Supposedly, the third time’s the charm. In the case of the South End’s go-to Franklin Café (278
Shawmut Avenue, Boston, 617.350.0010), we think chef/owner David Dubois
hit the mark the first time. Now he’s using that success to propel a
third Franklin (the second one’s in Gloucester) into the Allele condo
complex in South Boston. The new restaurant, slated for a mid-November
opening, will be called Franklin-Southie (152 Dorchester Avenue, South
Boston) and will feature a small outdoor seating area, weekend brunch,
and late-night plates served until 1:30 a.m. Chef Brian Reyelt is on
board, but don’t fret: he’ll continue in the South End kitchen, too.
And while the menu is still in the works, Dubois assures us that we’ll
see some old favorites from the original Franklin list.