Vin Rouge

★★★★☆
  • 2010 Hillsborough Rd

    Durham, NC 27705

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  • 919-416-0406

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Mon. - Thu. 5:30pm - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 5:30pm - 11pm;Sun. 5:30pm - 9pm

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Rude Staff, Mediocre Food

I decided to have a my baby shower brunch here, with 15-20 people on the recommendation of a friend. I was asked to arrive 10 minutes late so my hostesses could decorate the table. So I arrived 10 minutes late

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★★★★★

Rude Staff, Mediocre Food

I decided to have a my baby shower brunch here, with 15-20 people on the recommendation of a friend. I was asked to arrive 10 minutes late so my hostesses could decorate the table. So I arrived 10 minutes late

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I was in last night with a group of 7 for a birthday dinner. I arrived late, and my party had already put their order in. It took our server about 15 minutes to even come by the table and offer me anything to drink, and she seemed slightly

3
★★★★★

I was in last night with a group of 7 for a birthday dinner. I arrived late, and my party had already put their order in. It took our server about 15 minutes to even come by the table and offer me anything to drink, and she seemed slightly

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We had a lovely meal here. Nice terrace and excellent food. Standouts include the seafood and duck confit salad.

Everything was prepared perfectly -- well seasoned, attractive, and nice portions.

However, our server was inattentive to the point that it detracted from the meal. We didn't order wine...I wonder if that was perceived poorly by our waiter who was warm to the patrons around us (all had alcohol). I had time to observe this while we waited for our entrees to arrive, dishes to be picked up, dessert to come, our check. These were the only interactions we had with our server who did not ask us if we were enjoying our meal or if we needed anything else even once during a two hour dining experience.

Still, a poor waiter shouldn't overshadow a positive overall experience; we'll return for sure.

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★★★★☆

We had a lovely meal here. Nice terrace and excellent food. Standouts include the seafood and duck confit salad.

Everything was prepared perfectly -- well seasoned, attractive, and nice portions.

However, our server was inattentive to the point that it detracted from the meal. We didn't order wine...I wonder if that was perceived poorly by our waiter who was warm to the patrons around us (all had alcohol). I had time to observe this while we waited for our entrees to arrive, dishes to be picked up, dessert to come, our check. These were the only interactions we had with our server who did not ask us if we were enjoying our meal or if we needed anything else even once during a two hour dining experience.

Still, a poor waiter shouldn't overshadow a positive overall experience; we'll return for sure.

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We've eaten here a few times and it has been a wonderful experience on all occasions. The macaroni and cheese is phenomenal and could almost feed a small army. I usually get the steak and frites because it's very tasty and satisfies a large appetite. I really love this place and will continue to not only visit, but recommend to everyone! charming atmosphere and staff as well! Cheers!

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★★★★★

We've eaten here a few times and it has been a wonderful experience on all occasions. The macaroni and cheese is phenomenal and could almost feed a small army. I usually get the steak and frites because it's very tasty and satisfies a large appetite. I really love this place and will continue to not only visit, but recommend to everyone! charming atmosphere and staff as well! Cheers!

Pros: steak and frites, gratin de macaroni, wine selection

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This is a great French Restaurant right off of 9th street. As the other review says, it doesn't look as good from the outside. I agree, it is one of the best of the George's owned restaurants.

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★★★★★

This is a great French Restaurant right off of 9th street. As the other review says, it doesn't look as good from the outside. I agree, it is one of the best of the George's owned restaurants.

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Made reservations for a Sunday birthday brunch (Mom was turning 80); party of 6. The meal was wonderful, but after 1/2 hour the staff could not wait to get us out of the door! I understand turn over is $$$$, but when you are buying a $150 brunch with ALL the trimmings, I don't think that a second cup of coffee and hour at the table is unreasonable. Yes, I went after reading the reviews, and yes the food was wonderful. But I really really really would have to think before going again. It ruined the morning for me--fortunately Mom had a wonderful time, and bless that bit of dementia, for she never noticed that the coffee cups were never refilled, not even once... Boo Hoo to Vin Rough! Has anyone else (particularly those at Vin Rouge) noticed that the only knocks they take on their ratings are for service--pay attention guys!

