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Tasty menu, friendly staff, great location~
I went to breakfast on a Friday morning with a friend and we ordered based on the waitstaff's recommendation. The portions are massive, the staff is very familiar with the menu, and the food tastes great. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible both inside and outdoors. I recommend this restaurant for a morning breakfast or brunch. Took off one star because the coffee/espresso drinks are abnormally large and not made with correct proportions.
Frances has been on my list to try for a while given all the great reviews around its dining in brunch experience. But given everything going on, I wasn't comfortable dining in so I picked up instead (you can call in or order online ahead of time and reduce any wait time at the restaurant so do that). If you dine in, I heard very good things about the mimosa and french toast flights so try that out if you're interested. I was in the mood for a sandwich so I got the Reuben sandwich with sweet potato fries and a pickle. I am not a huge fan of sandwiches usually but the corned beef sandwich was so tasty! I didn't expect to like it that much but I did. The corned beef had a good balance of salt and seasoning and the challah bread I chose went well with it soaking in all the delicious corned beef taste. The sweet potato fries and pickle were good sides - a good mix of sweet and tartness. If I am already blown away by the sandwich, I cannot wait to come back and try the brunch specialties!Helen Z. 12/11/2020
I had been studying their menu for weeks in anticipation for brunch, during our Chicago trip. I had it all planned that I would get French toast. But that all changed! They had a lobster omelet as their weekly special, it was not listed on the main menu, but instead posted on the wall! Thank God the waitress told me about it! It was great! I was scared thinking they may skimp on the lobster or the lobster would be over cooked! Nope! Everything was cooked perfectly! My friend and I also got the mimosa flight, I think it was 4 different flavors. All very tasty!Will definitely be returning next time in Chicago! And I wish I could remember our waitress name she was so kind and patient with us!Danielle G. 10/24/2020
I ordered a basic breakfast here & was so jealous of my friends who ordered sandwiches... this place was very good but I would stick to the lunch menu!We had a little mishap with mimosas - they ran out of the champagne glasses so we didn't get our drinks until after our food? I don't think we cared about the champagne glass that much!Kiera D. 9/30/2020
Reasonable prices, good quality food and great coffee! Yes, try their coffee. It also has a very nice and positive atmosphere. I am taking one point off since the wait-time could be 1 hour! In reality, it is 5/5 if you don’t care about waiting time. In summary, my friends and I visited this place and we all were happy about the service, price and also food quality. I am not a huge fan of pancakes, but I really liked what I got from here. Give it a try ...M. V. 9/26/2020
I love Frances' deli and am so happy to have it in my neighborhood. The staff is usually pleasant and the food doesn't disappoint (though I've only tried the brunch items.) Last time I went was a few weeks ago with a friend. We split the french toast flight and the grits. Both were so delicious! The waitress said the grits were heavy but we were pleasantly surprised that there weren't at all! I love finding good grits! I have a friend visiting Chicago for the first time this weekend and plan to take him to Frances for brunch one of the days he's here.Kylie A. 9/10/2020
I just moved to the area and my first morning I decided to walk around the corner and I found this place.I forgot what we ordered but I took pictures and it was all very fresh, warm and delicious! It was bit pricey. The place seemed well kept and sanitized. The sandwich though.. the meat was so soft it was falling apart and the flavors all together just made the sandwich very impressive. Definitely a must have! The French toast too! Everything was amazing together!Tiffany R. 9/10/2020
Oh my oh my. I passed by this place so many times and was very intrigued by mimosa flight. So last week I persuaded my friend to come with to check it out. I love that mimosa flight doesn't come with dull and standard flavors instead you have raspberry, blood orange, pear and pineapple. There was no a single combination I didn't like. I also got spinach and mushroom omelette and Nutella pancakes. Portion size is on the smaller side, so make sure to get two items to keep yourself fullKate M. 9/03/2020