Only thing, I've requested
Only thing, I've requested particular table and confirmation did not indicated if that table was available or the restaurant did'nt contact me.
I wish they follow up with the table request. The table was empty but, looks like someone just left. No one asked us if we like to move to requested table. I guess staff are not informed with what guest want!!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was very good, but
The food was very good, but short of outstanding. The ambiance was great, but the service was a little slow an awkward. Overall had a great time. Would definitely go back.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place went way above
This place went way above my expectations! Everything was excellent. Only negative was it was extremely warm inside.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Service was Outstanding
The Service was Outstanding and the food was second to none
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant a lot,
Love this restaurant a lot, will definitely come back.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was good. Service was
Food was good. Service was really good, very attentive, during our meal. But no one came around for a while when we were done to wrap up our leftovers and give us the dessert menu. But overall a good experience.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow! This is the best ________.
Wow! This is the best ________. You fill in the blank. You really can't go wrong. By far my favorite dining experience since landing in Hawaii over a week ago. The food is great, bar is great, service is great, and what a great atmosphere. We were lucky enough to have the restaurant GM as our server.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would go again!
Went to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day. Very attentive staff. Reminded me of being in Europe. Tres chic!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated Admin Prof week
Celebrated Admin Prof week and it was a first time for most of the group. Service was good, food was a very good value and nice selection. Only downside was the heat - it was very warm inside. Maybe we'll sit outside next time! Affogado was to die for!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brasserie Du Yum
I had made reservations to go to Brasserie Du Vin before a concert at the Hawaii Theatre. On the way there, we encountered horrible traffic (found out there was an accident earlier, go figure), so I called the restaurant to let them know we'd be about 15-20 minutes late. In actuality, we ended up being about 35 minutes late ... no problem, they sat us right away! I was so happy, I thought for sure we blew it and we'd have to wait.
The restaurant was very cute, and dinner was very nice. All four of us had different entrees, and we were all very pleased with our food. We've lived here for a few years now & have always talked about trying Brasserie Du Vin ... we would definitely like to go back again to try some of the other dishes.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
loved it! enjoyed our experience
loved it! enjoyed our experience tremdously! food was so delicious too! def. going back
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little gem in downtown
We went for Mother's Day Brunch and their food was exceptional. The escargots were good and the baked Brie was great. We had the roasted beet salad that was also very good and the lobster eggs Benedict. It was a little snapshot of France in downtown Honolulu.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The 5th time we have been here and the food has been grest. The service has also been tremendous.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
TRY IT OUT
We did Mothers Day 2013. Reservations via Open Table made in advance, Our time was 7PM and we were immediately seated where we had asked on our reservation, outside. Parking was close by and had special rates for Sunday. My better half had wanted to try out this eatery and we, along with our two teenage daughters, were very pleased with everything. It was more romantic outside. The seating was cozy and cushioned. We enjoyed the low lighting (candle), the ambience, the quick and professional service. The fare was fabulous and abundant. Bread was offered thruout the meal. Our wine was delicious also; we are Merlot/Cab affectianados. I would highly recommend this as a romantic dining opportunity.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint environment with great food.
Very nicely decorated. There is a portion of the restaurant that is open air and the decor makes you feel as though you are at an outdoor cafe in France. The food is great. I recommend the roasted pork chop or braised lamb shank. A must is the authentic Chocolate Soufflé. It is the real deal and not just some fancy, rich cake posing as a soufflé. I commend the bartender. I ordered a Sidecar but it was mixed differently from what I am used to. It seemed weak. The bartender came over and asked how our drinks were and I mentioned this politely. He came back and mixed up another drink more to my preference. I thought that was a nice touch and he went beyond to ensure a happy patron. I definitely will be back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy great food and drinks
Enjoy great food and drinks in a casual indoor or outdoor setting. Weather permitting, the outdoor dining area is the better choice for a wonderful dining experience.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always love BDV, but...
I'm a regular, live nearby, and frequent often. Great cocktails, usually run into people I know, and the food is great! This last visit, however, the service wasn't what it usually was. Waitress was busy, and it was Friday night, but was pretty much ignored.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming lunch spot
Du Vin is one of my favorite downtown dinner spots. My favorites are the beet salad, the baked brie, the bouillabaisse, the pork chop, the ribeye... okay I like a lot of things. The back patio is very cute and evokes memories of passing the time in a European cafe.
