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Bistro Vendome
Bistro Vendome

Bistro Vendome Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrovendome.com
  • Phone: (303) 825-3232
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and ambiance were amazing. Went with a friend and sat outside on their patio after a long day of work. It's great that the outdoor seating is set away from the street, so you don't have people ogling over your conversation or food choice. The service waned a bit, and was a little off pace during our dinner, but nothing to really complain about. I had the Escargot and Duck Confit, both of which were terrific paired with my wine. My friend had the Tuna Nicoise salad and Beef Tartare - she found them to be excellent. Would definitely come here again!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in Denver. Great location for downtown excursions. Everything is amazing here!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had heard wonderful reports. On arrival no one was at reception and it was 4 or 5 min before the recep. appeared without a word of sorry for the delay. Seating was crowded no doubt to get another table in. A simple bucket stand is a nice touch for chilled wine not putting the wine on a handy table near you. The major negative derives from delicious mussels that gave us both a miserable night. We should have known when we found the two unopened mussels at the bottom if the bowl. Service was in line with costs--well done with no hovering. We had great expectations but will take our expectations down the road in the future."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We live in Estes Park and try to catch a meal at Bistro Vendome when ever in Denver for an event. Have never been disappointed. It is like dining in Paris without the air travel."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Bistro Vendome not only charged my credit for exactly $7 more than I signed for, but in the past month I've been promised by two different staff representatives--including the general manager--that I'd get a refund. This has not occurred, and I've been given the run-around for weeks. Finally I filed a dispute with my credit card and also filed a police report with the Denver Police Department. Getting my card swiped for more than I authorized is offensive enough, but the lack of customer service and the complete show of disrespect as I've tried to politely follow up over the past month has been absolutely unacceptable. Will never dine here again, and will warn all my Denver friends not to do so, either."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The service was great, minus not being seated right away for our reservation (which is always kind of annoying when you can only pay for 2 hrs at a meter downtown). We read great reviews on the food, and really I was craving mussels, so that is a big reason we went. The mussels were decent, nothing outstanding. I ordered the lamb, which was an extremely small portion for what I was expecting, and had bland peas included. Nothing special. My boyfriends steak was more like rare than medium rare. Wasn't terrible, but certainly wasn't anything great. Probably wouldn't dine again since there are so many great places in Denver."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We've done brunch a number of times out in the courtyard. The food, ambiance, and service are always excellent."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Husband and I came for Sunday brunch. It was fabulous! The house-made pastries along with French press coffee were wonderful. We dined indoors that morning, but their outdoor patio is lovely! We had a dish that was a galette with duck confit l'orange and it was to die for. We are already making plans to return. It was so good, it should be a part of every weekend!!! Service here is always superb, and the ambiance is just perfect. We have brought guests here for dinner in the past and that was excellent as well. It's one of our favorites in downtown."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "First time at Bistro Vendome and an overall positive experience. Inside evoked a French bistro feel and the outdoor garden/terrace dining area looked really lovely. Tables inside maybe a tad too close together. Service was good but we did have to wait awhile for our server to first appear. Now for the food...Hits: mussels appetizer (great flavorful broth), trout entree (perfectly cooked fish & veg, spectacular sauce), halibut entree (again, fish cooked perfectly), chocolate mousse gateaux (great flavors & presentation; not overly rich). Misses: overly salted butter to accompany bread; halibut prepared en papillote and after removing from the plastic (not paper), you were left with a messy piece of plastic to deal with. Verdict: I'd return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This place was superb. The wait staff was exceptional and the meal was excellent. This is a must go!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went to Bistro Vendome on a Saturday night. We sat outside, and the patio was very charming. Having vacationed in France for months at a time, yearly for several years now, this has the lovely feel of a Paris cafe. Food was very good; main course of duck confit was good but could have been better. Overall, an excellent dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Beautiful experience, wonderful food, excellent service, classical architecture, lovely ambience, will definitely go again. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I lived in Paris as a young man, and appreciate the Parisian culture that often escapes the touristes, that is the bistro life. While the Brits and Americans were elbowing their way into the temples of haute cuisine, the rest of us were eating cassoulet, duck confit and other homey French fare. This place is just like that. "The waiter made a show of bringing out the Absinthe, first with the coupe with the slotted spoon, then the sugar cube. His crisp, clean movements matched his freshly starched uniform..." From the stenciled glass to the unusual wine list to the friendly, yet unobtrusive service, this place nails it again and again and again. And the music? Spot on."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were delighted to have selected Bistro Vendome during a recent trip to Denver. The food was excellent; the atmosphere (we ate outside in the courtyard) absolutely charming and our server (Jason) just excellent. thank you for helping to make our trip so lovely!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have been to Bistro Vendome many times - it was nice to have it open for the 4th of July. We go to enjoy all of the flavors as we experienced a myriad of tastes from each part of the meal. Starting with the great bread with a little salted butter, the unbelievable Crepe Vendome, and into the mail courses. Although they have great desserts, use wanted to just finish our White Bordeaux and walk out with the memory on our palate of all those flavors....."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Bistro Vendome was a perfect restaurant for a date night for my boyfriend and I. We easily made a reservation with OpenTable and Bistro Vendome was nice enough to push our reservation back 15 minutes when I wasn't quite ready to leave the house.... The wait staff was friendly, helpful and attentive, and the food and wine selection was amazing."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Delicious and special. service was great and dessert, amazing."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times. The food and service is consistently outstanding. Ask for patio seating on a nice summers night, very relaxing!