Frank's Steaks celebrates 20 years in RVC


Frank’s Steaks is a Rockville Centre community staple that has been delighting local palettes for lo these past 20 years. Located at 54 Lincoln Avenue, this family-owned and operated steak house is the full package, providing customers with incredible food, service, and ambiance.

Chris Meyer, the owner, general manager, and pastry chef at Frank’s Steaks said that this year has been a momentous one for the restaurant. This year, the establishment has celebrated several firsts, such as the addition of a new on-staff sommelier, their first-ever Cabaret night, and the addition of a new outdoor patio.

It was also the first time that Frank’s Steaks won the 2021 Long Island Choice Award for Best Steak House, the first time that they participated in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and it is the first time in four years that they will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

“The reason why we’re doing so many new things is because of a couple of years of downtown with the pandemic,” Meyer said. “We felt like we were ready to have the good times back and celebrate.”

And this year is certainly a reason to celebrate. Frank Steaks officially opened its doors back in 2002. Meyer was only 20 years old at the time, working at the restaurant as a waiter while he attended school at Hofstra University.

“I had a vision to be the owner one day, and the dream came true,” Meyer said. “As much as I enjoyed the restaurant business, I had no idea what was in store for me over the next two decades, and it has certainly been quite the ride, as I’ve experienced so much growth in what many consider to be the hardest business in the world.”

Meyer said that the past eight years he as spent as one of the owners and general manager of the restaurant have been one of the greatest opportunities of his life.

“I really owe it all to this community and to my staff, and all the loyal customers that supported me,” Meyer said. “The 20th-anniversary party is really just a way to thank everybody for all their support through the good times and the bad. Even when we were closed and we weren’t able to dine in, during the heart of Covid, we stayed open for to-go orders and they supported us.”

In celebration of this major milestone, Frank’s Steaks will be inviting friends, family, and VIP customers to join them on Dec. 1, for a special dinner event featuring live music and dancing. He also said that they plan on showing a special video montage celebrating the past two decades at their location in RVC.

In this industry, you really have to stick to what customers enjoy, but also try new things to keep up with the times. It’s like I said, it’s probably one of the toughest businesses in the world and you have to be innovative and creative,” Meyer said. “That’s why luckily we’re busy. Thanksgiving is booked and people are calling every day for holiday parties and private parties.” As for the future of Frank’s Steaks, Meyer said that they are currently discussing the possibility of creating a food truck, where they will serve their signature Romanian skirt steak sandwich to customers on the go.