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Posted by Neighborhood Chica on 11/21/2010
Just got back form the Franklin, so super yummy. I got the chevre walnut caneloni. Amazing!! Highly recommended. Also, a great cocktail list...
Posted by james on 01/01/2008
franklin has a touch of something that most boston restaurants simply lack--class and amazing food. i've gone to every restaurant in the south end as a resident for the last half year and am shocked at how pricey things are and how marginal the food is. franklin has menus that change a couple times each year. each menu has amazing features that keep me coming back as a regular. to start: duck frisee salad is a rich starter. the squid over greens is a fresh alternative or the butternut squash soup is wonderful on a cold night. main course: the oyster-mushroom ravioli is possibly the best pasta dish i've had (nyc, providence, and boston restaurants included). these are types of mushrooms, not oysters and mushrooms, as you could also reasonably expect from a gourmet kitchen. i can't order anything different. on the summer menu you've got the most amazing ribs (and i'm not a rib person at all--the order was foisted upon me by another fan of franklin who was sitting next to me one night and refused to let me order anything but the ribs). and he was right!!! incredible sauce and tons of meat that just flaked off the bone. that and the scallop fettucini are two dishes i struggle to not go back to when i see this menu. great food, great atmosphere and no cheesy music selection like other restaurants in the area. the one bad thing about this restaurant is that you sometimes have to wait for an hour (just for two people). they don't reserve tables, so it's standing with a beer or waiting for a bar spot to open up. but well worth the wait. happy dining!