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Bistro Vendome Restaurant Review: Owner Jennifer Jasinski and chef de cuisine Ben Davison regale Francophiles with a contemporary menu of French fare at this romantic bistro tucked into an alleyway in Larimer Square. Start with mussels floating in a garlic and white wine broth to soak up with a warm baguette, or the soulfully satisfying onion soup, particularly warming on a chilly day. Our favorite entrée is the juicy, grilled steak served simply au poivre or with a classic béarnaise sauce and paired with frites; the herb-roasted half chicken with a mâche salad comes a close second. An equally impressive bottle list --- more than 90 wines, most of them French --- is featured, and it includes numerous pours by the glass and half bottles, and on Monday, select wines by the bottle are deeply discounted. For brunch, we might sip a classic French martini concocted with house-infused pineapple vodka while waiting for our croque madame, or braised pork elevated by creamed spinach, poached eggs and Dijon hollandaise.