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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 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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (95)
Special Occasion (86)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
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Romantic (78)
Creative Cuisine (65)
Pre/post Theatre (62)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Cozy (58)
Authentic (55)
Notable Wine List (51)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Worth the Drive (38)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Great for Brunch (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Casual (21)
Fun (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Seasonal (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (6)
Scenic View (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

We decided to sit in the outer courtyard since we arrived earlier than our appointed time.
I think it actually worked out better because a quick look at the main dining area
told us (party of 3) that the space looked tight.

The server was very good and very knowledgeable.
As I said earlier, the enclosed courtyard was perfect for our Sunday brunch and easy
conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

After waiting an hour and 20 minutes to get our food, it was the saltiest most unappetizing piece of steak I've ever had (steak fries). My husband ordered a seafood dish and it came out tasting terrible as well. We immediately paid for the wine we had and left. Horrible end to an anniversary dinner. Would tell people to avoid this place at all costs. It certainly isn't representative of actual French food. The French would be offended. The only pleasant note was our waiter.

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

The ambience is wonderfully romantic the seating feels like you are in a Parisian bistro, you feel the hustle and bustle and the culinary energy from the Kitchen.
The French onion soup was traditional but had complex flavors with a lovely cheesy crouton.
The Venison would have been fitting at a William Wallace Braveheart Burns feast in the Scottish Highlands , succulent and delightful with the unexpected porridge cake which had an oaty divinity
The steak was perfectly cooked and could be cut with a butter knife it was so tender.
The desert Creme brûlée was a glass surface of crisp sugar , underneath a perfectly set creamy indulgence . The Chocolate tourchons were a rich unctuous finale
I half expected a cobbled champs Elysee of the 19 th century as I left , authentic and traditional with a sprinkle of the modern. Certainly a whimsical foodie journey for a Brit who enjoys Joel Robuchon and the classics

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I have brunch here every year for our anniversary and it's become a most cherished tradition. This year we were greeted with a card hand signed by the staff wishing us a happy anniversary. It was such a nice touch. The staff is always super friendly and the food is amazing. Best French cuisine, I order something new each year and I'm never disappointed. Their desserts are especially delicious. The environment is fantastic too, it's very clean and polished, and very romantic. The prices are very reasonable and well worth the experience. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Decadent. Absolutely delicious in every way. We went for brunch at 10 am and had the restaurant to ourselves. Great service. Delicious food. We had crepes and eggs benedict with duck confit. Will return

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Upscale vibe with reasonable pricing for DELICIOUS French cuisine. Wonderful wine list, as well. Went for Valentine’s Day date with my husband and thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent but the portion sizes were quite small for the price.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Venison was overcooked, ordered medium rare and it was medium well. The most flavorful part of the venison plate was the garnish. The scallops were also overcooked. The win was good, but overpriced. Safe to say that I did not find the meal to be anywhere near the over $200, including tip, and I do not anticipate ever returning.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

We've enjoyed Bistro Vendome as our must-go restaurant for romantic dates (recently was Valentines dinner). Service is always exceptional and the food is exquisite.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

It was amazing!!!!! We will be back. Love food was so good!

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines Day dinner. Place was packed but service was extraordinary. Everyone here is super nice and wants you to have a good experience. My only complaint is that the Bouillabaisse was a bit skimpy on the seafood. My husband had the venison and it was to notch. Had the new grapefruit panna cotta and it was memorable. Great evening out!

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Bistro Vendome never disappoints. We had an amazing Valentine's Dinner and absolutely loved everything we ordered. We opted to stay at the bar for a few more glasses of wine, which was a lot of fun! We even got to meet Jennifer Jasinski, Executive Chef who could not have been more lovely! We love all of her spots and look forward to dining with her team whenever possible!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Es mi lugar preferido en Denver... su comida es excelente.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We greatly enjoyed our dinner, felt a bit like being transported to Paris without being hokey. Daniel was an outstanding waiter!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our experience here was wonderful. Staff was extremely friendly and waitress was a gem. She was timely, attentive, knowledgeable and honest. Food was excellent. Cheese appetizer was light and delicious, the sourdough baguette was crunchy and fresh and the chef provided amuse bouche was creamy and tasty. Entrees were both fishes dishes but very fresh, extremely flavorful and light. Excellent balance of flavors and was an absolute delight. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back for anothet visit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We always have a great time and the food is always great.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious brunch, great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This place is a gem. We visited for brunch, and the eggs benedict was stellar. While they were out of Boudin Blanc (disappointing) the Croque Monsieur with egg was rich and delicious. Feels like Paris!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints! The last visit was with friends who had never been before and they really enjoyed it as well. We drank lots of wine and sampled pretty much every appetizer on the menu - all of which were great! :) Suggest doing a tasting menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our first time here and my husband's first time eating well prepared French cuisine. It was a cold, snowy night so we ate inside instead of the patio, but it looks like they have a beautiful garden patio area in warmer weather. He had the 1/2 chicken which was very tasty (he shared) and I ordered the scallops. We were pretty disappointed in my scallops as it was a very small portion. Only 4 medium scallops over a delicious sauce. I would think for the price there would have been sides or more scallops with that particular entree. My husband's chicken was around the same price and way, way bigger with tasty sides so luckily he shared as I did still leave a little hungry. We split the apple pastry dessert and it was absolutely delicious. We wished we had time to order another. We would definitely go here again, I would just not order the scallops and remember that the portions are small. I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time at Bistro Vendome. Service was great even on a very busy Saturday night and as always the food was fantastic. If you haven't tried Bistro Vendome put it on your list

