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Rue Franklin

341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 852-4416
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Ranked #25 of 905 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $45
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: West Tupper
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  • English first
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English first
Palm Harbor, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Frequently referred to as the best restaurant in Buffalo, NY, Rue Franklin has provided exceptional and innovative cuisine for many years. The menu frequently varies with the season, the restaurant is charming and romantic and the outdoor patio has been the summertime choice of knowledgable diners. Known for it's French flair, flavors and attention to culinary details are superb. All... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner sitting in the quaint charming garden. A must if you are visiting Buffalo and wNt a romantic setting and very good food

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The atmosphere was great - it felt like being in a quaint courtyard in Paris. The service was good and the food was very good.

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Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I contacted the restaurant to ask if they had soft shell crab... The chef offered that the season was passing, but he would check with his fish monger and get back to me.... within thirty minutes, he called to say that he would obtain six for me. During a conversation earlier in the year, I had asked about when sweetbreads... More

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Buffalo, NY
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

There's no place like the Rue to celebrate. Corey did an outstanding job coming up with an interesting/delicious menu for a party of 18. Everyone was happy.

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Buffalo, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I'm a local resident and have dined at Rue many times. The food is creative (not in a silly way) and very well prepared. Ambience is refined: tastefully decorated and without loud music (thank you Rue). Service is friendly and unobtrusive. We love the intimate bar which greets us and the gorgeous garden which is now, finally, in bloom. I... More

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Amherst, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Rue Franklin is a fine restaurant, featuring French cuisine. It is not overly large, with two seating areas flanking a small bar area. Service is excellent as is the food, with seasonal menus. We have dined for over thirty years now at Rue Franklin on special occasions and with special friends. In summer, there is outdoor seating in a... More

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Amherst, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband didn't want to go, having been disappointed with this restaurant previously. I had never been, so I insisted. He was right... I had a poached lobster dish and learned that lobster is grilled for a reason, it's best that way. The dish was extremely bland, almost tasteless. My husband and son were underwhelmed with their entrees. On a... More

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Buffalo, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We have not been back to the Rue in many years and we really had no reason except that there are just so many other great restaurants in Buffalo. So for our anniversary a few weeks ago, and our favorite anniversary dinner place Daniel's Restaurant having closed, we decided to go back to Rue Franklin. We arrived on a rainy... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed an exceptional dinner.Rue Franklin ranks very high in creative cuisine.The flavours, the wine recommended and the service made for a completely enjoyable evening.

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