Frankies 457 is one of our favorite casual Italian spots in Brooklyn, but the waits can sometimes get pretty bad. Good news on that front: they now have a wine bar next door, where you can get the full Frankies menu as well as a new selection of small plates. Several of the wine-bar-only dishes - like the garlic sausage with bottarga, the perfectly tender octopus terrine, and pretty much anything doused in the phenomenal olive oil - are worth a trip even if you’re not interested in ordering from the Frankies menu. And the same can be said of the 400-bottle wine list, which is organized with helpful descriptions, making this a great spot if you’re trying to learn more about wine.
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