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, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Franck's Ratings and Reviews
The brussel sprouts appetizer is out of ...
The brussel sprouts appetizer is out of this world. I would go there just for that. For the main course I had the meatloaf, which was melt in your mouth delicious. The service was excellent from the valet to the wait staff.
Francks has become the anniversary resta ...
Francks has become the anniversary restaurant of choice for my wife and I. The service is superb and your drinks never go empty. The waiters are extremely knowledgeable and are able to answer all questions regarding the menu, let alone food. When you reserve a table at Francks, it is literally your table for the entire evening. There is ZERO rush. The waiter gives you time to converse with your party, order your appetizers, and enjoy your evening at the restaurant. Again, this place is all about timing, and Francks wants you to enjoy every minute of it. After you order your main course, the waiters time the situation. They want you to enjoy your evening, and once again, they aren't rushing you just to fill the table once you leave. It is your table to enjoy for the entire night if you wish.
Francks is top notch and easily a top 5 restaurant in Utah any given year. On our most recent visit, my wife ordered their salmon dish and said it was the best she's ever had, and she has seafood everywhere we go. I had the buffalo tenderloin and it was awesome!
If you are a picky eater, this isn't the place for you. But, for those that enjoy food and want a more one-on-one night with that special someone, you can't get much better than Francks in Utah.
Expect to pay anywhere from $90-130 (a steal for this caliber of meal in my opinion) for two people if you don't order wine. If you do order wine, pricing can escalate quickly.
We did not like Franck's and will probab ...
We did not like Franck's and will probably not go back nor will our friends. Most of the dishes we all tried were too managed, too prepared, and too sweet. 4 out of 6 entrees came to the table cold. The meatloaf was not good!! This is one of their touted specialties. The server was however very good.
We're at Franck's two to three times a m ...
We're at Franck's two to three times a month, for 'Tasting Tuesday'. Robert Perkins, the head chef, supervises a group of talented surrogates to provide a dining experience that cannot be matched for taste, presentation, and value anywhere else in the valley. $30 for a four course dining 'experience' that will have you talking about it for days. Franck's HAS a full-fledged regular menu and, early on in our four-year experience here, we tried other menu items and were always impressed. Still....Tuesday's Tasting Menu is now our constant companion and we're here every Tuesday that our schedule permits.
Directly to the south of Tuscany (and sharing the same parking lot) is this little goldmine of fabulous food, excellent table service, and friendly ambiance. This is our favorite restaurant.
We had dinner at Franck's for our annive ...
We had dinner at Franck's for our anniversary, due to a friend's recommendation. We started with the unbelieveable three chess fondue - out of this world! I had the chicken and my husband had the meatloaf. We loved the meal and the service was fabulous! We will be back!
Thank you very much!
Jim and Sue Okroy
Beautiful location. Love the small resta ...
Beautiful location. Love the small restaurant feel. But the food was too heavy. Sauces were too much. Veggies were drowned out. Meat was smothered. A shame. Would do great with a lighter, fresher, healthier menu.
Franck's 'Tasting Tuesday' is still the ...
Franck's 'Tasting Tuesday' is still the best value in the valley at $30. We've found nothing else that comes close; always a series of taste surprises served with elegance and flair. We're there a couple of times a month at the minimum and that's not going to change.
The food we ordered (salmon and the shor ...
The food we ordered (salmon and the short ribs) was amazing and presented in a beautiful way. The service was great and they were wonderful about explaining the menu and making recommendations. The only critique we would have would be with the dessert. My wife and I both ordered something that sounded wonderful, but was not worth the expense and neither item we ordered was very exciting or necessarily flavorful.
Franck's is one of those places where ev ...
Franck's is one of those places where everything stands out. Everything from an impeccable menu to first rate service. Our server, David, did an excellent job of putting together a fantastic meal. I typically let the server or chef pick for me, and Franck's never disappoints.
