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Vin Rouge

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2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (9th St.)
(919) 416-0406
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a...
Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to serving you at Vin Rouge.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a great find!

I was driving up to Durham with my wife as we had tickets to a concert at Carolina Theater and wanted a nice dinner. Vin Rouge was a great choice. The menu was perfect for both of us to find exactly what we wanted. The wine list was really good and the atmosphere was quiet when we started as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Bradford L
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Duncan, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Duncan, South Carolina
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I was driving up to Durham with my wife as we had tickets to a concert at Carolina Theater and wanted a nice dinner. Vin Rouge was a great choice. The menu was perfect for both of us to find exactly what we wanted. The wine list was really good and the atmosphere was quiet when we started as we... More 

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Raleigh, NC
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I had extremely high expectations for this restaurant. The overall experience was hectic and choppy. The service was friendly the meals a mixed bag. I am a good cook so I tend to order foods that "I can't get at home." Imordered calf's liver. I was asked for my desired degree of doneness. I stated medium. It was well done... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

While visiting Duke, Vin Rouge was one of the few restaurants open. We chose this restaurant because the parking lot was full at 5:30 pm and figured that meant good food within! We were right. The raw oysters were some of the best I've ever had. The salad was crisp and very flavorful. The mussels were amazing, we tried two... More 

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Ann Arbor
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106 reviews 106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is hard to review this one since I came on Valentine's day with a set menu. The Valentine menu had a premium of $20 over the a la carte menu. Anyways, I had the braised pork which was good and tender, but a little lacking in sauce typical of french cuisine. I had trout salad which was actually bigger... More 

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Oxford, NC
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164 reviews 164 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was my first time for brunch at Vin Rouge and it was every bit as good as the many dinners I've eaten there. I ordered the eggs benedict which were perfectly cooked with a delicious freshly made hollandaise sauce. The pomme frites were crisp and tasty. My wife ordered the French toast and bacon which were delicious as well.... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a terrific place for Sunday brunch. The French toast and coffee are outstanding. My husband loved his eggs Benedict .

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Athens, Greece
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Visiting Vin Rouge reminds me being in a French bistro in Provence. The food is phenomenal! It is actually the 5th time I visit this restaurant the last 2 months! The mussels are one of their top choices! For the fans of steak tartare I totally recommend you to order it! Great bouillabaisse and homemade bearnaise for the steaks are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I love Vin Rouge; however, the menu has not changed in years. A great restaurant changes the menu with the seasons. It has now become boring.

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Lexington, South Carolina
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The food is phenomenal. If you like country French and who wouldn't. One visit here and you will be sure to return again. The Oyster appetizer in baked cheese was wonderful as was the chicken liver pate. The mountain trout with a ragout and the pork-chop with apple was the best my wife has ever had. Don't miss this place... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I have been meaning to visit Vin Rouge since we saw the Gratin de Macaroni on Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," four years ago. The Gratin de Macaroni was everything we thought it would be and more, easily the best macaroni and cheese we've ever eaten. The chicken liver pate was also incredible. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
    (9th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 416-0406

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

Description

Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to serving you at Vin Rouge.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?