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About Bistro Vendome
Bistro Vendome, designed to evoke the look and feel of a long-established, family-owned bistro plucked from a Parisian street corner, features a carefully crafted menu that contains a wealth of French flavors served in a comfortable and charming environment. Brought to you by the owners of nearby Rioja, Bistro Vendome is based a foundation of classical French with a lighter and more contemporary influence. This heartwarming bistro fare pairs well with the full service bar with more than 65 selections of French wine representing all regions of France. Every detail of the food, service and atmosphere guarantees a unique and authentic French dining experience.
Denver, CO 80202
Hours of Operation:
Brunch Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm Dinner Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Dinner Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bistro Vendome Ratings and Reviews
The food was excellent from start to finish. Service was pretty slow, but they had a full house and a few large parties which might of contributed to that.
The building and inside was decorated very French bistro, I was disappointed they were not playing classic French music which would have been perfect for the setting, but overall very good restaurant I will be returning to.
We've eaten here several times, but apparently a lot has changed since our last venture. The super-great chicken is gone from the menu, and the item I had was upscale diner hash. Our waiter didn't realize a half bottle of sparkling wine would serve 3 people -- even after I told him! (He apologized when he returned, said he had "forgotten" that champagne flutes are smaller than regular wine glasses.) There was a notable gap between courses, and the food, all around, was only fair.
Bistro Vendome used to be a place I raved about. It seems not everyone is trying to compete only on steak, which I don't eat. Not sure I need to go back.
We were helped to change reservation and were greeted with good cheer. Seating was a little awkward and close together. Noise level was really high due, probably because of the totally glass or mirror interior. Tapas were each excellent, the matzo ball tapas were the table favorites followed by the skirt steak. Carrot dish was good but not exceptional and some loved the lamb best of all. Dessert was also very good, a little like overnight cooked Steel Cut Oatmeal dish. In general it was very good but I think next time I'd eat on the outside deck or come on a week night.
This was not our first time at Bistrot Vendome. It is one of our favorites. Everything was lovely, with lots of options to indiviualize the menu. For example, you could substitute a vegetable for fries with the steak. However, the fries are excellent and should also be ordered!
We had reservations and the restaurant was empty when we arrived, but they tried to seat us in the hallway, the area for walk-ins. We were told there was a party of 12 coming for the dinning room and we could not go there. We tried the table, it was cold and not inviting. We again asked to be seated inside and we were given a table right inside the door. Other tables were still not seated and some inside were seated with three people. We never saw a party of 12 enter the restaurant. Service was fine, food was fine, ambiance was cold and dark. I’m sure it would be better on the patio in the summer. We understand that Sunday brunch is difficult, but it shouldn’t be that difficult. The hostess staff left much to be desired. This is not a bib gourmand.
We've eaten at this place for years and it is always excellent. The wine list is short but incredibly well put together. The cocktails are well crafted. The service has always been on spot. I'm in the industry and don't usually go this into detail, but this is such a good restaurant that I am today. I eat and drink at some of the top restaurants and bars in the world as part of my job ... and I've been to Bistro Vendom probably 50 times since they opened. That should say something ....
Bistro Vendome used to be our favorite Denver restaurant. Since the “new” ownership and multiple chef changes, it’s never been quite the same. In the past we would have always rated the restaurant at 5 stars. Today, we would rate it as 4 stars. Many of the dishes’ flavors do not coalesce as they once did such as the strong flavors in the beet salad. And some dishes are good, but too salty such as the cauliflower. We miss the “old Bistro”.
We've been here many times before, and it has become a preferred birthday spot: our visit was for my wife's birthday. Unfortunately the evening was not good. The restaurant was full of parties from a convention in town - something unavoidable along Larimer square I guess, but it ruined the ambience of a French bistro. Food was OK but my wife's trout was not hot. Also service was very slow - we waited for ever for the main course. I gather they had kitchen issues, and these things happen, but no explanation or apology till I complained, and not much of one then. Disappointing, but given the frequent convention/ out of town business trade on Larimer square I guess we'll stay away from there in future. Certainly Bistro Vendome is off the preferred list.
Nice rendition of a French bistro. Very busy even on a Wednesday night, which made service just a bit less attentive than I would have liked. Food quite good, overall. But beware: the default fries with the steak frites come doused in sugar?! The French would be aghast! Be sure to ask for real fries.
This was my first time dining at Bistro Vendome -- and had heard lots of rave reviews so was excited to try it. I solidly liked my dinner, but didn't think it quite lived up to the hype I had heard from friends and in reviews. The charcuterie appetizer was disappointing and the bouillabaisse, while good, seemed to lack enough broth from what I've had elsewhere. I would definitely give Bistro Vendome another try next time I'm downtown.
Very disappointed in our meal. I ordered the Lapin au moutard. No sauce and one small drumstick - a rabbit drumstick is smaller than a chicken leg. This was a really skimpy portion and I’m not expecting a huge serving but this was ridiculously small.
$48 Cotes du Rhône was good but we’ve bought this same bottle at our wine shop for about $12 - HUGE mark up on wine. Our server completely missed that our table of 4 needed more wine after our first courses which meant our second bottle arrived after our main courses. This is careless inattentive service.
Charming decor - too bad food and service don’t match the setting.
Very cute atmosphere tucked in the middle of Larimer square... our waiter was fairly new and didn't know a lot of the descriptions or recommendations but everything was delicious. The timing was slow between appetizers and dinner so we were unable to have dessert as we had a show! Definitely will go back!!! The Bouefe beef is a must try
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