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348 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238
nr. Sterling Pl.
Aggressively overpriced, made worse by a hard-selling waitstaff
By jperna3 on 5/5/2007
Food was really great, but unfairly pricedÂ—no amount of fair trade/farm source/whatever requires coffee to cost $3.50 a cup, or does a single artichoke ever need to fetch $8. After making the mistake, apparently, of ordering one $10+ cocktail, our waitress proceeded to try to sell us 3 more: "Another? After-dinner drinks? Have you ever had an amaro?" Aggressive pricing combined with an obnoxiously "earnest" (but already exhaustingly cliched) organic mission makes this place hardly worth the pizza, nor the train fare to Brooklyn.
By gowanusgrl on 1/17/2006
Although the restaurant was crowded (and you'll understand why after the food), the service was excellent and the food was AMAZING (I recommend you try the kale crostini, pumpkin fritto, or white pizza)! More than your average pizza in NYC but with ingrediants like these, I can understand why. I wish the owners would open a second one in Carroll Gardens!
It could be better...
By newyorker on 1/4/2006
The pizza options are scant and it's really expensive not for pizza but for the type of restaurant it seems to strive to be. Otto has many more options and is generally better. You can't leave this place without spending at least $40/per person if you want to have a glass of wine and an appetizer which always feels like too much given how small the portions are. In addition, the service can be snotty, which in Brooklyn is just too bad. I think the owners take advantage of the fact that they are better than anything else in the neighborhood and have no competition which would require them to reign things in a bit.
Frannys? Spare me.
By kingtito on 3/25/2005
Eliot Spitzer should investigate your reviewer. Does he/she have a stake in the place? Frannys was a complete joke. The wait was obscene, the service farcical and the pizza and apps were dull, small and...mediocre. To think you mention it in the same breath as the mighty Lombardis. I swear you must be on something. It is just another Brooklyn restaurant that puffs its chest at Manhattan's best and fails to deliver.
Great Pizza in Prospect Heights
By epod34 on 7/19/2004
A welcome addition to the neighborhood, Franny's makes mouth watering pizza that comes out of their oven with the ingredients bubbling on top of a wonderful crusty base. The night we were there we had ramps for an appetizer and they were smashing! We'll go back again and again!
couldn't get in
By brooklynfoodgirl on 6/1/2004
I went with my boyfriend at 5:30 pm on a sunday night. the host said she could not seat us, along with about other 20 people crammed into the bar area, despite many empty seats. She said the kitchen couldn't handle so many people so she was spacing the guests out. then she suggested we sit at the bar, and added, "we can't serve you food there either". It was very disappointing
PARK SLOPE ROBBERY
By jazzymyron on 5/24/2004
Ordered the specialty of the House--meatball pizza. Mediocre at best.Price was $18.31 with tax and tip!Feeds--one small baby. Checked out other tables for appetizers-portions all miniscule.airconditioning-nonexistent.Small water glass with no ice.After meal, met the couple who ate a complete dinner next to us shopping at Key Food--probably were still hungry!
NY MAG- Paid off by Publicists
By Neal on 5/12/2004
NY Magazine's shameful review on Franny's is total crap. They have a cozy relationship w/ Franny's publicists and wrote a totally over the top review. The pizza is average at best at Franny's and everything is ridiculously overpriced. The service is a horror show. They think they are all that - please... At these prices- I can eat way better at Lupa or Al Di La.
By waxey on 5/8/2004
so happy they are here
By sarahat on 5/7/2004
I've eaten at Franny's twice now, and been very pleased both times. The food is really superb, and they manage to make the place feel fancy and casual at the same time. The garden in back was a nice surprise last time we were there. Can't wait for hot summer evenings to sit out there and drink wine and eat pizza. I am so happy they are in the neighborhood -- we needed a place like this. The waiters were nice, too and very attentive.
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