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 Dining, 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
We came early in the evening because we ...
We came early in the evening because we had our one-year-old with us. The staff were delightfully helpful. They had a high chair ready. The service was excellent the food delicious. I had been hoping for the quintessential Gallic meal (onion soup, steak frites, glass of Cahors and a cognac) to remind us of our time in France and Bistro Vendome did not disappoint.
Excellent place for dinner and good wine ...
Excellent place for dinner and good wine! Appetizers are amazing, so be sure to come hungry! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable when making a wine or food selection. Definitely one of the best restaurants in downtown Denver!
Very disappointing. Pricey but mediocre ...
Very disappointing. Pricey but mediocre cocktails. Forgettable food. Service was perfunctory, what you would expect from a chain restaurant, not fine dining. We went to celebrate the birthday of an out of town guest & felt embarrassed to have brought her there.
For anyone who thinks of French restaura ...
For anyone who thinks of French restaurants as intimidating or just plain snooty, Bistro Vendome is here to prove otherwise. It IS a bit on the pricey side (although no more so than other fine dining places in Denver) but the casual elegance of the setting is enhanced by a friendly and knowledgeable staff and the food is both inventive and wonderfully tasteful. This is dining at a casual pace...you probably COULD grab a quick bite here but you'll want to spend at least a couple of hours savouring the experience. My wife and I do not live in Colorado and only get there occasionally but a dinner at Bistro Vendome is one of the stronges
Usually really fantastic food. This tim ...
Usually really fantastic food. This time disappointed with lack of filling in omelette and too much the same pastries. Someone else might have really liked, so just personal opinion. It was quite chilly in dining room. We were underdressed for the air conditioning. Will probably be back again because we love the ambience.
To start the environment was very fittin ...
To start the environment was very fitting to a European themed restaurant. We arrived a bit early for our reservation so we had cocktails at the bar, which at 2045 wasn't full as the dining room was. I had the French 75 and it was so good I had two more, but I had to share the third with my partner. She had a deep red fruity drink that was equally smooth. The food came promptly after lush purple lettuce salads. Our sever was well versed en francais and that made the evening even more for fun.
Its a perfect niche place off the alley just like in a European city. I hope to get to sit on the patio before it gets too cold!
An unexpected delight. A french restaur ...
An unexpected delight. A french restaurant in Denver. Fun location, reasonable sound level and congenial atmosphere combine for provocative experience. Quail with handmade sausage came with spectacular sauce. Had a wonderful red but can't remember the name. Good wine list.
This restaurant is right in the heart of ...
This restaurant is right in the heart of Larimer Square. The staff was all friendly and accommodating. The food was very good, although the portions were pretty small. Dining on the patio was very pleasant. Overall, nice experience
We decided to try this place before a Br ...
We decided to try this place before a Broadway, and it was perfect. They are considerate of evening plans and the food is delivered very timely. The service was superb and the food was delicious. We love French cuisine and enjoyed it thoroughly. The restaurant itself has outdoor and indoor seating, and is in a lovely location. Highly recommend for a romantic dinner.
Lovely September morning on the Bistro's ...
Lovely September morning on the Bistro's patio. We had been to dinner here several times but never before brunch. Each entree was wonderful and presented beautifully: French press coffee was perfect with pastriesfor starter. Attentive but nor rushed service, and we appreciated that the music piped much too loudly from speaker by our table was quickly turned way down at our request.
Tight menu done well. Authentic French ...
Tight menu done well. Authentic French bistro food. Disappointed that the 1/2 broiled chicken was not on the menu, but the duck confit made up for it. Interior of the restaurant is like dining in a small spot off the road in Normandy. Miss the broiled chicken though.
I make it a point to always dine at Bist ...
I make it a point to always dine at Bistro Vendôme when I'm in Denver; it's my favorite--and owned by WOMEN! The attention to detail is sublime. Normally, I sit in the garden, but this time they weren't able to accommodate (its first come first serve); however, we had the next best seating: at the French doors opening to the garden! We were served complimentary chilled celery soup; it followed escargot prepared the traditional way sans pastry in garlic butter with bread crumbs and toasted baguette slices. The pork tenderloin medallions with warm grilled peaches was a gastronomic delight! The lean buttery steak w/ Bernaisse sauce was cooked perfectly and very tender. We also tried one w/ the green peppercorn (au poivre) which was also really wonderful --but the Bernaisse was the best! The butter leaf baby lettuces w/ morning radishes and herbes was fresh and dressed in a light vinaigrette that did not overwhelm the herbes. Nice wine selection, too. ❤️ See you in two weeks, Vendôme!
Our waitress was exceptional. Very know ...
Our waitress was exceptional. Very knowledgeable about both the food and wines. Good recommendations about food and wine pairing. She was attentive at all times and made sure our needs were being met. My only concern was the rapid delivery of the different courses. This was a special occasion and we had plenty of time for a leisurely dinner. Yet, the courses came before we were ready for them. The waitress did sense this and held back the main course for a bit so that I could finish the salad course. Otherwise, an excellent experience and one that we will repeat when the next occasion occurs.
Amazing food and incredible atmosphere, ...
Amazing food and incredible atmosphere, however we sat outside and were quite uncomfortable in the "waffle" chairs and matching table- these didn't seem to equate to the expensive menu. I raved about the food all night and plan to revisit sometime, likely in the winter though when I'm not tempted to sit outside in the uncomfortable seats.
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.
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