frank's for the memories
River Oaks comfort food restaurant set to briefly shutter for move to larger space with patio and coffee shop
Fans of Frank’s Americana Revival only have a couple of weeks to dine at its current location. The River Oaks comfort food restaurant will close its outpost at 3736 Westheimer Rd. on June 30, the restaurant announced.
Closing its current location paves the way for Frank’s to move down the street to a new location in the Alexan River Oaks (3015 Weslayan St.). Construction is expected to begin soon with an eye towards a fall opening.
Opened in 2012 by veteran restaurateur Michael Shine and his son, beverage specialist Chris Shine, Frank's Americana Revival serves classic American fare in a stylish, mid-century environment. Often regarded as serving one of Houston's finest chicken fried steaks, the menu also features dishes such as crab cakes, a maple-brined pork chop, pastas, and buttermilk fried chicken.
“The time has come for us to close our doors at the current home we’ve been occupying for over 10 years and focus on getting our beloved restaurant up and running at its new, bigger and better location,” Michael Shine said in a statement. “It won’t be long before our loyal customers and new neighbors will have the opportunity to dine with us again and experience even more of what they have come to know and love at Frank’s.”
As Shine notes, the move will bring a number of benefits, starting with a large, almost 6,900-square-foot dining room that will allow more space for The White Star Bar, its companion bar and lounge. An expanded kitchen will facilitate growth in both to-go and catering services. In addition, the new restaurant will have patio seating, which is not available at the current location.
In time, the restaurant will add a companion coffee shop that will be open in the morning. Details on the new concept will be announced at a later date.
“As always, our goal is to foster relationships and create lasting memories over shared tastes and new culinary experiences,” Shine added. “We are really looking forward to bringing our timeless values to a new location and allow our diners to appreciate every moment spent in our restaurant.”