Frank's Oyster House and Champagne Parlor

Editor’s Pick

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With its endearing blend of decor both quirky (plywood walls) and glam (velvet settees, tufted white leather barstools), Frank's levels a broad wink at its cocktail-swilling, oyster-slurping, steak-knifing clientele—and they love him right back. Because really, who wouldn't love fried oysters or creamy goat cheese deviled eggs or copiously buttered lobster rolls—all preludes to big New York steaks, perhaps, or succulent pork chops with pear salad and celery root puree? Yep, the retro food is winking at you, too, but it's executed with such respect (and served with such terrific bubbly and cocktails) there's simply no way to dismiss the place. Desserts run to exceptional creamy things, particularly a banana split with housemade ice creams and brÌÈleed bananas.

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Last updated: 10/18/2013