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RDG + Bar Annie
RDG + Bar Annie

RDG + Bar Annie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rdgbarannie.com
  • Phone: (713) 840-1111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday 11:00am to 2:30 pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Continuous service at BarAnnie
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Robert Del Grande
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ambassador Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in the back of the building. Valet optional.
A word from RDG + Bar Annie
RDG + Bar Annie is a casual elegant dining restaurant serving innovative regional cuisine. Under the guidance of owner, Robert Del Grande (nominated by The James Beard Foundation as a semifinalist for Outstanding Chef 2010).
RDG + Bar Annie has been named one of the best 10 restaurants by Forbes , MSN and Texas Monthly. With sleek,contemporary design, neon couches, and high ceilings, RDG/ Bar Annie is a handsome space that serves the most consistently astonishing food in Houston.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service was attentive, respectful w/experienced waiter supported by others who check quietly & frequently. Hats off for the space between tables for privacy and adequate walk space; lately most fine restaurants think nothing of constant chair bumping. This is particularly the case for we women diners - I have observed that the male diner's chairs aren't repeatedly knocked and jostled by wait staff to the same extent. The food was quite good and the menu variety excellent. Producing toasted gluten free bread = high marks! My valet parker was a charmer. Room for improvement: wine list policy. When I order a specific vintage, I expect to receive that vintage or be advised that they're out. A 2005 European red is NOT the same as an '06 or '07."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Two of my friends had ordered bottomless mimosas, one was brought out and we had to ask for the other one, which was brought out 15 minutes later. It took 30 minutes for them to come to take our order. Water was not refilled promptly. When my water was refilled, they only refilled it half way for some reason and just walked away. The restaurant was not busy at all, even though it was Sunday at noon. The food and atmosphere was nice, but I probably wont return. The food isn't so good that I can overlook the terrible service."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent, friendly, good food, good environment. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Service and food is impeccable!! We really enjoyed it... felt pampered. Food is absolutely delicious!!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food and the ambience was pleasant. The service was slow and unresponsive, with the wait staff more interested in conversing with each other than in ensuring a crisp and high-end dining experience."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "as always my experience at Café Annie RDG was very enjoyable, the welcome courtesy was very evident as the 2 gentlemen met my wife and me at the door in typical very fine director of first impression sensitivity. it was great."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Owners Mimi and Robert have created a California bay area quality restaurant. Conventional dishes are served in addition to those with a southern influence, and creative twist. Cuisine and quality ingredients are taken seriously. The oysters, crabmeat beignets, mushroom soup with duck croutons (amazing), cinnamon roasted pheasant, scallops, and the walnut and caramel bread pudding with poached pears were all fabulous! Mimi, Robert and the staff are very friendly and attentive. You are made to feel special! We will be back, and also plan to use RDG for group events! Contemporary and tasteful décor. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "They did not check us in through open table so it appeared we did not honor reservation. Hate that. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "RDG outdid our expectations: food was cooked to perfection-the crab dip with beignets, snapper dish was crispy on outside and delectable and flaky inside. chard recommended was superb! our service was excellent. a perfect ending to the week will b back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I had the benefit of using a culture map coupon that provided a great discount to one of Houston's best restaurants. Even if I didn't have a coupon this was a great experience. Good food, service and ambiance."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very enjoyable evening. Annie Del Grande visited with us when we arrived and treated us like long time friends. She brought out an appetizer sampler for us. Arturo waited on us and service was impeccable."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "RDG has a great ambiance and excellent staff. Very knowlegable and attentive to its patrons. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Another great dining experience at RDG from start to finish! I am always impressed by the quality of food, extensive wine selections and the attentiveness of the staff. Don't miss out on the bacon wrapped Texas quail appetizer."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I have been for dinner, happy hour and this time a first for lunch. The service is very good here and the staff really tries to accomodate my requests. Nice light crowd for lunch and had a quiet table that I could conduct business."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday and because of notes submitte with the reservation the Birthday Girls dessert plate came out personalized! We also ordered off the menu items and it was pefect."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This visit was my first time dining at RDG + Bar Annie. I was there on a business trip so I was dining alone, but the service was excellent so I never felt like I was waiting around for my meal. The staff's attention to detail was unprecedented - I don't think I've ever been to a restaurant that made the meal feel so personal. They were incredibly attentive. They have an excellent wine offerings, and some really unique menu choices. I had lamb with a mole sauce, and it was unlike anything I've ever eaten. