Glad you're in my neighborhood
I am a frequentor of this restaurant at least once a month. Each time and each occasion, we are treated very well by the staff.
I have recommended it to many neighbors and out of towners whom all love it.
i'll be back soon!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scrumptious and beautiful
Tucked away just around the corner in our neighborhood is this delightful and unassuming French restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious (I had tuna tartare and sea scallops) and they were perfect. Nice wine, an outdoor dining area (closed as it wasn't quite warm enough yet) and very good service made for a terrific dining experience. Highly recommended.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date night choice. Food was delicious. Service great. We had the mussels provencale to share. Used the remaining dressing for dipping our bread. Yum! Rack of lamb and veal tenderloins were our entrées another win. For dessert we indulged in the white chocolate mousse and Creme brûlée. Will be back for more.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
a true neighborhood gem!
Consistent food and attention - patient waiters - great with children - so wonderful to have this gem in our neighborhood!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant. So lucky to for it to be right up my street. I tell everyone to go
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro Vendome Wows Again
This restaurant continues to be our favorite French bistro in NYC. The food is always perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. I've mentioned it before, but the Beet, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Salad is simply outstanding. The service is impeccable, and both the owner and the Maître d'hôtel are highly visible and attentive. The wines by the glass are quite well-chosen, tasting much more expensive than their actual cost. This restaurant reminds me of good, old-fashioned European value - it's not about the buzz, or a celebrity chef. It's about the basics, pure and simple. Every time we come, we wonder why we don't eat here every night.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sutton Area French Bistro
There are a number of French Bistros in the Sutton Area, most of which can be pretty good or not so good on any given day. Bistro Vendome is consistently very good, with a lovely outdoor (and also an indoor-outdoor) seating area, an accommodating and courteous staff, and excellent food. On a recent evening we were four people, each of whom had a different dish and all of whom praised their meals. Prices are quite fair, and specials are priced in the same range as menu items, thus avoiding the all-to-prevalent Overpriced Special scam, a pet peeve of ours. A salmon special was the same price as the menu salmon, which makes sense (same fish, different prep) but doesn't always happen in many New York restaurants. Highly recommended!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Delightful Experience
Visiting this lovely space on Memorial Day weekend with fewer diners than usual may explain the refreshingly calm and relaxing atmosphere here, but the service and the restaurant's two signature dishes, moules frites and steak tartare, are superb. They are are are the work of the former chef of Jubilee who transferred his considerable talent to Vendome. Prices are a bit on the high side, reflecting the Sutton Place clientele, but no matter.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is varied enough
The menu is varied enough for anyone and the food preparation is EXCELLENT! We enjoyed our dinner enormously...
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
old style authentic French bistro
For lovers of how French food used to be, classic bourgeois cooking, bit heavy on the cream so watch out for the sauces and soups. Nice hand with grilled meat and the definitive steak frites. Clearly loved by the well-heeled inhabitants of Sutton Place, and for such a swank address it's reasonably priced, notably a wine list with relative bargains in standard French regionals from Burgundy and Bordeaux. Naughty desserts.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is delicious,and the employees are welcoming.The only difficult part of dining here is the NOISE,especially upstairs.I will try downstairs and outside next.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great French Bistro
This is a fine small bistro ideal for lunching or dining outdoors in a charming rear garden.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classic Bistro Fare Prepared Well
This is a thoroughly enjoyable restaurant. The service is friendly and professional. The food is quite good although the menu generally sticks to the classics. Bistro Vendome seem to specialize in mussel dishes, but I had a roast loin of park, one friend had the scallops and the other steak frites. We ate on the outside terrace which was very pleasant indeed. Don't miss the Floating Island for dessert.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bistro Vendome is a wonderful place to eat and relax. The food is delicious,the staff is so very kind and gracious,and the ambiance is sublime. I can't wait to go back!!!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic French bistro food.
