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19009 Preston Rd Ste 200, Dallas, TX 75252-8554
(972) 248-1911
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Ranked #114 of 3,049 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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, Late Night
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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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant as they were participating in the Restaurant Week event. A portion of the proceeds goes to the local food bank. The restaurant was very busy, as expected for Friday night. We had reservations and were seated after a brief wait. The staff were very attentive and the food was cooked perfectly. I will definitely return. I... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

"Lavendou" sounds very French, and the earthy mustardy yellow awning outside the restaurant (photo attached) imparts a French Provence flair. The restaurant has quite a few rooms and tablecloths are in various yellow, blue Provincial patterns. The service are attentive and efficient. Most dishes we ordered did not appear to be specifically cooked in Provence style though. Nevertheless, lamp chops... More

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Mesquite, Tx
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122 reviews 122 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was very good but a little pricy. I would recommend this for special occasions. Though we had lunch, I think it would make a romantic date night. Lovely French atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've been going to Lavendou for years, and every time we fall in love all over. You feel like part of Paschal's family because he and his staff are magnificent at everything. We can't wait to go back. Tonight's dinner: Lobster bisque Steamed muscles- best thing on the menu NY strip Duck Soufflé- chocolate with raspberry sauce I read an... More

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Italy, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Quaint French provincial restaurant with great atmosphere (inside or outside), terrific service, and fantastic food. Please, please, please try the fried goat cheese salad. Wonderful! And the strawberry soufflé is extraordinary! And everything in-between is more than delicious! The service is fantastic!

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Houston, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We dined here recently and could not have been more pleased with our experience. We had to change the time of our reservation, was not a problem at all. The service staff was very professional and allowed us to linger over our delicious dinner. The escargot were the best we had ever had any where. The Tournedos Felix Faure and... More

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Richardson, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It is a lovely country French styled restaurant -- exposed brick, rush seated chairs, the blue and yellow fabrics. I've met girlfriends for lunch -- thoroughly enjoyed it -- and have gone for high tea, which is wonderful. I dropped the rating one notch because of Valentine's Day. I made reservations weeks in advance and checked on it a week... More

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Highland Park, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We visited this French Restaurant based upon D magazine top restaurant. This place sits off into the back of the strip center. The patio was very well kept with white table cloth. The solo waiter did not want to seat us in our requested table at 1st. Insisting further he relented. Another older couple was not successful. They wanted the... More

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Southlake, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My family have dined at Lavendou many times, but our last experience was what drove me to write this review. Simply put, I have never had a better steak at a restaurant in the USA (and I'm a harsh judge of steaks). We went recently for Mother's Day brunch, and the menu had something for everyone. I started with the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I have been to Lavendou many times, and with the exception of one "off" night, the food has always been very good. Great wine list, great bistro food, great atmosphere. Service always wonderful, and I love that most of the employees are actually French. It is a joy to visit, as I spent a year in Paris, and have travelled... More

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