St. Francis Restaurant Review:
St. Francis is a sophisticated-chic restaurant housed in a two-story, historic office building that sings of contemporary charm, in part because of the indoor-outdoor bar. Named for the central Phoenix neighborhood in which it resides, the eatery boasts an urbanized vibe, though the caliber of its menu has people driving from all across the Valley. The main draw is a massive, handcrafted wood-fire brick oven cranking out roasted meats, fish, vegetables and breads. The “Pig Dip” sandwich features wood-roasted pork loin, bacon, onion marmalade, mustard, Gruyère and pork jus on a baguette. The cocktails are fun concoctions, such as a Dark and Stormy and a killer almond margarita. There is also a daily happy hour.