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88 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8309
+1 212-420-0202
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
88 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8309
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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

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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
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Discovered Franks after a nice day record shopping. Great Italian place, it was very popular we thought we wouldn’t get a seat but they managed to squeeze us in at the bar. We had bruscetta with tomatoes and one with liver pate. Followed by spaghetti...More

Thank RaeBush
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

This was our third or fourth visit to Frank and the previous were excellent. My previous review in July was glowing. Unfortunately, our experience yesterday was so disappointing. Started with the seating. We were offered a spot at the communal table — no issue with...More

Thank BM_Mtl
Reviewed January 11, 2018

We pitched up at this unassuming gem on a Saturday lunchtime, the last day of our 5 day family trip to NYC. We were meeting family and 6 of us sat around the long wooden table and simply enjoyed great Italian food, good company and...More

Thank Badgersniff
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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
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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