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3 Restaurant, Franklin, MA

3 Restaurant

4.5
4.5
220 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
"3" is a casual, fine dining restaurant that has operated for over fifteen years in Franklin. We have developed a reputation for delivering a high quality food, beverage and hospitality experience for our guests with an innovative menu of popular American dishes. Each prepared with a contemporary, creative twist, with a focus on freshness, quality and simplicity.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Dining Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 528-6333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chad Terry
  • Neighborhood
    Franklin
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Metro West

    Great for brunch

  • Boston Metro West

    Hot spot

  • Boston Metro West

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Boston Metro West

    Good for special occasions

220 Reviews
  1. roey

    Greater Boston

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 is a perfect place to have a reunion with friends from MA and RI. WE MEET THERE 4-6 times a year. The menu never disappoints. Chicken Milanese was the star dish yesterday along with mushroom ravioli and the burger. Martinis are divine!!

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  2. Joel

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and good food. The cocktails were a bit too sweet but not enough to ruin an evening.

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  3. steveb

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Apps and entrees were tasty, however the unfortunate issue was we were rushed thru the entire dinner. The appetizer came out just after we received our cocktails and the main courses arrived while we still were eating the appetizer. From the time we sat to the time we received the check was 50 minutes. I don’t know if the Saturday after VD had anything to do with it and restaurant was very busy. They seemed to be more intent on turning tables over. Disappointed.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to 3 hundreds of times, it’s our family favorite. This visit was particularly good especially the Valentine’s Day specials, which we encourage to have join the regular menu (we had the Beef Wellington, Raspberry Espresso Martinis and chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake) and our waitress was also excellent. Overall wonderful visit!

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  5. James

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for special occasion upscale, comfortable dining.

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  6. RichardB

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentine’s Day dinner and it was excellent. Good food, ambiance and fantastic service.

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  7. Donald

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for lunch given lunch menu, got chicken parm which was nothing special! No rolls or salad with meal , when bill came was charged the dinner menu prices, after bringing it to the waitresses attention, she had it changed to correct price and stated we were on the edge of lunch and dinner times so that’s why the difference in prices, if I hadn’t noticed I definitely would have been over charged. I would not recommend this restaurant, food and service OK, way overpriced even for lunch!

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  8. DavidP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was our very first trip to The 3 restaurant in Franklin,Mass. We were very impressed, the food ,the service and the atmosphere was very satisfying. Not very crowded for a Sunday evening though the place is good sized with a huge very well lit parking lot. Will be definitely going there again soon.
    3 RestaurantResponded on February 17, 2024
    We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We hope to see you in again soon, and hope we have the opportunity to earn that last star. Please feel free to introduce yourself the next time you are in, as we love to meet new guests! Thank you again for taking the time to write such wonderful things, and we look forward to your next visit. Jasmine Marzini General Manager

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  9. metsnation

    Greater Boston

    171 reviews

    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mystic was excellent as our server. The food was delicious. Great custom cocktails and desserts!
    3 RestaurantResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review, it is so appreciated! We have also passed this along to Mystic, who was thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with her. We hope to see you again soon, and you are always welcome to request her specifically. Thank you again!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BEST short ribs around! Service was excellent, super attentive and friendly waitstaff!
    3 RestaurantResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are thrilled to hear you had a great time, and pride ourselves on a well trained team. We also agree, our Short Ribs take the cake! Please feel free to say hello the next time you're in, we would love to thank you in person.

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  11. JeanneC

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    service was terrific. Food was delicious and wine recommendation spot on. The noise level was quite high - more so than I remember it being in the past.
    3 RestaurantResponded on January 29, 2024
    Good morning Jeanne, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We apologize for the level of noise, and it is something we are in the process of taking steps to amend this issue. We hope that does not deter you for future visits, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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  12. Maddi

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The “gluten free” options really aren’t what you would expect, their gluten free Chciken tenders were just boiled chicken with sauce on it. As a gluten free person I would not recommend.
    3 RestaurantResponded on January 29, 2024
    Good morning Maddi, We apologize that you were unsatisfied with your gluten free Caribbean tenders. This is something we have brought to the attention of our chef and will be changing our method of gluten free tenders. Please bring attention to management on your next visit, and we would be happy to go through our menu and find something that works for you, as we do offer a great deal of gluten free options, and can accommodate something off menu as well, if preferred. Thank you for taking the time to reach out and provide valuable feedback, and we hope you will visit us again soon.

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  13. Anniebj

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Good food, terrible noise level. Even the waitresses had to shout to be heard, adding to the decibels. Why do restaurants think it has to be noisy for people to feel they are in the "happening place?" We will not return, which is a shame, since we enjoyed our meals.

