Lavendou Bistro

4.8
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2836 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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 François 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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What 2836 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service very knowledgeable in wine suggestions! Great night can’t wait to come back.

G
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. Their tenderloin/peppercorn sauce is our favorite!

BC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would definitely recommend Lavendou. The food is always great and the service exceptional. It has a wonderful atmosphere.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! We were there to celebrate my aunt's birthday, and the resident musician, Patrick Rodriguez and his special guest, Sherna Armstrong, sang a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday to her. It is a wonderful neighborhood spot with a great ambiance, excellent food, and extraordinary entertainment!

r
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent lunch menu for our group of 5 which inched a lauded asparagus soup, devine French onion soup, caesar salad with white anchovies, seafood crepes, filet of sole and goat cheese salad.

RD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always excellent and the service is always professional and very friendly!

S
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lavendou Bistro provided an excellent eating experience
for my wife and I for a wonderful Valentine's Day + 1 meal.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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JC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place. Worth a visit for fine dining. Outstanding foie gras and onion soup.

AA
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is wonderful, with consistently great food and always friendly service!

J
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

If you want a delicious French dinner and not pay outrageous prices, this is the place to be.
The food is excellent and the wine selection is fantastic.
This is where I eat on many of my special events.

EB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Ribeye was tough and nothing special in flavor. Others with sauce dishes had a better experience.

p
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. This is my favorite restaurant and has been for several years.

E
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

This was our second visit .
The 'trout' looked like flounder. I have never seen a trout that looked like that.
Taste was not 'trout'.
veggies were much too dente.
Pork was nothing special, but sauce was nice.
Service quite slow...even for a busy night.
I had to wait an unreasonable time to receive cappuccino.....dinner was finished, wine was finished, and dessert already served....all before coffee arrived!
The raspsberry soufle was nothing special, but interesting.

FT
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love tea or lunch at Lavendou! Such a great neighborhood place and good quality food!

j
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a special meal when you go to Lavendou, lunch or dinner.

CK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful experience, great ambiance, exceptional food. The only missed note was the fact that our server seemed totally unaware of what had or didn't have gluten in it. He represented two dishes as gluten free when, in fact, they were not. Insomuch as my wife is celiac, this was not a "trendy" concern.

DN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lavendou is such a cute little restaurant with great food and amazing service. The decor is cozy and unique and the food was delicious! The bread they give you as an appetizer was some of the best bread I have had. Our server was very friendly and did a great job. It's a little pricey for me to be an everyday spot, but it was the perfect place for a special occasion!

MC
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dinner , Great service, everything we expected.

W
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant for lunch with friends. However, the service was slow and somewhat disjointed. We had to ask for a wine menu several times before it arrived. Lunch specials are small for the price but good. Will give this restaurant another try before I delete it from my list.

m
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been going for decades. Hands down the best cassoulet in DFW, and I've tried a lot of them. An intelligent and reasonably priced wine list. Informed wait staff. The noise is solely the accumulation of conversation among the guests. Marvelous place and we'll be back.

OT
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great experience.

CT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have gone to Lavendou for many years and enjoy the food, service and atmosphere too. Great place!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lot of variety of French food, very good quality !

CS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lavendou never disappoints. It is cozy and romantic. A great place for a date night or dinner out with friends. My favorites are the Escargot and the Tournedos Félix Faure (Tenderloin with Cracked Black
Pepper, Mushrooms, Cognac and Cream Sauce Served with Pommes Frites). The souffle is a MUST for dessert,

OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The crepes are truly exotic comfort food.

PR
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is great and authentic. Ambiance is charming and service is always top notch. Lunch or dinner here you cannot go wrong.

m
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again I’m reminded that Lavendou is one of the best restaurants in Dallas. Not just French. Overall. There are fancier places but the quality of the food, the wine and the service are second to none and of exceptional value. The owner (Pascal) is almost always there and will insure everything is great. Have him help select a bottle of wine. Try the Napoleon Champignons.

s
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistently Great with great bartender and wait staff.

GS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Servers were pleasant and professional and attentive

BG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best French onion soup in the Southwest.
The balsamic/oil/garlic dipping sauce is devine. I could make a meal on that alone.

B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Ambiance very lovely & French. Too noisy tho & too many sweets vs savory tea sandwiches. The cucumber sandwich was gross. Website said we got to choose from several teas but they said no at the restaurant. Always had to ask for everything: more water, more tea so service was mediocre. I would prob go again but not for tea.

RJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

SP
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful place to meet good friends for a lovely lunch or dinner!! Very cozy, food is wonderful and the service always great!!!! I have been coming here for over 28 years!!

R
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had eaten here years ago, and was refreshingly surprised at how good it is. Such a great unique spot off the beaten path with chef’s curated dishes. Highly recommend!

TD
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a beautiful little escape from Texas! Loved the ambience, and the service and food were wonderful. I will definitely be back.

PO
Dallas
181 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fun evening with great food and excellent service.

JW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun time and great food one of my favorite restaurants!

JJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We have only been going there for over twenty-five years! Love the live guitar music on Tuesday nights. CONSISTENT is the word - same good food and people.

E
Dallas
40 reviews