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3870 17th St, 17th and Pond St, near Market and Castro, San Francisco, CA 94114-2030
+1 415-621-3870
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bavette steak” (18 reviews)
“beignets” (28 reviews)
“lumberjack cake” (14 reviews)
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3870 17th St, 17th and Pond St, near Market and Castro, San Francisco, CA 94114-2030
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are on a 10 day California vacation and have a 24 hour quick stay in SF. We went to Frances on a reccomendation by some of our best friends. We were not disappointed. My bride and I had gastric sleeve surgery last year, so...More

Thank jvleeuw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything was terrific as far as service and food. It was difficult to get a reservation and once there, we could hardly squeeze in the door to stand packed like sardines in the tiny waiting area/bar

Thank VeronaFan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm giving it four stars because it is a very fancy place, but not my style. Service was excellent, and Gerald and the manager were very attentive. My favorites included bacon beignets and gem salad (especially the croutons). The duck, salmon, and beef entrees were...More

Thank webbuzzard
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great food, fun place. Went here for our 10yr anniversary, very chill place, food was excelllent, service was great. Parking was easy. Will definitely come back.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Stop buying crappy sandwiches for a week and with that savings, make a reservation at Frances and splurge. Delicious. Daily-changing menu. I think I had the duck confit. The steak bavette looked amazing too. Great appetizers.

Thank monsieur-hibou
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Managed to get a table at this obviously popular restaurant just off the Castro. Small and they certainly pack the tables in. Pleasant staff. Small menu but good quality food. Bacon beignets were good but not amazing. Duck and salmon were excellent . Wine extremely...More

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing! The food was fantastic, an explosion of flavours and taste. A real experience! The team is extremely nice, too customer service :) We loved it

Thank Sarahlnduk
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I chose to eat at Frances to celebrate my recent birthday. The staff was friendly, we were promptly seated in a cozy table toward the window. I enjoyed every bite of my meal - get the bacon beignets! It was a nice, quiet, easy way...More

Thank Jordan A
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations for Frances but our meal completely exceeded them. We started with the beignets which were delicious followed by the steak and the duck with habanero jam. The steak was tasty but it was really the duck that blew us away. The...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This was our first visit to Frances and won't be our last! The menu changes and isn't extensive -- it fits on an ~8" square. Appetizers, entrees and sides on the front. Dessert, aperitifs and teas on the back. As others have mentioned, this is...More

Thank A M
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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11 January 2017|
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Response from dragonfly129 | Reviewed this property |
They have a selection of beer and wine. Get there early as parking can be challenging
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3870 17th St, 17th and Pond St, near Market and Castro, San Francisco, CA 94114-2030
    (between Noe and Sanchez)
  • Public Transportation: 24, 33, 35, 37, F, K, M, and L
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-621-3870
  • E-mail
very popular new American in SF
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