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Franks

NYC Restaurant88 2nd Ave, New York 10003 · 212-420-0202 (btwn 5th & 6th). Franks is an ultimate NY experience: dark, coxy, crammed Italian restaurant with bar. Young mix of East Village crowd with Greenwich Village visitors.

Home made pasta for a great price and the best baked chocolate cake/pudding I have had in town (they make it from the raw scratchonly when you order it). Friendly staff - and BTW - for a twist: try to get a bench overlooking the kitchen.

Menu at Franks

Guy's Diary post of Franks
THUR 18th FEB: DINNER TIME
BRIT INVASION - 5th NOVEMBER to 10th NOVEMBER


Posted by Guy Brighton on March 10, 2004 in East Village, Italian, Restaurant | Permalink

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I live in the East Village and agree with most of your reviews. However, ANGEL'S SHARE was an incredible let-down.

I went for the first time tonight, but wasn't told that only groups of 4 or less were welcome. They had no host/ess and nobody greeted us, so our group of 6 sat ourselves and were about to ask the bartender for a drink menu when approached by a waiter. "Can we have a menu?" "No groups more than 4," he said before turning his back on us. We told him 2 were leaving, so we would be 4. He said, "No. You ignored me when you walked in. You did not say hello. I will not serve you. Get out." He actually said, "GET OUT." Then he turned his back on us again. We apologized. We told him we meant no offense. We just didn't know we were supposed to wait to be seated. He steadfastly ignored us. We told the bartender how rude he had been. The bartender shrugged and ignored us. They made a group of well-dressed, sober, quiet New Yorkers (a writer, journalist, interior designer, film-maker, social-worker in town from Ghana, and an English teacher in town from China) feel small and unimportant. I don't care how great the drinks taste (in theory, because they refused to serve us), no bar with such a snobby, pretentious, rude attitude deserves to stay in business.

Please think twice before ever recommending this bar to your readers.

Thank you so much for your time, and for having such a great website.

Most sincerely,

Jennifer Costuros
Manager/Bartender
Thirty Thirty Hotel

Posted by: Jenny | Jan 3, 2005 4:15:48 AM

This is Jenny. You can remove this post for FRANKS. I meant to post this to ANGEL'S SHARE's comments. Franks is actually a terrific authentic New York restaurant. Sorry for the mistake.

Posted by: | Jan 3, 2005 4:19:44 AM

This is Jenny. You can remove this post for FRANKS. I meant to add the previous post to ANGEL'S SHARE's comments. Franks is actually a terrific authentic New York restaurant. Sorry for the mistake.

Posted by: jenny | Jan 3, 2005 4:20:26 AM

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