About Bistro Vendome
Bistro Vendome, designed to evoke the look and feel of a long-established, family-owned bistro plucked from a Parisian street corner, features a carefully crafted menu that contains a wealth of French flavors served in a comfortable and charming environment. Brought to you by the owners of nearby Rioja, Bistro Vendome is based a foundation of classical French with a lighter and more contemporary influence. This heartwarming bistro fare pairs well with the full service bar with more than 65 selections of French wine representing all regions of France. Every detail of the food, service and atmosphere guarantees a unique and authentic French dining experience.
Hours of Operation:
Brunch Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm Dinner Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Dinner Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bistro Vendome Ratings and Reviews
In a word: underwhelming. The food was m ...
In a word: underwhelming. The food was mediocre at best. It wasn't bad, but it certainly did not live up to our expectations or the price point. The steak tartare tasted like homemade tuna salad with hamburger in it. His pork medallions were inconsistently cooked, somewhat dry, and the pairings were strange (herb butter with peaches?), and its bed of beans was unremarkable, like basic boiled beans. Her bouillabaisse was adequate, though lacking in anything to make it truly memorable. We skipped dessert, as we did not feel like adding to our disappointment of what should have been an amazing anniversary dinner. One wonders if they paid to be rated so highly in so many "Best of" lists.
From other reviews we expected a lot, an ...
From other reviews we expected a lot, and our expectations were surpassed. The food was amazing. We began by sharing the Steak Tartare, progressed to sharing the warm cauliflower salad, my friend had the whole fish (Branzino), and I had the Steak Frites. All the dishes were prepared perfectly, and although my friend said she preferred Steak Tartare to have horseradish (as her favorite local restaurant prepares it), she agreed that it was excellent. Things that go unnoticed but that show an experienced chef and a great team in the kitchen: dishes that are dissimilar, but are both cooked perfectly and served simultaneously at their peak. The fish arrived hot with crispy skin, the flesh tender and moist. The Steak Frites exactly medium rare, the frites fried crisp on the outside, the inside so creamy they almost felt hollow in my mouth. We finished with a lemon tart that was like nothing else I've ever had. The service was great, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. And for what this is, the prices are a screaming bargain. Why would you pay $50 for a steak at a steakhouse when the absolutely superior steak frites here goes off at $26? Cannot recommend this place highly enough.
We enjoyed our experience at Bistro Vend ...
We enjoyed our experience at Bistro Vendome. We dined under the stars and were a little put off by fixed menu on dining under starts event and were not told that was the case. We would not have ordered so much food and maybe would have ordered a few extras if allowed. But the atmosphere is great inside and out. The service was great, we had to wait a bit and they offered us free champagne which was nice. Cozy French place and the food is good.
The food was good and the staff knowledg ...
The food was good and the staff knowledgeable and competent. However, the overall organization of the restaurant was lacking with a kitchen apparently over burdened by too many orders. The wait to get food was very lengthy, helped somewhat by the complementary sorbet between distant courses and drinks provided by the wait person. Better planning and organization in anticipation of the heavy load of reservations.
We had an 8pm reservation and were seate ...
We had an 8pm reservation and were seated at 8:15. There was a small choice of red wines by the glass, but I has two good glasses. The menu wasn't extensive, but the food was delicious and inventive. My son enjoyed a very good creme brulee and I have the delicious chocolate bouchons dessert. A touch pricey but the service and food were good.
We enjoyed the patio dinning experience ...
We enjoyed the patio dinning experience, with food flavors that popped and excellent wine full of flavors. What I did not appreciate was someone behind me smoking at their table. I thought smoking on a patio dinning area was not allowed, but somehow it happened here!
This is our go-to for special occasions ...
This is our go-to for special occasions and always delivers. We were in for my boyfriend's birthday this time but we ended up getting engaged on your patio. Bistro Vendôme always holds a special place in our hearts. <3
Once again, Bistro Vendome exceeded our ...
Once again, Bistro Vendome exceeded our expectations! The service was excellent with a surprise touch of complimentary champagne from the host for our celebration. The mussels are the best in town and you want to drink up the delicious broth. Our favorite dish continues to be the Crepes Vendome. Sitting on patio on a somewhat cool evening made the dinner all the more special.
We absolutely love Bistro Vendome, the f ...
We absolutely love Bistro Vendome, the food is always amazing and this visit was excellent cuisine. The steak tartare is the best and most authentic in America. We brought friends who visited from France and they conquered.
Our major disappointment was the service, our server was the most unpleasant and unattractive server we've encountered in a long time, to the point were I felt embarrassed to our special guests. It was so obvious that he simply did not want to be there that day, nor attend to our needs for a large 8 people table. Didn't bother to walk us through the menu nor announce the features of the day... We expected more than just a grumpy order taker... Disappointing for sure.
The food was absolutely fantastic though.
We made a reservation and asked for a qu ...
