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Francesca’s on Chestnut - Gold Coast

Address: 200 E. Chestnut Street, Suite C 100, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-482-8800

Brunch Hours:

Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm

Lunch Hours:

Monday - Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm

Dinner Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 3:00-10:00pm
Friday: 3:00-11:00pm
Saturday: 3:00-11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00-9:00pm

Francesca’s Family of Restaurants has opened its 20th location on Chestnut Street in Chicago’s famous Gold Coast neighborhood. Located in the Seneca Hotel, the restaurant brings Mia Francesca’s famous rustic, Italian cuisine to the 150-seat space.

“We’re so excited to return to our roots and open another Chicago neighborhood spot,” says Francesca’s Restaurants owner Scott Harris. “We opened our first location on Clark Street in Lakeview over 20 years ago, and it’s very fitting that our 20th location should be in the Gold Coast.”

Francesca’s on Chestnut features an intimate trattoria setting with an antique Brunswick bar and a 40-person private dining room, complete with a private fireplace. Chef Horacio Sanchez leads the kitchen, providing Francesca’s classic fare of zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The wine list and specialty drinks are equally impressive in this one-of-a-kind location. Striking photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, urban setting throughout.

Daily specials include:

Monday- Thursday : $3 Select beers, $5 house brand cocktails
Cuisine: Northern Italian specializing in the cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio.
Wine List: Mostly value focused Italian and American selections
Bar: Full bar and lounge area
Payment: Visa, MC, American Express, Discover
Parking: Valet is offered through The Seneca Hotel. Metered street parking and parking garages are also available in close proximity
Price Range: $10-$15 per person for lunch and brunch$15-$30 per person for dinner
Dress Code: Sophisticated-casual.
Carry Out: Available daily. Please call to place your order or have today’s menu faxed to you. Carry-Out menu available online.
Catering: Available daily. Please call to place your order. Catering menu available online.
Transportation: Accessible by Car, Bus and Train. Visit the Location section for details.
Nearby attractions: Drury Lane Theater, Water Tower Place, The Hancock Building, Navy Pier, Lakefront path