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“pretentious and sycophantic service”
Review of Rendez Vous Bistro - CLOSED

Rendez Vous Bistro
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mendocino Avenue
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“pretentious and sycophantic service”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Visited with husband and 10 year old daughter for evening dinner. Over the top service style and did not feel genuine. Very quiet (only 3 other patrons) but meal took 45 minutes to arrive. French onion soup (tepid), salmon dish topped with cheese had obviously been sat under hot pass. Believe 'owner' was eating with a "VIP" guest (as we were told by waitress) and so all delayed as waiting staff concentrated on their table. Not a great experience and a costly one. Final blow was a large rat running across covered eating area as we finished up our meal. Staff not overly concerned (owner ignored situation) but did take off ONE main meal cost. Will NOT be returning! Little less pretentious attitude and more GENUINE customer service and quality food would be advised.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Cathryn2013
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  • English first
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English first
USA
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed our evening”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We really enjoyed the meal, the food and the service. The music was a bit louder than we would have liked but that was our only complaint. The wait staff was very attentive. The fish was cooked perfectly. We'll go back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank binkley007
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Roseville, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hamburger with truffle fries was the best I've had!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stopped by for a quick lunch and ordered their hamburger with truffle aoili sauce and truffle fries and thought it was amazing. The flavor of the beef patty was some of the most impressive hamburger experiences we've had. The bun was also exceptional. The truffle fries were delicious and were devoured quickly. Can't speak for other dishes, but we left smiling after having this lunch.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank bluerecursion
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cotati
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Ok!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

They are trying to bring Paris to Santa Rosa but you need more that decor and high prices, Maybe try good food to start with ???

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank gweedore55
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Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“So So”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Had the duck confit crepe. Filling was OK but very dry. And no sauce at all over the top of the crepe. Actually quite bland. Husband had roasted zucchini sandwich. Way too much goat cheese (yes, that is possible) and mayo. Overwhelmed the roasted veggies. Excellent customer service so I might actually give it another try.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank purpleravioli
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