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We’ve always known that Franny’s on Flatbush Avenue was a great place to grab a meal — and that it’s an especially prime spot for a first date — but we kind of hoped the rest of the world would never catch on.

It was inevitable though, and last week, New York Times food critic Frank Bruni gave the eatery a two-star review, causing a stampede towards Prospect Heights.

“We were busier than normal for sure, and our regular guests were a little overwhelmed,” Francine Stephens, Franny’s co-owner, told GO Brooklyn. “We always have Manhattan guests, so they weren’t that unusual. [But] we had a number of people from New Jersey and Connecticut.”

Not that she’s complaining. The line at the door never exceeded an hour or so, and the kitchen got to try out some dishes that were previously not so popular.

“Our new guests were ordering what Frank Bruni recommended,” said Stephens, who added that the only thing the confused new diners was the restaurant’s diminutive size.

“People expected it to be larger,” she said, “but this is it.”

Franny’s (295 Flatbush Ave., between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue in Prospect Heights) is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30–11 pm, Friday from 5:30– 11:30 pm, Saturday noon–11:30 pm and Sunday noon–10 pm. For information, call (718) 230-0221.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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