Francis Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 2338 Ne Alberta St

    Portland, OR 97211

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  • 503-288-8299

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When we sat down we probably should have known from the wafting smell of rotting milk that this was likely to be a less than pleasurable meal. . .

We couldn't get the beverage we wanted because their seltzer wasn't working, ok, this is

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★★★★★

When we sat down we probably should have known from the wafting smell of rotting milk that this was likely to be a less than pleasurable meal. . .

We couldn't get the beverage we wanted because their seltzer wasn't working, ok, this is

Pros: none that i can think of

Cons: bad food, worse service

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Just had the worst breakfast experience at a place called Francis on Alberta. The restaurant smelled like urine in both places we were sat. The place had an overall dirty feel. There were ants crawling on the table and the condiments. The

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Just had the worst breakfast experience at a place called Francis on Alberta. The restaurant smelled like urine in both places we were sat. The place had an overall dirty feel. There were ants crawling on the table and the condiments. The

Cons: unclean eating experience.

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I have never ordered a meal at Francis's and been disapointed (which says a lot given my weekend morning routine which included walking to 23rd and Alberta to find a table on the patio at Francis's.)

I always order the special, which

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★★★★★

I have never ordered a meal at Francis's and been disapointed (which says a lot given my weekend morning routine which included walking to 23rd and Alberta to find a table on the patio at Francis's.)

I always order the special, which

Pros: Order the Special, and you will get something Special!

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I ordered vegan biscuit + tempeh gravy, hash browns, and toast. My friend ordered rabbit in a hole and we both got coffee.

The biscuit was completely inedible. I'm not one to send food back- I usually tough it out and eat whatever I order

3
★★★★★

I ordered vegan biscuit + tempeh gravy, hash browns, and toast. My friend ordered rabbit in a hole and we both got coffee.

The biscuit was completely inedible. I'm not one to send food back- I usually tough it out and eat whatever I order

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Service was slow and unapologetic. The waiter never smiled once. Seemed to hate his job and wish we weren't there. Brought me a regular biscuit instead of the gluten-free one I ordered. Waited a long time just for menus. Walls, floors,

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★★★★★

Service was slow and unapologetic. The waiter never smiled once. Seemed to hate his job and wish we weren't there. Brought me a regular biscuit instead of the gluten-free one I ordered. Waited a long time just for menus. Walls, floors,

Pros: Vegan & gluten-free menu section

Cons: Unfriendly, dirty interior in need of repairs

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I came clear across town to dine here with my vegan brother at around noon April 28, '09. Were greeted first before a party ahead of us and had to tell the host, but he didn't seem to care and seated us anyway, sans menus. Unfriendly,

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I came clear across town to dine here with my vegan brother at around noon April 28, '09. Were greeted first before a party ahead of us and had to tell the host, but he didn't seem to care and seated us anyway, sans menus. Unfriendly,

Pros: Not many; oh, real maple syrup

Cons: Awful, ambivalent service; terrible food, everything else.

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We went to Francis last weekend for breakfast. We were there early and there were only two other tables filled. First, the place is dirty, the comfy chairs are stained and look terrible, the vase on the table was covered in dust, and I

3
★★★★★

We went to Francis last weekend for breakfast. We were there early and there were only two other tables filled. First, the place is dirty, the comfy chairs are stained and look terrible, the vase on the table was covered in dust, and I

Pros: location

Cons: food, service, cleanliness

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A friend and I stopped into Francis for lunch on a Thursday afternoon. Our waiter seemed very distracted and was somewhat abrupt with us. We were never given their special homemade garlic ketchup (which was why i ordered something with

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★★★★★

A friend and I stopped into Francis for lunch on a Thursday afternoon. Our waiter seemed very distracted and was somewhat abrupt with us. We were never given their special homemade garlic ketchup (which was why i ordered something with

Pros: easy to get a seat

Cons: bad service

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As Alberta Arts District locals, we have tried all of the Alberta breakfast joints, and Francis remains a favorite. If you are looking for low cal, go elsewhere, but if you want something to stick to your ribs, this is an excellent

3
★★★★★

As Alberta Arts District locals, we have tried all of the Alberta breakfast joints, and Francis remains a favorite. If you are looking for low cal, go elsewhere, but if you want something to stick to your ribs, this is an excellent

Pros: Just about everything here is made from scratch, high end greasy spoon goodness for a decent price

Cons: Service is not always spot on, especially during peak hours

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If you happen to be a meat eater, you'll not be impressed, the service is horrible, and the wait staff was so neglectful I had to get up and get my own coffee, after ordering it and then waiting 15 minutes, trying without success to get he

3
★★★★★

If you happen to be a meat eater, you'll not be impressed, the service is horrible, and the wait staff was so neglectful I had to get up and get my own coffee, after ordering it and then waiting 15 minutes, trying without success to get he

Pros: Good location, and should close down so GOOD restauraunt can have it!!

