Francesca's Bryn Mawr
This used to be a favorite place but my experience this week was very poor. Quick drinks, appetizers and salads then no waiter in sight . We tried to order a bottle of wine, various staff members said they would find the waiter, eventually he appeared with our entrees and a wine menu. Nothing on the menu sounded great but I ordered the pork tenderloin, tough and bland. The Conchiglia with ham my husband had was terrible. So disappointing. Hopefully, just an off night!
Very good. Service was good and food was good also and a good value.
I was looking for a lunch venue for a get-together with old friends from out of town. It had to be quiet so that we could visit and also had to have a traditional menu. Francesca's was perfect on all counts. The waitress was there when we needed her and absent when we didn't. We enjoyed bloody Marys and good food. They let us sit there long after the lunch people were gone. I would highly recommend Francesca's.
My husband and I had a lovely evening at Francesca's Bryn Mawr. The food was terrific, as always. Our server and the restaurant were very accommodating, offering menu suggestions and made a requested substitution.
Always a delightful meal here, great food, fresh ingredients, warm and comfy ambiance and impeccable service.
The food here is always good and reasonably priced. We come here after a play at the Redtwist theater and get a 15% discount. We always get the same waiter, Mat, who does a great job taking care of us.
New Year’s Eve
Good food and service, price point high for what you get, not necessarily great value
New Year’s Eve. We ordered drinks, martinis. And put in our dinner order/wine(with dinner) and our martinis came out about 8 - 10 minutes later and then literally right after dinner and wine. Way too quick. If we order martinis prior to dinner/wine. We should not expect that to come out right after the martinis show up. Dinner was then cold when we got to them. Shoulda been spaced out better. But drinks and food (once warmed back up) were good.
I keep coming back to Francesca's. The food, service and atmosphere are always great.
Wonderful food and excellent service. Always a memorable experience.
Our waiter was THE BEST and the food was delicious! Monday price fixed menu was a tremendous value!! Would go back again at any opportunity!!
We had another great meal and great service from Claudia. Always guaranteed a wonderful dining experience.
Great find on Christmas day. The place was decorated beautifully. The wine selection was nice and not overly expensive, typical Italian offering but very tasty and the service was very good as well. This is a real gem on the northside of Chicago.
Went for Christmas Day dinner and this place was hopping! Lively and just the right amount of festive cheer. Food is always good. Drinks from the bar took too long for table service is my only complaint. Overall it was great and I enjoy this location the most.
For some reason, the food is not as good at this Francesca's location compared to some of the others. It's certainly not bad but falls short of expectations set by the other locations. The service has been good the few times I've been to this location. But, depending on where I am at, I will drive the extra distance to another Francesca's restaurant.
The live music was a nice surprise
This was the 3rd year in a row that we have dined at Francesca’s on Christmas Eve. We love the live music in the bar area! Food was fantastic! Service was fantastic! Thank you Francesca’s!!!
A busy night, yet we were welcomed, seated, and tended to. Food, as always, lovely. Staff also great.
Brunch is the best value in town for high quality food
I've often come here for dinner, but this was my first brunch! Delicious, reasonably-priced, nice menu with interesting choices!
Our waiter Moses was great. The food is always cooked perfectly. The best Lobster Bisque in the city.
Terrific as always. Great food, service and experience.
Francesca's is my go-to place, particularly for luncheon business meetings, perfect ambiance and food is always impressive to my clients and colleagues.
Thank you for being rock stars!
Always good food. Hard to serve when so many large parties around. But still food was great and hot despite all the large parties.
Loved visiting. Was there for a holiday dinner with a girlfriend. It was my first time. The service was impeccable.
Always delicious! We had the mussels in marinara for an appetizer and they were cooked just right.
Reliable, classic Italian food. Attentive service and friendly bartender.
Amazing waiter, Victor!
Lovely Chianti, great food with an off-menu option for mussels in garlic and wine instead of red sauce, and an all-around celebratory birthday complete with comped profiterole for b-day dessert!
I get together with friends here about 4 times a year. The service always recognizes that we want to just sit and talk and eat along the way. We usually are there until they close, and we always feel welcome to stay. Food is great as well.
This restaurant is outstanding in so many ways! I love this place! First, it’s a very charming little restaurant and I am always greeted warmly! I met my daughter and 11 month old grandson for lunch. The waitress was so attentive and kept stopping to make sure all was ok and talk to my grandson! He loved her! When I went to order, I told her of an outstanding dish I had on a prior visit and explained it was not on the menu that day! It was pasta in a light tomato cream sauce with salmon and asparagus. She said she would check with the chef and he said he would make it for me! OMG! To die for! My daughter had the pre fixe menu with salmon and it was outstanding. Our waitress graciously took photos of us by the beautiful tree! This restaurant is one of my favorites in Chicago! I will be back!
Everything was lovely!
Inattentive, very slow
This is the second year our book group has had its holiday dinner at Francesca’s. We enjoyed it last year and again this year. Love the service, food, and ambience. We’ll see you again next year! Thank you.
Love this restaurant! Food is so good and the ambiance is outstanding. Friendly staff offers great service too.
I am especially fond of their fish dishes
This is one of my favorite places in Chicago!
Top notch! Food was delicious! Had the bruschetta, ravioli, and the butternut gnocchi! The gnocchi was the best part. All of it was great, but the gnocchi is what I’ll be going back for.
Wonderful food. Great service. Overall fabulous.