St. Francis in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card
The Hours: Happy Hour is offered daily from 3 until 6 p.m.
Heather Hoch You have your choice of seating options at St. Francis, but this might be the best view.
St. Francis has become a staple in the dining scene in town with freshly baked bread, an open-air bar, and simple, subtly spiced veggie-driven eats. It also doesn't hurt that the restaurant on Camelback Road east of Central Avenue offers happy hour every day, a definite plus for people with busy workweeks. Sit by the kitchen, at the bar, inside, or on the large patio to enjoy happy hour options.
We can't help feeling tricked. The happy hour menu lists 11 food options, from the housemade baguette to Moroccan meatballs and pork chile verde. One would assume that these options carry happy hour discounts, since they are listed with discounted drinks, but that would be an incorrect assumption. Despite listing those items on the menu, not all of them carry a happy hour discount.
However, the regularly priced $2 baguette is a steal, anyway. The warm, crisp, and charred bread comes with a side of olive oil and sea salt and is a must-try for local bread lovers. The chicken salad sandwich, forbidden rice bowl, and French onion burger all chop $4 off their regular price, but at St. Francis we can't help ordering the seasonal soup. This time around, the $6 bowl was an apple and celery root puree that is every bit as velvety in texture and complex in flavor as any other soup we've had at St. Francis.
Heather Hoch Soup enthusiasts know to go to St. Francis.