New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Fashion > Beauty > Frank's Chop Shop

All Reader Reviews of...

Frank's Chop Shop

19 Essex St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Hester St.
212-228-7442

Avg. Rating

9
Atmosphere: 9
Service: 9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

100% would go back.

Write your own review

great cut, great barber

By giopatra on 4/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went in today with pretty long messy hair and came out with a tight whole new look. I also got a little clipper dseign. In the end it came out to a reasonable $28. The head barber Mr.Bee was a nice guy and he did a great job cutting my hair. The place is more than i had expected. I definitely plan to visit again once my hair grows back.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
61 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

A funky joint in the LES

By 2dwell on 2/27/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Had a cut and a shave for $45 w/ Fritz. He gave me a great cut and a decent shave... a few knicks though and my 1.5 days growth had him sweating. Great environment and unpretencious...I'll go back.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
71 out of 153 people found this review helpful.

RE: Suspect Pricing

By SirFrank on 7/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 0
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: (NA)
  • Yes, I would go back!

Sir Frank here wanting to clear a few things up. The Chop Shop has several haircut prices and several barbers. A longer hairstyle (all scissor work, crazy texture) will run you 35.00, while a shorter regular cut (some clipper work) will run you 25.00. A plain old buzz or ceaser will come in at 20.00. Although we try to keep everyone on the same page, one barber may not know what another barber charged you on a previous visit. This can be cleared up simply by bringing the price difference to your barber or the cashier's attention. We apologize for any misunderstandings.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
105 out of 226 people found this review helpful.

Consistency is an issue

By Dio on 6/21/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

They give a good cut at Frank's, but the pricing is a bit suspect. I've been twice. The first time I received great services including a good cut, razor treatment to the back of the neck, and a polite barber - all for $25. On the second visit, the barber was 30 minutes behind, no razor and it was readily apparent that the barber was in a hurry. The cut was decent, not as good as the first, and at a new price of $35. This level of service consistency isn't appealing or worth $35, in my opinion.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
116 out of 213 people found this review helpful.

the only barbershop i've ever been to that was playing the smiths

By olliedog on 12/4/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

really amazing space. good cut. young barbers and a hot cashier. i heard about this place and was worried it'd be a bit to hip hop, but i was pleasantly suprised to hear the smiths, while i was getting a cut.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
121 out of 324 people found this review helpful.

Add Comment

You will be prompted to sign in with your NYMag or
Facebook account.

  awful average excellent
In determining overall rating, service is given more weight.
Rate
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Atmosphere
Service
Would you go back?

Some Hints:

  • The best reviews give a clear sense of why you liked or disliked a restaurant, bar, or store. And that means details. Mention specifics dishes, type of crowd, pros and cons...
  • If it's helpful to compare one place to another, go for it.
  • Come up with clever, funny, pithy subject lines, and write in the first person.
  • Don't forget to read the user rating guidelines and rules.
CloseUpdating your review
By
| Not you?
Advertising
    [Could not open include /publish/nymag//daily/fashion.feeds.thecut.cut-listings.windows-1252.html]
The Cut Newsletter

Advertising