I came for a lunch meeting with some Junior League ladies, and ended up pairing up with one to share a beet salad and a tuna sandwich. Both were great, as usual, and it was the perfect amount of food.
It was a state holiday so downtown was relatively quiet. Our waiter was excellent, attentive and always smiling. Our food came out quickly and our waters were always filled. We ended up chatting long after our meal was finished, but we never felt rushed, which we really appreciated.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Love this place
I have never been disappointed and always look forward to a great time.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Food and Service
Matt was our server who made us feel at home. The food was to die for. My wife had the Crab Cake which was awesome. My burger was homemade and out of this world. The best burger I have ever had. Their homemade Potatoes' Chips were outstanding. The location is in one of our old sections of Honolulu, which is being revived. The price was very fair for the quality. Would recommend to anyone.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cute outdoor dining although between buildings. Romantic. Seating inside is also very nice. Great service. The day visited (Tuesday), it was half off on wine bottles. Not sure if that's every Tuesday.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has it all!
From table 640 we enjoyed a wonderful meal on their romantic patio area. The food was spectacular and all dishes well-thought out. You've got to love freshly baked French bread and Comte cheese, c'mon! We found the service to be very personal and fast (See Collette). Go here and you'll be bragging about everything too!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the ambience; felt like being at a cafe in Europe. The simple menu was perfect ... my friend had crepes and I have the delicious signature burger, yummy! A pleasant surprise .. a hole in the wall place Downtown. Terrific!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed another dinner on Monday night. It was quiet, but that made it even better. The staff is friendly and did a nice job. We will be back for sure! Try the pate with the Picpoul white wine. Yum!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent wine. Very reasonably priced. The sommelier is particularly good.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect cozy birthday dinner
We had an enjoyable time celebrating a friend's birthday dinner. When we arrived, it was still happy hour, so we tried several pupus, which were delicious. We always order the soup, too, because the chef makes the best soups! The service was excellent and we were well attended to. The birthday girl was surprised by the twirling lotus candle--very festive! The price is very reasonable for excellent food!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food great, service a little slow.
The food was wonderful; especially the pork chop. The crab cakes and escargot were very flavorful. Wine by the glass was very extensive. Overall great experience and would return again. My only concern was that the wait staff was not as proactive as they could have been in offering us refills on our wine; always had to find someone and ask. I would highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food-Little space
The food was good, but there was very little space on the table. Suggestion: Don't put 4 people on a small table.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the food service and ambiance at this establishment on my birthday September3rd.The hostess nina the server colette and bartender/ sommelier kevin were outstanding. Food prepared with skill and love a wine list a mile long and a relaxing atmosphere is a delight and must be recognized and recommended. We will be back for more!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, wine, and
Excellent food, wine, and service. Noisy on inside. Outdoor dining a small challenge when it rains. Tables too small.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
relaxing lunchtime spot
I took my friend here for her birthday. The lunch specials are reasonable, although the sandwiches were just ok. The chips and french fries are delicious though, and her birthday creme brulee with special blooming flower candle were really cute.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Candlelight was romantic. Bree appetizer was delicious. Bouillabaisse was good, but I've had better. Plenty of seafood in it, but the broth was just ok. Plus I think if should be served with hard, crusty bread, but u had to use the bread that comes to all tables.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very poor...have had souffles in several restaurants and I had looked forward to having it at this restaurant since it is French...but I would NOT advise anyone to have it here
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Friend's Going Away Party
We had a very pleasant exp except at the end. We had a party of 12 in the pvt dining area in the back. We pre-ordered our food. We had few minutes to settle in then treated with a feast. The food was delicious and the atmosphere divine. The one thing that prevented me from giving the 5th star was that I had asked for individual checks when I made the reservations. When I received the confirmation for the reservation and the food, I asked again that we have individual checks. The person on the other end assured me that this would be no problem. I also req this in writing on my order. Well it did not happen and the waiter said he was told that one check would be okay. He said it would take awhile to re-do the checks. So we paid it.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our date place
Wife fell in love with this place. We love coming here whenever we can
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful place for a birthday
We had an all women's dinner to celebrate a birthday. When I asked if the restaurant did anything special for birthdays, I was disappointed to hear that all they do is provide a "funky" candle. Well, this was more than funky. The candle was beautiful and very special, especially for a woman. Our birthday "girl" loved it, as did the rest of us. I would definitely return, especially to celebrate another birthday!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost French food.
