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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (95)
Good for a Date (90)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
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Romantic (79)
Pre/post Theatre (70)
Authentic (62)
Cozy (62)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Notable Wine List (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Worth the Drive (37)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Great for Brunch (27)
Fun (21)
Casual (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Seasonal (10)
People Watching (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Our first visit. Ambience was charming, and our server was outstanding - very personable, friendly, and attentive, without hovering. I had the mussels in white wine broth, which were quite tasty. My wife had the Croque Monsieur - delicious, but very rich.
We were in for brunch, but are now looking forward to having dinner there.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

My 10 y.o. daughter and I decided to have a French dining adventure before going to the theater. We were not disappointed. The food was fabulous! I mentioned that I had an allergy to dairy and the chef sent out a special vegan beet amuse-bouche that was delightful. The crepe Vendome, French onion soup, butter lettuce salad, scallops and monkfish special were wonderful. Service was attentive and friendly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Going to the theater that night and our waitress made sure we had an enjoyable dinner but also got us out in time. The escargot was wonderful and the risotto and quail will be a favorite dish

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This was my first time at this establishment, and it was a delightful experience. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Vendome did not disappoint. Although they were busy the staff were very attentive and the food came out in a timely fashion and was excellent.
Well done

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My wife and I celebrated my birthday at Bistro Vendome. Everything was very nice. The ambiance was romantic and the food was very good. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fabulous and very authentic French restaurant. The menu is reminiscent of eating in France, simple and delicious. We enjoyed a lovely brunch with friends from out of town and they really enjoyed the experience -- it's a great location and super option for a scrumptious Sunday brunch or lovely dinner!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Rachel, our server, was charming, helpful and very attentive. The duck confi was delicious. The steak was perfectly prepared. They served a "new desert" that was delightful and we recommended that they added it to the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very pleasant experience. Service and food were fabulous

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This used to be our favorite place for brunch but the last few times we went in they were out of everything. What we did order was horrible. Not one person at our table enjoyed the food. Our waiter did not really know what he was doing. We had to listen to the waitress at the next table explain the specials. I don't think we will be going back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love Bistro Vendome because it is reliably delicious and always great wait staff!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our server, Meghann, was great, very attentive, very good food. Would highly recommend the restaurant. Thank you so much for your services.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We have to this Bistro a number of times! This time we met friends prior to the theater.
After confirming my reservation via text, I received a telephone call and six other texts asking for confirmation. (not a big deal but bothersome).

We were the fourth group of four seated. Our table was located in a high traffic area but we dealt with it! Our server (Shenna) was very friendly. Three of us ordered the escargo. They were delicious yet on the cold side. After hearing about how tasty the Braised Beef, I ordered. My wife also had a recommended dish. When my dish arrived it looked and smelled tasteful. However, it was extremely salty. I called Sheena and in a very low tone, I mentioned that my dish was very-very salty. Her first response was "It's braised, so it's going to be salty (why didn't she tell me that when I was ordering). She must have seen my expression of displeasure and quickly stated "I'll tell the Chef" Never heard about the Chef's feedback! A few minutes later, my wife ws whispering to Shenna. She had the same comment. My wife had ordered a totally different dish!

We also felt rushed. I noticed from another reviewer that they also felt rushed. It gave us the impression they were looking for turnover and not about the customers dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Bistro Vendome is our first choice before we see a play at the DCPA. Parking in the structure at 5:45 assures us a good parking spot. I had the trout which was amazing, accompanied by a medley of sunchokes and chorizo. My husband loved the boullabaisse. We also shared a special salad which was complex and delicious with fried goat cheese and fig compote. /we devoured the mini french bread load too! Overall, we were so pleased with our experience. Service is fast, friendly and efficient with plenty of time to spare to get to the theater on time with our 6 PM Bistro reservation.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have eaten at Bistro Vendome many times, including New Year's Eve, and have previously been very pleased. Not so on New Year's 2017. Even understanding that it was New Year's Eve and the restaurant wants to turn tops, it was a major disappointment. Our table [for 4] was not large enough for the food & drinks. That did not stop the servers from bringing the next course, in spite of our requests to slow down the service and allow us to enjoy our drinks and appetizers before the main course was dumped on us. My date had to grab her unfinished plate back from the server - twice. The food had obviously had to endure a heat lamp because of our lack of speed eating. The escargot was rubbery, as were the flavor-free mussels. The 'eggnog' ice cream, served before we finished the entree, was also without flavor.
I have no doubt that Bistro Vendome can do better so we shall return in the future. Just not on New Year's Eve.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Oh my goodness, I almost don’t want to leave this review lest everyone find out about this special place. We went for the first time on New Year’s Eve. The food was outstanding, absolutely creative and special and delicious. The room was quaint and charming. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have eaten at Bistro Vendome multiple times and it never disappoints. Our dinner on new Years Eve was excellent. The menu, the service, and the ambiance were everything we had hoped. Well done.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our 10th New Year's Eve dinner at Bistro Vendome, and great as always! Our server was wonderful and helped us decide what to order. We shared the mussels and frites (still the best anywhere!), perfectly cooked trout, and fabulous brussel sprouts. The manager came to our table, and when we told her that dinner there is our New Year's Eve tradition, she comp'd our cocktails. So nice! If you want a delicious meal in a charming atmosphere, this is the place!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

