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Vin Rouge

4.8
4.8
3694 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Amuse-Gueles

  • Oysters on the Half Shell

    • Market Price
  • Assiette d'Olives$3.95

    • Soupe à L'Oignon Gratinée$9.95

      Caramelized onion, beef stock, crouton, gruyere

      • Shrimp Provençal$10.95

        Garlic butter, lemon, tomato

        • Escargots$9.95

          Pastis, basil, garlic, butter

          • Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart$11.95

            Petite salade

            • Chicken Liver Pâté$9.95

              Onion marmalade, cornichons

              Salades

              • Mixed Greens$10.95

                Apple, walnuts, lardons, bleu cheese, Dijon vinaigrette

                • Beets$10.95

                  Walnuts, haricots verts, chèvre, mixed greens, citrus vinaigrette

                  • Frisée aux Lardons$10.95

                    Frisée, potato, lardons, fried egg, Dijon vinaigrette

                    • Salade Niçoise$17.95

                      Rare yellowfin tuna, haricots verts, hard-boiled egg, tomato, olives, potato, mixed greens, Dijon vinaigrette (anchovies upon request)

                      • Duck Confit$15.95

                        Frisée, bleu cheese, grapes, walnuts, Dijon vinaigrette

                        Fromage

                        Selection of French & local cheeses, served with accompaniments

                        • 3 Cheeses$14.95

                          • 5 Cheeses$19.95

                            Moules Frites

                            White wine, cream, shallot, garlic, lemon, butter, pommes frites

                            • Classic$18.95

                              • Dijon$18.95

                                • Curry$18.95

                                  Plats Principaux

                                  • Poisson du Jour

                                    • Market Price
                                  • Bouillabaise Rouille$25.95

                                    Mussels, shrimp, white fish, garlic, saffron

                                    • Trout Amandine$27.95

                                      Brown-butter-almond sauce, haricots verts, pommes purées

                                      • Poulet Rôti$27.95

                                        Roasted half-chicken, pommes lyonnaise, creamed spinach, tarragon sauce

                                        • Sautéed Salmon$26.95

                                          Dijon mustard crust, bacon-braised lentils

                                          • Sautéed Calves Liver$25.95

                                            Caramelized onions, bacon, pommes purées

                                            • Côtes de Porc$28.95

                                              Haricots verts, pommes purées, brandy cream sauce

                                              • Gratin de Macaroni$15.95

                                                Bacon, gruyère

                                                • New York Strip$35.95

                                                  Mâitre d'hôtel butter, pommes frites

                                                  Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                  What 3,694 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                  4.8
                                                  4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.7Food
                                                  • 4.7Service
                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                  • 4.5Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Loved For

                                                  • Durham

                                                    Great for Brunch

                                                  • Durham

                                                    Neighborhood Gem

                                                  • Durham

                                                    Notable Wine List

                                                  • Durham

                                                    Outdoor Dining

                                                  • Durham

                                                    Romantic

                                                  • Durham

                                                    Special Occasion

                                                  • Durham

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                                                    jdurham

                                                    Chicago

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Went to Vin Rouge for my birthday dinner, and we loved it. Our server, Jonathan, was wonderful - good recommendation, personable, just attentive enough, etc. Everything we ordered was great - trout, salmon, beet salad, wine, martini, and especially the chicken liver pate appetizer.

                                                  2. p

                                                    pfknc

                                                    Greensboro

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    Food was excellent, side patio is a nice setting, nice menu variety, more peadeful on weekday evening.

                                                  3. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    Birthday dinner was fantastic

                                                  4. S

                                                    Sunfish

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall1food2service2ambience3

                                                    The food and service were surprisingly poor. We often enjoyed Vin Rouge in the past but were very disappointed by the poor quality of food and service. Not sure if we will return.

                                                  5. AL

                                                    AlexL

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food and service were amazing, the patio wonderful with big fans and plenty of room for our large party.

                                                  6. MD

                                                    MDB01

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The service, food, and just the overall experience is well worth value,

                                                  7. CC

                                                    ChristineC

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent brunch food, great service, and nice ambiance in the outside garden room. It was a warm day, but it was shaded and the fans made it very comfortable.

                                                  8. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Loved it! 10/10 recommend.

                                                  9. C

                                                    Chris

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great spot for pre-show dinner! Bar drinks we’re ok but food was amazing.

                                                  10. MB

                                                    MominBirmingham

                                                    Little Rock

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Everything was amazing- from service, to art on walls, food and drink.

                                                  11. H

                                                    Hights

                                                    Exclusive

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great atmosphere for a business meeting with global participants!

                                                  12. MW

                                                    MikeW

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Vin Rouge is a great place to eat. It’s not cheap, but they provide excellent service, wonderful foods and a good sized wine list. I highly recommend them.

                                                  13. JC

                                                    JayC

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had another excellent dinner. Prices are still very reasonable. You will pay much high prices other places and not experience the multiple flavors and choices that you will at Vin Rouge.

