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Frances, San Francisco, CA

Frances

4.6
4.6
3180 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

At Frances, chef Melissa Perello’s daily-changing menu reflects modern California sensibilities and focuses on ingredients from local markets, farms and producers in a casual, neighborhood setting. Named after Chef Perello’s grandmother, Frances is an ode to refined but comfortable sensibilities in both food and decor. Whether it’s the technique-rich, yet simple approach to food, or the open, familiar atmosphere and stellar service, Frances is about sharing great food in good company. This honest, focused approach has resonated with customers and critics alike.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 621-3870

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Melissa Perello

  • Private party contact

    Samantha at samantha@frances-sf.com: (415) 621-3870

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    between Noe and Sanchez

  • Parking details

    Street parking only.

  • Public transit

    24, 33, 35, 37, F, K, M, and L

  • Entertainment

    Instagram: sf_frances

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • FXMP : A dinner series by Melissa Perello

    $110.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Chef Melissa Perello is back in the kitchen at Frances this fall for a series of signature pop-up dinners. With new dishes and inspiration from the growing season, we will be opening our doors on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for a carte blanche style farm-to-table dinner curated and cooked by Chef Melissa Perello. A portion of proceeds from each dinner will be donated to a monthly charity of choice. For more information please visit our website https://www.frances-sf.com/fxmp A la carte beverages and wine pairings will be available for purchase onsite.

Popular dishes

Menu

Bubbles

  • 2015 Sommariva, Glera, Prosecco Brut Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Italy$13.00

    • NV J. Lassalle, Chard/PN/PM 'Cachet Or' Brut Champagne$94.00

      • NV Lenoble, Chard/PN/PM 'Brut Intense' Champagne$22.00

        • 2014 Pierre Peters, Chardonnay, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Champagne$150.00

          • 2010 En Tirage, Chardonnay, Extra Brut Recently Disgorged, Carneros$112.00

            White Wines

            • 2016 J. Rosch, Riesling, Klostergarten Kabinett, Mosel, Germany$15.00

              • 2016 Maximin Grünhauser, Riesling, Herrenberg Kabinett Mosel, Germany$72.00

                • 2016 Diel, Riesling 'Von Der Nahe' Nahe, Germany$60.00

                  • 2007 Zusslin, Riesling, Grand Cru Pfingstberg, Alsace, France$165.00

                    • 2016 Birgit Eichinger, Grüner Veltliner 'Hasel' Kamptal, Austria$80.00

                      • 2018 Gramercy Cellars, Picpoul, Walla Walla Valley, Washington$50.00

                        • 2018 Biscaye Baie, Sauvignon Blanc, Côtes de Gascogne, France$14.00

                          • 2018 Daniel Chotard, Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre, France$80.00

                            • 2017 Jean-François Quénard, Jacquere 'Chignin' Savoie, France$52.00

                              • 2017 Arnaldo Caprai, Grechetto 'Grecante' Colli Martani, Umbria, Italy$14.00

                                • 2018 Elena Walch, Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy$50.00

                                  • 2018 Hatton Daniels, Malvasia Bianco, Ceccini Vineyard, Contra Costa$68.00

                                    • 2016 Tyrell's, Semillon, Hunter Valley, Australia$64.00

                                      • 2017 Margerum, White Blend 'M5' Los Olivos District, California$56.00

                                        • 2017 Ciro Picariello, Fiano, Fiano Di Avellino, Campania, Italy$65.00

                                          • 2016 Mas de Daumas Gassac, Viognier/Chard/Chenin/Etc Languedoc, FR$98.00

                                            • 2018 Champalou, Chenin Blanc, Vouvray, France$52.00

                                              • 2018 Triennes, Viognier 'Sainte Fleur' Nans-Les-Pins, France$48.00

                                                • 2016 Site, Roussanne, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County$70.00

