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88 2nd Ave., New York City, NY 10003-8309 (East Village)
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Ranked #1,687 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
East Village
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
East Lyme, CT
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place was crowded and noisy, but the food was very good and service excellent. I had the pasta with oil and garlic and my wife had the gnocchis, both were excellent. The wine was very good also. Service was excellent.

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Boston, MA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The food is exceptional, fresh, home made and just delicious. I had the pan seared baby octopus to start followed by the house made taglitelli with mushrooms, out of this world. The octopus was seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection. Did I mention tender? Service was also great, the waiters are very attentive and helpful. It's a tiny "hole in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We loved Frank restaurant, it's small and intimate, quirky interiors and great music sounds with food that was better than many of the places we ate at all over Italy. Your Italian mama would be proud!

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Frank

Address: 88 2nd Ave., New York City, NY 10003-8309
Phone Number: 212.420.0202
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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