Cons: Service, food, vegan biscuits, coffee, bloody mary, all terrible

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Worst Restaraurant in Portland. Order scrambled eggs, you get greasy fried eggs. biscuits are salty and cold. gluten-free biscuits make hocky pucks look appetizing. mint slime covers the fruit; tell me, why coat fruit in anything, much

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★★★★★

Worst Restaraurant in Portland. Order scrambled eggs, you get greasy fried eggs. biscuits are salty and cold. gluten-free biscuits make hocky pucks look appetizing. mint slime covers the fruit; tell me, why coat fruit in anything, much

Pros: not a damn thing

Cons: everything about this place is HORRIBLE

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I absolutely love this place!!!! I live in Vancouver and I come to this place at least once a week. They have the best omelets and their biscuits are to die for. The food is always good. I've been going for over a year and a half and have

3
★★★★★

I absolutely love this place!!!! I live in Vancouver and I come to this place at least once a week. They have the best omelets and their biscuits are to die for. The food is always good. I've been going for over a year and a half and have

Pros: great food, great atmosphere, friendly service, fun neighborhood.

Cons: sometimes parking can be difficult

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Francis is absolutely the best breakfast joint in Portland. The atmosphere here is polished yet still very casual and the food is amazing. The french toast specials (ginger pear should be on the menu permanently) and oatmeal are

3
★★★★★

Francis is absolutely the best breakfast joint in Portland. The atmosphere here is polished yet still very casual and the food is amazing. The french toast specials (ginger pear should be on the menu permanently) and oatmeal are

Pros: Everything on the menu especially french toast, benedicts, oatmeal, mimosas, and bloody mary's

Cons: small area for large groups but you can make reservations and they are very accomidating

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We stopped in to have breakfast/lunch today, a Friday. The restaurant was not busy but I could tell that things were not going to go well when we were seated by what appeared the only waitress there and were not given menus. After

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★★★★★

We stopped in to have breakfast/lunch today, a Friday. The restaurant was not busy but I could tell that things were not going to go well when we were seated by what appeared the only waitress there and were not given menus. After

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I'm a value and quality conscious restaurant goer in Portland and have visited a fair share of the breakfast spots in this city - Cup and Saucer, Helsers, Tin Shed, Bijou Cafe, Zells, Genies, Fat Alberts, etc. I look for breakfast that

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★★★★★

I'm a value and quality conscious restaurant goer in Portland and have visited a fair share of the breakfast spots in this city - Cup and Saucer, Helsers, Tin Shed, Bijou Cafe, Zells, Genies, Fat Alberts, etc. I look for breakfast that

Pros: creative quality breakfast, great value, bloody marys

Cons: none!

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I took my ever-so-finnicky mother to Francis today for lunch on her way out of town. I had the fresh veggie and mac n' cheese special (my 2 year old son loved it as much as I did), my wife had the breakfast special (2 eggs, hashbrowns,

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I took my ever-so-finnicky mother to Francis today for lunch on her way out of town. I had the fresh veggie and mac n' cheese special (my 2 year old son loved it as much as I did), my wife had the breakfast special (2 eggs, hashbrowns,

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I have eaten at Francis several times over the past year - I'd say at least 10 times. In the beginning the food and service was really good. However, the last 2 or 3 times things have gone downhill fast. The service is awful. The waiters

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I have eaten at Francis several times over the past year - I'd say at least 10 times. In the beginning the food and service was really good. However, the last 2 or 3 times things have gone downhill fast. The service is awful. The waiters

Pros: Mint stuff on the fruit

Cons: Food quality, service quality

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After passing by this restaurant many times, I finally decided to go in and try it. What a mistake!\r
The food was TERRIBLE!!! We were a party of 4, and ordered a couple of sides and 4 entrees. Every single dish was either undercooked

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★★★★★

After passing by this restaurant many times, I finally decided to go in and try it. What a mistake!\r
The food was TERRIBLE!!! We were a party of 4, and ordered a couple of sides and 4 entrees. Every single dish was either undercooked

Pros: near other restaurants that we could go to afterwards for real food

Cons: terrible food, terrible service, way to pricey for what it is

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Francis' is the best thing that has happened to Alberta. The chili is absolutely delicious and the servers make me feel at home every time. Especially Francis himself. Thank you Francis.

