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“What a nice surprise!”
Review of Le Rendezvous - CLOSED

Le Rendezvous
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Corona, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a nice surprise!”
Reviewed October 10, 2010

Le Rendezvous, an authentic French restaurant, is a charming, intimate, special date place. It has been around for a very long time. The food has always been quite good, but we heard that it had been sold and the new chef/owner had just taken over. So, we decided to see whether this was a good thing or bad. We had dinner there Thursday night and what a wonderful surprise! While the menu is unchanged, there are now nightly specials that are reasonably priced and really good quality, and even include a small dessert. The hostess explained that the specials will vary and will keep our choices refreshingly new. That night the evening specials were New York Steak in peppercorn sauce or Chicken Cordon Bleu. We both ordered the steak and it was generous, tender and cooked to perfection. Everything that came with the meal was better than I remember. The potatoes were much tastier and the veggies were perfectly al dente. The nice thing was hearing the guests at the tables around us talking about how they were really enjoying their food too, as they were obviously old-timers who were just as tentative about what to expect. Service was elegant but slow-paced. Don't expect a quick meal, this is intended to be fine-dining-savoring. Hats off to the new chef. We will be back! And...there is talk of having lunch and brunch coming soon.

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2 Thank Guinevere48
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English first
Inland Empire, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Rude Service (or better yet, LACK of Seervice!)...”
Reviewed February 14, 2010

I had read the reviews, I knew how "great" this place was supposed to be, so I made Valentine's dinner reservations for my wife and me about a week in advance. This was to be our first Valentine's together as a married couple, so expense was no object (the set menu was $75 per person). We were really looking forward to it!

Well, I have never felt more "invisible" in a restaurant setting!!! We were seated, and that was it...

We watched as at least three couples who were seated AFTER us received water, bread, champagne, etc. Nobody even looked our way!

After 15 minutes of sheer invisibility, I watched several people who were seated after us order their dinner from the limited Valentine's menu. That was it -- we left (again without anyone saying anything to us!).

Do yourself a favor and skip this place. I have never felt more ignored, unwelcomed, and overlooked!!!

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3 Thank vintage_cal
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Redlands, Ca
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Best French food in the area”
Reviewed April 14, 2009

We have eaten here for many years, and our son and daughter-in-law (who is French) celebrated a pre-wedding day dinner here. Run by a delighful family, and food is consistently good. Check out their special wine dinners.

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2 Thank lespes
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San Diego
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in San Bernardino and local mountains”
Reviewed February 5, 2009

My parents live in San Bernardino, so we visit several times a year; locals know this as the best restaurant in the area. Owned by a charming French family, the husband cooks, the wife hostesses, and the teenage children sometimes wait tables. Recently remodeled on the interior, this is a great restaurant for a nice meal, reasonably priced (entrees with soup or salad vary from ca. $18-30). My favorites are the rack of lamb and the sea bass provencale (a frequent special), but really everything is good here. There are special prix fix meals on New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day, and occasional special wine tasting meals as well. For those on their way to or from Lake Arrowhead and the mountains, the restaurant is a few short blocks from Highway 18, at the foot of the mountains.

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2 Thank AWoodsSanDiego
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Southern California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Occasion restaurant”
Reviewed August 17, 2008

This is the restaurant locals go to for special occasions. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is lovely, with low lights and a French county decor. They have a good wine list. The service is always good. The only drawback is the restaurant's odd location, in a residential neighborhood, not easy to find if you don't know where you are going.

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2 Thank kschroed
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