About Frankie & Johnnie's Steakhouse - Manhattan

Established 1926 Frankie and Johnnie's Steakhouse is located in the former townhouse of John Barrymore. Frankie and Johnnie's Steakhouse has a look that is sleek and uncluttered, with a warmth that is inviting to all its guests. The menu is distinguished with its exceptional quality of USDA certified prime dry-aged beef and a secret blend of spices that season every steak before it hits the grill.
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32 West 37th
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm,; Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
5th & 6th Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 947-8940

Website:
http://frankieandjohnnies.com/steakhouses/frankieandjohnnies.html

Executive Chef:
Pedro Benitez

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Wine

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Details
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

Frankie & Johnnie's Steakhouse - Manhattan Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

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Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (23)
Romantic (21)
Special Occasion (19)
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Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Cozy (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Casual (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Our dinner was wonderful! We each had the filet mignon, done perfectly. Our server was terrific, just attentive enough without bothering us. It was expensive, but we expected that. Very nice atmosphere, highly recommend for a special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

the truth a complete disappointment starting with the atmosphere. small ugly and dark
the waiter. it was not up to the expected. and the boss. from the bar a lot less. a total disappointment. since it was not. a particular day If not a special day. a February 14 I wanted. share. with my wife. the food is terrible. the meat. burned. of very little quality. the potatoes overheated. of other days and for the last price the most expensive not to offer anything at all. I would never recommend it to anyone and would never repeat in that place. I tell you with all my heart of the 3 times I've been in New York this is the first time I've eaten badly. please everyone who wants to rate this place with knowledge because people can not go there and waste their time and for the worst be poorly attended

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent. Unfortunately, the service was lacking; it by no way matched the food. Once the food was served, the staff didn't really check back or keep an eye on the table. We had spend some time getting the attention of staff to bring us another bottle of water, they served the appetizer and asked if we wanted pepper (to which we replied yes) but then the server got busy and never returned with the pepper. They brought a second basket of bread upon request and then took one of the bread plates off the table. When we asked the bus boy for a new bread plate, he said "no" and wouldn't bring one. After dinner, they don't bother "crumbing" the table. I suspect they are aware that they fall short on service, which may be why they don't even inquire at the end of the meal or upon exit, or thank you upon leaving.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service from the moment we walked in. The food was simply delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Came in for Valentines Dinner with my girlfriend.

We were early, but got seated immediately by a very welcoming host that took our coats (I don't think they have bar seats open for pre-reception).
Our waiter was eloquent in reciting the specials, but truthful in recommending the Dry Aged Porterhouse for two($54 per person) over the tomahawk. I'm a true believer of the funk and dry aging, and this was delicious and right on point for a medium rare.
Spinach side was so simple and rich. Don't skimp on getting potatoes. We got fries, but I smelled the garlic mash from the table next to us and it was solid.
We obviously started with Lobster Bisque (velvety, deep and creamy) and Tuna Tartar (over a bed of cucumber and with such a nice citrus-y twist)
Wine selection was ample (and expensive), and we were recommended a simple bottle around the $90 price point.

Overall a very cozy table, the experience I was expecting of a steakhouse, and the chance to treat my girl to some awesome food.
Recommend. YES

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Waiter must have been new, he was very unsure of everything. Martini was not good. Hair in the food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It's a New York state of mind kind of place. You are lucky New York!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My friend and I came here to take advantage of the restaurant week lunch menu. I was seated very quickly even though my friend wasn't going to show up for another 10 minutes. The ambiance was lovely, albeit a bit dark. The server was very friendly and somewhat jovial. It was quite refreshing in a higher end restaurant. The prix-fixe was a bit more limited in variety as compared to others that I have tried, but much more consistent in food quality. It was also well-portioned. It really made me want to go back even without the restaurant week deal. I recommend it to everyone looking for a restaurant that's a little nicer, but not intimidating and unabashedly delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was poor. Server did not pay attention to what we order. Steak was served slight warm, not hot. Will never go back.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Dinner and service were good. Deserts were okay and one was not good