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★★★★★

Francis' is the best thing that has happened to Alberta. The chili is absolutely delicious and the servers make me feel at home every time. Especially Francis himself. Thank you Francis.

Pros: Service

Cons: Last bite

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Living in the Alberta neighborhood I was happy to see this place move in. A bit more of an upscale place but promised interesting food choices. Unfortunately I've found the execution to be disappointing. I've been here for breakfast 3 time

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★★★★★

Living in the Alberta neighborhood I was happy to see this place move in. A bit more of an upscale place but promised interesting food choices. Unfortunately I've found the execution to be disappointing. I've been here for breakfast 3 time

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My experience at Francis is always amazing. Christopher, the owner and chef, often there, always welcomes us, with his warm smile, twinkle in his eye and eagerness to present the perfect meals. My boyfriend and I went to Francis for the

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My experience at Francis is always amazing. Christopher, the owner and chef, often there, always welcomes us, with his warm smile, twinkle in his eye and eagerness to present the perfect meals. My boyfriend and I went to Francis for the

Pros: best food in portland

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As a visitor, I was looking for a resturant that best demonstrates the culinary talent in Portland. I have traveled to Portland to vacation here for couple of days from Phila. Pa. BRunch at this resturant was not only a dissappointment,

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As a visitor, I was looking for a resturant that best demonstrates the culinary talent in Portland. I have traveled to Portland to vacation here for couple of days from Phila. Pa. BRunch at this resturant was not only a dissappointment,

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I truly have never had such an awful experience and food as I had here. I work in the restaurant biz and would not recommend this restaurant to ANYONE. There were 3 tables in the restaurant, us a 5 top, and two other 2's. (This at 12:00

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I truly have never had such an awful experience and food as I had here. I work in the restaurant biz and would not recommend this restaurant to ANYONE. There were 3 tables in the restaurant, us a 5 top, and two other 2's. (This at 12:00

Pros: uumm... the grits?

Cons: Service, Food.. everything!

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I cannot recommend Francis more highly. At this restaurant, NOTHING is done halfway. Even the coffee is worth writing home about. The biscuits are the best in town. I like lunch and dinner better than breakfast, though certain breakfast

3
★★★★★

I cannot recommend Francis more highly. At this restaurant, NOTHING is done halfway. Even the coffee is worth writing home about. The biscuits are the best in town. I like lunch and dinner better than breakfast, though certain breakfast

Pros: Gourmet food in an elegant atmosphere

Cons: ?

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We went to Francis for lunch on a weekday. My companion theoretically had 1 hour for lunch. It took quite a bit longer than that, because service here is very slow. There is a large menu selection, because in addition to lunch, they serve

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★★★★★

We went to Francis for lunch on a weekday. My companion theoretically had 1 hour for lunch. It took quite a bit longer than that, because service here is very slow. There is a large menu selection, because in addition to lunch, they serve

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I go out to eat so that I can get food that I can't make better at home. It's also nice to go out cuz you get waited on. If the food at Francis was worth waiting 30 minutes to get seated for I wouldn't feel compelled to write this

3
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I go out to eat so that I can get food that I can't make better at home. It's also nice to go out cuz you get waited on. If the food at Francis was worth waiting 30 minutes to get seated for I wouldn't feel compelled to write this

Pros: nice natural lighting

Cons: lousy service, mediocre food

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They just started doing dinner... and they do it very well. I had the duck- my friend had the rib eye. Perfection!A total departure from their daytime vibe, which I also like. The place glows at night.

3
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They just started doing dinner... and they do it very well. I had the duck- my friend had the rib eye. Perfection!A total departure from their daytime vibe, which I also like. The place glows at night.

Pros: service, ambiance

Cons: desert

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My husband and me are used to go to Francis restaurant for his wonderfull breakfast. Then, when we heard that is was now open for dinner, we wanted to be the first to try it. That was the best idea we have had for a while. At night, the

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★★★★★

My husband and me are used to go to Francis restaurant for his wonderfull breakfast. Then, when we heard that is was now open for dinner, we wanted to be the first to try it. That was the best idea we have had for a while. At night, the

Pros: Food, ambience, waitstaff

Cons: ...

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I was so saddened by the rude service I experienced in this restaurant. In all my years eating out I have never been treated this poorly by a restaurant staff member.\r
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My friend?s birthday was today and they RESERVED a table (days in

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I was so saddened by the rude service I experienced in this restaurant. In all my years eating out I have never been treated this poorly by a restaurant staff member.\r
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My friend?s birthday was today and they RESERVED a table (days in

Pros: Reasonable Prices

Cons: Poor Serivice (in my experience) and just okay food

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I'm delighted to see an alternative to the overcrowded overrated breakfast spots on alberta. You can tell alot of love and effort is put into the food here as everything seems to be made in house right down to the foccacia and ketchup.

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★★★★★

I'm delighted to see an alternative to the overcrowded overrated breakfast spots on alberta. You can tell alot of love and effort is put into the food here as everything seems to be made in house right down to the foccacia and ketchup.

Pros: very high quality food awesome prices.

Cons: street parking and some surly servers.

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I think this is an excellent restaurant, with the highest quality food on Alberta. The service is so much better now, as the good servers have stayed and the bad ones have left (or were fired). Food is consistently good now. I think the

3
★★★★★

I think this is an excellent restaurant, with the highest quality food on Alberta. The service is so much better now, as the good servers have stayed and the bad ones have left (or were fired). Food is consistently good now. I think the

Pros: friendly servers, great food

Cons: decor is a little bland for my taste-lets get some color!

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Every one at my table took a different meal and all of them were amazing! Furthemore, the patio is really nice and peacefull.\r

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Every one at my table took a different meal and all of them were amazing! Furthemore, the patio is really nice and peacefull.\r

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We were there today (Sept 3, 2007) for breakfast. The waiter did not mention the specials. (We know there were some because we overheard another table ask him and another waiter told a table about them.) The last time our waiter talked

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★★★★★

We were there today (Sept 3, 2007) for breakfast. The waiter did not mention the specials. (We know there were some because we overheard another table ask him and another waiter told a table about them.) The last time our waiter talked

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I arrived about 45 minutes before closing, keeping with my "never show up at a restaurant right before they close and expect good service" rule. Nonetheless, I was treated to a cold hard stare by my waiter before being sat. I ordered the

3
★★★★★

I arrived about 45 minutes before closing, keeping with my "never show up at a restaurant right before they close and expect good service" rule. Nonetheless, I was treated to a cold hard stare by my waiter before being sat. I ordered the

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I don't mean this lightly - Francis serves the best breakfast that I've ever had. Everytime I hear the special I run to it - the chef (Chris? something?) is a master. I don't know how he does it, but everything is better at Francis.

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★★★★★

I don't mean this lightly - Francis serves the best breakfast that I've ever had. Everytime I hear the special I run to it - the chef (Chris? something?) is a master. I don't know how he does it, but everything is better at Francis.

Pros: The food

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The oatmeal pancakes are unusual, oaty, tangy, lovely mounds of pancake heaven. Make sure at least one person in your party orders those so you can try. And get something (eggs benedict maybe) including Francis' house-smoked salmon -- it's

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★★★★★

The oatmeal pancakes are unusual, oaty, tangy, lovely mounds of pancake heaven. Make sure at least one person in your party orders those so you can try. And get something (eggs benedict maybe) including Francis' house-smoked salmon -- it's

Pros: oatmeal pancakes, music, patio, art, smoked salmon

Cons: bloody mary (although you gotta give them credit for trying to make a distinctive one, it doesn't work)

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Just read that menu...how often do you see GRITS anywhere? I was raised on them, and I appreciate good southern cooking. The menu items are different...they have flair and imagination, and that's what makes going out for a meal so

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★★★★★

Just read that menu...how often do you see GRITS anywhere? I was raised on them, and I appreciate good southern cooking. The menu items are different...they have flair and imagination, and that's what makes going out for a meal so

Pros: Parking's a little iffy, but worth the walk.

Cons: cons? we don't need no cons!

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I went to Francis for lunch today and the food was fabulous and reasonably priced for the quality! I had the hamburger which was big and juicy, the homemade potato chips that came with it were very yummy. They had great homemade ketchup

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★★★★★

I went to Francis for lunch today and the food was fabulous and reasonably priced for the quality! I had the hamburger which was big and juicy, the homemade potato chips that came with it were very yummy. They had great homemade ketchup

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We eat out for breakfast probably more than any other meal. Alberta is a great little, unpretentious neighborhood with good, affordable restaurants. We usually eat at Vita, especially because we don't eat most animals except fish. Well,

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We eat out for breakfast probably more than any other meal. Alberta is a great little, unpretentious neighborhood with good, affordable restaurants. We usually eat at Vita, especially because we don't eat most animals except fish. Well,

Pros: Nice atmosphere and decent food.

Cons: Lousy prices and deceptive advertising.

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Ate there today and the service was very slow. Food was good, but probably not worth a return trip.

3
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Ate there today and the service was very slow. Food was good, but probably not worth a return trip.

