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3870 17th St San Francisco, CA 94114
3870 17th StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94114
(415) 621-3870frances-sf.com
American Restaurant, Californian RestaurantToday Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 5–10PMWednesday 5–10PMThursday 5–10PMFriday 5–10:30PMSaturday 5–10:30PMSunday 5–10PM
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At Frances, Chef Melissa Perello’s take on approachable fine dining features a seasonal menu showcasing produce and products from Northern California’s exceptional farmers - all in a comfortable, neighborhood setting.
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Compact restaurant with hard-to-get tables serving short menu of market-driven Californian cuisine.- Google
"Also try the Panisse Frites (chickpea frittes) and Smoked Bacon Beignets."
"Excellent house red wine."
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Ying H
a week ago
One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. This place serves up some super fresh dishes. I've had a steak and a fish entree here, and both proteins were excellently made. More than anything though, the veggies here are superb. I don't know how they do it, but the veggies have a natural sweetness to them. Obsessed.
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Steven Callender
3 weeks ago
Ok. Had heard great things about France's and it's our new hood so lucked out on a table Friday night. Love the ambiance and the restrooms were nice (pet peeve of mine is the dichotomy between restos and how they manage these rooms). Anyway the food was phenomenal and our waitress pleasant. The killer for why we won't return? After great salads we waited 40 min for our entrees - 2 bavette steaks. Not rocket science people. No apology, no offer of an app to keep us occupied. Sorry but this is basic stuff given the wait. And guess what? I'll share this experience w everyone. Wasted opportunity people.
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Kay Alandy Dy
2 weeks ago
Creative food. Enjoyed the duck confit and dessert. Restaurant too cramped and crowded
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Arden Hardison
6 months ago
The food is delicious here. I recommend the duck noodle bowl and aromatic platter (beef, beef tendons and pig ears- don't judge until you have tried it). Portions are huge and decently priced. Don't expect the nicest servers and you won't be let down! Don't forget cash only.
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Mark Katzer
2 weeks ago
Fantastic meal, but our male waiter was MUCH more interested in the table with 4 gay men than me and my wife. We had made a reservation for our wedding anniversary and he really let us down. At the time, we didn't want to get the manager involved because we thought it would put a damper on the evening. We just tried to enjoy the wonderful food and ignore the terrible, border-line rude waiter we had to deal with. We'll be back, but I will request a different server. We saw the manager there, and thought it would have been a nice touch for her to stop by tables and see if they were happy with everything. I always think it's a nice touch when restaurant managers do that. That happened to us at Rich Table, and we thought that was so classy. It solidified the relationship; motivates us to come back. If that had happened, we could have solved the waiter issue.
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“All of the bouchees were excellent, but my favorites were probably the pork trotters and the panisse frites.”
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Corey Dejesus
a week ago
Salty, salty, salty. I have never eaten at a restaurant that I couldn't eat the food because it was too salty. Also, I couldn't even chew the steak-/so tough!!! Servers were great, but they were running around to get their work done,so it wasn't relaxing at all. Seating way too close together. Trying to make as much money as possible. Skip this place. There are hundreds of better places to eat
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Henry Shao
3 months ago
Been here like a dozen times. Food is always solid here. They have a special fruity drink every day that is often great. The wine by how much you drink is innovative. The food selection is sometimes small. It is usually difficult to get as reservation here. Service is always great.

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