Vin Rouge

4.6
3208 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved everything.

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CM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, from the food to the atmosphere to the service. The staff did a wonderful job of making my mother feel special on her 80th birthday!

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CT
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit. Obnviously we like the place. I had escargo; it was some of the best i've had. Also had Boudin Blanche. I enjoyed it, but it was not my favorite. Candidly, I think that it was probably an authentic French dish; I am more accustomed to a Cajun variety. So I do not think my critique is valid. One of our friends had the poisson de jour (Flounder). It was huge and looked delicious. The ladies had Caramelized onion and goat cheese tart. They loved it. We will return.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very intimate setting with good food and great service

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FF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding and authentic French cuisine plus the perfect wine pairing and great service even though crowded.

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ZP
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was crowded on a Tuesday night but the service was good. You'll definitely want to make a reservation. The décor is quaint and charming. The server was attentive. the wine selection is fabulous. Don't miss dessert even if you must take it to go and enjoy later.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our return visit and was just as enjoyable as the first. The crepes were delicious and the portion size just right. Although busy, we could still have a comfortable conversation without having to shout. Looking forward to our next visit.

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KL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Salad greens were old and moldy. Server was crabby and pushing extra items in a grumpy way.

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Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I like this restaurant a lot, but the service was super slow, and my fish was okay but not that flavorful. I would still come back but would hope for a better experience.

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C
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with an ambience that is cozy and romantic. Servers are very knowledgeable and wine list is outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vin Rouge never fails to exceed our expectations! We had a great dinner and our server(Sherry) was a pro. Best parts were the baked clams and chocolate mousse...and everything in between!

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R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome ambiance with good food to boot!

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and wine. Our server was waiting on tables both inside and outside so it seemed less attentive on this visit than others previously. The food and ambiance are so great though we'll be back!!

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CG
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great bread. Nice apps. Good pâté. Good wine selections. Hanger steak decent but slightly tough. Pomme frites decent. Deserts nice. Waiter a bit of a disappearing act but very helpful and pleasant. You know, the disappearing between apps and entree and before desert.

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EA
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Delicious food, excellent service, and not so loud that we had to shout. Good sommelier advice too!

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JA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very good dinner and a very good time. The little neck clams in a garlicky brith and wonderful crusty bread to dip were outstanding. My bouillabaisse was not as good.

It was reasonably crowded for a Sunday evening so reservations are advised. Very close to Duke campus.

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c
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice. As close to French bistro as you will come. Expect $100 for two.

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JA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The escargot was to die for and so were the clams. My fiancee and I went for our anniversary and it was an excellent place with equally excellent food. Small and romantic. Only complaint is that there should be more wines by the glass.

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D
Raleigh
113 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and wine, great choices. Can get loud.

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P
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always consistent and good. Even keep a record in reservation computer which table I like.

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V
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a truly perfect evening at Vin Rouge. The service was flawless and friendly, and the food was excellent. It has a warm, friendly atmosphere. We’ll be back any time we’re in Durham!

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RL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early and wascaeated right away. Wine, food and service was excellent. Was a little warm in the main dining room but was an excellent restaurant with a hip vibe.

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LF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

very disappointing. been a while since we've been there and things appear to have gone wy down hill.

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience overall. I was greeted immediately by our server who remained attentive throughout and food was fantastic. From the healthy - mussels and swordfish, to the indulgent - mac and cheese and frites to accompany the mussels. Looking forward to returning.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The decor is charming, the food is fantastic and the service was good. The set menu was fantastic as were the appetizers and wine. There were some new servers that seemed to be learning and were somewhat distracting. The tables are very small as are the rickety chairs. There wasn't enough room for our food and drinks on the tabletop and the tables are so close that we had to stand up to allow arriving guests to get to their chairs. As more guests arrived, the noise level rose so much that my partner and I couldn't hear each other. The dining experience could be greatly improved with some simple changes to the environment,

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M
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best visit thus far. Michelle was great, timing of the service was on point. My steak wasn’t over cooked this time

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roy was amazing...he made our experience at Vin Rouge and when we return we will definitely inquire to have him again. Food was phenomenal as well. We will be back!

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OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Appetizers were excellent - salads and shrimp Provençale. Entrees were very good - steak frites and salmon. Excellent lemon tart for dessert. Great service and a great atmosphere on a rainy Sunday night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I have always loved Vin Rouge and enjoyed my brunch there last weekend. However, my main comment is that there are too many tables scrunched too close together. I could not relax because I was sandwiched between another customer at another table on one side, and on the other side had waiters rushing by me within inches of me. I understand the desire to accommodate as many tables as possible, but there is a point at which the dining experience begins to suffer.

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V
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We have always enjoyed our meals here before and are well aware of the close quarters and noise level. This time, though, as it was a special birthday dinner I must admit it bothered us. We heard the entire conversation from the table next to us too loud and too clear. Although a lovely table in the far room next to the window was open the entire time we were there, we were not seated there. And, although it was a special occasion no extra little something to mark the occasion. The food, though, was excellent - as always. So, a good experience but not a fabulous place for an intimate dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My trout was a little salty but great experience nonetheless. Good service and friendly professional waitresses.

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JR
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, a little loud but definitely worth it

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of the food and the service was excellent. The noise level was too high....could hardly talk across the small table. The tables are entirely too close together for comfort.

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AL
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Everything we ordered was fantastic. The staff was on point. Tremendous. We'll be back many times.

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k
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely birthday brunch with friends at Vin Rouge. Always enjoy the quaint atmosphere and delicious food. Ordered the Eggs Oscar which is poached eggs over English muffins covered in an amazing crab hollandaise sauce and asparagus. One of my favorite places to dine!

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NK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. Wonderful ambience and good food at reasonable prices. Will definitely return

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EJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful from start to finish. We went for an intimate birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. Ordered some of the “classic” dishes and some from the evening specials. Next special event we will be going back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

7:15 reservation and nice Hostess said our table was done just chatting so directed us to the bar. Took way to long to get our drinks, at one point the bartender offered to get us bread but he never delivered. Finally got moved to our table at 7:45 and sat there for another 20 minutes before the waitress first visited our table. Overall very slow service the night we were there but the food was delicious!

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wine list needs work. Woefully over-priced French wines, when there is are so many French alternatives

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JW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with daught

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