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19009 Preston Rd Ste 200, Dallas, TX 75252-8554
(972) 248-1911
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Ranked #183 of 2,988 restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Frankfort
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.
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78% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lavendou has a very nice menu of classic French provincial dishes. The food is excellent, the ambiance is terrific and the price reasonable. I love the quality of the food, the selections and the awesome service. Certainly a favorite and certainly as good as it gets for a French provincial fete! Try this even if it's a 30 minute drive,... More

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Dorset, Vermont
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had a special occasion family dinner on a busy Saturday night. No issues booking or getting to table on time. Menu features all the classics you would expect--steaks frites au poivre, mussels, duck & sole. All were prepared well. Duck was a favorite with cassis and the sauce with the mussels was superb. The special filet of sole with... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I recently dined at Lavendou for a Valentine's Day dinner a day early. We were really looking forward to celebrating the occasion with a good meal at a nice restaurant. When we arrived, we were shown to a table that was crammed in between another table and a serving station. There were too many tables in the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is comfort food French style. The crepes, steak frites, and really everything on the menu is very very good. I enjoy it with friends and with family. If you enjoy good food with an atmosphere of "quiet elegance", then I think you will enjoy Lavendou.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Very disappointed doesn't really cover the experience. The waiter and the receptionist must have been from Paris as they had the Parisian rudeness. I thought the French like frogs but here the word is Sardines because that is how close all the tables were placed. We were placed with our back against a brick wall. I was so wedged in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went to Lavendou for our anniversary. I made reservations online, asking for a romantic spot, on the side or away from the main eating area. I wrote on the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary. The food was great, the staff attentive but not hovering, and we were seated in a lovely, quiet area of the restaurant. As... More

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Dallas, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We sat at the bar on a pretty busy Saturday night. The people working here are very friendly and went out of their way to serve us great food, wine and a warm and fun atmosphere. We shared 3 appetizers: thinly-sliced smoked salmon, steamed mussels in a light white wine, cream sauce and shrimp in phillo pastry over baby greens.... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

It was our first visit, for a weekday lunch. We were pleasantly greeted at the door by Robert, who was the only server on duty that day. He was friendly and quite knowledgeable about the menu, and was also honest, something not always easy to find. Even though busy he took the time to answer our questions and to make... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Last night (a Tuesday) we dined at Lavendou for the first time. Everything about the meal was superb, from the moment we opened the doors until the owner held the door for us and thanked us for coming as we left. Their menu features a wide choice of delectable dishes to make the pickiest French food lover drool in anticipation.... More

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

For many years I have wanted to go to Lavendou for dinner and finally got the opportunity. The food was well prepared and delicious.

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