Frank's Americana Revival

Restaurant News & Events

We've always got something cooking at Frank's Americana Revival & White Star Bar. Take a look below at the upcoming events and newsworthy mentions.

OpenTable & Zagat Awards

Frank's recently received recognition from both OpenTable and Zagat! OpenTable gave us a Diner's Choice Award for Best Contemporary American Cuisine and Zagat rated us as "Best for Comfort Food" with a 4/5 for Food and a 4.1/5 for Service.

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Our new series of collectible gift cards is the perfect gift for friends and family! We're taking a trip back through the centuries with fascinating stories as we flip through our family photo album. They are now available to purchase online.

We're Growing

"My sons and I have built this company together. One they can get their hands on and do something with,not only now but in the future” Shine said. "Because of their hardwork, the business has continued to grow every year since we opened. It’s become an iconic restaurant, especially in the River Oaks community."

We're thrilled about our current expansion project to include additional private dining rooms and you should be too! Read more about our soon-to-be private events space as reported on by the Houston Business Journal.



Sunday Brunch

Sunday, June 04

You asked for it and we've listened. Starting June 4th we will be serving brunch every Sunday from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm! Make plans with friends & family to brunch at Frank's and enjoy tasty brunch-inspired dishes. Stay tuned for full menu details! 


Mother's Day at Frank's

Sunday, May 14

Mom deserves the best so why not treat her to the best at Frank's? We'll be opening for brunch on Sunday, May 14th at 11:00 am followed by dinner from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Our delicious Mother's Day menu will feature your favorites plus new exciting dishes such as Migas, Chicken and Johnny Cakes, a Chipotle Shrimp Torta, and more! 



Open for Easter

Sunday, April 16 | 5:00 PM

That's right! For the first year ever, we will be open for dinner on Easter Sunday. Bring the family in to celebrate and enjoy all of your Frank's favorites along with the company of your loved ones.

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Special Hours at Frank's

April 02 - April 07

Due to special events booked in our restaurant, we will be closed for dinner on Tuesday, April 4, closed for lunch on Thursday, April 6, and closed for dinner on Friday, April 7. Please note that we will be OPEN for lunch and dinner on Monday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 5 so stop by to get your Frank's fix!


St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 17

From the fields of Limerick where the Shine clan hails, wishing you and yours a Happy St. Patrick's Day! We prepared some Irish classics as only our Frank's kitchen can make them. Featuring Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon, Cottage Pie, Potato Leek Soup, our signature Jameson Wings and some delicious Irish Soda Bread Cookies.


Valentine's Day at Frank's

Tuesday, February 14 | 5pm-10pm

Nothing says love like sharing your favorite comfort food at Frank's. We'll be serving yours and your Valentine's favorites off of our regular menu as well as featuring some special menu items just for you and your sweetheart, along with Chris' recommended wine pairings for a romantic evening.

Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose

Saturday, February 04

Get your tickets to join Chef Colin Shine at this year's Taste of the NFL event February 4. Enjoy food and wine pairings from top chefs around the country while mingling with Hall of Fame NFL Players and Celebrities! To top off the night, you'll enjoy a performance by The Band Perry. Chef Colin will be serving Black Angus Hanger Steak, Potatoes Confit, Mushroom Ragout, Romesco, Celery Greens.

The Short List - February

February 01 - February 28

With Valentine's Day upon us, our short list includes wines that will tantalize taste buds and add a sparkle to your love's eye. One favorite this month is the Scribe 2013 Riesling. Stop right there! You saw “Riesling” and decided to skip right to the next recommendation, didn’t you? I think you are making a mistake. I guarantee this Riesling is unlike any other you have ever tasted - dry and crisp as it gets! Pair with our Crab Cake, Tuna Tartare, and Shrimp & Grits. Our second is the A.A. Badenhorst “Family Red” 2012 Syrah Blend from South Africa. This wine is his homage to the southern Rhone. Drink this with the Chop Sirloin, Grillades & Grits, and CFS, of course.

