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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 good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Chicago in business and ate solo at the high tops in the bar. Great experience. The food was great as well as the service. Pretty quick service as well! The wine selection was also wide ranged.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a recent vacation in Chicago, my friends and I visited to celebrate our birthdays and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. When the waiter heard we were celebrating our birthday, he brought us a beautiful dessert. Very nice Italian restaurant and wonderful waitstaff.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is more relaxed, with a nice Italian decor, and it definitely does not offer a little bit of fancy nothing on the plate. Portions are generous and food is very tasty. I tried a butter squash risotto with a braised veal and I...More

Thank ErixonE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with a large group of friends. Fabulous. From beginning to end it was wonderful. The waiter was expert at his craft. He was very attentive without being overbearing. The food was consistently terrific. The pasta was cooked perfectly.

Thank JEM02882
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would have liked to rate this at 5 but for these reasons 1. Staff was reluctant to provide us a table other than at the entrance where we were asked to sit even though there were empty tables and we had reservation 2. Restroom was...More

Thank RamSRam
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Kind of starving for lunch we noticed reasonable prices on the menu at Francescas and decided to try it out. Glad we did. A simply wonderful restaurant! Our server, Linda D, was nothing short of fabulous and our salad lunches were great. $5 Titos during...More

1  Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. No matter when we dine here - (weekday, weekend, early or late)'it's always excellent. From appetizers to dessert - there has never been anything we've ordered that we weren't completely satisfied with. Wait staff is consistently...More

Thank angelike 64
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We dined at Francesca's on a Friday night. It was busy, but not crazy. We were seated promptly. The restaurant has a good vibe...lovely ambiance. The food was exceptional. This meal was my wife's favorite in Chicago. This will be our "go to" Italian restaurant...More

Thank drdave
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We had a private event in the basement during the cocktail hour, then had dinner upstairs. All the food was excellent. We had a lot of folks in the basement, and it got a little hot. When we went upstairs for dinner, the service was...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The service was phenomenal and the food was incredible! My friend and I split a meal and each had salads. Very fancy but we were dressed casual.

Thank Impackedletsgo
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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