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Frank

88 2nd Ave., New York City, NY 10003-8309 (East Village)
212.420.0202
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Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: East Village
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English first
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Was in the village with friends and wanted a dinner which wasn't too expensive. Asked a local and she suggested Frank. We would have missed it had she not told us to look for the sign with the "woman stirring the pot" on it. We found it and loved it! I had black linguine with calamari which was delicious. A... More

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So here's the scoop - the food is very good. Portions are enough to fill you up. Here's the rest. Pricing is all over the place. Entrees are well priced. Appetizers are way overpriced. A kale salad should not be $14.95. Other appetizers were similarly priced. The catch - the specials (most of the menu is daily specials) are listed... More

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Clinton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here since we were staying on the LES and had read good things. We were not disappointed. Although tiny the service was great and the food outstanding. From the antipasto appetizer and the papperdelle with lamb ragu both of our meals were excellent. To top it off the prices were very reasonable

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Porto, Portugal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Modified Italian dishes and not, youth atmosphere, friendly owners, good cleaning and fair prices! Not the best but reasonable

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went in off peak hours so there was no wait, Tasted like we were in someones old Italian grandmother's kitchen getting dishes she had perfected our the years. The freshness of all the food was amazing. No mixes or fast food type work is done in this kitchen.They cook to order and the pasta is made daily. The prices... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My husband and I ate here on our recent trip to NYC with two of our friends who live in New York (who recommended it). It's a fine line between cosy and cramped. I say Frank was cosy, my husband says cramped! Overall the food was excellent, the waiter was friendly and helpful, and the prices were reasonable. The negatives... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I think of Frank as a cozy, charming place for comfort food - probably because I almost always order the same thing: spaghetti with oil and garlic. Not exciting, but I love it and when I cook it at home the sauce never takes on the strong, delicious garlic flavor. Also the roast chicken with rosemary and mashed potatos -... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a great Italian restaurant in the East Village. It is a neighborhood restaurant in a non tourist area so it's a no frills restaurant that is all about serving great food....and that they did. It was recommended to us by a friend that used to live in the area. We had the lasagna and Italian meatloaf which were... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a great restaurant. It's pretty packed, but it's very unique and the food is super tasty. I loved the rigatoni and the bruschetta looked amazing. I would love to go back and sit outside where there is a little more room.

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Co.Clare
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

If your in New York and you are looking for a no frills sublime dining experience this is where you need to be. A bustling vibrant restaraunt with helpful and friendly staff, set in the East village it has a lovely low key kinda cool vibe to it. Can't wait to revisit New York, bookings are essential. you won't be... More

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