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★☆☆☆☆

Made reservations for a Sunday birthday brunch (Mom was turning 80); party of 6. The meal was wonderful, but after 1/2 hour the staff could not wait to get us out of the door! I understand turn over is $$$$, but when you are buying a $150 brunch with ALL the trimmings, I don't think that a second cup of coffee and hour at the table is unreasonable. Yes, I went after reading the reviews, and yes the food was wonderful. But I really really really would have to think before going again. It ruined the morning for me--fortunately Mom had a wonderful time, and bless that bit of dementia, for she never noticed that the coffee cups were never refilled, not even once... Boo Hoo to Vin Rough! Has anyone else (particularly those at Vin Rouge) noticed that the only knocks they take on their ratings are for service--pay attention guys!

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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Vin Rouge looks a little sketchy on its barren patch of dirt at the corner of Ninth Street and Markham, but it's probably the best of all of the "George's" owned restaurants. Go for brunch on the weekends, and make sure to ask for extra olive dip for your bread!

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★★★☆☆

Vin Rouge looks a little sketchy on its barren patch of dirt at the corner of Ninth Street and Markham, but it's probably the best of all of the "George's" owned restaurants. Go for brunch on the weekends, and make sure to ask for extra olive dip for your bread!

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My boyfriend and I went to Vin Rouge for Valentines Day. It was amazing. I had lamb shank, which was perfectly cooked. He had the sea bass which was also delicious.Our server was great too. He was very knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. Fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to Vin Rouge for Valentines Day. It was amazing. I had lamb shank, which was perfectly cooked. He had the sea bass which was also delicious.Our server was great too. He was very knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. Fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

Pros: food, ambience, service

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Upon the recommendation of friends, four of us ventured to Vin Rouge this past Sunday for brunch. I've never judged a restaurant by location or decor, since usually the best food comes out of the most interesting establishments and grand and gorgeous establishments are needed in order to serve overly expensive bland food (An in Cary for example). Anyway, Vin Rouge has such a pricey dinner menu that we decided upon brunch. I got the ham and gruyere omelette that came with pommes frites (I guess if it's french food, you don't call them french fries), and a small green salad. The dressing on the salad was excellent! The fries were the best of the best as far as fries go. I'm not usually a big fan of fries, but those were yummy. The gruyere was excellently melted throughout my omelette! Daryl got the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and capers and loved it. Joel and Amber both got the Eggs Benedict and said it was great! I would definitely go back. The service was average, but the bread was exceptional!

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★★★★☆

Upon the recommendation of friends, four of us ventured to Vin Rouge this past Sunday for brunch. I've never judged a restaurant by location or decor, since usually the best food comes out of the most interesting establishments and grand and gorgeous establishments are needed in order to serve overly expensive bland food (An in Cary for example). Anyway, Vin Rouge has such a pricey dinner menu that we decided upon brunch. I got the ham and gruyere omelette that came with pommes frites (I guess if it's french food, you don't call them french fries), and a small green salad. The dressing on the salad was excellent! The fries were the best of the best as far as fries go. I'm not usually a big fan of fries, but those were yummy. The gruyere was excellently melted throughout my omelette! Daryl got the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and capers and loved it. Joel and Amber both got the Eggs Benedict and said it was great! I would definitely go back. The service was average, but the bread was exceptional!

Pros: Great brunch menu and prices! Great pommes frites!

Cons: Cramped quarters for dining

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We've been to VR many times over the years. Tonight was typical. We were in need of a nice treat for each other, it was a Sunday night, and not many places are open. VR was, so I made a reservation. We were seated immediately, our service was really superb (one of those waiters who not only knows his stuff about the food and wine, but conveys it well, AND provided excellent service). I had a duck confit salad that could practically have been the entree. It was excellent. And so was the lamb stew over polenta (I'm not sure exactly what they labeled the entree - it was a special). My wife had squash soup and calf's liver. I wouldn't touch the latter, but she said it was very well done ("Like my mother used to make."). The wine list is superb. Our creme brulee and Rieussec sauterne was a perfect pairing. In short, a memorable meal with excellent service. It's a bit noisy, more bistro than refined, and my rating reflects my perception that they accomplish what they were trying for. We'll be back.

