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Rue Franklin

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341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1702 (West Tupper)
+1 716-852-4416
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Buffalo, New York, United States
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The treatment - apparently because we were not over the age of 70 .. was unacceptable. We (a party of 8) were amazed at the rude and dismissive treatment from the moment we walked in the door. Aside from that, the food was cafeteria quality with uninspired sauces and poorly cooked meat. The menu is lack luster and the decor... More 

Thank James M
Buffalo, New York
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349 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had an exceptionally good New Year's Eve dinner at "The Rue". It was a four-course fixed price menu, with enough choices for each course to please every palate, plus an amuse bouche and a sweet post-dessert. The service was as good as the dinner, and the ambiance is always wonderful, and despite a full house, we were able to... More 

Thank William N
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A pricey dinner for four. In my opinion some "fancy" choices that overshadowed good, if not great, ingredients. I had a foie gras appetizer that was swimming in a broth. It would have been better, in my opinion, with a crisp something for textural contrast. And the very good tenderloin was overpowered by the too tangy sauce reduction. The best... More 

Buffalo, New York
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I don't understand this restaurant. It wants to be something that it's not in my opinion. It was stuffy and unwelcoming from the get go. Writing this review I'm scratching my head trying to figure out this place. The food was good the service was good It just didn't have a wow factor. At $100 plus a plate I have... More 

Thank Justin M
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were recommended this restaurant & were lucky to get a table on a Sat night. The atmosphere is intimate & the music added to the French feel. I liked my whisky sour but my dining companion was disappointed when there were only two red house wines by the glass, to choose from. The scallops as a starter with beetroot,... More 

Thank havebagwilltravel49
East Aurora, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

French, wonderful atmosphere, Seasonal menu, portions are perfect to enjoy an ap,salad,entre and share a desert. Super staff. Very nice wine list. If you are atending the theater you should let them know.

Thank Todd455
Los Angeles, Ca
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner here was quite nice the oysters were fresh, the filet mignon was perfect, and the pot de creme was outstanding. Can't wait to go back

Thank mikey3600
Buffalo, New York
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349 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent dinner on the garden patio at Rue Franklin on Saturday. Despite temperatures approaching 90, a breeze through the patio made for a pleasant evening. One of the menu item was Green Circle chicken, so my girlfriend asked what it was, and was told it's from a farm in Pennsylvania, where the chickens are fed leftover vegetables... More 

1 Thank William N
bonita springs fl
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321 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

For decades this Buffalo French restaurant continues with excellence. Although not quite as Frenchie as in years past the menu and specials are sure to please. The salads, oysters, pork loin, and the veal short ribs ( picture) were all excellent, as was the fresh capachino. Our tiny waitress was superb.

1 Thank bonitabuffalo
Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had heard so many great things about this restaurant. We were thankful that our expectations were exceeded by entire experience. The food was wonderful and the management of the restaurant was very cooperative. They went out of the way to accommodate us after our initial choice reneged on our contract a short time before the wedding. Corey stepped in,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1702
    (West Tupper)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-852-4416

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?