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Rendez-Vous Cafe

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1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
+1 510-526-6069
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good55%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 18, 2017
“Great find for us!”
Sep 13, 2016
“a nice evening to kick off our stay!”
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1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

It's actually at 1111 Solano Ave (there's a separate listing with that address). We live in the neighborhood and ate there for the first time on Sunday night. A good find. We'll definitely be back. I liked the three-course meal option for $26. It effectively...More

Thank sarabseth
Reviewed September 13, 2016

this is a nice little french bistro with good period food and a interesting atmosphere. The guitarist was pleasant and so was the food....

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Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit and hoped for a high quality French meal for Bastille day. I had the salmon which was a tad overcooked with a decent sauce. The string beans were not French. french are fastidious about lining fresh beans perfectly inline. These...More

1  Thank Dennis B
Reviewed August 5, 2015

3½* Rendez-Vous Café 1111 Solano Albany, CA French bistro style, casual atmosphere Early bird dinner specials Sunday brunches Very nice grilled eggplant sandwich on rosemary bread, choice of green salad or fries Very good hamburger w/cheese, grilled onions, bacon, and fries Food was served warm,...More

Thank Rosquete
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...More

Thank Grokker
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...More

Thank WestCoastCalGal
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...More

Thank napavalleygalOct31
Reviewed May 13, 2012

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...More

Thank coop4133055
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.

Thank gulliver1711
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,...More

1  Thank psychcal
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Address: 1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-6069
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