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★★★★★

We've been to VR many times over the years. Tonight was typical. We were in need of a nice treat for each other, it was a Sunday night, and not many places are open. VR was, so I made a reservation. We were seated immediately, our service was really superb (one of those waiters who not only knows his stuff about the food and wine, but conveys it well, AND provided excellent service). I had a duck confit salad that could practically have been the entree. It was excellent. And so was the lamb stew over polenta (I'm not sure exactly what they labeled the entree - it was a special). My wife had squash soup and calf's liver. I wouldn't touch the latter, but she said it was very well done ("Like my mother used to make."). The wine list is superb. Our creme brulee and Rieussec sauterne was a perfect pairing. In short, a memorable meal with excellent service. It's a bit noisy, more bistro than refined, and my rating reflects my perception that they accomplish what they were trying for. We'll be back.

Pros: Great bistro food. Nice wine list. Excellent service.

Cons: Can be crowded. More fun when outside available.

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I have eaten at Vin Rouge a number of time and have always been pleased with the total dining experience. The outdoor patio is very romantic in the cool late summer evenings. Last night we had a large party of ten for my birthday. I was impressed with our server's knowledge of the wine list and attentiveness to the whole table. We had two people join us at the end of our entrees but the staff got them food very quickly. The portion size of the entree are perfect. The only downside to the evening was the tent that was set up in the patio. The atmosphere was nice but it was chilly and the heat they had going wasn't quite enough. Keep this place in mind if your looking for a special place to celebrate.

2
★★★★★

I have eaten at Vin Rouge a number of time and have always been pleased with the total dining experience. The outdoor patio is very romantic in the cool late summer evenings. Last night we had a large party of ten for my birthday. I was impressed with our server's knowledge of the wine list and attentiveness to the whole table. We had two people join us at the end of our entrees but the staff got them food very quickly. The portion size of the entree are perfect. The only downside to the evening was the tent that was set up in the patio. The atmosphere was nice but it was chilly and the heat they had going wasn't quite enough. Keep this place in mind if your looking for a special place to celebrate.

Pros: Atmosphere, service, food

Cons: parking, temperature in tent

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Warning: if you are on a diet, you should skip this place. Even our waiter told us that all of the food is "rich." It's also delicious. While it's not the cheapest restaurant in the world, for the food and service, it's not too bad. Plus, restaurant dot com has discounts to it. I had the hanger steak, one of three "steak frites" which mine had a blue cheese sauce. The steak was tender and delicious. The fries, while great, were a little too salty. I notice that at the restaurants owned by the same person, he always puts too much salt on the food. My date had the pork chops which were huge. She liked them as well. We shared chocolate mousse for dessert which was tasty. My only complaint is that they could have had a few more wines by the glass. But the ones each of us had were very good. I highly recommend this place.

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★★★★★

Warning: if you are on a diet, you should skip this place. Even our waiter told us that all of the food is "rich." It's also delicious. While it's not the cheapest restaurant in the world, for the food and service, it's not too bad. Plus, restaurant dot com has discounts to it. I had the hanger steak, one of three "steak frites" which mine had a blue cheese sauce. The steak was tender and delicious. The fries, while great, were a little too salty. I notice that at the restaurants owned by the same person, he always puts too much salt on the food. My date had the pork chops which were huge. She liked them as well. We shared chocolate mousse for dessert which was tasty. My only complaint is that they could have had a few more wines by the glass. But the ones each of us had were very good. I highly recommend this place.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Short list of wines by the glass

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This restaurant is not out there trying too hard to impress some foodies. It is what it is...consistent French bistro fare. This is one of the places on my list whenever I can take my clients out. The duck confit and steak frites are true to the style. To the reviewer who mentioned no sighting of French person working in the restaurant. Well, good luck looking for one, chances are slim. Most of the great "French" cooks in NYC and other metropolitan ciites are from Pueblo, Mexico or other part of Latin America.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is not out there trying too hard to impress some foodies. It is what it is...consistent French bistro fare. This is one of the places on my list whenever I can take my clients out. The duck confit and steak frites are true to the style. To the reviewer who mentioned no sighting of French person working in the restaurant. Well, good luck looking for one, chances are slim. Most of the great "French" cooks in NYC and other metropolitan ciites are from Pueblo, Mexico or other part of Latin America.