                                                  • 2017 Henri Perrusset, Chardonnay, MâCon-Farges, Burgundy, France$17.00

                                                    • 2017 Tyler, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County$60.00

                                                      • 2018 Route Stock, Chardonnay, Route 121, Carneros$15.00

                                                        • 2016 Lef Laive, Chardonnay, Premier Cru, Puligny-Montrachet, France$368.00

                                                          Rosé Wines

                                                          • 2018 Roselito, Tempranillo, Ribeira del Duero, Spain$48.00

                                                            • 2018 Pascal Jolivet, Pinot Noir Rosé, Sancerre, France$14.00

                                                              Red Wine

                                                              • 2017 Château de Grand Pré, Gamay, Fleurie, France$68.00

                                                                • 2016 Square Peg, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley$19.00

                                                                  • 2018 Littorai, Pinot Noir, 'Les Larmes' Anderson Valley$150.00

                                                                    • 2017 Littorai, Pinot Noir 'Wendling Vineyard Block E' Anderson Valley$189.00

                                                                      • 2015 Beurer, Zweigelt, Stettener 'Unterer Bunter Mergel' Germany$15.00

                                                                        • 2017 Larue, Pinot Noir 'Les Eduens' Saint-Aubin, Côte-d'Or, FR$102.00

                                                                          • 2015 Michel Gay, Pinot Noir, Chorey-Les-Beaune, France$88.00

                                                                            • 2017 A&G Fantino, Barbera 'Cascina Dardi' Superiorie Barbera d'Alba, Italy$58.00

                                                                              • 2016 Les Pallières, Grenache Blend 'Les Racines' Gigondas, FR$20.00

                                                                                • 2017 Deux Punx, Cab Franc Sonoma Valley$62.00

                                                                                  • 2017 Catherine & Pierre Breton, Cab Franc 'Trinch!' Bourgeuil, FR$68.00

                                                                                    • 2017 Volpaia, Sangiovese/Merlot, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy$14.00

                                                                                      • 2017 Pax Mahle, Syrah 'Hillsides' Sonoma$114.00

                                                                                        • 2017 La Posta, Malbec 'Paulucci' Mendoza, Argentina$66.00

                                                                                          • 2017 Tessier, Mourvedre, Goldbud Vineyard, El Dorado$78.00

                                                                                            • 2017 Bedrock, Zinfandel 'Heritage' Evanghelo, Contra Costa$64.00

                                                                                              • 2018 Antidoto, Tempranillo, Ribeira del Duero, Spain$16.00

                                                                                                • 2013 Señorío de P. Peciña, Tempranillo, Reserva, Rioja, Spain$80.00

                                                                                                  • 2017 Dom. De Marquiliani, Syrah/Sciaccarellu, Corsica, France$16.00

                                                                                                    • 2013 Miner Family, Merlot, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa$112.00

                                                                                                      • 2017 Yantra, Cabernet/Merlot Tuscany, Italy$17.00

                                                                                                        • 2015 Robert Craig, Cabernet Sauvignon 'Affinity' Napa$90.00

                                                                                                          • 2016 Arnot-Roberts, Cabernet Sauv, Clajeux Vineyard, Chalk Hill$270.00

                                                                                                            • Cabernet Sauv, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley2014 Mayacamas Vineyards,$315.00

                                                                                                              Refreshers

                                                                                                              • Frances 'Negroni$12.00

                                                                                                                Cappelletti, Cardamaro, Miro Spanish VermouthCappelletti, Cardamaro, Miro Spanish Vermouth

                                                                                                                • Sparkling Castro Cocktail$12.00

                                                                                                                  Blackberry, Prosecco, Lemon Peel

                                                                                                                  • The 'G&T'$12.00

                                                                                                                    Lillet, Seedlip Garden, Jardesca Blanc, Q Tonic

                                                                                                                    • Agua Fresca$7.00

                                                                                                                      Sparkling Farmer's Market Juice. Non-Alcoholic. House-made

                                                                                                                      • Market Shots

                                                                                                                        Whatever we find at the market gets juiced, spiced and spiked

                                                                                                                        • 3 oz$3.00

                                                                                                                      Beer

                                                                                                                        On Tap

                                                                                                                        • Fieldwork, Hazy IPA 'Juicy Mane' Berkeley, CA$7.00

                                                                                                                          In Bottle or Can

                                                                                                                          • Fort Point, Kolsch Style Ale 'KSA' San Francisco

                                                                                                                            • 355 ml$6.00
                                                                                                                          • Prairie Artisan Ales, Farmhouse Ale Krebs, OK

                                                                                                                            • 355 ml$8.00
                                                                                                                          • Mikkeller Brewing, Oatmeal Stout 'Beer Geek Breakfast' San Diego, CA

                                                                                                                            • 473 ml$10.00
                                                                                                                          • Far West Cider Co., Cider 'Proper Dry' San Joaquin, CA

