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    • ADDRESS:
      Ferguson Lane,
      376 Wukang Lu,
      near Tai'an Lu
      武康路376号, 近泰安路

    • PHONE:
      158 2167 6767
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from Shanghai Library
    • HOURS:
      Tue-Sun,
      Dinner, 6-10.30pm
      Sat&Sun,
      Brunch, 11.30am-2.30pm
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      The sign outside reads Bistrot De Tradition but this is still Franck, except minus its namesake on the management team. Guests select from the daily board which features simple bistro fare -- homemade terrine, simple meats, fish, cote de boeuf, etc.
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    • 2016-04-23 Finished

      Brunch Is Back

      Franck, one of the better French restaurants in town, serves brunch again with a three course menu, including a selection of appetizers, a choice of classic French brunch fare, and a variety of desserts. Price is 298rmb per person and...
      Dining | Franck | Every Sat, Sun
    • 2016-11-24 Finished

      Les Naturelles Edition 08: Corse - Sicile

      Franck Bistrot has a five-course dinner with wine pairing for 588rmb. This time they've got wines from the islands of Corse, Sicile. The night starts with a wine tasting at 7.30pm and dinner starts at 8pm. You can RSVP by contacting...
      Dining | Franck | on Thu Nov 24, 2016
    • 2016-09-26 Finished

      Les Naturelles Edition 07: Languedoc Roussillon

      Franck Bistrot does a five course dinner with wine pairing. This month they've got wines from the beautiful region of Languedoc Roussillon. The night starts with a wine tasting at 7pm and dinner starts at 8pm. Price per person is 588rmb....
      Dining | Franck | on Mon Sep 26, 2016
    • 2016-08-31 Finished

      Les Naturelles Edition 06: Maconnais & Beaujolais

      Classic French restaurant Franck does another five-course dinner with wine pairings. This month is all about the beautiful region of Maconnais & Beaujolais. C'estbon! Dinner starts at 7.30pm and will run you 588rmb per person. You can...
      Dining | Franck | on Wed Aug 31, 2016
    • 2016-07-27 Finished

      Les Naturelles Edition 05: Rose

      Another wine dinner at classic French spot Franck. This month it's all about rosé. Wine tasting starts at 7pm and the dinner starts at 8pm. Price is 548rmb per person.
      Dining | Franck | on Wed Jul 27, 2016
  • (Almost) faultless
    For Franck on June 13, 2016
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    No ratio Nelson
    Joined Aug 19, 2015
    Is British
    Posted 19 Reviews
    I've been to Franck a few times over the years and have not necessarily enjoyed myself, but that was a reflection on the company I kept on each occasion, rather than the establishment itself (boorish FOB middle aged out-of-towners on expenses). As a result, of that and the usual Anglo Saxon associations between French dining and a certain attitude, I have always felt rather ambivalent about the place, and went again for lunch this (very rainy) weekend irrationally not really wanting to enjoy myself.

    Writing the above makes me want to give the place higher praise for delivering what was a simply excellent experience under prejudice.

    Except I can't.

    A disarming, witty, genuinely good natured greeting from the Maitre d' at the door, a nice mix of relaxed regulars (I assume - see below), locals and others, range of all ages and nationalities seated in a cliché of a French bistro.

    Not a cr*ppy cliché like 2016 angry/compromised Keith McNally London Balthazar, a great happy Meat Packing District cliché like 1997, optimistic Keith McNally NYC Balthazar. Sat with my pastis apertif looking at the short menu, I got it - there is just so much thought that has gone into everything. It works, we felt like regulars after 10 minutes. Tables you can put your feet under, spotless thick cotton napkins. Perfect, just sour baguette, wine always within reach, superb terrine du maison, better foie gras, excellent saucisson and jambon bayonne, confident, smiling staff who know the menu.

    Really impressed. I feel slightly ashamed that we ordered the steak frites, but we did, there was a small mix up with the side order which was immediately spotted and cleared up by tri lingual local staff before we had a chance to bring it up.

    That first course cost us 250 kuai, albeit meant for 2, the steaks 360 each. They were almost the most expensive things on the menu and I don't begrudge the pricing a bit, (I am biased, my hands still bear the scars of picking the grapes for the 1988 Krug Clos de Mesnil), its not cheap, nor should it be. Anyone who has worked in the industry knows how hard it is to get these things right, the very least we can do was pen a few hundred words in thanks.

    I'm sure they don't need my help, but on the evidence of my last visit, and if you share my views on true value, go. I reckon (hope) you'll have as good a time as we did.

    Still Pretty Damn Good
    For Franck on April 8, 2016
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    octave_living
    Joined Mar 31, 2015
    Posted 3 Reviews
    When you want to celebrate something, when you want to drop your kuai, what do you do? You go to Franck. You get dressed up and you take your wife and you don't think about the price, you think about the fact you are getting Paris quality food and Europe quality wine selection. I dropped around 1,600RMB and 700 of that was the wine and it was amazing. It's what you save your ducats for. It's why you decline that last drink for a few weeks beforehand so you can invest in a bottle of wine that says "I'm worth it".

    Food? The chicken was slightly dry. Not enough to throw it anybody's face, but a little dry. Anyway, that's what my wife got. My beef filet was perfect. It was the everything. It was scrumdillyumptious. There were a few other appetizers - all really good. There was a dessert - off-the-charts great.

    Ambiance? Dark, unchanged in like 10 years. There's what feels like an open closet beside the bar tucked away between the bar and la toilette. Feels like someone's home. Couple of sharks necking at the bar. All good. I also like the order-off-the-chalkboard-which-is-only-in-French thing. I get to be The Guy who explains to my wife what each item is. Hero.

    Service? For a non-fluent French speaker it's about a million times better than actual Paris! Hahahaha. I'll take it. Whatever.

    Franck.

    How can this place only have one review?
    Authentic French food!!!
    For Franck on November 22, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    Adroc
    Joined Nov 22, 2014
    Is Australian
    Posted 1 Reviews
    Actually really good, while being a little pricey, it's a really nice atmosphere and has friendly and attentive staff.
    Menu is on easel boards, totally in French, but the staff are more than happy to explain what each one is if you're not familiar with the French names.
    They are certainly not stingy with the bread, refilling our basket constantly.
    While selection is great, too.
    If it a go.

    No problems, highly recommended.
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