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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
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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Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What is not to love. Authentic French cuisine and atmosphere. It can get a bit busy with the small, typically French, tables but it is all worth it.

Thank Melissaontheroad66
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been twice and both times excellent and fairly priced. Vin Rouge does feel like France. The decor, the attire of the staff, even the lighting and music. The place has some superb shellfish and even the dollar oysters are good and fresh. Standards like French Onion soup, Mussels and sweetbreads are perfectly and traditionally executed. Vin Rouge does... More 

Thank Anthony L
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love a friendly, cozy, busy but comfortable ambience, check out Vin Rouge. This is Durham's go-to French bistro. Fun and excellent service; fabulous menu options; great desserts; and a wine list to hope to sample. We love Vin Rouge for brunch and dinner. NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!

Thank David S
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good French restaurant with an excellent wine list. There is a choice of indoor or outdoor seating which is always a good thing.

Thank Margaret1946_11
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164 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to splurge on a really nice dinner for our son's college graduation. We knew that it would be expensive, but we expect a lot more for a $65 per person fixed menu. The restaurant is very noisy and almost impossible to hold a conversation. I don't know what this restaurant is like on a non-graduation/mother's day weekend, but... More 

Thank Wishflower
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could only pick the three course prix fix option. Compared to Lantern and Panciuto the food was less creative and significantly more expensive. The service was just ok.

Thank emizco
Chicago, Illinois
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624 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner here recently with my wife and several friends when in town for a wedding. We had a fantastic dinner all around - food, wine, service, ambience were all on point. From the shellfish towers and pate starting out, to soup and salad, and entrees and dessert it was delicous. Our server was warm as well as professional,... More 

Thank Mark L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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555 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vin Rouge is, in decor and menu, so reminiscent of France I found myself, while waiting for my meal, planning my next journey and being reminded of how wonderful French food is. The Vin Rouge menu has plenty of things to take you mentally to France, including mussels, steak frites and other classics. I had the mountain trout in browned... More 

Thank CarolinaBecky
Greensboro, North Carolina
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Due to a mixup in communication (ours), the reservation was cancelled. The Staff was very helpful and set us up anyway. A friendly bartender helped us with wine selection while we waited for our friends from out of town. An excellent meal for both of us - the Calf's liver was the best I've ever had. Our friends found us... More 

Thank lyonsnd60
north carolina
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The hostess that seated us was most unwelcoming and did not crack a smile the entire evening with any of the guests. The waiter was okay but very uninterested. Perhaps he was having a bad day, we thought. The mussels were good but my husband felt the portion could have been bigger. He is usually satisfied with portion sizes when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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?