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Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais
Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais

Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lerendez-vous.com
  • Phone: (520) 323-7373
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Marcus Van Winden
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From our lunch or dinner menu we offer catering. It is best to make an appointment with our Manager or Chef de Cuisine to plan for your catering event.
  • Private Party Facilities: For small private parties, we have a private dining room, in the main restaurant, for up to 80 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Gordon Berger (520) 323-7373
  • Special Events & Promotions: Bastille Day July 14th Vive la France!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alvernon
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer private parking in the back of the Restaurant.
A word from Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais
This is the perfect place for an impressive business engagement or a romantic interlude. A distinguished wine Cellar and exquisite desserts promise a memorable dining experience. Now offering a bistro fare lunch.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant was easy to locate. The staff was very attentive, although a bit presumptive to place the appropriate fork on the salad plate. Delicious wine selections, both white and red. Nice to have the small plates to try foods for the first time. Absolutely heavenly desserts. I would definitely dine here again. My father-in-law LOVED it. It was his first opportunity to have truly French cuisine in many years."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "By far the best French restaurant in Tucson and maybe Phoenix. Sublime vichyssoise and wonderful veal in calvados sauce. Service good but a little slow."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner. The service was incredible. My mother really enjoyed speaking French to Tibault. The food was exquisite as well. We had a lovely time and would love to go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Typically we enjoy dining at Rendezvous. This visit was quite different. The service was slow, errors were made when our order was delivered, and we were not served at the same time. My dining partner was served his entree quite some time before mine was served. All in all, it was not a good experience. However, since we have had good luck in previous visits we are willing to consider this "off" night an aberration and will eat there again in the future in the hopes that this poor experience will not be repeated. However, it this type of service persists, we will reconsider having Rendezvous as one of our top five restaurants in Tucson."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My previous visit was much better and I felt like I had a superb dining experience. I am writing to give constructive feedback and not just to criticize. First, we were seated in the front area, assuming that we were there to take advantage of happy hour specials. Upon my request, we were repositioned in the front room even though a previous party were first given a choice. The food was very tasty but only luke warm and all of the other plates were cleared before the last diner had finished. Finally, the service wasn't great and I found them inattentive even when the restaurant was less than full. There were several apologies but it ruined my expectations as a first class dining organization."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is a great little place with awesome food . We were on time for our reservation however we had to wait an extra 30 mins to be seated. The service was a 5 out of ten as we were seated a group of eight arrived . It felt to me and my guest that the staff were keyed in on these guests and we were taking up space . It felt like we were an after thought on the floor . Staff should spread the love you never know who you will be serving ."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went there on a first date and the food was an amazing contribution to an already wonderful experience. Sharing small plates (5 of them) and dessert made for good companionship, conversation, and tantalizing tastes."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One of my favorites in Tucson. However since change in ownership the food quality has slipped. My veal medallions were tough and the spinach salad was just ok. No lamb on the menu and no more Caesar salad. Little things mean a lot."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Just got back from Paris. Felt like we never left."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We love this place and consider it a hidden gem in Tucson. It is a small local french restaurant and the chef does his best to bring excellent ingredients to patrons in a unique fashion."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We've been dining at this restaurant for twenty plus years. The food is always outstanding. True to French Cuisine, their sauces always make me want to come back for more. This is a great place for special occasions! Bon Appetit to future patrons!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great for special occasions. Service and food were excellent but at a price level we can only do for special occasions. (And worth it.)"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place is a very cliché French restaurant; it has all the typical French dishes which I like. Food was good but my guest said his escargot was a little chewy, but liked it. I had the wellington which was very tender and tasty. I would recommend the soufflé and give the chef a heads up since this does take time to prepare. The chef was also gracious enough to prepare foie gras off the menu which is always a sign of a potentially good establishment, but it was a little over cooked, but I digress, all in all a very pleasant experience. The staff was attentive, I will caveat that there were only four to five other diners in the restaurant, so in the final analysis I would say go for it."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our first experience at Le Rendez-boys. We had a reservation and were seated immediately on arrival. Staff was just the right amount of interaction. Very eager to please but we're hands off enough to not be imposing. Food was excellent! No better way to put it. We will continue to return until they give us a reason not to."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Change location, get central A/C and play French music (in French language) not back hills Kentucky music. First time experiencing the curtains open and loved the natural sunlight, but the view and many passers-by just inches from the window weren't appealing at all, which detracted from the "Frenchness". Too warm inside so needed AC. Wait staff all VERY friendly and attentive. We both ordered duck as usual and both thought it was not as good as usual, not as flavorful and was a bit too dry. Paté was as good as ever but batter on frog legs reminded me of same batter as on Burger King's onion rings. Mixed feelings for this visit."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Once again we had a wonderful time at Le Rendez-vous. Gordon prepared an outstanding vegan, gluten free meal for me which was a special treat since we were celebrating my birthday. It could not have been better. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Imagine four large, tough scallops fried in the same frying pan with sliced potatoes and brussels sprouts. Then imagine that this tasteless concoction is billed as something called Saint Jacques. Then think about poorly mashed duck livers crumbled over a bed of lettuce billed as country pate. All of this billed as French food. This restaurant has never been the same since the founder retired. It would not last a week in France. It should close. And from the occupancy of the place as we left on a Saturday night, this event may not be far away."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "For the most part the service was good -bread, water and drinks were promptly brought to the table. The escargot starters were excellent. However there was a long wait for the entrée. The chateaubriand was warm and excellent, but the plates had to be sent back because the potatoes and veggies were cold. They were brought back promptly and were warm. The noise level was quite high."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in Tucson. Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent everything."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went there with my wife and 2 daughters a few days before Mother's Day. As usual, we had a great experience. Here are the dishes that we thought were great: 1) Escargot 2) French onion soup. My youngest daughter thought that the broth was too strong, but my oldest daughter loved it. 3) The beet salad (who would have thought?) 4) Duck a l'orange (not on the menu - have to ask for it) 5) Salmon "Le Rendez-vous" 6) Shrimp w/ crab 7) Chocolate souffle 8) Chocolate cake What was so-so: 1) Mussels 2) Strawberry mousse. The service was outstanding. They were really busy and had to switch servers a few times, but they coordinated very well. One of the servers was a Parisien, so we got to use our French, a little."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Given the wonderful reviews, we thought we would give it a try. Reservation set a 7pm. We were seated at 6:55pm. I wanted to order scallops then duck and eventually soufflé. First, the scallops were sold out. After a few minutes, the waiter came back to say that duck was sold out too. So I reverted to frog legs and veel. Cautious, asked if the soufflé was to be ordered in advance just to learn that it needed to. We were never asked. We ordered Médoc wine (hoping for a bottle), got only 2 thick glasses. Not sure of what we drank (Medoc was not on glass list). Frog legs were breaded, uninteresting. It took 1h to get the veel when the restaurant was near empty. We were about to leave. Veel and souffle were good. Bread was very average."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We went on Saturday evening and were promptly seated in the "back" which actually has a nice view of the Catalina's. Service was prompt. I had seen a peppercorn filet being served as we were being seated and opted for that. My wife had the beef wellington. Both were delicious and properly cooked. Having been there before we knew to order the souffle for dessert when ordering dinner. It was beautiful as well as absolutely delicious. It was my wife's birthday so we wanted a really nice dinner out so she chose to go here. Next time we will try it for lunch or sit in the front to try some of the small plates offered."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have been going to Le Rendez-vous a couple of times year for 15+ years. Have always had a wonderful experience. Food is always excellent, very romantic setting, and service is always very good. We have tried most everything on the menu over the years and never had a bad meal. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had the chataubriand for two and it was simply scrumptious. The presentation was excellent. The appetizers were delicious. My husband had the scallops and I had the mushroom en croute. We shared the crepes suzette for desert and it was marvelous. The staff was attentive and it was a marvelous way to spend my birthday. We will be returning for our anniversary dinner in September."