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Rue Franklin

341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 852-4416
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Ranked #32 of 909 restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $45
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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76 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Buffalo, NY
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
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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Buffalo, New York
2 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Wow. Great meal here in Buffalo, NY. The kitchen is putting out some very nice food. Creative. The menu changes with the seasons, which is nice. Come here for a nice meal, comb your hair and put on a jacket. Order nice wine. Relax. Stay a while. Have fun.

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East Amherst, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Cory (owner) coordinated a surprise b'day party for the Mrs and he and his wait staff did an great job. This was the 1st time in 5 yrs we had been to the Rue and with the new ownership, the quality remains! Cory accommodated the party of 13 with the request of multiple checks, hors d'oeuvres of his choosing, and... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Went for a pre arranged birthday party of 13. Service was terrible. Ordered filet mignon, $32, overcooked, no flavor,and potatoes cold. My husband ordered sole, it was cold. It took 2.5 hours to serve us dinner. The dessert, gluten free strawberry birthday cake was the best part of the meal.

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Yorba Linda, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

On this occasion we were a group of nine with a 7:00 PM reservation. We have previously enjoyed dinner on the patio, which is like a little garden, but with rain forecast later the patio was unavailable for dinner. That however didn't prevent members of our party from migrating out there to enjoy cocktails and conversation on a balmy September... More

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