A Discussion of the Main Course

The dinner selection at Bar Frances is exciting as it is diverse. No wonder patrons can’t get enough of the New Orleans restaurant. The dinner offerings range from large plates to small plates to cocktails and other selections. One of the most popular selections is the warm castelvetrano olives, which go for $7 and feature orange rind and fennel seeds. The fried chickpeas go for $6 and feature lime zest, cumin, smoked paprika, and cotija. Also available at $7 is hand-cut french fries which are served with aioli. Whipped feta is available at $11 and features country bread, house pickles, and Aleppo chili.

Peach & Jumbo Lump Crab is one of the most delightful small plate offerings. This selection goes for $16 and features peppercorn oil, Szechuan, lemongrass, shisho, avocado, roasted Anaheim peppers. Prince Edward Island Mussels go for $14 and feature dill chips, malt vinegar, and pistachio pesto. Baby green salad goes for $8 and features peaches, pink peppercorn vinaigrette, sunflower seeds, parmesan, and torn herbs. Charred Octopus goes for $16 and features smoky freekeh salad, orange vinaigrette, house-cured salami, chilies, and fermented cucumber. Tuna tartare goes for $15 and features goji berries, pickled turmeric, taro root chips, lemon pepita vinaigrette, and Persian cucumbers. Grilled watermelon is available for $10 and features guajillo pepper, lime basil, feta, and sea salt.

Hanger steak & fries are one of the most popular selections of large plates at Bar Frances. This selection goes for $26 and features Argentinian chimichurri. Seared scallops go for $25 and feature a delightful blend of cantaloupe, thyme, and agave vinaigrette, summer pepper relish, county ham, and sugar snap peas.

Watermelon glazed short ribs are available for $25 and feature marinated yellow squash, soured lime cream, watermelon pickles, and roasted tomatillos. The lamb meatball Verde goes for $24 and features pappardelle, parmesan, date syrup, pine nuts, arugula, parsley, basil, oregano, and oyster mushrooms. Grilled avocado goes for $18 and features herbed basmati rice, candied pumpkin seed za’atar, sweet corn vinaigrette, tomato coulis, and Oaxacan chili. Also available is the Frances burger. It features similar ingredients to the one offered during brunch and the price is the same($16)

Now obviously, Bar Frances’ dinner menu would not be complete without drink offerings. Atop the list is house cocktails. Hibiscus Daiquiri goes for $9 and features charanda rum, absinthe rinse, tarragon, lime, and hibiscus tea. Herbs and tonic also go for $9 and feature lavender gin, tonic, cucumber, lemon, elderflower, and Suze. If you want to feel a little bit victorious, try the victory lap. This cocktail goes for $10 and features rye cocoa tea bitters, lime, cardamaro lime, honey, and mango. Mamacita goes for $9 and features cardamom, lime, cherry, and Fresno chile tequila. A little to the naughty end is guilty pleasures. This selection goes for $10 and features gin, red wine float, rosemary, lemon, and maraschino. Tropic royale also goes for $10 and features a fantastic combination of rye, angostura, lemongrass cordial, lime, pineapple, and fino sherry. The establishment also offers a wide range of other beverages including ciders and beers.

All in all, Bar Frances is the perfect place in New Orleans to enjoy a delicious meal over a cocktail or beer. The extensive menu selection offers a little bit of everything for everyone and you will be hard-pressed not to find something that delights your palate. An exciting adventure awaits you at Bar Frances.

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What are the Breakfast Options at Bar Frances?

Bowls and Bread

One of the most delicious selections on the bowls and bread menu is the avocado and banana bowl. This selection goes for $10 and features coconut, acai, blueberries, and granola. Brioche french toast goes for $12 and features chantilly cream, seasonal preserves, and brioche. The grilled cheese selection goes for $12 and features green salad, fig preserves, goat cheese, and gruyere. The avocado toast also goes for $12 and features green salad, sunflower seeds, sprouts, radish, and grilled bread with the option of adding an egg for an extra dollar. Sausage gravy and buttermilk biscuit served with fried chicken are available at $10, with an option to add an egg at an extra cost of $1.

Eggs & Stuff

The brunch menu starts to get more interesting as you enter the eggs and stuff section. One of the most popular selections on this section is the Frances Breakfast Platter which goes for $11 and features 2 eggs made in a style of your choice, bacon, polenta, and buttered toast. Rigatoni Carbonara goes for $14 and features smoked beef tallow, pink peppercorns, chives, sweet peas, and poached farm egg.

