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Vin Rouge

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2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118 (9th St.)
+1 919-416-0406
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant while looking for anything open on a snow day that wasn't McDonalds. French cuisine, excellent food, wine selection & service! Very much exceeded our expectation! Tried duck over greens with light vinegar eye-very flavorful & rich. Portion looked small but ended up being just right. Also tried the bacon mac & cheese-came out beautifully broiled &... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Vin Rouge during the Christmas break with my family. We experienced very good service but were disappointed with the environment and some of the food. We were in the room to the right of the front door, a bit sheltered from the entrance which was nice. However, it was very dark. I think that they wanted to showcase the... More 

Thank Jayne B
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If they can pull this off on New Year's Eve, imagine the rest of the year? Our server -- Ray, or was it Roy, handled the chaos and business of New Year's Eve with aplomb. And his wife is pregnant with twins! Outstanding service. Great wine. Terrific french fries with an OK strip steak. A bit beside the point. To... More 

Thank Tom_ILM_Husker
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how this place is getting so many excellent reviews. First let me say we had GREAT service. Our waiter was attentive and knew the menu well. He was able to help our gluten intolerant diners and did so readily. He also accommodated our wine requests, my husband is particular about the glasses and decanting when necessary. All of... More 

Thank Joann B
salt lake city
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I booked a table for eight for a business dinner. We arrived and were given a table by the front door on a cold night which also was in the midst of all the foot traffic entering and exiting the restaurant and where waiters were picking up dishes from the kitchen ant taking them to tables. I requested to be... More 

Thank robertSaltLakeCity
Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you want to feel like you're in a Parisian café or restaurant, visit here. Steak and frites is one of my favorites. Before 6:30pm there's a prix fix 3 course inner choice. You'll love the food here even if you order mac nd cheese.

Thank Maureen B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We had a terrific meal here. I love the genuine Parisian bistro atmosphere. I had the beer salad and the Salmon Dijon with lentils which was just delicious. Good, friendly service in an attractive restaurant. This is a great asset for Durham. We will return soon.

Thank AlexNicholas
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Having been voted best of Durham the last couple of years as well as having a high rating on Trip Advisor, we had high expectations for a recent dinner there. While the restaurant is charming with a French bistro feeling, the food was lackluster and bland. The escargot lacked garlic. The sweetbreads were tasetless. The swordfish special ($30.00) lacked any... More 

Thank richthur
Carrboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went to Vin Rouge for my birthday, because I love French food, and I love French food for celebrations. Our meal started with a wonderful Riesling, not too sweet, very crisp. Our starter was soup. Mark had the Potato and Gruyere Soup, and I went with French Onion. The soups come in what look like smaller versions of tureens.... More 

Thank javarunner1962
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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116 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

quiet, quaint and wonderful food. Took advantage of the fixed price menu. The appetizers were great, most entrees were above average and the dessert was tasty. One of the highlights was the outstanding cup of coffee with dessert. It was the icing on the cake. Looking forward to visiting again. Indoor and outdoor seating

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
French, European
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
    (9th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-0406
Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to serving you at Vin Rouge.

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