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3870 17th St., San Francisco, CA 94114, United States

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.

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Frances

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.