88 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 5th and 6th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 10:30am–1am; Fri, Sat 10:30am–2am; Sun 10:30am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. Cash only|
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Average User Rating
4.8 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
I can't rave enough about this restaurant. The food at Frank was to die-for! As soon as we walked in the aroma of the food sold us no matter how long the wait. The wait wasn't bad and went by quickly as my group grabbed drinks at the bar. The menu didn't make our decision any easier as each dish sounded incredible. I finally made up my mind and order the pasta with broccoli in an oil sauce while those in my group got the spaghetti & meatballs special. Both dishes were phenomenal, no joke. I just keep dreaming of the day I can go back and have another bowl of their homemade pasta!
One of my pet peeves is when everyone at a table orders the exact same thing. But I have to say, the spaghetti special, which was ordered by most of the people I was with, was a total hit. Homemade noodles, delicious sauce and the most tender meatballs ever made for a really great dinner.
Frank is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. I always leave stuffed and wanting to come back. Get the Mozzarella Burrata if it's on the menu that evening. It's off the charts. I love Uncle Michael's Meatloaf and the Rigatoni al Ragu both are equally delightful. The place is small and there's sometimes a wait but it's never out of hand. Love this place! Go and see for yourself!!
So disclaimer, I don’t typically eat meatloaf so I really don’t have much to compare it to, but their spiced meatloaf was out of control good. At first glance everything on their menu looks amazing and everything sounds delicious, so you may be tempted to shy away from the meatloaf, but I can’t recommend enough trying it at least once. Franks divey atmosphere and cute white picket fenced outdoor eating area was just icing on the cake in making my dinner great!
I went on a Wednesday night so it wasn’t hard to get a table, but because they don’t take reservations I’ve heard the weekends can be pretty packed so I would recommend trying it out on a weekday if you don’t want to have to wait to be seated.