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Francesca's on Chestnut

200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #306 of 8,344 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Michigan Ave
Transit: We are accessible via the Chicago red line stop as well as the 151, 145, 146 and 147 Chestnut & Michigan CTA bus stop.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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142 reviews 142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We tried Francesca's for lunch and liked it so much, we came back with a friend for brunch. Both visits were very pleasing. First, the kitchen knows what it is doing. Every dish was well prepared. From a simple burger that obviously was char grilled absolutely as I ordered it, juicy and delicious, to a risotto that was luscious. The... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My mom and 5 sister/sister-n-laws have met downtown Chicago every year now for around 10 years to Christmas shop. We have gone to Francesca's on Chestnut for the past few years and have really enjoyed the superb service and delicious food. There is a wide variety of choices on the menu. I enjoyed the Pollo Arrosto alls Romano this year... More

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50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Vegetarian in Chicago, first evening ate at Karyn's wanted something local, say a good bowl of steaming delicious pasta, especially with the cold weather. Why was I recommended to Francesca's, I have no idea. I started with a salad which was tasteless, not sure how you can go wrong with a salad but this was just so mediocre. The pasta... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I am a high level professional (doctor) who frequently does public presentations. I have been highly disappointed by the Carryout options from most of the upper scale restaurants downtown Chicago that specialize in Italian food. I was so impressed with Luis, the GM of this Restaurant that had completed my order to,the delivery and set up,by Dino, the assistant manager... More

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Popped in here as it was only 500 ft from my hotel and it was getting late. I was very pleasantly surprised. Prosciutto Caprese was outstanding as was the butternut squash gnocchi with boar ragout. Washed down with an economical a tasty bottle of Brunello. The service was attentive and friendly but not overbearing. Overall experience was very good and... More

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Door County, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had lunch with a friend at Francesca's on Chestnut last Saturday. It was one of the most bizarre restaurant experiences I've ever had! Before our wine was delivered they poured us the usual glass of ice water. When I picked up my glass the entire bottom fell out, releasing all of its contents into my lap. I was soaked... More

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Blue Springs, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful service! The wine was delicious as well as the seafood linguini. I would definitely go back on my next trip to Chicago!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Six of us went to Francesca's on Chestnut for dinner while we were visiting in Chicago on the recommendation of a friend. It lived up to the rave reviews we heard. Food was delicious--well prepared and presented. Service was professional and efficient. Place was lovely. I enjoyed it so much that I went back for lunch with my sister a... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Busy restaurant on a Wednesday night. Must have waited 15 minutes after being seated before a waiter came to give us menus and take our drink order. We had to ask the busboy to see if we had a waiter assigned to our table. The waiter was very friendly, but when our meal was served, we had asked him to... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ordered pasta for 50 guests. Process was easy, food was delivered hot and on time. My guests raved about the food. As a party planner it doesn't get better than this. I've also enjoyed family meals at the restaurant. Love the food. Waiters are attentive and knowledgeable. But it can be noisy when crowded so don't plan on having a... More

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Additional Information about Francesca's on Chestnut

Address: 200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356
Phone Number: 312-482-8800
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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