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Vin Rouge

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2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118 (9th St.)
+1 919-416-0406
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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner in the patio seating area. Their oysters were delicious. I had the macaroni with bacon which was very rich and gooey with a perfect crust. My husband had the steak frites which were cooked perfectly. Would definitely return when we are back in the area.

Thank Jennifer E
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201 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a nice date night at Vin Rouge on Sunday. We were able to sit on the front patio, which was quiet and lovely. Our server was friendly. We ordered 2 fish dishes, one of which was the special; he came back 5 minutes later to tell us they were out. This was pretty frustrating but... More 

Thank laurenpk
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For some reason French cuisine never caught my attention. Well today I discovered I need to be more open minded. We had everything from scallops, salmon to filet. French onion soup was the best I've ever tasted. Service was wonderful and the food matched. The environment was very interesting and comfortable. Check out their menu and just GO.

Thank Bill C
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy brunch, but usually settle for quantity instead of quality. This time we decided to move upscale for a special treat, and Vin Rouge provided just what we wanted. The atmosphere is authentic French "old, established, popular cafe", except that the wait staff is definitely American, not Parisian. Although not authentic French, service was outstanding. I had a Mimosa,... More 

Thank Wesley S
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small and noisy - crammed for the holidays. Parking is almost non-existent. But quality of food and wine makes up for all that. Wait staff is very knowledgeable, helpful and efficient. We love oysters so we're in heaven. Had two large appetizer plates and was more than enough. It's now our go-to place for a delicious dinner.

Thank banmelk
Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a Duke BB Game and found this place on the internet. It was delightful in every way. Quaint French Bistro environment. Excellent bar and wine service. Really good French food. I enjoyed the sweetbreads appetizer and my wife loved the Butternut squash soup. The Mac and Cheese is outstanding (warning) the serving size will feed... More 

Thank Bluedevilstan
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was extremely disappointed with my experience at Vin Rouge. My girlfriend and I went for our Valentine's Day dinner this evening and not only was our food cold when it came out, we were ignored for over 30 minutes before we actually had to flag down a waiter to try and resolve the issue. We spoke with the manager... More 

Thank lskeehan
Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experience authentic French cuisine in Durham, North Carolina. This was my first time at Vin Rouge but in family fashion was able to try several dishes all excellent. The wine list is extensive. The atmosphere is rustic country. The wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. If you can't get to Paris, try the Vin Rouge. Reservation recommended.

Thank Fred B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's true. The gratin de macaroni at Vin Rouge is a hole in one. I'm not generally a macaroni kind of guy. I tried it based on other reviewers' raves and I can say without question that the raves are well deserved. Perhaps the best analogy I can come up is this: if creme brulee were not a desert, it... More 

Thank jh555
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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 

Thank KimMcDougall

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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?