Living in the East Village, I have spent a lot of time at Frankies 17 on Clinton Street. I love their simple and satisfying food. It’s always good and it feels like I am at someone’s house eating food they have spent hours tending to with love.
Kit told me they had opened a brand new location in the West Village and I was excited to try it out.
Frankies 570, located at 570 Hudson Street New York is a large and open space with beautiful wood tables and a very warm interior.
Kit and my best friend Ali joined me for lunch here on one of NY’s first ‘fall’ like Saturday’s.
To start we shared the Escarole & Cannelli Bean Soup which was rich and comforting. The white beans still had some texture to them and the garlic flecked broth was so tasty…
Meatball Parmigiana Sandwich is Kit’s favorite and didn’t disappoint. Pine nuts and all kinds of extra treats inside the meatballs. The Bread…. ah! Let me just have a moment to re-live how good this bread is. Made on Grandaisy Rosemary Bread, it’s the perfect thickness and chewiness to soak up all those amazing juices from the meatballs and sauce. Ali also felt like this was her favorite of the day….
Ali chose the House-Made Cavatelli with Faiccos Hot Sausage & Browned Sage Butter I loved the homemade noodles, that to me looked like witchetty grubs.
Jokes about Aussie grubs aside, the pasta was delicious. Perfectly al dente and the sauce of browned butter had little flecks of red pepper flakes through it along with the chunky sausage.
I am a BLT lover. Lovaaah. Yes. And when I have a good one, it makes me outrageously happy.
This was a monster. The bacon was so thick, I felt like I was chewing on smoky pieces of pulled pork. Just wonderful. With fresh crisp lettuce and tomato and a generous spread of mayo, I was in heaven.
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato
Overall, it was a delicious lunch with great service and good strong coffee. What more can one ask for on a crisp fall like day?
We shall be back.