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Lavendou

#126 of 2,957 Restaurants in Dallas
#132 of 3,232 Places to Eat in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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19009 Preston Road, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75252 (Frankfort)
+1 972-248-1911
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Lavendou, a retreat into the French countryside - a place where life is...
Lavendou, a retreat into the French countryside - a place where life is savored as much as the food. Lavendou is thoroughly French, from the inviting decor to the gracious service and authentic cuisine. But don't expect it to be pretentious. Owner Pascal Cayet is dedicated to providing service that is friendly and efficient. And you will find Chef Francois Soyez's menu to be deliciously approachable. Serving the lighter fare of Southern France, Lavendou offers many items to tempt your taste buds.
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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An escape !

What a lovely surprise to enter this local eatery in the middle of a strip mall! It has a lovely outdoor eating area under an awning and surrounded by plants. Upon entering I was transported to France, complete with exposed brick, and blue and yellow fabrics. It was a treat to enjoy a white... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
annieb40
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Southlake, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Southlake, Texas
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322 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

What a lovely surprise to enter this local eatery in the middle of a strip mall! It has a lovely outdoor eating area under an awning and surrounded by plants. Upon entering I was transported to France, complete with exposed brick, and blue and yellow fabrics. It was a treat to enjoy a white clothed table, surrounded by wam lighting... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went here with a couple of friends during restaurant week in Dallas. The food was simply exquisite and service was exceptional! This is a hidden gem and will definitely be back! As I travel every week for work, always eating at different restaurants in various cities, I tend to be exposed to more restaurants than one would ever want... More 

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Plano, Texas
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I love French food! We went to France on our honeymoon so each each we have French food on our anniversary and Lavendou never a disappoints! The food is to die for and the service is spot on! Great place for showers or girls lunches too! Love it!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lavendou is always a delight. The menu varies according to the season and what's available; however, the quality of the cooking, the ingredients, and the service do not vary...always in top form. We've dined here several times and like to have a drink in the bar (which is very, very small) before dinner. This gives us a chance to meet... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have always loved this restaurant and on a recent visit back to Dallas I dinned here again and was pleased that the food is still top notch and the whole experience is wonderful! I have never been disappointed when I eat here. The whole ambiance is wonderful and I even enjoy eating on the patio despite that fact that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Escargot are divine. As well as the perpetually fantastic apricot hazelnut tart. I usually try the special of the day so I enjoy a variety of entrees. The other 2 choices are pretty fixed. Robert is a great server

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A pleasant surprise in far north Dallas. We stopped in while in the area and were unexpectedly surprised with the French cuisine selection. We had the fish special and the scallop and shrimp quiche with salads. Dessert we shared a Crème Brulee with Lavender. All simply delicious, amazingly wonderful. They have a great wine list and excellent friendly helpful service.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have been to this French restaurant many times over the years, and have never been disappointed! Food is very consistently and service is good! I love fish and they have some of the best preparations of fish in Dallas. I also love the souffles!

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Sydney, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The quality of the food as well as the performance of the service (waiters) are satisfactory. However, the management (French owner) is unfortunately arrogant and can be rude. While the staff is working hard to run the restaurant in a professional manner, the owner - who is walking alongside the tables or sitting at the bar - is not very... More 

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Pascal C, Owner at Lavendou, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I just read your review and I was horrified to learn the attitude from my staff. Could give me the date of your visit at Lavendou to be able to see who was in charge that night. I was myself in France buying new French Provencal fabrics to redo all my table clothes and cushions. Thank you so... More 

Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This lovely restaurant remains among our favorite. The food is excellent and the service consistent. At times the music is a bit loud but overall adds to the ambiance of the facility. The location is in a small strip shopping center but convenient with ample parking. Reservations are important as the restaurant appears busy most nights when we have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19009 Preston Road, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75252
    (Frankfort)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 972-248-1911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic

Description

Lavendou, a retreat into the French countryside - a place where life is savored as much as the food. Lavendou is thoroughly French, from the inviting decor to the gracious service and authentic cuisine. But don't expect it to be pretentious. Owner Pascal Cayet is dedicated to providing service that is friendly and efficient. And you will find Chef Francois Soyez's menu to be deliciously approachable. Serving the lighter fare of Southern France, Lavendou offers many items to tempt your taste buds.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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