Pros: Unpretentious food

Cons: Beer list

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I tried Vin Rouge for the first time the other night and was blown away. As soon as we walked in it just felt good. The aromas coming from the open kitchen were outstanding, the place was hopping and I saw the most delicious looking giant bowl of chocolate mousse wiz by me by a hurried server. We were immediately taken to our table in the cutest little dining room I've seen. After looking at the menu and listening to the specials, we decided on mussels for our appetizer (we only ordered one because I knew we had to get that mousse for dessert) and for entrees I had the salmon and my date ordered the new york strip. The mussels were served in the coolest serving vessel I have ever seen. It was specially designed for mussels and made getting to the broth so easy. The broth, by the way, was certainly the best I've ever had but it was a little richer than I expected. We shared a glass of muscadet from 1995. I thiught the server must be wrong but I ordered it anyway and later talked to the manager who explained that it was the first day they had this wine and wanted to see what people thought about it. It was a great match for the mussels. With our entrees we shared a bottle of red burgundy from beaune. I had never had a wine from that area but I'm now a big fan. It went perfectly with my salmon with lentils and with the steak too. The steak came with awesome french fries and a butter sauce. We did have that mousse for dessert and I can't stopp thinking about it. It was so chocolatey and rich and not too sweet. I did't have wine with it but there seemed to be a nice list of dessert wines to choose from.

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★★★★★

I tried Vin Rouge for the first time the other night and was blown away. As soon as we walked in it just felt good. The aromas coming from the open kitchen were outstanding, the place was hopping and I saw the most delicious looking giant bowl of chocolate mousse wiz by me by a hurried server. We were immediately taken to our table in the cutest little dining room I've seen. After looking at the menu and listening to the specials, we decided on mussels for our appetizer (we only ordered one because I knew we had to get that mousse for dessert) and for entrees I had the salmon and my date ordered the new york strip. The mussels were served in the coolest serving vessel I have ever seen. It was specially designed for mussels and made getting to the broth so easy. The broth, by the way, was certainly the best I've ever had but it was a little richer than I expected. We shared a glass of muscadet from 1995. I thiught the server must be wrong but I ordered it anyway and later talked to the manager who explained that it was the first day they had this wine and wanted to see what people thought about it. It was a great match for the mussels. With our entrees we shared a bottle of red burgundy from beaune. I had never had a wine from that area but I'm now a big fan. It went perfectly with my salmon with lentils and with the steak too. The steak came with awesome french fries and a butter sauce. We did have that mousse for dessert and I can't stopp thinking about it. It was so chocolatey and rich and not too sweet. I did't have wine with it but there seemed to be a nice list of dessert wines to choose from.

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My wife and I went to Vin Rouge for our Valentine Day dinner (actually, 3 days after) last Saturday. My wife was a bit concerned about the service after reading the reviews, however, decided to give it a try. Neither of us regret our visit. The table setting was nice, the waiting staff was very attentive and the waiting time for the ordered food was appropriate. While we were a bit disappointed with their duck confit (it was too salty outside and kind of disappointing inside), the rest of the dishes were very good. The oysters were prepared in a very tasty sauce, escargot was just right and the calf liver was simply outstanding.
Also, the place does not charge as much as other place in Triangle that serve French food.
We can definitely recommend this place to others.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I went to Vin Rouge for our Valentine Day dinner (actually, 3 days after) last Saturday. My wife was a bit concerned about the service after reading the reviews, however, decided to give it a try. Neither of us regret our visit. The table setting was nice, the waiting staff was very attentive and the waiting time for the ordered food was appropriate. While we were a bit disappointed with their duck confit (it was too salty outside and kind of disappointing inside), the rest of the dishes were very good. The oysters were prepared in a very tasty sauce, escargot was just right and the calf liver was simply outstanding.
Also, the place does not charge as much as other place in Triangle that serve French food.
We can definitely recommend this place to others.

Pros: Food, service, parking, ambience

Cons: duck confit

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I went to the restaurant with two other friends. From the moment we sat down until the moment we got up to leave the server never acknowledged that I was also part of our party. Our server never once made eye contact or looked at me. I approached him afterwards to say I thought he was rude (this is very unusual of me). I also spoke with the manager...and basically nothing was done to make our experience better. The manager seemed like he was trying, but was rather baffled and even admitted that he knows what to do witht he food is bad, but not when the service isn't what we expected.

