Frank's Americana Revival

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Frank's is a classic neighborhood restaurant, with big city appeal. With a recognized reputation for memorable food and great service, the "Americana Revival" menu features locally sourced fruits and vegetables, along with fresh Gulf seafood. Try the chicken fried steak! It has been highlighted by multiple food critics as "the best" in the State of Texas. The highly acclaimed Fried Chicken and Maple Brined Pork Chop are just as good.

The steaks are all Certified Angus and come with generous sides on the same plate, and the salads are almost legendary.

Frank's is a place where you can meet your friends in the bar, dine there, or experience the full menu in the dining room.

Reservations are recommended but not required. Come see what Chef Colin Shine is creating.
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KM
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frank's was the perfect venue to celebrate a colleague's planned retirement. Food was great, service was good, and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

u
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Check menu carefully for up charges on salad adds

ST
Corpus Christi
50 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with friends. Frank's was a perfect setting to gather with old friends. The gumbo (duck and anduey sausage) was delicious. We enjoyed the table serving of the fried okra -- crisp and not greasy. The short rib and grits was the star of the show - perfectly prepared and falling off the bone. Wine selection was good and service was friendly and prompt. Definitely coming back on our next trip to Houston.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Fried Green Tomatoes

MF
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Poor service. I am there frequently. This experience wasn’t so good. We love the restaurant though.

R
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and Quality of Choices and Food (Best to make reservations also)

OT
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Y'all!!! Houston peeps!! If you've never been to Frank's Americana Revival, you need to go!! It's so beautiful inside, the service was impeccable and of course, the food was outstanding!! We will definitely go back.💖😍

OB
Houston
59 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Five of us from work to review a project. Could have a conversation and be heard. Memu took care of everyone from a cup of soup to a fillet ( salad with grilled salmon is special). Good solution for a working lunch.

JT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We live in Lake Jackson but venture into Houston once or twice a month for shopping and entertainment. Many times we choose to dine with our "friends" at Franks. It is never a wrong choice.
We strongly recommend this Houston gem.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Didn’t like our salad, nor main course

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A+ rating all around as usual !!!

M
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our last Restaurant Week experience for 2019 was very nice. Service was exceptional, and food was tasty. We will definitely add Franks to our list of favorite restaurants.

FI
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Actually sat in the restaurant which is not something I typically do! I had the salmon with the cauliflower mash in the roasted vegetables which was absolutely amazing!

My friend had the roasted chicken and well let’s just say there was nothing left on the plate!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not eaten at Frank's before but tried it due to Houston Restaurant Week. I was delighted by the food, service, and ambience and will definitely be back!
The pimento biscuits with bacon jam were delicious! Our table joked about ordering a dozen to go. I also had the spare ribs. Smoky and so tasty, the meat was so tender it literally fell off the bone. Our server was friendly and highly professional, and the atmosphere was comfortable and quiet enough for a business lunch. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. Frank's American Revival is my new favorite restaurant!

TH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Business lunch was good and efficient.

ST
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice time at Frank's for dinner. I really enjoyed the Chicken with Mushroom Risotto and the Tomato Salad. My husband said the Gumbo was really good too.

h
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food. Plus the owners are great!

g
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Cesar was outstanding, a great addition to the Frank’s staff!

DM
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Frank's has been our go-to special occasion place. We hit it Saturday for Houston Restaurant Weeks and took friends who'd never been before. I wish I could say it was all that I previously enjoyed. While it was nice to be greeted by Chris so warmly, we desperately miss Amy, the manager, and Juan, our server these past years. Both made the experiences there so special AND more upscale than what we experienced this weekend. While the food was tasty, it was lukewarm when arrived at the table. The waiter was obviously unfamiliar with the wine list and seemed to not understand the term my friend used when ordering the wine (a Gruner). My goodness...how can they make recommendations for wine? We got no real recommendations regarding the menu; heck, I can get service like that at Cafe Express. We were excited to share our special place with our friends; regrettably, it was disappointing.

CB
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Frank's at least once per month!

DP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The BBQ shrimp appetizer was delicious! I think next time I’ll have that for my meal- no sharing! The 3 of us ordered the chicken fried steak based on the reviews of how amazing it was. It was good, not over the top good. Cute place, just pricey for what we had.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was exceptional. The food was delicious.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for family and friends!

LT
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, menu, choices.

OT
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We love the homey atmosphere and having Miguel as a server is a sure way to really enjoy your meal! He is knowledgable and so very attentive that you feel like he really cares that you have a wonderful experience.

OT
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service slightly spotty but would attribute this to having a green server. Free valet parking. Great place, food and value. Restaurant Weeks dinner with recommended wine flight.

O
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for the HRW. The tomato salad was great. The main was very disappointing Gunk on a hollowed green squash on collard greens. Yuck
Desserts were minuscule

DH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in an unexpected location. Good food, good service.

EM
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Did the HRW menu and waiter acted like we had a disease. Remained aloof and indifferent. Seafood gumbo not offered but substitute was quite good, just not as on menu. Tuscan beans with lamb were bland like from a can. Lamb was good.

GG
Houston
240 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant continues to be one of our favorites in town. It's not pretentious, it's not "fancy" food, but it puts out some of the best Southern-style cooking you'll ever find...anywhere. Our favorites include the Fried Green Tomato appetizer (which includes shrimp and a spicy, just-right Remoulade dressing), and the Chicken-Fried Steak. Our guests from Atlanta enjoyed their food very much, as well. Owner Mike Shine stopped by the table, and was his usual hospitable self. Service, as always, was spot-on. Wine selection is among best in town, and reasonably-priced.

M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband calls this his "club." Everyone is always so nice, food is delicious, ambiance is welcoming and invites conversation.

p
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a work dinner.

JG
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FRanks is always good. Some of the menu is never changing but their food, drinks and wine are always superb! We love the quiet and service.

KW
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. From the bar to the server unbelievable service. Make you feel welcomed and like family. Great atmosphere and most importantly the food is awesome.

S
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Houston Restaurant Weeks offering - great food & service (from David)!

IH
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is great. Fantastic food, nice people, great atmosphere

DI
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of six. Frank’s provided the usual excellent food dishes that have made this a trusted neighborhood hotspot. Great service, casual atmosphere, and tasty favorites. Frank’s has become a River Oaks area staple.

PG
Shreveport
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and personnel friendly, but the food was a disappointment. We had expected much better from the 5 star rating. Smoked beef tenderloin was very good and fried okra was flavorful, but slightly soggy. Seafood gumbo not up to par, Caesar salad mediocre. Watermelon and tomato salad w/fennel and crab claws was fine and cobbler for dessert was also pretty good. Probably just an off night for the kitchen, but we won’t go back and couldn’t recommend.

M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post theater dinner. Food was great and service was good as usual.

OT
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Valet to Wait staff were friendly and very attentive. Food was seasoned perfectly.

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