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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Bon Apetit!

Outstanding food and ambience! A true gem of restaurant in downtown Buffalo. Eclectic menu and friendly, attentive staff. A little steep price-wise but well worth it in my opinion. Although there was no dress code per se, I highly recommend business casual. A sport coat would not be over-doing it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
peaut13
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newyork
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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  • French first
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Outstanding food and ambience! A true gem of restaurant in downtown Buffalo. Eclectic menu and friendly, attentive staff. A little steep price-wise but well worth it in my opinion. Although there was no dress code per se, I highly recommend business casual. A sport coat would not be over-doing it and might get you an over long pour at the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We recently ate a wonderful dinner in the lovely Garden Room. Our Fixe Prixe dinner (offered Tuesdays through Thursdays) included an excellent cod dish, wonderful capon fricassee, plus good desserts and great service. A terrific restaurant for a special evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great pick for our anniversary! Pros: 1. Food was amazing! That's not even the right word... It was better. 2. Bartender (Zachary) was terrific to hang out with before we are. 3. Excellent service staff from the waitress to young gentleman who dropped off the bread. 4. Garden out back is gorgeous. Cons: No fault of their own, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Rue Franklin has been a favorite for years, but a year or two ago the chef bought the restaurant from the previous owners, who were retiring. There was little concern about the change in ownership, since the new owner had been the chef for years. Indeed, there was no cause for concern. The food and service are as good as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

So I know France having traveled there over 16 times and would they be proud of the food served at Rue Franklin! The Chilled Corn with Crab soup I wanted to take home by the gallon! The layers of flavors were amazing without being fussy and complicated. The desserts were worthy of Parisienne Pastry Chefs. My Summer Lobster Salad entree... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Amazing and transporting experience. Love the old European feeling. Several different resting options. Go for outside If available. You feel like in an old French home back yard. The servers are great with true to the locale character. Breana was wonderful and sweet. Big smile and genuine gaze. The chef experiments and surprises you with true master combinations. Loved it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went with great anticipation as my daughter and son-law raved about Rue Franklin. They were correct as far as the food was concerned we ordered several appetizers and 4 different main courses . They were all excellent. However the service was unacceptable. The table did not enough set-ups. We had to wait quite a while to order and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of our favorite Buffalo restaurants, we had the pleasure of dining there recently and it was as wonderful as every other time we have Had the occasion to visit. We had requested outdoor dining, but the evening weather was not at all conducive to it so we were seated in the room adjacent to the garden. It was comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have dined at "The Rue" two or three times a year for a long time. Saturday night, we had hoped to be seated in their wonderful garden patio, but couldn't because of the heavy rains. Instead, we were seated inside at a table looking out onto the rain-drenched garden. We both started with house salads with mustardy French dressing.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We read tita955's review before committing to RFW-- and should have taken it to heart. I agree in every way with the assessment. It took 10 minutes to be seated in a virtually EMPTY restaurant. The guy in charge of "seating" appeared to have had great difficulty with the electronic seating chart on a monitor. (Sometimes things are just better... More 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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?