Bistro Vendome
Bistro Vendome

Bistro Vendome

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrovendome.com/
  • Phone: 3038253232
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm Dinner Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Dinner Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Jasinski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro Vendome
Bistro Vendome, designed to evoke the look and feel of a long-established, family-owned bistro plucked from a Parisian street corner, features a carefully crafted menu that contains a wealth of French flavors served in a comfortable and charming environment. Brought to you by the owners of nearby Rioja, Bistro Vendome is based a foundation of classical French with a lighter and more contemporary influence. This heartwarming bistro fare pairs well with the full service bar with more than 65 selections of French wine representing all regions of France. Every detail of the food, service and atmosphere guarantees a unique and authentic French dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Bistro Vendome reviews from OpenTable diners
379 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (252)special occasion (242)romantic (232)fit for foodies (216)great for brunch (112)notable wine list (111)neighborhood gem (109)great for lunch (37)scenic view (33)hot spot (28)good for groups (27)late-night find (25)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (7)Show More
  • Great ambience, decent food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place has the best patio and the restaurant is nestled into this little spot and the whole place is just gorgeous and perfect. The service was fine, usually restautants celebrating french food set the bar a little higher but it was fine. My only real negative was the food needed salt. And I've noticed that at both bistro vendôme and the owner's euclid hall, I got undercooked eggs. Both my poached egg at the bistro and my sunny side up at the hall had egg white that was raw. This is me nitpicking though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was good. The restaurant was a bit crowded, but added to the feel of eating in a small bistro in France. Great beer and wine list to compliment the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded our expectations!
    CastlePinesCarol
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It had been too long since we had dined at Bistro Vendome, and we were determined to get back there before summer ended. I am glad we made it on Saturday night, even though we had a concern the impending rain would keep us from dining on the patio. Perfect evening....and the rain stayed away. The steak frites were BETTER THAN I REMEMBERED. Yum! Loved them! Our server, Kate, was attentive and helpful, but never intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • birthdaypresent
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We sat outside and enjoyed the garden. The duck and the steak were amazing!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Bistro in Denver
    Gldmnr
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Outstanding service and food. We dinned there for the first time during restaurant week. The bread served at dinner was wonderful...loved the crusty warm goodness of the french bread. The muscles were tasty. I had a wonderful duck confit and my wife had the trout which was excellent. We will be back. Great service not pretentious at all, wonderful warm, inviting atmosphere. Desert was equally good and inventive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have dined at Bistro Vendome several times over the past years. This was our very best experience in every respect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • garyl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent food. very authentic. Bread was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everything was delicious but our mussels came out with half of then unopened so we had to send them back for more. Our server wasn't very attentive and seemed to just be there to take an order and that was it. Otherwise, the food was amazing and love the whole ambiance of the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a lovely dinner celebrating two birthdays. The staff were helpful in dealing with food allergy issues and attentive in all aspects of service. Our outdoor table was quiet and pleasant. This is a gem of a restaurant that we have made one of our go-to places for special events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is the fourth visit we have made to this restaurant and it has been wonderful everytime! The salads are fresh and delicious, entrees from fish to pasta were cooked to perfection. Portion size is right on and the French press coffee a perfect ending. The service was friendly, professional and timely without making us feel rushed. We will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but service not so great
    nomorebutterforyou
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had dinner here during restaurant week, hostesses, managers were very friendly. We asked the waitress for extra butter, she refused To get for us and said theres enough on the table. Love this place. Great food. Just hopefully a different waitress next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Bistro
    JohnM02
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wonderful dinner during Denver's restuarant week! Unique and well prepared dishes served and presented properly! We both loved it and will be returning to sample some additional dishes. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go.
    bbri141155
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary here. Awesome food and the service was great. We will for sure be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service could use work
    jw713
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We went for restaurant week & while the food was excellent, the service wasn't great. I had read online where people said they serve bread in a bag there. Our entrees were brought out & we still hadn't been served bread, and we noticed it on the other tables. So I asked and they brought us some. It wasn't even that busy as we ate at 9pm at night. Loved the crepes for an appetizer--absolutely amazing--and the rest of the food was very good too. Overall would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Bistro Vendome was the prefect location for a date night with my husband. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. Our reserved table was waiting for us when we arrived. Our overall experience was 5 Star!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Second time dining here-- d'lish food, beautiful dining room! Felt I was in Paris!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Wait Staff
    TheLettuceSnob
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Meal and service was great. The temperature of the restaurant was a bit cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tremendous service
    midnightblue
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    we visited Bistro Vendome for the third time during restaurant week - and it was our best experience yet at the Bistro. Our server was well-informed on the menu and assisted us in our choices and then suggested wines for our dishes including our preferences. Our appetizers were excellent as was my Duck entree, yet my girlfriend's entree, though well-prepared, didn't meet her expectations. Our server, sensing her disappointment, may have notified the manager who visited and recommended a new entree, their popular trout dish, which was superb and very much appreciated. We understand that this was entirely unnecessary, yet we value the manager, the server, and the restaurant for making this a memorable outing for us. Thank you for caring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great location and wonderful ambience! The service is outstanding and the food so delicious! Bistro Vendome delivers again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful All Around!
    NewFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I stopped by during Denver Restaurant Week with a date and had the most amazing experience. There were plenty of options on the menu to choose from and each dish was perfect in its own way. Great flavors and fresh ingredients! The portions were perfect; I left feeling comfortably full and happy with the overall service, ambiance, and food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always amazing
    Shugazer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a place you go when you have time to enjoy the meal and the experience of dining. The two times I have been there a meal takes about 2 hours. With a bottle of wine and such great food the time flies by. Just buyer beware, if you have tickets for a show after dinner plan accordingly, it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    FallBreakinDisney
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Every time I visit one of Jen Jasinski's restaurants, and I mean EVERY time, I walk away thinking how fortunate I was to have the experience. The food is absolutely exquisite and delicious. We sat outside on the patio on a lovely August night and I felt like we were transported on vacation because of the pace, ambience and fabulous meal. Thank you Chef Jasinski (and partner Beth) for providing Denver world class dining options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attention to Detail
    Diva
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is stellar, served beautifully, and the service is impeccable. Never waited to have our waters refilled but didn't feel like we were being hovered over. Highly recommend reservations for brunch on a weekend, the relatively small dining area will fill up. Already planning my next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Celebration Dinner
    ColoradoGal
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had dinner here on 8.22.14 with 5 friends to celebrate the 10th anniversary of my dear friend giving me one of her kidneys. The food was amazing and the service was great! We had a wonderful and memorable dinner for our celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First night in Denver
    docjohn
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great first night in Denver!!!asked the Monico hotel for a recommendation for dinner!! They said Bistro Vendome and were glad they did !!!Everything was FANTASTIC !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word: Bliss
    d0ublethink
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    You really just can't find a better patio. It feels like you have been transplanted to the French quarter. You will quickly forget that you are only a few meters from the bustling streets of Larimer square. The menu was fantastic, changing seasonally but still showcasing the same quality and creativity as my prior visit. The service was excellent. Our server sensed that we wanted a lot of time to relax and find a really nice bottle of wine, and the general manager ended up presenting us with a selection of off-list "hand sell" bottles. WHAT? Talk about going above and beyond! Good variety of very hard-to-find French wine. A truly unique and very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Vendome was perfect.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food, setting and service were simply perfect. Clearly there's passion here. Nothing this excellent and graceful happens without considerable effort. Bistro Vendome lived up to our friends' extravagant raves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food - Great Character
    Danielle
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food is amazing, the staff was great. When you are in the restaurant you feel very much like you have been transported to a charming place in France. It is popular, when we were seated at 8:15 on a Tuesday it was packed - as such the noise level was very high. Everyone loved their meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • c'est magnifique
    PHil
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I surprised my girlfriend this past Sunday by asking her to be my wife. She already knew we had plans to come to BV but had no idea it would be to celebrate our engagement. From the service, to the free champagne, to the food, to the ambiance on the patio under the light wrapped trees, it was truly magnificent. One of our favorite restaurants in Denver, if you haven't been, go, and if you have, get back asap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parts were really good
    AngieT
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came for my sister's and brother-in-laws 30th anniversary. 4 out of 6 of us really loved our meals. I loved the trout. My husbands steak was really tough, though the fries were good. My sister did not love the escargot. The waitress was very dour, though the service was good, including free celebratory champagne and dessert for the anniversary couple. Love the atmosphere of the restaurant. Great patio. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    corkdork
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    All four people had great food. The service was very slow. The check was mixed up with another table. this is the second time we have dined at this restaurant and the service was exceptional before. I must have been an off day for the service staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    boom
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Vendome is wonderful. So glad they offer weekend brunch, because it's a great place to be in daylight…bright and fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RobJ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outstanding service and uniquely delicious brunch menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frenchiesnumber1place
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I entertained some friends from Houston. We all enjoyed the service, food, price and ambience This is not the first time I visited your place. I always enjoy the location, except parking but I know you can't do anything about it. I will continue taking my friends to your place.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant is a great little restaurant. The food is always tasty and the presentation is always good. Just wish I lived closer to it! But, then, it would not be a "treat" to go to!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Incredibly delicious French cuisine, excellent service, romantic!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was my first time dining at Bistro Vendome and I look forward to returning there many times. In my open table reservation, I mentioned that it was my youngest daughter's birthday and they presented her with creme brûlée and a candle for a complimentary birthday dessert! But to go back to the start, the appetizers were exceptionally good - we all shared the crepe Vendome and the mussels. My daughter and i shared the Steak Frittes and Halibut - both cooked to perfection and delicious. The ambiance is beautiful- we sat indoors but the next time we dine at Bistro Vendome, I would like to dine on the patio. Great service as well- our server was good-natured and knowledgeable with prompt and caring service. Overall, all I can say is, "Wow!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    landb
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    They offered great service. When we walked in they had our request for a outdoor table. The courtyard is very pleasant and the noise level is very low. Food was great. Special appetizer was outstanding. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best French in Downtown Denver!
    relleno
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We found this by accident while we were walking by and saw the outdoor tree lights and noticed every table was full! We made reservations for the next evening on the patio. From the time we arrived to the time we left it was special. Service, food and atmosphere was superb. It is the Best French Restaurants in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure 2013. So when you see tree lights, check it out you might find something special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • one of the best foods ive ever ate
    beachboy0810
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had one of the best tasting salmons I've tasted in my entire life. It was perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.