Frank's Americana Revival
Frank's Americana Revival

Frank's Americana Revival

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frankshouston.com/
  • Phone: (713) 572-8600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • 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: 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
Frank's Americana Revival reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)fit for foodies (54)special occasion (45)notable wine list (35)great for lunch (28)good for groups (26)romantic (19)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Good old Southern cooking!
    GallopingGourmandVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Our group of five last night had a little of everything. Apps included melt-in-your-mouth pork spareribs (consensus was that they were the best anyone had ever eaten), crispy large onion rings, and fried green tomatoes (as good as we've eaten in town). Mains included shrimp & grits, oyster salad, chicken-fried steak, and the crab-covered red snapper. As often as we've eaten here, we've never had anything resembling a bad experience--it has always been great. The wine list has been drastically overhauled, and now includes something for almost everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, generous drinks and portions.
    Pandasmom1VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We love going to Franks and taking friends that haven't been there because we can always be sure the food will be fantastic. A very varied, creative but reliable menu with something for everyone from comfort food like fried chicken to seafood dishes and great appetizers and salads. The fried green tomato appetizer is enough to share for 2-3, with shrimp remoulade and spicy slaw it is so delicious. The salad with fried oysters is another favorite for when you don't want a big meal. Spicy ranch dressing makes a perfect compliment to the somewhat Southwestern style salad and usually 5-6 good size crispy fried oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    SamHoustonVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Keep coming back for more good comfort food at Frank's. Grillades or shrimp with grits, meatloaf, the pork chop are all superb. Some good values in the wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Southern cooking and more
    GallopingGourmandVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    My wife and her girlfriends had a birthday party with reservations made for a party of eight. Two more showed up without RSVP'ing (what else is new?), but the restaurant was able to handle the increase, along with separate checks for each one with no problems. Food was, according to all accounts, delicious, as usual, as was service. We're always very pleased with everything here, especially the attention to detail. One of the best CFS in town, as well as possibly the best fried chicken, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, and so many other dishes, it's hard to pick just one. River Oaks location without River Oaks prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Night
    SirEatsALot
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Although there was one in our party that wanted to play, stump the chef, we had a great time. 3 out of 4 were from out of state and asked me for a recommendation. I had only been to Frank's once before but it was phenomenal. This trip did not let me down. Great wine, fabulous food and a good hearted waiter to boot. Thank you all for an outstanding evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice find
    GluttonyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    It's nice. GF liked it so much we went twice in 3 days
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent meal! We had not ever been to Frank's and tried it Saturday night. Great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Franks Americana
    Eat2live
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We waited a long time for our food.....one dish was crab stuffed flounder, which was undercooked. The owner came out and told us we would be waiting a little longer because the stuffed flounder came out without the stuffing, the crab! So they had to start all over! Snapper was so-so...... We were offered coffee and dessert on the house and the bill was adjusted accordingly, which was nice, but also to be expected. Dessert, choc brownie with nuts and ice cream very good! I would give the restaurant another chance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great.
    notimpressed
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I was not happy with my food. Very bland and my sides were cold. When I asked for warm sides, they told me they were out and would bring me what they had left. Which was mac and cheese. They were ok, again bland.
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  • Excellent Service -Good Food
    Dedo
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The pork chop (luncheon portion) was outstanding. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great comfort food
    wildhareVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The avocado/tomato salad was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the chicken fried steak and fried chicken entrees - great mashed potatoes with cream gravy to thoroughly satisfy my southern palate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weeknight dinner w/ friends
    FeedmepleaseVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was the perfect spot for friends to have a delicious dinner and actually hear each other talk. The service was personable, the atmosphere was low key. They took great care of us and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat here!
    Jersey52
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent service, delicious food, what more can you ask for? Something for everyone on the menu. We had 7 in our group and all felt the same, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried and true
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food is consistently delicious. Like home cooked but with a restaurant twist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    SamHoustonVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Best upscale comfort food in town. Can't miss. Explore the local wine list and always try the specials
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delectable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The most palatable taste in town. My husband and I eat out weekly. The menu was appealing which made choices difficult. The food was cooked to perfection and the server was very amiable and responsive to our desires. client. Also very light and healthy! I ordered the Market Fish entree and it was scrumptious. My husband had Pan Roasted chicken and the chicken and he commented that the chicken melted in his mouth. The wait I enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, good food.
