Best French Restaurants in Durham

Expert recommended Top 3 French Restaurants in Durham, North Carolina. All of our french cuisine face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


2010 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705 Directions

Since 2005

Vin Rouge is a French Bistro that serves delicious dishes in a relaxed environment. Classic French cuisine backed by an extensive wine list in an intimate, upscale atmosphere. Vin Rouge's interior walls are filled with black and white photos of celebrities and French Art Deco design. They have lovely patio and garden areas for those who enjoy dining outdoors. The restaurant focuses on classic recipes served in a true bistro atmosphere. Vin Rouge is the ideal venue for your next social event with two luxurious private dining rooms and options for larger activities indoors or outdoors.

Boudin Blanc, Bouillabaisse, Sweetbreadsand Poisson Du Jour, Charcuterie, Fresh Fruit Salad, Amuse-Gueules, Frisée Aux Lardons, Moules Frites, Salade Niçoise, Fruits De Mer, Sautéed Salmon Dijon and Calves Liver, Steak and Pommes Frites, Duck Confit, Escargots, Soupe Du Jour, Moules, Bibb Lettuce, French Toast, Grand Plateau & Mixed Greens

Price: Starts from $7.95

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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunch: Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon & Tue Closed

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401 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701 Directions

Since 2006

Rue Cler Comfy is a Parisian bistro with rotating menus & an extensive wine list that includes rare bottles. The restaurant is conveniently located within walking distance of DPAC, Carolina Theater, and all downtown hotels. The popular brunch and lunch menus feature classic French crêpes, sandwiches, and salads. They introduce the freshest Southeastern ingredients to their diverse clientele, in the style of a Parisian neighborhood restaurant, offering simple, classic preparations. Their dinner menu is updated frequently, with an emphasis on seasonal, local products. They have a comprehensive, award-winning collection of wines, including rare bottles, with collections from France and the US. The dinner menu features the take on classic bistro food from Chef Whitney while offering an ever-changing prix fixe option.

Vegetarian Crêpe, Croque Monsieur, Soupe À L’Oignon Gratinée, L’Escalope De Saumon, Hors D'oeuvres, Rue Cler Burger, Salade Niçoise, Vegetable Crepe, Soupes Et Salades, Plateau De Fromages, Gratin Dauphinois, Poisson Du Jour, Jambon De Bayonne, Coq Au Vin, Steak and Moules Frites, Omelette Du Jour, L'escalope De Saumon & Chicken Salad Sandwich

Price: Starts from $6


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Lunch: Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri & Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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764 MLK JR Boulevard, Chapel Hill, Durham, NC 27514 Directions

Since 2010

'Kitchen' is a snug bistro with wine & French fare, including mussels with fries, duck confit & crème brûlée. It is a typical French bistro fare made of local ingredients served in a warm, casual atmosphere. The restaurant has excellent seafood specials and a wonderful range of starters that make it hard to get to the menu entree section. This restaurant is designed to cater to every diner, with typical French bistro fare made from local ingredients. Kitchen Beer and Wine's atmosphere is relaxed and informal, making it perfect for every meal out with family or friends. Their signature dishes are duck leg confit, herb gnocchi, seared salmon, braised lamb shank, Kitchen burger, and spicy seafood spaghetti. Kitchen is located 11.3 miles from the downtown of Durham.

Salad Niçoise, Roasted Beets and Arugula, Sicilian Style Sautéed Calamari, Spring Chopped Salad, Basque, Duck Meatballs, Grilled Octopus, Marinière, Quiche Du Jour, Kitchen Burger, Spaghetti, Croque-Monsieur, Salad, Grilled Romaine, Basil Gnocchi, Country Style Pâté, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Provençal, Smoked Fish Plate & Herbed Fromage Blanc

Price: Starts from $5


Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 pm|
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri & Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm|
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon Closed

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