Frank's Steak House

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A neighborhood steak house with outstanding quality at prices you won"t believe. We feature steak and Prime Rib with a generous chicken, chop, and seafood selection. Franks is Greater Boston's oldest steak house, is adored by the Phantom Gourmet and the Zagat Guide and is going strong after all these years. The Bar has 5 flat screen tv's with live cover free bands on the weekends. Our chef also has some phenomenal specials every night for our ever increasing list of regulars. We are open for dinners only and Sundays at Noon.

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LH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner for my grandson's 15th birthday! We'll be back!

RF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Old school family-friendly steak house. We've been going there for 30+ years.

Latest visit was a bit of a disappointment. Food was fine but the service was inattentive. Waiter came by within a couple of minutes but when we said we'd need a few minutes he disappeared for 15 minutes. Took our orders rather brusquely and forgot my cup of clam chowder. Just not what we've become accustomed to at this venerable Cambridge spot.

JF
New England
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Petite filet is terrific.

a
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a good meal at Frank's
Courteous service
Prices good

j
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julie was our waitress! She was great and very friendly. Made a recommendation to have the prime rib and it was an awesome recommendation. The prime rib was heaven in my mouth. it was delicious. I will be returning.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They butterflied my tomahawk steak. It came out delicious and juicy. Also enjoyed the red bliss mashed.

GP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding steaks and excellent service.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Albeit valentines day and obviously busy. This was our first trip to Frank's ,Our 945 reservation wasnt seated until 1030 ,our waiter was obviously rushed and annoyed . Our first 2 choices for steak we were informed that they were out of the entree. We finally settled on prime rib . The prime rib arrived and we couldnt have been more dissapointed with the quality of the meat we ordered the king cut it was bone in which I was unaware of and literally 1/2 the serving was bone ,the fat on this thing was abnoxious it was literally the worst prime rib cut I've ever seen .and what was edible (about 5oz) was unflavored and bland..I am not the one to typically shame a resteraunt and its hardworking staff but they should be ashamed of the pathetic meal they served to us. I made no complaints while I was there I wanted no compensation.. I sincerely just wanted to leave pay our tab and move about our night.

B
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Valentines Day only disappointing part was they didn’t have any special deserts.I found this find of funny considering Valentines Day.The dinner was great as usual best steak for the money.

k
New England
47 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Two granddaughters and i had a midweek dinner treat. The little girls delighted in their steak, potatoes, and fresh carrot strips—and ice cream. Our server was helpful, kind, and lovely to the girls, even as they wearied and squiggled. The steaks were simply delicious, and we all enjoyed them. Thank you: it was a most pleasant and tasty evening.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS, GREAT SERVICE, DRINK WAS DELICIOUS I GOT THE ESPRESSO MARTINI AND SURF & TURF. YUM!

KM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Frank's has some amazing food and drinks for a great price. This is my second time here and both times the food has not disappointed. This trip the service was quite slow, which they blamed on being short staffed in the kitchen. Honestly, I think our waitress just forgot to take our order until I came to find her.

b
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Frank's. A wonderful "old school" steak house. The staff are friendly and efficient. The drinks are good and priced fairly. The Tomahawk steak (for two, but you'll have leftovers!) is delicious.

HK
New England
55 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best! Food, service, tradition.

LM
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Steaks were delicious. By 7 pm they had run out of mashed potatoes. Server forgot to bring salad and other sides, but ultimately comped a take-away-salad. For a rib-eye, no longer a bargain, but a fun retro experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

When I first got there other people's food was great we got our food it was cold and terrible didn't look anything like others meal that night.

CJ
New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their early bird special is on e of the best values in dining today.
Combine that with the best piece of steak and outstanding service and whats not to like.
Thank you Trevor for a great dining experience.

J
New England
40 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the tomahawk steak was really something special keep it on the menu!

B
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We had reservations at 7, and we got seated at 7:20

Lots of others with reservations waiting. Without reservations the wait was an hour

Service after that was quick

We ordered one NY strip medium rare and one medium. They were done to the same level

Steak was warm and not hot so that was disappointing, but the steak was still juicy

Salads were ehh. Steak fries were cold

Good place if you want a streak cheap

Unlikely to go there again considering the wait and temperature of the food

t
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Asked for steak to be medium rare (server actually reviewed it with us) and it came overcooked. I sent it back and received its replacement - completely under cooked and "rare" at best. At that point it wasn't worth sending back again as others in the party had already had their meals . My biggest complaint was the lack of concern on our server's part - she never came back to check either time - we had to wave her over to have her take the well done steak back and she never checked to see how the new steak was. The manager did come over after the overdone steak was taken away but never followed up with me to make sure the new steak was cooked according to my request. Had hoped it would be a better experience as we had been years ago and loved it...

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my brothers birthday and as always the food was great. Seems to be the place we keep coming back to to celebrate birthdays in the family! The Tomahawk Delmonico Steak was shared and amazing, as was the Prime Rib & for the seafood lovers, the fried scallops, scrod and shrimp scampi pleased the other side of the table :) Got to love Frank’s!

MC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Very busy Fri night, service very attentive despite the crowd.

JF
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant at reasonable cost. Bar is always hopping.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In all the years my family has been going to Franks we have never had a bad experience!

BS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff, great food. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a genuine steak house.

m
New England
58 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had prime rib, my husband had the sizzling platter and our friends both had the NY strips. All were cooked perfectly and delicious. Service was excellent and we each had sundaes that were delicious.

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love this institution and have since I was a kid. Food is delicious and reliable, you never wonder what you’ll be getting. Service has been better, but the girl who was our sever was clearly new. As a fellow server, I certainly gave her the benefit of the doubt. She took a while doing anything, but did always have a smile and pleasant demeanor. It’ll take her some time to get in line with her colleagues who define quality service. It’s one place I can always come to where I don’t feel like I need to “work” cause the staff know their job and customers so well.

C
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank’s was great. Steaks were cooked perfectly. I will definitely go back on a regular basis! Highly recommend.

JF
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food at great prices in a pleasant environment.

PS
New England
84 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 oz Prime Rib was rare as ordered and delicious.
The side of Broccoli was crunchy not mushy.
Mashed Potatoes were mashed potatoes.

MC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Our server, Lisa, was very attentive. Drinks were very good. Filet mignon cooked perfectly, 5oz offering, which is more than enough for me. A nice, friendly local place with very good food. Everyone in the restaurant seemed to be having a wonderful time.

JY
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good meal but service was a bit slow and restaurant was not busy. However, we love eating there and will continue to do so regularly.

BG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal old world charm. Best value in Boston. Small parking lot in back. Great for people watching, backgammon group, celebrity wall. Nicest staff.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband & I brought our daughter out for dinner and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Franks never disappoints!

D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salad was pretty small. Prime Rib was OK, but the Sizzler Steak is always on mark!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonably priced. Service was great as well.

N
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank’s steakhouse is a great place to enjoy a lovely dinner. Awesome food, great staff

LC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A treat when you need a decent piece of beef. Relaxed yet special.

B
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Years Eve everything was great.

JA
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Two steaks had to be sent back and one was all gristle and yet no accommodation was made to take it off the bill etc. it was New Year's Eve so I will give it a pass since I have been there before and it was good. Do not go on New Year's eve.