About Lavendou Bistro

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.

19009 Preston Rd. Ste 200
Dallas, TX 75252
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Closed on Sunday

Cross Street:
Frankfort

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 248-1911

Website:
http://www.lavendou.com/

Executive Chef:
François Soyez

Private Party Facilities:
Private room can seat up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Pascal Cayet: (888) 564-4131

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

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Details
Mon - Tue 8:00PM - 8:00PM

Wed - Thu 8:30PM - 8:30PM

Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 9:30PM

Lavendou Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for a Date (44)
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Romantic (41)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Authentic (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Cozy (28)
Great for Lunch (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Business Meals (15)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Live Music (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall good. The food is excellent. Leftovers are packaged without the sauces, physically served, on the dish. WHY?

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Always glad to see cool weather arrive. That means cassoulet is on the menu. Always great and never a disappointment.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great, never disappoints - brought a out of Townes and they loved it!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

It does not get much better than this!

Great way to celebrate our anniversary with good friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

A consistently great local French restaurant. Great ambiance solid staff great duck.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite restaurant for a very nice dinner out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Dined there before. Greeted by hostess, seated in two minutes, waiter came by quickly to ask about drinks, special occasion, etc.
Food is delicious, served expertly. Lots of wines and drinks to choose from. Apple tart and soufflé were great ending. Atmosphere is charming. Manager(owner) dropped by to enquirer about meal.
Our waiter, Bernie, was attentive and mindful of our needs.
Overall a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful venue have been eating well for over 10 years. Excellent for business and personal gatherings.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I went to Lavendou Bistro last Saturday for a date night. The ambiance and energy were great and we had a back corner table. Our waiter was attentive and professional. The food exceeded our expectations from the goat cheese salad, onion soup, veal and beef entrees, and the Grand Marnier souffle to cap it off. Essentially, we loved it! Would recommend this bistro to anyone in search of authentic French food in DFW.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Absolutely wonderful dinner celebrating friends' birthdays. Food, wine, and service was perfection. Would definitely recommend.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our friend used to live in Plano and frequented Lavendou but has since moved elsewhere. He was thrilled to be back and the 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, as well as the country -style french cuisine. The blue and white theme still holds up well after all these years! Scallops, veal, fish and more. The menu is filled with specials so you will have plenty of options, even if vegan.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Once again a most delightful and memorable dinner. The food was exquisite, service impeccable (thank you Daniel), ambiance perfect. Lavendou French Bistro is a treasure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lavendou was excellent as always. Service is attentive, but not overly so. The food was superb. Classic French food prepared the classic way. No trendy fusion food here. Try the Tart Flambé as an appetizer - this used to be Andre Soltner’s signature dish during the heyday of Lutece - it’s an Alsace classic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Ambiance was outstanding! Food was delicious! The service was great and attentive! And the live music of Anda Loup was the cherry on top! We’re definitely going back for more. Don’t forget to try the soufflé. Deeeeeeelish!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went for our first time and had high expectations. The wine list is extensive and my husband wanted to make the perfect choice and tried to discuss options with our waiter, but he showed no interest or knowledge about the fine at the restaurant. My sole was a disappointment, and the soufflés were undercooked.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service! Nice ambience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had been here before with friends. The food is always good. I brought a client for her birthday. She used to live in Paris, France. She said the food and atmosphere were very authentic to the south of France.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Dinner was fine but service was slow to start until our normal waiter saw us.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing experience. The restaurant is beautiful and the food even better. The waitstaff were very attentive and genuinely invested in us enjoying our meal. I cant say enough good things about this restaurant.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were seated in a comfortable back area that aloud conversation.
We had drinks before dinner which were excellent. Our main course was prompt and delicious.
We had an excellent bottle of wine.
Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We celebrated a friend’s birthday here and had a very good time. Two of us had an Alsatian charcuterie special with sausages and sauerkraut; the other two had sauteed tilapia. We were each happy with our selections. The service was attentive and helpful. The souffles were a highlight.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always good food and good service - one of our favorites in the Dallas area

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our first visit but it won't be the last. Great menu and staff. We were there on a Tuesday night when they had live music- Patrick- fantastic guitar.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Amazing service, excellent food. I just wish I saved room for dessert. Will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great night for dining on their patio. good recommendation on a french wine.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Celebrated our 15th anniversary. The food was authentic French cuisine with wonderful sauces.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I shared our wedding anniversary dinner there. They gave us a cosy corner and really great service - not too intrusive but attentive. Having spent many summers in Provence, we were so happy to find the cooking authentic, and high quality, with some great flavor combinations. I had canard with cassis jus and it was divine!
Also, they put a candle into my soufflé for us!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The lamb shank and peppercorn filet were wonderful (as always), tender and juicy. Also the wine, dessert, salad, and soup were delicious. We'll return soon.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Pascal has done and kept an excellent menu with good service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best restaurant in Dallas.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

One of the best French places in Dallas Ft. Worth. You can not go wrong here...good wine list as well...music on weekends

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

another excellent evening. The lamb shank was most tender and flavorful.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fabulous service, food and ambiance! The proprietor talked with us for a while and ensured our experience was memorable. Finally found a place for an authentic European cappuccino! Must try this place!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Well prepared French standards as well more adventuresome fare. We go for the ambience, the wine list and the dependable French cuisine and fresh salad ingredients. Wait Staff is usually delightful and always competent.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Lavendou is one of the best restaurants in Dallas. I travel extensively and rate Lavendou at the top of the list of many of the excellent restaurants I have experienced anywhere. The food is always outstanding, the service is impeccable and the ambiance is just right for a relaxed sumptuous dining experience. This is my go-to choice for special occasions, taking business colleagues to dinner, and just a wonderful meal with friends. It is not inexpensive but you get everything you pay for and more. One of my favorites is the Dover Sole -- you cannot get authentic Dover Sole very often and this is as good as any in Paris. And no need to comment about their dessert souffles because they re indescribably delicious. If you haven't been, go soon and then keep going back!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

It was pretty empty during lunch hour, 5 tables, and 2 servers plus the owner and the metradee. But we have to constantly wave for service. We ordered steak and mussels. Steak was extremely salty and mussels were tiny.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent restaurant. One of the best in Dallas. Outstanding food, prepared by experts. Attentive service.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Lovely restaurant. I met my wife for lunch. They were not very busy and lots of great open tables. For some strange reason they sat us right by the entry to the kitchen, beside a fabric screen, and the water station. Great view of kitchen activity and noise. Maybe they don't like our looks and gave us the worst table in the house? The tomato basil soup and crepes were delicious! The decor is lovely and it could have been much more enjoyable. Of course, my bad for not asking to move. C'est la vie...

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Absolutely love everything about this restaurant. Excellent food, service and ambiance.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food is excellent, service is friendly and very helpful

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