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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LV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for your warm welcome and your great food,see you soon .

MA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood find. Absolutely delightful and really good traditional French food.

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really enjoy Bistro Vendome. The atmosphere is perfect for any occasion.

CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE YOUR RESTAURANT. HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR YEARS.

CONNIE LAWLER

KS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French bistro fare at Bistro Vendome is always perfect - it's delicious with great regular menu items and many wonderful special menu items. The food is always consistently great and the service is amazing. Owners who always remember you and have great menu advice - really lovely to deal with. A great wine list that pairs well with everything and has a number of well priced, very good wines. Would highly recommend and their patio in the summer is just lovely.

R
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always. Never disappoints. Never had a negative experience

Food is prepared perfectly

MJ
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress couldn't have been more warm and friendly. Her service was excellent! My friend and I each had the prix fixe menu. I started with chicken liver pate which paired nicely with the crusty French bread. I chose salmon served over lentils for my entree. The salmon was crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. Perfect! The profiteroles made for a light dessert, so I was able to finish most of it. I found Bistro Vendome to be very charming and the ideal place to meet with a long time friend for lunch.

AG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first exceptional dining experience at Bistro Vendome. The atmosphere is pleasant and conducive to converse without yelling. Service and food never disappoint
End the night with the deliciously sweet profiteroles dusted with almonds. A fine evening with friends.

LR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is consistently great.

GH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

neighborhood dining spot..convenient, excellent food and service.

e
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good local restaurant that has been around for years.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ve been to Bistro Vendome many times and it is very consistent. The food and service are great.
We go for special occasions or whenever we feel like having a nice dinner.

w
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I am a regular at Bistro Vendome but wanted to bring my book club there for a meal. There were seven of us in total and everyone loved it. The food is consistently outstanding. It was just slightly slow that evening, but could be because we had a relatively big table. But that didn’t hurt the evening one but as we were drinking and chatting! The ladies LOVED their meals and want to go back next month as well. Love bringing friends there because it is always a hit!!

g
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quiet out of the way "old school" french bistro. Warm, genial service and traditional favorites. Good value

E
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was exemplary.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely neighborhood bistro. The steak was wonderful!

RK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

HT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really a 4.5 overall

h
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
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
46 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
4 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
84 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with friendly, competent service.

S
New York Area
57 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
15 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
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels in manhattan

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l
New York Area
129 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
105 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
New York Area
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
7 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
37 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.