Veteran restaurateur Michael Shine and his partner, and son, Chris have acquired one of Houston’s classic restaurants, Frank's Chop House. This River Oaks neighborhood establishment, located near the corner of Weslyan and Westheimer, is beloved by families and foodies for its comforting fare.
Michael and his management team carefully assessed the business and got to know their loyal customers during the primary phase of a planned evolution. Now, Michael, Chris, and Michael’s youngest son Colin, have put the Shine family mark on this classic by reimagining it as “Frank’s Americana Revival & White Star Bar”.
At Frank’s, the Shine family is blending a refined but comfortable atmosphere, mid-century décor, and a service style that is inspired by the great neighborhood dining institutions of the United States.
Well actually there are two Franks. Both members of the now very large Shine Clan worldwide. The restaurant name and brand is a loving "nod" to both of them, Michael's great-grandfather Frances (Frank) Shine, the patriarch of the Limerick County, Ireland Clan; along with Frank ("Father Frank") Shine a beloved Uncle, a very special personality and a man of the cloth. Frances sent two of his sons to America in the early 19th century, Tom and Michael and the American Shines were born, living, loving and prospering in both the Kansas City and Dallas metro areas. More on all of that later!
Frank's Americana Revival embraces classic dishes from regions across the country, while lending an eye toward the cuisines of the future. At Frank's, we took classic American fare and modernized the items for evolving tastes and preparation methods. We feature our interpretation of classic fare that has been enjoyed by multiple generations throughout our collective history.
Executive Chef Albert Estrada and his team are blending in new menu items with our daily and seasonal specials.
These “Americana” influences play out across the menu with dishes such as Carolina lowland inspired Shrimp and Grits, South Louisiana Creole Gumbo, and Pan-Seared Snapper with Creole Okra & Tomatoes. Southern classics on the menu include Fried Green Tomato BLT and Buttermilk Fried Chicken, not to forget a crazy-good Chicken Fried Steak.
“Houston has an amazing restaurant scene,” Mike Shine akcnowledges, “but we think there’s room for neo-contemporary American cuisine. Call it ‘retro American’ food served in an environment where you can happily dine with your friends and family, enjoying foods you grew up eating, ingredients you have come to love, and dishes you have always wanted to try. It's our interpretation of all the great menu items that we've eaten across America,"
High quality cuts of meat maintain their starring role. Carefully selected and perfectly prepared steaks and chops include USDA Prime Rib Eye, Maple-Brined Pork Chops, and Grilled Filet Mignon with Horseradish Cream.
For those seeking lighter fare, Frank's Americana Revival features five full-sized dinner salads including a classic Chopped Salad and an Avocado-Tomato Salad with a unique and out-of-this-world smoky cumin dressing. The "Sides" list is peppered with vegetarian options such as the Daily Risotto, Israeli Couscous and Creole Stewed Okra & Tomatoes.
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