Sometimes I see reviews on TripAdvisor which give 5 stars and raves for a restaurant that simply does not deserve it. Then there are those reviews where the writer is coming off as some ultra picky NY Times reviewer on a eatery that's just trying to serve a simple meal without a lot of fuss.
Frank's has good and okay about it. The atmosphere is cozy - quaint and ethnic just barely stopping short of cheesy. They did a good job - the lighting is right, the wall junk is funky and interesting. Plastic table cloths are okay considering the pricing of the menu - cloth napkins are an appreciated touch. Plastic cups though - not so much. Glassware is warranted here (if breakage is a concern, buy Gibralters - they are tough).
The service is good. Servers are casually but professionally dressed - the timing was a bit rushed (server asked about dessert before my husband finished his meal), but this was lunch after all. The servers should be careful to allow a few minutes between salads and entree as well.
The food was good. Not exceptional, but it was good. Properly prepared and presented. Given the affordable menu prices - the level of food was appropriate. Hearty, stick-to-your ribs fare. The Cannoli for dessert was very nice - I enjoyed it very much (they should consider whipping their own cream for topping though - it's not hard to do and easily stabilized and piped from pastry bags - this garnish touch would further elevate those cannoli)
Over-all - this restaurant is well worth a visit. I considered it a find, and I'm a pretty picky diner - I'll be back next time I am in the neighborhood for sure.
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