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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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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
Great find in Albany

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
chinowej
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California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
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9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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72 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Berkeley, California, United States
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75 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Richmond CA
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26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

This is a nice place to eat before or after a movie at the Albany Theatre, which is right next door. The menu is limited but tasty and reliable, and the staff are great. If your cholesterol needs a boost, the steak frite is perfect; however there is a range of vegetable and meat dishes. Their movie specials are nicely... More 

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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
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?