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Rue Franklin

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341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202 (West Tupper)
(716) 852-4416
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank GoJo82
Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Rue Franklin has been our favorite restaurant for over 20 years. But things change and although the food remains wonderful, there are cracks in the overall performance. The restaurant has changed hands in the last few years and it shows. Recent visit was disappointing on many levels. The service was off -- a full restaurant on a Saturday night, very... More 

Thank Lynn B
Dulles, Virginia
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200 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We thought we try a new place on our own !! Oh boy! Wish we had asked our hotel what they recommend, because this place is Not on their list !! They call this a French cuisine? There was nothing French about it! I can eat that at any other restaurant. Don't know where they get their servers or how... More 

4 Thank Sweetie897
Buffalo, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We have been going to the Rue Franklin West since 1975 when we moved to Buffalo, and it is the best and only restaurant that offers superb quality of food, excellent service, charming ambiance, and a menu that would delight all taste buds. It has an intimate feel and is quiet enough to carry on a conversation (something other restaurants... More 

Thank howellpix2014
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I had always heard very positive things regarding the restaurant over the years, yet had never had occasion to go there. We finally made a reservation and went with a group of 12 in late November to celebrate an anniversary. Unfortunately, the reviews I had heard over the years did not match our experience. While our server was a very... More 

5 Thank Tim D
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This was our second visit. Our first in July was marred by bad service. This visit was totally different. The service was excellent. Both friendly and professional. The food was fantastic. There were 4 of us. We had a variety of main dishes each was wonderful. The wine, recommended by the waiter was perfect and the desert was memorable. We... 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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
    (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?