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2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-0406
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Ranked #8 of 660 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
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
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
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We love this restaurant, it reminds us of Paris down to the closeness of the tables. The food is always good and the Pomme Frittes are the best -- I don't even usually like French Fries, but these are great. It is not a place to go on a diet. This is a special occasion place for us and we... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food was very good for five of the six of us who were eating. The Flounder special was just OK. The frisee salad was outstanding as were the other salads. The steaks and other beef dishes were moderate in portion size but were well cooked and with great flavors. The three desserts we all had were excellent. The service... More 

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was the cherry on top of our trip to the Durham area. Can't say enough about the restaurant, service, and the food. The restaurant is charming, if a little loud with odd music. The front "Bistro" section is probably the liveliest area; so if loud music, noisy conversation, and a little smoke from the kitchen will bother you, better... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The waite staff was excellent and allowed my family to enjoy the food quality withoutbeing distracted. We really did not know what to expect but tried the experience anyway since it was in an area with other good good restaurants. The Chef and bartender were very attentive and supported the great and friendly service provided by Shaun. Thank you for... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went to Vin Rouge on a Friday night and had reservations for 6:30. We were greeted promptly and taken to a table in the back room. If you are requesting a table, I would suggest that you ask for something off of the main room. It is much cozier. Our waitress was efficient and helped us select a red... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

never have had a bad meal here. Same for the consistently good service. Make sure to make reservations as it is quite popular.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This, in my opinion, is the best restaurant in the triangle. Not only is the food really good but the service is outstanding. Can't decide if the food or the service is better. The Wait staff are very knowledgeable in paring wine with your meal. Very relaxed even with linen table coverings. Not so formal you can't enjoy everything.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We loved Vin Rouge so much on our first visit. We had a terrific waitress and the meal was divine! I had the mussels and frites (they do need to have mayonnaise or aioli in true French fashion, though!) and my Husband had the fish special. Wine list is wonderful and our server was great. Our second visit was three... More 

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I love this restaurant!! We dine here every time we are near Durham!! Great service and lovely atmosphere. I've tried almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed... I especially love the escargot. Yum!!

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Seattle, WA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I'd only go back to Vin Rouge for drinks and appetizers - we had three apps (shrimp, clams, and a country pate) between the two of us and they were all very tasty. The a la carte main dish that followed was below par (a tasteless gruyere macaroni and cheese with soggy lardons) and once you add in a vegetable,... More 

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Additional Information about Vin Rouge

Address: 2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: (919) 416-0406
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: French

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