About Bistro Vendome - NYC

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!

405 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
First Avenue & Sutton Place

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 935-9100

Website:
http://www.bistrovendomenyc.com/

Catering:
YOUR OWN PRIVATE CHEF
Entertaining at home should be a relaxing and memorable experience. And now it can be. We take the stress and hassle out the entertaining by getting you out of the kitchen to mingle with your guests. Now you can truly take part in your special evening.
Our chef will design and tailor a menu according to the needs you may have. We can also provide servers so you get a fine dining experience in the comfort of your own home.
For information and inquiries, please contact Virginie Petiteau at (212) 935-9100 or via email at : virginie@bistrovendomenyc.com

Public Transit:
SUBWAY:
4,5,6 and N,R.W to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue

Executive Chef:
Pascal Petiteau

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bistro Vendome - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Authentic (18)
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Cozy (18)
Good for a Date (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Casual (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of the best restaurants in the city.
The food and the service is outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Date night with my wife, we come here a lot because the food is really good. Best Tuna Tartare ever!
My wife loves their Steak Tartare. This is also the only place I get their specials regularly. Our go to .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I love Bistro Vendome. The food is always good, drinks well made (but wine is expensive) and I like the service. No one rushing us to leave early. I've been several times this month, mostly for Monday oysters, but I always get the artichoke salad and/or scallops or mussels.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love the varied layout from casual pub entry to elegant dining areas and even seasonal outdoor seating. Looking forward to my next trip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

First visit was an excellent choice it was old friends doing business the perfect relaxed but formal atmosphere. Thank you!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

From the moment I walked in, I felt I was in Paris. Amazing smells were emanating from the kitchen, and the very professional maître d' and waitstaff kept passing by with plates that looked delicious. Was hard to choose from many appealing menu options, especially since classic French specialties done authentically are hard to find in NYC nowadays.

We opted for wine by the glass, and both enjoyed our French red selections.

Everyone I have taken to this restaurant has loved it and wanted to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, service is good,always satisfied! Plenty of tables!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
·Dined on February 3, 2018

After a very busy and cold Saturday, we were lucky to get a reservation (probably the last one for the evening) on Open Table for Bistro Vendome and it was a real treat to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal in comfortable surroundings and experience excellent service. It has become our favorite neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I hadn't been to Bistro Vendome for awhile, and must say it'll be a long time before I return. I was disappointed in the coq au vin. The chicken was dried out and the sauce dark, but tasteless.
The service was friendly and professional.
I used to go to Bistro Vendome a couple of times a month and knew a lot of the staff. On Friday night I didn't see one familiar face. Which leads me to the obvious-has the restaurant changed ownership or management? If so, the quality of what used to be a friendly neighborhood restaurant will be sorely missed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a lovely table for two downstairs. The service was attentive, and the food delicious. Had the tuna tartare and the Thai mussels. Both were outstanding.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I did a search for a last minute brunch in the neighborhood and found this little hidden gem. The food was delicious and had the best flavor. I found the prices to be below average, especially for the quality of food I received. The gentleman running the front of house was the most attentive to the customers I have seen in a long time, not to mention I admired his choice in bow tie.

What appeared to be a small quaint restaurant from the outside was actually a rather large layout with many different setting options and atmospheres.

I will definitely be back when the weather is better to enjoy the terrace, and to try frog legs for the first time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent. Unexpected value

Food was first rate from start to finish. Nice table, attentive staff

An absolute winner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Beautiful dining room, great food, wonderful service. Perfect in every way.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very enjoyable bistro experience.
Excellent menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

A fine place to dine and discuss personal and/or business matters with a friend or colleague.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fish was underdone and bloody.
They did not charge us for the fish

