The Franklin Inn
Unsafe food preparation in the kitchen
Good food, excellent service BUT the noise was so high that dinner conversation was impossible. I recommend you amp it down a few decibels.
Mel's Supper Club really enjoyed our dining experience at The Franklin Inn. The service was great and the food was outstanding. We would definitely dine there again.
We really enjoyed our visit. I was especially impressed with the bartender who takes her craft very seriously, and does an excellent job making mixed drinks.
Nice neighborhood bar / restaurant. Cosy and not pretentious. The tin ceiling tiles have a nice look, butt bounce sound back so it is noisy. Nice selection of local brews. Fried zucchini was excellent. Sandwiches were very tasty, but the fries were a let down.
The older waitress (maybe the owner?) was dressed inappropriately in a see-through dress without underwear. Very offensive. The noise level was very loud, as well. If it wasn't for those two things, it would have been 5 stars across the board. Food was delicious! Service was good.
Terribly uncomfortable seating. Marginal quality food . Not particularly clean . Had to ask for ice for my water . Glass of water was warm ??!!
Yes, it is a tiny neighborhood bistro and they are understaffed, BUT the food was SO good and the vibe was great, so we didn't mind the extra time it took to get drinks or dessert. We just conversed with the other guests around us and enjoyed ourselves.
They were very understaffed but the 2 wait staff tried super hard and the food was amazing. All the tables inside were full and most of the tables outside. It was not a problem for us that it took over an hour to get our drinks and food but they definitely need more help!
Small corner pub that appears to have regulars. Warm welcome and promptly given a choice for our table. Waitress said it was only her 3rd night, but she appeared to be an experienced waitress, was upbeat, polite, and offered good service. We happened to go on a night where $5 burgers were offered and 3 of our 4 guests ordered different varieties and all were great! We will return based on the food and the service.
This place is everything it is supposed to be. It has a great neighborhood vibe, an attentive staff, and delicious food. If you want fancy, this is not for you. If you want food that makes you feel good and nice people, this is where you need to go.
Fan district dining at its best! Wanted something different and sat outside and enjoyed the evening!
What a great neighborhood pub! I love the friendly staff. It's a boisterous and happy place, so if you are in a quiet mood, probably not the best place. But if you want to be around happy and chatty people, check it out. We ate brunch there and loved it. The food was very good. One of the waitresses brought over coloring books for our little girl. Very thoughtful. Highly recommended.
Amazing food great staff!
Very small cozy neighborhood pub style restaurant. Appetizers were all very good and plentiful. Not great for large groups. Bathroom access was a little dicey...especially with too many drinks or for those wearing heels. Very steep and dark stairs. They had had a water issue down there in recent days so the smell was not great down there, but you could not smell it upstairs. Service was very good.
We both were eating the sirloin steak special when a water bug joined us in the middle of the table. So much for our appetites. And all the waitress did was say sorry and comped a glass of wine.
A good find. A real locals place, if you're from out of town you'll be the only non-regular in there.
Great food and ambiance!
Great food and very friendly service.
Very Good food in the relaxed atmosphere of a real neighborhood restaurant. Food is straight forward and consistently very good- service trails the food quality by just a bit but is still more than adequate. If you have not been there, give it a try - we will be back.
Very nice neighborhood restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was good.
It was a fun vibe in the museum district and the food and service were outstanding!
My wife and I celebrated Mother's Day at the Franklin Inn. We found the restaurant to be a cozy, friendly place--just the sort of restaurant we like.
We both started with mimosas, (which, in honor of my late mother, I called a "Mom-miss-ya"). Delicious!
Then my wife had the Eggs Benedict with grits while I had one of the specials, Crab Benedict (substituting a crab cake for the slice of ham) and grits. Both versions of the Benedict were excellent. The grits were very good, also, the only criticism was that they were barely warm. (That's what caused the -1 star in my food rating.) This did not deter us from enjoying our brunch, though.
We expect to return to the Franklin Inn in the near future.
It was cute and the food was decent. Small and really basic menu. Really small - cramped space . The bathrooms were not clean and smelled.
Food was fresh and delicious. I recommend the steak dinner. Service was wonderful and attentive.
What a great neighborhood spot! Though the vibe is relaxed, the food is gourmet quality! Even the appetizers...great breading on the mozzarella sticks! The sliders are wonderful as well. Service was very attentive without being overbearing. Great job, guys!
Great atmosphere. Good casual food.
Service and greeters were very nice. Had a 2 person table and they moved us to a booth so that we wouldn’t be by the door with the cold air. Place is small, good bar, not a great restaurant, but what we ordered tasted great. I have a feeling the kitchen size means the time for preparation will take longer than usual. I’ll go back, but probably for a 4pm beer.
Best zucchini fries I’ve ever tasted.
The portions are plentiful and delicious. Attentive staff. Highly recommended.
One of our favorite casual restaurants in Richmond! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is always tasty. Love the mozzarella sticks, but they run out every other visit (because they are so delish)!
A great time with friends. Love our neighborhood spot!
Excellent food and wonderful service! Priced just right too!!
Deplorable restroom was unventilated and very stuffy. Stairs leading down to restrooms were grimy and kitchen floor looked looked very dirty when I glanced in. Health inspector might need to pay them a visit. Our booth was cramped. Food was better than average but not remarkable. It felt more like a bar than a restaurant. Service was good; our cheerful waitress was doing her best while covering entire restaurant.
Franklin Inn was a cozy spot. The food was decent. Service was decent except the food came out sporadic bursts. Ran out of the beer I was hoping for when I was there. A big distraction for us was a couple making out at the bar. Fine for Saturday night, I guess but not OK for Sunday afternoon with a family sitting two feet away.
Food was good, service was excellent.
The barbecue sandwich was top notch!
Bar patron and bartender could talking loudly for whole restaurant to hear. Bar patron dropped f-bomb several times