Bistro Vendome - NYC

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$31 to $50
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French
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!
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RK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely Sunday evening dinner! Enjoyed he food and great service! thanks- we'll be back.

HT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really a 4.5 overall

h
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a true French Bistro - food is great, service is wonderful and it’s a true neighborhood gem - can;t do better - all the standards of a French bistro that you love are here to love - great steak frite, mussels so many great ways, wonderful onion soup - dining here is always a pleasure

KM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I dine here frequently. The menu has something for everyone and the food is always properly prepared. The noise during my recent visit was a bit loud due to a particular party, but otherwise a nice experience.

B
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent place....good food, good service, good prices.

NY
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good last week, I went back this week with a friend. Muscles and escargot were wonderful, as well as the scallops and veal chop. Warm intimate environment. Not cheap but worth it!

L
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bistro Vendome is one of the few remaining "neighborhood" French restaurants that used to
dot the East side of Manhattan. The ambiance on both levels is terrific; locals at the bar having dinner,
the lower level tables with couples or small parties enjoying the food and relaxed atmosphere.
No loud music or overly anxious wait staff to deal with. The menu is typical but varied.
The frogs legs may very well be better than in France! The wines by the glass are every good and a
generous pour. All in all, a wonderful evening ahead for all who would try this restaurant.

NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bistro Vendome's lovely atmosphere and excellent food and service keep it on my "favorite restaurant" list!

E
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with friendly, competent service.

S
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

BV is a lovely East Side French resto. Pleasant interior, excellent service, very good food and reasonable prices. Very much a local spot -- few tourists wander this far east. But well worth the trip. A New York neighborhood French place at its very best.

KS
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bistro Vendome for lunch or dinner. The food is always great, interesting and delicious selection of specials and menu items and you can't go wrong with the moules and pomme frites. They are always fabulous. The staff are wonderful. Gracious and efficient and it's a pretty room upstairs or on the little patio in the summer. Well priced and very good wine list.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing Christmas dinner here at one of our favorite spots in the City. The service and food were top notch, as always.

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine, great wine. Lovely ambience, attentive Maitre 'D.
Tres chic.

EF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another fabulous meal.

m
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ディナーでは、家族や友人と何回かお世話になり、毎回、丁寧なお料理に感動していました。今回のランチも、友人とprix fixe menuを楽しみましたが、美味しくて価格も優しくて大変良かったです。お店の方もあたたかく応対して下さり、地域に愛されている雰囲気でした。アメリカでステキなフレンチのお店に出合えて喜んでおります。

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French bistro cuisine and warm, personal service.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels in manhattan

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l
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Four of us had a delightful lunch at this very lovely restaurant. It's an attractive spot with several levels (and an outside space for warm weather) and we sat downstairs in a room we had almost to ourselves (it being latish midweek). Three of us had their very well-priced 3 course lunch and one of us ordered two appetizers a la carte. All the food was excellent, especially the mussels, fries and onion soup. The service was particularly good, attentive and friendly. It was perfect to linger over a bottle of wine and talk to old friends, but I do imagine it would not be quite as quiet during dinner hours, or even earlier at lunch. Still, we plan to return and recommend this place highly.

F
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reunion of a fellow I have known since he was a babe in arms. His parents, alas long gone, were m dear fiends. This fellow is a very successful producer, director and actor. His parents were very proud of him.

LH
Galway
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect in all respects

f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were fabulous!

JS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This bistro never disappoints. We have been going over 12 years and whatever we order is delicious and beautifully prepared. In the simmer there is a lovely outdoor garden to dine. Seasonal specials are great. Go and enjoy!!

N
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Vendome many times. Not only is the food and service excellent, but every time we’ve come here over the years, they are even better. If you’re looking for traditional French bistro cooking, look no further.

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely local bistro with an excellent menu from prix fixe to a la carte.

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Don't understand why I earned no points. Was on time.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always. Food was delicious.
The service excellent.

m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband I went there Thanksgiving day. We got a table a bit later than our reservation time.
And my scallops was a little bit salty but their service was good and my husband was enjoyed his Turkey dinner.

Y
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My very favorite Bistro in NYC....It never disappoints and Thanksgiving was no exception, our home away from home....delicious food, welcoming hosts and staff, cozy and comfortable atmosphere.

A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dine frequently at Bistro Vendome, so it’s only natural that we would go there for Thanksgiving — something we’ve done for the past 5 years. As is the case with their regular everyday menu, their Thanksgiving Day turkey special is not only delicious and superior to any that we’ve had at other Manhattan restaurants (including Le Cirque, The Mark and the various incarnations of David Burke’s eateries), but also represents a much better value.

n
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal and thanksgiving was no exception!! Food is always delicious and they have good wine and cocktail options.

S
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

An excellent, local French resto on the Upper East Side. Attractive setting, very attentive staff and very fine food. Traditional French bistro cooking in a seriously french environment. Easily recommended.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely and delicious!

TS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this place!

e
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite French restaurant and our go-to whenever we are looking for filet mignon. The service is impeccable, the food is top notch, especially the mussels, the filet mignon, and the scallops. and the setting (three levels of a townhouse) serves up an interesting variety. If you are looking for a private party, they will block off a whole level for you.

BA
London
41 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid neighborhood restaurant with very good, freshly prepared food, reasonable wine list and pleasant ambiance.

CO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food!! The duck special with truffles and fois gras was delicious and the rack of lamb was cooked perfectly! Chef Pascale is amazing!

BP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unpretentious French bistro in the Sutton Place neighborhood. Warm friendly French speaking staff and very typical and delicious bistro fare. Highly recommended.

AH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is wonderful, the setting charming, and the service outstanding.

F
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My family is familiar with Bistro Vendome and it is one thing all three generations enjoy.
The basic pleasure of course is the food which is truly reliable and the cozy atmosphere enhances the pleasure. As a result Bistro Vendome has become a habit.

E
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I went for a late lunch with my daughter and 3 month old granddaughter. We were seated downstairs which was perfect as we placed the baby carrier on the banquet. My daughter and each had the French Onion Soup which was perfect, including the "well done" cheese which we requested. We shared a medium rare sirloin steak and the shallot sauce on the side. We didn't use the sauce for the steak but instead for the crispy french fries. All in all a wonderful lunch.