We made a reservation and asked for a quiet table to celebrate our anniversary. We expected good food from the reviews, but they far surpassed any expectation we had. First, they offered us a table in their wine room, a quiet 4 table room with a big window. We were by ourselves on a Friday night! Next, our waiter, Robb, offered helpful suggestions with the menu and brought us a complimentary amuse bouche. I had the pork medallions on his recommendation and was not sorry. Delicious! My husband had the gnocchi and loved it. Finally, we went with his suggestion for dessert and it came with a candle to celebrate our anniversary. BEST OF ALL, they gave us an anniversary card personally signed by all the staff and comp'd us the dessert. Who does that?? I was so touched it brought tears to my eyes. We will be back. Until now, my best meals had been in France, but not anymore! Bravo, Bistro Vendome, et merci beaucoup!
We had a problem with the salads, which ...
We had a problem with the salads, which they fixed. We ordered beef which came out raw. We sent it back. One order was cooked better but the second order was still raw when the beef was presented again. Overall, we were disappointed because we know they are capable of doing better. Maybe we came on an off night.
Wonderful special evening! My friend and ...
Wonderful special evening! My friend and I went to Bistro Vendome for a special treat. We received excellent wine recommendations from our server (who was also a trained sommelier), and had a gorgeous meal. The service was wonderful, our server was extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations (gluten free options too), and the restaurant was gorgeous! We can't wait to go back, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a special night out!
We had several dishes that would be cons ...
We had several dishes that would be considered classic French cuisine, but there was nothing we are that we would consider excellent. It was all "just ok." However, the service was fantastic, even with us waiting 15 minutes to be seated despite us having reservations. I mentioned on the reservation that it was our anniversary, and they gave us special attention because of that.
Every time we visit Denver to see our ki ...
Every time we visit Denver to see our kids we try to eat at Bistro Vendome and they never disappoint. We prefer to sit outside but you won't be disappointed with their indoor seating either. Our table of five all ordered something different and everyone was happy. The French fries are fabulous. Great French wines. This is one our favorite Denver restaurants.
I've gone to this restaurant several tim ...
I've gone to this restaurant several times. This visit it seemed as though the waitress was not very experienced. She made no wine recommendations although I invited her too. Brought the wrong entree for me (although it was corrected within three minutes). Just not up to the standards I've come to expect. Just so-so this time. I hope it is a hick-up and not a trend (as I like the overall experience and food I've had in the past). I'll definitely give it another go based on previous experience.
bistro vendome does not disappoint. it ...
bistro vendome does not disappoint. it is especially good value for brunch. they had no space when i increased the number from 4 to 6 on short notice, but when i explained the special occasion with out of town guests, they accommodated us. my guests were impressed. i will go back. a little taste of paris in denver. i love it!
k in denver
This delightful French restaurant has an ...
This delightful French restaurant has an amazing staff and delicious food. I took my fiancée here for her birthday, and it was a truly memorable evening. If you can, try the outdoor seating, it's truly spectacular!
A great meal! Bistro Vendome is set in ...
A great meal! Bistro Vendome is set in a charming bricked courtyard off a busy street, giving the simple, elegant dining room a serene air. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately in a cozy corner booth. Service was outstanding, knowledgeable and warm, with many good suggestions on food and wines. The chef started us off with a cold cauliflower and garlic soup amuse, bright and flavorful. The onion soup was termed excellent, and my salad of rustic greens and goat cheese was out of this world. A hot, crisp baguette with fresh butter rounded it nicely. We had variations on steak frites--try the Roquefort with port reduction! The meat was perfect, tender and well-sauced. Desserts were great--macarons and chocolate decadence completed a memorable feast. Try it!
My husband and I went to Bistro Vendome ...
My husband and I went to Bistro Vendome for our anniversary. He loved the sea bass. I enjoyed the pork medallion which were soaked in brine. Fresh cherries were a delicious, surprising addition. The cauliflower salad was also unique. Loved the capers! I am gluten intolerant so could not have the gazpacho. I wish I would of asked it there was an alternative. I suggest asking when seated. The courtyard is a magical place--the sun sat and the lighting was very romantic. Make reservations a few days ahead for special occasions!
The outdoor setting - beautiful. The foo ...
The outdoor setting - beautiful.
The food - delish.
The service - spot on.
The atmosphere - we were mystified by the fact that the music playing was mainstream pop. Did not fit any of the above. One would expect that charming, romantic french music which would have made the whold experience exponetially more charming. Somehow, expect to have the feeling we've left Denver (even for an hour) and landed in a Parisian cafe'.
Please Chef Jen... consider the music. It matters.
We had a reservation and were seated rig ...
We had a reservation and were seated right away at a very romantic corner table. The waiter was beyond excellent and made wonderful wine recommendations. The food was amazing! It was a very enjoyable dinner - we would definitely dine there again!
We picked Bistro Vendome for our Oen Tab ...
We picked Bistro Vendome for our Oen Table points. Instead of trying to come down for Denver we decided to do Saturday Brunch. They have a beautiful, cozy courtyard patio Which was a lovely place to spend a Saturday.
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