Bistro Vendome - NYC

4.7
1257 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 1257 people are saying
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vipmouche
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food!
Good service!

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Foodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Consistently good food and good atmosphere.Have been going there for years and it never loses it's charm.

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vipakarozlee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary lunch on the patio! Excellent and kind service. Delicious eats and ambience. Highly recommend!

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Luv2dine
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

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vipspinnerjk
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is consistently good. Ambiance is beautiful especially sitting upstairs outside.
The service was very poor tonight. Had to look for the waitress, no water glass refill. No one asked if we wanted another round of drinks. Had to find someone to get our check.
I will chalk this up to not an normal evening, this is the first time this happened in the many times I’ve eaten there. I certainly hope there’s no repeat performance of tonight.

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vipNYCLady
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We sat in the garden area on a perfect night. The scallops and mussels were amazing.

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vipLawrence
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you are on the East side around the 59th Street bridge, this is a great place to dine. Food and service are great.

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Serge
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic French cuisine is served with a warm welcome. Besides having great main courses, including off-menu specials, desserts were excellent, including profiteroles with a delicious chocolate sauce.

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vipbillk
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had to ask for ice 3x at an outdoor table in the sun
pate tasty but not compelling
duck confit tasty but small portions
Provençale mussels very good
extremely pricey water at $8.50 each

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vipNYCFoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have had many enjoyable meals at Bistro Vendome, but last night, they were definitely off their mark. While recognizing the shortage of service workers in NYC, the restaurant should not have fully booked itself, as service was definitely an issue. The final straw was having our server carrying on close to a 15 minute private conversation with another table, while we were trying to get our check to depart. I am hoping last night’s dismal service level was a one-off anomaly, as I have had so many outstanding experiences here.

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vipTomtom
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food prep and service are great. Food is wonderful! Back in NYC first time in a year and a half and Bistro Vendome had to be our first dinner.

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You can't go wrong with anything at this place. There is something for everyone.

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vippumpkin
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

ok as always. nothing exceptional but still very ok.

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vipJules
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great dining experience!

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viplittlebort
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bistro Vendome was back in full swing last night. Packed, both inside and out. Nonetheless, every member of the staff was still as lovely and accommodating as one could wish for. And, although I hadn’t been to Paris since January of last year, it felt like I had returned to a beloved neighborhood Parisian eatery in some quiet residential part of the 17th arrondissement. All food was good except for an Saharan dry confit de canard that was simply un-cuttable. And which was replaced, without an ounce of attitude, by a succulent plate of scallops. Most of the diners were locals who knew the owners, the staff, even the layout. They knew which table they wanted. That unfortunate duck dish aside, we couldn’t have asked for a pleasanter night out in NYC. And we were all eager to return again to that little bit of France in the east 50s.

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vipPatti
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Thought the food was mediocre and expensive but it was lovely to sit outside in the garden.

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vipbucky
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely restaurant with great warm ambience below the windows.
food was excellent as always.
service was excellent.
the drinks are great.

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vipsck412
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

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vipDina
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service from Lorenzo. Made our meal even more enjoyable.

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RaymondK
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bistro Vendome is quiet, have well spaced tables and a varied menu that will pease everyone. I have dined here on at least six occasions in the past two months and have never been unsatisfied with my meal or service.

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vipbucky
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love the restaurant. It has great ambience, with wonderful service. they never rush you through a meal. The serving staff is engaging, helpful and fun. The food is as good as anywhere in town.

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Michelle
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and lovely service. Lovely evening

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JNYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good French food. Feels like you're in Paris. Menu choices will satisfy pretty much everyone. Good range of wine choices, including affordable ones. Several options for outdoor eating as well. I'm definitely a repeat diner!

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joelv
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service..We had a great time and we highly recommend this restaurant.
We will return often..The chef is amazing!

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vipLarry
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bistro Vendome consistently serves some of the best traditional French food in New York. The frogs legs are better than the ones we had in Paris when we could still travel there. The wines offered by the glass are perfect accompanyment to their food. The salads, especially the the artichoke, with the fresh artichoke peeled and the leaves presented surrounding the artichoke heart and greens in the center, was imaginative and flavorful. All main courses were excellent and well priced.
The dessert selection was made difficult by the wide variety of choices. Our choice, the profiteroles, had a light and flaky shell with superb chocolate sauce. Not the usual French restaurant rubber pastry shell with second rate chocolate. And given that we were dining in their hut in the street parking spot, it was still a wonderful dining experience. Great to have, what we hope is, our last meal in their New York dining shack built in the street during Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service.

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MayS
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Bistro Vendome. We had a lovely dinner. Food was great ,as was the service. I had the scallops with an orzo porcini risotto, which was outstanding. I loved it. My husband had the duck confit, also terrific. I can see this restaurant becoming one of our favorites.

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Claudia
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect neighborhood bistro.
Great mussels in a variety of options.

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vipBarbaraF
New York Area
455 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated in the front of the building int the outdoor section. It was very attractive and the heat warmers were effective. Two of us ate escargot and mussels with fries and salad. The third had salad to start followed by bronzino . The food was all very good.

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vipFreddy
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was a family meal celebrating the recovery from a frightening bicycle accident.
It was a great success.

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vipbucky
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem on the east side of nyc. Fantasy food great ambience. Service is great. The servers are regularly checking on you. The food is fantastic French food. Great drinks.

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vipMpsp
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We usually have great service but last time we were ignored and when we finally got someone we were told they were short staffed. We would understand that if someone had just told us in advance and not let us sit for 20 minutes with no menus, offer or drinks or explanation of staff shortage (which no one else seemed to have and the restaurant was busy but not full). Once we told them everything went smoothly and food was as excellent as ever. We know staffing is a problem these days for many restaurants but communication is needed by the restaurant to customers!

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vipIdoc
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fabulous stuffed chicken with wild mushrooms. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding coming from the hospitality industry, everything was on point, will be back in a jiffy

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led260
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Bistro Vendome. The food was excellent and the service was amazing! The outdoor/sidewalk dining worked well and made us feel very safe. I would highly recommend Bistro Vendome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience! Food was delicious, especially the clams, and they made us feel right at home. 100% would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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vipSpeedyponchales
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great tasting food and excellent service. Best bang for your buck in Manhattan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is like being in France. Everything is amazing from food to service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant. Pea soup wasn’t to our guest liking, but all else was good.

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 1257 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.