Rue Franklin Restaurant closes after four decades


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – After four decades of serving Buffalo, Rue Franklin held its last dinner service on Saturday.

The restaurant, located on Franklin Street, has been open since 1971.

“With the heaviest of hearts, we say thank you to all of our guests who have supported the restaurant through the years,” the restaurant’s Facebook page read Monday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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