We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Albany
Post
Inbox
Search

Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro

Unclaimed
Reserve a Table
2
Sat, 12/7
8:00 PM
OR
Order Online

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$20 - $30
CUISINES
French, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
View all details
meals, features

Location and contact

Improve this listing

Menu

SOUPS AND SALADS​
soupe a l’oignon
french onion soup served with croutons smothered with gruyere cheese.
7.50
soup of the day
vegetable soup (always vegetarian).
6.50
salade verte
mixed green salad tossed in champagne vinaigrette.
6
baby spinach salad
baby spinach, broccoli florets, grapes, bacon bits, walnuts, fresh mushrooms, onions. with a mayonnaise/red wine vinegar dressing.
9
warm goat cheese salad
with mixed greens, egg, cherry tomatoes, bacon and olives.
9
cobb salad with grilled prawns
butter lettuce with bacon, egg, avocado and blue cheese dressing.
9.50
chicken caesar salad
romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese and caesar dressing.
9.50
salade niçoise
traditional​ salad from the south of france served with fresh seared tuna and lemon vinaigrette
13
APPETIZERS​
moules marinieres
prince edward island mussels, steamed in white wine, garlic and herbs.
13.50
seafood vol-au-vent
flaky puff pastry with baked seafood and mushrooms in a creamy sauce.
9.50
quiche lorraine
the world’s most famous quiche. filled with bacon, onion and swiss cheese, served with a side salad.
9.50
parisian plate
Slices​ of cooked ham and sopressata (dry salami), French Brie, spring mix salad with a champagne vinaigrette and cornichons.
10.50
marinated olives
4
pissaladiere tart
traditional provence tart with caramelized onions, olives and anchovies. served with a side salad
9
ENTREES​
grilled salmon normandie
grilled salmon in a pink sauce with light cream, tomatoes and touch of saffron. served with white rice, green beans and capers.
17.50
tagliatelles au saumon fume
fettuccini, smoked salmon in a creamy sauce with chives.
14.50
sole filets meuniere
A classic French dish made famous by Julia child! sauteed sole with brown butter and lemon sauce. served with risotto rice, green beans and baby carrots.
22
shrimp risotto
rice in balsamic reduction, mushrooms, onions, shrimp and arugula.
17
poulet au riesling
chicken braised in white wine with mushrooms, tarragon, thyme, and cream.
17
grilled chicken breast
with “orange beurre blanc” sauce, served over risotto rice, sauteed green beans and baby carrots.
16.50
ratatouille
eggplant,​ zucchini, yellow squash, onions, garlic and tomatoes. served with soft polenta, sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
14.50
steak frites
8 ounces skirt steak served with herbed French fries.
17
daube with mashed potatoes
Signature Rendez-Vous dish. tender braised beef in a red wine sauce, served with mashed potatoes.
17.50
rib eye steak 10 oz
Served with sauteed green beans and baby carrots. your choice of herbed French fries or homemade mashed potatoes with “beurre maitre d’hotel”.
25
SIDES​
broccoli
5
mashed potatoes
5
green beans
5
ratatouille
5
herbed fries
5
Reviews (35)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveler rating
12
16
6
1
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
12
16
6
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews english muffin mussels eggplant sandwich fries eggs benedict place to eat excellent food movie neighborhood fayre bay
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at Rendez Vous is actually pretty good. I don't think I'd elevate it to excellent or spectacular, but if you're looking for a nice meal, this is a good choice. The service is friendly and knowledgeable, sometimes a bit on the slow side,...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Valleyblue
Reviewed March 3, 2019

This is a simple restaurant especially for French food. While it isn't fancy it's pretty good. Very much a cafe environment. I had the Onion soup which was very good. The caesar salad was good (not great) My spouse had eggs benedict but at first...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MadatAA
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

The Rendezvous serves basic French Bistro food; for example, Salade Nicoise. It’s not fancy but has good service and is a good place to eat if you’re planning to go to the movie theatre next door.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank berkeleybobw
Reviewed October 21, 2018

One of us remembers Solono Ave. as being barren of restaurants and just about anything else. The Rendez-Vous Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant and reflects the major changes that have occurred in the Bay Area. The three of us had a nice quiet dinner with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank physbiz
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful little bistro serving many French specialties! Have tasted almost the whole menu and everything is a winner! Reasonable prices and lovely service. C’est necessaries!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SanDiegoCouple2
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I don't know if this is the norm here, but the place was clearly understaffed in terms of wait staff, which consisted of one very pleasant, trying to help, but obviously overworked server. Several things had to be requested two and three times. I don't...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank calinurse
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Most recent visit was for a casual lunch. My eggplant sandwich on delicious acme bread was very good. My friend had mussels which she said were good. Previous visits for an early dinner of quiche and salad have also been good. Service has always been...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 134JenniferH
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised by the great service and delicious food. I ordered the brie sandwhich, because brie, and the baguette it was served on was dynamite and the brie was perfect. My husband had the lunch deal for...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ColleenQD
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Came it for a quick eat, and not expecting anything. And we were quite pleased with the service, taste, and friendliness. The place is almost a throwback.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank i-witness30
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here at least 6 times and it is always very good. A great spot for dinner before a movie at the Albany theater They have special menus of the day too Good French food and it is a good value

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Gabrielle M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Berkeley Inn
65 reviews
1.25 miles away
Marina Inn
45 reviews
1.51 miles away
Berkeley Rodeway Inn
350 reviews
1.60 miles away
Howard Johnson Berkeley
107 reviews
1.67 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 101 nearby restaurants
Royal Cafe
61 reviews
.06 miles away
Juanita and Maude
25 reviews
.05 miles away
Mr. Dewie's Cashew Creamery & Frozen Desserts
32 reviews
.03 miles away
Little star pizza
48 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
Hotsy Totsy Club
23 reviews
.33 miles away
Rialto Cinemas Cerrito
50 reviews
.84 miles away
Solano Cellars
8 reviews
.76 miles away
Omescape
88 reviews
.94 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing