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3870 17th St.
San Francisco , CA , United States
(415) 621-3870

Chef Melissa Perello spent her twenties collecting accolades at esteemed San Francisco restaurants like Fifth Floor and Charles Nob Hill. Within the narrow, black-and-white decorated Frances, a neighborhood bistro in the Castro, Perello changes her menu daily, but retains a clear focus on modern California cuisine featuring local ingredients. Frances earned a Michelin Star in 2011, thanks to dishes like applewood-smoked bacon beignets with maple crème fraiche and chive, and pan-roasted sablefish with summer squash, basil pesto, and tomato fumet. The house winesred, white, and roséare blended by beverage director Paul Einbund, and are a steal at $1/ounce.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

Located in now-trendy Culver City, Fraîche’s menu is equally influenced by Italy and France; a bowl of hearty chicken in <em>brodo</em> might be followed by pear tartine. Owner Thierry Perez is passionate about his wine list, which has amazing deals, with several selections under $50.

We loved: Ravioli with peas, mint and ricotta; boudin with lentils.

Last updated 2012-02-21 23:36:23 UTC
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