Lavendou Bistro
Lavendou Bistro

Lavendou Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lavendou.com/
  • Phone: 9722481911x
  • 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 8885644131

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.
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Lavendou Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (134)romantic (115)fit for foodies (110)neighborhood gem (105)notable wine list (68)great for lunch (44)great for outdoor dining (41)good for groups (36)great for brunch (16)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Family Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This place has been a favorite for more than a decade. My dad used to take my.mom here regularly and more than once I sponsored a family celebration of his birthday at Lavendou. I live in Houston so I am not able to take advantage of the mid week specials. But since we list my dad I've taken to one on one dinners with mom at Lavendou to elebrate her birthday or other anniversary. The place feels like home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant experience.
    newyankee
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It's not Paris or Lyon but once inside the French Bistro feel comes through quite well. Will return again, and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome to France
    Keaneideas
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is a great and consistently enjoyable experience. The duck is exceptional, and we have only found one dish that never makes the wow factor level and that is the lobster bisque. This place has reasonable wine selection and prices and the service is a cut above many contenders.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice experience as usual
    JeanMarie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Nice atmosphere, good food - very consistent over the years.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food!
    Gigi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Arrived for our reservation at 6:30 and was promptly seated. Waiter was very knowledgeable about wine list and menu with specials. We chose the halibut and rib eye. Both were very good along with the Caesar salad and the French onion soup. For dessert we all had soufflés. Delicious! Although the service was very good, we did feel slightly rushed to have our table cleared of all dishes. At one point we had to tell the staff that we were still eating from the plate they were taking away! Would recommend to others despite this!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thrilled!
    acovert4U
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a first class Parisian dining experience and we found it in our own neighborhood! We were thrilled to discover Lavendou Bistro. We loved every thing from the welcoming atmosphere to the Grand Marnier souffle desert!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The high tea was wonderful, the wait staff fabulous, exceptional service. it was a wonderful start to our visit with family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening, as always!
    BelomorVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As always food and service were outstanding! Very nice selection of wines, with a good advice. We have been coming there for years, and we will be back! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming French Bistro
    Suzeegirl
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This little gem is in a nice strip center on Preston Rd. Charming and cozy inside. Excellent food and service. We were there on a Thursday evening and apparently they were having a wine pairing in a back area which sounded like something we would return to participate in with friends. Portions are well worth the $$$. Traditional French country. We loved it and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Can't say enough about the service and food. Never have had a slightly bad experience and entertainment when present is always delightful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feel live you are in Provence
    janita
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A wonderful restaurant which makes you feel at home and is reminiscent of Provence, both in the decorating and in the food. Ask for Patrick who is from France. A lovely spot!
    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.
  • drbillc
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was a nice, comfortable place with very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic find in the plano area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lobster bisque was amazing. I had the tenderloin,my husband had the trout. Both were phenomenal!
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A delightful evening with an excellent Bordeaux (under $40) and wonderful food. Lavendou is the perfect restaurant with so many choices and great staff from the hostess to the chefs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food and service. First time there as part of Dallas Food Week. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food and service. good bar
    lavendou
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very nice romantic spot. Good service and food. Good bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was our first visit and it was very nice. I will mix things a bit. My tenderloin was outstanding. My friend had the pork chops and they were a bit dry. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and the pork chops don't seem to be on the normal menu. One appetizer, Tarte de Leguems etc" was outstanding as was the Fruits Napoleon for dessert. Service was outstanding. The quality of the food was just a bit mixed - up and down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal!
    PickleVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We've dined a few times at Lavendou and have never been disappointed - great food, knowledgable staff and a good atmosphere - thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Entre
    Jeane56
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Chicken breast entre was rather bland. Served with large helping of plain pasta that felt like it was just "filling the plate".
