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Fine-dining French restaurant Rue Franklin shuts its doors for good

Rue Franklin, one of Buffalo’s most venerable restaurants, has closed.

The announcement came via the restaurant’s Facebook page and on its website.

“Saturday June 24, 2017 was the last dinner service for Rue Franklin,” the post read. “With the heaviest of hearts we say thank you to all of our guests who have supported the restaurant through the years.”

Chef and owner Corey Kley purchased the restaurant along with his wife Cheryl in 2011. Throughout his tenure, the restaurant continued to earn the critical acclaim it had throughout its long history.

Neither could be reached for comment on what led to the closing.

In spring 2015, News Food Editor Andrew Galarneau awarded the Rue Franklin the top rating of 10 plates.

In the review, Galarneau called it “one of the most highly regarded restaurants in Buffalo” and said of his experience there: “A recent dinner there left me stunned, thankful that Buffalo’s finest restaurants include this unassuming French-inspired jewel box.”

Rue Franklin earns top rating

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