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By Gayatri Bhaumik | December 3rd, 2018
  • Restaurant
  • Central, HK Island, SoHo

More than Pizza: A new hotspot in a prime location on the junction of Wyndham Street, Hollywood Road and Arbuthnot Road, Frank’s brings quintessential Italian-American cuisine to the heart of Hong Kong.

Look & Feel: This two-storey joint features an unfussy timeless bar downstairs, and an old school dining room upstairs. Inspired by the old family-run Italian joints of New York City, there are vintage Neopolitan table lamps, vinyl records, and a smooth soundtrack of jazz, blues and soul.

On the Menu: The menu plays on the “red sauce” culinary traditions that were born in the hole-in-the-wall Italian-American joints of New York and New Jersey. Expect classic “gutsy, seasonal” dishes like zuppa di mare, a seafood soup with red lobster, cherrystone clams, and scallops, and a Chicken Farm made from a half-bird that’s been pounded into a steak-like fillet, topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce, and finished in the oven. At the bar, witty, easy-to-drink cocktails are paired with Italian-style street food like fried anchovies and six-inch pizzas.

Meet the Chef: Darnell Fields plied his trade at some of New York’s top establishments — think The Spotted Pig and Locanda Verde — before bringing his talents to Frank’s.

Great For: Hearty family meals, or quiet romantic dinners.

FYI: The cocktails are served casually and with little fuss, making it a real straight-shootin’ experience.

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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.