If you want good service, then I recommend somewhere else.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to the restaurant with two other friends. From the moment we sat down until the moment we got up to leave the server never acknowledged that I was also part of our party. Our server never once made eye contact or looked at me. I approached him afterwards to say I thought he was rude (this is very unusual of me). I also spoke with the manager...and basically nothing was done to make our experience better. The manager seemed like he was trying, but was rather baffled and even admitted that he knows what to do witht he food is bad, but not when the service isn't what we expected.

If you want good service, then I recommend somewhere else.

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After reading the rave reviews of Vin Rouge in TriangleCitySearch, we decided to head there for dinner on a Saturday night. Our first impression was one of disappointment. The place is cheaply decorated and the tables are crammed against each other. We ended up sitting at a table very close to the open kitchen and the front door, just a few inches from the couple at the nearest table. So much for the romance factor... We did request another table and even though the hostess said she would get back to us on that, she never did, even to say that it was not possible. The food itself was disappointing. I had a "steak-frites", a safe bet usually, pepper steak and French fries. The steak was small and the meat was not of great quality. I actually had a better steak-frites in the cafeteria of the Paris Airport for half the price. My friend ordered a grilled tuna dish, which was, well just that, dry, very little sauce and mashed potatoes as a side dish. We could have had a better evening barbecuing steaks and tuna on our back porch... The wine list is nice but the vintages are grossly marked up. And by the way, there isn't a single French person among the staff (including the cook). To us, the Vin Rouge experience was the equivalent of a tourist trap, overrrated and overpriced. Now, we know why it wasn't hard to get a reservation on a Saturday night in such a "hot spot". We do not recommend this restaurant, especially if you are planning a romantic evening.

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★★★☆☆

After reading the rave reviews of Vin Rouge in TriangleCitySearch, we decided to head there for dinner on a Saturday night. Our first impression was one of disappointment. The place is cheaply decorated and the tables are crammed against each other. We ended up sitting at a table very close to the open kitchen and the front door, just a few inches from the couple at the nearest table. So much for the romance factor... We did request another table and even though the hostess said she would get back to us on that, she never did, even to say that it was not possible. The food itself was disappointing. I had a "steak-frites", a safe bet usually, pepper steak and French fries. The steak was small and the meat was not of great quality. I actually had a better steak-frites in the cafeteria of the Paris Airport for half the price. My friend ordered a grilled tuna dish, which was, well just that, dry, very little sauce and mashed potatoes as a side dish. We could have had a better evening barbecuing steaks and tuna on our back porch... The wine list is nice but the vintages are grossly marked up. And by the way, there isn't a single French person among the staff (including the cook). To us, the Vin Rouge experience was the equivalent of a tourist trap, overrrated and overpriced. Now, we know why it wasn't hard to get a reservation on a Saturday night in such a "hot spot". We do not recommend this restaurant, especially if you are planning a romantic evening.

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I recently went to Vin Rouge for brunch on a Sunday. What a disapointment it was. We three ladies made reservations for 1:30pm. I would NOT advise doing that. The three of us ordered two separate entries, both of which they had run out of. The waitress never mentioned this prior to ordering. After re-ordering, it was at least 30 minutes until our order arrived. We had to ask for water because no wait person came by to check on us. After eating, one of our party went to the ladies room. That was a problem because the toilet was clogged. On the way back to our table, our friend was almost bowled over by a restaurant worker who was carryng dirty linens across the restaurant, very appetizing. I would not recommend brunch at this location at all.

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★★☆☆☆

I recently went to Vin Rouge for brunch on a Sunday. What a disapointment it was. We three ladies made reservations for 1:30pm. I would NOT advise doing that. The three of us ordered two separate entries, both of which they had run out of. The waitress never mentioned this prior to ordering. After re-ordering, it was at least 30 minutes until our order arrived. We had to ask for water because no wait person came by to check on us. After eating, one of our party went to the ladies room. That was a problem because the toilet was clogged. On the way back to our table, our friend was almost bowled over by a restaurant worker who was carryng dirty linens across the restaurant, very appetizing. I would not recommend brunch at this location at all.

