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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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Italian

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Alexandra A
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
78 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East Village
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