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Vin Rouge

4.7
4.7
3763 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

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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 3,763 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Great for Brunch

  • Durham

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Durham

    Notable Wine List

  • Durham

    Outdoor Dining

  • Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Shorkie

    Raleigh

    123 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    123 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I’m sad to say that this will be the last time for us at Vin Rouge. Our first experience was fabulous and it has just got worse each time since. A $35 corkage fee is also too much for this type of restaurant. The food was once again uninspiring and the menu really needs a complete redo. It has been the same for a long time. The trio of pate was tasteless and having the chicken liver pate as a substitute was the only redeeming part! I was hoping to give the calves liver another try after the last disastrous experience of a piece of leather awash in gravy! But there were no meat options with both the steak and liver off. Service was attentive but could not make up for the poor standard of food and overall although not expensive was not value for money.
  2. G

    Glennaldo

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was a big fan that made a certain amount of noise, but we were glad because of COVID. Also, the prices aren't cheap, but the food is worth it. Our friends had never been, and were surprised and delighted at the atmosphere and quality of the food and entire experience.
  3. NR

    NoRaDiner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal and cold drinks. Still a fave!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the wine to the desserts was fantastic. We sat outside and it was cute and cozy. I tried one of the beef specials and it was so good i had to share it with my boyfriend. We will be coming back!!
  5. S

    Stephanie

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and very good food. We had the trout and the bouillabaisse. The salad was big enough for two. Prices were reasonable for the quality.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Good service. Love the atmosphere! (I don’t want to pay for water so be sure to ask for tap water if you also want to avoid that!)
  7. A

    Andrew

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my third time to Vin Rouge and it is delicious French cuisine, friendly staff, and nice ambience — just a gem of a restaurant. It’s a fantastic date place.
  8. A

    Anon

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took a visiting friend to dinner on Saturday evening. The waitstaff was great, attentive but not hovering. It was great to learn that the charcuterie board is back. There were five of us and everyone enjoyed their dinners thoroughly. We had pork, chicken and the poisson du jour. All cooked and served perfectly. All desserts were also excellent. All of us would recommend Vin Rouge to our friends.
  9. PN

    PatrickN

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal here. Always great! I would highly recommend.
  10. JD

    JillD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My only complaint is that the restaurant didn't seem to have their AC running and it was quite warm in the dining room.
  11. RB

    RicardoB

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and food. Just the waiters probably overworked. Signs of the time. But we were not in a hurry... it worked out well!
  12. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good. Service was not. Took forever to get anything, server kept forgetting things. Other tables looking around like what's taking so long. There wasn't many people there. Bummer because I was very much looking forward to this dinner and spend a lot of money.
  13. JF

    JulieF

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roast chicken, green beans, and potatoes ….so simple but so incredibly delicious! Our waitress was professional, friendly and attentive! We will definitely be back soon!
  14. K

    Kevin

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good place for fine dining in your Sunday's best.
  15. F

    Foodies

    Orange County

    207 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    207 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We came here due to all the great reviews. However, we were somewhat disappointed in our dinner. The service was good, not great. The bread was dry and cold….thought it would be amazing French bread. The house salad lacked flavor in the dressing, very few apples, and the walnuts were not flavorful at all. The Dijon Salmon was very good. The macaroni and cheese was huge and was good but not as amazing as we expected. The Apple Bread Pudding was recommended but was cold and hard as a rock. It was a disappointing end to our meal. The meal was reasonably priced.
  16. RP

    RPDurham

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eggs Mediterranean was delish! This was my first brunch at Vin Rouge (a dinner favorite). Looking forward to coming back soon.
  17. NT

    NewToDurham

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Brunch was awesome. And so accommodating when we wanted to move inside
  18. FL

    FoodLoverrrrr

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Delicious food, great service, and a wonderful atmosphere. Loved every minute!!
  19. j

    justtrying

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Anxious to return, it's a favorite. dependable nice evening.
  20. JR

    JR5620

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    French onion soup. Dirty martini. Oysters on the half shell. Win, win, win!
  21. DD

