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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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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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

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Romantic (45)
Good for a Date (42)
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Authentic (41)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Worth the Drive (27)
Cozy (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Notable Wine List (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Business Meals (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Good for Groups (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Casual (7)
Live Music (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Tulsa)·Dined 3 days ago

The meal was poorly paced. We went to dinner there on a Saturday, and the entire meal too one hour. The restaurant is more concerned with turning the tables over then a properly paced meal in the true French style which they attempt to pull off. This was not the actions of one waiter, but as we observed other tables around us the same rush was going on. Overall the menu, ambiance, and energy should have made this meal a winner. However, due to the rush and lack of a attention to pacing the meal, I would not go back. There are too many great restaurants in the Dallas area to put up with this unprofessional move.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of our favorite restaurant :-) The food is great with some unique choices. It can get pretty busy on the weekends so it's good to have a reservation. We try to come a little earlier in the evening.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

We really love this French restaurant. We hadn't been for dinner in a while, so We decided to go back. We ordered the terraine and the warm goat cheese salad as starters. Then, we split the Dover sole. Absolutely great! Finally the Grand Marnier shuffle to share. Wine prices are also very reasonable. We'll be back. Thanks for a great meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Love how we are always made to feel special......the cassoulette was fabulous!
The frog legs...the best!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

We dine at Lavendou often and the food is consistently good and the menus well thought out. We had an out-of-town guest who is a great fan of cooking from the South of France. I always appreciate Lavendou's cassoulet during the winter and we agreed to have dinner there to enjoy a hearty meal on a coooold winter night. Everything was great except the service. Our waiter made an otherwise enjoyable event and unpleasant experience. He was brusque to the point of being rude. I think he was miffed that we didn't order a bottle of wine; however, our guest doesn't drink and I was driving and don't drink when I drive (I'm 80 and I don't need anything else to "impair" my reactive ability behind the wheel)...my wife didn't want to consume a bottle of wine (which was being pushed) and chose not to have a glass of wine since she would have to consume it alone...this somehow made the waiter unhappy (tip?) and he jerked the wine list from the table with such force I thought it would go sailing through the air. We ordered starters, main courses, and our guest had dessert. Again, the waiter was miffed that he couldn't push a soufflé. After he took our order, we didn't see our waiter again at our table until he delivered the check. The room was not so busy that he couldn't stop to see if we were pleased with our meal. He didn't.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Had not been to Lavendou in a long time (due to long drive) and will certainly be back AND
tell all my friends how good it is! We were there to celebrate a special birthday and were all
impressed with the food and service, along with the reasonable noise level and
lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was not our first visit, and it was as good or better than the last time. The ambiance, service and food were outstanding. There is strict attention to each element of the dinner which makes the evening a true memory. This was the second time that we had Danny as out waiter. He is personable and goes out of his way to make the evening special. We will request him in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is always prepared perfectly and the service is excellent. If you haven't tried Lavendou, you are missing out on one Dallas' best restaurants.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our first visit on this year's D Magazine Top 50. It was a great neighborhood find. They have been serving great french cuisine for 21 years. Pietro walked me through the heavily French centric wine list, and we had a great Bordeaux with the hose special filet.

There were clearly tons of repeat customers who all seemed to know the owners and wait staff on a personal basis. Our waiter has been there the entire 21 years and did a great job at making us feel welcome and at home.

We will definitely be repeat customers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great restaurant. Nice atmosphere. Has a nice buzz but not too noisy. Dressy but not too dressy. Food and service are fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

the food was excellent and the service outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food & Service. What else wold you want?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food and service every time I've dined here!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants ❣
French Onion soup and filet with peppercorns is our favorite!

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Authentic seasonal French cuisine. Classic guitar adds classy ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The best French restaurant in Dallas! Been going here for 15 years. Consistently great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have had many excellent meals at Lavendou -- this one topped even the best previous ones.
Excellent presentation, service and food quality. Our waiter Rafael ranked as excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good French cuisine. Good service and more than adequate portions. Exceywine list at reasonable prices.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My first visit to Lavendou was 22 years and many meals ago. It’s consistently excellent. I’ll be enjoying meals there 22 years from now. Excellent food, service, and ambiance! Pascal Cayet is in institution!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Magnifique!
Romantic, delicious, excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great meal - great fun. Great waiter.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Family celebration

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I went here with my husband on our first anniversary. This place is AMAZING! Great service, the food is delicious, we could cut our steak & medallions with a FORK! And the deserts... just mouthwatering. I would recommend this place to everyone. We will definitely be returning!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was great and our server, Rafael, was fantastic!! We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Really fabulous food. Service is always excellent regardless of how busy they are. Decor is very attractive and inviting. Lunch and dinner are both perfect. Haven't been for afternoon tea but look forward to trying that soon.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always the best of everything!! We always love coming to Lavendous for the holidays.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had read many reviews about Lavendou Bistro and was very excited about dining their. Our server was rude, I’ll- mannered and rushed us. We weren’t the only people who were subjected to his rudeness. I actually witnessed Gumm tapping his watch and instructing the diners next to us to order because “...the restarting has many reservations tonight” (Geez). He never made eye contact with me, rushed us, etc.
The food was good. My son esp enjoyed the escargot, frog legs and quail salad.
I read countless lovely reviews about the French onion soup. It was a disappointment.
Sadly, it was a lack luster experience. We won’t go there again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was great and wait staff was fantastic They were extremely efficient while never feeling rushed

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

great place to eat and meet friends, the food is wonderful, the wine list varies and the staff is very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The duck with wild rice was superb! Great wine choices and great service. Love the Tuesday night live music too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Lovely meal, excellent selection for lunch, delicious desserts. Country French decor. Nice service, just enough attention to keep table happy without being obtrusive. Dining room noisy and very busy, but could overlook noise factor with another taste of their outstanding entrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Wonderful place to eat.
food is super as well as the service

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food is great!!! Service not so much. No water refill and plates were stacked up at the table. Then we were rushed out during dessert. It’s a Saturday night during the holidays. You all need to be a bit more accommodating to your guests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Absolutely great environment and food. Great for special occasions or outing with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

While the food was delicious, the service was rather brusque. Although The restaurant had plenty of open tables we were rushed through our meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Pascal Cayat and Lavendou present an authentic French culinary experience with wonderful bistro style ambience, an excellent wine list with a variety of french selections. The menu is equally authentic, well thought out and expertly prepared. All year is great, but Holiday Season transports you back to Paris!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I have had good experiences here in recent visits. The last one presnted some disappointments. The Chef Menu price went up (which is not the problem), but at the same time the portions and size of the fish has been cut smaller.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

As usual our dining experience was wonderful. Great service and the food was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been coming to Lavendou for years. It is the quintessential French restaurant, not pretentious, just good food. The standards are old school French, and I would enjoy seeing healthier updates to the recipes, but they taste marvelous anyway. I will continue to be a regular customer!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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