Frankie's The Steakhouse

Buford, Georgia

Frankie’s The Steakhouse presents an upscale traditional steakhouse menu paired with a distinctive Italian twist. A recent Zagat review states that the steakhouse “turns up the charm with classic Italian-American steakhouse fare, from massive steaks to elegant plates of pasta and indulgent sides, all served in a snappy space that exudes a clubby, 1950’s Rat Pack vibe”.

The atmosphere of Frankie’s features dramatic lighting elements throughout that provide focal points for diners. Unique pendant lights, perfectly placed wall sconces and backlighting offset the traditional can lights throughout the space. The lighting highlights the intricate detail of tile and brick work throughout the walls.

One of the most focal design elements of this space is the hand-painted cityscape on the far wall of the restaurant. Another eye-catching element of this space is the dramatic waterfall effect light elements added behind the bar, which creates contrast to the flat screens across the top of the bar wall.

Project Highlights

  • Renovation and construction
  • Outdoor patio and glass wall
  • Flowing water lighting
  • Custom entry wine racks

Project Details

Client: The Norsan Group

Architect: Robb McKerrow