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Vin Rouge

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2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118 (9th St.)
+1 919-416-0406
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank 2011-CO
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Durham overnight on a road trip south. We did not expect to get fine French food, yet there was Vin Rouge, listed on various websites. We ordered a la carte, and began with a restaurant made country pate. It had nice flavor. After that, we ordered sweetbreads and the appetizer special of the day, which happened to... More 

Thank BarbaraHRockwell
Dublin, Ohio
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195 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had high expectations for Vin Rouge after reading some of the glowing reviews, but we came away disappointed overall. The highlight of the meal was the complimentary bread with an olive oil/tapenade for dipping. Two of us had Escargots for appetizers; they were quite small, and the sauce could have used more garlic. The rest of us had oysters... More 

Thank hsbvim
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were in Durham for my birthday weekend and my husband asked me to choose a restaurant for dinner with our daughter and son-in-law. I chose Vin Rouge based on the Trip Advisor reviews, and I was glad I did (as were the others in my party). The dinner was so so delicious, and the service was excellent. While we... More 

Thank Allison S
Bolivia,North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Reserved ahead but were given a table in ugly rear room with no atmosphere but we went at 6:30 for fixe price and had to be seated and order by then and were told we had to order RIGHT AWAY> No time to move. Huge salad - enough for 4 people - all lettuce, hanger steak that was terrible BUT... More 

Thank heydzinr
Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Coming home from a long week of flights, I asked my wife to pick a nice, romantic restaurant in Durham for our dinner. She certainly did not disappoint! It was a very wonderful venue for just what I needed-a quiet evening with her and to wind down. The wait staff was wonderful and very attentive. The menu was whatever I... More 

Thank Piratesgold
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice now, both while traveling to the area for work. What a gem! We shared mussels and frites on both visits, and they plump and flavorful, with plenty of bread to soak up the sauce. Yum!! We were early enough on the second visit to take advantage of their prix fix menu. I had... More 

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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?