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“Not impressed”
Review of Vin Rouge

Vin Rouge
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Ranked #16 of 782 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 9th St.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Very snooty staff-wanted to rush us and we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. Food was good but nothing extraordinary. Wish we'd gone somewhere else instead for such a celebratory meal. Huge disappointment. Oh, and it's very noisy & cramped table space so don't go expecting to have a romantic conversation.

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

My wife and I love this restaurant. It is a wonderful place for lovers. The food is authentic French, carefully prepared, and always delicious. It is one of two restaurants that are our 1st choice for a fine dining experience. We do it all here with wine, appetizers, dinner, and desert because it is all good. It's possible to eat well for less than we spend, but when we dine here we make the most of the night out because this is such a good restaurant.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

French atmosphere, lovely place for brunch or for taking friends and having good food and conversation. Try the mussels. Mimosas after 12 noon.

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Thank DrB131
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Can't help but feel you are back in France when you walk into Vin Rouge. We drove over an hour to eat here and have been back several times. First off, their bread tastes exactly like the bread in France, and everthing we and our friends had each trip was superb! Simple, not too fancy and not overpriced - we loved everything about it!

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Thank JJ J
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We went here with friends last night and my husband and I were disappointed. First, because the restaurant has an open kitchen, the whole place is smoky and our eyes were burning (and we were in the room farthest from the cooking) The salads were very nice and the deserts were good, but the main dishes - all 4 of them - were just not prepared well. Salmon was way undercooked in the middle. Trout tasted ok - not great - and looked like it was just slapped on the plate. And my husband's liver dish was just NOT GOOD. And they completely forgot one of the extra side dishes my friend ordered. It came out after we were all finished (and we reminded our waiter about it) and of course we were not charged for it. We will not return to this place.

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Thank RaleighNcMary
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