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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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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 (88)
Special Occasion (82)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
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Romantic (70)
Creative Cuisine (63)
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Fit for Foodies (53)
Authentic (52)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Notable Wine List (47)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Worth the Drive (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Great for Brunch (28)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Casual (19)
Fun (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Seasonal (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Business Meals (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Scenic View (4)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Tapas (2)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2011

I dined here earlier this week and ordered escargot and a filet, both beautifully executed. The decor makes you feel like you are in a French cafe. There is a lovely outdoor patio in the front, sheltered and off the street. Service was excellent. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 25, 2011

Food was awful...enviroment was as expected and nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2011

We absolutely loved eating outside. The lights and the trees made it feel very cozy. Food and service were both great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2011

Lovely French restaurant tucked away in a courtyard behind Larimer Square. The trout was fantastic, as was the beet salad.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2011

our 3rd visit....as usual food and restaurant were excellent

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2011

It was our anniversary and we really enjoyed eating outdoors. The meal was outstanding.
What a great experience. This was our 1st visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 20, 2011

We had a wonderful evening. The service was attentive but not intrusive. All our dishes were excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 18, 2011

Wonderful outdoor patio. A friend of mine and I dined on steak tartar, chicken crepes, fries, and a beet salad and nicoise salad. It was just enough combined with a great bottle of Cheverny. Service was nice but didn't know much about the wine list and seemed a little new, but overall was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 18, 2011

The Bistro never fails us. We have been returning to Bistro Vendome for years now and it remains consistent always. Great food and service. Perfect for that business dinner, out of town guests or a romantic dinner on the patio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2011

Food was excellent and service was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2011

Vendome is my favorite place to eat on the patio in the summer months. Best moules and frites in town! Prefect for foodies and for a quiet spot off main street (Larimer) to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and a casual yet delicious meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2011

My favorite brunch spot - hands down. I had the potato galette with duck confit, and it was beautiful on the plate and amazing to the palette. Their croissants remind me of those in Paris. We also enjoyed Kir Royale, another fond reminder of my favorite city.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2011

For those of you who remember Cafe Promenade from the 1980s, French food is back in Larimer Square. Not as haute, but in the casual Bistro style, with an enjoyable, shady outdoor patio steps from the steps that used to lead to Cafe Promenade.

The service was great, and perfectly paced at 5 p.m. to get us to a 7:30 p.m. curtain. The specials were. The wine list extensive, but not over-priced. J'aime Vendome!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2011

Love Sunday nights with the moules et frites! And the patio dining is lovely.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2011

The meal could not have been better conceived and delivered. A truly wonderful dining experience; better than our last dinner at Rioja.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2011

What a gem!We love this restaurant, it's our go to place for a taste of France. On Thursday evenings there is a market fresh and seasonal tasting menu with wine pairs, always a wonderful choice. The wait staff are excellent and very efficient! Love brunch at Bistro Vendome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2011

You have to try it to appreciate it. It's pretty awesome. Plain and simple.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 10, 2011

An excellent French Bistro. This provides a different type dining for Denver than what we normally get. A great addition to the Denver cuisine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2011

My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves at Bistro Vendome. The food, service and ambience were all fantastic. We look forward to eating there again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2011

The patio is the perfect spot for a summer brunch. I love the location--off the street and tucked in an attractive alley--very European! We had a delightful time--attentive service, beautiful surroundings and wonderful food. We will return, and will recommend the restaurant to friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2011

Went for brunch. Very good and wonderful service. Lovely setting.

Bon appetite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Awesome patio; when it started raining, we moved inside - still nice, but felt a little crowded. Food was great - bread, muscles, pistachio trout, lamb! Not very familiar with French wines, but the $45 bordoux was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 6, 2011

Food was interesting- very creative but delicious. My first time and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 3, 2011

We had a thoroughly wonderful anniversary dinner on the patio...great food, great ambiance, very romantic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 3, 2011

love this place. Love the patio for brunch. Love the classic French menu, love the wine list.
If I had a very minor criticism it would be the 80s alternative music played at brunch.
Just did not fit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2011

We had our Birthday party here on a buzy 3rd of July weekend. The staff was really friendly, and very helpful for everyone in the table. Everyone love the food, drink, and eveen disserts. Really good birthday experience in Bistro Vendome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2011

enjoyed it. Could have a better choice of glass of wine.....for white wine, not much to choose from.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2011

Great service...it was our anniversary and they really went out of their way to make special, including champagne and dessert on the house. Would highly recommend!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2011

We were visitors to Denver and wanted to get a flavor of the NoDo district. This restaurant was the perfect spot. Food and ambiance were excellent. Service was spot on. Overall, a great spot for a quiet, relaxed and good meal. Pricing was very reasonable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2011

Seems to attract an older crowd.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 30, 2011

We've eaten at Bistro Vendome twice in the past year, both times with our dog on the patio. Both times we were not disappointed, either by the food, the service, or the ambiance. From the warm, buttery baguette to the ambuse bouche, to the amazing scallop and roughy appetizer, to the trout and steak frite with bearnaise sauce, this is classic French at its best. We asked the waiter for recommendations on what fish and what sauce to choose and were very pleased we did.On our recent visit, staff was just as friendly and welcoming to our beagle as they had been the first time. An evening rain threatened to put a damper on the meal, since we had to stay outside with our dog. The staff quickly found a patio umbrella and saved the day.Merci!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2011

Great food and atmosphere. Service was good. Entres served warm at best. Ordered a $120.00 bottle of Champagne and had to pour it ourselves.waitperson never attended to our empty glasses. Compted us for 2 two cocktails and 2 glasses of wine for the warm entres.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 29, 2011

Service was really lacking. No bread to start, took 15 minutes to be acknowledged by the waitress. Service was super slow to get a drinknor bottle of wine. Food took forever to cone out. Worst service we have had at bistro, I'll spend money elsewhere next time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2011

What a wonderful experience! The food was authentic and service was outstanding! This is a great place to dine with wonderful food and ambiance when visiting Denver. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2011

This is our favorite spot for a special night or to take really good friends.
The out door patio is the best in Denver. You feel like you are in France at a little village gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 27, 2011

My husband dined at Bistro Vendome for the first time on our 24th wedding anniversary, and it didn't disappoint. We started with the mussels, which some of the best, if not the best, we've ever had. They were fresh and perfectly prepared. Our fish and steak were delicious, and the chocolate tart for dessert was heavenly. The crust literally melted in our mouths and the caramel sauce was the perfect consistency.

Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was magical. We felt as thought we'd been transported to Paris for the night. We highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 27, 2011

Food was amazing as usual. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 27, 2011

It is a great place. Our food was wonderful, our server friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 26, 2011

The best Sunday brunch, especially in the summer on the patio.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 26, 2011

Had a wonderful time at this French bistro. Reminded us of Paris. Beautiful day out for the patio. When back to Denver, we will return. Eggs Benedict were fabulous and I usually do not like eggs benedict. YUM

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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