Reinvention & Revival: One Restaurant's Tale of Success

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Frank’s Americana Revival is a family owned and operated restaurant dedicated to providing a premiere dining experience, starting with the premium ingredients used in the kitchen to the impeccable service and ambiance found outside the kitchen. By blending the best of classic dishes with regional influences and contemporary twists, the restaurant quickly became a favorite neighborhood has been a Houston staple since opening its doors in 2012. 

Michael Shine acquired the former Frank’s Chop House with his son turned business partner, Chris Shine, in 2012. The two aimed to transform this Houston restaurant located in the heart of the River Oaks neighborhood into something more approachable. In order to do so, they enlisted Michael’s youngest son, Colin Shine, to serve as executive chef and lead the way. 

Frank’s Americana Revival uses the freshest ingredients to produce a menu that represents a blend of regional and national cuisines and includes subtle nods to the Gulf Coast. The menu is a balance of regional favorites and dishes influenced by modern American cuisine, along with a wide selection of fish and pasta dishes.

Customer favorites include buttermilk fried chicken served with warm mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans and buttered cheddar biscuit, drizzled with Texas wildflower honey as well as the chicken pot pie made with pulled chicken, carrots, mushrooms, peas and pastry crust. Other mouth-watering items include carefully crafted appetizers like jumbo lump crab cakes, entrees such as the maple browned pork chop served with sweet corn mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach and a fig-balsamic demi-glace, and savory desserts like cranberry-walnut bread pudding.

Jana Phillips