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Rue Franklin Restaurant

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.
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190 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
(190 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 190 reviews
5 stars
(138)
4 stars
(31)
3 stars
(14)
2 stars
(6)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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  • special occasion(140)
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  • fit for foodies(113)
  • notable wine list(83)
  • great for outdoor dining(50)
  • neighborhood gem(49)
Rue Franklin Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
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Review 3 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

near perfection every time

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Rue Franklin never disappoints! While there are several very good restaurants in the Buffalo area, the Rue is one of the few true "dining experiences". There's always a feeling of something special. The food goes way beyond just "delicious" - it's always imaginative but never eccentric - there's a kind of subtle superiority to each dish. The place itself is never stuffy or overly formal or "heavy". Instead, it's got an easy, welcoming charm - and an elegance that's never show-y."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 5 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Moms 75th

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We brought my Mother here for her 75th birthday. I had flowers delivered to the table and asked if they could make her a special desert, which they did. It was a perfect evening! We had the tasting menu paired with wine, which was wonderful! Everyone made my Mother feel special, the food was amazing and the staff attentive. Dont forget about this Buffalo 'gem'! Easily one of our favorite restaurants!!"
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Classic French Cuisine

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Outstanding food and selection including prix fixe menu and remarkable wine list. Service is class fine dining. Portions have improved. This is the place for special occasions. Pricey, but worth it. Grand time."
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 8 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Rue has been a favorite of ours for over 30 years. We were so disappointed in this last visit. Our service was polite but nonexistent. No one ever once poured our beautiful bottle of wine for us. The quality of the food was still excellent but alas all the dishes were barely warm. For such a lovely restaurant it is sad that it is not living up to its past."
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2010
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Review 10 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 13 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Superb as always

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The title says it all. 4 of us all chose the prix fixe which included a choice of carrot soup or sliced duck breast as an appetizer, monkfish or shepherd's pie (it was St Patrick's Day, after all) as an entree and a choice of any dessert. Everything was perfect. We requested Andy as our waiter and again were very pleased with that decision."
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Love this restaurant

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Dined on 3/16/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/15/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2014
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The service was, once again, brutally slow. Two servers for the whole dining room. Waited 30 minutes for our first drink. Thankfully the food was great to make up for this."
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
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Review 18 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Superb dining

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Dined on 3/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Rue Franklin is all one can ask in a fine dining establishment. The food, it's presentation, service, and ambiance are second to none. Prices are no more than in much lesser establishments."
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 19 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Rue Franklin was a wonderful dining experience. The food was amazing. Each course was deliciously thought out with the creativity and flavor. The evening was perfect in every way. The staff went out of their way to make you feel welcome. Very elegant fine dining. Looking forward to summer dining in their garden room with the hydrangeas."
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
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Review 20 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

quiet dinner...attentive server...great foods...

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Dined on 1/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 1/13/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 21 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 22 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Outstanding

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Dinner was excellent....all four of us were very, very happy with our measl. We had venison, sole, cassoulet, smoked duck appetizer, salads,mushroom bisque and a fabulous passion fruit dessert. Our waiter Andy, was terrific."
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Valentine's day

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My fiance and I went here for Valentine's Day. It was a very romantic time."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 25 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Still one of the best Buffalo restaurants

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We dined at Rue Franklin for Valentine's Day. The mood was quiet and the 3 course, price fixed menu choices were good. We are not desert eaters so the 3rd course was a non event. The food was very good. Service was okay and could be more attentive. Great restaurant if you are looking for a more formal setting. Best described as "Classy"."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 26 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great for a unique and romantic dining experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/11/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2010
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Review 28 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/13/2016
 2013
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Review 29 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Winter menu is superb

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The chef has put together a winter menu highlighting seasonal favorites that were delicious! Truly had the best venison ever - my husbands filet rivaled any upscale steakhouse. There is so much attention to detail - right down to how everything is plated. Rue Franklin is a MUST for anyone that appreciates a true fine dining experience without big city pricing!"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 31 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 33 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2010
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Review 36 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

nice, service a little slow, expensive

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"food was great. service, kitchen was slow. there were only 3-4 other tables in the restaurant and 2-3 servers and a bus boy. we had reservations for a show. we ordered when got right to the restaurant and took 1hr and 20 minutes before we got the food. we had to run to out show. expensive- 4 people- 5 total drinks, one salad, 2 apps, 4 entress= $250. without tip"
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 37 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 38 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Par Excellence!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We've always considered the Rue for special romantic occasions. This time was just a date night.
My wife and I love trying new restaurants but the Rue is a long-standing favorite and we had not been in a while. 4.9 stars in our book only and I emphasize only because we prefer Cabs and the Rue, being French, serves exclusively French wines. (Which is only apropos!)
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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Every dish was fantastic! I had heard the expression "layers of flavor" before, but never really experienced what that meant until we went to Rue Franklin."
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Birthday Special

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This wonderful restaurant is a Buffalo staple. Excellent food and service, always. The interior could use updating. The caned chairs are not very comfortable and snagged my wife's clothing. Portions are perfect and the presentation has eye appeal."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

still the best of the best

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
""The Rue" is still the best of the best restaurants in Buffalo. Never fails to be completely unique and a rare experience. This place makes its patrons feel as though they've been transported to restaurant heaven for a personal meeting with the guy God left in charge, Cory Kley, the owner and chef - along with one of the 2 or 3 best bar tenders in this city, Gregory. No one makes cocktails quite like he does."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 43 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic
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Review 44 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2005
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Review 45 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 46 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and ambiance

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Food was incredible. The restaurant was very upscale without being stuffy or pretentious. The meal was pricey but the quality and flavor was worth it. Cant wait to go back."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Had a nine o'clock reservation. Not seated until almost ten thirty. Offered drinks, but not an hors d'oeuvre. Not approached with any apology, Unacceptable. Servers were quite good when we were finally seated."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Rue Franklin Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: notable wine list
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