Lavendou Bistro

4.8
2969 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipPattiO
Dallas
198 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lavendou is wonderful every time. The staff is so attentive and Pascal, the owner, checks on each table making sure they are satisfied or need anything. A wonderful restaurant for any occasion. It's best to make a reservation. You won't be disappointed.

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vipBrad
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I liked the atmosphere, but the service and food was not amazing. Our waiter was hard to understand and not very good a communicating for wine selections.

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NandDfromFloMo
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just what we wanted to celebrate my husband’s birthday with our grown children. The environment was cozy and intimate, the food was absolutely spectacular, and the service was attentive and friendly (but not too much so). We enjoyed everything about it - from the escargot to the apple tart - yum!

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vipPattiO
Dallas
199 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Osso Bucco was cooked perfectly and served with pappardelle pasta that was excellent. The food is always excellent at Lavendou and there are so many items to choose from.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot for a romantic date in Dallas

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vipCDD248
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio, which is decorated very attractively. Inside is attractive too, but we are avoiding indoor seating due to Covid. Service was attentive. All the food we had was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice service. Definitely coming back.

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robert
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS GREAT AND DELICIOUS FOOD, HAVE BEEN GOING FOR A LONG TIME.

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AntoniaP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wine pairing suggestions. Service was excellent!! Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the choices on the menu. Despite its location, the ambiance on the patio was quite comfy. Will definitely be going back.

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vipSusie
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration!! Ambiance very French yet friendly, service very attentive, and food excellent. One of our favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff were professional and prompt. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Hope to come back again soon!

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vipAceOne
Dallas
205 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lavendau Bistro was very good. The have authentic French food. The food was well prepared. Our service was quite good. The wine list is good. We had the Gran Mariner Souffle and found it to be excellent.

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vipPaul
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lavendou has always been a favorite for special dinner occasions, but I’ve had lunch there on a whim, and it was every bit as good as the dinner service. Pascal runs a tight ship, and is always circulating amongst the tables, ensuring everything is excellent.
If you haven’t had the Dover Sole, you are missing out!

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deannab
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good! Service was ok, but food was great. Highly recommend the duck!

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Seafooddivine
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and fun on patio.

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ruby
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, steak came at perfect temperature. Very good serving size of food.
Desserts were the bomb.

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review
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite quant restaurant for French food.
Amazing mussels, fries, onion soup, great service.

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vipPattiO
Dallas
199 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and the staff is wonderful. A perfect evening!

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TracyL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Enjoyed the food, too. Had the steamed mussels, cheese plate, specialty fish, and of course two desserts. We enjoyed the French ambiance and especially the waiter. He was a Belgium gentleman who was an absolute delight. We especially loved the signature dessert, chocolate mousse with cappuccinos. We will be back with our teenage daughter soon.

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vipBeenThere
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, as was the duck, the filet of sole, vegetables, and grand mariner souffle.

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DianaP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I ordered a special which was a veal dish. I've had veal many times before but this was a little bit tough . I was disappointed in that. Everything else was very good.

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Qbee
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Fete de la Choucroute and it was amazing. All 4 courses were delicious and prepared to perfection. Our french waiter was the best part. He was so charming and generous and made our evening very special. We sat outside with heaters and felt very comfortable and safe. It was a great experience for us celebrating our friend's 70th birthday.

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vipTammyM
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theo and Pascale never disappoint! Everything was fantastic. Mussels, Tornedous, fritte, sole, souffles - everything!

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vipPattiO
Dallas
199 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Lavendou at least twice a month. The roasted duck, filet of sole with crabmeat, salmon, steak, etc. are wonderful and cooked perfectly. You can never go wrong with Lavendou. Always first5 class. We are looking forward to returning next weekend to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary!

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vipmusicandwine
Dallas
137 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Special Alsace dinner was fantastic! A change from the normal menu. This is the best French restaurant in Dallas.

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Mshbnyehud
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic French cuisine. Sat outside on a large patio, in the midst of a brisk Northern breeze, buffeted by strategically placed portable propane heaters. Service was exceptional. Food was beautifully prepared and presented. Loved the onion soup gratinee, the roasted chicken and tomato/mozzarella salad. Cappuccino after arrived steaming hot and very tasty. Lots of other menu items to explore next time.

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AleksandrM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Bit pricey, but totally worth it.
Delicious food and excellent service.
They also handled COVID precautions well. The tables are well spaced, everybody is wearing masks. The guests distancing also helps with the noise level.
Will come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. My new French and date restaurant!

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JimS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there several times over the last 10 years. They are always great. We will look forward to our next visit.

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viptexasT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We treated friends to a lovely dinner at Lavendou and they were very, very pleased commenting on the excellent service and superior food. Good Job Lavendou Bistro!

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vipMikeH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first met Pascal in 1988 at Chez Gerard at Knox and McKinney. We left Dallas for many years and have now returned. My wife and I had our first date at Chez Gerard, and celebrated our 31st anniversary at Lavendou Bistro this week. The food, service and ambience were wonderful, with all the same attention to detail we enjoyed at Chez Gerard many years ago. We were also delighted to again have the opportunity to visit personally with Pascal during our visit. Do not miss this gem of a dining experience!

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SheilaP
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our waiter basically abandoned us after we ordered. We asked for more bread and salt and pepper and lemon and we never got it from him. The ladies that work there were excellent and very attentive. It makes me angry to think HE got our tip, when the women who really served our table should have gotten it.
He had a German kind of accent. He does NOT pull his weight. Thinks he is being very charming, but gives poor service!
Great food, always loved the food and atmosphere here!!

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W5BA
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Experience in every way!

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RobertD
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and food were very good. Owner and Maitre’D very attentive. Would definitely recommend dining here.

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vipPattiO
Dallas
199 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts are perfect each time. Pascal and his staff make sure your are happy with the service.

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DeborahO
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent escargot in butter garlic sauce, steak au poivore and pomme frites as well as delicious souffles! Never a bad meal here!!

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theyellowaudi
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to Lavendou almost every year for our anniversary, and we love it! Excellent food, excellent service, and we’ll keep going!

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vipMarkR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lavendau is our Go To for Great French Cuisine. The entire Staff is Friendly and Professional.

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MauriceC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The staff was great and the food superb. The bread with olive oil was amazing. I would have liked to see a little more spacing, but the night was great.

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JimS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to this gentleman's restaurant's since 1987. Lavendou is hands down the finest French restaurant in the metroplex. From the perfectly prepared escargot to the most tender filet you will experience. The owner, Pascal Cayet, goes above and beyond making every guest feel special and appreciated. Don't miss the fabulous restaurant.

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 2969 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.