Frank Restaurant

Italian Restaurant
88 2nd Ave (at E 5th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Closed until 10:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 10:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Outdoor Seating:

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    Orchid L.
    Absolutely agree on the Rigatoni al Ragu, it's the cat's meow.(10 Tips)
    Danny H.
    Get any of the burrata items and you can't go wrong.(17 Tips)
    Get Forked T.
    The black kale Caesar is excellent.(3 Tips)
    alina a.
    best gnocchi and pretty much best italian all around.(6 Tips)
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  • rigatoni al ragu
  • burrata cheese
  • pasta
  • wine
  • gnocchi
  • seafood
  • Italian food
  • good for dates
  • linguine
  • cozy
  • calamari
  • tiramisu
  • pappardelle
  • authentic
  • homemade food
  • great value
  • good service
  • steak
  • trendy
  • outdoor seating
  • Kristen P.

    Awesome service. Amazing burrata. Cash only.

    Kristen Peirano · 2 days ago
  • Sam W.

    Great neighborhood spot, fun ambiance. Outdoor seating, everything is very very good.

    Sam Winnick · 3 weeks ago
  • Angela Z.

    Overpriced. Go across the street to Ballaro.

    Angela Zhang · April 13
  • ZZubin

    Trusty neighborhood staple. Like eating at an Italian grandmas house. The first place I ever had burrata in like 1980 yo

    ZZubin · March 22
  • Ryan C.

    Wonderful cozy place! Sit at the kitchen bar and watch the fury. Fantastic homemade pastas!

    Ryan C · March 17
  • Natasha M.

    Good good. Similar menu to lil' Frankie's and the space is a lot smaller. The staff is very nice

    Natasha Morini · March 10
  • Kristina P.

    Best pasta, burrata and tiramisu 😍

    Kristina Park · March 10
  • Amanda T.

    italian $11-15

    Amanda Theiler · February 26
  • Ryan A.

    Apparently hosts a lot of birthdays

    Ryan Ambs · February 20
  • Angela

    Cozy atmosphere, great food, and the bartender pours a generous glass. The Burrata is pictured below. Need I say more?

    Angela · February 13
  • Raymond K.

    Mozzarella, lemon spaghetti and pappardelle veal ragu

    Raymond K · January 28
  • Raymond K.

    Exposed brick and old school jams. Great place to grab a bite with a friend or casual date. No frills Italian cuisine that's completely unapologetic about its simple and fresh ingredients.

    Raymond K · January 28
  • Princess N.

    The WORST EVER. Reserved VIP, no waitress for an hour add 30 minutes for my bottle. HORRIBLE comm. even with manger. Accidentally left my bday gifts and I've been calling for a week now and NO ANSWER!

    Princess Nene · January 23
  • Matt D.

    phenomenal homemade pastas, burrata, etc.

    Matt Diaz · December 25, 2014
  • Matt R.

    Has been our go-to Italian spot since MAX closed. The Rigatoni al Ragu is the real deal.

    Matt R. · December 10, 2014
  • Gunnar A.

    Understated Italian joint with delicious food and reasonable prices. When in season, the truffle pasta is a solid value for truffle lovers. Cash only.

    Gunnar Aasen · November 30, 2014
  • Clay N.

    Very authentic and affordable Italian. Specials change daily. Hands down one of the best wine lists in the city. Sit facing the kitchen if you want some entertainment.

    Clay Nielsen · November 29, 2014
  • Clyde Kelly J.

    Solid Italian food. Very small place. Limited add on options. The menu is the menu. Cash only!

    Clyde Kelly J. · November 10, 2014
  • J. I.

    Amazing food.

    J. I.G. · October 27, 2014
  • Danny H.

    Everything is amazing here. Get any of the burrata items and you can't go wrong.

    Danny Hertz · October 16, 2014
  • Andy R.

    First time here? Try the Rigatoni al Ragu. Simple, refined and oh so delicious.

    Andy Rosenberg · October 9, 2014
  • Nicolette R.

