St. Francis in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

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Heather Hoch
Come for the baguette, stay for the cocktails.
The Spot: St. Francis
111 East Camelback Road
602-200-8111
www.stfrancisaz.com

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The Hours: Happy Hour is offered daily from 3 until 6 p.m.

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Heather Hoch
You have your choice of seating options at St. Francis, but this might be the best view.
The Interior:
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.

The Food:
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.

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Heather Hoch
Soup enthusiasts know to go to St. Francis.
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.


Location Info

St. Francis

111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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23 comments
Chris LaBarre
Chris LaBarre

And that bread is burnt! I don't care who you are.

Chris LaBarre
Chris LaBarre

This place sucks. Have eaten there three times and just not impressed. I've had worse but it deserves no prize. I found chicken bones in my pork dish. Disgusting!

Danny J. Hall
Danny J. Hall

Yes we do. Here's the crazy part though... I quit drinking... for almost thirty days now.

Scott Hecker
Scott Hecker

I don't know about you, but I would never eat burnt bread..much less pay for it.

Richard Davenport
Richard Davenport

Joe Treanor is employed by the same person that owns the public market and St Francis.

AZ Ducky
AZ Ducky

that looks appetizing. NOT

Dan Martinez
Dan Martinez

Yeah. 3/5 stars. Wasn't impressed with drink selection and food was slightly above average.

George Fiedler
George Fiedler

Dan Martinez didn't we go here before? Pesto pizza

Joe Treanor
Joe Treanor

Never ate there before. Just telling someone who is being preachy on their soap box to shut it.

Mary Gene Martino Schoenbeck
Mary Gene Martino Schoenbeck

Hahaha @Joe Treanor, you must love this restaurant to tell a perfect stranger with an opinion to shut up! They should give you a complimentary burnt baguette for your loyalty!

Joe Treanor
Joe Treanor

The ole "I'm from New York, so I know good food" story.

Joe Treanor
Joe Treanor

Oh shut up, Mary, everything pretty causes Cancer. Believe it or not, not everyone has the same taste buds or "desires" as you do.

Mark Gilley
Mark Gilley

Brought me the wrong dish, by the time my correct dish arrived my wife was finished. And on top of that it was the worst pot roast ever. How do you screw up pot roast? After six months in the valley I say with great sadness that the food scene sucks.

Gabriela Hernandez
Gabriela Hernandez

Wahwahwah. This place is so bougie and wah, blugh, errr... (lol)

Richard Davenport
Richard Davenport

I agree with Mary. I went there with some friends I ended up with a really terrible service and a lot of the food was burned. no call me crazy I'm from New York and that does not fly on the East Coast. there are few really good restaurants in Phoenix this is not one of them!

Mary Gene Martino Schoenbeck
Mary Gene Martino Schoenbeck

Burnt foods contain cancer causing agents and should not be eaten. So wood burning the bread would not be desirable to me! I can't believe burnt bread has a good flavor!

Lightning Brian
Lightning Brian

baguette* it's prepared in a wood burning stove. The char gives it flavor.

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