Lavendou Bistro

4.7
2667 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Lavendou, a retreat into the French countryside - a place where life is savored as much as the food. Lavendou is thoroughly French, from the inviting decor to the gracious service and authentic cuisine. But don't expect it to be pretentious. Owner Pascal Cayet is dedicated to providing service that is friendly and efficient. And you will find Chef François Soyez's menu to be deliciously approachable. Serving the lighter fare of Southern France, Lavendou offers many items to tempt your taste buds.

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Mon - Tue 8:00PM - 8:00PM
Wed - Thu 8:30PM - 8:30PM
Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 9:30PM

What 2667 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dallas
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I really enjoy going here. The food is always good and not overpriced

TM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theo always makes is special. It never dissapoints.

JP
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to dine in the lovely setting of Lavendou. I succumbed to mussels and the devine Apricot tart.

V
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Can't wait to go back! Waiter was young, fresh, and new; but will be a great server with a little more experience. I loved this place. The musician was exceptional!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knowledgeable waiter who had good suggestions to meet our requests. Guitar player was a pleasant treat

RS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in N.Dallas/Plano area. Consistently great food, the best french onion soup in Dallas, and excellent service.

SC
New England
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was EXCELLENT. The best restaurant I've been to in Dallas so far. The owner of the restaurant is French and many of the wait staff and customers, too!

The bread tastes like it is from France or New York... definitely nothing like you ever taste in Dallas. The scallop, shrimp, mushroom, spinach in a cream sauce with a puff pastry is to die for. Also, the escargot was amazing! My husband got the duck and lobster bisque and they were both delightful! The desserts and cappuccinos were also so good. I love creme brulee and this one was a hit!

I took off 1 star for service as the hostess is a bit clueless. It was our one-year anniversary as we indicated on the reservation and she gave us a table by the kitchen (only really bad one in the entire place) where waitresses and waiters butts would constantly be in your face. This was after she told us, "I see your reservation. Go to the bar, I have two tables before you to sit." That was a bit odd of wording. Also, we got to the bar and wanted to order a bottle of wine (as we knew we would have more at dinner) and the gentlemen told us that "they prefer you to order a bottle of wine at the table", only a glass here. So, these beginnings snafus were a bit odd to me, but the food and wait service after more than made up for it. Pascal, the owner, also brought us complimentary sparkling wine and asked many times if we enjoyed our meal as he wanted to make up for the poor hostess experience in the beginning.

SC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. Wine was superb. Steak was slightly over cooked but still very tender. Vegetable tart was lovely. Would come again

PM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and excellent French-inspired cuisine in a comfortable environment. Service is top-notch.

PO
Dallas
168 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent every time. Wonderful restaurant and great staff.

B
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious., the service impeccable - only regret that there is no way to control the noise level. Will definitely go back, though.

KW
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant Week. Great meal as always.

RL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lavendou is a charming bistro in suburban Dallas. The food and the service were very good.

M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week. 3 courses, all delicious. The escargot was the best I ever had, and dipping the bread in the sauce... fabulous!!! The beef was excellent and I had the apple tart for dessert. All for $49...so good.

CP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food and Service was excellent. However the extremely high noise level made it impossible to have a conversation. Had to shout at waitress to be understood. Was expecting a high-end, French restaurant with ambiance suitable for a leisurely, relaxing, romantic dinner with drinks and wine. What we got instead was the noise level of a crowed sports bar during a championship game. Despite the quality of food and service, I would not recommend to someone looking for a nice evening out with significant other.

AO
Dallas
163 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very pleased with our visit to the Bistro. The food was excellent. Authentic French food. The wine list is nice. The souffles are outstanding. Our service was great!

R
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

As usual the food was outstanding. However, the service was extremely slow. We waited almost 20 minutes between our first course and our main course. The same was true for the wait time between our main course and dessert. On the other hand this is Restaurant Week in Dallas and the restaurant was completely full. Only one empty table on the way out. They seemed to have plenty of personnel taking orders and serving. It looks like the problem might have been in the kitchen. They got bombed.

AY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

I will not go there again. Thanks

AM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant! The food and the service is superb! Will come again.

AT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The customer service was outstanding. Great vibe from the get go on a busy Friday night. Overall the food was great and the portions size are very generous. Only complaint I had was the the rack of lamb not tasting as good as I hoped. Who knows though, being from New Zealand my expectations from lamb are very high. Would definitely recommend Lavendou.

DK
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Unlike our many previous visits here, we had a bad experience. I ordered ribeye and they served me NY Strip. I told the waiter, whose name was Daniel. He went into the kitchen and told the chef, who responded that it was a Ribeye with all the fat trimmed off. I have been eating rib steaks an NY strips every week for years. I know the difference. The chef did not come out and look at the steak. Daniel did not offer us a wine list, never offered to refill our drinks, was very slow. A bad night, only partially offset by our many good experiences here.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! Delicious food with delightful German waiter. Obviously popular eating venue. We will return!!

E
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and so was the service. It was our first time there and we had the restaurant week menu and it was fantastic! Pork chops were good and hubby loved the beef tenderloin. Our waitress was very attentive to our needs and was great conversation.

PO
Dallas
169 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a 2 1/2 hr lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in over a year. Wonderful food and service, and we never felt rushed. We both love Lavendou!

g
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t miss with a Lavendou dinner. Everything was as good as could be expected. Will be back again soon.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily the best meal I've ever had the pleasure of taking in. Everything was SURPRISINGLY good. I expected quality, based on friends' recommendations, but WOW! The merlot butter on the ribeye, alone, is worth coming back for. The scallops were huge, and seared perfectly. The escargot came in a delicious garlic and herb butter. The lamb was cooked to perfection, and the ratatouille is the best I've ever had.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food was tasty.

CE
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual great food and service. Some the best in this area every time

SA
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasquale & his team never fail to deliver. Great food excellent wine & impeccable service.

JC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

As always the food and preparation was outstanding

HK
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lavendou is always something to look forward to. The food is impeccable as is the wine list. We drive over an hour to come to eat at this restaurant to meet friends there. It is a delight. The noise level was a little loud on the night we were there, which is unusual to be that loud. But we realized it was restaurant week. So that may have been the reason. But the service was excellent. Looking forward to our next night out at Lavendou.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food as always was amazing but new waiter was really struggling. He was nice but struggled to remember to bring items asked for and slow service

d
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service We had Geraldine and she was the best. The fish my husband had was the best he said. I had a steak with mushroom sauce and it was wonderful, the french fries are by far the best in Dallas. Try to go at least 7 or 8 times a year.

l
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The server forgot my wine, but brought it once he was reminded, after the apps, when our food came

e
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, beautiful music, great ambiance!

JC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Good Food. Great staff. Our waiter had over 30 years with this restaurant!

DH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

LC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, in all aspects.
We go often, and thoroughly enjoy the people, the food, and the setting. Ever evolving wine list that is diverse very fairly priced.

M
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is consistently excellent and they have a great selection on their menu. I highly recommend this restaurant.

NC
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Have been to this restaurant before. It is a charming bistro and has great ambience. However this time the service was not very good. I had to keep asking for the server instead of having the proper table side attention. The food was fine but not quite as impressive for the price.

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