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Francesca's on Chestnut

#225 of 7,598 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Streeterville
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200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356 (Michigan Ave)
+1 312-482-8800
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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225 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was served so fast that you knew that nothing was just made. The minestrone was at best mediocre, the carbonara had too much cream on it, the eggplant was not sufficiently cooked, and the profiteroles were soggy. All in all a disappointment.

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Thank delen1
Wells, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a really nice Italian Restaurant. I shared a Caesar Salad with a friend, it was served already split, and quit portions as well. The was, and always is, just awesome! The service efficient without being fussy. It's one of my favorite places to go, and just around the corner from the Hancock Center, Water Tower Place, and lot's of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just wanted to send a note to say that we dropped by your restaurant a week ago by random as we were looking for a quick drink and lunch and enjoyed it so much that we brought 6 of our friends back for dinner! We arrived late on sat night, you were packed but the staff made us feel... More 

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Thank 1rugby13
Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Francesca's is the best Italian restaurant and very fairly priced...we are chefs and have travelled the world searching for the astonishing cuisine from Toscano on the great Oceania cruise lines to small larders in quaint towns. Some descriptives for Francesca's: incredibly professional, front staff worked so well as a team under the leadership of the general manager Alex Montero, one... More 

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Burbank, California
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163 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been there with some colleagues and all happy. Service was friendly and food good, only our table was a bit squeezed in so not overwhelmed by the experience. Francesca's Vitello was great though.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took some time to find but this winebar has a huge stock of brilliant wines. Entrance is through the front door of Francesca's then straight ahead and down the stairs. Sold by the bottle or glass by by staff who know their job and their wines. No restaurant service but a multitude of amazing and interesting plates to choose... More 

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baton rouge
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Francesca's is located in the shadow of the John Hancock building. It was recommended to me by the staff of the Hotel Rafaello. The setting is on a quiet street, with very inviting decor. The wait staff was phenomenal! The menu was very diverse, and priced reasonably for the quality of product served. I was impressed with the wine selection!

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Toronto, Canada
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199 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We enjoyed the risotto, calamari, fresh linguine and baked chicken. It was a feast. Every bit was amazing. Highly recommend.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

On a busy Saturday we got in without a problem and enjoyed a scrumptious meal at a surprising price.

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Thank Susan A
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Anytime we come to Chicago we make sure to eat here. Beautiful place, great service, and food is always always delicious. We start with caprese salad, all pasta dishes are yummy, and we always finish with Torta de Lava and coffee. Highly recommend!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Streeterville

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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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