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Vin Rouge

4.7
4.7
3900 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to serving you at Vin Rouge.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 416-0406

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Kelly

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (877) 325-1604

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    9th St.

  • Parking details

    They have a small private lot with plenty of street parking nearby.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 3,900 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for fine wines

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Durham

    Great for fine wines

  • Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham

    Good for special occasions

  • Durham

    Most Booked

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  1. LJ

    LiJo

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The food was very very good!!!!
  2. RK

    RachaelK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere, an easy 10/10! We had such an amazing time on our dinner date night, very romantic setting and you have to order the Shrimp Provençal and the Mac and Cheese. Our waitress Katie was the amazing and gave us the best recommendations, she was so great and so helpful! We can’t wait to go back!!!!
  3. M

    Mike

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Claire was amazing as always at the bar!!! She is a gem!!!!
  4. N

    Nexttime

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This was our first time there. It’s a lovely restaurant. However the food ranged from only ok to terrible. My husband could barely chew through the grizzle on his and mine was so salty it was barely edible. The servers were very pleasant and hardworking although I had to ask three different people with a simple request. Hopefully it was just an off night.
  5. F

    Foodies2013

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my man for dinner for his birthday. At first he was skeptical because it looks diner-ish on the outside. He enjoyed every bit of dinner. The food was fabulous, the staff was so friendly, the ambience was cozy.
  6. RK

    RayK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as well as the service. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes good food.
  7. b

    barblout

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very good food as per usual. I think that since it was Thanksgiving Eve, there were a lot of large tables and perhaps not enough staff. This is the norm in Covid times so we’re just patient. No one’s fault. The noise in the covered outdoor dining area was very high, especially because the heater (appreciated!) was having a bad night. Will keep making this place a favorite.
  8. J

    Johanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were all amazing and it was an excellent spot for my friend's birthday.
  9. TK

    TonyaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty, less expensive than others with this quality of food and service. We came for brunch after not being here during the shutdown. Do something nice for yourself and eat here.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is exceptional… meal after meal. We make a point to eat here each time we’re in the area.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our date night was perfect. Our server, Alex, was attentive and helped us find an incredible wine with our dinner. We’ve been Vin Rouge regulars for years, and it just keeps getting better.
  12. LF

    LoveFrenchFood

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice French cafe feel. Nice wine selection. Food was great. Service great.
  13. KB

    KBernard

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love this place because the food and service are consistently excellent.
  14. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely little restaurant tucked away off ninth street. Sometimes the parking is tough but the food and the ambiance are worth it. The staff is always warm and welcoming. I would definitely recommend, it is a bit pricey, so we only splurge on special occasions.
  15. TW

    TWood

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Crowded... noisy...bland food... very disappointed
  16. AC

    ACEfoodie

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Three of us enjoyed a delicious meal and attentive service from Jax. Although the full menu was not available due to a fan issue, the items we selected were extremely well crafted and tasty. The wine and cocktails were excellent and the apple bread pudding was fantastic!
  17. NC

    NCfoodie

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    There was a problem with the kitchen ventilation so it wasn’t a typical night at Vin Rouge. The menu was limited to items that did not produce a great deal of smoke or steam. (no steak, pork chop, fish of day, mussels, etc. things happen - we understood. However, I had hoped the level of service would be as excellent if not more than usual - but this was not the case. Slow to get drink orders both at first and throughout evening and generally inattentive.
  18. VA

    VickieA

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Vin Rouge never disappoints! Great place to go for a special meal.
  19. NK

    NancyK

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful as always!!!
  20. B

    Betsy

    Greensboro

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The classic mussels were memorable-best I’ve had! Friend’s pork chop and my bouillabaisse delicious and apple bread pudding c’est parfait. Dined outdoors-simply lovely with great service!
  21. N

    Neil

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We've been to Vin Rouge twice and had a good experience both times. The pork chops were fantastic, highly recommend. The NY Strip was very good but not quite as good as the pork. The salads and wines are great.
  22. EK

    EdKel

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very French….. amazing steak tartare. Great dining experience. Escargot equally as good!
  23. MV

    MVscottsdale2Raleigh

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was outstanding! However, it was a little dark in our corner of the restaurant--two of 4 lights were out. LOVED the mousse and creme brûlée--delicious!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and cute restaurant.
  25. C

    Clint

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Regulars at Vin Rouge for a reason - best around despite the hike to Durham. Legit great food and atmosphere and not exorbitantly expensive for what you get/if you want to be cost-conscious.
  26. JS

