Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse, 45th Street, is Better Than Ever

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  • 269 W 45th St, New York 10036
  • (Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave)
  • 212 997 0404
  • Website
  • Web Address frankieandjohnnies.com
    Partners at 45th St. Peter Chimos, Van Panopoulos and Frank Zaravelis
    Head Waiter- Mario
    Waiter-Extraordinaire Spyro

Also Locations at:

32 W. 37th Street (Will Be Reviewed Soon)

77 Purchase St. Rye, NY
Vas and Jennifer Mylonas head the  Rye restaurant


                  Steak House Heaven

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There’s nothing like a great NY steak house. A case in point is Frankie and Johnnie’s, the venerable former-speakeasy in the theater district. A renovation spruced things up, giving more space. There is a small, cunning bar and coat-check on the lower level. Thankfully, management retained the narrow staircase leading up to the Damon Runyon atmosphere of the main dining room, where walls are plastered with vintage-celebrity photos and Broadway memorabilia. The quarters, while still intimate, retain a  well-worn patina. The open kitchen remains and a small bar has been added.

Don’t be deceived by the laid back elegance. Here is one of the world’s best and most sophisticated steak restaurants. Service is by seasoned-professionals and is arguably the best in any New York steakhouse, thanks to Mario, the congenial manager. Our waiter, Spyro, was truly superlative and even busboys are standouts.

In the appetizer department, shrimp cocktail is fresh, not overcooked and minus iodine. A generous portion of fresh lump crabmeat is even better. And check out the house salad. It’s a minor miracle of chopped fresh ingredients (go for the blue cheese vinaigrette). The sirloin is juicy and cooked to a turn, the veal chop (perhaps the biggest and best in town) is eclipsed by double loin lamb chops that will blow you away in size, texture and taste.

Steaks are described intelligently by color and temperature (medium rare is red with a warm center: the way I like it). I’ll never know how they get the creamed spinach so green and (thank goodness) it’s well chopped and in a proper veloute. The Lyonaise potatoes are divine.

The wine list has some good choices, under $50 and has been expanded. Try the Petrocelli Petite Sirah and you will have the perfect steak wine.

If you have room for dessert, go for the cheese cake and terrific cappuccino. Frankie and Johnnie’s may be our current favorite New York steak house and rates a steak house A Major.

Copyright 2012 By Punchin International. All Rights Reserved.

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Sample Menu, Prices Subject To Change
Appetizers

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
16.00

Blue Point Oysters
15.00

Little Neck Clams
13.00

Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Cocktail
17.00

Jumbo Shrimp & Lump Crabmeat Cocktail
18.00

Shrimp Scampi
17.00

Chopped Chicken Livers
8.00

Melon In Season
8.00

Pimentos & Anchovies
9.00

Any Of The Above Without A Main Course Will Be Charged Extra.

Salads

Frankie & Johnnie’s Classic Salad
12.00

Caesar Salad
11.00

Sliced Tomatoes & Onions
12.00

Mixed Green Salad
10.00

Any Of The Above Without A Main Course Will Be Charged Extra.

Soup

Soup Of The Day
8.00

Vegetables

Fresh Spinach
9.00

Cream Spinach
10.00

French Fried Onions
9.00

Broiled Mushrooms
9.00

Fresh Broccoli
9.00

Fresh Asparagus
10.00

USDA Prime Dry Aged Cuts

Sirloin Steak
42.00

Rib Eye Steak
44.00

T-Bone
52.00

Porterhouse
(for two) 90.00

Entrees

Petit Filet Mignon served with mushroom cap
(8oz) 33.00

Filet Mignon served with mushroom cap
43.00

Double Loin Lamb Chops
41.00

Veal Chop
40.00

Pork Chops served with potato pancakes
27.00

Calves Liver served with sautéed onions & bacon
25.00

Ground Filet Mignon smothered with sautéed onions & garlic mashed potatoes
24.00

Shrimp Scampi served over rice
29.00

Lobster Ravioli pink tomato sauce flavored with vodka
27.00

Broiled Salmon
26.00

Broiled Filet Of Sole
27.00

Grilled Breast Of Chicken smothered in wild mushroom sauce
25.00

Broiled Lobster Tails
59.00

Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail
53.00

Potatoes

Cottage Fried Potatoes
9.00

Potato Pancakes
11.00

Au Gratin Potatoes
9.00

Lyonnaise Potatoes
9.00

Baked Idaho Potato
6.00

Hash Brown Potatoes
9.00

French Fried Potatoes
9.00

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
9.00

Frankie & Johnnie’s A La Carte

Caesar Salad
10.00

Served With Grilled Chicken
18.00

Served With Sliced Sirloin
25.00

Served With Grilled Shrimp
24.00

Sliced Steak On Toast served over toast with lettuce, tomato & French fries
25.00

Frankie & Johnnie’s Burger served with steak sauce, cheddar cheese, fried onions & French fries
13.00

Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with sautéed mushrooms and onions, mozzarella cheese & French fries
13.00

Sole Oreganato broiled filet of sole with herb flavored bread crumb
18.00

Lobster Ravioli pink tomato sauce flavored with vodka
22.00

Prix Fixe Lunch $25

Appetizers

Choice Of Soup Or Salad

Entrees

All Entrees Are Served With The Daily Potato And Vegetable Special

Petit Filet Mignon served with mushroom cap

Broiled Pork Chop served with potato pancakes

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Chicken smothered in wild mushroom sauce

Broiled Calves’ Liver served with crisp bacon and sautéed onions

Desserts

Plain Cheese Cake

Apple Pie

Chocolate Mousse

Ice Cream

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