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1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
(510) 526-6069
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Kensington, California
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2 of 5 stars 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 werent the freshest, given summer, and not lined up. One may quibble on this criticism... More 

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3 of 5 stars 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, not hot Food service was okay Dinner delivery during the week

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (510) 526-6069

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