Frank's Oyster House & Champagne Parlor

4.5
299 reviews
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Frank's is the second restaurant of Sarah and Felix Penn, their first is Pair, located in the same neighborhood. In addition to oysters, the craft cocktail parlor and favorites like fried chicken and a top notch burger keep regulars coming back. The rustic-swank interior is appropriate every night but can make an occasion special as well.
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BE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I would have liked a broader seafood menu, to include some more local fare...not just oysters and clams (though the oysters were tasty!). Wanted some Dungeness and salmon but none to be had. The clam dish I had was delicious! Wife’s main meal halibut was small, but again flavorful.

R
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frank's is a quirky, fun place with ahhh-mazing food. The happy hour oyster sliders hit warp factor five on my yum scale, but everything we had for dinner after that was very, very good as well. All of the waiters were graciously helpful. They managed to show up when a need arose, but never before. They do a great job. This is not some high-faluting pretentious joint - au contraire, it has a lovely shabby-but-homey feel about it, and I highly recommend that you treat yourself with a visit to Frank's. Be sure to arrive early enough to order those happy hour sliders. (They're delish with the house bubbly.) Bon apetit!

JR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

After a few years of hearing my relatives rave about Frank’s, I finally had a chance to try it on a recent Seattle trip – and I was not disappointed. The restaurant was busy but not loud, allowing my group to have a nice conversation during our meal without having to talk over other diners. We began by ordering cocktails and a few appetizers, which we enjoyed. Each of us ordered a different entrée, which allowed us to sample one another’s choices.

The restaurant was clean and well-lit. The wait staff was pleasant and able to offer suggestions while not being intrusive. All in all, it was a nice experience and I look forward to a return visit.

LB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It is a nice restaurant but not worth your money; the portions are small, which is fine but too expensive.

WH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Started off with a glass of their pinot noir, a bit spendy but it was very good. We also had half a dozen oysters on the half shell, I love the way they present them on a solid ice block-very cute. I had the chicken, which is something I never order but it is a specialty here. It was quite good, crispy, no bones, plated on gravy with potatoes. The gravy was a little salty for my taste, but had a nice deep flavor. My daughter had the halibut and she said she really liked it, but the piece of fish was very small for the price. I would come here again. Our waiter seemed to be in training-the host would come up and stand behind him whenever he approaches would have been a nice little heads up to let us know what was going on-as someone that has worked the restaurant industry, I got it, but it should have been pointed out, at first I thought she was waiting to tell us something. Overall a good experience, the restaurant was clean, not too noisy, and we were able to get a table just getting into town, right away, on Open Table.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wish the server would have introduced himself! He was quiet fun putting up with our nonsense!

TS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful neighborhood spot. Cute atmosphere, really good food.

SF
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is always terrific although we asked for our burger to be well done and it arrived quite pink! Other than that, the halibut and risotto were fantastic!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank's was outstanding as usual!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and impeccable service! I really enjoyed the banana split!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Frank’s Oyster house for father’s day. The food was great and the ambience relaxing. My toddler loved their burger (we had to send it back once because it came undercooked, but after that it was perfectly moist and delicious).
Will be back for more!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice spot! Enjoyed the oysters and atmosphere

ML
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Been here several times for weekend brunch. The best French toast in Seattle.

KE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very pleasant place, but I'm not sure I would recommend it to friends my age (70+) because of the noise level -- very hard to have a conversation! We had small plates (baked oysters and lobster roll) and the operative word is "small" -- as in very small. Wouldn't order the lobster roll again -- much more bread than lobster. All was redeemed by chocolate whiskey cake -- decadently delicious. Special thanks to our waiter, who recommended that we order just one slice because it is large and rich. Excellent advice.

a
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating my nieces graduation from UW. We let them know ahead of time we needed quick service and they complied. The oysters were delicious as was all the food and drinks. The fried oyster sliders were a huge hit! We will be back when we have time to linger. What a great neighborhood place. Wish we lived closer.

GR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is amazing! I have been for happy hour and dinner as well as brunch and I love it. The food is fantastic and a great wine list as well!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive

AF
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Love this place for special occasions.

