Frankie's B Town Bistro

4.6
97 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Conveniently located just minutes from Seattle-Tacoma Airport in the heart of Burien, Washington, Frankie's B-Town Bistro offers authentic Italian cuisine and a warm, friendly atmosphere for the entire family. Our large, open-area seating and Wine Bar with Happy Hour and beautiful outdoor patio make for a fun girl's night out or a romantic dinner for two. We believe "food is love". Amore!
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CD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and they treat everybody like family.

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CN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time. A special occasion. Always enjoyable.

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LP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Frankie's and eat at Frankie's every time we visit Burien. Take your family to Frankie's because the hospitality, service and the food is out of this world!!!!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Super kid-friendly, amazing food, reasonable prices, and free treat for the birthday celebration. We love Frankie’s!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The high reviews lured us to make a reservation for dinner with our dear friends. The reality failed to live up to expectations. Our waiter was replaced with a waitress that bursted with nervous energy and incessant ramblings so it is no surprise that the service was haphazard and frenetic. She spent the entire evening sharing how nervous waiting tables made her. Our orders were forgotten or wrong. Drinks sat empty or never arrived. Two of us not only finished our salads but had our plates removed before our partners received their appetizer and soup. Neither could be enjoyed since the main courses immediately followed and were taken away virtually untouched. The experience got even worse when the entrees arrived. The chicken piccata floated in an abundance of watery, brown sauce and had to be sawed with a knife. The Alfredo lacked creamy richness expected and instead tasted burnt. The worst was the utterly flavorless carbonara. The meal disappointed in every possible way. We sent our dishes back uneaten and chose not to complain in the hopes of a speedy exit.

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k
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoy eating out on occasion and we are looking for a place that offers good food at reasonable prices. Frankie’s fills the bill. The service level is always high and attentive. One of our favorite places to go when we are in the mood to dine out.

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LP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very BEST Italian food in Seattle. You owe it to yourself to eat here. The food is incredibly good and very consistent. Frankie’s knows how to cook pasta, Al Dente!!! And the pizza is fantastico!!! Go to FRANKIES!!!! You’ll love the service and the food!!!

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PN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our new favorites. The owners are very friendly and visit with the customers. The food and atmosphere is very good.

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O
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s is wonderful! I’ve been there twice now, once for a rehearsal dinner and once for my family to meet my fiancé’s family. The food has been delicious and the service has been impeccable. Everyone who works there clearly has a passion for creating a welcoming and cozy experience.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time celebrating a family birthday! The food was very good and paired with excellent service. It was a little noisy because it is open-space but we were still able to carry on our conversations. It was a great family atmosphere and will be back!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

My family and I came to this restaurant to celebrate my mom and I’s birthday. I had heard some good things about the food and decided to give it a try for our special day. We love the fact that they have fresh ingredients and pride themselves on being locally sourced. However to our dismay we will not be returning to this interesting Italian place. The staff seemed nice yet confused, nervous and overly attentive without bringing quality service. My meal personally (Shrimp Alfredo) lacked sauce and was on the colder side for temperature. Once I had ordered a side of more sauce and mixed it in, it was warmer and more flavorful. The complementary bread seemed very underdone and doughy but the bruschetta was delicious! My family agreed the service was the worst part of the meal. Food was okay but our waitress was overly talkative and attentive in all the wrong ways. Our glasses were empty, food was cold, and expectations not met for the overpriced total at the end.

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JL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, personal and spirited service--I'll be back with my wife for date night!

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RW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time and will certainly be back again. Especially appreciated the accommodations with my special diet. Service was exceptional.

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k
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service is typically very good. Today was no exception. I would highly recommend Frankies.

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s
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We went to Frankie's on a recommendation. We were meeting some old friends that we had not seen for a couple of years and wanted to visit as well as have a good meal. The food was very good, the other three had a bone-in Pork Chop entrée that they found extremely good, while I had a Risotto featuring Scallops. It was also very tasty.

The restaurant was very busy and also loud, making it hard to carry on a conversation at times. The bar service was some what slow but the kitchen was not. The server was very polite and knowledgeable.

The prices were higher than one might expect for a Italian Bistro, but we noticed that other tables that had pasta dishes, that the servings were huge and most of those tables asked for take-home boxes.

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E
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's B-Town Bistro is a local gem! You are immediately part of the Genzale family when you walk in the door. The food is scrumptious. There are always tables filled with families. The night we went a 'Make A Wish' family was there to have their wish granted by one of the owners. Everyone applauded. Another family there for a birthday received an all restaurant sing-a-long for their celebration.

We were just there to choose from the Burien Actor's Theatre special menu before attending a play. Frankie's sponsors BAT and we appreciate how they help their community succeed.

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WN
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice authentic Italian home style cooking. Large portions, enough for two meals.