                                                                                                                            • 500 ml$21.00
                                                                                                                          • Einbecker Non-Alcoholic Pils, Germany

                                                                                                                            • 473 ml$7.00

                                                                                                                          Half Bottles

                                                                                                                          • NV Drappier, Pinot Noir 'Carte d'Or' Brut Urville, Champagne

                                                                                                                            • 375 ml$64.00
                                                                                                                          • NV Lanson, PN/Chard/PM, 'Rose Label' Brut Rosé Champagne, France

                                                                                                                            • 375 ml$78.00
                                                                                                                          • 2016 Peay, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

                                                                                                                            • 375 ml$78.00
                                                                                                                          • 2017 Cristom, Pinot Noir 'Mt. Jefferson Cuvée' Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                                                                                                            • 375 ml$49.00
                                                                                                                          • 2006 Lopez de Heredia, Tempranillo 'Viña Tondonia' Rioja, Spain

                                                                                                                            • 375 ml$68.00
                                                                                                                          • 2015 Château de Bellevue, Merlot/Cab, Franc, Lussac St.-Émilion, France

                                                                                                                            • 375 ml$42.00

                                                                                                                          House Wines

                                                                                                                          These fresh and delicious wines are a collaboration with Miraflores Winery. Pay for what you drink

                                                                                                                          • Frances Red or White Wine

                                                                                                                            • per oz.$1.80

                                                                                                                          Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                                                          What 3,180 people are saying

                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                          4.6
                                                                                                                          4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                          • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                          • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                          • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                            PaulN

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                            Excellent food but the FXMP menu extremely small portions and so very overpriced. Waiter did not mention bread was available but only on request so we missed out. Noisy to the point we could not clearly here the waiter converse. Cup of black coffee 6 bucks extra. With tip and wine pairings about 400 bucks out the door (for two) G ood creative menu but nothing that justifies that price point.

                                                                                                                          2. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Always love Frances. The go

                                                                                                                          3. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            135 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            135 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Have you ever had such a good restaurant experience that you wake up the next morning still thinking about the creativity of the dishes and genius of the sommelier’s wine pairing? That’s really the best way to describe our experience last night at our neighborhood favorite, Frances. It’s so nice to see some of the old wait staff still working with Chef Melissa, and so wonderful that this pop-up has brought back amazing cuisine to our area. The scallops could not have been prepared and cooked better, the lumache was extraordinary, and the duck leg with coraline chickories was sublime. We hope to come back again soon to celebrate our next special occasion!

                                                                                                                          4. h

                                                                                                                            hilaru

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Frances and were so happy to be dining there again! The only negative was that since the bday boy is sometimes fussy about seafood, I requested substitutions for the seafood dishes, upon being asked about dietary considerations on the phone. Instead of substitutions, the dishes were just brought out without the seafood--more a subtraction than a substitution. Anyway, I shared my scallops and it was still a fabulous meal! Thanks so much...

                                                                                                                          5. p

                                                                                                                            petec

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                            it was ok, not great. the duck platter was unintelligible, the duck was overcooked. the crust on the dessert was rock-hard, the mandarin oranges may as well have come out of a can. the salads were fine but completely conventional. the meal was billed as farm to table, but that was nowhere in evidence. the reservation solicited our input about the nature of the meal (celebration), and the wait staff was attentive, but did not engage one word with us on either the food, its preparation, or its relation to our celebration. the beverage options for people who don't or can't drink alcohol were: water. for context, i am a very senior zen buddhist monk, i live alone, cook every meal w/o exception as norcal compositions of temple cuisine. going out to eat is a rare event for me, this particular event was billed as an 'experience' but that came out in practice as pure marketing.

                                                                                                                          6. J

                                                                                                                            Jeremy

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            I don't want to write this review because I want to keep Frances for us.. but this is our favorite restaurant and have not been disappointed by a single meal here in over 5 years.

                                                                                                                          7. SF

                                                                                                                            SFvisitor

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                            Food is delicious and service is good but Pre fixed menu not a good value.

                                                                                                                          8. s

                                                                                                                            sffoodie1

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            One of the best restaurants ever! Fantastic and fresh produce and meat in creative and unpretentious lreststion. A flawless and attentive staff including Mara., Sara, Scott and manager Molly!

