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Frankies 457 Spuntino

457 Court St., Brooklyn, NY, 11231
nr. Luquer St.
718-403-0033

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 8
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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64% would go back.

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Great food and value

By KateGS on 3/2/2005

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

I thoroughly enjoyed myself and ate everything in sight. Lots of choices and all very good! Great place to experiment with all sorts of nibbles.

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351 out of 699 people found this review helpful.

Spuntino Time

By stickybeans on 1/26/2005

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

This place is super cool. I sat at the bar with a friend and had a bunch of small plates like really tasty cheese, sliced meats and some pasta. All with great wine. The bartender let us taste a bunch of different wines before we chose a glass. They have a ton to choose from and they were all good. Try the cavatelli....

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260 out of 604 people found this review helpful.

great

By castronovo on 10/31/2004

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

the frankies go it it right value price and quality plus the place has a cool friendly vibe

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236 out of 518 people found this review helpful.

Frank Falcinelli and Frank Costronovo score with the sister restaurant of Frankies 16

By Brian Ormsbee (NY MAG) on 4/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Have you ever experienced a moment, a trip, a date, in short a period in time where everything is just right. Everything seems to be firing on all cylinders and it could not be more perfect? Frankies 457 is one such example. The moment you enter, you are greeted by a long, dark wood bar, a few tables at the front of the restaurant affording diners a view through their large, old-style, storefront window of everyone walking past. You walk past the bar/open kitchen and are seated in a small intimate dining room warmly illuminated by antique-looking light bulbs reminiscent of the old speakeasies. The food on their menu is Italian. The dishes are simple, yet extremely satisfying and bursting with flavor. Start with the lentil and smoked bacon soup. It's rich in flavor and smoky goodness. Follow it up with their cavatelli with faiccos hot sausage & browned sage butter. One biteful and you are hooked. The sweet sausage, roasted red peppers & onions over pine nut polenta or the pork braciola marinara are guaranteed to please the most discernible diner. What about the service? Well, Frankie's does not disappoint when it comes to service. From the wait staff, to the bartenders. to the hosts and owners, you will rarely encounter such friendly, efficient and attentive service. My advice, whether you live in Brooklyn or in Manhattan, get you fanny down to Frankies 457 and enjoy some of the best Italian food in an intimate, casual setting.

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86 out of 179 people found this review helpful.

Fabulous Food!

By meg9961 on 8/26/2009

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

We just attended a wedding reception in the back garden. The food was the best I have ever had a wedding. The family style platters were generous, the courses excellent and the wait staff attentive. It was a lovely evening, a trifle warm and humid, but a great way to celebrate the start of a marriage. The prosciutto was like butter!

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84 out of 169 people found this review helpful.

Why is this place cash only?

By bloodsuckinglawyer on 7/29/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

I thought everything about this place was great until the bill came and it was cash only. A place that has entrees in the high teens and low 20's and bottles of wine that cost over $100 should not be cash only. It's just ridiculous. What makes it even worse, however, is that the restaurant doesn't even have an ATM on site. I had to walk three blocks to find one. I will probably never go back just for this reason. I mean, Aurora in Williamsburg is annoyingly cash only, but at least they have the sense to have an ATM on site.

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65 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

A tasty step back in time...

By emh on 12/8/2007

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

With the F train softly rumbling by on the elevated platform in the background, this charming little Brooklyn gem feels transported back half a century. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, if sometimes crowded, and the food's fantastic: The sausage and peppers over polenta is hearty and crave-worthy, as are the roasted veggies and the beet and avocado salad. Cavatelli's sweet and satisfying, there are several satisfying cheeses to choose from, and the bread (from Sullivan St Bakery) is soft, chewy and addictive. Downsides, imho, are the crowds some nights, that when it's busy sometimes they refuse take-out orders, and that it's cash only. Otherwise a great find.

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165 out of 307 people found this review helpful.

Lovely Place

By brooklynliz on 5/1/2005

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

A lovely place. It is located in the far heart of Carroll Gardens so it has been termed a neighborhood place. But that would have to be some sort of beautiful dream neighborhood because Frankie's food and atmosphere are so much better than anything so pedestrian as a 'local spot.' Exposed brick coupled with friendly staff and excellent but unpretentious cocktails (I ended the night with a top tasting hot toddy, for example). Go especially if you live in Brooklyn, because you will be able to walk home with that 'great meal feeling.'

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341 out of 702 people found this review helpful.

Great Place!

By jaredkanter on 4/26/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Love it!

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81 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

Delicious experience

By asak on 6/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Being a big fan of Prime Meats, I was anxious to try Frankie's. The decor was cozy and inviting, while the food and wine list were outstanding. Try the beet and avocado salad and gnocchi with marinara. Delish! The service, however, could have been better. Aside from the smug (and slightly annoyed looking) host, the staff was friendly, albeit rather inattentive. I went on a quiet Monday night, but the drinks, the food, the bill...everything seemed to take a loooong time. Regardless, don't let that stop you from going!

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