    JulioS

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Great ambiance. Look forward to our next visit.
  27. B

    Babs

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vin rouge is back to its pre-pandemic excellence. Wonderful meal.
  28. RK

    RomaK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always very good. We look forward to dining at Vin Rouge again!
  29. c

    chuck

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific cuisine and service.
  30. D

    Dancer

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to Vin Rouge many times and never disappointed!!
  31. SB

    SusanB

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vin Rouge never disappoints. One of my favorites. Delicious food in attractive surroundings. Good for any occasion - or no occasion at all.
  32. b

    barblout

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular! My husband, the birthday boy ordered poached Grouper and he was oohing and aahing. He be er orders anything except steak so this was a nice change! The 1749 cocktail was delish and our server really knew his stuff when recommenced it as well as the food. We had a wonderful evening!
  33. RD

    RevDC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went to Vin Rouge for the first time last night. The food was great, the atmosphere was great, and overall the whole experience was top-notch. It's obviously a bit pricey, but the food is 100% worth it. My wife and I split: French Onion Soup - It was packed with flavor, and a very traditional soup. Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart - Super flavorful and unique. The salad was also great. I had the pork chop with mashed potatoes and braised cabbage. The pork was cooked perfectly, the potatoes were good, but pretty par for the course, but whatever they do to their braised cabbage... it's magical. Even if the other parts of this dish were *bad,* I'd get it again for the cabbage alone. My wife had the Hanger Steak Frites. The steak was cooked beautifully, the fries were perfectly golden brown, and the salad that came with it was also delicious... Not only was the normal experience good, but since they knew from the reservation it was her birthday, there was a nice little birthday card on the table when we got there, and they gave my wife a chocolate mousse treat at the end of dinner. Great food, great atmosphere, and if you're looking to impress on a date night... go to Vin Rouge.
  34. T

    Tomc

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were disappointed. Minimal selection on food; Mac n cheese was one of the sides. No hors d'oeuvres. Not enough seating as we requested a special seating. No desserts. Wine selection was the same as I might get at Wegmans for $12 a bottle. The cheese selection was not the best. France is know for cheese and their selection was all California. This was not what I’d except for a 20 year celebration.
  35. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Let me start by saying, "I LOVE VIN ROUGE!" Unfortunately, last night wasn't their best effort. I know the idea was to celebrate their anniversary but I can't imagine last night went off the way they'd hoped. Seems like they had a difficult time keeping fresh food out on the buffet; ESPECIALLY the seafood bar. I'm a pescatarian and trays of ice with a couple of oysters on it, just wasn't cutting it! Vin Rouge definitely got the better of my cost of entry this time!!! Seating was also an issue. my table of two arrived at about 5:30pm and we couldn't find seats! Eventually, we found ourselves standing around a cocktail table and someone got us a couple of barstools. Better than standing, but still, not great. Seating didn't improve as the night went on. Staff was scurrying around all night trying to create additional seating. What a mess!!! Often, a restaurant can salvage a less than spectacular performance with a great dessert! Not last night! Our "desserts" were two tablespoons of chocolate mousse; LITERALLY!!! TWO TABLESPOONFULS; one for each of us!!! They weren't even garnished! That's right folks, NO WHIPPED CREAM!!! As I said previously, I LOVE VIN ROUGE!!! I'll go back and I'm sure they'll do much better. PLEASE, don't decide to NOT go based on this review alone. Will I go to their 30th anniversary? Not if it looks anything like a repeat of last night. Everyone screws up now and then. Right? Last night was Vin Rouge's turn!
  36. GB

    GeorgeB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gala was well done. Tables and seating were spaced correctly. The food station spread throughout were full of beautifully prepared/presented food. The signature mussels were perfect. Good music, wonderful food and a festive atmosphere. Well done.
  37. VB

    VictoriaB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great attentive knowledgeable and super likeable wait person
  38. p

    pandcsmom

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful quiet dinner! All of the food was delicious and service excellent. Will come back for brunch soon!
  39. JG

    JimG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was wonderful and server very prompt. The ambiance was great and a good time was had by all.
  40. BV

    BethV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate a special event! Excellent food.

FAQs

Vin Rouge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 416-0406.

Vin Rouge is rated 4.7 stars by 3900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for Vin Rouge

2010 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    They have a small private lot with plenty of street parking nearby.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Kelly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 416-0406

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (877) 325-1604

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