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Visiting this trendy street, we decided to try Francis Restaurant. We wish we would never have donned their door! Service = questionable (servers seemed uninterested in actually listening to our requests and questions) Food = Below

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★★★★★

Visiting this trendy street, we decided to try Francis Restaurant. We wish we would never have donned their door! Service = questionable (servers seemed uninterested in actually listening to our requests and questions) Food = Below

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I've been to Francis three times and I feel half-hearted about this place. Nothing stops me cold like stale or refrigerated bread. Both have been served to me at Francis.
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The menu is well-planned but poorly executed. I want to

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★★★★★

I've been to Francis three times and I feel half-hearted about this place. Nothing stops me cold like stale or refrigerated bread. Both have been served to me at Francis.
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The menu is well-planned but poorly executed. I want to

Pros: street view is a nice distractin while you're waiting

Cons: you will be waiting... food is sub par for the hype

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I've eaten at Francis Restaurant 3 times now and can't say enough good things about them! The first time I had the house smoked salmon benedict with hollandaise sauce. The salmon was delicious and moist, the eggs were perfect, and the

3
★★★★★

I've eaten at Francis Restaurant 3 times now and can't say enough good things about them! The first time I had the house smoked salmon benedict with hollandaise sauce. The salmon was delicious and moist, the eggs were perfect, and the

Pros: Ambience is excellent. Food is scrumptious! Parking was easy all the times I went.

Cons: Once I waited a little bit to be seated, but it's definitely worth the wait!

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My friends and I were excited about a new breakfast place on Alberta, but this place was a huge disappointment. We were seated quickly, but it literally took 30 minutes for the server to even take our drink orders. We were completely

3
★★★★★

My friends and I were excited about a new breakfast place on Alberta, but this place was a huge disappointment. We were seated quickly, but it literally took 30 minutes for the server to even take our drink orders. We were completely

Pros: Cool building

Cons: Poor service, terrible food

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I was excited about a new restaurant on Alberta and so went for breakfast, there was a lengthy wait, terrible service and even worse food. Side of hashbrowns were equivalent to "Denny's" quality, biscuits and gravy were quite possibly the

3
★★★★★

I was excited about a new restaurant on Alberta and so went for breakfast, there was a lengthy wait, terrible service and even worse food. Side of hashbrowns were equivalent to "Denny's" quality, biscuits and gravy were quite possibly the

Pros: location

Cons: bad food, bitter waitstaff, long wait

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A group of us went for lunch. We all tried something different and we were all very happy with our selections. My burger was cooked perfectly as ordered and was moist and juicy. The chips were unique! Can't wait to try the breakfast!

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★★★★★

A group of us went for lunch. We all tried something different and we were all very happy with our selections. My burger was cooked perfectly as ordered and was moist and juicy. The chips were unique! Can't wait to try the breakfast!

Pros: Service and portions

Cons: Pepsi products

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We eat out a lot, especially breakfast. It is so cool to find a truly unique place! We have been to Francis several times. My personal favorite is the French Toast - two huge slices of fluffy toast with this killer bourbon-hazelnut

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★★★★★

We eat out a lot, especially breakfast. It is so cool to find a truly unique place! We have been to Francis several times. My personal favorite is the French Toast - two huge slices of fluffy toast with this killer bourbon-hazelnut

Pros: Great food, Comfortable tables and chairs, Ambience

Cons: Evolving Service, Parking, Ala carte menu

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I really want to like this place since it's so close to my house and a perfect walk for breakfast, but so far the consistently unpleasant service has put me off. I don't need a waiter to be my best friend, but if the waitstaff get much

3
★★★★★

I really want to like this place since it's so close to my house and a perfect walk for breakfast, but so far the consistently unpleasant service has put me off. I don't need a waiter to be my best friend, but if the waitstaff get much

Pros: location

Cons: service

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We have visited this place several times since it's opening and it just keeps getting better and better. The best french toast ever and the benidicts are awesome. At lunch the Lamb mufalota sandwich is great and more than I could eat. We

3
★★★★★

We have visited this place several times since it's opening and it just keeps getting better and better. The best french toast ever and the benidicts are awesome. At lunch the Lamb mufalota sandwich is great and more than I could eat. We

Pros: Great chef

Cons: on street parking

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A friend and I went to Francis after being advised by another friend to check it out - I'm glad for the advice! We got to meet the owner, Christopher, a very friendly fellow who really cares about customer service and has a passion for

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A friend and I went to Francis after being advised by another friend to check it out - I'm glad for the advice! We got to meet the owner, Christopher, a very friendly fellow who really cares about customer service and has a passion for

Pros: Owner

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Large handmade tables and oversized wooden chairs fill the smallish space of the restaurant. Fresh flowers and light streaming in through the picture windows create a pleasant atmosphere for lounging on a Saturday…

 

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