The main dining room, located on the second floor, features The Barrymore Room, a distinct are which received its name from the building original owner. It is Mr. Barrymore’s study complete with his original fireplace, dark wood walls and stains glass ceiling panels. Photos and sketches of Mr. Barrymore can be found in this area of the steakhouse.
John Barrymore was a famous actor in the early 20th century, alongside his siblings Ethel and Lionel. The Garmet District home was, and still is, quite close to the Theater District. And Barrymore lived here while performing his most famous stage role in “Richard III.” The Barrymore Room is an ideal place for your private functions. 20 to 75 guests will comfortably enjoy this historic locate.
Up the regal staircase, it’s a story of soaring ceiling and a convivial arrangement of tables and banquettes reminiscent of a baronial great hall. Throughout, the look is sleek and uncluttered.
Yet there is welcoming warmth, courtesy of the glow from the wall sconces, the rich burgundy and two specially commissioned artworks - the enormous oil painting over the bar the conjures Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse Broadway roots and the mesmerizing stain-glass window adoring the stairwell, suggesting Monet’s beloved Governey.
In the heart of the Theater District just off 8th Ave. on 46th St, the restaurant is a celebrated Broadway fixture.
A New York Institution, Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse is the longest running show on Broadway (as well as one of the city’s oldest continued dining establishments) having first opened as a speakeasy in 1926.
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