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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Romantic (54)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
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Good for a Date (43)
Authentic (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Worth the Drive (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Cozy (28)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Great for Lunch (20)
Business Meals (18)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Live Music (12)
Casual (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Fun (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Good food. I like snails. The server took our picture.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

One of my all time favorites. It did not disappoint

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine's Day

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day and Anniversaeies

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

We always have a great meal at Lavendou. Comfortable bistro atmosphere. Quality of food and preparation is excellent. Everyone should eat here at least once.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Arrived for our Valentine’s Day lunch and was greeted by a nice host and seated for our reservation time slot. Food was (and always has been) very tasty. I think they might need to consider more servers during special event days like VDay since they were packed and service was a little slow. I did not get a water refill which would really be my only complaint. Server was courteous and tried to get the order taken and the check back but was very busy with all his tables.
I would go back again but will try a normal night. I would (and have) recommend them to a friend or family for dining.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day lunch. Staff was very busy. Hard to wave one down when we needed refills, etc. Waitstaff practiced avoiding eye contact with everyone. Bread was excellent . Salad was ‘tired’ and had to be returned to the kitchen for a fresh one.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first visit, and we enjoyed everything about it. The food, service, music, and dessert exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. We will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, a great experience! Loved the food, atmosphere, wine, apertifs and dessert! Great place to go to be cared for by a wonderful group of people!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely live the ambiance and the service. Wonderful wine selection. Wish I would leave room for the desserts.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious French Bistro. All dishes were prepared to order and our waiter was the ultimate professional.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went to Lavendou Bistro for an early Valentine's Day dinner this weekend and enjoyed our time so much! Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. We hope to be back soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food. Perfect to celebrate with another couple- noise level allows for conversation. Great N. Dallas location

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love it and is our go to place for special occasions

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent is an understatement! Great service, food was delicious,price reasonable for what we got. My wife and I will be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

I've been here twice now and both times were great experiences overall. The staff is very nice and accommodating. The only thing I would note is that I would have liked it if the staff were a little more attentive. First time they were excellent, but this more recent visit not as much. It was still a great experience and love the afternoon high tea here. I will definitely be back and try their dinner menu as well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were served promptly and courteously. The menu at lunch was good offering a variety of foods. Food was served hot . Desert was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It is my favorite restaurant! We love the food, the service, the ambiance and we always celebrate special occasions there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Lavendou is one of my favorite restaurants! The food is always fabulous and the service is impeccable.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Absolutely my favorite

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lavendou has a wonderful menu. We love the food. It is a good spot for lunch or dinner. We ordered beef and lamb. Both were cooked perfectly. Pommes frites are a definite must have on the menu. The souffles we ordered for dessert were delicious.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and superb service! A wonderful place for wonderfully prepared fine cuisine.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Almost too hard to decide what to order since excellent selections abound from appetizers, entrees, and desert. Attentive service. Best place in Dallas for escargot. Desserts are ridiculously good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a lovely diner at Lavendou Bistro. It features traditional French cuisine. The food was delicious. The atmosphere is quant and comfortable. Don’t be put off by the neighborhood... you will find a delightful restaurant inside.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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 6, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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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 (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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 (Miami)·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 2, 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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