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Rue Franklin

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341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202 (West Tupper)
(716) 852-4416
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceptional in every way!

The fine ingredients and utmost attention to detail are consistent here. Buffalo is lucky to have Chef/Owner Corey Kley and his staff - the prix fixe and tasting menus are seasonal so we always have a variety to choose from. Can't wait til the weather warms up so we can enjoy the beautiful garden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Julester18
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Buffalo, NY
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Buffalo, NY
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The fine ingredients and utmost attention to detail are consistent here. Buffalo is lucky to have Chef/Owner Corey Kley and his staff - the prix fixe and tasting menus are seasonal so we always have a variety to choose from. Can't wait til the weather warms up so we can enjoy the beautiful garden setting for our next visit!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great menu - mid week pre fixe menu wonderful. Small but warm and friendly bar for apres dinner cocktail

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Fredonia, New York
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Rue Franklin was the location for our post-valentines day dinner. The service was attentive and the food wonderful. The meal began with bread and I began my meal with tuna tartar and had scallops as my main course. My husband had the cheese platter and filet minon for dinner. All of it was deliciously prepared. The atmosphere was a bit... More 

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Toronto Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Not many guests on a cold Wednesday evening, so only the "Garden Room" was occupied, and that was fine. Service was polite, informative, and attentive. The menu is varied yet manageable. We opted for the prix fixe at $37, and both had salmon with citrus and pistachio as mains. The lamb belly (!!) salad and squab liver with spinach were... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have lived in NYC and visit there frequently and we are always amazed how the food in restaurants is rarely as good as you can get in other cities. We have also been to Paris several times and feel the same way about the restaurants in that city. The Rue Franklin is one of those unique restaurants that is... More 

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Lewiston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for several years, kroy, the new owner and long time rue chef has really outdone himself. The fall menu is innovative, delicious, beautiful, one of a kind! The food kroy serves can rival New York City restaurants and put toronto restaurants to shame. He is talented, creative and runs a most impressive restaurant.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Been visiting here since it was a folk music coffee house serving french meals once a week. (48 years ago). Our last visit was for a birthday party with a table of eight. Everyone loved their food, and the service perfect.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Reviewer
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
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202
    (West Tupper)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: (716) 852-4416

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?