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88 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
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Franks restaurant says on their
web site that they are not just another ego-driven pricey restaurant, but unfortunately we experienced an overpriced restaurant that was rather dull! Avoid the specials unless you want to pay a high price for nothing special, and they don't list prices so ask before hand. We ordered 2 specials, lasagna and the flat noodle pasta dish. The Lasagne was bland and the other dish was too salty. The bill didn't fit the food we ate. Frankly, we felt ripped off. And that is a rare thing. If you go just stick to the menu!!!"
Dined on 4/11/2014
The food is decent, a couple of
notches above the corner pizzeria. In my opinion, the $23 Burrata is not worth the price tag and I love (expensive) cheese. The sauce was actually quite good -- a homestyle flavor that reminded me of eating at my grandmother's house. However, the rigatoni was undercooked (super super al dente) and the ravioli was a bit overcooked. A friend of mine has eaten here on numerous occasions and claims this past visit with me was the least impressive -- so perhaps worth a try."
Dined on 4/6/2014
This was my 3rd time dining at
Frank, each time with a different group. The food here is divine, unpretentious, large-portioned, and leaves you feeling like you just had dinner at your 4th cousin's house in Roviggo. The wine list is also spectacular and reasonably priced. I enjoy the casual atmosphere… it almost feels like a secret spot. The burrata and bruscetta are both perfect ways to start off the evening, followed by 1 or 2 pasta dishes. I recommend taking a date that doesn't mind sharing. The service is perfectly amiable, nothing over-the-top friendly but quick and efficient. It does get very loud in Frank, so don't bring your 65yo father with hearing aids (as I once did) unless he has the patience of a monk. CASH ONLY"
Dined on 4/2/2014
The food tastes very fresh and
portions are big. The bruschetta is by piece, but one piece might be enough for two people, depending on how much you want. I can eat a lot, and if I had one piece of brushetta and a soup i might have been full. Service is good, the place is very crowded; the tables are squeezed together very tight, and you will feel like you are eating at a table that is a little smaller than it should be. I have been twice and would go back."
Dined on 4/5/2014
Seriously this was so
delicious. The skinny baguette was a perfect size and everything was delicious. My partner got spaghetti and meatballs, and his too was amazing. Al dente to perfection. Great Italian food."
Dined on 3/26/2014
Italian just needs to be done
WELL. Look no further. Flavor, great wines, affordability, and the difficult task of cooking pasta perfectly al dente. I have a hard time ordering specials here because I'm so in love with the regular menu. It was 7-9 is night, so not as loud as usual, tho to be in franks when the din is high and the room crammed is to experience the east village at its heart. Vai! Mangia!"
Dined on 3/24/2014
Waiters were patient and did not
put any pressure on us. The food, however, did not taste good. My ragu was so salty I could barely eat it. Also, they had an extensive wine list for bottle service, but the by the glass menu was substandard. They were out of rosato by the glass when we were there."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Before going to the off broadway
show Stomp- which was amazing!! Me and two of my friends went to Franks. Surprised at first at how small the restaurant was we were pleasantly surpised. Every detail went unnoticed from the drinks to dinner. The bruschetta was unbelievable and one is enough for a started. We had three different pasta dishes and all three melted in our mouths! The gnocchi, parpadelli with venecion and the meatballs were all delicous."
Dined on 2/26/2014
Nice neighborhood restaurant with
tiny tables and great atmosphere. I highly recommend the bruschetta. All of the food is extremely fresh and it is a pleasure to eat some delicious bread!! The cooks give a show in this small kitchen where they work wonders. Overall a very nice experience!"
Dined on 2/22/2014
I have eaten here a few times
usually as a walk-in, and I'm a super fan of the whole franchise (lil frankies, supper, sauce) BUT I had a valid reservation for 915pm on Sat night for 4 - while hosting friends from out of town. We didn't get seated till 1030pm, and that was ONLY because I caused a fuss.....it also took asking the hostess 3 X then finally the manager 2X to get seated. In the mean time, we had to stand in this super crowded area staring them down to make it happen. We were given a free bottle of wine (not an expensive one, mind you) when we sat down, but were never offered anything prior to sustain us. They actually sent us to the hummus place next door! I'd rather pay more and go somewhere else where they respect my time."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Excellent last minute, late night
dinner after a show with an uncertain end-time. Super laid back, but also exciting, stellar food. Frank has been around for years, and has not lost it."
Dined on 1/29/2014
Waiting for your reservations can
be tough because the space in front of the bar is tight. The food was very good and everyone enjoyed their dinner orders and appetizers."
Dined on 1/16/2014
We had a wonderful time at
Frank's. Great food, great service, great vibe."
Dined on 11/28/2013
Food was good as usual but
waitstaff doesn't seem to care about reservations or when or how they seat you. Feels like a restaurant too used to success. Now doesn't care."
Dined on 11/17/2013
Had a group dinner there; about 7
people. Only two of us had been there before. But, from the shared appetizer (burrata) + kale parmesan salad to our various entrees, there was not an empty plate in the house. The staff was attentive, the group was lively, but not loud, and overall, it was fun! Great job!"
Dined on 11/12/2013
Overall great experience! I
recommend the chicken parm sandwich! :)"
Dined on 11/3/2013
This is my third time at Frank
Restaurant and every time the food and service were amazing. I highly recommended this place. You also should make a reservation because the place is small and gets very busy."
Dined on 11/3/2013
If the decor was supposed to mimic
an Italian family's dining room, it is an insult to Italian nanas everywhere. Shabby chic at its worst. In addition, loud rap music was playing for our first 1/2 hour. AND BEWARE!!!!!!! CASH ONLY!"
Dined on 11/2/2013
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