                                                                                                                          9. SG

                                                                                                                            SusanG

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We’ve been coming to Frances for 11 of its 12 years and it’s like coming home every time. We love the food and people and feel so lucky to be here every time.

                                                                                                                          10. JC

                                                                                                                            JessicaC

                                                                                                                            Seattle

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Amazing food. Outside parklets were very comfortable. Fantastic service!

                                                                                                                          11. O

                                                                                                                            Owetsu

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Delicious…every bite is comforting and surprising, clean and mysterious, reason to dine out! Love devouring food created with care and finger/spoon licking duck-bone-suck’n good! I appreciate dishes that not only look beautiful but tastes better than it looks and highlighting the best of every ingredient, especially the vegetables. As my kids like to quote from Pride and Prejudice… “potatoes…such an exemplary vegetable!” And love that they have Hog Island oysters too. I’ve been away too long from this special place and hope to cross the bay bridge to frequent it more often.

                                                                                                                          12. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Simply the best

                                                                                                                          13. MD

                                                                                                                            MDMA

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                            Great pop-up, not knowing what the pre-fixe menu would be we were mostly happy with the offerings and they were very on point with our dietary restrictions, although some of the substitutes weren't as substantial as what they replaced. Overall we enjoyed our meal and were happy to be back to Frances, but are looking forward to when it fully reopens with a menu to choose from.

                                                                                                                          14. AZ

                                                                                                                            AndrewZ

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Really lovely meal- everything was prepared to perfection and every dish was unique with an excellent assortment of fresh local ingredients. Truly a world-class meal served with warmth in a clean and cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend for special occasion dining.

                                                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            It was my fiancé’s birthday and we had his parents in town we had a great time and all of us loved the food! I was vegetarian and the chef did great job to make my dishes as exiting and delicious and others. Thank you 🤍🙌

                                                                                                                          16. A

                                                                                                                            Aaaa

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall2food1service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            I have never paid so much for so many carbs. Very disappointed.

                                                                                                                          17. B

                                                                                                                            Brian

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We are so happy that Frances has emerged from the pit that was 2020/lock down. It remains a total gem in the SF culinary scene!

                                                                                                                          18. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                            Rushed us through the meal...until they didn't. Wine pairings not coordinated with the courses

                                                                                                                          19. M

                                                                                                                            Mike

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            This was one of the FXMP pre- reopening dinners at Frances--prefix menu with a portion of the proceeds going to a charity--for this evening to Meals on Wheels. The four course menu was sublime--both simple and elegant at the same time. Roasted Sunchoke Soup, Ricotta Toast with Chicory Lettuces, Grilled Filet of Flannery Beef and to close, Julia's (as in Julia Child's) Flourless Chocolate Torte. Each small course was perfection and the wine pairings were spot on. Service was efficient and friendly and is a big part of a delightful evening. As always an evening at Frances is an absolute treat.

                                                                                                                          20. V

                                                                                                                            Valentin

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Went here for date night during one of Chef Melissa Perello's pop-up dinners, it was one of our favorite meals of all time. Highly recommend this place, the staff is very friendly and the food is always amazing. Get their appetizer soups, they have the best soups in the city (trust me, my partner is a soup connoisseur).

                                                                                                                          21. PM

                                                                                                                            PascalM

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            One of my favorite restaurants in the world. Fresh, vibrant, California dining. Amazing food, service, ambiance. It’s got a local feel with exquisite cuisine.

                                                                                                                          22. NF

                                                                                                                            NeiraF

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Outstanding and innovative food!

                                                                                                                          23. YH

                                                                                                                            YukoH

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Her restaurants are all good. Tasty food, nice atmosphere and great service. Inventive but comfort food.

                                                                                                                          24. J

                                                                                                                            Jamie

                                                                                                                            Miami

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Frances is such a special experience and we are so thrilled they are back! The special menu we had on October 21st was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend trying to get a reservation for the special menu dates in November. A creative and mouth watering menu from start to finish and the Frances family is so knowledgeable, kind, and gracious. And they love to tell you more about the menu if you are interested. My husband did the wine pairing with each course and it was perfect! It was just the intimate dining experience we wanted to celebrate my husband's birthday!

                                                                                                                          25. p

                                                                                                                            pamf

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            Ate at Frances before the pandemic. It was our favorite restaurant . The food at the Pop Up dinner was just mediocre and very expensive. Maybe when they return to nightly a la carte dinners, the quality of the food will improve back to pre-pandemic levels.

