One of River Oaks's favorite comfort food destination will soon have a new home. Frank's Americana Revival will relocate from its current home on Westheimer to the Alexan River Oaks (3015 Weslayan St.).
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Construction on the new restaurant will begin with an eye towards an early 2023 opening. The restaurant will operate at its current location (3736 Westheimer Rd.) through the end of the year.
Opened in 2012 by veteran restaurateur Michael Shine with his sons, beverage specialist Chris Shine and chef Colin 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, and buttermilk fried chicken.
“On behalf of the entire Frank’s family, we are excited to share the news about relocating our beloved restaurant,” Michael Shine said in a statement. “While we are looking forward to capitalizing on this move as an opportunity to refresh certain elements of our concept, we’re planning to keep the heart and soul of Frank’s while providing Houstonians a place where the neighborhood can come together to share their best moments with their best relationships.”
As Shine notes, moving to the new location will come with a number of advantages. For the first time, the restaurant will be able to offer patio seating. More interior space will allow the restaurant to expand The White Star Bar, its companion bar and lounge. An expanded kitchen will facilitate growth in both to-go and catering services.
In time, the restaurant will add a companion coffee shop and cafe. Details on the new concept will be announced closer to its opening.
“This is the right move for us and it will allow us to continue serving our loyal customer base that have become our extended family, but also reach new customers that may not have heard of us before,” Shine added.