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Special liver dish was excellent. The Hostess and waiter were friendly and attentive and a rarity in New York dinning the waiter bought me a drink in appreciation for a compliment my date made of the excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We got to NYC on Sunday and dined at Bistro Vendome because my wife was craving Dover Sole. Much to our surprise, they also have a fish soup that was the best we have had other than in France or the Caribbean. I had the escargot which were superb, and delicious frogs legs! We had planned to eat at another French restaurant the following Thursday, but we enjoyed Bistro Vendome so much, we cancelled the other reservation and dined there again. My wife had the marvelous fish soup again, and a crab cake special, while I enjoyed the escargot once again, followed by the sea bass. Both nights we enjoyed a very refreshing Chablis from the wine list. I would like to be able to comment on the deserts, but we were so full, we could only read them from the menu! We will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We'd only been to the restaurant for lunch and brunch before (we love the skylight), but dinner was terrific and we will do it again soon. I thought I was going to have the mussels (6 versions) until I heard there was a tripe special. It was great. Rack of lamb was fine and chocolate fondant excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I was looking for a delicious French restaurant in the city and stumbled on this place through searching on open table. It was absolutely delicious. We started with escargot and that was perfect. Then got ceaser salads that were huge and fresh. For main dishes we got muscles in the Thai curry sauce that were to die for. One of us got the salmon dish that was also fresh and cooked well. We also got the sea bass which was perfectly cooked, tasty and filling. We got the chocolate fondant for dessert which was amazing. Such a fabulous meal, fantastic service and we will definitely be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always lovely.
Reliable food and service.
Sweet environment.
Neighborhood Gem

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always love this neighborhood gem. Food is consistently delicious and authentically French.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was very good. I always have the sewer line and that was good and my wife had the branzino - tasty. One of the reasons we went, was the memory of how delicious the escargot was – not this time. Tony and overcooked. 84 bucks a head, champagne 18 bucks a glass, and wth a good tip, 300 bucks for 2 for NY Eve dinner. It was worth maybe 200 total. Probably not going back if at all.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

fabulous brunch on weekends. first time for us at our favorite restaurant. great choices, good selection of beverages,reasonable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I met a friend for lunch at this cozy bistro. Authentic, relaxed with yummy food. I will go again.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have celebrated Christmas Day dinner at Bistro Vendome for the past 5 years. It is always excellent. The food is wonderful and the service is the best. We always look forward to our Christmas Day dinner each year. Merci beaucoup, Bistro Vendome!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My friend and I have a tradition to go to Bistro for Christmas Eve. This place never disappoints! The food is great , it's quiet , so u can hear yourself talk , friendly staff , nice wine selection. It's my favorite place to dine in NY

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Bistro Vendome is a neighborhood favorite! The Belgian bistro fare is consistently great! Atmosphere is also very quaint, especially in the summer time if you can get an outdoor table on the terrace. Noise level is low - Good Place to hang out with friends to catch up. Food is always excellent! My favorites: fish soup, escargots, scallops - to die for!! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food is always delightful, the service a bit spotty but fine this time. The lower level is freezing on such a cold night compared to the cosy upper level.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Just a awesome place !! Food and service is always fantastic !!! 5 Stars

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The staff is cordial and efficient. The setting is quiet with well prepared food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great grilled fish entree and great appetizers like tuna tartare or salads or soup to start Good food and experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

As always, a wonderful meal with wonderful and gracious service. Steak Tartare is fantastic. So is the Coq au Vin.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent time had by our team - able to discuss business and enjoy the atmosphere

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It is a lovely neighborhood favorite of ours.
We had the artichoke salad - which was delicious, nicely dressed
And the calamari special appetizer. It was light and nicely done.
The Dover sole muniere was delicious, but so large I couldn’t finish

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Authentic French cuisine right in our backyard. The food quality was superb! It’s worth the trip and don’t be disappointed by the building appearance. It’s very cosy inside.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent duck. Very tender. I was running late and they were still able to accommodate me on a Friday night!!!
Good specials. Attentive but not howering staff

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was a lively and lovely evening celebrating a dear friend birthday.... quietly yet deliciously!
A wonderful place with fabulous food! To die for artichoke salad and amazing mussels! Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

My favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints!
As always thefood was delicious, the service great. In all a wonderfulexperience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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