Last night was my third time visiting Rue Franklin and first on the patio. The back patio is gorgeous and very intimate, surrounded by beautiful gardens - it's small, but there is nothing quite like it anywhere else. On the two previous visits the food was impressive. This time I tried the prix fix menu for the first time, and the quality of food was also at the top level and delicious with perfect portion sizes. I have always been impressed with the wines by the glass selections, although they are not listed on the regular wine menu, so you have to ask the server for the choices.
The service is always excellent! The host even asked me if I preferred a black napkin instead of their white ones because I was wearing black. I was shocked, in a good way! I actually had an experience at another restaurant where the white napkin made a mess of my black dress and I had to go home and change afterwards, so this was a pleasant surprise and nice touch. Just one example of how this restaurant goes above others in terms of service and thoughtfulness.