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted an outside seating experience downtown. In that regard, the location and venue was amazing. The Mussels appetizer was very good, but the main entrees were average--braised tuna salad for me, steamed halibut for her. The staff seemed indifferent and did little to make us feel welcome or glad we came."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Bistro Vendome was the perfect setting for our 33rd anniversary dinner. Outside dining was quiet, romantic and full of culinary delights. Service was impeccable, exactly as in any restaurant in France. A quaint dining experience, will be returning soon."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent food and a menu with high quality choices."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My Wife's Duckleg was very try and at least twice cocked. My leg of Lamb was cocked OK but was cold by the time it was served."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "As always a memorable evening. My duck was perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful. Only "complaint" was that they sat us right next to the water glass station. Kinda weird to have that in the main dining area. We didn't bother to ask for another table but there were several tables open so not sure why they chose to sit us at the least desirable spot before filling up the many other empty tables. Hope that was just because the entire restaurant was filled with priority reservations....but again can't really complain because we didn't ask to be reseated but if other tables were open then shame on them for making us have to speak up and change tables which is sometimes embarrassing to do. In any case this is still a foodie's paradise...."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were absolutely delighted and pleased at our dinner there. We have been looking for the one place to call ours for special events and THIS IS IT! Our server was to die for and very personable. Our food was outstanding and couldn’t ask for better. Both of us would like to personally thank the staff there for our cards and champagne. It was the cherry to top the evening. Thank you for being a part of our special occasion."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is set apart both literally and figuratively, located on a popular restaurant row, but for some reason not joining the street side of its counterparts but instead using a side patio entrance. The menu was varied, and the selections did not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Bistro Vendrome is the perfect place for brunch! Protip: Get one of the earliest morning reservations for brunch and ask to sit outside in the courtyard. We will absolutely go back for another round of good food in a relaxing atmosphere!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were asked to make dinner reservations to celebrate a friend's homecoming. It was a bit intimidating because her guest was a well-known fixture in the Denver restaurant scene. We chose BV because we knew we could depend on it for great food, great atmosphere, and great service; without fussiness or pretention. We were not let down! Mussels, steak tartare, and nicoise salad were delicious. My husband & I shared an entree that the kitchen thoughtfully divided on to two plates without us asking. Curiously, our waiter needed several prompts to tell us about the Sunday night specials, rather than offering the information before we ordered."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband chose this restaurant from a review in a guidebook. The review did not do the establishment justice. We had a delightful dining experience. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The Vouvray wine was excellent. The lamb and trout melted in your mouth. The vegetables were cooked to perfection - tender and crisp. We started our meal with the mussels in a garlic wine sauce. There was a generous amount of mussels and the broth was absolutely delicious. The prices were very reasonable. This bistro is one of the best that I have eaten outside of France. We will definitely return when we are in Denver again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always enjoyable! Never disappointing!! Great food! Great service! Luckily, perfect weather for the patio!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Bistro Vendome is a little gem tucked off Larimer Square. Once you enter the courtyard you're transported to another place. Our server, Lauren, was excellent; recommending a wonderful, affordable bottle of wine. The crepes Vendome and escargot appetizers were a hint of what was to follow. Our halibut and trout entrees were cooked to perfection with amazing flavors. Although it was a tight space in our dining room, it was both cozy and quiet with a happy vibe among the other diners. We would highly recommend Bistro Vendome."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My fiance and I had a birthday dinner (hers) at Bistro Vendome. The food was excellent, service superb, ambience in the outdoor garden was lovely. I couldn't afford to take her to Paris for her birthday but this was the next best thing! Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had brunch for Father's Day, and we really loved it. The food was delicious and not over sauced or over salted. We had the Benedict and the chicken salad and the mussels. Even the little side salad was delicious! Loved it all. The atmosphere is very authentic "bistro" style. Not a pretentious place at all! Very cozy. The management really cares and they are terrific!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We continue to be impressed from one visit to the next with the excellent quality of the food and service. We were there for Father's Day Brunch and all four of us are raving about our meals. Two people had the Duck Confit. It is a unique presentation with a blend of sweet, salty and tangy, as well as textures ranging from smooth to crispy and crunchy. The quiche was also deemed to be excellent and flavorful. We shared one chocolate mousse dessert which was enjoyed by all. From one visit to the next, the quality of preparation holds to the highest standard. There is a casual and friendly atmosphere, an outdoor area, a beautiful bar and an atrium which allows for private conversation and a somewhat quieter area. Great dining!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Bistro Vendome was a perfect place for brunch! My husband and I loved the food and the atmosphere. We would definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "First time having the potato galette with duck confit...a terrific dish. Croissants always flaky"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "BV is becoming one of our regulars because it is consistently outstanding in food, service, and ambience. This visit, we had brunch on the patio and ordered the Braised Pork Benedict and the Croque Vendome. Both were excellent. The ice cream/sorbet flight finished off the meal really nicely."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everything was awesome. We had a great table on the patio, the ambiance was perfect, the food was very good, great wine and the service was exceptional overall we had a fantastic time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The waitor was spread a little thin but overall great good and perfect for an anniversary."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We have been eating here once or twice a year for the past 8 years. We've never had a meal that was not outstanding in every way. The chef consistently puts together the most unusual and delicious combinations of tastes. Food and ambience are excellent. I almost feel as though I'm in Paris when we eat there, which is saying a lot, considering that I used to live in Paris."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "1st: I am a vegetarian. The brunch menu is fantastic. The dinner menu indicates a vegetarian entree but it was neither interesting or tasty."
    Dined on 6/11/2014