CB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Frank's for my birthday brunch primarily based on its proximity to our Airbnb, however, we all agreed it was our best dining experience of the weekend! The service was excellent, the drinks were delicious, and the food was outstanding (especially the oysters!) At the end of it, they even surprised us with complementary beignets and a birthday candle! My husband and I are already planning a return visit so we can experience their dinner menu!

GR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the brunch! Food was delicious and the service was great! I want to go back again!

HH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Extremely underwhelmed, came in on the bar side entrance and was instantly confused as to where we needed to go to check in. Was ignored by three employees, two with their backs to us. And realized the hostess stand was up the stairs to the left and then greeted by a non smiling male host? Did they want our 6pm business on a Friday night?
Our waitress did not ask if we had been in our if we had any questions about the menu. We ordered 3 apps 1 of which were the biscuits and where not informed that those came with our two entrees unfortnate and unapologetic when we brought this up to her. Very off putting experience, I wanted to love this place as my sister and her husband have been regulars for years. We will not be back!

p
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

in a heartbeat!! one of my favorite restaurants in seattle. excellent food, fine service in a very comfortable venue.

DD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our first visit here. The waiter was personable and knowledgeable. The atmosphere had a relaxed elegance and they have several comfy booths, which I love. The oysters were AMAZING!!!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! The waitstaff is attentive enough to fulfill our needs without hovering.

ML
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Okay, the oyster are why you should come here. Gorgeous presentation. Perfect oysters. Nice accompaniments (want the lemon ice!). I had clams as an entree. They were good. Fried chicken dinners were huge. Crab wraps had a nice mound of crab, but mainly body meat. Desserts were a bit dull and the six of us did not finish the two we ordered. Oh, yes, the cocktails do not disappoint.

TB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant with friendly and professional wait staff. Food quality outstanding with very fresh and fine oysters on the half shell and a top notch variety of other fish and non-fish dishes. Only sour note was a seemingly indifferent and detached host at the front desk, who also seemed unwilling to even make eye contact. Perhaps it was just an off night for him.

SO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guy and I went to dinner and had 36 (yes 36) oysters that night, plus some apps. Every single one was delicious. We also had the po' boy sliders, prawns on plantains, Bibb lettuce salad, and cheddar biscuits (small plates) and they were also fabulous. We sat in the bar area on one of their couches and enjoyed our meal and the very unique decor (our favorite were the white leather bar stools). Really great place for a date or a dinner with friends.

SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Small plate? How about extra small plate of Fried oysters (3)?
?170 for 1 small appetizers, 1 doz amazing oysters on the half shell, 2 small plates, 4 drinks 170? Good but small portions and overpriced. We had to order a plate of fries so we wouldn’t leave hungry

MK
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Frank's Sunday brunch. On Easter each of us (6) had outstanding meals. My eggs Benedict with tomato and avocado was the best I've ever had. The service as great - as usual.

OT
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, service was slow, I think because the kitchen was slow. Food was ok but unremarkable. My cod had a gigantic dollop of aioli which was just wrong on white fish, almost felt like they were trying to hide something. The SRW menu didn’t match their regular menu exactly, prob to save money. Just felt tacky. Here’s your chance to win new diners, you should put your best foot forward. All in all lacked finesse, and that is what I was expecting for the price and marketing. I wanted to love this place but was disappointed. Might try brunch to see if that is their forte.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience celebrating a 40th bday! All 6 of us enjoyed the service and food! We look forward to returning soon.

AN
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

3rd visit for Brunch, easy to make a reservation or get a table at walk in. Food plentiful and Delicious

l
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and very good service in a restaurant where one doesn't have to shout to be heard. I'll look forward to going again.

CR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a late lunch and it was awesome! We all decided on the Oyster Po'Boy and it was excellent. Just the right amount of spicyness and very nice oysters. It came with a nice lightly dressed salad, and we ordered some fries to share. A perfect lunch.

D
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the baked oysters that paired perfectly with the rosè champagne. My only suggestion would be to add a gluten free bun for the hamburger.

LR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I love Frank's, it's a little on the pricey end but so worth it. The food is absolutely delicious neither of us have ever had anything we didn't love.

SZ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the only thing was that the music played was too jazzy and loud - made me want to eat faster but otherwise everything was perfect and we will definitely be back

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations across the board. Doubled down on chicken and waffles after round 1.

z
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

good food, good value
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RR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four yummy breakfasts plus leftovers. A casual comfortable restaurant.

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