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, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Franck's Ratings and Reviews
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.
We'd be here every week if our schedule ...
We'd be here every week if our schedule permitted; as it is we're here 'often'. Tuesday's Tasting Menu is our constant companion at Franck's and I've never EVER had one that I didn't like. That, plus at $30, it's the best value in the valley. Chef Robert Perkins, the kitchen and wait staffs (Hi Wendy!), the cozy ambiance, and the truly superior food and presentation.....all add to our enjoyment of this little gem of a restaurant.
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.
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