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Frank - CLOSED

1546 2nd Ave, Between 5th and 6th Streets, New York City, NY 10028-3913
+1 212-420-0202
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Nov 6, 2016
“Excellent but not located on Upper East Side”
Aug 8, 2016
“The Essence of Classic Italian”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1546 2nd Ave, Between 5th and 6th Streets, New York City, NY 10028-3913
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

This restaurant is located at 88 Second Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets. The 1546 location is now a vacant lot, and no one in the 'hood knows about a Frank's Restaurant having been there. I've tried to correct this with TripAdvisor but failed.

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is a family-style trattoria that manages to be young and hip while preserving all the fun and delicious elements. The brick walls are warm and cozy, The big, shared tables make you feel like you are at Thanksgiving dinner, and the rich and flavorful...More

Thank StepMorris1
Reviewed June 28, 2016

I love this tiny restaurant in the East Village. My favorite place for Italian food! The food is fantastic and the wine is always amazing. It's a charming cash only restaurant with a bar attached if you just want to stop in for a drink....More

Thank Azy03
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Frank in East Village (88 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003) is a must stop for Seasonal Italian fare. We drove into New York City and I pointed this place out in the car and we wandered in the next day. Even though it was...More

Thank Keira E
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful authentic Italian dinner! Seafood black linguini and spinach gnocchi - the smell, the taste - just amazing ! Would definitely suggest to Italian cuisine lovers!

Thank Danny S
Reviewed December 30, 2015

This place is great. We had a couple of drinks at the bar before sitting down for dinner. The food is incredible and extremely well priced (Including bottles of wine). Only downfall is I made reservation for a kitchen table but did not receive it...More

Thank Alexandre D
Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. The first time I went it was a little overwhelming because it's tight and we had a little wait to get a table, but the food! Divine. It has an authentic Italian heart with a New York touch. The ambiance and...More

Thank salimkeshavjee
Reviewed December 15, 2015

There were three of us and we were seated at a table really meant for two people. VERY tight tables. There were many specials to choose from on the board. Two of us had special salads which were great. All three of our meals were...More

Thank LynneM755
Reviewed April 13, 2015

This no frills, no credit cards, no reservations restaurant is an old standby for us when we want Italian home cooking for lunch. Its better in the warmer weather when you can eat outside because the inside is very cramped. The prices are good. Try...More

Thank Janet A
Reviewed February 12, 2015

Franks is a small, very authentic and rustic restaurant. From the outside nothing special to notice. Inside small tables and furniture that looks a little worn. It all creates a nice atmosphere. The food is excellent. On Wednesdays they serve some wonderful meatballs with an...More

Thank Otic
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1546 2nd Ave, Between 5th and 6th Streets, New York City, NY 10028-3913
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-420-0202
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