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Permanently Closed - Rue Franklin Restaurant

280 reviews
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$31 to $50
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Buffalo"s only contemporary French restaurant. Conveniently located in the theater district. We offer a seasonal menu, prix fixe menu Tuesday thru Thursday and post theater menu Friday and Saturday.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(716) 852-4416
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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Executive chef
Corey Kley
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Private party facilities
We do offer private dinning in our Garden Room for up to thirty guests and in our Main Dining Room up to sixty guests
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Private party contact
Corey Kley: (716) 852-4416
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Cross street
West Tupper
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Parking details
Our parking lot is adjacent to the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipToddJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2017

Once again, Rue Franklin proves you can be the best restaurant in town for more than 40 years. Anyone who likes French or continental fine food, great ambience, an excellent wine list with knowledgeable staff to help you pick, and terrific presentation is missing a lot if you're not going to Rue Franklin regularly.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

Rue Frankin is a lovely restaurant for celebrating a special event or for quiet, intimate dining. The food is excellent and the service is attentive and not rushed.

vipfoodiegirl (Naples)
5.0  Dined on June 6, 2017

My husband and I had an amazing meal at the Rue. The food and wine were outstanding. We both enjoyed the foie gras as an appetizer, and had the halibut as our entrees. We loved how both dishes were prepared. This is our favorite restaurant in Buffalo!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

Waiter was pretentious and not very efficient.

FrogLady (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful, as usual. For each dish that my husband and I got, the combination of vegetables and meat or fish was creative and delightful. You never get just a hunk of meat or chicken with a pile of vegetables on the side; the vegetables are an integral part of the dish and are a large part of what give it its character. And that great bread is useful for sopping up the sauce!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 30, 2017

my husband and i had a lovely dinner in every way possible. we have been to rue franklin several other times. each experience unique to rue franklin. we were seated on the patio alone. our waiter was polite, attentive, and friendly. we felt as if we were the only ones there with our own personal waiter. the ambiance far surpassed what we were expecting for our birthday date night.
each time we have been to rue franklin, the food has been consistently delicious, cooked exactly the way we want it.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in WNY. Great food, ambiance & service! During most recent visit though, dinner took a very long time to come.

vipjulester (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

We are regulars here for good reason - Rue Franklin is one of THE BEST restaurants in Buffalo. Chef/owner is always around, complementing the fine food with excellent service. Our meal Friday night was one of the most memorable of all times - only regret was not being able to dine in the garden as it was too cold. Tres bien!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

My Filet Migon was delicious! It was not prepared the way I requested (well done) however was presented med.Well which to my surprise was even better. I will change my preference from now on. Kudos to the chef!! Overall our dining experience was excellent. My husband ordered the duck which he enjoyed immensely. The salad was a bit pricey,nothing special about it as was dessert. Still, will recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family members. Looking forward to a return.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

the food was excellent the service was a tad disappointing - overall average dining experience