Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like damp, discarded speedos. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary tighty-whiteys with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale comfort cuisine at Frank's Chop House in River Oaks.
Frank's Chop House has menus full of soulful offerings at both lunch and dinner, allowing the taste buds to nestle into flavors as familiar and enveloping as a well-worn beanbag chair. Do Frank proud with a lunchtime pork chop and potato, green beans, and a tomato salad ($15.95), or have the local favorite, a chicken-fried steak ($15.95). To start a dinner right, have a jumbo lump crab cake ($12) or ahi-tuna tartare ($15). Then dive into some home cookin' with fare such as the Chop House burger and fries ($12) or a fried gulf-shrimp and oyster platter ($24). Comfort food isn't complete without a side of green beans or mac ’n’ cheese ($7 each).
The dining atmosphere at Frank's matches the fine home-style cuisine, letting diners relax in a casual setting while cocooned in rich wood wainscoting beneath exposed ceiling beams and the golden glow of wall sconces. The friendly servers will ensure that gravy boats sail safely past without a spill, and that water glasses are always secured full of gravy-chasing refreshment.
This Groupon is not valid for alcohol.
- While researching this week's Café review of Frank's Chop House, I expected to eat a lot of chops. What I didn't expect was one of the best chicken-fried steaks in recent memory…I like the undulating surface of the steak and the golden color. There are also lots of cornflake-like chunks of batter that shatter as you cut it. I dunked each slice in cream gravy and poured a little more on the garlic mashed potatoes. – Robb Walsh
Citysearchers give Frank's Chop House five steaky stars, OpenTablers give 4.1, and B4-U-Eat users are impressed. Eighty percent of Urbanspooners like it, and more than 300 Facebook fans can't get enough:
- This restaurant truly has the most delicious ribs hands down that I have had in a really long time!...It was a great atmosphere with lots of energy, but also felt intimate at the same time. – Cheryl R., B4-U-Eat
- …Frank's Chop House will surprise you with its ambiance, service, and food. We started out with an order of fried oysters that would impress any oyster lover. Frank's home grown tomatoes are a must have when in season....absolutely divine! – Courtney Allen, Urbanspoon
Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
Houston, Texas 77027Get Directions