I recently listed The Franklin in my top 5 most favorite places to dine on the North Shore, during a Gloucester Podcast, with Brother Joey and Nichole Schrafft. It truly is one of my favorite places to dine. The atmosphere is hip, cozy, clean, comfortable, and private. Their wait staff is always on point with outstanding service, and clear knowledge of what components make up each gourmet dish creatively pieced together by their talented chefs in the kitchen. The Franklin chefs have clearly mastered the art of cleverly paring textures and flavors of seasonal ingredients, perfectly together. They wow my taste buds every time we dine there.
Yesterday my Husband Barry and I Celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at The Franklin Restaurant on Main Street in Gloucester Ma. Last night’s anniversary dinner started with Crisp Iceberg, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Blue Cheese Dressing, and Grilled Lamb Chops, with Arugula, Fennel & Bell Pepper Salad. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection, and the Arugula Salad was tossed in tasty light dressing that complemented the grilled chops nicely. Our Entrée’s for the evening were both OUTSTANDING! My husband selected Soy Chile Glazed Salmon, Scallion Twice Fried Rice, and I selected the House Made Mushroom Ravioli, Tomato, Lemon, & Asparagus Sauce, Parmigianino. The mushroom filling was “OFF THE CHART DELICIOUS”… I mean INCREDIBLE…OMG GOOD! For dessert, we shared a Banana Bread Pudding with Vanilla bean Ice cream & Hot Fudge Sauce… It was heavenly… not overly sweet…but perfectly Sweet! We should have ordered two!
The entire Franklin staff goes the extra mile to make a pleasurable dining experience for all their patrons. If you’re planning to visit Gloucester this summer, I highly recommend dining at The Franklin… and if your server happens to be “Joe”…tell him Sista Felicia said hi, and sent you in to be wowed! He has been my server numerous times, and I think he is by far one of the best servers in our beautiful city! I can wait to go back for seconds…