617-350-0010

The current Franklin Café was born in 1996, when well-known Boston bartender Maureen McLaughlin teamed up with chef David Du Bois to take over the South End site of the original Franklin Café, established back in the ‘30s.

Described by its owners as equal parts bistro, trattoria, diner and tavern, the spare, 40-seat enterprise, has become know for its unique blend of reasonably priced gourmet dining and South End neighborhood scene. That scene (with its full menu) rages on far later than at most restaurants, making the Franklin a favorite gathering spot for culinary industry types from all over the city.


Franklin Cafe
278 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Hours

Monday
dinner 5:30pm-1:30am
Tuesday
dinner 5:30pm-1:30am
Wednesday
dinner 5:30pm-1:30am
Thursday
dinner 5:30pm-1:30am
Friday
dinner 5:30pm-1:30am
Saturday
dinner 5:30pm-1:30am
Sunday
dinner 5:30pm-1:30am

Reservation Policy

Not Accepted

Parking

On-Street
and in the pay lot on the corner of East Berkeley Street and Shawmut Avenue

MBTA

Back Bay on the Orange Line

Handicap Accessibility

Full

Seating Capacity

40

Payments Accepted