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About Permanently Closed - Rue Franklin Restaurant
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.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our parking lot is adjacent to the restaurant.
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
Private Party Contact:
Corey Kley: (716) 852-4416
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Rue Franklin Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
It's taken me 20 years to come to this restaurant and it was worth the wait. Plenty of lovely options but not too much. Unique menu, tasty drinks and really very nice service. I can't recall our server's name which is rare for me, (Eric or Dan) but he was relatively new and really friendly.
Food was great, but the service was slow, slow. Not the kind of nice leisurely slow - we were sitting at our table for at least 20 minutes after the main meal and prior to the dessert with absolutely nothing to consume - no one asked if we wanted more wine, the water glasses were empty, and the used dishes were just lying on the table in front of us. People who were seated after us had already left the restaurant while we waited for our server to return.
This is without a doubt our favorite restaurant in WNY. The food, service and atmosphere are always outstanding. You can actually carry on a conversation with your companion(s) without straining to hear them, which seems to be rather unusual these days. In the late spring & summer, there is a beautifully landscaped enclosed courtyard, where you can sit. This restaurant is really worth trying!
As a lifelong resident of Buffalo, Rue Franklin is known as one of the longest-standing iconic restaurants in the area. I had never been and wanted to try it at least once. Our group of 4 started at the bar. The bartender did a great job coming up with some creative drinks. But the bar area was quIte cold and never warmed up. When we moved to the main dining room the temperature was more comfortable. Our wait staff was very attentive and responsive. My soup was nowhere near as hot as it should have been, albeit delicious. Two of our entrees were also warm, not hot, which took a lot away from the experience. Very disappointing from a restaurant of this caliber. Also, I don't recall any background music and because there were so few patrons, we felt a little self-conscious about our noise level (we are prone to a lot of laughter). I thought as a whole the restaurant lacked the ambience I was anticipating, and the food, while very good, did not warrant the price, especially since it did not arrive at the table at an appropriate temperature. Been there, done that, no desire to go back.
One of our favorite spots for years, we drove from Niagara to Buffalo just to go to Rue.
(We were vacationing from Michigan).
It was a quiet week day night and everything was great. We really enjoyed the food and
had an excellent wait person. I asked for the duck to be medium instead of rare and it
was delicious. The short ribs were tender and wonderful. Plentiful portions with sides.
The desserts sounded really good, too, but we were too full to partake.
Limited wines by the glass, but both of our choices were very nice accompaniments for
Rue Franklin remains a restaurant we will definitely return to whenever we travel in this area!
Rue Franklin serves wonderful French meals. Even if you are a good cook, it would be difficult to create the French cooking provided by the Rue Franklin. The atmosphere provides the diner the feeling that you are eating in a meal in France. The Prix 3 specials from Tuesday to Thursday allows the diner to sample many dishes at a reasonable price.
Although we are devout fans of the culinary expertise at "the rue", our dining experience Saturday evening was literally perfect! Our oysters were accompanied by a unique mignonette "gel" which because of its texture stayed atop of the oyster & complemented the fresh flavors. Never saw this type of prep before! First courses consisted of scallops with citrus & cauliflower purée and the mushroom bisque were both delicious. Pre-theatre diners opted for our first choice of entrees, as our service indicated, however our second choices were equally outstanding. I'm actually glad I tried the salmon, the ingredients & seasonings were nothing like I could ever make at home. Desserts are always spectacular and complete an enjoyable evening of fine cuisine and close friends. Service is always attentive.
Top quality, provides you what is to be expected in a true fine dining establishment that is the equivalent of what will be found in the most sophisticated cities. Service and preparation of food items stand out the most. Atmosphere and decor is sufficient if not exceptional. Coming from Rochester, there is nothing here that compares. Be prepared to open your wallet wider than usual (for western NY) and leaving with a smile.
New Years Eve dinner so the menu was limited, however it was extensive enough. Four courses, all exquisitely prepared and well served. the food was excellent, the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. a bit pricey but worth it, and acceptable for a holiday/special occasion. I would dine here again.
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