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Rouge et Blanc
Rouge et Blanc

Rouge et Blanc Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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
  • "I've been to Rouge et Blanc 4 or 5 times and always enjoyed the food. It's very inventive and flavorful (except for the kale, which is barely edible). Plus I love the atmosphere and the fact that you can have a real conversation. I have always found the wine-list a little over-priced relative to the reasonable food prices, but the issue this time wasn't the wine. The waiter eagerly described a special involving lobster that sounded terrific, but didn't mention what it cost. These days lobster is actually not all that expensive, but I still knew I should ask before ordering it. Sure enough, the dish was $60--twice the cost of anything else on the food menu. Do they really think it's okay to do that?"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We arrive to the restaurant after making reservations at 9.45 only to be told that the kitchen is closed and they cannot serve us! They were non accommodating whatsoever. What's the point of making a reservation if the restaurant is gonna make you go all the way there only to tell you sorry we can't take you! So annoying and unprofessional. I do t care how good the food is, if you are not going good service to stay up to par!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went for my birthday - party of 5. Was pleasantly surprised by the incredibly good-natured and attentive service. The food was wonderful too, and better than I expected after reading the orig. NY Times review. I always have an issue with finding places where I can hear my dining mates, but the noise level was low, so I had no trouble hearing/speaking at a normal level of conversation."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time catching up with family while drinking and eating at the bar. The bartender was terrific, attending to our every need and answering our every question. The food was outstanding. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Don't look here for the familiar. This is a place for adventurous eaters. Shareable plates make it easy to taste many dishes."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Hubby took me there for my birthday. Food was creative and delicious, wine selection was very nice, servers were attentive and answered our questions promptly, and we loved the ambiance... Would definitely come back again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went to dinner with a group. The portions are small and its encouraged to share 'family style'. The setting is intimate. food was amazing."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had been hearing about this restaurant for a while and really wish we had come sooner. Great food and service and a wonderful wine list. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is my 3 or 4th time here in the last 18 months and the 2nd time in about 6 weeks with 2 different groups. The menu is very interesting and the dishes are very flavorful. However, I am not as impressed with the food upon the latest visit which might mean I need to take a sabbatical from there for a while. Additionally, the dishes are a bit small which makes it a bit pricey, more than the $$ rating on Opentable. On the last visit, the 7 of us ended up paying $50 p.p. without drinking any alcohol."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A great place in Soho but you need to like tapa style dishes. Excellent reception, highly attentive and efficient service. The food is delicious and quite varied. We loved the recommended rose wine. And it is possible to carry on a conversation as the restaurant is quiet. I will go back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "the right place for a romantic dinner with your lovely."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The review of this restaurant sounded wonderful. Great food, wine list excellent. The food was very good, very small portions if sharing. Good wine list. The service however overshadowed all that. For some reason our waiter stopped appearing. Our second glass of wine came at half the amount & after pointing it out another waiter saved us. He was great but for the poor service I would recommend it."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "portions are small but preparations are unique and delicious - especially the vegetables"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Had a great experience. Everything was delicious. Intense flavors. Casual/romantic."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Overpriced for the amount of food they serve which admittedly was very tasty. Bring a magnifying glass and be prepared to eat again about 2 hours later."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "High quality, creative and delicious dishes with French based eclectic Asian flavors. Also, the presentation is superb. Whole dining experience was amazing, yet not pretentious or snobby at all. They don't rush you like most of the restaurants in the city, and the stuff is super friendly and casual. Definitely going back and highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food is tasty and interesting, AND portions are too small for the price. On Memorial Day I made a reservation for early dinner, arrived early and was seated at the table of my choice. The restaurant was almost empty. After I'd been seated for a while, I was asked to give up the table because, the waiter had just received email from his boss informing him that someone else had requested that table. The waiter was polite and apologetic. When another equally desirable table became available, I requested it; I was told it was being held for someone else. 20 plus minutes elapsed before those guests arrived. At my request the waiter asked the boss, and I received a complimentary glass of wine. Too little too late."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I have been to Vietnam this was not vietnamese/french fusion Main courses served at different times glasses of wine should at least be 1/2 full vegetables ok disappointed "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "sounds like it should be some typical French bistro, but it is better, a fusion of the delicacies of Asian cuisines with some mild French influence and a great French wine cellar. BBQ pigs' ears!! they were just great, as were the home made chow fun noodles, the fried chicken Vietnamese style, the octopus, etc."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This excellent restaurant always pleases. The menu is small and excellent! Tasty, adequate portions with special flavors, Easy to share. The wine list is especially sophisticated."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "This restaurant sets the bar extremely high and reaches it consistently. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "But the service declined as the rest got busier...not very attentive and slow. Small food portions but it was great...well prepared and unusual tastes. Cozy restsurant"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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
  • "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