    AngellV
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Outstanding valet service. Nice atmosphere. Great wait staff. Each of the four of us ordered different things & they were all great. 2 apps: tuna tartare & fried green tomatoes. Dinner: braised ribs with jalapeno grits, the fried seafood platter and pasta dish. The tomatoes were perfection except there were only three& we had four people at our table. The tuna tartare tasted really fresh. The seafood was cooked perfectly - not greasy at all. The ribs were tender & grits were very creamy. I didn't taste the pasta so I don't have an opinion on that dish. It is a bit pricey so I would be more likely to go at lunch rather than dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful Dining
    Dinesalot
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Some of our party of four had reservations about Frank's, but they soon learned that the ambience was nice, the service excellent, and the food was delicious!!! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    doxiemommaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Yummo!!! Started off the meal with a delicious arugula and spinach salad with balsamic bacon dressing and topped with walnuts, dried cranberries, sweet potatoes, and bacon. Just wonderful!! My entree was this huge chicken fried steak so tender and has a great crunchy crust. Loved the cream gravy, super smooth mashed potatoes and super fresh veggies on the side. My husband had a seafood platter that was huge!! Super good served with fresh cut shoestring fried potatoes and cole slaw. Try the sticky toffee pudding or coconut cheesecake. Both awesome and huge portions as well. Been here many times and the food is always consistently good. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pure deliciousness
    SpecialP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had trouble deciding what to order; there was a plethora of yummy sounding options. I decided on the Fried Chicken; I was not disappointed. It was well seasoned, had a perfectly fried crust while remaining juicy on the inside. The mashed potatoes reminded me of my grandmother's...creamy, buttery with just the right amount of texture. The biscuit and green beans were the perfect compliment to the entrée. My dining partner had the Braised Short Ribs. I had just a taste but that was enough to know that it will be my order next time. Succulent, tender and well-seasoned, it tasted like it had been cooking for hours. As a native Houstonian who eats out alot; I have to say this is some of the best southern influenced cuisine I have in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Happyman
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The quality of the food was excellent. The service was top-notch. The ambience left nothing to be desired. Would recommend without any reservation. Already set for my next trip there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    HavingFun2
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was fantastic, I liked the interior decor, service was good but not outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lindaju
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    great place to eat dinner for a special ocasion or romantic outing
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent great food and service
    TexDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Always enjoy Frank's. Food is a good variety of American cuisine with assortment of seafood and meats. Service is always excellent. The atmosphere is very nice and never noisy so you can hear a conversation. Love this place
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • First visit
    AngelaVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I enjoyed this place very much. Nice food, really good grilled shrimp salad. Attentive service. Pleasant decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday spot
    SamHoustonVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Meatloaf special on Sundays plus half price on selected wines is hard to beat. Best neighborhood spot in River Oaks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Service
    Harrogatelass
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was good but wait staff didn't really seem engaged.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Scubadiver4u
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. The tomato watermelon salad and the Gulf Drum were excellent, but the cheesecake was a disappointment.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Fantastic!
    Kristinhd3
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Frank's never fails to impress! We love the chicken fried steak, and the double thick pork chop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistently good
    joes
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great for a business lunch - great food, not too loud, polite and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    Abuelita
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Frank's. The food and the service are excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Take it off your list
    Foodiefan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was very disappointed. Our server didn't listen or recommend good dishes. The cocktails were boring and tasteless. The appetizers were the only decent part of the meal. We had the ahi tuna tartar and BBQ shrimp. From there it only for worse. Our main courses were bland and boring. My pork chop was tough to cut and eat. The poach salmon was something you could/would make at home if you were on a diet. Lastly, it was overpriced and disappointing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    smatofcypress
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The atmosphere is a great blend of manly and modern mixed with elegant and upscale. The food was a collection of upgraded classic American dishes. Service was great and although the prices are high, it is a great restaurant for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Loved it
    foodiefoolVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had lunch here and, although the restaurant is on the pricey side, we loved it. The Friday lunch fried chicken special was really wonderful. The chicken has a real crunch and is nice and moist inside--all without being greasy. The sides of collard greens and smoked gouda mac & cheese are fantastic. Only complaint is that I asked for all dark, my waiter presented it as all dark, but it wasn't. The waiter was so good I didn't say anything until he took the leftovers to box up. Then I just told him he should know that he might have asked the kitchen for all dark, but that's not what came out. I can live with that slip up because the food was so good. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A variety of delicious dishes
    RickPVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We recently went to dinner with friends and found the food to be delicious and the ambience to be very nice. There was a real variety on the menu of "comfort food" and creative dishes for the more health-conscious. Service was attentive and friendly. I'm looking forward to returning and trying some other items on the menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Good HRW Choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went for HRW and thought that the available choices were much better than other nearby HRW-participating restaurants. We also have been here when it wasn't HRW and found that the level of service among all of our visits were consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fillet ever
    Diner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our experience was excellent - all the food was great, although the portions a bit large - and the service staff was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely return, and often, with friends as well. Great eats, great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM
    rnrdinks
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Sticky toffee pudding...CFS cut with a fork...pork chop perfect medium...best bbq shrimp...all was delish...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a perfect meal!
    Mommajudy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best food and service...always enjoy dining there... Staff is very accommodating. Just a great place to go for a consistently good meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect night
    TankMac
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated the 40th anniversary of the comic strip, "Tank McNamara", at Frank's. Everyone loved their dishes. Half of the guests chose the Chicken Fried Steak. The Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer was a winner. The wine was delicious. Service was flawless as always. A wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.