Restaurant News & Reviews

Vin Rouge

2010 Hillsborough Road, Durham; 416-0406.

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Cuisine: French.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Prices: $$$

Atmosphere: French bistro.

Service: attentive and well-trained.

Recommended: frisee aux lardons, charcuterie plate, sweetbreads, flat iron steak, chocolate mousse.

Open: Brunch Sunday, dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar; smoking section; kid-tolerant.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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