New American
$ $ $
3870 17th St (at Pond St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-3870
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm



  • Melissa Perello returns with Frances, an easy-going nook with a menu to match thats swiftly become the muse of local rags, international pubs and the James Beard Foundation. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual restaurant issue!
  • Must Order: Applewood-smoked bacon beignets, chickpea fritters, and pork trotters--all under the Bouchees ("mouthfuls") category on the menu.
  • Fantastic California cuisine, but you need to make reservations weeks in advance to get a spot!
  • The food is great, but don't forget the house-blended wine. It's $1 an ounce; drink what you want and you're charged accordingly.
  • Incredible food, but their wine list is short and expensive. Stick with the market shots and wine by the ounce, you'll be happy.
  • One Michelin star.
  • Go as two couples, literally order one of everything and share with the table. Best food in San Francisco
  • Don't leave SF without eating here. Get the wine by the ounces and Halibut or Walleye. But everything here is exceptional
  • Try one of everything! Obviously the beignets, grilled calamari, chicken..ask about the fried chicken wings! And always start with a fresh market shot
  • On all my visits, cannelloni ($17) was the vegetarian main course option. Tender crepes are wrapped around kale with melted leeks, mushrooms and La Tur cheese that has the texture of ice cream.
  • Stick to the affordable house wine and you can order all of the bouchees and appetizers - they're divine! And if there's a soup, you have to order it! Perello has a knack for soups.
  • White corn polenta, baked eggplant, white corn soup, and the cassoulet. You can thank me later.
  • One of the top 3 places I've eaten at in San Francisco.
  • You can walk in and sit at the bar with a 45 minute wait. Graham tends the bar area and is great! :)
  • Try the house wine; it is always great and you are only charged for what you drink!
  • chicken liver mousse. it's divine.
  • This place is amazing. But don't go... It's already to hard to get a reservation!
  • The best restaurant in SF. The Panisse Frites can't be beat.
  • still thinking about bacon beignets days later-and plotting my return trip! Check it out!

Nearby places

3692 18th St (at Dolores St)
2124 Market St (at Church St)
429 Castro St (btwn 18th & Market)