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Lavendou Bistro
Lavendou Bistro

Lavendou Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lavendou.com
  • Phone: (972) 248-1911
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Closed on Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: François Soyez
  • 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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room can seat up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Pascal Cayet (888) 564-4131

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Frankfort
  • Parking: No
A word from Lavendou Bistro
Lavendou, a retreat into the French countryside - a place where life is savored as much as the food. Lavendou is thoroughly French, from the inviting decor to the gracious service and authentic cuisine. But don't expect it to be pretentious. Owner Pascal Cayet is dedicated to providing service that is friendly and efficient. And you will find Chef François Soyez's menu to be deliciously approachable. Serving the lighter fare of Southern France, Lavendou offers many items to tempt your taste buds.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been coming to Lavendou for years and each time we go back we remember just how amazing everything is. The service is second too none. They all take pride in providing you with a feeling that you are part of the family. We started off with the lobster bisque and steamed muscles (best thing on the menu). From that my bride had a NY Strip and I the duck. we then had a Chocolate souffle, and every single thing was outstanding. I highly recommend Lavendou to everyone."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "If you're looking for something different Lavendou Bistro is a great find! A versatile menu is offered, as well as a set 3 course menu where one can choose an appetizer, main course and dessert for $35.00. We ordered from each. The mushroom pastry appetizer, veal medallions for a main course and chocolate pear dessert were all delicious. Service was excellent and we had a wonderful anniversary celebration. Having been in France several times I had high expectations and I was not let down! We will definetely return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food is excellent. Great wine list. Service is OK, ambience is OK."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our waiter was , cheerful, french, knowlegable and very attentive. The menu is always good. Relaxing venue. We went on a Saturday night and had the "Restaurant Week Special" Salmon. Very good and flavorful but maybe a bit over cooked;but considering the busy nature of Restaurant Week this might be expected. We are not regular visitors but go to Lavendou 3-4 times per year. Definetly a "keeper" French Restaurant. We are glad to have Lavendou in our Plano neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived, we were treated so special. Our waiter EPA,pered us as if we were the only table he had to wait on. Food was terific also. Will be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Upon arrival the restaurant was prompt and inviting. When we sat down, our server gave us plenty of time to catch up before ordering wine. We must have taken 30 minutes or so. He was very patient and made the comment that he was there to wait on us, not the other way around. Dinner was great, first time having french food and I would return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "First time to go for lunch, usually eat dinner. Went for Restaurant Week. Wonderful soup, salmon."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Wonderful spot for lunch or brunch. The ambiance was excellent and food yummy. We had crepes. My sister in law said the decor made her think she was back in the French countryside. Loved all the beautiful pottery. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food was fabulous, the service outstanind but the noise level was unbearable. Table of five and it was difficult to talk to anyone across the table. I asked once for them to tone it down and they did. Then somebody ramped it back up. I would never go there if you really wanted to have a special conversational dinner. The noise does not make it a hot spot"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Escargot-amazing! Great use of bread to clean the dish. Beef carpaccio salad- excellent. Wife got filet of beef and loved it (those are not your basic French fries that come with it.) I had filet of sole with crabmeat and it was very flavorful. Dessert- chocolate soufflé, wonderful. Our waiter suggested a moderately priced French syrah that we both agreed was just right. Service was great. Would highly recommend for a special occasion or if you just are ready for a nice change from the usual."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We have been dining at Lavendou for many years and have never, ever been disappointed. It is our anniversary "go-to" restaurant, place to take friends for special occasions, and real get-away from the same old/same old fare. Live music with Patrick on Tuesdays is mellow and don't forget to order a soufflé for dessert when you order your meal. Even though I love chocolate, I think the Gran Marnier soufflé is the best. Consistently great."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Enjoyed Restaurant Week 2014 dining menu with a delicious Malbec then coffee with Frangelico with dessert. Wonderful evening and attentive service in the charming French country decor. Lighting was just right to read the menu and enjoy the food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our first experience dining here. Food was magnificent, small size tables (we were only 2). Glad we dined early because the noise level grew as more and more diners came in. We will be back for more superb food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "the service and food is consistently great and the specials are always surprisingly delicious. One cannot go wrong at Lavendou"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went to High Tea. Tea was wonderful. Sandwiches were only fair. Scones delicious. Pastries good. Atmosphere great."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed High Tea. The petite sandwiches were dry but everything else was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "As a veteran of the shuttered Chez Gerard, I was glad to be able to re-live the dining experiences that I enjoyed there. The ownership is the same and the menu is similar. Pascal and his staff were very friendly and made for a very pleasant and tasty experience. The duck with cassis sauce was delicious. I added the french onion soup and ended with the chocolate souffle. Very nice combo. Will return."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Lavendou is quite a drive from our home in Lakewood, but we both agreed it was worth the drive and that we will definitely go back. We arrived at 6:30 for dinner and that was good as the Saturday night crowd hadn't yet filled all the tables. Our server, Patrique -- you can call me Patrick -- was helpful, colorful, and full of personality. Never haughty, never rushed. Our cocktails were perfect -- French gin -- and dinner was a delight -- the lavender honey pork loin was excellent. The souffle' -- (order in advance) was a special treat. C'est magnifique."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The is place is a remarkable. If you like French cuisine and enjoy fine wine, then this is the place to go."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food and service! So excited that they had the confited duck legs as specials. Always love and and I think it should be added to the regular menu!