Mon-Thu, 10:30am-1am; Fri-Sat, 10:30am-2am; Sun, 10:30am-midnight
F at Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.
Broome St. to 19th St., Ave. C to West Broadway
With its kinetic open kitchen, its laconic waitstaff, and its cramped, thrift-shop furniture, Frank is where red-sauce specialist Frank Prisinzano launched his budget-Italian East Village empire. No matter the hour, it's full of hungry hipsters looking to fill up on Grandma Carmela's slow-cooked ragu, Uncle Michael's medicine ball of a meatloaf, and great bruschetta al pomodoro (when it comes to sourcing out-of-season tomatoes, Frank must be connected).Note
Reservations only accepted for parties of 8 or more.Recommended Dishes
Mozzerella di buffala, $12.95; bruschetta, $6.95; rosemary chicken, $14.95