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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.

1420 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
14th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 825-3232

Website:
http://www.bistrovendome.com/

Executive Chef:
Jennifer Jasinski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Private parties from 12-60 guests Perfect for weddings and receptions. State-of-the-art audiovisual including projector, monitor, screens

Bistro Vendome Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (91)
Special Occasion (89)
Romantic (78)
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Good for Anniversaries (71)
Authentic (63)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Pre/post Theatre (60)
Great for Outdoor Dining (59)
Cozy (58)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Notable Wine List (45)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Worth the Drive (40)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Fun (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Happy Hour (12)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Scenic View (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

Birthday dinner- food was excellent. Just a little slow getting dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

The duck confit was magnificent. Superb cooking all around. True to the expectations of French cuisine.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

We can't say enough about our superb evening at Bistro Vendome!
Food was outstanding and our waiter was warm and efficient, told us exactly what he
thought about certain dishes, and he was right on!!
The braised beef dish was outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great as usual. Service was poor, and it is the first time this has ever happened. I would certainly go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We love the place. Consistently very good. Good wine list, good service and comfortable. Food is straightforward and excellent. Reservations may still entail a wait. But it’s worth it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Atmosphere, food, service excellent!
Wonderful couples evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

They saff was very busy, and a s a result the service was a little off. Other then that everything was wonderful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Bistro Vendome rarely disappoints. The food is well-considered and wonderfully prepared, the staff is well-trained. One of my favorite place in Denver.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I love this place. The food is always amazing, can beat the ambiance and the service is impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, celebrating our wedding anniversary and our daughter's birthday. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and passionate, and our food was so good. Definitely will be back!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went before the ballet. Arrived late, but our server took great care of us so we would leave on time to get to the performance. Valet Parking across the street

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We enjoyed the food a lot! The atmosphere was very romantic and French! It’s a little bit too expensive.. worth to be gone to in special occasions..

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Consistently good food and reasonably priced. Service is excellent. The French Press coffee is exceptional,

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Mussels were excellent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A first rate place. $$$$ and worth every penny fun bar and excellent service

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We have been coming for years. The food is good and the ambience is wonderful.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

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 ....

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of our very favorite restaurants and has been for years

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

What an awesome place. We could not have planned a better brunch in Downtown Denver. Try the crepe of the day or the croque monsieur, always a winner 🍳

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I’ve been to Bistro Vendome several times and it never disappoints. From the mouth-watering food to the exceptional service and ambiance, this is the best restaurant in town. Go there now and thank me later.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Can't wait to go back! Food, service, wine, ambiance were outstanding.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good food in a lovely setting. Wait staff efficient and made good suggestions when asked. Not cutesy, thank you.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and the food was just delicious! Will definitely go there again.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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”.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wish i could give this place more than 5 stars, i have never had a bad experience here. We went in for our 1 year anniversary and it was amazing! They even gave us some free dessert cards as an anniversary gift.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service is excellent. Very attentive without being pushy. Tasty food.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It tastes good!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We've been to Bistro Vendome many times, and have never been disappointed! The food and service are wonderful. We're looking forward to going again in two weeks for movie night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and wine in a very French bistro atmosphere. Staff was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back to Denver!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

All 3 of us loved our meals and the wine the wait staff recommended. Excellent service. Returning for brunch on Sunday.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always fantastic! This was the first time we had been for brunch and everything from the pain Perdu to the French Press was perfection! One of favorite restaurants in Denver.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining
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