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Frank's Americana Revival
Frank's Americana Revival

Frank's Americana Revival Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frankshouston.com
  • Email: info@frankshouston.com
  • Phone: (713) 572-8600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Albert Estrada
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Catering Available
  • Special Events & Promotions: Hosting the most talked about events during the Holiday and Year Round

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Weslayan
  • Public Transit: Metro Bus #82
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet or Self Parking
A word from Frank's Americana Revival
Frank's is a classic neighborhood restaurant, with big city appeal. With a recognized reputation for memorabe food and great service, the "Americana Revival menu features locally sourced fruits and vegetables, along with fresh Gulf seafood, Try the chicken fried steak! It has been highlighted by multiple food critics as "the best" in the State of Texas. The highly acclaimed Fried Chicken and Maple Brined Pork Chop are just as good.

The steaks are all Certified Angus and come with generous sides on the same plate, and the salads are almost legendary.

Frank's is a place where you can meet your friends in the bar, dine there, or experience the full menu in the dining room.

Reservations are recommended but not required. Come see what Chef Albert Estrada is creating.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Always dependable food preparation and outstanding, well-trained wait staff"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I knew Frank's Americana Revival scores high for others. I thought the food was "good enough," and did not sense "culinary soul." Grillades & Grits: Described as short ribs. I had ONE. 3/4 meat, 1/4 fat. Sadly, best thing on my plate was the jus - rich, beefy, well-seasoned, imparted the only flavor in the dish. Jalapeno cheese grits: gelatinous, barely discernable jalapeno and cheese. Balsamic-roasted carrots: hint o' balsamic. Pearl onions: Two, and too minuscule to spread flavor. Pan roasted chicken: My partner described as "good." Wine list: Outstanding selection, market prices. Ambience? Dark woods, nice upholstery, etc. A ton of tables/booths crammed in one, big, undivided box. No privacy and, definitely, no 'romantic' corners."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Ivan gave us great service. The fried green tomatoes were fantastic with a unique remoulade sauce. The steaks are always good. The. Veggies are good and the fried chicken doesn't disappoint."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Frank's was a recommendation. Food was delicious, ambiance was really nice, cozy, the inside is beautiful, lots of dark wood decor, the bar is really nice. Our service was great - our server was very enthusiastic. We ordered pork chops, shrimp & grits, and the sticky toffee dessert - all rich & delicious! Drinks were wine, the Hummingbird (ok, just some liquer & seltzer), & the Indian Scout (yum!)."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We arrived at 7 and were all geared up for the Monday special of liver and onions........the waiter was in over his head as they "had not expected so many people" and did not have enough help plus...oh yes, no more liver and onions!. I had the fried oyster salad and the oysters were inedible. I didn't know that you could do that to an oyster.....whatever it was that they had done! Altogether not the best experience dining there we have ever had. Perhaps they should also not tell the guests they hadn't counted on so many patrons showing up!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Just good food and good service. What they serve they do right. When really crowded service will slow, but not it OK to wait. Ribeye steak done excellently. Short Ribs and grits are the best. Chicken Fried steak best in the city."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our first opportunity to dine at Frank's. Had read and heard multiple positive reviews. Extremely hospitable staff from hostess to waiter and dining room assistants. The owner/manager came by our table, introduced himself, welcomed us and invited us back. They also have 1/2 priced bottles of wine on Sundays! Pasta with braised beef and pork was very rich in flavor. Salads were excellent, and they house smoke beef that was added to a salad. Local restaurant with comfortable middle of the road pricing. Very warm decor. On a Saturday evening appeared to be mostly an older local crowd. Looking forward to going back, especially on a Sunday for the wine."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had enjoyed several quiet and agreeable lunches at Franks. Then hosted an evening group of six, all of whom were upset that the noise level made conversation nearly impossible. A disappointment."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for our 4 year anniversary and I was beyond pleased. The waiter was super humble and I have never been to a restaurant where the owners greeted us to make sure if we had a wonderful experience (which I did). I recommend the pork chops and wine selections. Everything was amazing and it will not be my last time going!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "As always, the food was terrific. Great service. Always a great place to dine."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "They make you feel very welcome at Frank's. Great staff. Enjoyable food and deserts. Nice ambience. Frank's has become a welcome addition to our Houston restaurant rotation."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Loved our evening. Fun was fab and our service outstanding. We will go bavk"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Frank's never disappoints. Always quality food, drink, and service. Atmosphere is perfect for a date night or special occasion."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My first visit was wonderful. The waiter was very friendly and knew the menu items and specials and described them all very well and gave his recommendations. The food was fabulous and so was the service. It was quiet enough that our table of 7 could all talk and hear each other well. The special of the day was very good with a nice presentation. I will definately put this on my list of favorite places to eat."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My second time at Franks. The drinks are very well done. The food and service is outstanding. I would highly recommend Franks."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food here is delicious and there are a variety of choices. It is not a steak house, but does have steak. My husband had a delicious pork chop. He also had a Romaine stacked salad that he raved about. I had gumbo and a salad with fried oysters. The service was very attentive and appropriate. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I like the steak. Grits werent that good. Portions werent that great either. Not impressed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "excellent until bill came - got charged extra for a 'neat' jack daniels,"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wasn't sure what to expect, but the service, quality of food, and ambience were outstanding! We went for Valentines Day dinner, which was a "prix fixe" menu. All of it was superb! We will definitely good back again. I can't wait to taste the regular menu. Miguel our server and all the staff were very friendly and provided exceptional service. Please go to this restaurant, you won't be disappointed..