Fantastic French bistro food. Great mussels and fries, steak and fries, amazing frogs legs. The best profiterolles and chocolate sauce. Even a kids menu. What more could you ask for.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was scrumptious; the service was excellent. You could actually hear yor conversation. It was a very enjoyable meal. We will definitely return....
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it. Mussels provencale
Love it. Mussels provencale are to die for! Garlic sauce is perfect. Always treated well, a gem. Wish my budget allowed me to eat there more often!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like being in Paris
Dinner was super......Service was terrific........Hostess was great in filling in for very busy staff
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been there 3 times now.
Have been there 3 times now. Always good. Food is tasty, satisfying but not stuffing.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I rate the fare at the Bistro Vendome a notch above a standard bistro menu and a notch below haute cuisine. I've eaten there twice recently and will probably make it a favorite. The three-tiered dining room is interesting and the outside terrace is very pleasant. The service is attentive. The food is excellent. The escargots are a favorite appetizer for me and I'm working my way through the mussel specialities. Right now I can recommend the mussels armoricaine wholeheartedly. Don't miss the raspberry gratin or the floating island.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although we were late for
Although we were late for our reservation, the staff was very accommodating . The food was delicious.Although the table next to us was quite loud, we enjoyed our dinner and are greatful to the restaurant gfor a delightful late repast.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and Friendly
We had a wonderful experience at Bistro Vendome.
Virginia, the hostess and owner, made our party feel right at home.
The Branzino was excellent, cooked to perfection. The sauce was light so you really could taste the fish.
The martinis were expertly made.
Highly recommend this place.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed tasty mussels, fresh
Enjoyed tasty mussels, fresh salads and nice wine at reasonable prices - outdoors on the patio in the rear of the restaurant, where linens and glassware are used to create a pleasant ambiance. It is always fun to bring out of town guests here since they are delighted to find a non-sidewalk ourdoor venue in midtown.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can always be certain of having a great meal here.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious cuisine, lovely
Delicious cuisine, lovely ambiance both elegant and relaxing in a perfect balance. Wonderful dining experience. The waiters are friendly, calm and joyful. We will return very soon.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
great French restaurant
consistently good food. Wine list is fairly priced
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was great. Food was good but not great. Okay for a neighborhood restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time was a winner
Our first time here. Sat outside in a lovely patio area.
Appetizers of mussels and French onion soup were good, not great. Soup was not too hot but tasty enough.
For entrees, the filet and fries were delicious. The halibut was outstanding. We each had one glass of Rosé which was also outstanding. Would have given five stars except that the appetizers were just ok and the prices here are a bit steep. Too expensive for a regular, go-to place. But we will go back for special occasions.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was really a lovely restaurant. My husband said it was the best lamb chops he ever had. the wine list was a little expensive. We would go back.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food, with great service, in a quiet and delightful surrounding.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
sUPERB FOOD. tHE HAVE A SECOND FLOOR OUTDOOR TERRACE. tHE DOOR WAS OPEN AND i ASKED THEM TO CLOSE IT AND PLEASE TURN ON THE AIR. tHE NASTY WAITRESS REFUSED TO DO SO. i HAVE SEVERAL BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE AND i WOULD NOT THINK OF GOING BACK. MY CLOTHES WERE SOAKED AND I WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. I DON'T HAVE TO SPEND THAT KIND OF MONEY TO BE TORTURED1
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing French Food
I can't stress enough how good this place was. I made my reservation for this restaurant based on reviews alone, and it did not disappoint. The staff was wonderfully friendly, and the food was phenomenal. We were a large group and our food came pretty fast. I had the sirloin, which was cooked perfectly and the frittes were some of the best I've ever had. The lamb was also really good (I tried from my friend's plate). Their terrace was lovely and quiet. A definite return visit will be in the future for me!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
More 3.5 stars than 4
I wish I could give half stars because this restaurant is somewhere between a 3 and a 4, leaning more to the 4 star rating. The ambiance is very nice and the service was good, but the food was closer to good than great. Everything was at least good, but aside from the desert, nothing wow-ed us. When eating at a French restaurant, I want the food to be intiquite, developed and rich. This was good and tasty, but it unfortunately was not that.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bistro Vendome never disappoints us
I have returned there many times, and the reason is: everything is perfect.