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Man, this place is awesome!! Great service, nice atmostphere, wanna go back over and again!!

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★★★★★

Man, this place is awesome!! Great service, nice atmostphere, wanna go back over and again!!

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i have only dined at vin rouge once for brunch, so can't speak for dinner. i had a good experience, thought the food was very good (eggs oscar and chicken crepes) - and i thought they did a great job offering some different and interesting brunch options. the coffee was delicious and the ambience was great - very romantic - even on a sunday morning.
my only complaint would be that the service was pretty slow. i liked our waiter - he was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food, however i felt like the food took and exceptionally long time to come to the table and our coffee and water cups took and exceptionally long time to be refilled.
despite the mediocre service, i would definitely return for the food and atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

i have only dined at vin rouge once for brunch, so can't speak for dinner. i had a good experience, thought the food was very good (eggs oscar and chicken crepes) - and i thought they did a great job offering some different and interesting brunch options. the coffee was delicious and the ambience was great - very romantic - even on a sunday morning.
my only complaint would be that the service was pretty slow. i liked our waiter - he was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food, however i felt like the food took and exceptionally long time to come to the table and our coffee and water cups took and exceptionally long time to be refilled.
despite the mediocre service, i would definitely return for the food and atmosphere.

Pros: great brunch, reasonable price, nice ambience

Cons: food slow, service only okay

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Having had great meals here previously, I went to Vin Rouge for dinner this week. My fish was dry and, when someone finally came over to ask about my food, I requested that it be returned. I had only eaten 1 bite, yet the chef insisted that I pay for the uneaten meal because, according to him, the fish was 'perfect'. I used to be an admirer of this restaurant but I will now tell everyone I know NOT to eat here. It's not good business to treat your customers badly, especially ones that are fairly regular customers. Did they act this way because I was dressed more casually than some of the other diners that night? I can't say for sure but that was the distinct impression I got.

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★☆☆☆☆

Having had great meals here previously, I went to Vin Rouge for dinner this week. My fish was dry and, when someone finally came over to ask about my food, I requested that it be returned. I had only eaten 1 bite, yet the chef insisted that I pay for the uneaten meal because, according to him, the fish was 'perfect'. I used to be an admirer of this restaurant but I will now tell everyone I know NOT to eat here. It's not good business to treat your customers badly, especially ones that are fairly regular customers. Did they act this way because I was dressed more casually than some of the other diners that night? I can't say for sure but that was the distinct impression I got.

Pros: good wine list

Cons: no customer service

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we have been to vin rouge several times and the food, service and ambience are absolutely wonderful. kudos to the chef as his ratatouille is to die for. the person that wrote complaining that he didnt think that waiting at the bar for 15 to 20 minutes would be romantic has obviously not seen their bar.

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★★★★★

we have been to vin rouge several times and the food, service and ambience are absolutely wonderful. kudos to the chef as his ratatouille is to die for. the person that wrote complaining that he didnt think that waiting at the bar for 15 to 20 minutes would be romantic has obviously not seen their bar.

Pros: great food, covered patio, fabulous service

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We were prompty seated outside on the patio, which has a great atmosphere. The service was unpretentious, and the waiter recommended good choices of wine and food. All of the dishes from appetizers, main courses, to the desserts were delicious. The most recent chef does a superb job using typical sauces and seasonings of provence in many of the menu items.

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★★★★★

We were prompty seated outside on the patio, which has a great atmosphere. The service was unpretentious, and the waiter recommended good choices of wine and food. All of the dishes from appetizers, main courses, to the desserts were delicious. The most recent chef does a superb job using typical sauces and seasonings of provence in many of the menu items.

Pros: romantic, superb food

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First off let me say that I went on Sunday AM for brunch so I can't speak on the quality/service for dinner.

As far as brunch goes this place was nothing spectacular. I had a coffee, a garden omelette which came with frites and just the house bread. Coffee was good but nothing special (albeit I am not a coffee connoisseur). The omelette was just mediocre...the omelette itself was good but the vegetables inside were cold. The fries were good but overdone and warm, not hot. Worst of all was the bread. It tasted like Kroger bread...just ok and nothing even close to a true French baguette.

