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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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (93)
Special Occasion (88)
Romantic (79)
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Good for Anniversaries (69)
Great for Outdoor Dining (60)
Pre/post Theatre (60)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Authentic (58)
Cozy (58)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Notable Wine List (44)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Worth the Drive (39)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Fun (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Casual (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Happy Hour (12)
People Watching (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Seasonal (9)
Business Meals (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Scenic View (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Tapas (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As with all in these family of restaurants. Bistro Vendome was exceptional. Service first-rate, well paced, excellent food, large portions (share the appetizers!). A wonderful experience in lower downtown Denver

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The overall experience was horrible. Went for an anniversary dinner, the food was not close to up to par, we ordered steak and the steak was mainly all fat no meat. We waited for who knows how long for our meal, just to be disappointed. I I ALSO CHECKED MY BANK STATEMENTS AND THERE WAS AN EXTRA $20 added onto my bill ( I'm assuming as more of a tip which I had already left) it was a 69 dollar tab that ended up being close to $90 dollars, THIS WILL BE DISPUTED AND BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE OWNER.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! Food was delicious and craft cocktails were excellent. Located a short walk from the performing arts center, Bistro Vendome is a 5 star spot to grab dinner before a show.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

A good find as it is hidden away. Attentive staff, lovely food presented well. Indoor or outdoor options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent in every way! Crepe of the day was great as well as the Monsieur Croque. Very nice atmosphere. Very authentic French!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent service and delicious meal. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fabulous as always. Bistro Vendome has been a favorite of ours for years and it never disappoints. The food is always creative and delicious. Service is wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Will definitely come back. Food was very good. The escargot appetizer is a must, as is the Bordeaux 2010.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Most dishes in our party of five were good, as expected. I was sadly disappointed in the Niçoise salad. Will skip that in the future.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is our third time at Bistro Vendôme (this time with friends from the San Francisco Bay Area). Always enjoyable, although part of our order was messed up. That was a first time for us at this restaurant. Our waiter, however, was sincerely apologetic, which helped greatly. And the presentation, quality, and flavor of the meal was wonderful. So when we are next in a French mood during a special occasion, Bistro Vendôme will still be at the top of our go-to restaurants!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We love this restaurant - they have great French bistro food and impeccable service in a fabulous location. I have been many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Took my husband out for a beautiful birthday dinner. Amazing as always! We have always been treated exceptionally well and the food is fabulous. The setting is romantic and intimate yet casual enough that jeans and a baseball cap doesn't make you feel awkward. I can't wait until we come back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Bistrome Vendrome never disappoints. Their authentic French cuisine, wine menu and romantic atmosphere can't be beat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I'm obsessed with this place. The food is amazing and the service is spectacular every time!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As always Bistro VD did not disappoint. The service was stellar and the food is absolutely fantastic! The food is exquisite and they are using new ways of doing dishes which constantly amazes. The steaks are sublime and the Braised Beef is superb. If you get the chance take it on Bistro Vendome!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Just fantastic. From the wine through dessert, everything was top notch including the service. Look forward to returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was the best restaurant meal we've ever had. The appetizers, wine, entrees, and dessert were all phenomenal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great meal and hospitality.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have dined at Bistro Vendome for several years and return because we thoroughly enjoy the dining experience - weather permitting outside dining is delightful. Staff is efficient, friendly, and courteous; food can be counted on to be well prepared and tasty; wine list is overpriced!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband & I dined here last year and loved it so much, so returned when in town this year. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. We both had salads to start, which were delicious and good sized servings. But when my main course arrived, which was the pasta with leeks (I see it is no longer on the menu), I was shocked to see barely the bottom of the large bowl it was served in was covered with food. I should have mentioned it, but did not want to complain and ruin our one evening in Denver. The dish was delicious, by the way, but so scant it would have been laughable, except it was $26. My husband had the whole fish, which was presented as if it was still up and swimming (kind of creepy to me, but I lean towards vegetarian--he thought it was cool!) and liked the dish. We did mention the sparseness of the pasta dish to our server at the end, but she didn't respond. So...as a word of caution, if you order pasta, tell them upfront you want a full serving! Otherwise, the restaurant looks like a small French café...but be sure to insist on an inside table...the ones in the 'courtyard' are actually in a hallway between a small groups of shops.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

As always, Bistro Vendome met all expectations. Great wine, great service and the food was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We love this restaurant for birthdays and pre theatre, since it's only a couple of blocks away from Denver Center Theaters. Lovely knowledgable staff. Delicious food and desserts!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our waitress seemed a bit distracted. She did well, but her timing was off.
The duck on my Salade Frisée was so dry and tough I could barely chew it. Halibut was o.k. Otherwise many of their stock dishes remain reliable, especially trout and whole fish, the onion soup, and steak.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food and service is great, only negative is hostess.. every time she is either pre occupied or not engaged. Rest of staff is amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was very slow to come out of the kitchen.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We were in town for a wedding and this restaurant was recommended . Husband and I had steak and frites that were phenomenal!!
Highly recommend !! Loved our server!!