                                                                                                                          26. EC

                                                                                                                            EiriniC

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            So happy that our beloved Frances is back! The prefix menu was outstanding, and so were the pairing wines and the service - a perfect celebration of my husband's birthday.

                                                                                                                          27. b

                                                                                                                            boysgad

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            A memorable and unique culinary experience without being too weird. Loved every bite as well as the visuals. Excellent, knowledgeable service too.

                                                                                                                          28. p

                                                                                                                            pieduck

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Excellent creative menu that was unfortunately not well executed - a couple good courses - the rest flavorless and boring - service perfect I would not recommend until it re-opens on a regular basis in 2022 -

                                                                                                                          29. c

                                                                                                                            cheryl

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            130 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            130 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We loved dining at Francis Woman Chef food selection wonderfully prepared and creative. Nice to see people from the past.

                                                                                                                          30. MV

                                                                                                                            MarkV

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            This is one of San Francisco's finest neighborhood restaurants. The cooking is sublime, the staff are attentive and warm, and the ambiance is comfortable and polished. Simply the best.

                                                                                                                          31. O

                                                                                                                            Overserved

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            182 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            182 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            The menus was quite good. we did the wine pairing and loved 3 of the wines and the 3rd, a dolcetto d’alba with the short rib was good but, not as good as the other 3. so glad to see this place is back in business!

                                                                                                                          32. DB

                                                                                                                            DB2020

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Absolutely wonderful. The dinner was fresh, delicious and always amazing. Service cannot be beat. Calm and efficient.

                                                                                                                          33. V

                                                                                                                            Vincent

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great food by amazing chef, must experience again.

                                                                                                                          34. z

                                                                                                                            zminister

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            We've dined at Frances many times and have yet to have a mediocre experience. The prix fix menu was great and we would happily dine there again.

                                                                                                                          35. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            It was incredible

                                                                                                                          36. A

                                                                                                                            Aredub

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            139 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            139 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            I'm so glad Frances is back. Our meal was perfect in every way!

                                                                                                                          37. d

                                                                                                                            dcardigan

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We went for the FxMP pop-up experience. It was spectacular! One of my favorite meals in a long while. We’ve always loved Frances, but I was actually blown away by every dish here. The flavors were so fresh and consistently delicious. We dined early, and I would recommend it before things start getting really busy. If you can, hurry and snag reservations to one of these pop-up meals with the superlative Chef Melissa Perello in the kitchen — we feel so lucky we did! (The waiter said there will probably be more in October and November) Thank you to the Chef and all the staff for the deeply enjoyable experience, I left in a better mood than I’ve been in ages.

                                                                                                                          38. SB

                                                                                                                            SalomeB

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on October 1, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We were there for a Prix fixe menu and it was stellar. The team made sure to ask us days in advance if we had any restrictions on our diet so they could accommodate us. Everyone here is so sweet and kind. So glad they are finally open again after so long.

                                                                                                                          39. l

                                                                                                                            like2eat

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            39 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            39 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            I was thrilled to be able to take advantage of the pop-up dining experience at Frances this weekend. The menu was fantastic, I didn't need to choose as the meal was carte blanche and I loved most of the selections, especially the chanterelle mushroom toast with creme fraiche and the paccheri pasta with pork ragout and cabbage. I recommend the wine pairing, it certainly added to the overall experience. Looking forward to the restaurants formal reopening. BTW, the outside seating is quite comfortable.

                                                                                                                          40. LP

                                                                                                                            LaurenP

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            One of the best prix fixe dinners I’ve had. Service was incredible as well!

                                                                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                          • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                          • Screening

                                                                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                            • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                                          Frances is rated 4.6 stars by 3180 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                          Not bookable

                                                                                                                          This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                                            between Noe and Sanchez

                                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                            The Castro

                                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                            Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                            Californian, Contemporary American

                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                                            Street parking only.

                                                                                                                          • Public transit

                                                                                                                            24, 33, 35, 37, F, K, M, and L

                                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                                                            Melissa Perello

                                                                                                                          • Entertainment

                                                                                                                            Instagram: sf_frances

                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                            Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                                                            (415) 621-3870

                                                                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                                                                            Samantha at samantha@frances-sf.com: (415) 621-3870

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