                                                  14. CR

                                                    ColleenR

                                                    E. Tennessee

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food and service by Roy was outstanding

                                                  15. B

                                                    Bhagwan1

                                                    Key West

                                                    57 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    57 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had an early pre-theater meal and were very pleased. Was given an inside table but w adjacent outside seating a fan. Very pleasant. Our server, Roy, made good recommendations - from the delightful Rose wine to the shrimp appetizer and goat cheese/onion tart. The salmon dish was unique and uniquely good. I like a creamy pate and theirs was very rich and smooth w the normal accompaniments. Service was prompt and attentive. Definitely will return when we’re back in Durham.

                                                  16. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Western NC

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall3food5service3ambience1

                                                    Table was advertised as outdoors but it was really a room with open windows. This was a big disappointment given COVID rates

                                                  17. PW

                                                    PaulW

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had Sunday brunch at Vin Rouge, and it was delightful. The ambience was reminiscent of many a small Parisian cafe. The crepes were both generous and tasteful. Server was friendly but not intrusive. We highly recommend Vin Rouge.

                                                  18. S

                                                    Sophia

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Came here to celebrate a birthday, and we're so glad we did! Lovely service, friendly staff, and great food. Thank you for a great night!

                                                  19. SB

                                                    StephenB

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    38 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    38 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Consistently excellent food in a lively but quiet atmosphere

                                                  20. VR

                                                    VickiR

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Best! Food! Ever! And very fairly priced for the awesome quality of the food.

                                                  21. AR

                                                    AngelaR

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Absolutely loved it - beautiful outdoor space with delicious food.

                                                  22. E

                                                    Elizabeth

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I’ve never had less than a wonderful experience at Vin Rouge, and last night was no exception.

                                                  23. LK

                                                    LynneK

                                                    Atlanta

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    This is an excellent restaurant. The menu is varied and all of the food delicious. I visit Durham once a year and Vin Rouge is at the top of the list. A must.

                                                  24. C

                                                    Charlie

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                    Food was not impressed. Roughly put together without reflection of the quality they used to have.

                                                  25. F

                                                    Frank

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Outstanding food and excellent service. Perfect place for any kind of celebratory meal with family or friends.

                                                  26. ME

                                                    MikeE

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Good food and service, but food prep was slow. We waited way too long between appetizers and main course.

                                                  27. AK

                                                    AnnK

                                                    New England

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Salmon on lentils was wonderful. Pork chops nicely cooked and tender.

                                                  28. DO

                                                    DiningOutwithBob

                                                    Atlanta

                                                    233 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    233 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Sunday evening dinner in Durham NC on long drive back to ATL. Pleasant surprise. A casual fresh bistro with good boullibasse and fresh trout. Excellent service and reasonable prices. A little too crowded together but otherwise enjoyable dinner.

                                                  29. MH

                                                    MichaelH

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Everything was great. Entrees were a bit slow coming out but it was very busy.

                                                  30. LV

                                                    LVdiner

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Absolutely delicious food and outstanding service.

                                                  31. DB

                                                    DrBigVic

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Quintessential French restaurant. Adore it! Servers are the tops!

                                                  32. KW

                                                    KevW

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Once again the food was awesome! It has been a long while for obvious reasons, was not disappointed.

                                                  33. DM

                                                    DaveM

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    The last few times we went to Vin Rouge the service was slow but last night Vin Rouge was back! The service impeccable, the food delicious, the ambience outside very pleasant. We were glad to see an old friend back on her game.

                                                  34. LC

                                                    LindaC

                                                    New York Area

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    We were delighted to find this French restaurant - wonderful food, great server and and a diverse and tasty menu. Great wine selection with by the glass options that were above the norm.

                                                  35. N

                                                    Natalie

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Went for brunch and sat outside which was so lovely ! Fantastic as always!!

                                                  36. g

                                                    garciaunc

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Service was amazing!

                                                  37. IS

                                                    IreneS

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food and service were fantastic! From our appetizer through dessert we were delighted!

                                                  38. DS

                                                    DSBx

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    I love Vin Rouge. The outdoor seating is wonderful. While I enjoy their food, this time it seemed a bit too salty.

                                                  39. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    We had a very nice time last night. Our server, Robert, was very accommodating and pleasant. He did a great job timing the courses and making recommendations. I would give this five stars except for two things. We had asked to have the music changed, which was not done. The choice of music was completely wrong for the atmosphere. It was so strange. The atmosphere is beautiful and very inviting. All of our food was exceptional, except my sister ordered the fish of the day. It was not the fish that she was told it would be, we are not sure exactly what it was and the waiter didn’t seem to be able to tell us either. Regardless, it was completely over cooked and horrible. We sent it back and she was not charged. It would have been nice for a manager to swing by the table to see what the problem was, so that changes could be made to correct the issue. All in all, we had a lovely time and I’m looking forward to coming back for another meal. We would love to try the brunch.

                                                  40. B

                                                    Billie

                                                    Raleigh

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Oh my! I had liver and onions and it was scrumptious. I know liver is not everyone's taste, but if you have a hankering, Vin Rouge is the best. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly too. She even made fresh coffee for me. This was a 5-star early evening dinner before a performance of "Pretty Woman" at DPAC. Aren't we lucky to live in Durham?

                                                  FAQs

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

                                                  Vin Rouge is rated 4.8 stars by 3694 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                  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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