Franklin >Food & Dining > Saffire
230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN | Directions 3706435.932108 -86.859133
Love the cocktails & the Food – The food is always consistant, the mix master behind the bar has some kicking martini's. The barbecue shrimp is great and comes with hot french bread. I usually get the fish special and my Husband ordered the pork chops on our last visit, which was (2) extra large chops cooked to order.
Great food and cool place to have a meal.
Blue is an appropriate color... – For what this restaurant offers in ambiance it sorely lacks in food quality and service. What a holy nightmare this place was, and during a lunch hour slow enough that we were two of only four guests in the entire restaurant, with a disheveled staff of about 15.
The food took 45 minutes, while one dish (a salad, no less) had to be completely redone, and my husband's pork tenderloin was a charcoal briquette by the time it and my (second) soggy entree salad made it to the table. The server was polite but useless and stood around chatting aimlessly while we waited for two simplistic dishes, the lonely ice pooling at the bottom of our empty goblets. Perhaps the worst part is that you can see the kitchen from the main dining area, so I had the privilege of watching my salad (topped with fish) sit for 35 minutes, and then had to request a new dish when the waitress actually brought it to the table warm and stale. No apologies, no refills, NO THANK YOU.
Taste-wise, they had what was purported to be ahi tuna atop my redone yet still mushy salad. It might as well have been Chicken of the Sea for all the flavor it had. The sauce on the rice noodles (with the pork dish) was tasty, we assume only because it was the one thing that wasn't overcooked. Alas, everything at Saffire leaves you feeling blue. D-
LOVE IT! – Saffire is just what my husband and I were looking for! While culinary wonders are a short drive away in Nashville, Franklin itself doesn't have an abundance of great dining experiences. Saffire is an excellent alternative to driving to Nashville for a night out. The food is great Southern fare and the atmosphere is cool and eclectic. While the service is not the best we've ever experienced, the servers are friendly and fun. Highly recommend the chicken fried chicken with Loveless gravy if your looking to tantalize your tastebuds and expand your waistline!
Perfect Evening, Thanks Saffire! – I recently took my wife to dinner at Saffire for our 5 year aniversary. From start to finish our night was perfect. We had the emapnadas to start. They were prepared just right and had great flavor. My wife and I both got the Fish and Grits and were very happy with it. The wine list was great and our server recommended a great chardonnay that we really enjoyed. I cant wait to return to Saffire. Keep up the great work.
What's happened? – I don't know why I keep coming back to the place. As for the good reviews those people must have never gone to a "good" restaurant. I've eaten across the US and let me tell you this is not a good restaurant. The food is just ok, everything tastes the same. They used to have a great "Happy Hour" so that made it passable but now they don't even have that.
Did something change at Saffire's?
I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Delicious – I visited Saffire alone on a Sunday evening around 6 p.m., and the place was nearly deserted. I asked the bartender to recommend his favorite small plate, and was amazed by the most sensational roast pork I've ever eaten. The tamarind BBQ sauce sounds trendy, but tasted--quite simply--perfect. The pineapple martini was both refreshing and potent.
Great Place to take a large Group or for Special Occasions – I use Saffires for clients who come in from out of town and to host large groups. They are great to deal with and will work with you in any way.
Great place, great food, great service.
Could Not Ask For More! – It has been a while since me and my wife went to Saffire for dinner. Even though the restaurant was packed the host greated us with a smile and led us to a great table in the middle of the restaurant. The service was perfect from start to finish. The wine list was interesting and included many bottles that I have not seen in restaurants before. The wine manager sold me on a 1996 rioja and as he described it, it was indeed "Amazing" . The food was very well done. We really enjoyed the cold crab cake and the filet. I am sure that we will be back very soon.
bs food at bs prices – i had alwasy heard sombady hear they were a good place for food and wine, they are a good place for people who dont know food and wine, the entrees show no variation between, the same sides are offered throuout the menu, a REAL chef would have each entree come with its own thing, we payed $10 for the cuban roast pork which had as much fat as pork, a REAL CHEF woul trim their product, the plantain chips were atleast four days old, i do them regularly at my restraunte, so i do know, my longisland was sweet and sour on the rocks, and at the very least you could to teach your servers how to pernounce the cheese on your daily chees platter, st/ andreas, is not saint andre, weak food, weak chef, weak service, and fyi to the chef a grit cake was exciting 100 years ago, you gotta great spot and a great set up, use it to your advantage, not to your demise
great lunch for bussiness or pleasure – Had a wounderfull Luch on Tuesday the 31 at saffire, the Sous Chef came and talked to us and asked if we injoyed out time with him. Loved the creative pasta dish that he searved us (the voodoo pasta) what a great name even on that day.
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