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88 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 5th St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 7
Service: 5
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

54% would go back.

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One of my families favorite places!

By italian_girl60 on 11/27/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I feel forced to write this review after reading the negative reviews on this site. My family and I have had dinner/lunch several times at Franks. The food has always been the best and freshest food. As an Italian American family from RI excellent Italian food is a must. Our favorite items to order the string beans with roasted garlic, spinach gnocchis, and garlic bread. We have never gotten sick ever. The place is spotless, the prices are low, and the staff is friendly. I cant recommend this place more highly. Please go and enjoy one of the best meals you will ever have.

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260 out of 602 people found this review helpful.

Watch out for meat balls

By seriousfoody on 1/23/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

First things first. Great food, impressive wine list and helpful staff. But speaking of Staph, as my Italian friends say " Don't eat meatballs other than in Grandma's Kitchen." Two of us did, one ended up in the ER and the other sick for 2 days. Called Frank, he did not call back. I still eat there, but no more meatballs. Beware, but enjoy a great funky place.

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365 out of 731 people found this review helpful.

Great Food Doesn't Make up for Bad Service

By brooklynliz on 5/27/2005

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

The rich Italian food didn't compensate for the terrible service. The host told us the wait would be 15 minutes. In fact, we waited 45 minutes with little explanation. Once we sat, our waitress was nowhere. On top of that, the host spilled water on my companion and then blamed it on a bus boy! If you don't mind being treated rudely, highlights of the food include the Thursday night lasagna special. My advice: skip Frank and go to Supper (by same owners) around the corner. Food is the same, and service much better.

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368 out of 761 people found this review helpful.

Good food but Loud

By debun on 4/3/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been to Frank's many times - mostly because of the simple and tasty food. Everything is cooked on top of the stove - no baking with dishes like pan seared salmon and capers, and pan roasted rosemary chicken with mashed potatoes and a roasted tomato. the problem is the wait staff's pushiness and the deafeningly loud music.

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