Bistro Vendome - NYC

4.7
1348 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 1348 people are saying
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vipNYCnative
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - warm atmosphere.

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vipNacnud
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Vendome is always perfect!

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vipMark
Poconos
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
26 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
40 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
3 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
125 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.

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vipFoodLover
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Quiet table. Excellent, concerned service.
Fine experience. Will return.

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vipbucky
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The goat cheese and beet salad is fantastic. The Bronzino is always fresh. The alcohol pour is excellent. Most importantly the staff is great
Love this restaurant

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LizPS
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get-together

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vipmisty
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were entertaining friends from California and went to the Bistro after visiting Roosevelt Island. All four of us enjoyed our dinner and the opportunity to catch up with each other in a relatively quiet environment. Our friend told the waiter that they had provided the best scallops he had ever had! We will return! Parking next door at the Sovereign was convenient.

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vipfrequentdiner
New York Area
472 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best French bistro food in NYC, and I am a lifelong New Yorker.
Wonderful fluffy quenelles in a delicious classic lobster sauce, perfect duck confit.
The profiteroles have the most delicious chocolate sauce.
Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We were surprised by the service as we have had wonderful experiences over the years. Food is always excellent here. Our server was lovely but ordering, clearing dishes, ordering more wine very slow.

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Bethh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The entrees were delicious. Our wine was excellent. Two of the three desserts were outstanding. We didn't care for the fish carpaccio. The servers, though charming, were not prompt: our coffee arrived 10 minutes AFTER the desserts were served! Despite the problems, I would recommend Bistro Vendome to friends, and we will be back.

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vipMaryL
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dinner! The Bistro followed all COVID protocols carefully, which added to our comfort. Our downstairs table was cozy. Service was friendly and professional. The food was excellent—French classics, correctly prepared. My companion’s steak and frites was deemed ‘great’, as was my duck confit. Good to know that some classics endure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, great service

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vipNYCperson
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and service here. Never an issue with anything.

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vipTK719
New York Area
360 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't live in the neighborhood, but made a point of traveling there to dine at Bistro Vendome. It has to be one of the best French restaurants in NYC. I started with a lovely mixed greens salad. I then had the branzino with chopped vegetables plus a side of mashed potatoes. Absolutely amazing. I finished with the profiteroles, which were simply delightful. The service was outstanding and the prices most reasonable. I look forward to returning.

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vipAuntMeem
Baltimore
123 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor dining spaces. Mussels great and the dover sole while pricy ($60), was so tasty and large enough to share. Skin was crispy and seasoned so well O ate all of it and usually don't. Perfitroiles were light and airy. Served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

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vipLoveTheBigIsland
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with well executed authentic French bistro menu. Friendly staff … well worth venturing over to the Eastside of Manhattan. Quenelle were a nice find with a great sauce!

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vipCarolO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro is the best French restaurant n NYC! The food is always delicious and it has great ambiance.

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Beni
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!

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vipSabrinaP
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French neighborhood bistro. Romantic with amazing food. Feels like you are transported to France.

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Rosela1
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this lovely restaurant - both eating indoors & outdoors. So happy it is thriving!!!!

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vipsteaklover
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipeastsidediner
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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.

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 1348 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.