3870 17th St
San Francisco, CA
Chef/Owner: Melissa Perello
Chef de Cuisine: Michaela Rahorst
Pastry Chef: Sarah Bonar
Beverage Director: Paul Einbund
GM: Robert Wright
Melissa Perello has put her years of experience cooking at notable Bay Area restaurants like Charles Nob Hill and the Fifth Floor to good use. The menu at Frances is small, offering only four choices of appetizers and entrées, like spugnole pasta with cotechino sausage and a Liberty Farms duck leg with butter beans, endives and Sicilian olives. But despite the limited choices, Perello gets much love from our reviewers, who say things like "exceptional comfort food in a neighborhood setting," "typical San Francisco fare but it's done absolutely right" and "It's worth the month-long wait for a table."