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was okay, not great. Portions were huge. The fireplace is a nice touch.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was delicious and the staff was so friendly!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants for a special occasion. Due to the pricing i wouldn’t make this a regular dinner choice. The food is really delicious and the ambiance is very cozy and romantic.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2018

A lovely setting and great food. Request a seat by the fire... it’s very romantic!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great Job!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Attended with my wife and other couple. Great Food and service at reasonable prices. Only the onion soup was below expectations.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Steak was well done instead of medium and for a filet very dry and chewy. Drinks were okay but nothing spectacular. Service and location decent. It was restaurant week, though. Maybe it’s better when you pay the regular price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

we made a reservation for restaurant week because we had never been and my husband loves steak. Pre fixed menu had solid choices, and they accommodated me when I asked to leave out a few ingredients in the pasta I ordered. my appetizer came out incorrectly twice but I hate being that person so I ate it anyway. steak was cooked perfectly, drinks were strong. Staff was so pleasant. Overall a good experience and would go back for the regular menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I loved the food and the service. the staff was attentive but not over the top and the food was incredible I had the Filet mignon and shrimp my mouth is watering at thought of it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for NYC Restaurant Week. The ambiance was great. Very quiet and elegant. The food portions leave much to be desired (don't expect a huge meal) but adaquet enough for me and my friend.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Restaurant week portion sizes were TINY! Shouldn't leave a restaurant after you have appetizer, entree and dessert and still be hungry.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Attentive service, great bartender, food prepared to perfection.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was a little underwhelming and the ambiance was decent. Great service waiter was nice! Went here for restaurant week, was pretty disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Server, hanging over our chair, could not understand the Russian accents, had to repeatedly ask to slow down, Steak was supposed to be MR ended up RAW, this was a huge business dinner, total fail!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Beautiful place

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were looking for a steakhouse close to our hotel & Frankie & Johnnies fit the bill. Steak was tasty & done exactly as ordered, veggies were typical steakhouse offerings & very good also. Decent drinks & wine list. Attentive service & nice atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The ambience was warm and inviting the Tomahawk was top of the line which is exactly what we were looking for in a steakhouse so conveniently located across from our hotel the staff was experienced well trained yet relaxed and comfortable top notch supply of dining experience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Last minute reservation on a very cold New York night. Great food, great wine and great service. Definitely recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Steak to share was awful
But filet was fantastic and the New York strip was great as well. The service was fabulous

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 (Norfolk)·Dined on December 31, 2017

FANTASTIC ! Wonderful steaks, cooked perfectly. Oak panelled restaurant upstairs with an open fire. Knowledgeable waiters and great wine list. Only thing is, it was quite expensive. But on New Year's Eve we couldn't have had a better evening. Please go and try it out !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year’s Eve dinner and it was amazing. Food and service was impeccable. Filet was mouthwatering!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dated choices on the menu. Very overpriced.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Although we were the first table to be seated on a Saturday evening, the service was nonexistent , the ambience was absent, and our evening was overshadowed by a table of four seated across from us in a desolate restaurant whose loud and obnoxious conversation about their personal lives made it difficult to have a conversation. There were dozens of empty tables available. Beyond me as to the reasoning behind their seating arrangements.

The food was excellent, however there are many other steakhouses in NYC that we have enjoyed in the past and will patronize in the future that reflect our preferences in this price range as well as personal attention.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

An old school steak house, wonderful service, steaks done to perfection.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service and even better food. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a “New York steakhouse” experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Sal was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a great time at Frankie and Johnnie's. The food was good and the bar selection was outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Reservations were easy to make. Once thru the door our reservation was instantly recognized and we were seated immediately.
We had a great waiter and a very attentive wait staff.
Our two dinners were outstanding. I had the Veal Chop and my wife had the Lobster Ravioli's. Both were great. I also had a bowl of Lobster bisque which was a perfect TEN.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I had a filet mignon Oscar (with lump crab meat) and it was amazing. F&J's is consistently great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful experience. We enjoyed this restaurant very much. The service was exceptional, the atmosphere was warm & inviting, but the food was the star of the show!

Tags: Authentic
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