Service was fine but it wasn't very crowded so there was not much to put to the test.

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★★★☆☆

First off let me say that I went on Sunday AM for brunch so I can't speak on the quality/service for dinner.

As far as brunch goes this place was nothing spectacular. I had a coffee, a garden omelette which came with frites and just the house bread. Coffee was good but nothing special (albeit I am not a coffee connoisseur). The omelette was just mediocre...the omelette itself was good but the vegetables inside were cold. The fries were good but overdone and warm, not hot. Worst of all was the bread. It tasted like Kroger bread...just ok and nothing even close to a true French baguette.

Service was fine but it wasn't very crowded so there was not much to put to the test.

Pros: Nice outside seating

Cons: All around boring

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upon entering the restaurant, I was promptly greeted and seated. The red room provided the perfect ambiance. The candle-lit dinner, young handsome watistaff, and savory foods all added to the experience; not to mention the great wine selection that's cheap and inexpensive. I loved the Vin Rouge dining experience and would this restaurant to anyone.

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★★★★★

upon entering the restaurant, I was promptly greeted and seated. The red room provided the perfect ambiance. The candle-lit dinner, young handsome watistaff, and savory foods all added to the experience; not to mention the great wine selection that's cheap and inexpensive. I loved the Vin Rouge dining experience and would this restaurant to anyone.

Pros: cute waitstaff, outside dining area, ambiance

Cons: inconsistent food, tight sittings

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My dining experience at Vin Rouge was absolutely perfect. The food was marvelous, not to mention "real" french cuisine! The restaurant was spotless, the atmosphere was very plesant and the waitstaff was very personable and prompt. Our overall experience was superb, and I would recommend it to all my friends.

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★★★★★

My dining experience at Vin Rouge was absolutely perfect. The food was marvelous, not to mention "real" french cuisine! The restaurant was spotless, the atmosphere was very plesant and the waitstaff was very personable and prompt. Our overall experience was superb, and I would recommend it to all my friends.

Pros: excellent food, prompt service, great waitstaff

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We went to Vin Rouge for lunch. The onion soup was a little sweet, but other than that there was really nothing to complain about. Spinach crepes and French dip were excellent. Prices and service were good too. And we loved the atmosphere - we will try it for dinner soon.

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★★★★★

We went to Vin Rouge for lunch. The onion soup was a little sweet, but other than that there was really nothing to complain about. Spinach crepes and French dip were excellent. Prices and service were good too. And we loved the atmosphere - we will try it for dinner soon.

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My husband and I have eaten there twice - both times in their lovely outdoor area, and both times the food was fantastic! We found the service to be knowledgeable and curteous, and the portions (as seems to be the norm for this area) were enormous. I am sorry cold weather is here so we can't enjoy the ambience outside anymore..

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★★★★★

My husband and I have eaten there twice - both times in their lovely outdoor area, and both times the food was fantastic! We found the service to be knowledgeable and curteous, and the portions (as seems to be the norm for this area) were enormous. I am sorry cold weather is here so we can't enjoy the ambience outside anymore..

Pros: food, outdoor patio, french bistro feeling

Cons: small indoor area, some tables too close

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Have been there 3 times. The last 2 times the plate was burning hot but the food was plain cold. It was below room temperature. That makes me wonder about the freshness of their meals. They probably prepare it in the afternoon and pull it out of the fridge on demand. I just wonder about the way they heat up the meals. The wait staff appeared to be polite but neither knowledgable nor very responsive. I like the ambience on the patio. It is a gem among the scarce outdoor dining opportunities in Durham. In short words I will come back for a glass of wine and a snack but no dinner anymore.

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★★☆☆☆

Have been there 3 times. The last 2 times the plate was burning hot but the food was plain cold. It was below room temperature. That makes me wonder about the freshness of their meals. They probably prepare it in the afternoon and pull it out of the fridge on demand. I just wonder about the way they heat up the meals. The wait staff appeared to be polite but neither knowledgable nor very responsive. I like the ambience on the patio. It is a gem among the scarce outdoor dining opportunities in Durham. In short words I will come back for a glass of wine and a snack but no dinner anymore.

