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Francesca's Bryn Mawr

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1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631 (Kenmore)
Just steps from the Red Line's Bryn Mawr Station and from the 147 and 151 bus routes on Sheridan Avenue.
773-506-9261
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood brunch

We just moved to Chicago and whenever we told anyone where we live, they raved about this place. We've been planning to go for dinner, but instead did a Sunday brunch. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. My husband had the "Peasant's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Ruth D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We just moved to Chicago and whenever we told anyone where we live, they raved about this place. We've been planning to go for dinner, but instead did a Sunday brunch. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. My husband had the "Peasant's Breakfast" perfect scrambled eggs with bacon and a wonderful... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I hadn't been back to Francesca's Bryn Mawr for a while, but remember enjoying several good meals there over the years. The meal started off well with some delicious crusty and warm bread. There was olive oil on the table for our bread, but we had to ask for some parmesan to sprinkle on the oil. My salad ingredients were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was an out-of-town guest at a large rehearsal dinner in the back room. I give Francesca's Bryn Mawr the highest praise for what we experienced from the moment we pulled up our car and were greeted by the parking valet ... to end of the meal when our group was bid good night. The family style meal was superb:... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a local restaurant on the red L line. The nearest stop is Bryn Mawr. The food was so nice, and the portions were enormous, so much so that we had to ask for doggy bags to go. I would recommend this restaurant not just for the food, but the service too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great location, delicious food and the best staff. Thanks for the wonderful service Gael and Eric thanks for treating us like family. LOVE the tiramisu!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Excellent gluten free pasta and other GF dishes, the waiter was friendly and attentive, our meals were delicious, hot, and to our specifications. We were not drinking wine, so I cannot comment on the selection. I was hesitant to go to this restaurant as it seemed like a "chain" restaurant, like a Maggianos or Olive Garden, but it was nothing... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been to other Francesca's but decided to try this one in the city during Restaurant Week where restaurants serves a special multi-course meal for a fixed price. After sitting down we were given the regular dinner menus and had to ask for the special Restaurant Week menu, which they gladly gave us and were we happy with our... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Three of us had lunch here, and all the food was delicious. They have an extensive gluten free menu including gluten free pasta dishes, and I am most appreciative. The lunch special is a great deal, although I can't remember the exact price since I didn't pay! I think it was $13.00 for three courses: soup or salad, main course... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I been here first time at Wednesday evening with my family. We try few different pastas and all of it was really good. But we don't like soups. If you near by this place you should try this! ;)

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Was visiting Chicago for the first time and staying nearby. This place was recommended by our hosts and I'm glad we went there. While the area around is a bit sleepy, this place was still packed at 9pm on a Friday night. Sat at the bar and had dinner. The bar service was slow but the bartender was really friendly... More 

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Additional Information about Francesca's Bryn Mawr

Address: 1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631
Phone Number: 773-506-9261
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631
    (Kenmore)
  • 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: 773-506-9261

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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