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Restaurant Francis

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Luis de la Torre 502 | esquina Jose María Montero -Punta Carretas, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
598-2 7118603
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 33
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An ellegant choice...

Very nice spot in Montevideo. Excellent food, fine, yet abundant. You will have a somellier come to your table and help you chose the right wine. The selection of food is wide going from sushi to lamb and excellent pasta too. All served in a very fancy gourmet way. A reservation is needed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Janet130764
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Montevideo, Uruguay
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I went to this place with a business partner and the restaurant overall looks good so we get in and took 10 minutes until a waitress showed up. I ordered the camarones al ajillo (Gralic Shrimp) and the order took more than 40 minutes to come to the table. The service was poor the waitress looked that she was unhappy... More 

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Estimado cliente: Lamentamos que su experiencia en Francis no haya sido satisfactoria. Nos llama mucho la atención su comentario sobre... More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very nice spot in Montevideo. Excellent food, fine, yet abundant. You will have a somellier come to your table and help you chose the right wine. The selection of food is wide going from sushi to lamb and excellent pasta too. All served in a very fancy gourmet way. A reservation is needed especially on weekends. The cost... a little... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Service stood out here. The food was also great, but that's what is expected given the reputation of this place. Sommelier - Lengthy wine list with good Uruguayan options (so-so Argentine options). Our first choice was sold out. Second choice the sommelier actually told us wasn't so great anymore, as it was over-aged, but she went to the cellar and... More 

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Georgia USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Enjoyed dinner here on a Monday night based on the recommendation of our hotel. A welcoming spot with good service. While the food was nicely presented, it was under-seasoned and not as favorable as it might have been. In fact I sent back my pasta dish and order a salad in its place. The staff was very concerned that I... More 

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Istanbul
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our hotel reception recommend this place and we visited Feb 28 evening. The foods are great, waiters are nice and friendly and clean place. I have to tell only one thing, waiters should be more informative about food, because we are muslim and we do not eat pork and one of our order seems like beef but we understood it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is probably the worst review I have ever written for a restaurant, only because of the food. Which was inedible due to the salt content. We should have sent back both the appetizer (chipirones) and main course (sorrentinos), but we could tell the underlying flavor was probably awesome, and our minds were fogged by the admittedly drinkable Negroni cocktails... More 

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Estimado cliente: Lamentamos que su experiencia en Francis no haya sido satisfactoria. Nuestro personal tiene la instrucción de consultarle a... More 

S Nyack, NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We are from NYC area and this meal could rival the best of the best! Our hotel made a reservation for when they opened. So we were there early as the place began to fill up. The service was great and the food was a culinary delight. We would not hesitate to go back.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is always fresh and usually takes some time so an appetizer is a good way to enjoy the wait. Prices are higher than most Montevideo restaurants but then so is the quality of the food and service. Great wine list, choices from small uruguayan winemakers.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

They couldnt find our reservation...actually they put an annoying couple without reservation in our table. Very chaotic place.

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Estimado cliente: Somo muy cuidadosos con el manejo de nuestras reservas. A pesar de esto,como en todo lo humano ,... More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We spent two weeks traveling in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls, and Uruguay, and the best meal we had of the entire trip was at Restaurant Francis. We were early and were fortunate to get a table -- definitely would suggest making a reservation. The service was great and all in all it was a great culinary evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Luis de la Torre 502 | esquina Jose María Montero -Punta Carretas, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: 598-2 7118603

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Sushi, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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