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1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
(510) 526-6069
Today
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Little Bit of France in California - without pretentiousness

We made reservations only a short while before arriving at the restaurant but the owner greeted us from the back as soon as we entered. We ordered three different entrees; fresh grilled salmon, lamb stew, and a beef dish (Daube). All expertly prepared with fresh ingredients. The accompanying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2013
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Berkeley, California
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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We met friends there for lunch and were delightfully surprised. Ever since my last trip to France I have been looking for the incredible steak and frites that is done perfectly in France but alas not here. I ordered it at the Rendez-Vous and it was just like being in France. The steak was tender and had that wonderful taste... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We made reservations only a short while before arriving at the restaurant but the owner greeted us from the back as soon as we entered. We ordered three different entrees; fresh grilled salmon, lamb stew, and a beef dish (Daube). All expertly prepared with fresh ingredients. The accompanying veggies were done al dente - parfait! All was reasonably priced. Haven't... More 

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Rutherford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Dinner with friends, service was fantastic, although early for our reservations, seated us right away. French onion soup was magnificent! I would have given a higher rating if this neighborhood cafe bistro offered escargot. The cob salad' butter lettuce was fresh, not wet, lots of cheese, just right amount of avocado/egg and the shrimp was grilled just right. Great $25... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

Full disclosures, we have not been there for dinner. Stopped by for Sunday Brunch. Expected good wholesome French/American food, well prepared. We were disappointed in both respects. Both entree's were somewhat greasy, lots of butter, I assume. My Omlet was tasty, the potatoes overlooked, and my wife's entree, sweet potatoe and mushroom hash had strong onion flavor and an unapealling... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Rendez-vous is genuinely French and moderately priced, an unusual combination. Interior is very pleasant, painted with cartoon-like views of famous Parisian buildings. Service is excellent. I especially like the cassoulet and the agneau navarin There is a good wine list, and very affordable house wine.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

On a street and in an area filled to capacity with Asian restaurants and burrito places, Rendez-Vous is a breath of fresh air. It's one room with seating for about 40 people, with very interesting murals on the walls. The menu is fairly traditional French/American, with things like steak fritte, mussels, lamb, etc. I've always enjoyed my food there. It... More 

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Additional Information about Rendez-Vous Cafe

Address: 1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
Phone Number: (510) 526-6069
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (510) 526-6069

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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