This was our fourth Tasting Tuesday in f ...
This was our fourth Tasting Tuesday in five weeks.....I have no idea why we missed that fifth one! LOL This is our favorite restaurant on many levels but that 'Tasting Menu' is what keeps us coming back on a REGULAR basis. Robert Perkins, Franck's head chef, is a magician. Tasting menus are a chef's special creation and this restaurant provides a new series of treats each and every week. Presentation and wait staff are also superior. This 'tucked in' local restaurant, immediately south of Tuscany - they share the same parking lot - is a dining sensation.
Frank's is an amazing find of a restaura ...
Frank's is an amazing find of a restaurant. The combinations of flavor that the chef comes up with in his dishes are amazing. The meatloaf is to die for and the Fried Chicken puts anything from the south to shame. Great desserts and wonderful service. If you are early you can get a seat outside which is a wonderful setting. 5 stars, must try restaurant.
Fantastic, will be back. I eat out a lo ...
Fantastic, will be back. I eat out a lot for business and travel and can very seldom get excited about a restaurant. Franck's is an exception in that all parts of the dining experience stood out as being beyond the ordinary. Starting with the service the night was nothing short of excellent.
So we're walking into Franck's this Tues ...
So we're walking into Franck's this Tuesday for the third time this month; we meet two ladies from Wyoming just exiting the restaurant who also happen to be fans of Tuesday's Tasting Menu. We actually 'met' these ladies sometime last year, on a Tuesday, at Franck's; we'd noticed the two of them there frequently so we introduced ourselves. They're both teachers from Evanston. That's a hundred and seventy miles round trip....for Tuesday's Tasting Menu....at Franck's.
Pam and I live near East High and there are a dozen good restaurants a lot closer than Franck's. But driving fifteen freeway minutes to this neighborhood gem isn't nearly as powerful a recommendation as the hundred and seventy miles these two ladies drive 'often' to Franck's.
Their review of this week's tasting menu was glowing, BTW. They LOVED it, and we LOVED it. Franck's is our favorite restaurant. We presume it's also Janice and AJ's!
Have heard about Franck's for a while, b ...
Have heard about Franck's for a while, but finally made the trip out there. It was really quite good-- better than expected from a "suburban" restaurant (not in the city). The food was creative, and had unique (calamari steak, beets with mustard seed and goat yogurt) as well as upscale comfort food options (fried chicken, meatloaf). It was overall a pleasant surprise. The free (and fast) valet parking was a bonus as well. It is on par with restaurants like Bambara downtown. Excellent but unobtrusive service. We will be back again!
Our favorite restaurant. 'Tuesday's Tas ...
Our favorite restaurant. 'Tuesday's Tasting Menu' is a must for Foodies. The fact that it's also the best 'value' in the valley doesn't hurt either.
Robert, the head chef, is supported by an outstanding kitchen staff. Mike, the maitre d, is a gracious and involved host. Wendy is our favorite server but watching the rest of the wait staff gives us confidence that everyone is on the same page in providing quality service.
We come to Franck's a couple of times a month. That's the best recommendation we could hope to provide.
I had very high expectations when going ...
I had very high expectations when going to Franck's for our first time, not only did they meet but the fully exceeded my expectations. Food was phenomenal. Had the tomato pie for an appetizer, soup was a split pea and it did not disappoint and also got the wedge salad. Had the fried chicken and all I can say is wow, so pretty I could hardly stand to eat it and it tasted even better than it looked! Desserts were also out of this world!!! On top of the delicious food the service was top notch and the ambiance was so perfect! I would recommend this to anyone wanting a nicer dinner!!!
We used to love Francks. No longer. Fanc ...
We used to love Francks. No longer. Fancy dishes have led to a poor quality of taste. There used to be a mix of elaborate and more simple offerings. The dessert menu had nothing that was appealing and the strange flavored ice cream came to the table melted with no apology. We will wait until we hear that things have changed before we come back. Too bad.