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Everything was great. . . . . except they didn't fill a special request. On the reservation I requested that they have the ingredients for a Praline Souffle for my husband, since we were going to celebrate his birthday. The last time we were at Lavendou's, one of the owners told us they could prepare the Praline Souffle if we gave them several days notice. We did, they did not. They seemed to be unaware of the request, and did not have the ingredients. I don't know if this was a Lavendou problem, or an Open Table reservation problem. Either way, there was no Praline Souffle. My husband was OK with the Raspberry Souffle as his substitute."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was my husband's and my first dinner visit to the restaurant. It was absolutely wonderful. My husband is European and he kept saying he felt like he was in France. Great food and wonderful wine list. Waiters were in the weeds so service a bit slow but everything else made up for it. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Fun place for dinner. Live music. Fun atmosphere. Must be patient. Not a rushed meal."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Were here for Bastille' day special dinner. I had cold cucumber soup that was very good, others had the frisee salad and they loved it. One diner had the sole, two had the beef tournedos and I had a killer pork chop w/ apple brandy sauce and it was excellent. The deserts were the killer finish with my wife's and my pear crepes' being superb and the other couples mixed fruit and apple tart being very nice as well. Very good rerasonably prices White Picpoul Blanc with the meal was perfect"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We were here for Bastille day - what a crowd for a Monday night. Special menu and even entertainment! Our group of four was a dinner business meeting - and the food was outstanding. There are not many choices in north Dallas-Plano-Richardson for fine dining and I am very thankful for Lavendou."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We dined at Lavendou to celebrate Bastille Day. The regular menu was available, but we ordered from the special prix fixe menu for the event. Escargots were nicely done. Cold cucumber soup was too heavily seasoned with dill for my taste, but the consistency was good and the portion was generous. Steaks were cooked exactly as ordered, and duck confit was well presented with tasty salad and gratin potatoes. Tarte aux pommes was good. Crepes Belle Helene beautifully presented, but I would have liked much more intense pear flavor. Service was very good, especially considering how busy the restaurant was that evening. The guitarist playing French favorites was a nice touch. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Scrumptious food, excellent service. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented. Tables are closer together than we would have liked."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Bisque de Homard -Lobster Bisque,Traditional Caesar Salad, bread, Canard Rôti au Cassis Roasted Duck With Cassis Sauce Served with Wild Rice -- all good. but Moules Marinière au Saffron -Steamed Mussels in White Wine, cream and Saffron was not fresh."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Have enjoyed many year's worth of meals here and have never had a bad one. Food, atmosphere, service all wonderful. Authentic French cuisine. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Owner on premises- charmng. Food is lovely as are surroundings!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The server never checked to ascertain if anything was needed after the food was served. It was necessary to request refills of iced tea and water even though the server walked by the table several times and never acknowledged the empty glasses."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have been dining at Lavendou since it opened. It has never disappointed. We have tried a variety of entrees and each has been excellent. The service and advice on wine selection has always been impeccable. I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Nice neighborhood restaurant. Generally the food is very good but on this trip I ordered the halibut and my wife ordered the sole. Both were very dry and overcooked. The table was serviced by two servers. One did an outstanding job, understanding the timing and seemed to spend to time we wanted at the table envelope though they were busy. The other was a bit like a bull in a china closet. No real tact when it came to service and really didn't understand how to interact with the guest. Probably should not be in that role. We will go back as overall the experience was good."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The dinner was nice to celebrate a friend's BD. Tournedos was excellent, as well as Ahi Tuna and Salmon. But one of us had ordered a Poulet Roti which was very disappointing, taste was bland, it may need a little more kick with some spices or herbs. It isn't worth to pay for a passable dish in a fancy restaurant. Chef needs to look for some improvement on this dish."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Pascal Conti is the consummate host. Patrick entertains on guitar and the food is, always great. Paged of great French wines to choose from and memorable desserts are the norm. After dinner port was a real treat."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My husband and I dined on a Tuesday night, when they had live music. And by live music, I mean very Parisian guitar circa 1930. It was amazing. We both ordered duck entrees, which were both excellent. We noticed that most of the clientele were regulars, and the experience was casual and comfortable. The wait staff was very friendly. If your looking for great French food with a friendly ambiance, this restaurant is perfect."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Apparently it was a very busy Saturday night in the kitchen. Our entrees finally arrived almost an hour after our appetizers were delivered and consumed with one of our steaks overcooked to almost well done from the desired medium rare. The other steak was cooked to medium from medium rare but was not sent back. The first steak was redone and delivered perfectly but not until the other three in our party had completed their meals. That being said the food was outstanding, our server presented free wine for our trouble, and removed the corking fee on the wine we brought. This was more than adequate for the kitchen service issues. We stayed for some outstanding desserts and look forward to visiting again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Loved it. We especially enjoyed de soufflés! Great service. Our bread basket was always full with warm bread."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Lanendou for afternoon tea to celebrate my friend's graduation. I made reservations for 7 which changed three times and ended up being 10. They were able to accommodate us and the service was great. The scones were amazing and the house tea was very flavorful."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant twice; once for dinner and once for lunch. It was outstanding both times. We came here for an anniversary dinner and it was superb. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the wines, and the food recommendations were spot on. We came here with a large party for lunch, and we were impressed again. The service is a little slower, but it's because they make everything to order. For example, they don't bake the dessert tarts until you order them. The wait is worth it! The restaurant is small and cozy. Both times that we were here, there were actual French-speaking people eating here. I think that's an endorsement in itself. This is not a place for a quick bite, so make sure you allow a little extra time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014