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Frankie and Johnnie's Steakhouse

269 West 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
212 997 9494
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Ranked #1,418 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Scituate, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Frankie and Johnnie's Steakhouse is traditional NYC Steakhouse. It has a nice old feel to it and has that charm you get with the NYC architecture. The staff is very attentive and does a good job. They are upselling a bit, but not too much. Nice staff, good people. I ordered the Porterhouse for two with my guest and the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You need to be Hungary, portion sizes are big and the food was very tasty and the steaks are cooked to how you would like. Well worth having a meal at this restaurant.

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Belleville, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Ate at Frankie & Johnnie's after the theatre. Didn't expect to get in without reservations but was pleasantly surprised. From the outside, it's very low-key. But the steak and service were fabulous! Highly recommend and will return.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were referred to this historic property for pre-theatre cocktails and looked forward to checking it out for possible supper later or another day. The bartender was unfriendly and poured poor drinks...we had to ask for the condiments typically served in our cocktails! Prices high, service low.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited for pre-show dinner and were looking for a steakhouse with a reputation. F&Js was it. The ambience was excellent (a little old and worn but with style); this is definitely not a modern facsimile of a steakhouse. The service was excellent, the food was exactly to our wishes (albeit a little pricey) but you pay for what you... More

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Mill Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped in for a quick drink. Cute little bar, drinks were fine; hostess was nice (we didn't eat in the restaurant but we chatted with her while we were in the bar); bar tender could have been friendlier but she was just ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

AMAZING!!! Outstanding service friendly staff amazing food one of the best steaks I have ever tasted!! Highly recommend

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Houston, Texas
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61 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Frankie and Johnnie's is a former speakeasy dating to the 1920s. You walk up a steep flight of stairs to reach the second floor dining room, and another flight to reach the restrooms -- all originally designed for security purposes during the Prohibition era apparently. The restaurant has a wonderful history, and the ambience feels it. The wait staff greets... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Decided to try this restaurant based on an ad we had read in one of the theatre programs. Apparently, F and J had once been rated as having the best steak in town. Unfortunately, we were not very impressed. Salad was bland and basically inedible. My rib eye was very tough. Would not go back.

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116 reviews 116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to eat late after a Broadway show (Les Miserables - fantastic!) and came across this place. You have to go up to the first floor and my immediate impression was of a place that was stuck in its past heydey and now just looked dated and a shabby. I love places with a history but... More

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