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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GIFT CARDS

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.

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A LOOK BACK AT PAST HAPPENINGS

Willamette Valley Wine Dinner

Wednesday, April 11 | 6:30pm

Experience the bounty of Willamette Valley, also known as Oregon Wine Country, and join us for an evening of sipping and savoring carefully curated selections from two of Oregon’s foremost winemakers.

Brooks Winery, featured in the documentary American Wine Story, has received perennial praise in Wine & Spirits Magazine, Wine Spectator, and Wine Advocate. Award-winning Trisaetum Winery delivers a blend of old world tradition and new world innovation, earning accolades that include rankings on three different "Top 100 Wines of the Year" lists.

Enjoy a five-course dinner with each dish perfectly paired with the best of Oregon Wine Country. Menu to come shortly. Dinner is $110 pp + tax & gratuity. Call 713.572.8600 to reserve your seat.

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Easter

Sunday, April 01 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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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St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 17 | 5:00 pm

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 w/ Spinach Colcannon, Cottage Pie, Potato Leek Soup and Irish Soda Bread on the table plus beer and cocktail specials!

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TRADITIONS AND FAMILY

We'd like to celebrate the heritage and culture of our Irish roots this St. Patrick's Day with a family story. Ever noticed the photo on the left hanging in our restaurant? It is of our lovely Nana, Mary Eileen Sheehan, and Pop, Michael Joseph Shine, on their wedding day in 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Pop was a young member of Na Fianna Éireann, an Irish National Youth Movement that helped the Irish Volunteers who were fighting for Ireland's Independence. Although a treaty was signed in 1921, many of the Na Fianna Éireann still feared they would be imprisoned or killed so Pop escaped Ireland in 1924. Before he left, he and Nana had been a dating couple for several years. Pop was from Athea, County Limerick and Nana was only 8 miles away in Moyvanne, County Kerry. As the story goes, they met one night at a corner dance held on the border of both counties in the middle of the two country roads which crossed.

When Pop left, he promised he would call for her. A year later, the families helped Nana get passage to the States and she and Pop were married in 1925.

The photo on the right is of Nana (left) and her aunt the day she left Ireland.

 

Fess Parker Wine Dinner

Wednesday, March 07 | 6:30pm

Native Texan Fess Parker, known for roles as Davy Crockett & Daniel Boone in the 50s-70s, moved his family to California and with the grit and integrity indicative of his Texan roots started Fess Parker Winery. Join us for a rustic menu inspired by the characters Mr. Parker embodied.  You will enjoy 5 courses plus a champagne reception with dishes like cracked peppercorn elk tenderloin and seared dayboat scallops with peach and nectarine salsa as each wine pairing is explained by a winemaker from Fess Parker. Dinner is $85 pp + tax & gratuity. Call 713.572.8600 to reserve your table.

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VALENTINE'S DAY AT FRANK'S

Wednesday, February 14 | 5PM - 9PM

Spoil your sweetie this year with a romantic dinner at Frank's. We'll be serving all of your favorites, plus special features that pair perfectly with wines from our exquisite selection.

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AWI Wines - Celebrate the 2018 Rodeo Awards Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 10 | 2pm-5pm

Want to try some interesting boutique wines from Argentina? Please join us Saturday, February 10th in the afternoon to try AWI Wines' new, award-winning wines!

The Bordeaux style blend (called Gran Corte) and Cabernet Sauvignon won gold and silver medals, respectively, in the Houston Rodeo’s annual Uncorked competition and The Gran Corte was a “Reserve Class Champion”! You won't want to miss this wine tasting.

Enoteca Properzio Wine Dinner

Saturday, January 27 | 6pm

The Angelini Family from Spello Umbria will be here with us this Saturday at 6pm to prepare a multi-course tasting to be accompanied by their carefully curated wine selections, highlighting some of the finest wines in all of Italy. Email us to RSVP for this exclusive dinner. Seating is limited.

New Year's Eve Brunch & Dinner Seating

Sunday, December 31

Nothing celebrates the New Year like good food, fabulous wine and great company. Celebrate 2017 and the arrival of 2018 with your Frank's favorites - plus some Chef specials with wine selections especially for bringing in the new year.  We'll be serving brunch from 11am-2pm and dinner from 5pm-9pm, so come for a pre-dinner cocktail in White Star Bar to celebrate the holiday season!

Christmas Eve Dinner Seating

Sunday, 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 closed for our brunch service but serving dinner during our normal hours, 5pm-10pm, so come for a pre-dinner cocktail in White Star Bar to celebrate the holiday season!

Thanksgiving To Go!

November 01 - November 14

Spend Thanksgiving Day celebrating with your family and friends instead of spending all day in the kitchen. Place your orders by 9 pm on November 14 to pick up delicious Thanksgiving fixin's by Frank’s! All brought to you curbside ready to heat and serve!

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Houston Restaurant Weeks

August 01 - September 30

The Houston Food Bank needs us now more than ever. Due to popular demand, Houston Restaurant Weeks, a fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank, will extend through Sept. 30, 2017. View our menus below and make a reservation for a good cause - for every lunch and brunch menu sold, we'll donate $3 and for every dinner menu, we'll donate $5. Come in and come often! #HoustonStrong

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Sunday Brunch

Sunday, June 04

The first run of our Sunday Brunch "Pop Up Series" has ended! We will be closed for Sunday Brunch during the next few weeks, getting your feedback and working on preparing the next version of our Sunday Brunch/ Lunch Menu. Plans include new and more specialy offerings from our bar, and as always some exciting classic favorite dishes and seasonal items

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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! 

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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HOUSTON RESTAURANT WEEKS

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!

DOMAINE VORDY WINE DINNER

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. 

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH 

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.

SOFT SHELL CRAB IS HERE!

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

SAN JACINTO DAY : CHUCKWAGON EXHIBIT & CONTEMPORARY COWBOY CUISINE

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.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY

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.