Cuisine: California Cuisine
Style / Ambiance: Frances only opened for business in 2009, but already the restaurant has received rave reviews and been awarded a coveted Michelin star.
Head chef Melissa Perello, one of the most well-respected chefs in San Francisco, has created a restaurant that focuses on combining high-class dining in a more accessible and casual setting. The food remains excellent, but the relaxed atmosphere gives the restaurant a neighborhood-dining style that has attracted praise from San Franciscans and critics alike. The carefully chosen wine list features more than a hundred different selections from around the world, many of which have been paired with the dinners. Be prepared to book ahead; the restaurant is a cozy affair with only 48 seats in total.