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Best gumbo in town! Wonderful pork chop, rib eye and chicken fried steak and many others! Locally owned by people who care!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "6 of us enjoyed fine cocktails, wines, and great food. Five of us loved our choices - one had to send his filet back because it was too done. They should use a thicker cut rather than a piece that looks good-size on the plate but, at only an inch thick, overcooks too easily. The appetizer pork ribs and accompanying cole slaw were both outstanding as was the slow cooked short rib. Seafood choices were equally enjoyed by the others. All in all the restaurant is great - the perfect size, cozy and attractively decorated - with a good bar. The only real drawback for the center tables is the noise level that makes it nearly impossible to talk to someone across the table. We'll be back but reserve earlier for a quiet booth or back corner!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My fiance and I met some friends here for dinner at my suggestion. Everyone was very please with the selection and variety of the menu. Food, as always, was of excellent quality, quantity and presentation. The off menu snapper filet that I had over winter veggies was superb! Everyone was very pleased with their selection and we will all definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "A complete and satisfying dining experience. Great food, responsive service and a grownup, quiet ambience."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This is a great friendly and enjoyable place. Also has a very nice ambiance."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went to Frank's to see a server that we'd become friends with at another restaurant. Don't let the location in a nondescript strip center fool you. Noise level is enough to feel interesting but not enough to drown us out. The owners took the time to get to know us. Salads were fresh and the bacon balsamic dressing was so flavorful I dipped leftover bread in it. The market vegetables were so colorful your mother would approve. The cauliflower puree was decadent. We ate every bite of the blackberry cornmeal cobbler. My only suggestion would be to add a few more interesting martini choices and serve the otherwise delicious sangria with a little more panache. These are trivial issues so go, ask to be seated at Ivan's table and have fun."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The waiter handled our no-salt request with skill and made excellent suggestions for rearranging the menu a bit to accommodate our medically required request. We had tried the store under the earlier ownership and did not have as good an experience. The new owner is very committed to excellence and several times offered service beyond the ordinary. Our coats were handled by the owner, and if one of us looked around for our waiter who was in the kitchen, the owner would rush over to take care of our request. The food was excellent and the store had a lively energy. We will be back ... and often!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Top notch dining experience. Server Jason was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive (but not overbearing). Good wine list with some interesting choices across the price points. The food: Ahi Tuna Tartare - fresh and well prepared. Not an award winner, but a solid start to our meal Stacked Romaine Salad - Excellent take on the standard wedge salad. Again, super fresh, abundant bleu cheese and bacon. Tip: more than enough to split between 2 persons Maple Glazed Pork Chop - Cooked perfectly medium, excellent flavor. Sides of mashed potatoes with corn and sauteed spinach were a little pedestrian, but tasty nonetheless Rib Eye Steak - Very flavorful, and cooked perfectly medium rare Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake - Comfort food dessert at its best"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Had the pleasure of dining here twice now, at both the bar and the dining room. Everyone from the valet to the hostess, bartender, waiter and owner/wine director was friendly and helpful. The bar is comfortable and the restaurant has a warm feeling. Looking forward to the next visit."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Even with ownership change... still great; possibly better?"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I took a steak-loving visitor from out-of-town (and out-of-country at that) and the food did not disappoint."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I been to Franks on several occasion for lunch and for dinner. I would recommend for either lunch or dinner. Staff is great also."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We have been to Frank's several times and we have always had a great meal with excellent service."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Franks has the atmosphere as some of the more upscale steak places but not as pretentious and more affordable. It is never too crowded and it is usually easy to get a table The food is quality and the service is good. There are a few steaks on the menu and plenty of other items to choose from if you are not feeling red meat."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My husband and I are new to the area, and we received a gift card to Frank's. We went on a Saturday night, and wow, what a pleasant surprise!!! LOVE the ambience - both the restaurant and the bar. And the food was delish as well - huge portions, too...! We will definitely be back for another date night in the near future."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed a fixed menu here for New Year's Eve. I'm not usually a fan of fixed menus, but the choices were excellent and no one in my party left disatisfied. The service was a tad slower than I like but given the number of patrons, I was ok with it. We'd come back here again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our out-of-town family joined us for a delicious dinner at Franks. Everything we had - shrimp and grits, fried chicken, chicken fried steak, seafood platter - was well-prepared and yummy! Even the leftovers we had the next day, retained all of their appeal and yumminess. Kudos to the banana sorbet and the sticky toffee pudding desserts. A great place for comfort food!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Wonderful food, always consistent. Outstanding service"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Franks in the past has really delivered on food with excellent taste and selection. But during our last visit Frank's tried to spice things up by adding sauce to items such as the Pork Chop and Salmon. These two foods stand alone especially when cooked correctly. There is no need to add special sauces and if they do, Franks should indicate that in the description of the item in the menu."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "From the moment I was greeted by the hostess to the minute my party and I left, I was most impressed with the ambience, the prompt and courteous service and to top it off the delicious food made my first dining experience a memorable one. I will be back and plan to bring others with me."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "WOW - This is a great place with a Menu that appeals to all. You will not regret the time and great food!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013