Pros: ambience, outside dining option, good wine list

Cons: clueless wait staff, food quality, no draft beer

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Following an initial disappointing visit I was talked by friends into giving Vin Rouge a second try. Unfortunately, initial impressions were only reconfirmed. Generally bland and uninspired food served by careless, disinterested wait staff. The waiter took away one appetizer with a single bite missing without inquiring if anything was amiss. Multiple requests for such simple things as replenishing bread and water were unsuccessful on both visits. We love Parizade but George B. needs to go back to the drawing board on this one!

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★☆☆☆☆

Following an initial disappointing visit I was talked by friends into giving Vin Rouge a second try. Unfortunately, initial impressions were only reconfirmed. Generally bland and uninspired food served by careless, disinterested wait staff. The waiter took away one appetizer with a single bite missing without inquiring if anything was amiss. Multiple requests for such simple things as replenishing bread and water were unsuccessful on both visits. We love Parizade but George B. needs to go back to the drawing board on this one!

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My husband and I found the food to be fantastic, the atmosphere great, and the service great.

We cannot wait to go back. Oh wait.....the prices were awesome--very, very reasonable.

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★★★★★

My husband and I found the food to be fantastic, the atmosphere great, and the service great.

We cannot wait to go back. Oh wait.....the prices were awesome--very, very reasonable.

Pros: reasonable, friendly

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Giorgio Bakatsias has outdone himself this time. While the atmosphere is not, the food is reminiscent of a french bistro/restaurant. Attentive and courteous staff for a Friday evening. Superb liver with bacon and onions, and not as you would expect!

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★★★★★

Giorgio Bakatsias has outdone himself this time. While the atmosphere is not, the food is reminiscent of a french bistro/restaurant. Attentive and courteous staff for a Friday evening. Superb liver with bacon and onions, and not as you would expect!

Pros: Nice outdoor dining

Cons: poor AC

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I am a student at NCSSM, a residential high school down the street. I went to this restaurant with my French class and we enjoyed our visit. We were served by polite waiters who served us delicious food in a timely manner. They didn't even cringe when they had to divide the bill three dozen ways! We spent an enjoyable evening, and several of us intend to stop by again for dessert. It's a bit expensive for a student's budget, but it's certainly a nice place to celebrate a special occasion. I especially reccommend the chocolate torte for dessert. It's warm, rich, and full of calories. :)

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★★★★★

I am a student at NCSSM, a residential high school down the street. I went to this restaurant with my French class and we enjoyed our visit. We were served by polite waiters who served us delicious food in a timely manner. They didn't even cringe when they had to divide the bill three dozen ways! We spent an enjoyable evening, and several of us intend to stop by again for dessert. It's a bit expensive for a student's budget, but it's certainly a nice place to celebrate a special occasion. I especially reccommend the chocolate torte for dessert. It's warm, rich, and full of calories. :)

Pros: delicious, courteous staff, quiet atmosphere

Cons: expensive

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I don't know who writes the reviews for Citysearch, but they are provincial.
Fun place, good bistro food, even without the orange in the salad. Kitchen was a little slow, but the place is new. Thank George for hiring a manager who knows what he is doing. Good wine list for bistro.

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★★★★☆

I don't know who writes the reviews for Citysearch, but they are provincial.
Fun place, good bistro food, even without the orange in the salad. Kitchen was a little slow, but the place is new. Thank George for hiring a manager who knows what he is doing. Good wine list for bistro.

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I selected this new offering from Mr. B. hoping that it would offer a more subdued, romantic atmosphere than Parazade and the Garage. No such luck, at least not in the front room where tables are inches from each other, and the bar and kitchen are located. The food was good but conversation was hard over the din of the rather eclectic crowd.

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★★★☆☆

I selected this new offering from Mr. B. hoping that it would offer a more subdued, romantic atmosphere than Parazade and the Garage. No such luck, at least not in the front room where tables are inches from each other, and the bar and kitchen are located. The food was good but conversation was hard over the din of the rather eclectic crowd.

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Step through the door of Vin Rouge and leave the American South behind. This classic French bistro conjures up its counterparts in Dijon or St. Remy with authentic touches such as a pile of baguettes on a sturdy antique farmhouse table.…

 

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