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, food, and service! The steak tartare and steak frites were delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Fabulous!!!!! Escargot was delicious and cooked to perfection as was the halibut!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our food was delicious and our server was very nice. I wish our food would have come from the kitchen a bit faster but everything was delicious and well worth the wait. In my reservation I expressed I would like a patio if available (normally they don't take reservations for the patio). Not only did the hostess set a table outside for us, she also set one inside since it was a chilly morning. I appreciated the extra thought in making sure our party was comfortable.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Bistro Vendome did a lovely job hosting my birthday dinner with 12 guests. Above all else my favorite part about celebrating here was the service. The staff was friendly and attentive and they had great attitudes. My friends were happy with their meals and the setting was lovely. 5 stars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It's nice, I go to France every year so it did a pretty good job compared to most places at recreating that experience for me. I had the friend I was with imagine she was in Paris as I plan to go there with her in the future. I appreciated this moment. Go here if you want a hint of France. Though if you're French you may not find it special, I'm sure many Americans do.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place was lovely. The ambiance takes you out of Denver to a little French bistro. The service was very nice. We were there for brunch and wanted to order the mussels, but they had not gotten their seafood shipment for the day, so we ordered other items. As soon as the shipment came, without us asking, they prepared an order of mussels for us and did not charge us for the dish. They mussels were OUTSTANDING. If you order one thing on their menu, that should be it. Overall, it was a lovely meal, and we will be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a fantastic evening! The food, service, and atmosphere were exceptional, and we all felt like we were back in Europe for a few hours! Highly recommend!

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Romantic, Authentic, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was pop upright for upcoming Tapas restaurant, which sounded, and was fun. Food was spotty, however. Portion sizes also varied, so hard to know how much to order.
The regular bistro menu is always delicious and reliable.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

As always, fabulous, fabulous! The Ultreia pop up was awesome!! Can't wait for the real deal to open in November! Flavors and menu was a breath of fresh air for Denver- well done!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The waitress was very good. She knew the menu and let us know about extra spicy dishes and nuances about our selections. This was a pop up restaurant called, "Ultreia" which is owned by the same chef and will debut in Union Station in about a month. The chef was very visible and asked us about our food. We ate outside and it was a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Lovely restaurant, outstanding service. Reasonable prices. The salad du marche was heavenly, also the mussels. My husband had steak frites; the steak was very nice. The frites are interesting flavored.
We were pre-theater, and our server took good care to make sure we were done on time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

My wife and I chose to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary at Bistro Vendome. I sent a note along with my reservation stating what we were celebrating and about our love for the restaurant years ago. We hadn't been to Bistro Vendome for about 9 years, but decided to come back after a recent trip to France. The restaurant is very charming and accurate of what you'd expect to find in a traditional French Bistro. The food was terrific, certainly did not disappoint there.

What did disappoint though, was the service. Like I said, as part of the reservation I mentioned the importance of the evening to us and asked for a good table which wasn't crowded. When we arrived for our reservation the hostess pulled it up on the computer and I saw my note very clearly on her screen. She didn't even read any part of it before seating us in a table directly next to a party of 4 and surrounded by other full tables. Now, I understand that most tables are fairly close together at this restaurant. With that said, there were two tables across the dining room that were both more spacious, and neither were sat. We sat at the table she took us to and hoped to forget about that aspect in favor of beginning our night of celebration.

The server did not greet us first, but another member of the wait staff, rather friendly. Once our sever did arrive she was not very friendly, didn't seem very patient during the entire evening. Seemed annoyed as we presented questions about wines or menu items. Seemed very ready to get our main courses ordered although we had quite a bit of our charcuterie remaining and hadn't had it long. Slow to return to the table after our food arrived to check on it. My wife and I are both from a restaurant background, we did not feel like her service was elevated as we would expect of a place offering food at these prices.

No mention was ever made about our anniversary and I feel as though even if it wasn't a special occasion I'd still feel shorted by the service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I took my husband out for his birthday to Bistro Vendome. The atmosphere was perfect and the staff were so friendly and inviting. We felt comfortable and the food was out of this world. If you get a chance to eat here, don't pass it up. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My colleague was very impressed.
Just perfect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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