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Lavendou

#94 of 3,138 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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19009 Preston Rd Ste 200, Dallas, TX 75252-8554 (Frankfort)
(972) 248-1911
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Not so romantic Valentine's Day experience

Took my wife here on Valentine's Day, it was our first experience eating at a French restaurant. The outside was very well lit and looked romantic, upon entering however we were overwhelmed with the noise. We were expecting a more hushed environment with it being Valentine's night and couples... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Craig N
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Texarkana, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Texarkana, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Took my wife here on Valentine's Day, it was our first experience eating at a French restaurant. The outside was very well lit and looked romantic, upon entering however we were overwhelmed with the noise. We were expecting a more hushed environment with it being Valentine's night and couples having a romantic time. The tables were very close but our... More 

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Dallas, TX
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mix together delicious food, attentive service AND live entertainment of a serenading, jazzy guitar playing sort and you end with the PERFECT Tuesday night dinner spot. We just happened upon Lavendou last Tuesday evening because it's not far from home, has what appears to be a nice, little outdoor seating area (looking forward to this come Springtime) and decided we... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a reservation for Valentine's Day for 5:30. They had a special menu (my wife said she saw some others order off the regular menu) and if you could order from the regular menu, we were not told so. Our waiter apparently had just finished smoking because he wreaked of it when he came to our table. He took... More 

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the prairie
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a really lovely little gem of a restaurant in northern Dallas that we just discovered. I can't speak for others who wrote less than stellar reviews but we have always found the staff extremely friendly and helpful-best yet they know not to hover neat the table. The food is very good to excellent. They use very high quality... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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142 reviews 142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for years now and it has been consistently very good. It is French styled with wonderful varieties: I often have the duck, but recently tried a special with sole with crab topping. Wonderful. If you are hungry, try the cassoulet. It is large and wonderful with lamb, duck, etc. The souffle dessert is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I wasn't to fond of the hostess. Her demeanor was very rude and uninviting. Although we had a reservation, we still had to wait for ten minutes. The staff wasn't the friendliest (my waiter and bus boy was great). Only because of the quality of food and atmosphere, I would go back to the restaurant.

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Dallas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love French food! I love Lavendou! This is by far one of the best French restaurants I've eaten at. Everything from start to finish was just great. Start with the Foie Gras Pate...delightful. The main course (duck) was cooked perfectly. Pascal (the owner) is always a joy to talk with and is most accommodating. Go...you'll love Lavendou too!

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Dallas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Going out to dinner New Year's Eve can be dicey at best. However, this year we decided to chance our date-night spot since their prix fixe menu included all our favorites at a realistic price. Our meal was superb! A generous array of seafood in puff pastry came as a starter followed by a super-sized slab of melt-in-the-mouth Beef Wellington... More 

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Austin TX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I thought it was good - bread with olive oil which always makes me feel well disposed to a restaurant. Chicken was delicious - the cheapest on the menu, apart from some spaghetti thing that looked nice too. Had a Belgian beer - it was fine, as it always is, and needless to say better than Miller Lite. Wait staff... More 

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Tx
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We have been to many teas and I would put this tea experience on the bottom of the list and would not do it again. Snobby waiter (we all agreed on that) and poor assortment (3) of finger sandwiches. One of the party had coffee and she had to ask for a refill each time. Scones were tiny but good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19009 Preston Rd Ste 200, Dallas, TX 75252-8554
    (Frankfort)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: (972) 248-1911

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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