Bistro Vendome - NYC
Bistro Vendome - NYC

Bistro Vendome - NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrovendomenyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 935-9100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Pascal Petiteau
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: YOUR OWN PRIVATE CHEF
    Entertaining at home should be a relaxing and memorable experience. And now it can be. We take the stress and hassle out the entertaining by getting you out of the kitchen to mingle with your guests. Now you can truly take part in your special evening.
    Our chef will design and tailor a menu according to the needs you may have. We can also provide servers so you get a fine dining experience in the comfort of your own home.
    For information and inquiries, please contact Virginie Petiteau at (212) 935-9100 or via email at : virginie@bistrovendomenyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First Avenue & Sutton Place
  • Public Transit: SUBWAY:
    4,5,6 and N,R.W to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro Vendome - NYC
At Bistro Vendome, our simple goal is to offer classic French recipes, some original, some with a modern twist, and to get our guests to fall in love with French cuisine all over again!
Bistro Vendome is located in an elegant tri-level townhouse featuring a mezzanine with a skylight, overlooking an outdoor terrace and a stylish and welcoming bar. Our decor is authentic and cozy, with warm and earthy tones, designed for a perfect meal.
We want everyone to feel at home in our home!
Bon appétit!
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Bistro Vendome - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)great for outdoor dining (28)fit for foodies (22)romantic (16)special occasion (11)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (9)notable wine list (6)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Always a HIT
    notsogoodVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I eat at BIstro Vendone at least once every 3 weeks. It's charming, the food is excellent and service friendly. It's always consistently good. Everytime we bring someone new, they always want to go back. Just like us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderfyk food and atmosphere!
    doccharleston
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great staff, quiet, romantic ambience, and fabulous food! Will defnitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Delicious food cooked like it is in France! Cassoulet evoked memories of travel in Southern France.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Fails To Please
    DrJTFVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I love coming to this place. It has a nice ambiance, a pleasant vibe, affable service, and excellent food. The restaurant draws a neighborhood crowd and is very Upper East Side in dress and palate. The unique tri-level dining arrangement plus outdoor terrace is attractive but can be noisy (the only negative). At this last outing i had the escargots, quenelles, and gelato. My companion had the duck. We'll both be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MikerVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    good fish soup, but disappointing quenelle; excellent profiterolle
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hospitality
    Kolaric
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was authentic french, and delicious. The Hostess is the Owner with her husband being the chef. They took spoke time to talk to us at the nd of our meal as if we were eating over their house. Very Nice. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great french restaurant
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This family owned and run restaurant is truly outstanding. Most dishes are best in town. Bartender outstanding. From reception to departure everyone is charming. We four had different dishes and all were delicious. It's really getting known so hurry up. Don't miss the escargot. Also the artichoke salad is unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great family place
    Interested
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My family and I have been going to this lovely addition to our corner of New York since it opened. The place is an oasis of peace and lovely food. It is welcoming, friendly, always very kind, and remember us with a nice smile and a lovely welcome. We keep going to this great addituion to Sutton Place and enjoy it more each time we go. There are no words to recommend it highly enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • houliVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Excellent meal- classic French., Service is good but you have to plan for 2+hours whenever we eat here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • butter
    wealthytiles
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Good bread served with margarine to me, a butter lover and the wait person insisting ti is butter OR as it turned out---what she called butte. And on and on it went. Spoiled the visit with otherwise good food and beatifl ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing Special
    ArnoldVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is a nice French Bistro, that appeals to locals
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner on September 19
    ALK58
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Dinner for 6 people on Friday evening (9/19). Everything was perfect. The mussels, salad and tuna tartare starters were delicious and the steak, duck and fish dishes were prepared perfectly. Everyone had a great time. Service was attentive and professional. Chef/owner Pascal came by the table to say hello and introduce himself to our guests and make sure everything was to our liking. Would definitely recommend Bistro Vendome for a consistent, reliable, delicious French Bistro meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MARYMARY
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    LOVE THE MUSSELS BUT WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MORE DIVERSIFIED MENU.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Neighborhood restaurant
    amybVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We have never had a bad meal at Bistro Vendome, so it has become our go to restaurant in the neighborhood. The service is welcoming and friendly and best of all, it is quiet and you can hear the conversation at the table. We highly recommend the restaurant, especially the artichoke salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing patio
    tracy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It's pretty far east but Bistro Vendome had a remarkable patio, good trad'l french food and was perfect for a casual business lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood favorite
    FreddyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Bistro Vendome is a popular restaurant with the mature population of the Sutton Place area. Generally speaking it is a comfortable spot but the reception can be a bit off putting as it is rather casual. Casual to the point that the receptionist is frequently unaware of reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall very good meal
    manhattanite
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very Good French dining experience. Beet/Bacon salad was outstanding, Thai mussels were good (sauce a little heavy), and the summer poached salmon was also very good. Would definitely recommend and return, but not dying to go back (which is an experience deserving of 5 stars in my opinion).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So pleased to have discovered
    Loves2letotherscook
