A hidden gem in the Knudsen`s Corner area of Holladay, Utah.
Franck`s is a casual fine dining restaurant set in a renovated old home with a warm, contemporary design. The dining room is small and cozy; it’s a friendly neighborhood "getaway". Franck`s menu may be described as American with a French flare. On the menu you will find classic American comfort food such as fried chicken, meatloaf, and steak as well as classic French dishes such as escargot, cheese fondue, etc.
At Franck`s our chef and his team prepares your meal as you watch him in our open kitchen and on our dining room `chef cam`! Franck`s sets a new standard for excellence in cuisine, service and ambiance at reasonable prices.
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Monthly Wine Dinners
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Complimentary Valet Service
Private Party Facilities:
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Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Franck's Ratings and Reviews
Despite the food being very, very good, ...
Despite the food being very, very good, there were service issues that should have been rectified immediately by the manager or by the more experienced wait staff, since it was early in the evening and not at all busy. The fondue base was brought out and placed in the middle of the table at least 5 minutes before the pot was brought out when of course they should have been brought together or very shortly after each other. Empty plates spent entirely too long on the table before being bused. These were issues that would have gone unnoticed in a lesser restaurant, but Franck's is, after all, fine dining.
The other main issue I had was that when I made the reservation on OpenTable, I put in the notes field that it was my companions birthday. When I received a call from the restaurant the day of my reservation to confirm that I was coming, I asked if they received the note and was told that they had.
After dinner the waitress (finally) cleared our plates and put down desert menus, which I thought was odd since they should have been well aware of the birthday. I discreetly got up, found her by the kitchen and told her, to which she responded "We don't do anything for birthdays. I have candles if you want".
First of all, if they "don't do anything for birthdays, that should have been pointed out to me by the live human that confirmed my reservation, rather than embarrassing me on the floor. Secondly, REALLY? I'm not sure I can EVER recall a token desert not being presented for a birthday, no matter what the level of fine dining was. I mean, what, the $2.00 in actual costs cuts into the profits too deeply? I thought that was pretty weak.
Still, the meal was absolutely delicious and I will certainly go again in the future. I'm going to assume the hole in the service was a one off.
Another 'triumph' at Franck's for this w ...
Another 'triumph' at Franck's for this week's Tasting Tuesday. I've written so many reviews for this place I feel I'm nudging up against a charge of being a 'plant'. I'll admit to having written reviews that suggest that; the only way you're going to be convinced otherwise is to experience it yourself.
Pam and I have been here dozens of times in the last three years and I've never had a single meal I didn't feel showed imagination and superior presentation. 'Tastes' in food is always subjective but again, I've never had a single instance where I didn't like the menu. In any event you have a chance to 'view' the tasting menu before you order.
Franck's tasting menu is totally different than the normal restaurant fare. It's a special creation of the kitchen staff and has mesmerizing variety: three courses plus an unadvertised 'soup' which is always a combination of sweet and savory.
Franck's is our favorite restaurant for a reason. The 'Tasting Menu' is the best 'value' in the valley and always offers surprise after surprise. Applause for the entire staff in this superior local restaurant.
Amazing restaurant with incredible food. ...
Amazing restaurant with incredible food. I was so pleased to find this gem hidden away in SLC. I would highly recommend the food, and when you go, get the soup. No matter what the soup is I would get it EVERY time!
Wow! New, exciting, flavor. Ordered the ...
Wow! New, exciting, flavor. Ordered the Brussels Sprouts, potato chips, white chocolate soup and salad wedge. Had the meatloaf, filet and fried chicken. Everything was fantastic except the soup. The soup started great but the novelty ended halfway through the bowl. We will be back soon.
We always enjoy our evenings at Franck's ...
We always enjoy our evenings at Franck's, and consistently comment on what a great value it is for how delicious the food is. You can tell that the chef takes pride in his work, and that every detail is given attention. The servers are wonderful and always make great wine recommendations. Yet another fabulous evening at Franck's!
So how WAS Franck's? Best 'value' in th ...
So how WAS Franck's? Best 'value' in the valley' - Tuesday's Tasting Menu. Ambiance is welcoming, table and food presentation are both excellent. The wait staff is attentive without hovering and the kitchen staff, captained by head chef Robert Perkins, is outstanding.
For those of you not interested in a tasting menu, try the Tomato Pie or Brussels Sprouts. The meatloaf and fried chicken are both 'comfort food' knockouts and I've never had a piece of fish here I didn't think was terrific. Ok, so we're fans!! If you make it here you'll know why.