    Great spot to sit outside and people watch. Try one of the many pastas! Super affordable.

    Nicolette Romero · September 27, 2014
  • Roger S.

    Sit at the open kitchen bar and have some wine with dinner and grappa with dessert. Special pastas such as pappardelle worth it every time. Reliable tagliata toscana. Friendly.

    Roger Schonfeld · September 27, 2014
  • Evie

    Good cheap wine, amazing pasta dishes, and flavorful entrees. Get the rigatoni al ragu, seared salmon, or chicken.

    Evie · August 24, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Daniel Holzman, chef of The Meatball Shop, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Rigatoni al ragu. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Kassandra S.

    their homemade gnocchi and their fresh mozzarella were so good that I'm still dreaming about them. SO. GOOD.

    Kassandra Sparks · August 18, 2014
  • Jordan F.

    Chicken parm is an unstoppable warhorse.

    Jordan Fox · August 9, 2014
  • refinery29

    Frank's handmade ravioli is everything. If you're not too full afterward, we also recommend finishing the meal with homemade tiramisu. Read more

    refinery29 · August 3, 2014
  • Mitchell R.

    Stupid 4sqr. Including having a busboy reach across our table to pour water for the table next to us.

    Mitchell R · June 28, 2014
  • Mitchell R.

    This was bad in more wYs than I have the space to describe - including

    Mitchell R · June 28, 2014
  • Ellie B.

    $45 for a glass of wine, pasta, and three slices of mozz as an app? No thank you.

    Ellie Benner · June 13, 2014
  • Taís F.

    My favorite italian restaurant in New York

    Taís Franco Quintanilha · June 3, 2014
  • Cécile

    European-style food: simple, home-made, and good. Kinda rare in New York!

    Cécile · April 15, 2014
  • Ali R.

    Salmon with capers & arugula is on point 👍 gluten free & dairy free Italian option!

    Ali Rose · April 10, 2014
  • Kathryn M.

    Black linguine with calamari.

    Kathryn McFarlane · March 31, 2014
  • Alex C.

    Save room for the tiramisu!

    Alex Cho · February 1, 2014
  • Wyngspan

    Order the burrata mozzarella and enjoy with crusty bread while awaiting a life-altering pasta experience. Read more

    Wyngspan · January 27, 2014
  • Harold C.

    butternut squash tortelloni with sage was great

    Harold Cooper · January 14, 2014
  • Leah S.

    Food to kill for. The burrata mozzarella is life-changing. Top music choices on the spin!

    Leah Shea · January 11, 2014
  • Jesus C.

    Just one word. Burratta. Nuf said.

    Jesus Climent · November 23, 2013
  • Kelsey C.

    Get the burrata.

    Kelsey Cook · November 5, 2013
  • Adam S.

    The meatloaf is amazing, best eaten in Thanksgiving pants.

    Adam Sigel · November 2, 2013
  • Martin S.

    Can't recommend this place at all actually...

    Martin Sandberg · October 5, 2013
  • Elyse E.

    Polpettone is amazing! Be careful of the rigatoni because the "meat sauce" I giant chunks of meat so it's incredibly delicious but super filling. Not the best splitty split.

    Elyse Estrada · October 1, 2013
  • Helena W.

    I DIE for the Rigatoni al Ragu with homemade meatballs! Generous portions.

    Helena Wong · September 22, 2013
  • Samantha J.

    Food was amazing but the music did not fit the style of the restaurant. Would have enjoyed Frank Sinatra over the random rap.

    Samantha Josephine · August 5, 2013
  • Compass

    Frank turns simple Italian dishes into culinary masterpieces like black kale caesar salads and meatloaf with red gravy.

    Compass · July 24, 2013
  • Lyan C.

    Comida muy rica!!! :)

    Lyan C.C · July 8, 2013
  • Dorota K.

    Wonderful little spot with exceptional food.....I'm regular here and I will keep coming back!!!

    Dorota K · June 17, 2013
  • Robert M. S.

    16 years serving the best food in NYC...

    Robert M. Strain, Jr. · June 11, 2013

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