The service was good and everyone very nice. The food was pretty good but being French I am very critical on French food! Close but not quite there. For someone who doesn't know much about French food and wants to try, this would be the place!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
The bar up front has a cool old-school bar vibe to it. New hostesses with fresh, friendly faces were very welcoming and helpful. Comfortably dark dining room in front, quaint outdoor seating in rear, with another bar and room in the back that is hidden away. The noise in the back room was distracting, but service and teamwork between the server and the bartender were great. helping out. We love a good cocktail, and she was interested in making sure they were done well. Food was great, the Moules Frites are a no -brainer item (gotta get em!), and the pork chop is always excellent.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time, our server
Had a great time, our server John was fantastic and informative. We had duck & swordfish both very well prepared. Wasn't that impressed with the sides but everything was prepared perfectly. A little loud because of the jazz, glad we sat outside and in the back. Didn't try the wine. But I will definitely be back.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go to Du Vin about once
We go to Du Vin about once a month, usually before the theater. It's a very nice combination of casual and formal. A good range of French inspired dishes. A range of patrons too -- ages and ethnicities and that sort of thing. Funny mixture of seating arrangements too. There's places by the open fronting onto Bethel Street and there's "open air" in the back. Plus a couple of other "rooms". So it's interesting as well as a good dinner. It's by far the best place to eat in downtown Honolulu (aka Chinatown). [Unfortunately that's not saying that much any more, so let's modify that to say it's a very good place to eat after the Alan Wong's and Morioka's.]
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brasserie Du Vin
This was our lunch bunch's first time at Brasserie Du Vin. Everyone enjoyed their dish...my portabello mushroom sandwich was outstanding. Nice atmosphere but lots of street noise. Our waiter was the best...re-did our bill with no complaints when we asked for separate bills. Even told us to stay as long as we wanted. Our glasses of water and iced tea were always refilled without us having to ask. The only downside is the parking. We carpooled and paid $10 to park at Mark's Garage so did a little sight seeing of downtown to get our money's worth.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wine selection!
We celebrated my husband's 30th birthday here. The food was delicious but th service poor. The server took forever to take our order and he spoke too loud...like he was addressing an audience from a stage. Other than that we had a lovely time. For those who love fine wines, they have quite a selection. Request to sit outside to feel like you're dining in a small street in France.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We started out at the bar where a very talented (and very good looking) bar tender made fresh-squeezed lime, vodka, soda and more exotic mixes too. Service was over the top without being cloyish. Same goes for our waitress once we were seated in a lovely little stone and garden area just past the bar. Seating wasn't the most comfortable, but the ambiance, food, service all made up for some funky seating arrangements.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cute place in Downtown
I have always loved Du Vin for their atmosphere and delicious menu. We wanted to dine out for Restaurant Week and their menu had great value. At first, hostess seemed unorganized and service was slow, but it got better towards the end. Overall, great place for a date!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant Week Gem
If you want a restaurant that serves great food, and gives great value during Restaurant Week in Hawaii, then this is the place to go ! The selections, from the starter to desert, were delicious! This was my fourth visit to this restaurant since I like the ambience and food, but it was the first time that I saw how crazy busy this place can be. Service suffered as result of the number of people in the restaurant, but the food was worth being there.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
great a small place
While the place is good, the only reason for not giving it 5 stars was because we made a reservation and when we got there our table wasnt ready and while waiting the hostess forgot who we were and gave someone our table. But it was fine we sat at the bar (only bar I know that served absinthe. Everything else was awesone. The food and our server was great.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic service, ambiance&food
Dined there on Saturday. Fantastic place to hang out and dine. Totally recommend.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was like being in France! No complain ... Excellent food and service.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The venison dinner was the best I've ever had! Wonderful gravy, delicious baked pumpkin vegetable. Everything cooked perfect!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM