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Rendez-Vous Cafe

1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
(510) 526-6069
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Ranked #23 of 74 restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 20, 2013
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English first
Vallejo, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

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