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Francesca's North

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1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062 (Shermer)
Just two blocks from Metra's Northbrook station
(847) 559-0260
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of the best in Northbrook

I been here many times and I really like it here. They have a new menu every day. Nice atmosphere. Great food, great drinks, great service. It does get very crowded but sometimes you can snag a table at the bar. I actually think the service is better at in the bar area. The spicy mussels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Jay K
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Northbrook, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had an 8:30pm valentine's dinner. Did not feel like it was a late time to be out. 1 hour into our dinner the staff began to clear the dinning room of all the small rental tables, they crowded all the chairs to one side of the room. They did this one by one as people left until we were the... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I been here many times and I really like it here. They have a new menu every day. Nice atmosphere. Great food, great drinks, great service. It does get very crowded but sometimes you can snag a table at the bar. I actually think the service is better at in the bar area. The spicy mussels appetizer is fantastic. Sometimes... More 

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Chicago
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102 reviews 102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Have been here a few times always for dinner. Service is always very good I never feel rushed or are they very slow. I just think the food is not all that good. This past visit I had the scallops with butternut risotto. The scallops were horrible it's like they boiled them instead of searing them. They did not even... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have been fans of Francesca's Restaurants for a long time. When we lived in the city, Mia Francesca was on our "Favorites List." Same goes now, being out here in the near-north suburbs. In the city, we walked over to Mia Francesca. Always busy with a nice, city vibe. Here in Northbrook, it's a 5-minute drive to Francesca's North.... More 

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Chicago
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70 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Based on appearance and prices I expected an above average experience. I was a bit disappointed with both the food and the service, at least at this price point. I didn't think that anything on the menu looked creative or unusual. I had a chicken piccata that was fine but not special in any way. My wife and friends had... More 

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52 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My waiter's attitude was quite earnest. I felt that the ambiance was warm, and welcoming. The n is location is very convenient. However, none of the of the food tasted fresh. My calamari was rubbery, and the chicken I ordered had a tasteless sauce. The pasta my partner's pasta came with a sauce that tasted like it came from a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Absolutely loved the food at this restaurant! Every pasta dish we order was delicious - there's not a bad option on the menu. We also got the bruschetta and caprese salad as starters to share and they were so good! We loved the bruschetta- I definitely recommend trying it! The only downside to our visit was that it was very... More 

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Chicago
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47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Francesca's restaurants serve reliable Italian dishes, and this one is no exception. The problem is that this is an extremely noisy place -- talking is difficult!

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Northbrook, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great Italian food, generous drinks, great service, great location and easy meeting place at the Bar.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Husband and I like to try new places for our anniversary. We are an older couple, only married 3 years so we enjoy eating a nice meal at new places. This restaurant is a beautiful intimate restaurant in a small neighborhood. I use the word small and intimate again, but cozy and warm. We had a seat on the side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062
    (Shermer)
  • Public Transportation: Just two blocks from Metra's Northbrook station
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: (847) 559-0260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?