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341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1702 (West Tupper)
+1 716-852-4416
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pricey dinner for four. In my opinion some "fancy" choices that overshadowed good, if not great, ingredients. I had a foie gras appetizer that was swimming in a broth. It would have been better, in my opinion, with a crisp something for textural contrast. And the very good tenderloin was overpowered by the too tangy sauce reduction. The best... More 

Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I don't understand this restaurant. It wants to be something that it's not in my opinion. It was stuffy and unwelcoming from the get go. Writing this review I'm scratching my head trying to figure out this place. The food was good the service was good It just didn't have a wow factor. At $100 plus a plate I have... More 

Thank Justin M
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant & were lucky to get a table on a Sat night. The atmosphere is intimate & the music added to the French feel. I liked my whisky sour but my dining companion was disappointed when there were only two red house wines by the glass, to choose from. The scallops as a starter with beetroot,... More 

Thank havebagwilltravel49
East Aurora, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

French, wonderful atmosphere, Seasonal menu, portions are perfect to enjoy an ap,salad,entre and share a desert. Super staff. Very nice wine list. If you are atending the theater you should let them know.

Thank Todd455
Los Angeles, Ca
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Dinner here was quite nice the oysters were fresh, the filet mignon was perfect, and the pot de creme was outstanding. Can't wait to go back

Thank mikey3600
Buffalo, New York
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279 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent dinner on the garden patio at Rue Franklin on Saturday. Despite temperatures approaching 90, a breeze through the patio made for a pleasant evening. One of the menu item was Green Circle chicken, so my girlfriend asked what it was, and was told it's from a farm in Pennsylvania, where the chickens are fed leftover vegetables... More 

1 Thank William N
bonita springs fl
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267 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

For decades this Buffalo French restaurant continues with excellence. Although not quite as Frenchie as in years past the menu and specials are sure to please. The salads, oysters, pork loin, and the veal short ribs ( picture) were all excellent, as was the fresh capachino. Our tiny waitress was superb.

1 Thank bonitabuffalo
Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We had heard so many great things about this restaurant. We were thankful that our expectations were exceeded by entire experience. The food was wonderful and the management of the restaurant was very cooperative. They went out of the way to accommodate us after our initial choice reneged on our contract a short time before the wedding. Corey stepped in,... More 

Thank cac60
Greater London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

This was my second visit to the Rue Franklin and both times have not dissapointed; it's definitely a place for those special occasions! We had a drink at the bar first from a lovely bar tender and then were waited on by a very nice young lady throughout our dinner. We went for the prix fix menu and started with... More 

Thank mckenzie16
New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Still a beautiful restaurant in Buffalo, but service really needs attention. Food is good but not superb, as it used to be. More style and flair needed.

Thank Nantucketeer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1702
    (West Tupper)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-852-4416

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