We enjoyed our evening with friends. We liked everything in the menu, and had a tough time selecting. Our server, Chris, was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. He helped us select cocktails, our entrees, and wine for our 3 course dinner. We love the warm and vibrant atmosphere of Vin Rouge. Our dinner was spectacular, and Chris enhanced our experience on this busy Sunday evening.
Dec 9, 2019
Well....If you are seeking a PERFECT brunch spot....run, do not walk to Vin Rouge! I just had that treat today. I have looked forward to my annual brunch with a great friend and her equally fantastic aunt every year when my friend is drawn out of Florida to attend the Duke production of the Messiah. To borrow a short text from that production to describe how our annual encounter to dine and catch up in the brilliant Vin Rouge....HALLELUJAH!!! We had one little hiccup when I arrived first and the hostess couldn't find our reservation. She was brilliant..my dining partners were parking their car and when they came in the one who had made the reservation admitted that she had not received the confirmation. Thank goodness it wasn't of my doing. Our brilliant hostess very calmly assessed what I'm SURE is a packed booking and pulled what we decided was the best table in the place out of her magical hat and happily seated us without missing a beat! To add to the magic...we had the brilliant Peter to wait on us! Well...all I can say is that even if the food and beverages we had hadn't been beyond delicious...we would still have had a magical experience because of the incredible staff that make perfect and personal attention seem rediculously effortless! If I'm gushing...its due to the truth that Vin Rouge was it's usual perfect entity. HALLELUJAH! billy shepherd
Dec 27, 2019
Weird place but I loved it. Really good food, quirky atmosphere, good beer, and good experience all around. A little pricey but that's to be expected when you pick this place. First time having escargot and that was pretty good.
Dec 14, 2019
I had the eggs Benedict and it was spectacular. They also gave a very good wine suggestion that was tailored to my personal tastes. Great service, fantastic food, great wine.
Jan 3, 2020
The restaurant vibe was amazing also! Jazzy music and extremely nice and patient staff. He ordered the cheese grits and barbecue shrimp (he got the shrimps grilled without the bbq), and I had chicken strips and SWEET POTATO cornbread!!! Yes, sweet potato cornbread.I even got a side of HOT pancake syrup to put on top! It was SO good!
Oct 1, 2019
We have never had a bad meal here. Perfect for any special occasion or just a quick bite on the way home. You won't forget the meal and prepare to be indulged. Escargot, fresh oysters, amazing mussels, sweet breads, and phenomenal dishes that shift with the seasons. You'll love it!
Sep 9, 2019
Excellent restaurant with high standards and good food. Bartender was especially good. He checked glasses before pouring a drink to ensure they met his standard.
It's that kind of place. High standards, great food and good service.
Sep 11, 2019
There are so many little delightful things about Vin Rouge that shot it to the top of my ratings chart - its ambiance is cozy and charming; with a reservation, you're seated immediately upon arrival; window tables face out on the adorable patio and herb planters. The service is as attentive and skilled as you'd expect from a highly-rated French restaurant. I love it here.
Sep 28, 2019
The NY Strip was honestly one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Perfectly seasoned, crusted, and topped with herbs and butter- I am still dreaming about it. And they give you a mountain of fries so you don’t have to share. Round off your meal with a scoop of the dark chocolate mousse- dreamy 😍
Erick von Schulz
Nov 5, 2019
I love everything here and the service is always amazing. The steak tar tar, pate's, steaks and other meals I have had here are always awesome. If I still lived closer I would go more often. But definitely a great French restaurant to visit.
Nov 10, 2019
We came to celebrate a friend visiting from out of town, but the staff treated us all like family! The waiter was excellent, and the food was fantastic! We went for brunch and everyone cleaned their plates. I ordered the flank steak and it was cooked to perfection. Everyone's dish looked well prepared and yummy. I would highly recommend this restaurant, but will say that there is no 'kid's menu'. Even with that, our excellent waiter was able to pull some strings to accommodate our younger patrons. We had a large group that stayed for a while and we felt no pressure at all. Wonderful experience all around!
Nov 6, 2019
Parisian dining in Decatur. We stop here every time we are near. If you like french cooking you will love this place. Warning - they are closed Mondays.
Jun 16, 2019
Nearby parking. Attentive staff. Fresh food. Nice bistro atmosphere. Prices high so ho yo early prefix menu. Wine selection very good.
Jun 15, 2019
The most consistent french food in Durham. This is an absolute favorite place for date nights, particularly with the prix fixe menu and dollar oysters on Tuesdays. The cocktails have some nice creativity and the wine menu is extensive and well curated. Very reasonably priced for the quality and the ambiance feels authentic.
May 27, 2019
My friends and I had a family style meal. As someone who has been to Paris, this restaurant is as close as you will get to exquisite French cuisine. They have a beautiful French wine selection and the main courses are cooked to perfection (unless you cannot handle the French rare steak. That's how the French do steak ). My favorite course is dessert and the dark chocolate mousse is decadent. Vin Rouge is a must if you're in the area!
May 21, 2019
Very nice atmosphere. Indeed gives you a feeling once inside of being transported to some place in France. Oysters were great. Sweetbread appetizer was great (particularly the greens on the side). Main dish also very solid with suprisingly large portions. Almost 5 stars. Will go back to double check on it.
May 12, 2019
Had a Mother's day brunch. Our 4 meals weren't served at the same time. Salmon was good, but had no starch on the plate. A few other small, but surprising issues. Wanted to like it, but probably won't go back.
Jun 30, 2019
french food here - super tasty. Food with real quality ingredients. The staff was very kind and attentive. Feels like a place in Los Angeles I loved.
Jun 29, 2019
French food and the atmosphere at this spot is great. Staff is always nice even when they have a full house. It has a cool atmosphere.