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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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner at Frank’s last night. Party of 7. We all thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous food, great drinks, and friendly service! Thanks for a great evening.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan was a great server--day after Valentine's Day and the Juan, our waiter was on his game. Food was great as always!

r
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Bad service. Asked for fruit compote and waiter could have cared less . No evidence of any desire to make evening enjoyable. I have been a customer at Frank's for years. Never had this kind of service

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff worked very well together! I felt like I could call on anyone I saw walking near.
The food was good, the staff was very knowledgeable.
Good experience!

NG
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fixed price menu for Valentine's Day, and it was excellent. Every course was good, and the wine selection was solid. Overall we had a great meal.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent wine list too!

TB
Houston
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been to Frank's multiple times and always loved it. Due to this, we chose Frank's for Valentine's Day because we could get a reservation less than a week before. To Frank's defense, did not notice Valentine's was going to be a fixed course/price menu (it was noted on their website). Had we realized, we would have made a different restaurant choice.

That said, we'd have preferred to order from the main menu. Believe we'd have received more food and spent less money. Wait service was not up to previous experiences.

All in all, we'll try Frank's again, but are hoping for a return to superior service and menu next time.

JA
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

They did not advise as to price fixed menu
Food way pricey for what offered
Not happy at all with the choices

T
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine's Day menu was expensive for what was offered

GE
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Houston, Mike & Chris makes it so great. Staff is always outstanding. The food is always over the top.

PE
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Husband's Osso Bucco was very good. The Fisherman's platter and fried okra were OK, but the Okra had too much corn meal and was overcooked. Fish was a little overcooked, also. Waiter was great.

j
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

We dine here about every six weeks because the wait staff is excellent as is the food. It reminds us of an upscale and elevated Black-eyed Pea in the best way. The CFS is the best in town! However it is one of the least diverse environments in the most diverse city in America, and clearly some of the regulars prefer it that way. We are an interracial couple and thankfully we've never had an issue or been treated differently until this latest visit. The hosts seemed intent on seating us at the edge of the dining room, at a dark table, next to the restroom. When we asked for a different table, primarily because the one we were offered was so poorly lit, the host claimed that all of the other 20-plus empty tables were reserved - at 6:30 PM; so we sat. Not surprisingly, we watched and listened as she honored the request of three other parties to be seated at tables different from the one she initially had "reserved" for them.

To say the least, we were peeved. We were very obviously treated differently and it's bizarre because we've dined here a couple dozen times at least without issue. It was very disturbing, and though we love the food, we may not return. Geez, what year is this?

LH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I walked through the front door looking for a very good chicken-fried steak. I am a bit of a connoisseur for chicken-fried steaks and continue to look for the best ever. I was not disappointed with Frank's offer to the taste race. It was excellent and I left happy. At $25, I thought it was a bit pricey, but I had a great steak and paid happily. The bar is a nice place for a toddy or two. We ate at about 7:00 on a Saturday night and we were amazed that there were tables available. Everyone had a great evening at Franks. We'll go back.

LR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Gumbo ever! Deviled eggs amazing. Snapper was perfection. Service was outstanding.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The salad would have been great with different type of greens instead of the yucky spindly ones.

N
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My guest said the Salmon salad was outstanding
Great time for all plus great service as well

RB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've come here 3 years in a row for our anniversary. It's great!

LT
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Met friends for lunch. We have been here several times, but this time the shrimp in our shrimp BLTs was overcooked and the bacon was barely cooked. It didn't keep us from scarfing it down!

l
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ivan was terrific. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and what was a seasonal item. We will ask for him next time we dine. Food was great!

ED
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 8 year anniversary. Pimento biscuits were excellent. Chicken fried steak and Salisbury steak is what we ordered. A complimentary tiramisu at the end was delicious. Not loud, great service, kind valet service, etc. I wouldn’t call it “romantic” but a nice night out.

WS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Well, the Chicken Fried Steak is reliably good and did not disappoint this evening. Wonderful! We also had a chicken pot pie, the Wednesday special, and it was delicious! Definitely worth going on a Wednesday just to have this--its a lot of food which would be hard to eat by oneself, but the leftovers reheat nicely.

M
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ordered a hamburger and it was so dry and overcooked. First time I was disappointed with the food at Frank’s, but it was also very crowded.

RM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure !!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Franks and looks like menu has a changed and there was a lot of good energy in there. It’s a great spot.

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Franks. Food is consistently good and the noise isn’t too bad

JD
Houston
172 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the place we take out of town guests when we eat out. Best food and service in town. Good varied wine list

LH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us tried Frank's for lunch on a Tuesday. The first thing we noticed is we were able to carry on a conversation without raising our voices to hear one another...an element of ambiance missing in many restaurants today. Thank you Frank's! I had the daily special, a snapper served over southern greens and texas caviar. The snapper was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. One of us, an aficionado of the cuban sandwich, ordered the Torta Cubana and was favorably impressed by Frank's version. One ordered the smoked beef tenderloin wedge salad. This dish, presented with the meat nicely sliced and arrayed on the side of the wedge, was also declared delicious by the consumer. We were served by a waiter in training who did a great job. No question, we will be back.

RP
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Franks frequently. This time was to celebrate my nieces engagement. Service and food were great. Everyone enjoyed it

d
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Check brought to table without being requested. I find that to be a bit uncomfortable, at least for us. Some people prefer that, however. Service seemed a bit rushed, but it was busy.
Really like Frank's, it is a diner's treat.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Best steak filet I've had in a long time!

PR
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I usually love Fraks. I had lunch there on Thursday. I ordered a salad and piminto cheese biscuits. The biscuits Were hard as a brick. The salad had too much lettuce and not enough other stuff. Found out the biscuits and all the desserts were made on Monday!!!! Never again!

EP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

L
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for any occasion. Don’t miss the Chicken Fried Steak.

LT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a nice place to have a meal where you can hear the conversation.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a Great Time!!! As always!!!

RB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank’s is consistently reliable. Great food and wines, and friendly service. Good for a special occasion, or as a neighborhood favorite. They have a varied menu, with something for everyone, and it is all good. Don’t get to write that many reviews that are completely positive, but this one deserves to be!

WF
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

as usual food was consistently good, service was great, the hostess staff excellent in meeting your needs.
Overall the good night out, crowds don't seem to bother the quality of food or service.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner and food and staff were great

v
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening with friends at Frank's- tried the fired chicken dinner and it was awesome!
Service was friendly and attentive.

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