Frank’s Steaks was established in 1988 and was an immediate success. Frank’s Steaks was purchased by Richard Gerzof and Nicholas Drossos in 1993. Frank’s is known for high quality prime meats and a varied menu unlike any other steak house restaurants. We have a number of signature items that make us unique and special. Our most popular signature items are our Marinated Romanian Skirt Steak (Zagat “Best Skirt Steak on Earth” 2001), Garlic Rib Eye Steak, Cajun Calamari with Roumalade sauce and Honey Pecan Roasted Chicken. We are known for our large portions, casual atmosphere and great value for your money. We have an aggressive marketing program that generates high volume and we have the ability to turn over our tables. The Rockville Centre Frank’s Steaks was established in 2002 and continues to be the premier steakhouse on the south shore of Long Island. Over the past 3 years Newsday has honored Frank’s Steaks by naming us one of the top ten steakhouses on Long Island. We have been a Zagat Rated restaurant since 1988.
Principal Nicholas Drossos
Nicholas Drossos was born 1957 and graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School in 1975. Nicholas was born into a restaurant family and has worked in the restaurant business since he was 14. Nick has worked every position from dishwasher, to busboy, to waiter, to bartender to to manager to general manager and now an owner. He has taken numerous Health Department food handler courses and has his Food Certificate License from Nassau County. Over the years Nick has been an integral part of opening six restaurants. This experience has included the hiring and training of all staff from top to bottom. Developing menus, recipe cards and kitchen manuals, job descriptions for all positions, cleaning schedules, equipment logs, and has authored employee manuals and procedures. His experience includes restaurant design, flow charts, marketing, advertising, purchasing of all insurances, setting up of credit card processing, POS Systems, setting up of payroll. He also uses par sheets for inventory control, ordering and theft prevention.
He was a principal and General Manager of the Skipper Restaurant in Rockville Centre until it was sold in 1992 and is a principal and Generals Manager Frank’s Steaks of Jericho from 1993 to present time. Also was the main force behind the opening of the Rockville Centre, Frank’s Steaks and is now the majority owner and president.
Principal Richard E Gerzof
Richard E Gerzof was born 1944 and graduated from Freeport High School and Hofstra University. Richard has been in the real estate business for 50 years with interests in residential building developments, hotels, motels, apartment buildings, shopping centers, nursing homes and flea markets. Richard grew up in a hotel family with locations in the Catskill Mountains. He spent all his summers from an early age working in various capacities in his family hotel. He has been associated with customer relationships and in the food industry his whole life. In 1984, he was a principal in the Skipper Restaurant until 1992 and has been a principal in Frank’s Steaks of Jericho from 1993 to present. He was also part of the team that opened Frank’s Steaks in Rockville Centre in 2002 and is still a principle there. Principal Richard E Gerzof and Nicholas Drossos.
Partner Christopher Meyer
When the Rockville Centre location of Frank’s Steaks opened up in October of 2002, Chris was right there with it. He worked as a waiter while attending Hofstra University, and in 2004 he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. Little did he know that first day when he walked in that Frank’s Steaks that he was just where he was meant to be—long term. And he hasn’t looked back since, saying, “Having a career that makes people feel like they’re at home, surrounded by warm and authentic people is the goal. The food and experience speak for themselves.”
After working his way up from waiter to management, today Chris is the Managing Partner and one of three principal owners of the Rockville Centre location of Frank’s Steaks. His passion for the business and creating an elite dining experience for everyone is evident, from the mannerisms in which he treats staff to how he warmly invites everyone in who walks through the doors. They are certain to be greeted and welcomed by Chris.
According to Chris, “I love having a hands-on approach to the restaurant, because I’ll never forget where I came from or how I started in this business.” His philosophy for creating excellence for Frank’s Steaks is to have everyone keep on doing what they do best, while also implementing new ideas that keep up with the trends of modern-day dining. While the restaurant, and Chris himself, are like throwbacks in a modern day world, they are also staples in it. There’s no greater privilege for Chris than being the “Face of Frank’s Steaks”, and spending time with his restaurant family.
Partner Elliott Lovell
When Frank’s Steaks was established in 1988 Elliott Lovell was one of the original managers that helped to develop the menu and overall concept of Frank’s Steaks. Elliott is an integral part of the Frank’s Steaks operation and he is an owner and partner in the Rockville Centre location. Elliott is the General Manager of the Jericho location and travels between both locations to ensure a consistent product and good service to all Frank’s Steaks customers. Elliott is very popular with the regular customers and is loved by the staff of both locations. Elliott grew up on the lovely island of Bermuda and brings some of the island flavor and friendly hospitality to both Frank’s Steaks locations. Elliott is a consummate professional and knows all aspects of the restaurant business from the back of the house kitchen to the front of the house service.