Frank

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81 Good

Even into the wee hours, Frank is full of hungry hipsters looking to fill up on Grandma Carmela’s slow-cooked ragù.

88 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10003

212-420-0106

http://frankrestaurant.com

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The lowdown

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. Even into the wee hours, it’s full of hungry hipsters looking to fill up on Grandma Carmela’s slow-cooked ragù, Uncle Michael’s medicine ball of a meat loaf, and great bruschetta al pomodoro (when it comes to sourcing out-of-season tomatoes, Frank must be connected).

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Recommended DishesMozzerella di buffala; bruschetta; rosemary chicken.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized