Denver >Food & Dining > Bistro Vendome
1420 Larimer St Ste H, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.747670 -104.999398
Mon. - Thu. 5pm - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 5pm - 11pm;Sun. 5pm - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Union Station, LoDo, Northwest Denver
Everything was delectable – The food was delicious, the service was great. We chose everything our waiter suggested, and it was splendid, including the wine. We had steak tartare and foie gras for starters, and scallops and duck for entrees. The food melted in our mouths, the seasoning and preparation was perfect! We loved it! We will return on the terrace this summer for a romantic French dinner in the charming courtyard.
wonderful european style brunch – Our family of four dined at Bistro last Sunday. Eggs perfectly cooked, asparagus firm and flavorful, children enjoyed the fruit waffle. The food's good, but the best part is the ambience--giant windows, wood floors, high ceilings and a well-gardened, tucked-away patio. Right in the heart of Denver, but it feels like Paris. . .
Disappointing aniversay – We went to dinner on our anniversary on 1/7/06 and had a wonderful dinner. We both ordered the Steak Frites, Classique. My wife likes here steak with only a little pink. The steak temperature was perfect. We loved the frites as well. The owner threw in two complementary glasses of champagne. The service was excellent. The atomosphere was lovely. We had such a good time, we went there again a couple of weeks ago. We ordered the same thing. Everything was fine up to the time we received our steaks. When we ordered, we emphasized to the server how important it was that my wifes steak was well done with just a hint of pink or we would send it back. When the steaks arrived, my wife's steak was medium rare with a cool center. It was also sliced? I've never seen steak presented sliced. When we sent the steak back, the server argued that it was well done. The steak was so bloody that my wife didn't want another entre or to have them fix it. In summary, I would say that the atomosphere is great, the service is satisfactory but the food has recently taken a tumble.
Best Brunch in Denver! – This is the best place to sit outside in Denver! Tucked away in a cozy corner I LOVE brunch there! I think they have the BEST bloody mary I have ever had the frites with champagne vinegar are addictive! The croissants are to die for, so order them as soon as you sit down! Favorite place to spend a Sunday morning!
Great food and ambience – Great food however the space is slightly small. The tables are small and have no leg room. Service and food are wonderful and makes up for it. I would go for just two or even four but not for a whole group. Can get too crowded for the group.
Small and comfortable, but avoid the breezeway seating – I have been in about a dozen times now and the more I go, the more I enjoy it. I am not a huge fan or the brunch, but I'm not a huge brunch fan. Everyone I go with loves it. It's casual enough to wear jeans, but a suit fits in as well.
Some of the servers are better than others. The guy with the fake French accent is a tool, but the majority of the staff is very good. The service is casual but very good by Denver standards.
The daily specials are always worth checking out. They do nice work with duck, but I've had rabbit that has been a little over cooked. The mussels are some of the best in Denver and the wine list is well selected and not over priced.
One of Very Best Restaurants in Denver – Please do yourself a favor and ignore the negative reviews for this restaurant. The service may be a bit slow for the McDonald's crowd, but for a person who enjoys a civilized, delicious, romantic dining experience, Vendome is one of the best. As someone who is PASSIONATE about great food, Vedome is at the top of my list and a refreshing offering in a town which at time caters a bit much to beer drinking football junkies. Now let's talk about the food for a moment...Amazing, beautiful! Go there for the Sunday all-you-can-eat mussels and frites - a great deal. Sunday brunch with freshly baked croissants, bellinis and french presse coffee in their charming courtyard is also a must. Good wine list also. Desserts are stunning. The ambiance is very Pastis of NYC, elegan, casual, unpretentious. I'm moving away from Denver shortly and I wish I could take Vendome with me!
Average and careless – It was a very warm night and we were sitting outside - perhaps this effected our experience - nothing impressive or supporting all the rave. Very Average. We were sharing our appetizers but our waiter did not warn us about Salade de Crabe - its impossible to share. It was served with no spoon (!) and the sorbet melted before we got to it. It was a mess.
Service was not very friendly except for our waiter - everybody else appeared tired, bored and wanting nothing to do with us. A girl serivng us water was not smiling and did not acknowledge us talking to her at all. We left a 20+% tip because we are just nice - wish the service and this place trully deserved it.
Totally boring and bland – If your going to call yourself a "French Restaurant" then get the traditional fare down at least! The tartar was gross, the escargot was bland and boring, the steak au poiver was over done and nothing like it is suppose to taste. Le Central is half the price and just as good. I will say that the service was very good, and our server had a good knowledge of wine.
Best Steak Tartar in Denver – Went out for 5280 week and it was a bullseye. Great wine recommendations, food was incredible! Our server Gary was a blessing and happy to accommedate us even though we were his last table late on a Sunday night. The tartar was perfect, I've never had better in Denver. Beautiful atmosphere, I look forward to returning in the summer for some sweet sweet patio action!
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