17 Clinton St, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.720763 -73.984318
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Lower East Side
Overall a solid place – I've eaten here twice now, and both times had a good experience. It's a no-nonsense place...good without being pretentious or "trendy". Nice, simple decor, and nice (clean) bathroom. :-)
On my last visit I got the papardelle with lamb ragu...it was delicious! Their bread serve on the side was also excellent. Oh, and their coffee was also very good...a very robust real "coffee" flavor....
Food was really good. Roasted Veg. app was soo yummy and a great portion (split it with my date). The place is comfy and cozy withgreat lighting (dim.. not dark). Music was good but too loud which forced the annoying man behind my boyfriend to yell about the latest teen novel he had read... I don't care to hear about mormon authored vampire books while trying to have a peaceful meal!
Amazing! I love it! I bring people there all of the time and turn them into regulars! – Sorry about all of the exclamation marks, but as you know, as New Yorkers we eat out a lot, and I have yet to find a place I've fallen in love with as much as I have Frankies 17. The prices are great, the wine is terrific, the service is wonderful, the scene is just perfect, and the music, oh the music. I love to listen to the Beatles while I'm eating amazing food at my favorite restaurant on the planet. The cured meats are absolutely amazing. The olives are wonderful, as are the string beans, mushrooms, cheeses, breads, olive oil, gnocchi, the lamb on the winter menu. Really, I could go on and on. I sort of drift off into a trance every time I'm there. The chatter is always loud due to the size, so as you sip you wine, eat your food, chat with your friends, and listen to the music, you sort of drift off in to this happy calm. There really isn't an experience that even come close to this in my opinion.
couldn't be happier... – tasty and reasonable.... nice wine.. nice folks... all my favorite things... for starters check out their
bradissmo, inama, cabernet. along with some of their cured meats and crostini. a beautiful way to start or end the night....
Fantastic food and service – We arrived on Clinton St. at 11am on Sunday in hopes of eating at Clinton St. Bakery but with the two hour wait there we decided to walk across the street and ended up at Frankies. We lucked out and despite the tiny dining area, they were able to accomodate 6 of us and a baby. They didn't have a highchair but we were able to pull the stroller up to the table. The brunch menu was small, but had good options. Several of us had the french toast which was by far the best french toast any of us had ever had. We also shared several side orders of bacon which was cooked perfectly. One person had the granola with fruit and yogurt and another had the fritatta which she said was great. The staff was friendly and accomodating and we couldn't be more happy that we walked across the street and found Frankies.
Sweet and Lovely – With the proliferation of restaurants on Clinton Street it was a welcome surprise to find Frankie's 17 distinguishes itself for food, service, and atmosphere. The pork chop was perfect and the eggplant sandwich is a classic done well. Try the cauliflower - wow. With two crostini, a side, two entrees and a half liter of wine will still went home spending well under $100.
Snack Away! – If you love stepping into a cozy space with an old-fashioned warm feel, Frankie's is for you. Sure, it's intimate (love the tin walls), but it works. And the food matches the atmosphere perfectly. We've gone for brunch and for an early dinner and it was delicious both times. Highly suggest the house-made tagliatelle with braised lamb ragu (just melts in your mouth) as well as the roasted beet and avocado balsamic vinegar salad. The crostinis are small so it's fun to try a few and there is a nice selection of cheeses. Perhaps the best part is the reasonable wine list (the house wine is actually quite good as well!)
Cozy Cozy Cozy – I went to Frankies last week and am still thinking about it. What a great little cozy restaurant. The cheese and wine were really good. The Gnocci was a little heavy but had fantastic flavor. But the crostini were awesome! I feel like I have an INO on the east side now but with even more food and an even cozier feel. Nice job guys! Much like many of the other people who have reviewed this new neighborhood restaurant I have to say I will be a new regular there as well.
My New Favorite Restaurant – We had to wait a little while for our table - so the bartender gave us a free mini wine tasting! By the time we were seating we knew exactly what we wanted to drink. We couldn't decide what to eat so we got pretty much one of everything (ha ha - maybe not - but we got a lot of stuff) and it was *all* good. Yay.
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