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Rouge et Blanc
Rouge et Blanc

Rouge et Blanc Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rougeetblancnyc.com
  • Email: tom@rougeetblancnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 260-5757
  • Hours of Operation: Bar opens at 5:30PM
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
    Friday and Saturday: 6:00PM - 11:00PM
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday Late Night starts at 10:30PM
    Sunday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Matt Rojas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Rouge et Blanc is available to host your private parties, cocktail receptions or sit down dinner created by Executive Chef Matt Rojas is a cosy French-Indochinese atmosphere with an all French wine list, selected by one of America's top sommeliers, Thomas Cregan.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom Cregan (888) 794-1306

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Houston
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: A,C,E Spring Street,1,2 Houston Street
A word from Rouge et Blanc
Rouge et Blanc is a two-star New York Times French-Vietnamese restaurant situated in Soho.

The chef, Macks Collins (Foliage, Jasana Polana Country Club, C.I.A.) offers an east-meets-west French and Vietnamese-inspired menu. At Rouge et Blanc, Thomas Cregan brings more than 20 years of wine-tasting experience from the regions of France and placed in the top ten in The Best Sommelier in America Competition 2011. The wine list is all French. The name Rouge and Blanc is at once an homage to the wines of France and to the classic Stendhal novel. The restaurant has the look and feel of a French colonial tavern from 1940s Saigon.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Randomly ended up here with two friends for a Thursday night dinner and had a GREAT experience all the way around - from wine to food to service."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Stopped by to have dinner before going to a friend's place in SoHo - great choice. Reasonable prices in a pricey neighborhood. Great take on French flavors mixed with Vietnamese. Will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "First, order bread and wait to dip it in the sauces that will knock your socks off. The Tapas dishes are generous. The food is just an 11...an array of flavors in each bite. Go for the, well pick anything it has to be awesome!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We ordered three entrees (crispy duck salad ontop of crepe, hanoi fried chicken and beef cheek). All dishes served to share between diners. Their food was so flavorful that I can still taste it writing the review. Cooked with Vietnamese flavor with the French technique and served in I would say contemporary American styling, we were extremely satisfying foodies!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We are so glad to have found Rouge y Blanc: delicious and creative food; great service; cool decor."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This place does interesting but odd things with Brussels sprouts and cauliflower -- so much so that you can barely taste the vegetables. On the other hand, the overall taste is so good that you don't really mind. On the menu, your eye immediately goes to pigs' ears, and the natural question is why? We didn't get them. We did get fried chicken (great) and the fish special (also great but I can't recall what kind of fish). The waiter recommended an excellent Vouvray. Desserts were exceptional with offbeat ice cream flavors. Except for the extravagantly uncomfortable chairs, we really enjoyed Rouge er Blanc."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I read the reviews and was looking forward to this restaurant. Main entrée was brought out separately. It took a good 15 minutes to bring out the 2nd entrée. Waiter serving wine was impatient. Food itself was subpar and service wasn't great."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "but there's nothing special about the food. we were there early, no crowd. but we lived in the neighborhood and the restaurant seemed empty enough for walk ins at any given time. so go there if you want to have a long, decent conversation. but don't expect to have food for foodies."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "The food and Rouge & Blanc is always creative and thought-provoking, as well as delicious, with its nouvelle Vietnamese cuisine that transcends tradition to be very modern and of the moment. We enjoyed a special braised fish head appetizer that had richly succulent collar and throat meat, roasted brussels sprouts with lime and crisp hominy, a coconut and scallion pancake served with shredded pork and duck, and braised pork belly with corn. The biggest challenge is the superb wine list--it is sometimes difficult to pair wonderful red burgundy with the spicy, Asian-inflected food, so the white list is often an easier and more satisfying choice."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "HUGE disappointment after enjoying ReB a couple of times prior. When I sat and asked about a dish I enjoyed, I was told there was a new chef. Ok let's give it a try. The food was wonderful BUT after 23 minutes waiting for the third entree to be served while two of us sat and waited as our food got colder and colder, I finally went to the kitchen to ask where the last dish for our table and was told - this is a very small kitchen. REALLY??? We ended up leaving our food and walking out. Never to return. Too bad as I really enjoyed this spot and recommended it to many people but things have changed and will not make a return."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Fun place with good food down in SoHo - will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Creative, interesting and delicious food. But the portions are small for the cost and with an wine list that had very few bottles for less than $75, the bill came as a bit of a shock! The restaurant was nearly empty on a Thursday night but the restaurant still felt understaffed. Great potential, but rough spots right now."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It's a cute restaurant in a cute area, and for those driving, relatively easy parking on 6th Ave around 7pm. They say that the food is meant to be shared, but strangely many of the dishes were not easy to share. Also the portions are very French (read small), as an example, the pork belly dish came out with 2 pork belly pieces. The food had the potential to be great, but we (6 of us), felt the food was generally too salty - with a little less salt, the food could have been much more enjoyable. Their service is a bit slow, but we didn't mind as we were not in a hurry. The waiter we had was very good and quite knowledgeable about their wines, which led us to 3 very good bottles. We liked the restaurant, but the food needs upgrading."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food here is extraordinary -- fresh, innovative, with enough variety to please everyone in your group. We ooed and Ahhed over the leek confit salad, the Hanoi fried chicken and even the kale chips they brought on the house. Refreshing to eat Asian inspired food that didn't lean too heavily on salt or fat. We loved the awesome music -- how often does it happen that you ask each other several times during a meal what the song is? The only problem was that we were in a bit of a rush and our waiters pace was... Luxurious. Hated tracking him down to order and get check. But the food MORE than made up for it. Can't wait to go back for date night."