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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

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (98)
Good for a Date (97)
Romantic (85)
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Good for Anniversaries (74)
Great for Outdoor Dining (74)
Fit for Foodies (66)
Authentic (65)
Pre/post Theatre (58)
Cozy (56)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Worth the Drive (46)
Notable Wine List (45)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Fun (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Casual (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Happy Hour (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
People Watching (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Scenic View (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Seasonal (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

It tastes good!!

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 (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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and quiet enough to actually hear your
company.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was delicious! We had the steak tartare as an appetizer, and for dinner the bouillabaisse and the beef. Great ambiance. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Would love to come back in the summer to experience the beautiful patio.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Outstanding overall. One of the very best in Denver LoDo. Have been many times and every experience was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was quite good with attentive wait staff. Wine was over priced. Limited menu. Food was above average but not spectacular. Side dishes of vegetables were exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The cocktails, pre-dinner, are interesting and whet the appetite for supper. We had the bœuf braisé : outstanding. This is fairly traditional French bistrot fare with a few imaginative hints, but nothing daring. If you don't like nouvelle cuisine, this place could become habit-forming. A Larimer Square staple for many years: always reliable, always friendly. Nice selection of wines, especially reds. Bravo, one more time! ~RL

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Enjoyed a very good meal. First time at the restaurant. Great menu. Had the bouillabaisse. though the portion was on the small size, it was exquisite. Also highly recommend the Creme Brullée.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We always make it a point to eat here whenever we are in Denver. It's truly a gem of a restaurant. The food is outstanding, fresh, and the menu changes seasonally. The waitstaff works as a team and all are very helpful and friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a favorite! A special place for a memorable meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Without a doubt, the cocktails were some of the most well crafted cocktails I've had since moving to Denver. The wait staff was swift, polite, knowledgeable, and readily accommodated our timeline without complaint. We will certainly be recommending Bistro Vendome to everyone we know , and we can't wait to go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was a true discovery! My only regret is that I am here for four days, and could not come here to eat at least once a month. In fact, we are going back for a second time instead of trying a new restaurant while in town!!!
The food was delicious but the people were so caring, attentive and kind. How refreshing for service in a restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great spot for authentic french meal in a cafe style setting. Great service, steak frites is just like sitting in Paris and dining. Mussels for an appetizer was superb. Great spot, been there many times and never disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Outstanding with excellent service, reasonably priced and quite pleasant

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love Bistro Vendome and eat there several times a year, usually for weekend brunch. First time for dinner in several years. Food uniformly good and mostly true to French traditions. Only 2 complaints, or things I wish would change. The frites are coated with some kind of sweet/sour/salty finish which I do not find appealing or tasty. When I am looking for a steak frites, I want it to be traditional, but I keep forgetting and am disappointed. And wish there were a coffee option beyond French press. For those familiar with this method I'm sure it is easy, but I never remember how long to time it etc. Would love to be able to order a cappucino and have it served to me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love this restaurant and have eaten here many times. Our food and service at our most recent outing was great until I found a hair in my salad. OK, this happens, it shouldn't but it does, and it's still gross (and so disappointing because I was really enjoying my salad). The waiter apologized and took it away and that was the last we heard of it, which was also disappointing. I intentionally didn't make a big deal of it as I didn't want the other diners to hear or make a scene, but I thought his lack of acknowledgement afterwards was wrong. The rest of our meal, and our wine, were outstanding and I will run back here. But the salad hair thing did leave me with a bad feeling. It was removed from the bill, of course, but I dunno, I feel something more should have been offered to make up for such a gaffe at a restaurant of this caliber. A glass of champagne? A dessert? An offer of a side dish? A remade salad? Something. It didn't ruin the meal because it really was all so very good (and the server, apart from this, was excellent, as were the support servers). So all my stars would be higher if it weren't for the salad incident. But do go to Bistro Vendome, order the steak frites au poivre and listen to the wine recommendations. You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have been patronizing Bistro Vendome for many years. I have never had anything but a positive experience each time I have visited, whether for brunch, lunch or dinner. The location is perfect if you are attending the theater or shopping in the area, and ambience, service and food are second-to-none! I also feel it is a great value for such wonderful cuisine!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I really love Bistro Vendome. If you make a reservation, you always get seated immediately. It's the perfect place to show your friends how much they mean to you.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic dinner for a special occasion, birthday dinner with family. The service was wonderful, very attentive. Food was delicious, the quail was cooked perfectly. Lovely creme brûlée for dessert. Beautiful venue, I would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We did not have a good experience and have eaten there many times.
The server was not extremely friendly and just seemed like he was going
through the motions. Our food came out luke warm to cool. We did not
send it back.
I have always liked your restaurant, but this gave me pause as to if I want
to return. There are too many good restaurants that do it right, to waste
money and time on something mediocre.
Thank you for reading.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Happy Hour, People Watching
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had been there several times before and it was great; this time, meh.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

As with most restaurants, this is slightly overpriced, and it would be nice to be able to spend less than $30 on a bottle of wine. But the attention to quality, the selection of wines, the service, the atmosphere - full marks. Awesome restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was our anniversary dinner and I'm a big fan of Bistro Vendome. The European ambiance and service are always top notch. And the food is always prepared thoughtfully.
This is the first time I was disappointed. My husband ordered the french onion soup, and steak and frites. All excellent. He kept commenting on how tender his steak was. We also ordered brussels sprouts to split. I ordered the salad special and the halibut. The salad was delicious. The halibut dish and the brussels sprouts came out luke warm. Seemed like timing in the kitchen was off. I then had to wait. It kind of ruined the evening. The fish itself was excellent when it came back, but the accompaniment just seemed a bit off for what I'd expect from a French restaurant. Perhaps I just made the wrong choice and didn't thoroughly read the dish's description. The manager was apologetic for the wait, and picked up our wine. They're a class act but nonetheless I was kind of bummed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

No excitement to the food. Disappointing and bland to say the least. The bistro has grown old and tired and should be retired.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This was a great experience! We went to their Monday night movie night ,which includes an amazing Prix Fixe menu. We were the only ones there due to some last minute cancellations, so the whole space was ours. The menu was constructed to coincide with the movie ( Marie Antoinette), so it was rich, decadent and delicious! General manager Missy and Chef Becca were very attentive , as was the rest of the staff. What a wonderful first experience at Bistro Vendome!! We will be back ASAP!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Such a cute French Bistro in Larimer Square, which you really have to see at night, so beautiful! Excellent food, felt like I was dining in France. The Boeuf Braise was the All Star!!! Truly exquisite flavors!! We also had the Malfatti Citrouille aux Champignons (pumpkin dumplings) with duck confit, a perfect Fall dish, great flavors. We started with the Salad du Marche' (beets, goat cheese, peaches & walnuts), also did not disappoint. Then for dessert, we had the Chocolate Bouchons and the Foie Gras Creme Brulee! What a nice meal, I'll definitely go back!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and service. Just an absolute gem!!!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love the Bistro. The steak&fries are the best in town. It is our go to place for special occasions. The only thing better than the menu, which is awesome, is the staff. They are the best in the business.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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