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“Francs is a small neighborhood gem that delivers big!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bouchon - CLOSED

Bouchon
Price range: $28 - $46
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Francs is a small neighborhood gem that delivers big!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

We'd heard good thinkgs from friends, and finally went ourselves. It's in a renovated townhouse, and on the small side (but not cramped). There is a groundfloor dining room and one on the next level up. The menu is limited, but solid with the french classics. We ordered the tasting menu, and enjoyed the foie gras, quenelles, daube au beouf, cheese, and apple tartin with cheshire ice cream. The staff were kind enough, and skilled enough, to properly pair wines for each course (on the fly). They were attentive throughout the meal, without being intrusive. We left full, satsified, and plesatantly surprised.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank jdkrome
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“at last a realy excellent restaurant in chester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

this was my 5th visit in the past 2 weeks sensational i have never written a review before but the food and service at the new francs is the best i have ever had in the UK.
please don't take my word for it try it, i am from Chester and eat out regularly and am always disappointed my wife can cook better etc. but not here my wife loves the place as well 5 star.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank mark s
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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome french food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Had a meal at the new Francs restaurant. Wow! it was some of the best food I have ever had. Fantastic choice of dishes, amazing hospitality and service and superb atmosphere. Will go again and again.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Tim S
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The Wirral
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Better Than Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

I've been dining at Francs since they first opened in the eighties. It has always been a favourite, but when we arrived for lunch on Saturday we found that there had been a complete facelift. Gone was the eclectic mix of French bric-a-brac and in its place was a calm, peaceful oasis for rest and refreahment in the busy city.
We were met with a warm welcome. The menu (lunch) was short but interesting and, when it arrived, the food was superb. We were not surprised to learn that Francs is now under new management. We hope that one of our favourite restaurants in Chester continues to thrive. It deserves to!

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank ValkyrieTheWirral
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North Wales
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

Visited the recently reopened Francs for lunch and it is certainly an improvement on the last Francs albeit way off the original Francs which was a great restaurant particularly at lunch. The new owners and staff are very much in the process of finding their feet so it wasn’t running exactly smoothly but they are trying hard. The lunch is £9 for 2 courses and £12 for 3, the set menu was fairly limited and the menu itself tells you very little, you have to ask. As a lunch menu, 3 starters including Steak Tartar, 3 mains including Veal and Bouillabaisse, doesn’t offer great variety. We had soup which was OK and belly pork, the other mains option, this was nicely cooked pork but needed more of the mustard sauce. At this stage it’s just OK, don’t know if the menu changes. Worth a look.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank salochin8
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