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This is an all-around outstanding restaurant. Incredible wine list. Fantastic food. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "It was supposed to be under 30$, but instead of that, it was over 60$ per person, with only 1 plate and 2 glasses of wine"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Vietnamese/French combo, really interesting tapas-style items. Not everything was amazing, but everything was very good. Would highly recommend. A bit pricey if you don't know what you're ordering -- some plates are HUGE while others are tiny."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A little disappointing compared to all the stellar dining experiences NYC has to offer. We had a kind of bizarre starter - whole prawns rolled in bland cornmeal and deep-fried. The sauce was delicious but overall tough to eat unless you are open to eating heads and tails. I had the duck and pork crepe that was less than impressive - an open face soggy crepe with Asian slaw with crispy pork and duck that came out nearly 15 minutes before my husband's meal. The runner who brought it out seemed surprised that we were not sharing, after we had explained my husband has a gluten allergy. Still, he LOVED his lamb entree. Lovely atmosphere, excellent wine list, great concept. Way better places in NYC for the value. I give it a 6 out of 10."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Went to this place on a date. Being two younger looking adults, I felt that the Maitre'd did not provide the level of service he would have provided to two older people. Other then that, the food was absolutely delicious. I had the Leek Confit Salad and cried when it was over."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Neighborhood gem with amazing menu. Each dish beautifully prepared and portioned. The Hanoi Fried Chicken should not be missed. Looking forward to second visit to try more in the menu."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "This is one of the most creative menus and outstanding food. Not your general fair. French with a Vietnamese flair! Outstanding wine list for those who appreciate good French wine. Prices are reasonable. Plates are for sharing. A special evening if your looking to break out of the usual boring restaurant fare. Highly recommend! Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "If you're looking for something besides overly ubiquitous Italian/nouveau American, love east-Asian flavors, want to try some intriguing french wines....all in a cozy space with an unpretentious but gracious feel, then this is your place. Service was personable and professional and we never felt rushed. Dishes are ideally shared with one or two friends so you can try more on the menu, but next time I'm ordering the smoky grilled octopus with zingy cilantro emulsion all for myself. One word of warning though, if you're a big eater, either come with a full wallet or have a beforehand snack to take the hunger edge off so you can enjoy the adventurous flavors of Rouge et Blanc."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "My friend and I took advantage of the prix fixe, as the a la carte items seemed expensive. Portions were small, but I prefer that. Probably the full-price menu would offer a larger serving. The fried chicken was delicious, as was the arctic char appetizer. The place was not crowded (Sunday evening, bad weather), but has a lovely cozy atmosphere -- good place for a date."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "great relaxed fu n restaurant with broad affordable wine list and great food. Owner and sommelier clearly loves wine and is helpful for us novices to select excellent wines without breaking the bank or feeling stupid."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Second time that I've dined here. The first time, was just two of us-- great service, excellent ambience (corner table nook), wonderful food and service. This second time, was 6 of us-- the food was truly amazing. Have to try the fried pigs ears and octopus dishes. This chef is doing some amazing stuff."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Food is good, service is personable and atmosphere is charming. But they served me a dish with gluten in it (caught only by the bus boy) and although apologized, also put it on my bill, mistakenly I'm sure. But usually a restaurant would offer a glass of wine or something for serious errors . . . nothing here."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "We had good food - nicely spiced broccoli and two duck dishes with an awesome chocolate dessert with vanilla icecream. Nice setting with a good service. Different taste, good atmosphere, jot really crowded after 9pm on a Friday. Worth to visit."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Excellent food and service. Wine selection superb. Choices of dishes and desserts phenomenal. Yay!"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Worth a visit in the Village for unique and excellent food. Great individualized service. Friendly. Beer & wine only."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "A friend recommended we try Rouge et Blanc on our next trip to New York City and I am so glad we did! We were late for our Saturday evening reservation due to traffic ....and I am relieved we called for them to hold our table because the place was packed. I have always loved French cuisine, but this restaurant's fusion of Vietnamese and French flavors was so creative... and magnificently delicious. We especially enjoyed the crispy broccoli and kale (we wanted to order another), the charred octopus, the leek confit, the homemade sausage, and the Branzino (the fish special of the day). The food was so fresh and the flavors were truly exceptional! We also appreciated the wine recommendations for our meal. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Dishes like beef cheeks and the rice-scallion pancakes were standouts. Service, however, left much to be desired. We were seated at an open window without being asked if that was okay (kept our coats on), waited several minutes for menus, even longer for water, etc. Getting the check required flagging down another waiter, etc. Just not attentive. Decor is an attempt at 1940s Hanoi, I guess? Looks a bit Disney by day, shines at night. Worth a visit."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Come for the food, stay for the wine list. We have been visiting Rouge et Blanc since the week they opened their doors, and always find the menu inventive and exceptionally well executed. What is more, the wine list is among the best we have seen for true gems of small vineyards in France. The prices are fair, but the best wines are not inexpensive. You can find wine lists with more famous names, but not with better wines."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Quiet, modest,creative Vietnamese/French cuisine with an outstanding sommelier. Great wines by the glass. Crispy kale and broccoli was excellent as well as Vietnamese sausage. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The title of this review says it all. There wasn't one weak element in our meal, from appetizers through the s'mores-like dessert. Attentive service for the most part, although there were a few segments during the meal where we were ignored. We will absolutely return to this excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 10/5/2013