269 W 45th St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.759001 -73.988001
Tuesday To Saturday From 12:00 PM To 02:30 PM Monday To Saturday From 04:30 PM To 11:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Theater District - Times Square
Steakhouses have become somewhat formalistic affairs, with standardized menus, service, and even decor. Frankie & Johnnies precedes the whole trend, though, and never got the menu. It's old, eclectic, unselfconscious and manly in an unforced way. The steak is good, not great, but that's true of the new-breed places too.
Underwhelmed! – I normally don't eat in the Times Square area when I head into the city. Can't expect much in a tourist area. But I had treated a guest to an exhibit and it made sense to eat nearby. Even with my lowered expectations, I was still disappointed in my dining experience. While the servers are friendly enough, they're really just order takers and food runners. Our server delivered my filet mignon, clearly without checking if it was cooked as I ordered it. I asked for medium, and it came out almost raw. In fairness, it was seasoned well and the outer portion was tasty, but the inside was the worst cut of filet I've ever had...anywhere. Lots of fat and very tough to cut. At no point did the server visit the table to check on our satisfaction.
We poured our own wine. Not a big deal, really, but nicer places add that touch.
The decor was mundane and the space very cramped. The coffee station was out in plain view, right next to a table of diners. The pictures on the wall included the standard fare of autographed celebs, but I think the most recent one was from 1980.
Seriously, it was so obvious that this restaurant believes every patron is a one-time visitor, and they have no interest in making a good impression.
one of the best steaks on manhattan – good steaks !!! *****
terrible. they don't eccentric serve real mashed potatoes.
one of the worst dinners of my life – One of the worst dining experiences of my life.
6 of us went here for my parents' 40th anniversary and they kept serving my brother after we had finished each course.
He got his oysters very late and then his t-bone came out 15 min after the rest of us got our food - he ordered medium and it was very, very rare. After 2 more tries he switched to a sirloin and it too was way too underdone. By this time the rest of us had finished our meal
To make things worse, Peter, the manager was uncaring and disrespectful.
The waiter was gracious enough to offer to take the uneaten steak off the bill (like I would have paid for it anyway) and offered us a glass of wine and a piece of cheesecake for the anniversary. Big deal.
This place should be avoided, there are a ton of other really good steakhouses in the city (Quality Meats, Del Frisco's, Keens). It's a dinosaur that should be extinct.
Dirty, No A.C & not worth the money – Went to the 45th street location before a show. This was my first time there at Frankie and Johnnies and it will be my last. Im a New Yorker not a tourist and i like a place with character but this was DIRTY. The seats were filthy, there was no AC on and the wall unti was 100 years old and the place wascovered in dust everywhere. For the kind of money they charge for a steak with no veggie, salad or potato they can afford to have someone clean the dirt that is everywhere.
I had a Filet Mignon and lobster tail and the scalloped potatoes. The Lobster tail was small and tough. The steak was good but they undercooked it and it had to be sent back, by a long shot. The potatoes were part raw. They were awful. Everything seemed very plain with no spices and no sauces to be found anywhere. Also, its very expensive considering the food isnt very good. It was busy but i suppose that is due to the fact that people want to eat close to the theatre district.
The service was good but the waiters are older then the dirt on the lamps, and they seem unhappy to be there at all.
Again it was stiffling hot with little AC to be had, and cramped so close to other tables that you could not have a private conversation if you wanted to.
200$ inlcuded 2 drinks, 2 dinners, 1 salad, 1 potato dish and oh yes, the cheesecake that they opened from a box of sara lee. Half frozen and tasteless.
Im not that picky either !
Wont be going back there anytime soon.
Best Filet Mignon! – We made reservations at 8pm and arrived a few minutes early, which was good as the place filled up within 20 minutes. Interior is small, warm, cozy and romantic. The filet mignon was tender, juicy, tasty and required no steak sauce. Absolutely the best we have ever had.
The wait-staff was nice but slow on the drink re-fills. However, that seemed to be the norm at numerous other restaurants as well.
Awesome Dining Experience - Excellent Steak and Salmon – Oh my gosh - By far the best steak and salmon my husband and I have enjoyed in a long time. The food was great. The setting feels kind of like a scene out of GoodFellas. Experienced waiters in tuxes and stellar, consistent, traditional wait service. Our most unique and talked about dining experience on our first trip to NY. My husbands steak was cooked perfectly and I honestly can't describe how perfect my piece of salmon was. I'm craving it again right now and it's 9 AM.
What a waste of Money - Worst Valentines dinner ever – This second floor restaurant had good reviews on this site. What were you thinking, people? The $82 porterhouse steak stunk - LITERALLY! When they brought it, I immediately started looking around and stiffing the air like a dog, since there aroma resembled nothing less than stale gym socks left in the gym bag for weeks. The asparagus and the mushroom caps had no taste of any kind. The waiter was rude to us at the door when we walked in, but warmed up when I ordered the porterhouse - what a ****! If you end up going there (big mistake), stay away from the waiter with the big mole on his face.
Worst steak in New York - by far. Try Old Homstead or Peter Lugars, Sparks... DO NOT GO HERE!
Surrounded by jerks, still had a nice experience – We wanted steak and we wanted it right away. Despite our spontaneous craving, we were looking for a romantic setting. The lighting was good and the tables are not too close together. However; our experience was a bit rough at first due to extremely loud and crude obnoxious bankers and tourists, but a cocktail helped us ignore them. The service was extremely courteous, and even generous. Our seafood apps were fresh and tasty and my ribeye was rich and fulfilling. Steak craving -- satsified. This restaurant is expensive, but you are certainly getting what you pay for.
Great steaks, interesting decor – We've been there a few times and everytime it just seems to get better. Their surf and turf is very yummy. Succulent lobster and mouth watering filet mignon! My husband's rib-eye was to die for, buttery, tender and awesome flavor! The decor was very interesting. Seems like someone's cool loft or a dressing room at some point. Hence the theater district! Had a wonderful time! Can't wait to go back!
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