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We came for Mother's Day brunch. We had to ask three separate waiters for menus and waters. My grandma enjoyed her scrambled egg dish, but my poached eggs came out cold. Gross!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was nothing spectacular. A little overpriced in my opinion. But the restaurant itself is beautiful and the service was great. The outdoor patio was also very nice and the complimentary photobooth was a nice touch!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant appears to be quite a promising dining experience. But lacking. Entrees were presented lukewarm. Service was the same. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "It just didn't measure up to an RDG restaurant.I asked our waiter to tell me about a dish on the menu...he recited the menu description to me (my husband started grinning). I asked about a different item and he recited the menu description to me (my husband started laughing).Is it too much to ask that a waiter know a bit more than the menu description for menu items that cost just under $50?The beef tartare was served with a bit of mashed avocado that was so hot you really couldn't taste the beef or the avocado--and we like things really spicy hot.The scallops were beautifully cooked but the caramelized yucca was like discs of cardboard. It was so dark that one table used a flashlight to read the menu. It was a disappointing meal."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Overrated. Average food, way above average prices. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great selection of wine and liquor. Food was delicious and service qas impeccable"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "RDG has the best crab cakes in town! Our lunch party of 4 all ordered the crab cakes and all loved them."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I know over 75 new restaurants opened last year in Houston but Robert and Mimi should not care because RDG is still in my opinion one of the best restaurants in Houston"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I had the red snapper and it was excellent. My companion raved about the overall quality of the food and service. Our waiter Raul was extremely attentive without being pushy."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Food is always high quality at this restaurant. One of the diners indicated it was the best cobb salad that they ever had. Wish they had regular ice tea rahter than a fruity only option though. This is what we are used to in Houston."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Meet a out of town friend there to have lunch. Service where patient since she was quite late. They went ahead and sat me and keep checking on me. Once we received our food (Cobb Salad) it was great. She travels and said that it was the best one she has ever tried. This is one of my favorite go to places for cocktails in the Galleria area. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We went to dinner here on a Wed. night so it was quiet. I would imagine it's quiet even when busy since the tables are so far apart (which is nice!). Service was great, appetizer was a little slow coming out but we weren't in a rush. Food was very good, wouldn't say excellent, but very good. It's pricey as they indicate but I think you're paying for the name and the rent they pay for the primo Galleria spot. Would probably go back for another special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "You never have a bad meal here. Very innovative menu. Stellar service!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Good business lunch with a former colleague. Excellent wine selection. Food was good but not fantastic as I recall the former Cafe Annie."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My friend and I popped in for a long leisurely lunch, and that is what we got. But we were not expecting to be graced by a sweet visit by Mimi Del Grande, Manager of RDG Bar Annie. She is such a sweetheart and so fun. We really enjoyed talking with her."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Most food is pre-made, not freshly prepared by the chef (not leaving much justification for the high prices). Great presentation, but lacking in taste. Great ambiance of the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I think Bar Annie's is the coolest place in town. ambience is the very best."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Service was great, food was great, drinks were great! I would highly recommend my friends and family to your restaurant. Service was very efficient and fast. I wanted to order so many things on the menu the night we were there but I will def have to come back and try the other dishes that caught my eye!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience, great selection of wine and the starters were yummy. The chicken I had was okay, a little dry and lacked flavor. My fiancé said that his lamb was ok and that he has had better lamb too. Overall, we liked the place but don't know if we would go back for dinner again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Really good food and service, but very expensive for what it was."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Like the restaurant and have been there often but Sunday night the food was poor, service worse despite a limited menu. Maybe it is best to go on Fridays and Saturdays when it is busy."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was incredible, but I will always remember why I make this a rare visit. At 4x on wines, it kills some enthusiasm for this incredible restaurant. Pheasant was cooked perfectly. Portions and sauces were smooth and joyous to the tongue. I just wish I could justify more $900 dinners for 4."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Service was great. Awesome customer service. Food was great.Only down fall is they don't split checks."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Excellent service but food was not great. Quail appetizer was excellent but fish main course was poor. For the price would expect much better."
    Dined on 3/3/2014