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88 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8309
+1 212-420-0202
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  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
88 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8309
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Franks based on reviews and menu - so pleased we did. The service was friendly and the food was amazing. Having had a very disappointing Italian meal in Boston (see my last review) I was planning to not eat pasta - but...More

Thank NotEmptyNesting
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

If you like pasta and Italian food in general, you will like Frank. We sat outside. I had a steak over arugula, we shared some garlic bread, bruschetta and caprese appetizers. My daughter had the roast chicken and my wife had a pasta special. Excellent...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

My family and I stumbled upon this jewel during a recent trip to Manhattan. Excellent meals, esp my tagliatelle with wild mushrooms.

Thank Jlemelin
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A NY local recommended this place for authentic Italian food. The special menu was huge with many choices to choose from. Everyone enjoyed their pasta selection very much! The ingredients were fresh and well prepared. I had the black linguine pasts with calamari. It was...More

Thank Marinesis2005
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My friend recommended the place and my husband and I were excited to go. Photos on Instagram looked delicious and we ended up leaving disappointed. Went in excited to get Bufalo mozz (we were in Italy a month ago). It was super cold. Almost frozen....More

Thank angelajamie
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Just a warning, no cc accepted here. My adult son knows I always have cash and he dragged me here more then once. We recently sat outside and had an excellent reasonably priced dinner and appetizers. I think we both had avocado salads to start....More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Group of 5 of us and asked to sit on a table outside in the shade but were told we couldn’t but could have one in the sun which would be shaded in about 30 minutes ? Really why couldn’t we just have the one...More

Thank ACathy3
Reviewed May 9, 2018

While visiting my cousin in the East Village we were walking around trying to decide where to eat. We came across Frank on 2nd Ave and went in. The front dining area consists of small tables along the wall and a huge dining table that...More

1  Thank Christine F
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This nieghbourhood restaurant looked interesting. Four people nodded at me but after 20minutes of no service I decided to go somewhere else. V disappointing.

Thank Matt_Bird_Global
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Walking around in the area I passed this inviting little restaurant and had to give it a try. Nothing fancy but great atmosphere. Would like to revisit for dinner. Good food, fair prices. Cash only!

Thank Stany_VE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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: +1 212-420-0202
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