Frank's Americana Revival

4.8
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
4 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
170 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
3 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
1 review
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.

G
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We’ve been to Frank’s many times and the food never disappoints! My wife ordered the chicken piccata and said it was outstanding. I had a burger and it was cooked perfectly with a great bun! Only blip in the meal was that our friend ordered bacon with their burger which was missing and a side that was not delivered. Our server noticed it when he came to check on us after our food was served. So it must have been a mis-communication. It was a very minor mistake in an otherwise great experience.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I had pre-ordered rose champagne as a celebration drink to be served when everyone was seated but the waiter brought out and opened a bottle of rose wine instead. He rectified this error. Two people ordered pork chops but only one chop was delivered. The second chop had to be cooked and was brought out 15-20 minutes later after most of us were finishing our meal. The service was good other than these two issues. I will say that the owner and his son were made aware of the mishaps and did the right thing to rectify the situation. As a result of their actions, we will be back and will recommend Frank’s to our friends. By-the-way, the food was delicious.

JS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a hard time deciding what to order because every item was tempting! I went with the Chicken Fried Steak because I had not had one in a long time. It was great. My wife had the salmon, also excellent. We started with Flatiron cocktails-similar to a Manhattan and very nice! Our server was helpful and knew the menu well. My wife loved her birthday desert.

A
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Warm, inviting, comfortable bar and restaurant area. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We definitely will be back.

BL
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Frank's excels in providing wonderful comfort food at a reasonable price. The fried chicken is tops - along with the onion rings. Can't get enough of this food. And the service (especially Luis) is tops. Great place.

LT
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch, and although there was a good crowd, the noise level was low and we were able to visit. Had the shrimp BLT and loved it! Our server did not rush us in the least. Great!

P
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank's is an "under-the-radar" great restaurant, for a business dinner, social outing or special occasion. I was there with two other colleagues...we all had something different and all was good. I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly. The menu will at first look like high-end steakhouse pricing, but you are pleasantly surprised that delicious and generous portion sides are INCLUDED in the entree' pricing.
The friendly and inviting bar is also top of the line...courteous and engaged bartender and a casual vibe. Frank's stays at the top of my list, particularly when an out-of-town guest is in, since it is a unique to Houston establishment with the added interest of the iconic "Stables" history.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday lunch

P
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I really like Frank's - prefer their dinner menu to lunch; but enjoyed our meal.

S
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business lunch. Always able to get a table. Quiet - conducive to conversation. Excellent food and service. What's not to like?

KM
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I'd been to Frank's Americana Revival for Houston Restaurant Weeks, so I decided to go here for my birthday with my parents. Don't think they saw the part about it being my birthday though because they didn't do anything special. But that's not a big deal. The service was still great overall, and we all loved the food. They have daily specials, and I ordered the Sunday prime rib special. It was wonderful! I don't think I've ever seen such a generous cut of prime rib either. Delicious! Hope to get the chance to come back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ivan (not sure my spelling is correct) from Catalonia, Spain, was superb, as was the food. A lovely experience, as expected.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner!

NH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank's is my go to place! I love going. Chicken Fried Steak and the Gumbo are amazing.
Great place to actually carry on a conversation and hear the person you are talking too.
Service is outstanding and friendly. Can't say enough good things about Frank's.
Nancy Hinton

JV
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Frank's many times and is one of our favorite places to dine. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding.. There are so many fine restaurants in Houston, but Frank's is among the top tier. We look forward to returning.

JS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great; the food, and service were great. The atmosphere was lively, and fun. We love going to Frank’s.

BL
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a great place for "comfort food". Great setting, wonderful service, really good food - all at a reasonable price. We recently discovered Frank's and will be coming back regularly.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was friendly and attentive.
Excellent wine.
Lovely dinner.

L
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, service good but waited 20-30 minutes for our bill. Quiet with good vibe. Would definitely go again.

D
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good. It was much more crowded and noisier than we've experienced in the past, but it was not a problem. Excellent Martini.

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