Take a look inside Bar Frances, the new wine bar and seasonal eatery from wine guys PJ Rosenberg and Mark Latter. The restaurant is housed in a mixed-used development that also brings 25 apartments to Freret in the former Frank's Steakhouse location, along with plans for a few more businesses, including a juice bar and a yogurt shop.
Rosenberg and Latter worked with architect and Tulane Professor of Practice Cordula Roser Gray to create the airy, modern space with covered patio dining and a 16-seat bar.
Bar Frances is family-friendly and offers lunch as well as dinner. Wine lovers will find a great selection of natural options, wines on tap, and exceptional pairings, along with craft cocktails, lower proof cocktails by carafe, and beer.
The restaurant is already making waves as a great new spot for vegetarians and for those in seek of lighter snacking thanks to chef Brendan Kahill, sous Karisa Glantz and team, who aren't trying to reinvent the bistro concept, but just keeping it contemporary and local with a few traditional items (steak frites, roasted chicken) available too.
Open daily for lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner, 5 p.m. to close with brunch to come in the next few weeks. Happy Hour, Monday-Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., starts today with the following specials: