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Francesca's on Chestnut

200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356
+1 312-482-8800
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoy heading to the lower level of Francesca’s where weeping mortar bricks line the ceiling, candles flicker, and you can get either small bites or the full menu in a quieter Italian wine bar atmosphere. Been here many times. The menu changes but it...More

Thank P T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a business lunch on a weekday. Service was really attentive and friendly. The staff were great at making sure glasses were topped up and the service was quick. I chose a Pasta with Aubergine dish, I found the rigatone to be...More

Thank worldoyster31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Davanti burger. Solid lunch. Great service! Reasonably priced for what you get and the atmosphere.

Thank Erin247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the prices and the hype, I expected better than Olive Garden. What I got was maybe as good or worse than Olive Garden. I do not recommend. If you want good Italian food - try Coco Pazzo Cafe.

Thank dg144290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After going to our show on our final evening in Chicago, we wanted something more sophisticated and saw this ‘lovely looking’ Italian with a high rating nearby to the venue. On going in, we said to the barman “we’ve booked a table for 2” and...More

Thank EVS2412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I'm staying at the Westin Michigan Avenue, I frequently have dinner one evening at Francesca's on Chestnut. It feels like a neighbor Italian spot (even though it's a chain). Food & service are always excellent! The portions of everything are large enough to share....More

Thank mikie376
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Francesca's, and our dinner began with an appetizer of lentils, goat cheese and spinach, which was excellent. Then we asked for a lobster bisque, which was delicious, with chunks of lobster, tasty and rich. Finally, we asked for some...More

Thank ronald p
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

After our trip to Chicago last year, we were HUGE fans of the original Francesca's, and went back to Minneapolis talking it up to all our friends. This year we decided to try the Chestnut St. Location because we were staying at a hotel right...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We had great service and a great table. We enjoyed the offering which this restaurant put forth. The Gnocchi was very good. It was a nice place to meet on a Sunday night before getting ready for the week ahead.

Thank LFA11111
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We were going to see a show at the Broadway Playhouse today and this restaurant was right across the street. We didn't have a reservation for lunch today but ir wasn't busy so we sat right away. The service was great and food amazing. We've...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356
    (Michigan Ave)
  • Public Transportation: We are accessible via the Chicago red line stop as well as the 151, 145, 146 and 147 Chestnut & Michigan CTA bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighbourhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: +1 312-482-8800
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