Bistro Vendome - NYC

4.7
1367 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO OUR GUESTS :
Dear Patrons,
Bistro Vendome will be closed from Sunday August 22nd to Monday September 6th.
Bistro Vendome's team will take this time off to rest, in order to come back refreshed and ready to serve you again.
Don't worry, we are not going anywhere....WE WILL BE BACK.

At Bistro Vendome, our simple goal is to offer classic French recipes, some original, some with a modern twist, and to get our guests to fall in love with French cuisine all over again!
Bistro Vendome is located in an elegant tri-level townhouse featuring a mezzanine with a skylight, overlooking an outdoor terrace and a stylish and welcoming bar. Our decor is authentic and cozy, with warm and earthy tones, designed for a perfect meal.
We want everyone to feel at home in our home!
Bon appétit!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1367 people are saying
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ShannonM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing neighborhood gem. Excellent meal . Friendly service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to go to Vandome and it has always great food and are very friendly.

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vipsioux
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. What more could you want?

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vipMaryL
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Superb food, as always—authentically French, beautifully presented.

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vipmyopinion
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience4

As always, the food was excellent. BUT, the service was terrible. I had been seated less than a minute when the waitress asked if we were ready to order. I said I haven't looked at the menu yet. She was back in just a few minutes asking again. The third time we did order. After she cleared our dirty dessert dishes she immediately brought us our check. We then told her we wanted 2 cappachinos. My friend and I came for a leisurely lunch. We didn't appreciate a waitress who was in a hurry to get us out. I've been to Bistro Vendome many times and never had service like this.

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vipPamelaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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Marie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Please learn how to render duck snd bacon fat. Most of my cassoulet massive amounts of ubetibl fat. So disappointing.

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KH1769
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The welcome and the concern of the Maitre d' throughout was excellent, cordial and warm. My escargots were excellent, with the dripping butter garlic and herb delicious and succulent, enhanced by the crusty bread. I would have preferred a lesser rich sauce for the frog legs. They are of very fine taste and dont need think , heavy cream. The meat of the legs were juicy and tasty, and I nibble on them, minus the rich, creamy sauce.
My dinner companion's Oignon Soup was flawless but the hanger steak was a bit tough. The crispy French Fries was most satisfying still leaving us hungry for more. The broccoli was "al dente: keeping its full flavor and gorgeous green. Why does the server look as though he was in forced labor? The place is nice, the customers happy so a smile makes such difference.! Fortunately Mr. Fabrizio was everywhere to keep every single customer pleased and wanted. We were very gad to get our table and our apologies for late arrival due to a disoriented driver was amazingly and graciously accepted. Bravo bistro Vendome. and Happy New Year to all the equipe! K HURT Thank you

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vipredsquare32
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite local places. French onion soup is so yummy!

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KittM
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tasty, well-prepared French bistro type food. (We dined on Christmas Eve, so the menu was limited.) We weren't blown away by the food, but it did the job. The desserts were our favorite.

Our main problem was service: We seemed to have been forgotten by the kitchen and had to alert our server multiple times for our food. At the end of the night there was confusion over the credit card payment (we'd added a gift card in there) and that took some extra time to resolve. So in general, it was ... fine.

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vipBenG
Hawaii
41 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall very good, but with the need to eat outdoors, the restaurant needs to purchase much better heaters for their exterior dining. The current ones are not appropriate for winter.

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vipStephen
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A high quality, very French resto, just off the main streets (but easy to reach) with a very neighborhood feel. Excellent food and drink. Good service, lovely ambiance.

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Corporan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant with nice food and service One of our favorites especially when we have guests

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vipEvyNY
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food and very appealing menu .
Good service - love the ambience

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ShainaM
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem, every meal is absolutely wonderful!

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vippaprikaj
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cassoulet is on the winter menu and it is outstanding and authentic. We love this restaurant in our neighborhood. It is reliably good and we feel at home there.

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N1234
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Nice outdoor setup including heat lamps.

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BTNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the neighborhood for a cozy outdoor dinner - even (and maybe even especially) on a cold night! The mussels are always great.

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vipNYCnative
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - warm atmosphere.

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vipNacnud
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! Outstanding Dover Sole, module frites and other traditional French soul (sole?) food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Vendome is always perfect!

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vipMark
Poconos
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we are in the City we always try and make it to Bistro Vendome. Wonderful food. Comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. And always friendly and impeccable service. A must go!

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HelenC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a first rate restaurant. Food is delicious and creative/ I had Coq au Vin
And another in our party had Cassolette. Very special! Service was perfect.
Bistro Vendome is one of a few UES restaurants with great food without great prices

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vipJES1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed dining at Bistro Vendome. Food, service,ambiance are all above average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thanksgiving at Vendome was excellent. It was a traditional meal, but with the twist of good French cooking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fabulous and never disappoints. Order dessert. Yummy.

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vipvjgymnast
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable! One of my neighborhood faves! Everything on the menu is delicious,

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caf3932
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French Onion Soup was outstanding. We will be back.

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vipROBERTF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JoanA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

This is the first review I have ever written .
Asked to be seated upstairs because of our age steps to downstairs and noise at downstairs level request was absolutely turned down no accommodation. Since we book through Open Table we didn’t make request when we reserved.. They Could not find a suitable table for three people so we could hear and not navigate steps ( there were many empty tables)….So we had trouble hearing each other and the waitress…We really won’t bother with Bistro Vendome again.

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nsnj
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family dinner for my daughter's birthday was perfect. Service was friendly without being intrusive. Service was especially good considering they had to go back and forth from inside-- no delays or problems. Food was really good and wine list was reasonable in price and selection, even if it's not huge. We had duck and it was cooked perfectly (not easy). We also had bronzino and the kitchen handled a food allergy with no issue. The back patio was not open, but the street side shed had one side fully open and heaters above the table. It was tight seating in our corner, but comfortable and safe. Would definitely recommend.

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vipZinal55
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The good news: the kitchen is now fully back on its game and delivered an excellent artichoke salad and a sublime beef bourguignon. The less good news: the service remains a bit amateurish, you have to beg for water, dessert orders and a check. Still a great place overall though.

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vipRobertS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden Gem!

authentic french food with that authentic french feel
Food was amazing as was the service and ambiance

Great selection of food, top quality and great service

Only recommendation for improvement is the bread
They should serve fresh crunchy baguette not hard bread

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service Great food!

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LennyR
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I have been coming here for ten years. Need I say more.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal immensely! The mussels were fresh and cooked to perfection. The chicken and salmon dishes were delicious. This is a neighborhood restaurant that will be our go to place!

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JimE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new NYC favorite! Food, service & ambiance all outstanding.

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KATHYA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna carpaccio appetizer special was just ok, it was marinated in too much sesame oil and came with too much sauce on top of it. The duck confit, Dover sole, and profiteroles were all delicious!
Great food, nice atmosphere and the service was very friendly and attentive. Mature, 60 plus neighborhood crowd.

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vipMarissymar
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice gem in the neighborhood. This restaurant does not disappoint. The food is great, and the service attentive and friendly. Good quality and good value for money.

FAQs

Bistro Vendome - NYC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 935-9100.

Bistro Vendome - NYC is rated 4.7 stars by 1367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.