Vin Rouge

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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PO
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We’ve brunched several times at Vin Rouge. Never disappointed. Always a delightful experience.

a
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve eaten at vin rouge several times over. Food is pretty good most of the time. But it’s also very loud in there. Tables very close. You can hear other conversations and not your own. That’s my only complaint but it’s a big complaint. It prevents me from going there from now on.

MP
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always good. The restaurant is small so it can get crowded - make sure you reserve your table.

PK
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great french bistro food. Very authentic. Everything I had was outstanding.

r
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic evening. Possibly the best server we have ever had. (Not just at this restaurant — anywhere). An undervalued star in Durham’s good — but overhyped — food constellation.

J
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Diver Scallops were spectacular. Great service and exceptional food!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. The service was professional and informative. We had vegetarians in our group and they were able to give good suggestions.
The duck salad was the best duck I’ve ever eaten.
Would definitely rerun next time I am in Durham.

JF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great ambiance

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top places to go in town!

AH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Vin Rouge! The service both at the bar and tableside were fantastic! The complementary escargot were right up there with those I tasted in Paris, and the rest of the dishes followed suit. Can't wait to experience all this again, thank you so much!

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Some aspects of the meal were very good - the baked littleneck clams were a delicious highlight. Unfortunately, the NY strip steak was served undercooked and lukewarm, while the tuna in the nicoise had a mysterious grey tone. The food was quite disappointing, despite a very warm and pleasant atmosphere.

PC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and signature cocktails.

l
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff. Great food. Noisy inside, but no way around that. Worth it.

OT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best Sunday Brunch location.

AA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went there for V-day so the service was a little slow. But the food and ambience were great!

b
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vin Rouge. We come to Durham once each year for a Duke basketball game at Cameron, and we eat at Vin Rouge every time. The food is always outstanding, and we really like the cozy surroundings. The servers are also know the menu very well and can answer all questions about different items on the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vin Rouge never disappoints! Delicious food, excellent service, and a wonderful experience! Already looking forward to our next meal there!

F
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Made me feel very welcome for my birthday! Even completed request for flowers on the table

PM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vin Rouge never disappoints. It had been a while since my last visit, and the food was just as good as I remember. The service was maybe a tad slow, but it was a very busy Valentine's evening, so probably to be expected. However, the wait staff was very attentive and friendly. My only real complaint is that the dining room is very dark at night. Dim lighting is fine for ambiance, but this was almost like eating in the dark. The food and drink was still delicious, however, and one does feel transported to a French bistro. An overall great experience.

SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, and we plan to return in the future!

HC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All the food was delicious except the chateau briande was a little grisly and fatty.

HF
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Valentines Day

c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food at Vin Rouge has always been excellent and was again on Valentine's Day. Service was also very good but the staff was understandably busy. We always enjoy an evening here and look forward to next time.

SJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. We had a great time.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

VD
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Valentines Day dinner. They had a shortened menu. But everything was delicious and service was great.

DM
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

OT
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We love vin rouge. But we were a little disappointed in the heavy sauce on the calves liver. Usually we love it but it was too heavy n but overpowering compared to you prior sauce. But still had a nice dinner. Thank yiu

EH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation so that we could have a nice dinner before going to the DPAC. Vin Rouge did not disappoint! We had a delicious meal, excellent service and were out in plenty of time for the 7:30 pm.m show. Thank you!! We look forward to coming back. :)

f
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Took hours to get our mussels. Wait vanished. When we finally flagged her down she said a big party backed up the kitchen. No excuse.

SR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food, service, ambience, and value were all superb.

LB
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great dinner before attending show at DPAC! Onion soup is awesome!

EB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bistro. The food and service was fabulous. We came here when we were looking at Duke for my son. Now he’s a senior and we still love this coming here. The food is delicious. There is nothing they need to do to improve it.
You just can’t go wrong here!

CI
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the classic mussels and the beet salad. They were both delicious.

D
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic french cuisine. Not light on calories but delicious

BL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrating birth of first grandchild!

MA
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they gave our French 75’s to another table so our wait for drinks was really long-waitress quickly blamed someone else. 🤭 felt like it took longer than usual, not sure maybe new staff? Our brunch was very good

OT
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekly Sunday brunch Had older son and his family visiting

GD
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We ordered 2 NY strip steak frites. The fries were cold. The steak was extremely fatty. Not a good meal and not a good value. Would not recommend.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Fantastic waitress with great recommendations.

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