Fodor's Expert Review Frances

$$$ Castro Modern American

Still one of the hottest tickets in town, chef Melissa Perello's simple, sublime restaurant is a consummate date-night destination. Perello's seasonal California-French cooking is its own enduring love affair. Standouts on the menu include the savory bavette steak, honey-brined pork chop, and panisse frites. For dessert, the lumberjack cake is a perennial favorite. The space has a limited number of tables, so it can be extraordinarily difficult to get a reservation, except at 10 pm. Service is professional and warm.

Modern American American Romantic Service Trendy Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

3870 17th St.
San Francisco, California  94114, USA

415-621–3870

www.frances-sf.com

Known For:
  • Seasonal menu
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Tough reservation
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch

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