The Manhattan outpost of Frankies is as beloved as the Brooklyn original. The no-reservations policy keeps a steady crowd angling for a table most evenings, and though there are just 26 seats, the restaurant feels cozy—not cramped. Nibble on cheeses, cured meats and salads, including a stellar combo of watercress, caramelized apple and Gorgonzola, while sipping one of 12 wines by the glass. If grazing isn’t your thing, more filling fare includes fork-tender porchetta with gigante beans and fennel agrodolce.
Frankies Spuntino 17 Clinton Street
|Venue name:||Frankies Spuntino 17 Clinton Street||Contact:|
17 Clinton St
|Cross street:||between Houston and Stanton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–midnight; Fri, Sat 11am–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $14. AmEx, MC, V|