A truly outstanding New Year's Eve meal, with exceptional service from Samuel. We can't wait to go back. Tres bien!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely food and ambience. My granddaughter’s Birthday lunch was wonderful. The staff was attentive and the food first rate. She said it was her best lunch!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We’ve eaten here a number of times. It’s very good. This most recent time my wife ordered a Croque Monsier, but it was not very interesting. Pretty bland. It was disappointing but not the norm.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our evening was perfect! Great managers and wait staff. The food was delicious and prepared just the way each of us liked it. The cocktails are creative and desserts, wow! My husband’s birthday was great!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, People Watching, Seasonal
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Second time here. Solid service, great food, very flavorful and cafe feel. Will be back for special occasion again.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Exquisite in every respect. Great service. Excellent meal with interesting, creative twists. Would return in a heartbeat next time we're in Denver!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always enjoy the food, atmosphere and service! Steak and fries classic. Beef roast was mouth melting amazing.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love Bistro Vendome, but find their sugared fries not to my taste. Order the plain fries (frites). Steak frites is lovely. Also enjoyed the escargots and foie gras.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The menu was somewhat limited but reasonably priced for LoDo. Three of the four of us were very pleased with the food. Their escargot were delicious and a special treat since you don't often see them on the menu. The portion of trout served was quite large, and the steak frittes with Roquefort got rave reviews. The Bouillabaisse and the Malfatti Citrouille (pumpkin dumplings) were so-so. The gin selections were very limited, but the well brand (Barrett's) was adequate. Wine by the glass was on the pricey side. The tables are very close together, so it was difficult to feel out of everyone's way. Overall, it was a lovely evening with dear friends.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We always enjoy the Bistro! It was a special Christmas / New Year date.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing service and the food was superb! This will become our date night place of choice....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The most popular dish is a beef bourginon and it was very good. After that, for someone that does not like cream dishes, there were not many choices. Even a nice roasted chicken would be great but dishes were very heavy and wines were expensive. I love French food so it was really a nice setting and menu, but again, only if you love creamy heavy dishes.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Have been to Bistro Vendome several times, especially with out-of-town guests, and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My wife and I both had a salad and the pheasant. It was delicious and we had more than enough to eat. We would have liked to order almost everything on the menu as it all sounded great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing food and service. Great place for a nice date night.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Beautifully decorated French restaurant. The charm hits you the moment you see the courtyard or enter through the red draped doors. I'm disappointed to say that's where it stops.
The wait staff is very friendly & attentive but to the point of annoyance. All six of us felt rushed throughout the night.
The quail was a bit dry and lacked flavor. No taste of maple on that dish anywhere and the parsnips were hard. Nobody wished for seconds on the escargot. The beef, although good, was lost by itself with only a small portion of puree and mushrooms.

The hit of the night was the pommes frites with champagne gastrique and herbs. An order or two of these and a bottle of red wine is really all one needs. The gastrique was very sticky and simply wiping your hands on the napkin did not resolve the issue. Most of us dunked our hands or napkins in water leaving us with sticky wet napkins that had to be placed on our dress pants.

The baguette was delicious as was the butter although salty. The meals in general were salty. The Marche salad was overly salted. My palate couldn't handle another salty beet.

The wait staff was always in between two of us pouring water, wine, or taking plates that were not finished. This became an annoyance to the point that I could not relax and felt I had to eat quickly so they wouldn't take anything that had been sitting on the table more than 5 minutes.

No spoons provided for the Amuse Bouche (drinkable but thick) and it's difficult to cut through firm pears (with the macarons dessert) WITH a spoon (forks & knives taken). A bit awkward sharing 2 ramekins (with the pommes frites) between 6 people. Spoon?

The creme brulee was spot on. The chocolate bouchons were a hit. The macarons were plentiful and the pears complimented them nicely. The profiteroles were ok. The French press coffee was fantastic! I won't be dropping serious coin at this place again. You don't get what you pay for, charm or no charm.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Overall awesome experience! The quail and lavender macaroons were delicious. Oh and he steak tartare yummy. Fantastic service as well

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Although there is nothing particularly seasonal about the menu or decor, a December visit to Bistro Vendome has become a tradition for us. I suppose the only 'seasonal' aspect was the result of having a table by the window which allowed us to see the lights in the courtyard against the freshly fallen snow. The food, as always, was excellent. The mussels were tender and flavorful. The use of pistachio butter as a base for the Salade du Marché was particularly tasty. Our main courses of monkfish and Duck à l'orange were perfectly prepared, and the Chocolate Bouchons we shared for dessert were a special treat. As in years past, they have given us ample reason to continue our little tradition.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This remains one of our favorite restaurants in the Larimer Street area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our 48th Anniversary! Excellent dining as usual!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The service was outstanding. Though the young man that waited on us had 2 other tables, I got the sense that we were his only customers. Proactive, knowledgeable about the food choices, and well-mannered.
The food was great, especially the deserts. The dining room is a bit small; would like to try it in the summertime when I can sample the outdoor seating.
Very pricey but I thought it was worth it considering the type of food and what we purchased.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food and service! My friend and I enjoyed a very delicious brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch
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