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

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Romantic (44)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Good for a Date (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Authentic (34)
Cozy (29)
Notable Wine List (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Great for Lunch (18)
Business Meals (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Afternoon Tea (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Live Music (5)
Casual (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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food5
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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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We sat on the patio as the evening was very pleasant. Daniel was our server and he as attentive as always.

Our meal started out with a great bottle of wine recommended by the owner, Pascal Cayet. The best escargot in the DFW area was first. I had the Gambas seafood dish which was excellent. The others had the Dover of Sole stuffed with crabmeat. We had a Grand Marnier soufflé and apple tart for dessert and finished the evening with a warm glass of French Connection ( half Courvesoir and half Grand Marnier).

Great evening for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always very good value for money

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Not really impressed. The Lobster Bisque tasted like it can from a McCormick package. The New York Strip was pretty tough (tougher than steaks purchased at Wal Mart). The Chocolate Soufflé was not edible. It tasted like the chocolate was burnt. When I brought this to the Waiter's attention, he became very rude and argumentative. On the plus side, my wife said the Duck was very good and the Mussels were tasty. I was glad because it was her Birthday.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Neighborhood gem. Great wait staff. Owner on site most nights.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pascal and his team deliver as always!!
Awesome birthday night with friends!
Merci Pascal et toute l'equipe du Lavendou!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fun, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolute gastronomic wonderland! Highly recommend...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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food4
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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