This restaurant has never failed deliver an excellent meal, an impeccable service in a wonderful ambience.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful French food. All
Wonderful French food. All the regulars are there: steak, chicken, lamb, fish. I opted for the patre to start and the mussels (there are four kinds of preparation) as the main dish. Service and food were wonderful. I'll be back again and again.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are never disappointed, but the cod with tomato and ginger was phenomenal. A great neighborhood treat
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was Terrific
My boyfriend and I have lived in this area for 6 years, and are always looking for a new "favorite spot" for foodies such as ourselves. This place wins hands down! I've walked past it for years and the outside is very unassuming, but the inside is gorgeous, and the food is (in our opinion) the best in the area. We ordered 2 salads, mussels, the crab avocado martini, the lamb, and the steak, and everything was fantastic! It's very rare that every dish is one we would order again, so this was a first for us.
The ambiance is very "chic" but not stuffy. We loved that we could have a conversation without needing to shout over the noise (it is pretty quiet even when it's full), and the staff were professional and attentive.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A slice of Paris
In midtown Manhattan. The food and service is always good. It has gotten a little pricey though.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, Drinks and Atmosphere were sophisticated and enjoyable. This was a really good experience and a Bistro I would recommend to friends without hesitation. Great for a couple, but also good for an evening with friends. Service was professional, but friendly. We will go again. Barbara
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little pricey
The food is delicious here (had the frogs legs) but the service is spotty. Waitress didn't ask if we wanted another glass of wine or if we cared for dessert. Also, we had to flag her for the bill. Also a little pricey for a neighborhood restaurant. I'd go back but for a special occasion, not just for a bite out.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always get a great meal at the Bistro. Particularly the specials, awesome!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Though quiet on the night we went, this neighborhood place is always good. The special cassoulet was excellent.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect restaurant if you want a nice and cosy ambiance in which you will experience tasty traditional French cuisine in American size servings. Kind, professional and flexible service.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful experience. Had
Delightful experience. Had acquaintances in from out of town. Had not seen for many years, it was a comfortable atmosphere to chat and get reacquainted. I will return
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have never been disappointed at Bistro Vendome. It is the perfect neighborhood restaurant but the level of service and quality of the food is equal to the best.
There is a warm feeling of welcome and you are never rushed out the door.
I can't ask for more than that.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
In a neighborhood with many
In a neighborhood with many French bistros, this one is outstanding. There were 4 of us for dinner and we all had wonderful experiences. We all started off with the grilled artichoke appetizer which was excellent. The men had duck confit which they both said was the best they had ever had, barring none. I had the hangar steak with frites which is always perfect and my friend had the scallops which she loved. We look forward to our next visit which will definitely be soon.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a party of 5. The
We were a party of 5. The table was large enough for us to feel comfortable and the service was good. However, each one of us had great food - salads/starters and entrees were nicely plated and delicious. I have been here multiple times and always enjoy it.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great. Mussels large
Food was great. Mussels large & plump. Had tHe nouveau beauJolais. Wonderful!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Lunch
The convenience for this neighborhood restaurant which has good food brings me back every time I want to have a guest. The food variety is to my liking. My guests are pleased with my choice. While I usually have lunch, the evenings I have been here have been most enjoyable.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The chef, Pascal, prepares delicious food and is a master of French and fusion cuisine. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and did not eat a bite of Turkey (which was one choice on the menu)! Bistro Vendome is a five star restaurant with a very elegant, warm, relaxed and welcoming ambience. A real NYC gem not to be missed!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM