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“By far the BEST in West Palm Beach”
Review of Le Rendez-Vous - CLOSED

Le Rendez-Vous
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The food of this Parisian restaurant and lounge takes inspirations from all around the world, with a french touch. The cocktails are carefully handcrafted and the wine list is updated often with the best french wines available at affordable prices. The atmosphere is casual chic, a bit industrial, and definitely arty.
Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place, the ambiance is amazing, the staff are charming and the food is nothing less than extraordinary.
Bon appétit!

1  Thank Brian B
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Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Disappointing...we were really excited to try this restaurant thru a Groupon. Ordered the escargot and foie gras appetizers, the cassoulet and chicken special. Very spotty service, the young waitress must have been new because she had no idea of the wine list or menu items. While we expected a seared whole liver which we thought was foie gras, what we got was cold pâté. Huge difference. The fella came over and asked how everything was and we said we did not like the pâté and thought we were getting a seared liver. He apologized and said no problem, and took the plate away since we hadn't eaten it. It was quite a wait for the entrees. The cassoulet came out first and we waited several minutes before the second entree arrived. Luckily the cassoulet was piping hot! The beans in the cassoulet were not cooked enough and rather hard, and the dish lacked salt. The chicken special was flavorful. When we got the check, the foie gras was on the bill so we asked the fella if he was going to adjust it. He stated that no, since we were using a Groupon he cannot adjust the bill. Not very good customer service. Fortunately we will not be back. Stick with Pistache instead, it's much better!!!

4  Thank Pauline C
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edd75014, Owner at Le Rendez-Vous, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2014

I'm sorry that you were disappointed by your experience in our establishment. 
Our foie gras is described in the menu as "made in house using rum, ginger, lime, and/or Baileys, chocolate, espelette pepper", opposed to a whole seared liver, that cost twice as much and is always specified as such.
The difference between a whole seared liver and 4 slices of foie gras is noticeable,  just by looking at the plate, and usually, if there is a misunderstanding,  the client says it right away.
Considering the cost of the product and the fact that you did not say anything to the waitress both times she came to your table, and that you  ate half of the plate before telling us that you were expecting something else, it makes it difficult to justify an adjustment on your bill.
Now about your review, it seems that the food was good (our beans are cooked Al dente and the bacon in the dish is very salty already,  so we leave to the people the possibility of putting salt to their convenience) and besides the fact that we didn't comp the foie gras, your experience sounds almost like a good one, maybe average... 
Rating us one star on yelp and ending your review stating that, "pistache is better" when you rated them 1 star as well not so long ago... and for me to notice that you created a profile on trip advisor just to put another 1 star review about our restaurant,  makes me understand how disappointed you've been and I invite you to come back (after all, you also went back to pistache, obviously) and even enjoyed a 10% discount, so we can make it up to you for the foie gras issue!

We love all our customers and are trying our best to give them a good "french experience" that we hope you will enjoy with us very soon!

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Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The pristine ambiance of the adorned walls leaves a distinguished palette for your imagination and allows the bold flavors of the creative cuisine to rightly capture your attention. The succinct menu fuses all the cuisines of France. For instance, try the Foie gras with toast, salt and espelette pepper and make a selection from the notable wine list to complement your meal. You might have one of your most impressive meals of the week, month or year at this French restaurant, depending on how much you eat out. The dining room is at once elegant and casual. Diners are seated and given the wine and cocktail list to peruse --- it is exquisite in scope, just right in cost, and great in its curation (there's a nice by-the-glass wine selection and a lengthy compendium of imported beers) --- before being offered the food. There is so much here to enjoy and that extends from the image and feeling of being in Paris, listening to the far off conversations of the staff, whom are all from France, and having the sounds of its country stimulate your senses during your stay. If you've ever been to France, you'll feel right at home and if you are like me and have never been at all it will make you crave the experience!

4  Thank JessyECruz
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a special experience. The staff is authentic from the clothes they wear to their whole demeanor. I love their charcuterie plate and a glass of red wine to help wash it down, maybe two glasses or a bottle to really make sure. They show French movies during the week. I think if you feel Frenchy, check it out.

2  Thank Scott B
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went here for our anniversary dinner and it was lovely. We got there right at opening and had our choice of table. The staff was great and very accomodating. They also had good recommendations for wine when we asked. All the food was great. We will definitely go again.

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1  Thank David V
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