As a family on a budget, we indulge for ...
As a family on a budget, we indulge for anniversaries, Christmas, and birthdays. While we usually end up ordering the meatloaf and fried chicken, we enjoy looking at the options and have tried many of their other dishes. For this anniversary, we chose to eat outside and avoid the louder indoor tables. The seating was still close enough to hear the conversation pf the people next to us in detail. Could be they were particularly loud, but there was an entire empty patio so to have us so close together seemed more for their convenience than for the diners' comfort. The menu seemed more limited (could be my memory) but that is understandable when the chef changes it every day. We started with the potato appetizer for $7 which was small but really tasty. A little pricey for 15ish chips, but they were very good. We then stuck with the traditional meatloaf and chicken which has never been a disappointment and always ample--until this week. The meatloaf was good, but not great. Less flavorful than in times past. Can't really say what the difference was, but the presentation was about the same. I had the chicken which was disappointing comparatively. The pieces were small, a little over-cooked, and a little dry. It came with a chutney sauce and a couple of slices of carrot which were tasty, but nothing else. Before, it came with vegetables and potatoes and this time, it left me wanting more from the $25. Before, they have always comped a small dessert to accompany another dessert purchase for our anniversary--not why we go there, but it's a nice gesture. This time, when we opted to skip dessert as I was not feeling well and they simply wished us happy anniversary and sent us away. None of these things individually would turn me away, but collectively, I was a little disappointed. In that we have whole-heartedly recommended this restaurant to many people, it's hard to say that we would not go back, but if this were our only experience, we probably would not.
Confit Nobashi Shrimp, Whiskey-Cheddar G ...
Confit Nobashi Shrimp, Whiskey-Cheddar Grits, Raisin Puree, Compressed Peach, Purple Potato, Chicken Liver Crouton, Shallot, Mizuna.
That was this weeks 'starter' at Franck's 'Tuesday Tasting and was the 1st course of a four-course Menu'. I wanted to list the actual ingredients here to illustrate just how extraordinary this Tuesday offering is, week after week.
Tasting menus aren't for everyone but for 'FOODIES' they are the consummate dining experience. Franck's does, by the way, have fried chicken and meatloaf, but for those of us who enjoy dining 'surprises' from both the food and presentation, this is your kind of place! We highly recommend this delightful neighborhood restaurant.
Need more convincing? How about $30 per person. This is also the best 'deal' in the valley.
This visit was for a business dinner. I ...
This visit was for a business dinner. I like to use Franck's to surprise out-of-town guests and clients since Tuscany seems to be an easy go-to for many of my colleagues. Franck's always delights those I bring along, which is exactly what I want. The service is consistently impeccable. The menu changes often enough to give return guests wonderful new things to explore.
For a small place with a rep for fine fo ...
For a small place with a rep for fine food, the place was surprisingly loud, and plainly decorated. The food was overly complex, too many ingredients and sauces competing for attention. Definitely didn't hit the mark.
I had the wagyu beef steak. It was delic ...
I had the wagyu beef steak. It was delicious and could be cut with my fork. The cheese fondue and crispy brussel sprouts are amazing. We weren't huge fans of the cold watermelon soup. The banana split dessert is great but the chocolate cake with rosemary was a little to much for us.
I have special dietary restrictions, and ...
I have special dietary restrictions, and the waiter was more than willing to accommodate those. He went back to talk to the chef twice to ensure the contents of the items on the menu. When those did not conform, he asked the chef to create something new that was not on the menu, which did fit my dietary requirements. The chef's creation was extremely well prepared--delicious, visually appealing, and timely, so that it was served at the same time as the "regular" entrees ordered by my three other dinner companions. Franck's went way above and beyond the "call of duty," and won at least four loyal new customers as a result. Highly recommended for those who want an elegant meal in a great atmosphere, but have dietary limitations.
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