Bistro Vendome - NYC

4.6
1311 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 1311 people are saying
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vipsteaklover
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the mussels Provençal. If you’re a garlic lover get them!

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vipeastsidediner
New England
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem in East Midtown. Last night, delicious crab cake special. Also excellent mussels and branzino. You can't go wrong with Bistro Vendome.

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vipHersh
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and courteous service

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joelv
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in France for 40 years, and we just had the best food ever....truly fantastic and authentic French cuisine!

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vipSha56
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Artichoke salad was disappointing and mussels mariniere were tasteless.

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vipbucky
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is constantly top notch food, service and ambiance. The staff are attentive the beet carpaccio salad is great. The mussel selection is great and tastes great. The branzino is great

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vipMilke
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never coming back ! Staff with attitude

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vipCitychick
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood or special occasion restaurant. Wonderful escargot, duck, mussels—and fries. So glad they are thriving!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantast ic mussels and all good great. Back garden lovely ! Highly recommend!

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vipAngiegirl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, small Authentic French Bistro on the Upper East Side of NYC. Food was delicious. I would highly recommend. In fact i booked my sons Wedding rehearsal dinner there for next month!

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vipDrew
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

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Shelly
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food was delicious. A real French restaurant experience

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vipZinal55
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite neighborhood places so we will offer a little constructive criticism. On a recent visit we tried the branzino and although the fish itself was fine, the diced zucchini and artichoke base did not go well with the dish. Maybe try something simpler that won't fight with the fish. Also, service was generally good but we had to literally corral a server to get our check - too long of a wait. But still a great spot overall.

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vipNYCnative
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Vendome never disappoints. Charming and intimate surroundings/delicious food.

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vipMilke
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never been so disappointed and disrespected by a manager ! dinner with my father 91 and never to come back ! Now at Neary’s around the corner and couldn’t be happier with a family welcome! You have to try if you haven’t yet ! Jimmy birthday 91 surprise party this Tuesday September 14 2021

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monica
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We love eating there. The food is always good! However, when busy, the service is poor. This time, it was the case of bad service. I was a bit embarrassed with our guests (it was a farewell dinner to them) with the long wait: to bring drinks , to take the orders etc. We gave up to re-order more wine and desserts. In brief: I really recommend Bistrô Vendome for the food and advice not to go when busy.

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vipvjgymnast
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this side street gem by accident. We are overjoyed and have been there twice this week.

I would give a list of our favorites but it has been everything we have tried and we haven't tried anything twice yet. If you haven't been, do yourself a favor and go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, attentive service, good vibe.

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PatriciaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. We were not rushed. The back patio was lovely.

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vipGregoryV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed lunch with friends on the terrace. Will definitely return to this lovely restaurant.

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vipKathleenB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience!!

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vipMilke
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Never coming back ! You think New Yorkers have a Attitude?

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Nydiner
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in the patio area. Lovely food choices and patient staff

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MargotA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A popular mid-town east location and a neighborhood favorite lives up to its reputation.

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saker87
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The French Onion soul was made to perfection. The steaks were juicy and delicious. Really liked the laid back ambiance of the place

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vipModena430
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food with exceptional service

Great atmosphere where do you sit outside or inside

The Dover Sole and muscles are amazing !!!
Tuna tartare and the escargot fabulous
And the rose wine top everything off !!!
Always has a real nice crowd of French people !!!
Lisa and Michel

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vipjtm1661
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vendome is a charming neighborhood bistro with a more than adequate French menu. Nice for both lunch and dinner.

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vipRusty902
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been there in a while and I wanted a really nice place. I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was amazing! I can’t wait to go back!

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vipMilke
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never coming back ! Manager with a attitude

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vipNYCnative
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about Bistro Vendome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Food was very good, as usual. Unfortunately, the restaurant is VERY poorly managed and the service was horrible. Such a shame when the food is so good and everything else is so bad!

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vipGreegree
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We sat on the outdoor patio, which is lovely. Tables are well spaced. The food was delicious. My only quibble is that the service was inattentive. I sat with an empty water glass for most of my meal, and then had to ask for water. There also was no checkback to see how everything was.

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vipROBERTF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service

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LennyR
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place never disappoints.

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vipVisitors
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The host was extremely rude and sat four of us at a table for three without a chair for the fourth. We asked to move and were told it wasn't possible although we saw several better empty tables. We had a 7pm reservation and arrived at 7pm. The air conditioning was not functioning and it was very uncomfortable. Nothing was done to compensate for this - drinks for the table, etc. - service was extremely slow and we had to flag down servers to get water refilled and ask where our food was.
This restaurant was one of our favorites and we had plans to go two more times this month but now we do not feel comfortable going back.

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vipEatwell
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we enjoyed our meal at Bistro Vendome. The food was excellent, service was professional and friendly and the ambience (outside) was fine. We strongly recommend the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had to wait quite a long time for our main meal.

The waitress said that the kitchen was very busy.

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vipOpinionator
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Portions have been reduced on the mussels, but still are good. We ate downstairs and it was too noisy for to hold easy listening conversation. However, staff and service were excellent...We would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. Great neighborhood eatery. I had a feeling it’d be good when I heard many patrons speaking French. The food is quite good. The SERVICE was the best. I felt at home because of the people waiting on us. The were efficient. They were friendly. They even had me laughing at a time when I needed a good laugh. They get me there. I want to come back ASAP. Thanks, guys.

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vipJilly19
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable experience from the moment we arrived met by the very friendly gentleman, sorry I didn’t ask for his name.
All the staff were very pleasant. Nice selection of French cuisine. I especially enjoyed the escargot, vichyssoise, duck confit, raspberry gratin and profiteroles. Nice selection of cocktails and wine. The restaurant was packed which is always a good sign.

FAQs

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

Bistro Vendome - NYC is rated 4.6 stars by 1311 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.