Outstanding service and presentation was ...
Outstanding service and presentation was topped only by the food. Chef Robert Perkins has a knack for combining complex flavors into dishes that please both the eye and palette. We started with the tomato pie appetizer that was fantastic. textures and flavor notes abound in this starter. Then came a chilled buttermilk apricot soup with chives. there was some hesitation, but we went for it and it was really tasty. My wife had the meatloaf and I went for the Tuesday sampler. Both were great. I didn't eat anything that disappointed all evening. My smashed caramelized watermelon pie with passion fruit cream was fantastic. Don't be afraid of any of the dish descriptions. Robert is dialed in and everything was just terrific. I look forward to my next meal there. It is definitely on the upscale range of my dining adventures and the prices reflect that, but it was also one of the best dinners I have ever eaten. Two thumbs way up!
This is a nice restaurant that generally ...
This is a nice restaurant that generally gets excellent reviews. The main issue we have with Franck's is that the chef seems to have gone overboard on presentation, at the expense of the food - in our minds, an unforgivable sin. As an example, we ordered the cheese plate to start. Three excellent cheeses were provided, but unfortunately, they were presented on a crispy flatbread all mixed together, along with shaved red onion, dollops of apple butter, and some sort of awful cubed, marinated apple, and then covered with greenery. It was "pretty" but unforgivable to mix the cheeses, which should be enjoyed individually, and then to add a lot of unnecessary items might look nice in the presentation, but take away from the cheeses. Next we ordered the (signature) roasted brussel sprouts. They were cooked to perfection, and then, very unfortunately, drowned in some sort of strong balsamic vinegar, which completely covered the flavor of the brussel sprouts. My entree was the torn pasta. The presentation was very pretty, but the dish was so heavily over-spiced as to make it virtually inedible. My wife had the halibut which was perfectly prepared, but surrounded by a mixture of vegetables that made the presentation look pretty, but did not necessarily go well with the fish. We finished with the carrot cake. While the cake itself was good, it came wrapped in a white/dark chocolate shell, and sat on top of a swirl of caramel and something like pralines. The accompaniments really detracted from the carrot cake - but it was pretty.
We find it unfortunate that we see this trend among chefs to focus so much on presentation that the diner is left with the impression of "well, it was really pretty, but I left feeling very unsatisfied, because the food itself was just not that good". Perhaps we will see the pendulum swing back soon, and have chefs focus on preparing food really well, with much less emphasis on presentation.
Well, let's see: what did the Tuesday T ...
Well, let's see: what did the Tuesday Tasting Menu have to offer this week at Franck's? First off, you have four courses (including an unadvertised soup) for $30. I defy you to match the food, service, atmosphere, and presentation of this hidden treasure of a restaurant for anything even CLOSE to $30. They do have a full 'regular' menu for those of you who are determined to spend more (LOL) but Pam and I are stuck on this Tuesday extravaganza.
1st course: Elote (Mexican 'street' corn on the cob). This is NOT your father's corn on the cob!! Avacado Aioli, Chipotle, Cotija Cheese, Coriander Ash, and Flake Salt.
Today's soup was Blood Orange and Lager. You had to be there; Robert's soups are always an amazing combination of sweet and savory.
2nd course: Shaved Wagyu N.Y., Grey Morel Mushrooms, and Horseradish Creme Anglaise.
3rd course: A 'float' made with White Chocolate-Rosemary Soda, Raspberry-White Chocolate Ice Cream and frozen smashed Raspberries.
What an amazing restaurant, location, am ...
What an amazing restaurant, location, ambiance, food, service, etc. It was an all around wonderful experience such that we were the last ones to leave. Everyone took great care of us and the food was amazing. Every dish we had at our table was special.
Went to Franck's for girlfriend's Birthd ...
Went to Franck's for girlfriend's Birthday. The crispy brussel sprouts are the best anywhere! A must experience appetizer! The portions are good, and the meat (any kind) is delicious, moist, and enjoyable in its cuisine decore and garnishings. Service was warm and friendly - almost first-name basis. We were treated like family. We loved it!
I would recommend highly.
One of the best meals at a restaurant in ...
One of the best meals at a restaurant in a long time. The Tuesday special sampling was fantastic. I wanted to find something new for our 33 wedding anniversary. I have already recommended Francks to friends and relatives with some of the best food, ambience, and service in SLC. Thanks for a wonderful evening!!
Franck's is an awesome restaurant. They ...
