This fine dining establishment with a Mediterranean and south-of-France menu opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14 (that's today) for dinner service. The restaurant is located at 4712 North Goldwater Boulevard in Scottsdale and will be overseen by restaurateur Laurent Halasz, of Fig & Olive fame. In the kitchen, we have Executive Chef Brian Archibald, whose previous stints include The Phoenician, Boulders Resort, and JW Marriott Resort and Spa.
If you’ve ever seen Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, you may get the vibe Francine is going for — the laissez-faire Mediterranean coast of southeastern France.
“Francine’s flavor profile is Mediterranean, or as we like to say the ‘food of the sun,’” says Archibald. “Everything you will find on the menu at Francine will be similar to the flavor profiles and coastal cuisine that you might find right now in the French Riviera.”
Listed entrees include striped bass, steak tartare, bouillabaisse, and seared duck a la provencal. Also: ratatouille tart, grilled octopus, and bone marrow on the menu.
The new 5,000-square-foot Scottsdale restaurant will neighbor Nobu, Toca Madera, and Ocean 44. Francine will serve just dinner for now, with lunch and brunch services — which will offer items like salads, carpaccio, pizza, and shareable plates — set to begin in September.
For more information, visit the Francine website or call 480-690-6180.
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