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Vin Rouge

2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-0406
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Ranked #9 of 637 restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Jakarta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 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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Pittsboro, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Here for a second time. The first time with another couple, this time with the kids in tow. I like this place but I almost always like a french bistro. The food is comforting and while it's not fantastic, it's been good both times we've been.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The food is great!!! The service is great!! If you like great french food this is your spot! Always busy get a reservation. Outdoor seating is awesome!! Get the Mussels and everything else!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We ordered a medium seafood plate and it came with surprisingly huge and delicate 3 layer plates. Great values! The service was also flawless. We enjoyed a lot and had a great night.

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