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About Frank's Americana Revival

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.

3736 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
MON-THUR
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
FRIDAY
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
SATURDAY
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SUNDAY
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Weslayan

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 572-8600

Website:
http://www.frankshouston.com/

Catering:
Full Catering Available

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet or Self Parking

Public Transit:
Metro Bus #82

Executive Chef:
Colin Shine

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Hosting the most talked about events during the Holiday and Year Round

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Private Dining

Frank's Americana Revival has three wonderful rooms for private lunches, brunches, cocktail receptions and dinners, as well as gatherings for family and friends. We have no minimums on food and beverage (excluding restaurant buyouts). Our signature menus can be tailored to your special needs.

Frank's Americana Revival Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (45)
Comfort Food (43)
Special Occasion (33)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for a Date (26)
Authentic (26)
Business Meals (25)
Casual (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Bar Seating (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Romantic (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent, I’ll be back!

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome fresh food and great service
Luis was our server and he was awesome!!

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·Dined 5 days ago

I paid $95 surf n turf that served new York steak and not fresh lobster ?!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently fabulous food.. highly recommended.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food, service and wine was exceptional. Ambiance very nice. Will definitely dine there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We always have a wonderful experience at Frank's. Happy to go back often.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great neighborhood place!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food. Great wine list. Wonderful service. Mike and Chris Shine will take care of you and make you feel like a regular.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great spot for a business lunch or wonderful dinner!
I've been to Frank's for business lunches and long lounging dinners with many bottles of excellent wine. The Chef does a great job with seasonal specials to keep the menu interesting. The wine guy / manager does a great job listening to you then recommending.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great service and great food as usual. Always an enjoyable time.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was spotty. No one showed up at the table for 15 minutes after we were seated, had to ask for the server. Fried Green Tomatoes were drowned in the sauce, no other flavors were present. Had to ask for drink refills. Entrees were good, not great.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a delightful restaurant. I have become a regular

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great fried chicken. Excellent waitstaff and cocktails

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was outstanding and our server was delightful.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Exceptional service. Great food. Great menu options. Very fairly priced.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife’s birthday. Frank’s is a special place and one of my wife’s favorite restaurants. Frank’s is intimate setting is perfect to pleasant conversation and of course the food and service are always top shelf.. As many times as we have dined at Frank’s, I had never ordered the fried chicken, it’s a house specialty. I was not disappointed. My wife ordered the Salmon, outstanding. We shared a dessert of cranberry bread pudding.

A perfect meal, a pervent evening, happy wife, happy life.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I had the fish special and my wife had the sirloin steak. The fish was overly salty and the sirloin steak was undercooked and not particularly flavorful.

I've eaten here several times before for business lunches so I was quite surprised by the experience with my wife.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I had such high expectations for this restaurant, but I found it didn't really live up to the hype. Good food, but not great. If I was in the area, I wouldn't have a problem going back; but I wouldn't drive across town on purpose to eat there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food and service were excellent. The bartender was also very attentive. It was a great experience and I would definitely go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

You can always count on Franks for great service and delicious food.

We had a friend in from out of town and Frank's proved to the be the perfect location. We could hear each other and were able to catch up. Our table had the gulf coast seafood platter, the chicken fried steak and the beef short ribs. Everyone loved their dishes and finished the whole plate! We are already planning to get a group together in February for dinner at Frank's.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent fried chicken, 3 pieces. $5 charge for split plate, but worth it for generous portions of mashed potatoes and green beans. Caesar salad excellent. Very good desserts. Good wine list, though a bit pricey.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I can't believe this place has been around the corner from me for 6 years and I haven't heard about it. Maybe River Oaks residents are trying to keep it all to themselves. Excellent food and outstanding service. Finally found a restaurant that carries the fabulous wines from the Guadalupe Region in Baja Mexico. The owner came by our table and talked with us a while and made us feel very welcome. I am hoping that the ice-
storm stops tonight so I can make my birthday reservations for tonight. I am craving their fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade sauce!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Franks is consistently great food and great service. I love all the choices on the menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Frank's is a great place for a business lunch and an evening meal. The food is always fantastic. The fish is never over-cooked and the shrimp and grits are some of the best in Houston. The salads are always great, especially April's salad. The service is always top notch and one of the best things is we can always hear each other speak. Most restaurants in Houston are so loud, you can't hear conversations very easily. This makes Frank's a great choice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The very best shrimp and grits in Texas! Outstanding and innovative desserts!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service and attention provided was very good. The food was good and we had an overall nice dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Yummy crab cakes! We had the fried fish platter - always delicious - and the shrimp and grits. The shrimp were perfectly cooked and the gravy was sinfully rich and delicious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Frank's never disappoints! Great service, great food, and a great value!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food great as always although getting food took awhile. Service not quite up to Frank’s usual level!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The overall rating for Franks is outstanding from the hostess, to the waiter, and to most of all to the chef. My meal was made for perfection as well as the presentation. I highly recommend Frank’s Americana Revival to friends and family. We will definitely return soon. It was a wonderful meal to start the New Year!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Frank's (party of 4) on New Years Eve. We arrived early and sat in the bar for a cocktail. They were well made and their cocktail menu was good. We were seated at our reservation time and proceeded to have an outstanding experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable and spent time reviewing menu options with us. We enjoyed several items from the appetizer and salad menu before moving on to entree's. All were very well prepared and the service was outstanding. The wine list is very good with normal (a little high) markups. This is a very good restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here on NYE for my birthday and initially, it felt hectic and I was nervous the service was not birthday celebrating worthy. But once things settled down for the restaurant, we were seated and the service was great. The menu was interesting and I am allergic to wheat and tomatoes and they were understanding to it and made my dining experience great. I think everyone liked their dishes - no complaints. We brought in a birthday cake and the waitress was great ensuring we had everything we needed. Overall, the experience and food was great and a good place to dine for families, dates, friends, special occasions, etc...I will say the crowd is a bit older than I had expected but that is neither here or there - it was an observation. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good service friendly staff. Though it's not an extensive menu the food is wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good service. Food was better than average. Caesar salad was average. Good gumbo.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This place exceeded expectations on American classics. I loved all the food we ordered.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of the best places for Shrimp and Grits! My only complaint is that the wine list has gotten so pricey that it's hard to find a good wine at a reasonable price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always a great place to eat!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a great choice! Wonderful food and great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Things were good, especially the food. Our waiter Christian was very helpful, knowledgeable about the menu and had a great personality. I don't expect things to go perfect when you are a party of 8, but it was the little things that made this night not as good as it could have been. Due to a mysterious seating problem we were seated a little late, but in a private wine room (good for us). There was no salt/pepper on the table, and our group was given one small basket of bread. Some of us ordered an appetizer, and no plates came with that. Like I said, it was the little things that kept this from being an outstanding dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food. Great place

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