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Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro

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1111 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706 (Kains Avenue)
+1 510-527-4111
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Pinole, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to authentic French cuisine...nice ambience & Ratatouille, otherwise- pastry was tough, meat overcooked & undercooked other parts of Lamb. French onion soup average, not special. Creme Brule was fine, though not very warm. Wine also disappointing :( prices okay, if food was high quality, unfortunately not.

Thank Kirt E
Albany, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I love the authentic Salade Nicoise for lunch. Staff are friendly, service is good. You can also get a nice brunch on the weekend, and nice wine with dinner.

Thank Bdc2015
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Food was good and they offer nice variety of French foods. Grandson loved the tasty daube, felt it was authentic French.

Thank 15gigi
Albany, California
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

A great place for lunch. We enjoy their soups and salads, and their brunch is quite nice, especially the benedicts. They are quite adept at cooking eggs correctly. But my wife's favorite is the steak frites for lunch for $13. Six ounces of skirt steak, nicely marinated and cooked to order - medium rare in this case. Tender and flavorful.... More 

Thank russandmarti
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

With free parking you can linger over a delicious french meal with wine ( or beer). Menu suits many tastes and invites all ages. You can sit outside on bistro tables and watch the avenue or be cosy inside at a booth or table. Oh, and you can actual hear your friends at this restaurant. Most places are so crowded... More 

Thank ebmillskimball
Cleveland, Ohio
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216 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

We make plans to eat at this restaurant whenever we are visiting in this area. It is a great neighborhood bistro with some outstanding French food offerings. It is not a fancy or large spot, but the food is reliably very good

Thank travelermom
Berkeley, California
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We eat here several times each month, because of the food great French bistro faire, in a fancily designed space with a Parisian theme, owned and run by the charming Laurent. This is in the neighborhood, and is great for brunch, lunch or dinner. Prices are reasonable, but the food (and Laurent) are what keep us coming back. They warm... More 

Thank Leapsandbounds
Oakland, California
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Just went tonight, on Valentine's Day. Horribly slow bad service. The table next to us sat down at least 10 minutes after us, ordered after us, but they got every course before us. Not once did the server refill our water glasses, though we were there over an hour and a half. The food was pretty tasty except it was... More 

Thank cml94618
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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211 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

I met my friends and we had lunch there while we caught up with our latest news. The staff was friendly and the food was yummy. The atmosphere was quite kick back and relax so we were very happy. Was able to find parking on the street which was a good thing in this area.

Thank jo k
Berkeley, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
    (Kains Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-527-4111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?