Rue Franklin's been the premiere French restaurant in town for over a decade, and while the menu changes, the dark, intimate, bistro-like setting doesn't. Luckily its first-rate food is a lot lighter than the decor. Fans of French fare will swoon for the veal sweetbreads in balsamic vinegar reduction, chilled beet soup with vodka gelee and creme fraiche, and poached sea scallops over lemon and chives—and those are just appetizers. The main menu centers heavily on meat: beef short ribs daube, filet mignon with white wine shallot sauce, Australian lamb rib fillet, or stuffed chicken with veggies. If you want a decadent night out with white tablecloths, flickering candles, hovering waiters explaining complex French sauces and Gallic wines, Rue Franklin's your spot.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 12:00 AM
- Feature: Outdoor dining
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners