Frankie's B Town Bistro

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108 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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MP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here!! Loved it!!! I celebrated my bday there and had an amazing time! Staff were nice (paid for my drink and brought out 2 types of free deserts). I didn't expect live music but they had that too ☺
The food was also amazing! They had gluten free pasta which I loved! Cannot wait to come back again.

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RF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not to par this time. Must have forgot sauces very plain. Not impressed

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The only comment i would have to make is it would be nice if the tables weren't so close to each other - i feels like you r conversation is very private.

Out server was amazing and the food was delicious.

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JR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised during dinner that our friends were there. We had recently suggested they give Frankie's a try! Everything was great, except, I wish they would ask us if we prefer a booth or table when seating so we don't have to turn down their initial seating designation.

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JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice selection of very good Italian-style meals, with a welcoming bistro atmosphere and attentive and friendly wait staff, and a reasonably priced wine selection. Will look forward to a repeat visit soon.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This place unfortunately has become a victim of its own success I’m afraid. The last two times we have been there they have been running around with their hair on fire. My bar drinks were half full. Food took an hour to get to us. Service was sloppy and the quality of food suffers when people are running around with their hair on fire. I hope they can make the adjustments needed to operate effectively. Until then we will stay away, not worth the price for a bad experience.

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RG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place I’ve been their twice and will be returning many more times
Food atmosphere staff were great
Maybe play some Frank Sinatra

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Can’t wait to go back.

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

We brought 2 other couples to help celebrate my husband’s birthday and they just loved the place! We’ve been a few other times and really appreciate the personal attention provided by the owners - stopping by the table to check in and chat us up. Such wonderful people! We usually have the same waiter which is fun.
This visit the food was a bit uneven and this was a first for us. The lasagna was delicious as was the black cod over risotto special. Other dishes were good but not up to Frankie’s par. We’ll definitely be back again soon though.

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FR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent,food atmosphere & customer service. Staff went out of there way to make us feel at home. Would highly recommend the restaurant to a friend.

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M
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to celebrate an occasion with friends and family. Casual and elegant at the same time.

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CD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and they treat everybody like family.

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CN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 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 29, 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 23, 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 22, 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 19, 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 7, 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 6, 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 4, 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 29, 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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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 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 24, 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 27, 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 26, 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 19, 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 13, 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
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 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 5, 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 16, 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 August 31, 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 25, 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 23, 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 18, 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 18, 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 12, 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 11, 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 2, 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 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice place

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