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Bistro Vendome was delightful! We arrived for an early dinner reservation and were able to take advantage of happy hour prices at the cozy bar. As soon as our table was ready, we were seated in an intimate room and had very attentive service the entire meal. Everything was delicious and well-presented. Mussels were excellent! Salad was delicious! My only complaint is that the dinner special was attractive but not much food! I was eyeing my brother-in-law's steak frite pretty hungrily! Creme brulee was delicious but could have been a bit warmer. Chocolate dessert was to die for! I will definitely visit Bistro Vendome again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always the same high quality and service!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely always love this restaurant. Best brunch in denver hands down.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food and service were great as always! We ate pre theater time so it was quiet which was delightful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Bistro Movie Night is the perfect dinner and a movie date! In addition to being one of our top five restaurants in Denver, their Monday night movies and prix-fixe menus are always excellent. The movies range from old classics like Casablanca to new films like La La Land and the menu selections reflect the movie themes! One could not ask for better service in such an intimate and comfortable setting. The Bistro Vendome team is always top drawer!

The most recent menu is attached.

The relatively quiet streets on Mondays are also a draw!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We keep coming back! Our favorite place in Denver--and it reminds us of our days of living in Europe. Ambience is perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

While generally we had very good service, I was a bit disappointed in how the waitress handled my niece’s conundrum. She is quite well traveled and not a rube, nor is she a rude person. Briefly, she ordered a glass of Cote de Rhône which was bad – probably had been open too long. She wrestled with even bringing it to the waitresse’s attention, however I told her they would likely want to know. The waitress did replace the glass of wine, but then in bringing the substitute glass of wine, commented that my niece’s dissatisfaction was probably due to her lack of wine sophistication/ knowledge rather than being served a bad bottle of wine. It left a “bad finish” in her dining experience, in what was otherwise a lovely dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great ambience; cozy. Food was delicious as always. We enjoyed the handcrafted cocktails. Portions were large; we ended having enough to take home for a delicious lunch the next day. Attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been to bistro Vendome several times and have always loved our experience. This time, we felt as if the food had way too much salt and script on serving size. Cocktails were very unique

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Bistro Vendome has been on my bucket list for the last 5+ years, and finally made it for a pre-symphony dinner with my friends. The food was fantastic, and the staff was very helpful with making sure we were on time for the show. I will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Steak frits is amazing by far the best French fries I have ever had.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

C'est magnifique.
We had a wonderful time with our leisurely French dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Well, the onion soup and warm gouda salad was delicious. We ordered the cassoulet and after waiting for it to cool down because it came piping hot, I took a couple of bites and stopped. It was so salty I could not finish the dish. My husband was starving and finished it by drinking a lot of water in between. This is my favorite dish and I was so disappointed. I do thank them for not charging me for my entree. I went away hungry!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This was a lovely Thursday date night dinner location for my husband and I sans kids. The food was great (especially the mussels), the wine was good & the atmosphere was intimate. We would definitely recommend it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The restaurant was very busy. The staff provided very good service. The cassoulet was delicious as was the cauliflower in cream sauce. Always a nice dinner out.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Bistro Vendome was my first restaurant in Denver, my first favorite. Rarely ever did it disappoint. As recently as December I had a fine meal there. But yesterday...the worst meal I've ever had there; a dish I couldn't finish and didn't even want to take home. I've heard from other friends since that it has been going steadily downhill...is this restaurant empire extending itself at the expense of quality? I didn't want to believe it, but, if this past week is any indication, the answer is yes.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We wanted a simple mid-week dinner, and we always want les moules because this is the ONLY restaurant around that prepares them simply with white wine and we also enjoyed the steak frites perfectly does medium rare--perfection all around. Thanks for another wonderful evening.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Bistro has very good food, but menu could be more extensive. Wine prices were high. Cheapest bottle was $75.

I found restaurant to be very cozy
And great for a romantic dinner-

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Bistro Vendôme is a perfectly enjoyable night out; however if you're looking for the type of bistro one is likely to find in France this is not it. The escargot is...unusually prepared, and not a little chewy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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