The Franklin Café

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The Franklin Café A quaint and lively destination for fashionable city diners, the Franklin Café attracts an animated clientele of affluent locals, stylish couples, and trendy hipsters. Boston United States 42.343059 -71.068954
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Party Earth Review A quaint and lively destination for fashionable city diners, the Franklin Café attracts an animated clientele of affluent locals, stylish couples, and trendy hipsters. With space for only forty people, the venue maintains... ... read full review

  • T Stop:

    Silver Line (4 & 5): Union Park Street

  • Phone:

    617-350-0010

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Daily 5pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Franklin Café Review

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A quaint and lively destination for fashionable city diners, the Franklin Café attracts an animated clientele of affluent locals, stylish couples, and trendy hipsters.

A quaint and lively destination for fashionable city diners, the Franklin Café attracts an animated clientele of affluent locals, stylish couples, and trendy hipsters.

With space for only forty people, the venue maintains a comfy yet chic atmosphere, backed up by dim lighting, red mirrored walls, and black leather booths crammed full of chatty guests and their plates of southern-fried pork chops.

A nonstop hum of conversation mixes with the mellow ambient music, though the place does get noisier later on when patrons with the late-night munchies pack in by the bar to sip cocktails and wait for one of the few tables to open up.

Upbeat and always buzzing with activity, Franklin Café is a great option for a romantic dinner or a last-call nightcap with a sociable crowd.

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Tip from Emma:

Franklin Café’s stellar reputation allows them access to some of the best wines in distribution, from Napa Valley to vineyards in South Africa and Tuscany. Get the girls together and order a few bottles for a fun Friday evening.

  • Crowd

    Affluent South End locals, service industry, artsy hipsters, young professionals, dates, and tourists, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Playlists featuring indie rock. Occasional special events including Maker’s Mark promotional nights and visits from distillers.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Diverse seasonal menu includes fried green tomatoes, sweet potato gnocchi, corned beef and cabbage, and gluten-free and vegetarian dishes, served until 1:30am.

    Seasonal wine list. Nine microbrews on tap. Parking on corner of East Berkley Street and Shawmut Avenue.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $7+, entrées $16+. Beer $3.50–$6.50, wine $9–$12/glass or $18–$95/bottle, cocktails $9. Parking $12.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to nice casual: t-shirts and jeans to stylish dresses for the ladies, and jeans and button-downs for men.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night for late-night eats, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 or 7pm on.

  • Close By

    The Beehive (541 Tremont Street) is a fun spot featuring delicious cocktails and live jazz music.

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