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LavendouReview
    dallasdiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The escargot was a little bit salty. The pork chop was dry. It was a little bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Wonderful Meal
    Rocky
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Superb Salad (restaurant week eggplant, greens, pastry, exquisite dressing), Tournedos were perfect, crispy vegetables, best frites ever and bread and butter are addictive! Chocolate Mousse was good but I would have like a little whipped cream on mine. I eat here 5-7 times a year and have always been delighted with superb tasting menus and 5 star service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is my number 1 place for special occasions, and sometimes when I just want everything to great. It is always "just right" in every regard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hummingbird
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food, service & ambiance were great!! However, the noise level was TOO HIGH!! We were at a table for 4 and found it hard to converse over the guitar player with the background music accompaniment.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious
    patandal
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Lavendou always gives the diner the feeling of "Specialness". The wait staff is very attentive....Theo is our favorite). Management always comes by to greet the diner and to make sure your meal is exceptional. It's the perfect place for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the money
    RogueGardener
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    1. My son and I were shown the most poorly located table. I asked to be moved to another table... I really dislike when I have to have to request a better table when the are plenty un-reserved. 2. My son ordered the duck.. it was dry and over cooked. 3. My meal was supposed to served on Paparelle -- was not on the plate.. by that time why bother mention it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first experience
    Diner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We really enjoyed our dining experience at Lavendou. Overall, the food was really good. The steamed mussel appetizer lacked flavor, so it was not a good start. However, they knocked it out of the park with the entrees; we had the veal with port sauce and special sole plate. And let’s not forget the soufflé’s, they were absolutely amazing. Our waiter was good and attentive. This was our first time there and it will definitely not be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Provence Charm
    Kathleen
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Since I've been to Lavendou Bistro before, I knew it would be an enjoyable place to take friends for Restaurant Week. We weren't disappointed. The quality and preparation of the food was almost perfect. The chef prepared food which wasn't pretending to be French. It WAS French. The restaurant is lovely, but not pretentious. Our waiter, Jean Philippe, was excellent, and he was just helping out for Restaurant Week! The prices on the regular menu seemed appropriate for the quality of the food and the delightful atmosphere. This is a very nice place to take friends or to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too crowded and noisy
    dmlwilliams
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The tables were too close together so much so that the staff kept bumping our chairs every time they tried to get near other tables. The service was slow. The nose was so loud that it was hard to hear the people across own our table. The hostess area was cramped too close to the door and we were passed over several times by the hostess before we were seated. The food was a good value fro Restaurant Week but overall the experience did not make us want to become more regular customers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as usual
    sylbrad
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We arrived for our 7pm reservation and were seated immediatley. Great service, great food and as usual excellant souffle. We have been to Lavendou many times and are never disappointed. Had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Gppd
    Jerry
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Lavendou is one of our new favorite places. Great cocktails. Great dining, service. All nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mademeb
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was very good and very classically French. The salmon in puff pastry was exceptionally well cooked. The staff was attentive and informative. I would have to say that the high point of our lunch experience was dessert. The chocolate mouser was rich and delicious. The floating islands in vanilla cerements were also very good. So....please do not skip dessert!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Experience
    rlsm
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The chicken and lamb kebobs were absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful anniversary dinner
    texgal10
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We dined here for our 10th wedding anniversary, and it did not disappoint. Everything we tried was delicious, we were given a nice table by the window, and service was attentive without being intrusive or making us feel rushed. French food is kind of our go-to for special occasions, and we have found our new spot for celebrating. We're looking forward to going back when it's not so hot and I'm not pregnant to enjoy dinner on their pretty patio with a nice glass of wine. They also had a very talented singer who sang everything from Opera to the Fugees, which made for a nice touch. My only complaint was that the seats are rather hard, so after being there for a little over 90 minutes, our bottoms were sore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always
    KethleyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new find!
    Loverofbooks
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is excellent. Great wine list. Service is OK, ambience is OK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent menu with good service
    RCMcK
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful wonderful
    Andy
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service and food
    Fool2222VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent lunch
    EatOutOftenVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    First time to go for lunch, usually eat dinner. Went for Restaurant Week. Wonderful soup, salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.