We were looking for a place for dinner tonight, but didn't want to go to far away from our hotel near Times Square. I knew of a steakhouse near Rockefeller Center, but in doing some research I found one near our hotel, Frankie and Johnnie's. It is on 37th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Walking down the street you wouldn't think that a great steakhouse is there, but go inside and it is a wonderful place.
Downstairs is the bar and upstairs is the restaurant. The hostess took us upstairs and we were greeted by the head waiter who promptly sat us and asked us if we would like to have anything to drink.
The service was wonderful and the Boddingtons was quite cold and tasty.
Now for the food.
I ordered the Ribeye with a Ceaser Salad and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. My father ordered the Double Loin Lamb Chops with Potato Pancakes and had their Classic Salad.
We were not disappointed. The salads were delicious, but basic. The only bad thing for me was the croutons in my salad. I expect them to be dry and crunchy, but they were somewhat soggy.
But I wasn't disappointed for long.
The ribeye that I had was quite tender and delicious. It melted in my mouth. The Garlic Mashed Potatoes were quite fluffy and tasty. I stole some tastes of my dad's potato pancakes and they were also tasty.
My father really enjoyed his lamb chops. He thought they were quite tasty.
I would highly recommend this steakhouse. Don't let the location scare you off. I got a chance to look at their wine menu and it was quite extensive. The cost is similar to what you will pay at other mainline steakhouses, but you get the service that you don't get at those other steakhouses.
Frankie and Johnnie's is well worth it.