The house-smoked salmon & eggs are to die for. This selection goes for $14 and features poached eggs, sugared beets, gremolata, dill mascarpone, and sourdough. Tuna tartare goes for $15 and features goji berries, Persian cucumbers, taro root chips, lemon pepita vinaigrette, and pickled turmeric.

Also worth a try, is Frances Yaka Mein. This selection goes for $16 and features a delightful combination of poached eggs, bucatini, sesame seed, radish, green onion, and oxtail. The vegetable omelet goes for $12 and features seasonal vegetables, green salad, and buttered toast.

Fancy a burger? Try the Frances burger ($16). The Frances burger features beef, toasted brioche bun, house dill pickles, gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, and tomato, and is served with french fries with aioli. You have the option of adding an egg at an extra cost of $1 and bacon at an extra cost of $2. The pork belly $ egg sandwich is very delicious too. This selection goes for $15 and features a wonderful combination of miso mayo, brioche bun, cabbage and carrot slaw, b&b pickles, and Korean barbeque sauce.

Offerings at Bar Frances

Main

Bar Frances offers various main dishes during their happy hour which runs from 4 pm to 7 pm. One of the most popular selections is the warm castelvetrano olives, which go for $5 and feature orange rind and fennel seeds. The fried chickpeas go for $4 and feature lime zest, cumin, smoked paprika, and cotija. Also available at $5 is hand-cut french fries which are served with aioli. Whipped feta is available at $8 and features country bread, house pickles, and Aleppo chili. The charcuterie plate goes for $12 and features baguette, mustard, and house pickles. The cheese plate goes for $12 and features a baguette and seasonal accouterments. PEI mussels go for $10 and feature dill chips, malt vinegar, and pistachio pesto. Another interesting selection you might want to try is the burrata. This selection goes for $11 and features grilled bread, lemon, and sun-dried tomato tapenade. Bar Frances’ hot fried chicken sandwich is to die for. This selection goes for $12 and features fries, green aioli, sweet pickles, carrot slaw, cabbage, and Korean chili flakes.

Drinks

The happy hour also offers a wonderful selection of drinks to choose from. Featured drinks include draft beers and pickleback shots (tequila or bourbon with chef’s pickle brine). House wines, punch, and cocktails are available for $7. The house wine selection includes rose, white, and red wine. One of the most popular house cocktails includes the Corsican tonic which features a fantastic blend of tonic, Blanco tequila, and cap corse. The contratto spritz features soda, sparkling wine, and contratto aperitivo. Sbagliato bianco features sparkling wine, suze, and cocchi americano. Another popular house cocktail is Paloma which comprises a beautiful blend of lime juice, fresh grapefruit, soda, and tequila. Fernet and cola features a touch of coca-cola and fernet branca. Gimlet features fresh lime juice and gin, while New York sour features red wine float, fresh lemon, and rye. Other house cocktails you might want to try to include old-fashioned and sazerac.

Brunch Starters and Sides

The Brunch menu offers various starters and sides from Friday through Sunday. One of the most popular selections is the warm castelvetrano olives, which go for $5 and feature orange rind and fennel seeds. The fried chickpeas go for $4 and feature lime zest, cumin, smoked paprika, and cotija. Also available at $5 is hand-cut french fries which are served with aioli. Whipped feta is available at $8 and features country bread, house pickles, and Aleppo chili. Also worth a try are the bacon, buttermilk biscuit, polenta, and daily soup.

Welcome to Bar Frances!

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bar Frances is a restaurant that offers classic cocktails, craft beer, and a European-inspired wine list. The menu selection features a wide range of large and small plates prepared by Executive Chef Marcus Woodham. Bar Frances in New Orleans features a covered patio that’s always open and is the ideal place for small plates, a relaxing dinner, and a glass of wine. Every day, the New Orleans-based restaurant has a happy hour running from 4 to 7 pm where you can enjoy small plates, charcuterie, cheese, beer, cocktails, and wine. Bar Frances offers a brunch menu on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday featuring a wide range of brunch classics as well as new creative favorites. Dinner is available every day from 5 pm with a menu featuring small plates, desserts, entrees, charcuterie, and cheese.