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Franco - CLOSED

1535 S 8th St, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3841
+1 314-436-2500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
23 Dec 2015
“Excellent Neighborhood French Bistro!”
18 Dec 2015
“Always outstanding”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1535 S 8th St, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3841
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

We celebrated my wife's birthday with a first time visit to Franco. Even on a Monday night the place filled up quickly so reservations are a must. The food was simply delightful. I sampled the delicious scallop appetizer with pork belly, mushrooms and quail eggs....More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I frequent Franco for our date nights. We try to mix up our order each time. This is hard because we remember how fantastic each dish is from the time before. Tonight was one our best meals ever: lamb belly confit with...More

Thank LAAFood1
Reviewed 17 November 2015

My wife & I have visited Franco's many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Great ambiance for a romantic dinner for two or a fun dinner with friends. Tables are perfectly spaced for privacy. Window seats are fun. Great wine list. Somewhat...More

1  Thank KennyD49
Reviewed 31 October 2015

My wife and I live in different cities, she in MI and I in OK, so we decided to meet in St. Louis for a long weekend together, a first time visit for both of us. We selected Franco based on a Groupon I I...More

Thank Justtwobeachbums
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went here on a date night. The service was second to none, but the food was only average. The food was creative (and looked fabulous) but the taste just wasn't that good. Also, the portions are very small. Probably won't be...More

Thank kstine98
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Its been a while since I've been to a french bistro type of restaurant and I have been missing out. While the interiors of this restaurant are beautiful and unique it is important to note that it is not a classic french restaurant with elegant...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 22 September 2015

My friends from St. Louis think this is a trendy restaurant so we looked at the menu to make sure that my wife who keeps kosher would have a fish to eat. She loves trout and as it was on the menu gave our go...More

Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 30 August 2015

There is a reason Franco is on all the city's lists of best restaurants. The care and creativity that goes into the menu is really exceptional and the execution of the meals is just as impeccable. Similarly, the craft cocktails are innovative and wonderful -...More

1  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Not being much of an expert on French food, I'm guessing the major influence here is rural as opposed to Paris, and management is making an effort to local source when possible. The food is good but not great. The wine list of bottles is...More

1  Thank Frank A
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We are not from St. Louis and had not heard of Franco before. Thanks to Groupon we heard of the restaurant and decided to buy the groupon after reading reviews and learning about their use of fresh ingredients and incorporating foods from the Soulard Farmer's...More

1  Thank JesRBH
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1535 S 8th St, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3841
    (Carroll Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metrolink at Busch Stadium is only a 10 min walk north from us. This makes us an ideal place to eat real food before or after the game.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Soulard
  • Neighbourhood: Soulard
  • Phone Number: +1 314-436-2500
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