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Rue Franklin

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341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1702 (West Tupper)
(716) 852-4416
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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259 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Wonderful restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious (best piece of meat I have ever had in my life!). I am a French person spending the summer in Buffalo and the food there has brought me back to my country. Great service with very nice waitress and dinner in the garden which is beautiful. Strongly recommend!

Thank zoedewou
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Best patio in Buffalo for a romantic couples dinner. Simple French preparations with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Price fix menu is a bargain with appetizer, entree and dessert. Extensive French wine menu.

Thank Paul H
Boulder, Colorado
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a memorable dinner with my 07 years young mother. The food and service were both superb -- Tuesday night was a quiet night there -- made it extra enjoyable. Convenient parking next door. It seemed like they'd thought of everything!

Thank judyisreadytogo
Buffalo, New York
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is Paris in Buffalo. Rue Franklin is like dining at the best Parisian cafe. The patio is delightful. There is nothing like it in Buffalo. It is an oasis of tranquility. You relax here and enjoy the garden, forgetting about the outside world. It is like you are in a different world. The perfect restaurant for a stay-cation. Perfect... More 

Thank Gary003
London, Ohio
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My title of underwhelmed is based on the overall cost/value proposition, as I did not experience any one dramatically negative event. Had a business dinner here last week. This location was selected by my supplier. the menu limited, and being a French restaurant, mostly french based dishes were listed. I had type of beef and potato entree. Cannot pronounce or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: (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?