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  14. MFD07

    Greater Boston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, great brunch venue; never disappoints! Food was fantastic.
    3 RestaurantResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review, and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope that you will consider saying "hi" to a member of management on your next visit, so we may say "thank you" in person! Cheers :-)

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud!!! Ordered Risotto- worst I ever had!!!! Chicken milanese was over cooked. You cut corners on food and you got caught . The server was great and we tipped her well. She comp’d our app. Very loud - my wife and I could not hear each other speak. Will not be back anytime soon.

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  16. Kdergil

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was fabulous, always good food. Live Music was great too
    3 RestaurantResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to earn that 5th star on your next visit! :-)

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  17. Elena

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server went above and beyond. Loved how she took care of us.
    3 RestaurantResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to give us a positive review, and let us know that the staff did a wonderful job in your ensure your visit was to our standards. We hope that you will say hi next time you are in! :-)

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  18. JoeB

    Greater Boston

    200 reviews

    4.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good service. Also, the prices are reasonable. We go there several times a year, and always enjoy our experience

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My experience was excellent. Everything was grateful great love the place.

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  20. JamesC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. Met dear friends for lunch 12/26. Service was very good, food very good. In all we had a wonderful meal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Jim C

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  21. MichaelS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there and really enjoyed it. Great menu selection for all types of diets. (Meat, vegetarian, vegan, etc). Scratch kitchen so flexible. Good wine selection. Will definitely return.

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  23. Kdergil

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great. Mystic is a fabulous waitress & always takes great care of us. Hostesses are always very nice.

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  24. Mike

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at the 3. Cocktails were perfect, food and service was excellent. We have been to the 3 many times and have always came away from the experience well satisfied. If you have not tried this exceptional restaurant as yet, please go! I am sure you will become a return customer.

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  25. RonaldS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, the waiter was perfect in every way!

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  26. Joseph

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The place is excellent , staff is friendly and funny

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  27. PhilipK

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First table was a little noisy so we were effortlessly moved to a quieter space. Service was excellent. Food cooked to our liking.

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  28. PaulP

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. Excellent value. Would definitely recommend.

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  29. Dlite

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My group of friends was celebrating the holiday season. The service was friendly and responsive. The 3 of us ordered the seared scallops with puréed sweet potato. It was so scrumptious! We could have licked the plate. The chocolate mouse cake was equally delicious! Will definitely be going back.

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  30. NormanQ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter, Anthony, was great. Friendly, patient and attentive. The nachos appetizer was terrific. My eggplant roselli was more chewy than I prefer but maybe that's how they make it. The chicken milanese was good, per my dinner partner. The venue is very nice. Somewhat dark but that's fine. We had a noisy group near us but not distracting. Lots of parking in the back, appreciate that

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  31. metsnation

    Greater Boston

    171 reviews

    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was excellent. We shared the new arancini as an appetizer and chicken parmigiana and salmon as entrees. Mar3ni and Chardonnay for drinks. Service was great and the place was hopping for a Wednesday.

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  32. Lisa

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best beef short rib ever! And the scallops were delicious!

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  33. RichF

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Very reasonably priced. Nice evening with friends for 3 hours.

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  34. RogerN

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner every time we come here. Everything is delicious from start to finish.

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  35. johnb

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall excellent experience for our party of four.

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  36. MSHOESAFARI

    New York City

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was friendly and warm as we gathered for a b day lunch. Food was tasty and we all enjoyed our lunch.

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  37. StuartM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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  38. KenOtz

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    High prices.. average value. Table for Two they Sat us in general Resturant in very small booth next to table of kids.. yikes. They constantly walked around us. Ordered Cesar to split but was nothing special. Drinks were good I had Blanton Manhattan. Ordered Pork Loin rapped in bacon. Pork was good but bacon raw underneath. Served with Mash potatoes average. Wife had steak.. undercooked came out red bloody.. waitress seemed disinterested didn’t ask what temp and disappeared most of the time. Wanted a wine with dinner but food came out with a bus boy .. she wasn’t available.. so no wine. Desert was good I was still hungry. Expensive for what we received.. we Won’t be back.

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  39. JodiE

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good food, tasty cocktails. First time here but plan to be back!

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  40. JGXF

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The only reason I gave it a 3 overall is that it was the noisiest restaurant I have ever been in. Granted it was Saturday night, but the noise level was painful and made it impossible to talk. The food was excellent as was the service. I don't know how people work there,, but they do it with cheerfulness and efficiciency.

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FAQs

3 Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 528-6333.

3 Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 3 Restaurant

461 W Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-2901

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Franklin
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chad Terry
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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