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Thank goodness I was able to discover that some of those responsible for the original Jubilee (formerly on East 54th Street) have moved. Le Bistro Vendome is a treat to visit and is so much better than the restaurant now called Jubilee (on First Avenue)! The famous mussels, salads and french fries and so many other offerings are now found at the civilized and comfortable Le Bistro Vendome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Busy and pleasant
    NeighborhoodsBestVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was great and plentiful. The service was very attentive without being pushy. We started with a bottle of Malbec. It was very reasonably priced. We shared an appetizer. There was no discussion about any upcharge for sharing. The appetizer was served and the waiter came with additional plates for sharing. One entre was cold poached salmon. It was delicious. We will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUCKY TO HAVE RIGHT UP MY STREET
    notsogoodVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    oNE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS. I'M SO LUCKY TO HAVE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. FOOD AND SERVICE SO GOOD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ginger
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Could not have been better. Delicious food, attentive service, great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a gem getting known
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Although we live on west side we find getting to Bistro Vendome easy and worthwhile. It has become our favorite place to meet friends. We love the food, inclusively. Their seasonal specials are terrific and their bartender skillful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was good nothing special but service was poor and not really friendly,dry.... I wouldn't go there again... No worse it to spend big $$ there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MagnoliaDaisy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Outdoor space is great, food si very good, service could be snappier. A real neighborhood gem despite the slow service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I've tried every dish and everything is great. The menu changes a bit seasonally which is fun. The servers were great when I first started to go, but they are different now. They don't seem to care as much or know as much. But the food is so good that I go anyway. Also there's a new floor manager and he's very sweet. Hopefully the servers will improve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 260 reviews are from the Bistro Vendome - NYC reviews archive.
  • Great Neighborhood Find
    chesterfldVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Met resident of this Upper East Side neighborhood for lunch and loved the experience. Was able to sit outside and enjoy nice weather. I enjoyed mussels and companion enjoyed tilapia. Friendly personable service and attention by owner. A good find.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mccanon
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is a great restaurant in Midtown E and we were impressed how good the food is. Everyone should try their Floating Island dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Experience
    HeavenlyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had dinner with my friends here. The food was very good, the service was a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great mussels
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Mussels Provençal are great. Rest of meal okay. The fries were great too. We has the lobster Caesar salad which was way overpriced. Lobster portion was no bigger than 2 shrimp. Service was a bit fast.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot!
    Diamondlil
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food is always superbly prepared, excellent Traditional French Fare VERY RELIABLE and CONSISTENT! Service is pleasant, atmosphere is relaxed and you can dress up or down! LOVE the little Terrasse!!! One of my go to restaurants in the Sutton Area! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best french bistro
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    everything deiicious.wonderful and unusual preparation of artichoke. duck terrific. soft shell crab better than anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    AzureVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We've been to Bistro Vendome numerous times and it has never disappointed us. The food and service are consistently excellent, with a tab that's refreshingly reasonable in today's' marketplace. Fortunately, it's located right within our neighborhood, so we're always only a few blocks away from enjoying a fine meal. My favorite appetizer is the artichoke salad, and for the main course, the scallops, but in point of fact, everything that my wife and I have ever ordered from this establishment's menu has been delicious. Add to that a lovely setting, including a picturesque section for outdoor dining on a terrace, along with a friendly and hospitable staff, and you have all the ingredients of an ideal neighborhood oasis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent food in an adorable restaurant. The frog's legs were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Helga
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This restaurant is too expensive to be rushed out of it the way they did. They even took my bottle of beer with beer in it. Not going there anymore!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SherryVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Nice atmosphere, delicious food. Each person had a different dish and all were excellent,especially the mussels. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful French bistro
    mangiamo
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    the garden? or beneath the skylight several choices of what atmosphere to dine in. And the food is delicious. Been there many times and have taken guests there for lunch on several occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superlative Brunch
    BuffetGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My wife and I joined our friends for brunch for the first time at Bistro Vendome. (My wife does the research and her choices are always excellent.) The prix fixe brunch included a drink, an entree, a beverage. Each of us ordered something different so that we could compare. I had the quiche special for the day: light, fluffy, tasty. Equal to the food was the setting. Bistro Vendome offers three levels: a lower party level, the street level that included a bar, and the upper level with a skylight. So it was a dramatic setting with a view to the outside garden--a special treat in Manhattan. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. The whole experience was relaxing, one conducive to easy conversation. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a neighborhood special
    CrinkVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Bistro Vendome has just the right combination of good food, comfort, sophistication, and ambiance to make it a pleasure from all points of view. None of the other restaurants in the neighborhood have quite the same personality. I've been there twice and will go back. The outdoor garden is great, and indoors is wonderful too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience
    Tangoer
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Although I have lived in Nyc for over 40 years I had never ventured in that street. What a nice surprise for my guests as well. Will definitely return maybe for dinner this time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best bistro in town
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food is glorious. Artichoke salad prepared in a very original and delicious way. Mussels terrific;succulent and varied sauces. Duck best. When in season like now the soft shell is perfect. It's getting very popular so every table was taken and several by large groups which are inevitably very noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.