Smack dab in the middle of Charlotte Restaurant Week, I dined with my Dinner Group girls for the first time at Fran’s Filling Station. It was delicious and cozy and the service was fantastic. It takes a special kind of server to keep up the frenetic style of a group of gals who have been meeting monthly for supper for the past ten years. We are an excitable, chatty, easily distracted by something shiny bunch, and I’m always impressed when waitstaff keeps up with us.
Fran’s take on upscale, yet affordable, comfort food with thoughtful and creative ingredients is what Charlotte needed. Fran will be sharing her love with the uptown crowd when a smaller outpost of the restaurant opens soon in the 7th Street Public Market.
Seriously, that Lamb Ragu is crazy good. Goat cheese galore! Bacon wrapped sweet potato tater tots, too? Shut. The. Front. Door.
Normally I don’t get dessert. I’m usually too full, and don’t see the point of the added expense. But during Restaurant Week, why not?
Fran, will you be my best friend? You are my new favorite.
Fran’s Filling Station
2410 Park Road