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Open Table Diners' Choice

February 01 - February 28

Thank you for sharing the love! We've received a Diners' Choice Award again in February 2017. We look forward to continuing service to you, our special friends and guests. 

New Year's Eve Dinner Seating

Saturday, December 31

Nothing celebrates the New Year like good food, fabulous wine and great company. Celebrate 2017 with your Frank's favorites - plus some Chef specials with wine selections especially for bringing in the new year.  We'll be serving dinner during our normal hours, 5pm-10pm, so come for a pre-dinner cocktail in White Star Bar to celebrate the holiday season!

Christmas Eve Dinner Seating

Saturday, December 24

Share your Frank's favorites with family and guests on Christmas Eve - plus some special holiday features with wine selections.  We'll be serving dinner during our normal hours, 5pm-10pm, so come for a pre-dinner cocktail in White Star Bar to celebrate the holiday season!

Bite-size Thanksgiving + Wine Pairings

Saturday, November 19 | 2pm-4pm

Have family coming into town this Saturday for Thanksgiving and want to kick the wining & dining off early? Or are you looking for the perfect wine to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner? Either way, join Chris Shine at French Country Wines this Saturday from 2pm-4pm for a bite-size Thanksgiving meal and paired wines. We'll be sampling Roast Turkey Breast with Dried Cranberry & Thyme Pan Jus, Jalapeno Sage Cornbread Dressing, Green Bean Casserole and Pumpkin Pie. See you Saturday!

The Short List - November

November 01 - November 30

The Short List highlights the wines that currently excite us! This month, we're loving a 2013 Viognier bottle from K Vintners. Say it with me “Vee own Yay!” ... or “Vog ner!” in Texan. This wine shares many similarities with Chardonnay, so we like to pair them with similar foods. The primary distinction is in the beautiful floral nose of rose petal & exotic perfume with Viognier. This particular example, from vineyards in Yakima Valley grown at 1300 feet of elevation, sings of Asian pear, peaches, clove, honeydew melon, & bees wax on the palate. Pair this Crab Cakes, Chicken Pot Pie and the Fried Seafood Platter. 

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August 01 - September 05

Come get lunch or dinner while supporting the Houston Food Bank! View our menus below and make a reservation for a good cause - for every lunch menu sold, we'll donate $3 and for every dinner menu, we'll donate $5. Come in and come often!


Wednesday, June 15 | 7pm

4-course wine pairing menu | $65 per person + tax and gratuity

Two families, one amazing wine dinner. The Shines are pairing four contemporary Americana courses with Domaine Vordy wines, a vineyard in Southwest France truly under family operation and steeped in tradition. Call to make your reservation at 713.572.8600. View the 4-course menu and wine pairing here. 


Sunday, May 08

In celebration of Mother's Day, we're opening for brunch! Treat mom to brunch or dinner with our full Mother's Day menu or enjoy some brunch-time specials including Puff Pastry Sticky Buns, Smoked Salmon Florentine, Mimosas, Bloody Marys and more.


May 01 - May 31

Soft shell crab were available fresh in May. Guests joined us for a mouth-watering Crispy Soft Shell Crab served over an Atkinson Farms Vegetable Salad and topped with a soft Poached Egg and Tasso Ham Bearnaise.

Call us in advance to confirm availability & make your reservation: 713.572.8600


Friday, April 22 | 5:30PM

We celebrated San Jacinto Day with bite-size creations from our 130-year-old Emmett & Shine Chuckwagon! We served up contemporary cowboy cuisine in honor of the landmark battle that established Texas a sovereign nation.


Thursday, March 17

From the fields of Limerick where the Shine clan hails, wishing you and yours a Happy St. Patrick's Day! We prepared some Irish classics as only our Frank's kitchen can make them - with a little Texas twist! Featuring Irish Nachos, Cottage Pie, Potato Leek Soup, our signature Jameson Wings and some great Irish Whiskey deals.