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
357 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (240)romantic (223)special occasion (219)fit for foodies (195)great for brunch (110)neighborhood gem (108)notable wine list (101)great for lunch (32)scenic view (28)late-night find (25)good for groups (23)hot spot (22)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (6)Show More
  • One word: Bliss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food - Great Character
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Hidden Brunch
    MtnWriter
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We've been to Bistro Vendome for dinner several times and one weekend, after spending night at the Hotel Teatro we walked over in the cool of a summer Sunday morning. The outdoor patio is perfection, hidden behind brick ways, just off Larimer Square but miles from the noise of downtown. I just had croissants and bacon. But really there is nothing "just" about croissants and jam and bacon and good company and a summer morning. This is how you wish every Sunday morning would play out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but could have been great
    SirHopsMore
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were running a little late so I called at 6:45 to let the hostess know that we would be 10 minutes late to our 6:45 reservation. She replied with they have a strict 15 minute policy, if we weren't there by 7 we would lose our table. I found this a little odd but but we rushed and decided to valet the car so we could save that last 5 minutes. When we arrived (6:55) we were immediately seated however half of their 4 tops were completely open, in fact there were still open 4 tops most of the night. No big deal, I just was a little annoyed that she made such a stink about giving away our table. Since I'm running out of space; we had horribly slow service all night and saw multiple table turn over 2 times while we were there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chefshawn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went for brunch with five other people, we had a fantastic meal. Good food, good booze, good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The BV has always been one of our favorite places and this time around, it did not disappoint. was wonderful for all of us. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • France in LODO
    gastronome
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Step out of the activity of LODO into the serenity of a French country bistro. Excellent menu, entrees prepared to perfection, with incredibly knowledgeable, attentive, pleasant wait staff. Weather permitting, request courtyard seating. A French gem in the heart of LODO.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for summer brunch
    Janet585
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is a lovely, charming restaurant decorated with French style furniture. The food is very, very good and the coffee comes in a French Press, as you would expect. We had quiche, the waffle with Nutella cream (very good!), croque Madame ( highly recommended) and the pulled pork Benedict. The last was good but so rich that my swimmer son could only eat half! The service was really good, attentive without being intrusive. A great brunch, and best of all, they take reservations, so no waiting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    From A to Z-- a perfect setting, food, staff and location--a 10
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening
    none
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed an excellent dinner with our friends on the beautiful, quiet outdoors patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner for my Wife
    dfinjr
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took my wife to Bistro Vendome for her birthday, the staff was wonderful, gave great recommendations, super friendly and engaged. They even gave her a birthday card, bought her dessert, and even brought a plate out with a lit candle with one of the staff holding a cup over the lit candle to keep the flame going in the wind so she could blow it out. Food was amazing, tried a few things we had never had before and loved it all. Choose to go here and you will not regret it. Will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually the best
    LoveUDenver
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Unfortunately, my order came out wrong. Then had I wait the same amount of time as my first order, and when it arrived it arrived without the side dish. I finally got the attention of the waiter and he said he would bring out the side. The side dish never arrived. We asked for the side to be taken off our bill and the whole entre was taken off the bill. I appreciate the gesture, but the waiter seemed a bit arrogant and uninterested in getting the order right. This is a first for me at Bistro Vendome. Usually, BV is a five star!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not very interesting.
    Hugo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was ok, nothing was that enjoyable. I am not a professional writer nor reviewer but this was a very meh experience. Outside of the name, I didn't know that I was sitting in a French restaurant. The service staff was also ok, someone definitely attempted to train them for fine dining but they didn't quite finished the job. Overall, just an ok restaurant in a beautiful setting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MV1234
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I really enjoyed it! :) By far the most amazing food I've had in Denver. Great variety. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but worth every penny! We went for a birthday celebration and enjoyed every second of it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Good food and good wine recommendation. Food was delicious, but the menu was fairly limited.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Bistro Vendome is tucked away off the street and so has a special secret feel about it. Service and food (particularly the escargot) were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Parisian dining
    Milly
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Fantastic atmosphere and delicious food!! Server was very knowledgable, friendly and apt in making excellent wine recommendations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Overall nice meal.drinks were a little slow coming to the table. The waitress could have been a little friendlier.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous experience.
    Breadman
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I went here for our 12th anniversary. The food and service were outstanding. It is a beautiful and romantic setting as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday to me
    ColoradolaurelVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have often enjoyed brunch at this little gem but ths was our first dinner here. My trout was superb - moist and completely deboned. My date enjoyed his roast chicken. Our fancy almond dessert was delicious. Unfortunately the weather did not allow for patio dining, which would have been our preference. Oh well, this gives us another reason to return. As for parking, on the weekend take advantage of the $8 valet. We parked in the garage on from Market Street which cost $20!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch review: PROS & CONS
    Sara
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Needs some tweaking. Waiters need to be aware if patrons have everything they need to eat, like knives, just a quick check back to the table would have eliminated some of our frustration with the service. It was hard to flag someone down to bring us additional items. Croissants, pastries and braised pork benedict all delicious. Not so palatable was the gallette / duck confit dish. The potato was overcooked (very dark brown, almost burnt), I'm not sure if it is always served this way or if this was a mistake, and the combination of flavors just didn't work. Perhaps an egg on top? Or Hollandaise instead of creme fraiche? We'll be back though, has a very charming appeal, and those pastries are to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Pretending to be brunching at a cafe in Paris was easy at a courtyard table. I have been passing through this courtyard since the 80's. It is wonderful that it is finally being using it to the full advantage with the Saturday market.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great place for brunch
    jrichard
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We made a reservation here to end our anniversary weekend and are so glad we did. The food was delicious and the service was great. We ate out on the patio and it was the cutest little area. It reminded my wife of when she was in France. It was the perfect way to end our celebration. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night Place
    Foodie25
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was great. The patio is very romantic and quiet. It is tucked back in an arcade which makes it feel secluded right in the middle of the city.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I wanted a place not busy or touristy to take a dear friend who was visiting from out of town. Our evening went perfectly! We went back for brunch the next day and had waffles and bacon...Great food!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Sat outside...great ambience in private courtyard...inside is a little noisy just like any other good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh La La!!
    AuntieRoRo
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I happened to fall upon this quaint French Bistro in Larimer Square, while shopping the wonderful boutiques in the same area. My heart skipped a beat, as it reminded me of a favorite bistro in Paris that my husband and I enjoy so much!! It was all we had hoped it would be, save for not being back in Paris again... The food was delicious, great choices, great dining experience. I would definitely recommend this bistro to anyone who visits the Denver area!! My favorite restaurant in Denver, Bistro Vendome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.