I have visited The Rue Franklin many times and have always been impressed with the consistency of their use of fresh seasonal produce, excellent desserts, fine wines, and ambience. I must admit as a lover of cuisine that The Rue Franklin is my favorite restaurant in Buffalo. They have been around for much longer than most restaurants in their neighborhood and have greatly refined themselves. I find it sad that anyone would have visited The Rue Franklin and had a negative experience. When reviews use terms such as creepy, strange, expensive, and the like, I realize that not everyone is equally cultured. Perhaps a few international travels would do some good at opening the eye of those that have decided to negatively rate The Rue Franklin. Then again if your idea of a good meal comes from a box or a paper bag, then maybe it's too late for you. I myself will continue to dine at The Rue Franklin because dining is why I go to The Rue Franklin. I do not go out for dinner looking to stuff myself, and to bulk up on preservatives and white flour. If that sounds like you, I feel sorry for you. But I'm sure you can find the early bird special somewhere that includes an obnoxious portion and all the MSG'S you can devour. Good Luck to you! But for those who are of a Cosmopolitan Nature, The Rue Franklin is The French Restaurant in Buffalo to dine at.\r
Pros: A real dining experience!