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3870 17th St.
San Francisco, CA, 94114, United States
TEL: (415) 621-3870

Chef Melissa Perello spent her twenties collecting accolades at esteemed San Francisco restaurants like Fifth Floor and Charles Nob Hill. Within the narrow, black-and-white decorated Frances, a neighborhood bistro in the Castro, Perello changes her menu daily, but retains a clear focus on modern California cuisine featuring local ingredients. Frances earned a Michelin Star in 2011, thanks to dishes like applewood-smoked bacon beignets with maple crème fraiche and chive, and pan-roasted sablefish with summer squash, basil pesto, and tomato fumet. The house winesred, white, and roséare blended by beverage director Paul Einbund, and are a steal at $1/ounce.

Insider Tip:

Named after chef Perello's grandmother, Frances was built with the help of family: her mother sewed the cushions and aprons, while her father completed the banquette and wood finishings.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • BYOB
  • Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Monday - Closed
  • Notable Chef

Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau


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