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LC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant/bar in Burien. The moment you walk in, you realize that this is someplace special.
There were 6 of us, we all had something different and we all proclaimed our choice as “the best”!
From special occasions, dates and romantic evenings to a seat at the bar where you can kibbutz with their wonderful bartender...this place has it all! (And where else are you greeted by one of the owners!!)

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun at Frankies. Great food and great service!

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IT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy the food, service and kindness at Frankie's, and truly believe they enjoy doing what they do because they do it very well.

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DH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding restaurant
with great food & friendly owners. Will be going back again soon.

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ER
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always fabulous. Jimmy is a great waiter/bartender.

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E
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Frankie's! You are made to feel at home every time. The owners stop by each table to visit and always remember each returning guest.

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ever go into a restaurant and feel like you’re instantly a part of the family? I adore Frankie B’s. The food is scrumptious and is only outdone by the staff who clearly take pride and joy in welcoming you. You will leave happy — and full!

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Person in our party had been here and suggested it for her new job celebration/anniversary. Service was quick and efficient. Food was delicious and even picky son enjoyed it. Server was so friendly and helped us pick a wine. Food came quickly and was exactly what we ordered. We stayed about 2 hours and the server kept saying to not worry about the time. Will definitely come back!

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's is always a treat! They always have amazing food, excellent service, and provide a personal touch to every meal. We love this family run restaurant, and will continue to come back!

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TS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, staff was awesome and management bent over backwards to make out time there exceptional.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience from start to finish. We were brought samples of wine to choose from and we started our meal with 2 crisp white wines and the delicious Caprese Salad (the heirloom tomatoes are excellent). The herb filled focaccia bread that comes with olive oil & balsamic vinegar was phenomenal. We then switched to red wines with our dinners, spaghetti & meatballs and lasagna- both rich and comforting and absolutely mouthwatering. I had to keep myself from eating my whole dinner so that I’d have room for dessert. We split the Ricotta Berry Cake and it was the perfect ending to a fabulous meal. We had a nice chat with Frank when we walked in. The wait staff was knowledgeable and super friendly. Sue came over and sat down with us for awhile and told us about her experience that day volunteering with Make a Wish Foundation. She is truly passionate and inspiring. It felt like we were dining with family and old friends even though it was our first time in. We will definitely be back, often. Cheers!!

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T
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice place

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NV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frankie's has an outstanding female wait person who has waited on us often and is unfailingly friendly, efficient, and energetic.

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KS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, amazing waiter who was so accommodating to our special requests for slight changes in entree, and loved having the owners come by the table to welcome us. As we were celebrating a family birthday, we were surprised but loved the waiter inviting all of the restaurant patrons to sing happy birthday! Such a fun evening!! We will return.

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v
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Fun and lively restaurant to be at. Highly recommend Frankie’s!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a restaurant close to SEATAC before our flight back home to the east coast and decided to try Frankie’s B Town bistro. We lived in Washington for 10 years and I only wish we would have found this gem before we moved. The service was fantastic, the owners made visits to our table to introduce themselves and make sure everything was to our liking. In our party of 7, most had a different meal and not a morsel was left on the gentlemen's plates. The only reason anything was left on the ladies’ plates was because the portions were so generous! I had the margharita pizza and it was absolutely the best I’ve ever had (and I’ve eaten many!!). The chicken parmigiana, lasagna, fettuccine, and pasta special received big thumbs up. Of special note, the restaurant was hosting a pre-vacation Make-a-Wish dinner for a child with cancer. She was wearing a Make-a-Wish shirt and when she popped over to our table, we told her our son was a beneficiary of Washington Make-A-Wish 6 years ago after he was diagnosed with cancer and how special his wish was because of volunteers and donors like her. As we were leaving, she stopped us, went to her car and brought over a guardian angel pin and put it on our son’s shirt. I wanted to cry—such a small act of kindness that meant so much to us. Beyond the delicious food, the owners are just genuinely kind people. We will be back any time we are in the Seattle area.

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived an hour later than our reservations (for 10) due to a high school graduation lasting longer. I did call and tell them and they were so nice and understanding. They had to stay late so we could finish our dinner and they were cheerful, joking and having fun along with us. This is a very welcoming, charming restaurant and well worth the trip.
We will definitely return

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic and I can’t believe I didn’t know about it until now! It seems very family oriented and both of our waiters were friendly, knowledgeable and really made our first experience great. The food was also amazing. I had the fish of the day and it was one of the best halibut dishes I’ve had!

You must try this place for a family dinner!

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Frankie’s Bistro several times,recently for the wine tasting event. It’s my new favorite restaurant. Always good food and nice people. Wine tasting was fun! I try to go once a week❤️

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ND
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. The best chioppino I’ve had anywhere. Highly recommended!!

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GH
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful, even the leftovers the next day. Everything was very fresh.
My husband has had chicken piccata on 2 different occasions. Both times the vegetables
were different...fresh. Yum

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service is outstanding

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had dinner at Frankie's B-town bistro this week. The food was great but the service was excellent! Be sure to save room for the cream brule' - It is to die for!

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