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We ate at Le Rendez-vous Bistro for our 42nd wedding anniversary. I requested a quiet table and they were wonderful to give us one. We are very into good food and they did not disappoint us - everything was delicious. We had pate, beet salad, sea bass and crepes - all wonderful. Our waitress was beyond wonderful and the young men filling the water glasses were there but silently and always before we needed to ask. This was just a lovely evening - every ingredient made it so."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in Tucson - comparable to excellent French bistros in Chicago, often better, and with more reasonable prices. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Not familiar with Tucson, but went here on the basis of Yelp! reviews and it was really good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Not having been to Le rendez-vous for over 15 years, the restaurant did not disappoint. We found it to have a fresh, clean look with an appropriately varied menu--not so huge as to boggle the mind, but large enough for a viriety of choices. I had the escargot for an appetizer and found them to be exquisite as was my entree of scallops. My partner had the beet salad and salmon entree found both selections excellent, as was the wine. It must be mentioned that I eyed a corner table in the dining room. The waiter pointed out it could be noisy as the bus stopped there. That suggestion was so helpful as my partner has tinnitus and noise level is important. We were seated at a table the waiter suggested, making the dining expereince superb."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A very pleasant dinner. We both had an excellent vichisoise (lots of garlic and cream). I had the salmon with orange sauce, my wife the coq au vin. Both with potatoes anna. The excellent house wine at happy hour price. The coq au vin was generous enough to make another meal with the next day. The small plate menu is very enticing. we'll have to go back to sample that"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is usually busy and yet it can be quiet enough to hear a conversation with your companions. We feel fortunate to have a French restaurant here."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We read several reviews about slow and poor service and therefore were hesitant to try this restaurant, but we were extremely pleased with the attentive service. Once when I commented to my husband "we should ask for more bernaise sauce" a server passing by turned around and said "I'll bring some more for you" and it appeared quickly. Service was exactly what we'd expect for an upscale French restaurant. We ate in the back room which was lovely and my preference over the smaller, less romantic front room. We shared the chateau briand, and it was excellent and well prepared. We also shared two salads, both very tasty. And considering this is a bit of a pricey restaurant, we were pleased to find a great $33 bottle of wine. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "An excellent restaurant French fare served beautifully. A top Tucson restaurant and wonderful for all occassions"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "W have really enjoyed dining here in the past, but the quality of service completely ruined what was to be a joyous occasion. When main course was served we were given the wrong plates. Potatoes ANNA, 5 slices? The one bright spot was the young man who greeted us at the door, he was very courteous and friendly during the evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The bistro side of le rendez-vous has great food and service and wonderful happy hour specials. Small plates and appetizers are $5-7 and good wine is $5/glass. You can eat delicious food in a pretty place at a reasonable price - what more could you want?"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was what we expected-very good! When we arrived, they knew ahead of time that it was our anniversary, they wanted to place us next to the bar where all the traffic of the severs and guests would be. We ask for a different table and they agreed if we would wait. The table we finally was given had dirty table cloths and food on the seats. Plus the restaurant is very crowded with lots of tables. You cannot get away from the conversations going on around you. We will not recommend nor return!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The worst service ever, just two server for the entire restaurant"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have not been to Tucson in about 25 years. Finding Le Rendez-vous Bistro was a surprise. Excellent service, my salmon was perfectly done as was my partners scallops. We would have gone back for a second meal except the restaurant was closed that day (Monday)."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant a couple of times previously (three times now) and every time I've gone there the food has been marvelous! The only problem this time was the noise! Too damn loud!!! And it wasn't because there were throngs of people there. The music was way too loud and for reasons beyond my understanding they had most all of the tables full in our particular/front room and the back room hardly had anyone at all. That shouldn't have happened; I don't know why it did."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "1.steak tatar-served on half of a saturated English muffin. no toast points until reguested (ten minutes later) 2.salad slightly better than average (canned beets) 3.sweetbreads served with very little sauce. All other items good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014