Lavendou Bistro

4.8
3329 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
*** High Tea is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Please indicate on your reservation that you are reserving for High Tea. 24 hours notice is required to book a High Tea reservation as our Pastry Chef prepares all sandwiches and pastries daily. ***

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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vipHot2go
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to come to Lavendou Bistro. The decor is so welcoming and makes us feel like we're on a trip in Strasbourg! Last night, we celebrated a birthday and had delicious food and great service for our party of six. It's one of our favorite places to dine in Dallas area.

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vipkevinn
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic country French cuisine.
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
Helped in selection of bottled wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down our favorite restaurant in the DFW area. The service is always impeccable, the food delectable ,and you can actually have a conversation without shouting over noise. We’ve been coming here for years and will continue to do so.

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vipPattiO
Dallas
229 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another enjoyable evening at Lavendou. The tomato mozzarella salad was wonderful. My husband had the 8 oz filet with peppercorn sauce that came with steamed vegetables and French fries. It was a cooked perfectly. I enjoyed the smoked salmon that was lite and delicious. The restaurant was busy so it's a good idea to have a reservation.

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vipRecommended
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and consistently excellent! One of our favorites for a nice lunch or dinner. The service is very professional and knowledgeable.

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OJFL
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and the ambiance very good.

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YvonneS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food. Saturday night - a little noisy.

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BenjaminM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My wife and I loved every aspect and we were equally happy on previous visits. My wife ordered the Tournedos of Beef and I ordered Filet of Sole, not the Dover Sole, which I will try on our next visit. It was all delicious and I didn't mind that I was actually served Trout as was indicated on our receipt with **FIRE, instead of Filet of Sole.

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vipBobT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have yet to have less than a great experience at Lavendou. We’re fans!

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Bill
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed having Theo take care of us. It was my great nieces 16th birthday and he made her feel extra special.
Our first and only problem at Lavendou was we were seated next to the back room. After we were seated a noisy crowd came in which made it hard for us to have a quite dinner.

Thanks you Theo!

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vipFudeDude
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Easily the best service and the finest food in Dallas.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Got the wrong quiche. Ordered Loraine and got chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate my son’s birthday. Always a treat to dine at Lavendou.

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DonM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! It was a full house the night we were there so it was a little loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating anniversary

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sniffle
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful dining experience in every coarse and aspect. Beef Bourguignon, Scallops, Tournedos, and lamb were all enjoyed. Thank you to Daniel our waiter and everyone else in this seasoned team.

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vipPattiO
Dallas
230 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Lavendou is always a special night out. The wine, food, and service is exceptional, and all of the staff is very attentive to everyone. It is crowded on weekends so be sure to make a reservation. Thank you Pascal for an amazing place to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very loud. Service was good but rushed. Food was very good in general.

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vipMoeRalicous
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French Restaurant in Dallas. The food is authentic, every sauce is on point (which is what makes it the best). All servers are experienced and been there for a long time. Prices on food and wine list are way better compared to some of the trendy French bistros. You won't be disappointed!

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LeonW
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You'll truly love the food and ambience. Pascal does a super job for his customers.

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GregoryK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Be patient through the thick French accents and always get the soufflé

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster bisque was phenomenal. The Coquilles St Jacques was delicious and the scallops were cooked to perfection. The Dover sole was very good but I will probably try the duck or lamb next time I go. It was very good but the lobster and scallops were the stars. many French speaking customers which should tell you something

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harveyp
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get dinner. Very relaxing atmosphere. We sat at the bar and ate. The service was great. Would recommend it to anyone.

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KateF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was a mixed result. Tenderloin was excellent but mixed vegetables and French fries tasted like they came from a bag from Kroger. Disappointed.

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vipDallasFoodie
Dallas
100 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

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JohnandSandeefromDallas
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel provided excellent service and made my wife’s birthday a very special evening.

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vipPattiO
Dallas
230 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with a friend and celebrated my birthday. We both had the delicious chicken, spinach, mushroom crepes with french fries, and shared an apricot tart. Robert and Gigi gave us excellent service as always and the waitstaff was very attentive.

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PatrickE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nicely decorated, country style restaurant offering a number of French dishes. There is a covered outside patio with tall flower pots providing good privacy. We went for dinner and the restaurant was quite busy. Tables are too close together and the light is so low as if they want to save on electricity, not romantic. The owner should consider candles/lights on each table. Service: Ok, but dishes were served very quickly - why? We are not in a rush at dinner... Food: We had GoatCheese salad, which was fine and 'Terrine Maison' which was disappointingly dry, not the way you would get it in France. Main course: 'Trout Armandine' was good, mostly thanks to a lot of butter. 'Filet de Sole' was fine, a bit too much cream maybe. Dessert: 'Poire du Lavandou' was an americanized version of traditional French desert: Too much whipped cream and icecream on a bland pear. This place has potential - with a few adjustments I would recommend it.

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vipPattiO
Dallas
230 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow ... Lavendou is always excellent. It is crowded so be sure to make a reservation. Another fun evening and a big "thank you" to Pascal and his wonderful staff.

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vipDave
Dallas
95 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy night but still great service and hospitality

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ANDREWC
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rightfully packed on Saturday night as they continue to deliver the best French dining experience in Dallas. The grilled sardine appetizer special excelled and I plan to try it at home!

The crusty French bread remains a timeless pleasure as are the dessert soufflés.

A special shout out for the huge wine list. We had a bottle of a 2017 Guillaume Gonnet red Southern Rhône from the commune of Rasteau. A great match with the sardines, leg of lamb, and duck.

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IanC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both enjoyed our initial experience very much. My wife was delighted to find that soft shelled crabs, her favorite were a special. They were perfectly cooked and we can't wait to return. Our only complaint was a fairly high level of noise as it was Saturday night and PACKED.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from arrival .. appetizers.. entree and dessert were memorable.. service was excellent !! Excellent experience.. thank you

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VanessaH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just discovered our new date night place! Food was amazing, Eric took great care of us and the atmosphere was wonderful!! It was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. We are already looking forward to our next visit!!

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Samuel
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in North Dallas. Our “special occasion” place for many years.

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Pali
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I was surprised the crepes seemed thick , heavy and over salted. Been here many times for years. However I have not been to Lavendou for many years. Such a lovely place to dine too !

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite French bistro! Friendly and helpful staff, great food, wide selection of wines. Can be a little noisy, but not too bad.

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Mimi
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and attentive service.

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vipAncientone
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our evening. The staff was so nice and the food outstandin

FAQs

Lavendou Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 248-1911.

Lavendou Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 3329 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.