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Frank

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88 2nd Ave., New York City, NY 10003-8309
212.420.0202
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10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food. Can be crowded

Very Good Italian food. Wonderful attentive wait staff. Best glass of Prosecco I've ever had! Menu is creative. It was very crowded when we went. Inside can be very noisy (had a group of 5 very loud women next to us). Outside is nice, only downside is that there is a small fence that designates the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Sandy3150
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Virginia
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NYC
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Found this place on line when looking for a place for dinner after the Public theatre.Good late night dining is hard to find in the east village but franks did not disappoint!Excellent bread served with olives and yummy olive oil to start.So good I had to restrain myself!I had parpadelle with a lamb ragu.Delicious and big enough to enjoy it... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The food here was excellent! We sat outside and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Unique dishes to choose from. Definitely a place to visit!

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Virginia
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very Good Italian food. Wonderful attentive wait staff. Best glass of Prosecco I've ever had! Menu is creative. It was very crowded when we went. Inside can be very noisy (had a group of 5 very loud women next to us). Outside is nice, only downside is that there is a small fence that designates the outside area and all... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is our go to place in NYC for a late nite Italian meal. Otherwise way too crowded. Only accepts Cash. Wine list not as thorough as it used to be but lots of great wines on it. I love how HOT their pasta is served.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Been meaning to go here for a while, and went on a Saturday afternoon about 5pm hoping it wouldn't be too busy then. Managed to get last table outside. It's got a nice atmosphere, interesting menu. A quirky bar & restaurant. The meatloaf was good.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A group of 12 of us took over the restaurant for a late lunch. We were a big party and they coped really well. They had a small, but good Italian menu with delicious burrata. I then had pappardelle & veal ragu – very generous portion sizes!

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East Lyme, CT
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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90 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 2nd Ave., New York City, NY 10003-8309
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212.420.0202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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