orange olive oil cake. Music not suitable to French bistro-loud top 20 and distracting spoiled it from the get go. Service great.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Cocktail served without a single garnish. Just a murky drink in a glass.
Gem salad was so horribly dressed (perhaps no dressing at all or a chef error ?) that we sent it back because it was so poorly seasoned.

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AL
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so cute! Sat outside and it was such a nice day. Food and drinks were delicious!

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal. However, incredibly bad service. Rude waitress who was unaccommodating with food allergies.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Uncomfortably hot

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U
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frenchie can always be counted on for a realky great night out. After living in Paris for 2 years, I am a little picky about cheese ;-) But the staff at Frenchie knows their cheese and their wine and the pairings are always perfect. Beautiful food, beautiful place, lovely people.

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A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best. But quite loud in garden room.

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AR
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Frenchie has a very cube ambience, and for simple food, its nice. But it's not a spot I would recommend if you are looking for French food.

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overall, it was not a great dining experience. The space is OK, but does not in any way feel like a cozy French bistro (and the dance music playing didn't help). The place doesn't have a full liquor license, so getting the cocktail we wanted wasn't possible and the one we settled for was weak and weird. The food was a bit hit or miss: great mussels, OK Brussels sprouts, sad steak frites and awful arigot. Our bus person was attentive, efficient and personable; wish I could say the same for our waitress. Bottom line: you can find a better dinner for the same price (or less) in the neighborhood.

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f
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was spectacular. I enjoyed the escargot toast the most. The rose wine was also excellent. The only bad thing is the seating is a little too close.

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DF
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food! Lovely menu. Dining experience, setting and service all a little sub par for this quality of food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is just super!!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Staff was pushy and was rushing us out when we weren’t ready.

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HM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I got brunch at Frenchie, and it was a great experience. The meals were very reasonably priced, and the ambience was very cute and quaint. They have an Alice in Wonderland theme on their menus which gives an elegant vibe.

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MJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Coc au vin was delicious. The boneless chicken entree and the wine list were good. Cozy settimg but kind of loud; definitely not a place to go for conversation.

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s
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friend and I chose to stay sitting at the bar and gave up our table. The hostess was actually really thankful and appreciated it since other customers were looking to get a table. Sitting at the bar was comfortable, however, the Irish bartender was not accommodating, attentive or friendly. I felt like I was asking a favor for a drink or to order our meal. That being said, the selection of drinks was great. We had oysters, brussel sprouts and the Branzino for two. Everything tasted amazing. I would go back again but sit at our table next time.

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v
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were good, however the table was sticky and dirty. The bathroom was clogged and not maintained

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TD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and a beautiful little seating area in the back. Unique and delicious food options.

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HA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Good food, good prices, but staff friendliness was lacking.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and people

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L
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted warmly, seated quickly, apps were delicious, wine list was very good, dinner (fish) was also exceptional. Nice experience

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A
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The only complaint we had was that the salad had wet lettuce and should have been dried so the dressing would be able to stick. Otherwise we loved everything .

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D
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Burned food. Fish listed for two is hardly suited for 1. Noisy.

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JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice, small and intimate. Sat at the bar and ate which was comfortable with an accommodating bartender.

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KB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun place and interesting mix of foods. No full liquor license so cocktail choices are limited.

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JS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service provided! Food was delicious.

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m
New England
58 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

excellent service. just delightful. food was ok. steak well prepared and good fries. apps were good not great. a bit pricey for the food and ambiance. it’s tight quarters but a little bistroey. had brunch last summer it was 5 star can’t give the dinner the same.

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LH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A delightful venue. We were well cared for by the host and staff. It was clearly an exciting place, with lots of energy and unusual choices of food. Very enjoyable!

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TB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service, ambiance and food! Drinks were delicious and we loved sitting with Irza our server. The other server who’s name im not sure of will make you you get the best instagram photos!
Best bday dinner in Boston! Thanks Frenchie crew!

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B
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This might be my new favorite spot in Boston. Loved everything from the ambiance, the food, the staff and the music! It was a perfect little hidden gem.

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SU
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere; entrees list was rather limited but lots of good options among the starters.

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MW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Was dissapointed in the lack of service and overall attitude of our server. Ever feel like every simple request is an inconvenience to your server? That was our experience. Also had no interest in having children in their restaurant and it was a 5pm reservation.

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L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yesterday I went to Frenchie in the South End for some brunch and I wanted to share my experience with you.

Who to recommend- Group of girlfriends/couples/chic older couples/trendy people.

Vibe- small French bistro. Cozy with a girly/Instagram-friendly feel to it. They have an patio with a sun roof that’s gorgeous. Reservation friendly.

Service- very friendly. They manager on duty even made a point to stop by the table and say hi.

The food- The Bruch menu is not incredibly extensive but the items they have are solid. Crepes, sandwiches, tuna tartare, omelets, eggs benedict and things like that (full liquor license). You won’t find in here your all American greasy/heavy/ big plates breakfast; it’s a more chick-casual feel to it.

Price- Mid range. I had a smoked salmon toast + cappuccino and it was $20.00.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would recommend Frenchie to a friend for simple cocktails. Their food unfortunately we underwhelming and not having a full liquor license meant that the cocktail selection was limited. The overall ambience and service was amazing though and I would definitely come back for a nice glass of wine.

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LH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good. Very noisy and tables were very close together.

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MP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

food was amazing, beautiful restaurant. However my friend was brought the wrong flavor tea twice, and we werent seated until about 10 min after our reservation was set for.

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