    DavidD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food as if it were made in Lyon; a good value for the money.
  22. d

    dsfish

    Raleigh

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite, Vin Rouge never disappoints. The food is delicious & the service is top notch. Thanks for helping us celebrate our 25th anniversary. We will be back.
  23. V

    V70cat

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice place, good food and atmosphere. The service was not perfect but everyone was trying hard. I would definitely go back.
  24. PD

    PittD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent as usual. Great place.
  25. WR

    WilliamR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Spencer was an excellent server. The pear cider was perfect for a warm evening. Our salads were full of fresh, tasty ingredients. The baguette was typical but the olive tamponade (and butter) were very good. We both had mussels; one classic and one curry. Plentiful number but not very large or tasty mussels with seasonings that were present and modestly tasty but far from the best that we’ve had. Enjoyed the bread pudding dessert.
  26. M

    Melissa

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time eating at Vin Rouge. All of the staff were super nice and helpful. We enjoyed our Rhone wine and trout almandine. The green beans were a little under cooked this time, but everything thing else was superb!
  27. JC

    JaniceC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely anniversary dinner, excellent food and service from Bethany!
  28. SS

    SushiSnob

    Montreal

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  29. s

    spanishfoodie

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vin Rouge is stellar. It is our hands-down favorite for special meals or just a lovely night out. The service is attentive yet not overbearing. Just the right amount. Very friendly. The food is out of this world.
  30. KW

    KidsintheWestEnd

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend told us that the brunch is outstanding and the prices are within reach, so we decided to try Vin Rouge on Sunday. It was a total hit!! The food was outstanding, including the Salade Nicoise, which has the freshest rare tuna, the most delicious anchovy EVER **and NOT from a can!** and the genuine dijon-mustard bite so authentically French. The fruit salad, recommended by the host who seated us, was amazing--the first time in my life I've had a fruit salad where every single piece of fruit was perfect. My companions had the hanger steak, which was excellent; and the Benedict, also absolutely perfect. I give this restaurant my very highest rating--next time we visit Durham we will return for sure.
  31. l

    lisac

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    As always the food was great, I had the steak and my husband had the liver. Both were amazing. We shared the apple bread pudding - delicious. The outdoor patio is great.. Our waiter was not as attentive to us as his other tables - There was a chocolate mouse dessert which we were not told about. I usually am blown away with the service while it was good it was definitely lacking last night -on my bill there was $44 dollars that was 2 glasses of wine from another table. He removed it and gave us a beer on the house. I would return - food is just the best
  32. AR

    AlexR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service and a wonderful ambiance. Perfect for date night or a move night with friends! Definitely get a reservation if you can though
  33. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. We enjoyed sitting on the outdoor patio.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! We love the patio and the service was great. We will be back!
  35. C

    Couple

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanks for making it a great date night! Happily recommend to others.
  36. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place! My fiancé and I got a gift card so we decided to try it out. We started off the the curry moules-frites which was AMAZING. I had the salmon over the bacon lentils and my fiancé had the special grouper over fingerling potatoes and Brussel sprouts. Both meals were great. We will definitely be coming back.
  37. KJ

    KristinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Shrimp Provencale was so fresh! Chunky shrimp served in a skillet of hot butter, lemon, and tangy diced tomato was the perfect start to a summer meal. Bravo!
  38. GB

    GinaBrewer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Service and overall great experience. The food is delicious and authentically french. Our group had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend!!!
  39. ES

    ElizabethS

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    My New York strip steak was tough and chewy. Our waitress was very good. The atmosphere is rustic but kind of rugged in need of care. The host seemed new or unaware of how to seat people. The dinner was a disappointment, especially considering how much we spent expecting a good meal.
  40. H

    Hannibalism

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    still one of the best in durham. each course has great tastes and was prepared impeccably. a special shout out to the oyster shucker who once gain prepared perfect oysters without grit or sand and plenty of brine. All levels of staff were helpful nd pleasant

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 3763 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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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