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Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro

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1111 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706 (Kains Avenue)
510-527-4111
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A classic

We love the sophisticated comfort food and easy elegance of this classic Parisian bistro in our East Bay neighborhood. With its generous menu, friendly staff, gracious host and warm ambience, it revives the senses and nourishes the soul. A simple meal of house salad, pissaladiere, mussels with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We love the sophisticated comfort food and easy elegance of this classic Parisian bistro in our East Bay neighborhood. With its generous menu, friendly staff, gracious host and warm ambience, it revives the senses and nourishes the soul. A simple meal of house salad, pissaladiere, mussels with fries, chocolate mousse, wines, coffee was fresh, finely seasoned, well-tempered, well-timed, delicious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We found this restaurant while on vacation and it was a great find! The food was excellent for all 4 of our meals. We arrived early for dinner, parked on the street, and enjoyed the light music that was played. We had the lamb stew, ratatouille, shrimp risotto, and Daube with mashed potatoes. The sauces were excellent and flavors were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

While visiting friends in Albany they suggested Rendez-vous. The food was superb and the service friendly & flawless. Don't forget to save room for some amazing dessert too.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Rendez Vous is one of our go to French restaurants in the East Bay. My wife loves it. It is quite popular, so we tend to go early, when they open. The food is good and Consistent.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stopped in here for brunch/lunch before a matinee at the Albany Twin next door. If you like that theater, you'll love this spot to grab a bite before or after the movie. My wife chose Moules (mussels) from the main menu. I had Eggs Florentine from the brunch menu. The moules were such a hit that we needed to... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Friendly, family-centered (baby- and child-friendly), welcoming and unpretentious restaurant. Tastes like really good home cooking. We didn't make reservations, just walked in. One evening, I had delicious French onion soup (almost a meal in itself), a side of superb ratatouille, and we shared creme brule -- a dessert I hadn't had for many years--it was perfect (great crust, not too... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is where you come to get steak frites, moules, and cassoulet. It's not fancy or formal, nor will it provide a particularly memorable meal. But it's great for what it is: an unassuming, casual neighborhood place that serves classic bistro cuisine. Tuesday night hot jazz music is an added fun bonus.

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Benicia, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had passed by Rendez Vous Café numerous times and was dying to try. We made reservations for Valentine's Day dinner and we were seated very quickly. We ordered some wine and an appetizers which came fairly quickly but then it all broke down. It was well over an hour before we got our entrees...they were extremely understaffed and we had... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

You do not normally associate French food with descriptions like unpretentious, informal, moderately priced. But that is just what the Rendez Vous is! The food is great, the service is friendly. It can get hectic just before the show starts at the movie theater next door.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

You will definitely enjoy the daub od steak frites, but other dishes are a little shaky. French onion soup is ok and the salads are unimaginative. Service is sometimes uneven although the owner makes up for that with a very welcoming and accomodating personality. Great outside eating on a warm day.

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Additional Information about Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro

Address: 1111 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Phone Number: 510-527-4111
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1111 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
    (Kains Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 510-527-4111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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