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Vin Rouge

2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-0406
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Ranked #11 of 642 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 9th St.
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.
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81% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I typically don't review restaurants in my home town, but I have been here enough times and loved it each time that I had to give credit where credit is due. The service here is consistently attentive, but not overly so. You're able to enjoy a nice casual dining experience without feeling rushed. The food is fantastic. Some of my... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The specialty of the house is fruits de mer, especially moules (mussels). We each started our meal with a bowl of moules, but with different tastes added to the usual white wine base. The favorite was chorizo, followed by dijon and traditional. I then ordered bouillabaise, which was good but I was still in moule heaven. Excellent french wine list,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We go to Durham several times a year to visit friends. We enjoyed dining out in many of the new restaurant options this city is gradually offering. This time we went to Vin Rouge, which is not a new place and has great reviews. While the place is elegantly decorated and our server was truly friendly, the quality of the... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What an absolutely charming French Bistro located in Durham near the Duke Campus and eclectic 9th Street. The menu is extensive and selections prepared as one would expect of any fine dining restaurant in Paris or major metropolitan area. Wine pairings are extensive. Reservations are a must, especially on the weekends. It was a splendid Saturday anniversary celebration and we... More

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Durham, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place has it all. Ambiance is amazing. Feels just like France. The service was fun and professional at the same time. The food is not all that creative but the flavors are soooo good! The wine selection is extensive and well priced. The somm knows his stuff too. Next time I'll sit outside if it's not too hot.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I came at 9.45pm while their working hours is until 10pm. Yet they accepted me to sit and eat. I had a wonderful piece of pork, cooked rightly with crispy skin, accompanied by a glass of nice red wine. It was a warm summer night and they have outdoor seating.

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Tampa, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We travel to Duke Med Center a couple of times a year. Whenever we go, we make it a point to dine at Vin Rouge. We have never been disappointed in either the food or the service and treasure our meals here. Reservations are a must but well worth the effort!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Excellent French food served by knowledgeable and professional servers. Great wine list. Save room for chocolate mousse!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We loved this restaurant. What isn't to love? An adorable outside courtyard, and superbly trained, experienced and happy staff, with a menu that the chef totally delivers! Each of the offerings we got were done to perfection. From the martini through the oysters, onion soup, bouillabaisse, chicken, the fish special of the evening, and creme brûlées all the way around…we... More

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Dallas, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I lived across the street so I would go over often. Their fixed price menu is pretty good. The bacon jam, I forget the name of the actual appetizer, is phenomenal. The staff is pretty good at recommending wine. The service is normally good. Make a reservation, it gets packed.

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