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Francesca's Bryn Mawr

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1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631 (Kenmore)
+1 773-506-9261
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our disappointment started when the $5 side of asparagus came out with 4 pieces of asparagus. Disappointment grew as my "olive oil & tomato sauce" was actually a creamy tomato sauce. I am mildly lactose intolerant and paid the price for not sending it back. Our chicken dish was not pounded out evenly, causing variance in flavoring. And I can't... More 

Thank tmkuecker
Evanston, Illinois
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392 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Bruschetta (we got with artichokes) was amazing. Ditto whitefish main. A chicken saltimboca-like dish quite good. Good bread. Good wine and draft beer list. Amazing banana cream pie, mostly cream, and this isn't a dessert I usually get. Service was a little iffy at first, but good once we got connected to a waitperson. I'll chalk it up to Valentine's... More 

Thank jaz79h
Edwardsville, Illinois
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This place is near where my dad lives and it's been here for many years. I've eaten here a couple of times and it's been fantastic over the years. There is a great "wavy" ceiling and the mood lighting makes it cozy and romantic. The dishes are classic Italian with more emphasis on the tomato based, rather than the cream... More 

Thank Ricardo59IL
Peru, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I attended a wedding in Chicago this week and we had dinner at Francesca's. There were 21 people in our party, we were late in arriving and the staff welcomed us and took very good care of us. We had a wonderful evening, the food was delicious and the staff was amazing. Service was a cut above he rest. We... More 

Thank SissySue2015
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

FRANCESCA’S – 1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, Edgewater, (773) 506-9261, Love this place. Go for an early dinner/or late lunch. We sat at the bar and really enjoyed the Bar Bites and the drinks. Had the advantage of meeting the owner and mentioned it was the first time here and he said, “the first drink is on him.” How... More 

Thank Alice34203
Caracas, Venezuela
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice and big italian dishes, not expensive. Clean and with really nice waiters. Fresh bread and soft drinks refill. Just at distance walk from the lake and beaches

Thank Aevl
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Years (many) ago I dined at this "new" extension of an original Francesca in Lakeview. I vividly remember the seafood marinara which was closer to a fish soup than seafood individually sauteed then incorporated into the tomato sauce. I went back because it was convenient for friends. My friends had salads, which were fine. My pizza was overdone (edges stuck... More 

Thank Tomas D
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Tripsters and Chicago Natives- If you've never been to Francesca's then put your phones and tablets down now and go!! Just go!! Having recently moved to Chicago from OKC I've been asking around (my neighbors mostly) for restaurant recommendations. Francesca's did not disappoint on any level. The service by Corinne was impeccable, the ambiance was flawless and the food... OMG... More 

Thank Hunter S
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We left a nearby restaurant after our main meal as it was too loud and too crowded. My friends had been here before so they suggested we have dessert at Francesca's. Great call. Late on a Saturday evening, certain parts of the restaurant were not at all crowded. The wait staff was super friendly, we got our drinks and dessert... More 

Thank Turtleliving
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Perfect brunch and service. Fabilous cappucino... Good food. Good people. Quiet atmosphere and clean and pretty place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631
  • Public Transportation: Just steps from the Red Line's Bryn Mawr Station and from the 147 and 151 bus routes on Sheridan Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-506-9261

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?