Franck's is an awesome restaurant. They have some of the best food I have ever had anywhere. Definitely the best restaurant in the state of Utah!!!! Always innovating with new tastes, and smells. The location is outstanding, the staff is exceptional, and anyone will love it.
Favorite SLC restaurant for my wife and ...
Favorite SLC restaurant for my wife and me, we went there this time for her birthday. Introduced our 25 year old daughter to it, of course she loved it. Such interesting food/flavor combinations. Superb wait staff as usual.
We had a great first experience at Franc ...
We had a great first experience at Franck's. The waitress was very attentive and informative regarding the menu. She was genuinely interested in making sure our first impression was a good one. Everything we tried was fantastic! Great atmosphere for a quiet romantic evening.
I mentioned my anniversary when I signed ...
I mentioned my anniversary when I signed up for a table through Open Table - a few different staff members congratulated us and asked about our celebration. The staff was very friendly, exceptionally helpful with the menu and made a wonderful meal even better.
I had my first experience with a sous vide steak - AMAZING! The steak was served with an awesome assortment of tastes that really set the meat off. My husband had the sea bass - a generous portion of lovely fish. It was served with a sauce that he said could make shingles tasty.
We shared a carrot cake - not to be missed (if you have room!).
I highly recommend Frank's.
Tasting menu an adventure
This was our first visit and we went specifically for the tasting menu. We were not disappointed. The creativity of the menu was impressive. We looked forward to every course. The service was top knotch, from the hostess greeting to our server Wendy and everyone else who delivered food or cleared off our table. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio and will definitely return!
Franck's just keeps on truckin'....
I write a lot of Opentable reviews of this place. I do so after each visit; it's the least I can do to compensate, in some small way, for the experiences we've had in this delightful restaurant.
Those of you who have ordered the Tasting Menu (Tuesday's only) have probably shared our amazement at the Imagination of the kitchen staff and the extraordinary presentation. Add an excellent wait staff and we can't wait for our next visit.
Robert Perkins is the head chef at Franck's and he was absent in the kitchen this week. Not a beat was missed; the Tasting Menu was superb and the place was virtually full.
Robert IS a magician when it comes to food preparation and oversight of the plating but it's VERY satisfying to see the rest of the kitchen staff produce a meal like they did this week without his presence. They are 'excellent' observers & students.
So what did we have this week? Oh nothing much: Crumb Crusted Soft Shell Crab, Snake River Farms Pork Short Rib, an Apple and Huckleberry Toasted Coconut Streusel with whipped coconut......you know, the kind of stuff you probably have at home!
Still the overall best in the valley
You all have your favorite restaurants....and this is mine (ours). Tuesday's Tasting Menu is a revelation: best 'value', best variety, and best presentation. The wait staff is professional and attentive; Brian and Wendy are 'our' personal wait staff. Just kidding.....but only just. We have a chance to observe other staff during dinner but these two are our long-time favorites. The kitchen staff, led by head chef Robert Perkins, is exceptional. Mike, the maitre d keeps everything humming AND he's responsible for the gorgeous flowers in front of the restaurant entrance. This is a charming place that we can't recommend highly enough. BUT WE KEEP TRYING! LOL
My lady and I went there on a whim right before she took me to a show. I had been dying to try it, and it was the perfect time. We were the first ones there and had the patio all to ourselves. The waiter was a riot, and the food was definitely worth the cost. We will go back again and again.
Best meal here yet
I have dined here before and enjoyed it however this meal was exceptional. Our server, Wendy, remembered me and was top notch as before. A creative romaine "Cesar" salad was a good start but the fried chicken was one of the best entrees I have had in a very long time. They were able to provide two breast pieces. The coating was light and crisp with no grease and the meat was flavorful, juicy and tender. I enjoyed every bite. Will go back for more next time I am in Salt Lake area.
Went for Mother's Day Dinner. Menu was a price fixe deal, which I was not aware of, so you had no choices for any of the foods. Food was good (although not excellent as I was anticipating), and the proportions were quite small. While finer restaurants do typically serve smaller portions, this seemed even less than that standard. I heard very nice things about the establishment, and this was my first time there, having recently moved to Utah from the Midwest. I may give them another try, hoping that their full menu and service on a normal day will be much better than I experienced this past weekend.
This was my first time going to Franck's. I absolutely loved it. The atmosphere was very nice and elegant! The food was absolutely to die for! I would recommend anyone who is thinking about trying this place to just do it, you will not regret it!
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