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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
  • "Relaxing atmosphere, good food, and great service. I like that many of their favorites stay on the menu, while some only show up occasionally. The HRW menu is great - romaine spears salad, trout w polenta, and homemade (you can tell) ice cream at the end. Others raved about the gazpacho, buttermilk fried chicken salad with blue cheese, and crispy rolled chicken tacos (not HRW). Service is good, but not too pushy. Bread is served warm. Plates are cleared promptly. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "The best we've had during Houston Restaurant Weeks. Great eye appeal and taste. Re: Acoustics. We were seated in the middle room and close to the carpeted room in front. The restaurant was not crowded but the general buzz make it hard to hear each other. She thought it was the music; I thought it was the open space and hard surfaces. Next time we'll ask for a table or booth by a wall and see if that helps."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "RDG does the fantastic job as always. An all around great dining experience."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The decor is nice. I loved the look walking in and at the bar area. However, as soon as we started walking to our table, I noticed it was packed with people. Well, it is HRW. Service was a little on the slow side but our server was very nice. We were unlucky that night and we ended up sitting next a very loud girl talking about her personal issues. Couldn't really converse with my friend due to the noise level and until our lovely friend next table over left. It would help if the tables weren't practically right next to each other. Anyways, the food. I had utilized the HRW menu and can't say I was disappointed. However, I wasn't impressed either. It was definitely interesting and different. Must try! I will come back for dessert and drinks."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This is such a wonderful restaurant!! It is definitely my favorite in Houston. The service is always amazing, and the food is absolutely to die for!! I would eat here every day if I could!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Food excellent! Service superb! All around great dining experience! A go back to restaurant for sure."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Service was amazing Menu very imaginative not typical Other restaurants are as good but not as artistic and creative"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Its a bit stuffy but the food was good and service was great. I went for lunch (1130) and it was not too packed. i ordered a grilled fish, i cant remember which, but it was cooked nicle and flavored well. I love the iced tea here! The valet takes a long time to get your car."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "RDG Bar Annie feels like a Vegas restaurant landed on Post Oak in Houston, TX. Using the Houston Restaurant Week menu made me feel second class at this restaurant and the food did not live up to the hype I had heard about RDG. Yes, the restaurant is beautiful, there are many beautiful people, and good times were obviously being celebrated. But my trout was ridiculously dry. The cold sweet potato soup went untouched (however the gazpacho was awesome). And we waited forever to get different courses of our meal. Overall, not satisfied, especially for the price tag, and do not plan to return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food and service were fantastic. They made it special, given that we had noted it was an anniversary celebration. They started our evening with a complimentary glass of champagne that was a very nice touch. It set the tone for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Four friends and I took advantage of Houston Restaurant Weeks by visiting RDG + Bar Annie and were not disappointed. The food was exceptional and the service top-notch. It will not be our only visit, I'm sure."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We came here for dinner for HRW 2014 and had a fantastic time! Our server was wonderful and very attentive. He gave many recommendations and every one was spot on. We ordered cocktails per our waiter's recommendation and enjoyed them. We each ordered different courses so we could try them all, and each one was excellent. My only complaint was the valet service. They were very rude, and we had to wait 10 minutes for our car (there was only one person in front of us). There is free parking in the back, so next time I will just park myself."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Service was incredibly slow and inattentive. My wife's fish entree was very bland and was over-cooked. The only saving grace was the ice cream sandwich dessert. I expect much better service and food for the price."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Cafe Annie overall seems to be in a decline: the decorations are worn and beginning to look shabby, and the food, which during HRW 2013 we thought was stupendous (we went twice that August!) had slipped from the mark, and become boring. But most problematic was the valet service. The valet returned our car with scratches, dirt and wood fragments along the upper half of most of the passenger side of the car, which we didn't notice until we looked at the car in the daylight the next day. Paco at RDG was sympathetic, but informed me it was the problem of the valet service and that I would be receiving a call from them. No call. Taken all together, it is unlikely we will be back at RDG."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. We visited for our anniversary and they gave us complimentary glasses of (good!) champagne after we had been seated. I was completely impressed. My wife had the ahi tuna salad as an appetizer and loved it. Then for our main courses, my wife had the pheasant and I had the filet. They were both outstanding. We ordered the coffee & chocolate ice cream for dessert and it was very tasty, and they jazzed it up a bit for our anniversary. Again, a really thoughtful touch. Overall, there are few pure southwestern food options in Houston, so we're lucky to have this place."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "It was the best 54yr. wedding anniversary!! We did the menu for "Restaurant week" Food was great had good choices, service was the best every! Will return again and try regular menu! The staff made our evening special!!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "RDG- was great, we had a party of 7 and everyone enjoyed themselves. The service was good and the Food was great."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This was our first experience dining at RDG, and will definitely be our last. Starting with the good: We thoroughly enjoyed Bar Annie. It was a gorgeous evening, so we sat outside and enjoyed a bottle of Bollinger. The service outside was wonderful. Once we were ready to dine, we went inside to our table and it all went downhill from there. Waiter seemed way over his head. I ordered the filet and have never disliked a meal at a fine dining establishment quite as much as loathed this one. The filet had a massive vein down the middle, and the side that accompanied it was completely inedible. There was a sauce all over the filet that I attempted to scrape off in order to make it salvageable. Rest of our party was similarly unimpressed."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My friends and I tried the restaurant month menu and I was very disappointed in their food. We had a gel night out and each one of us ordered something different and everything came out tasting bland or nasty. We've all dined there previously (without the 4 course menu) and had never been disappointed. Maybe they didn't put much are or effort into the menu because of it's low price. Our first waiter was nice and fun, however the waiter we had for the rest of the night was very rude and didn't seem to care about us."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "perhaps Resturant Weeks has resulted in a compromised level of service and food, but sadly this is no longer the great restaurant of the past. Service was mediocre to say the least, aside from an absolutely lovely hostess. Food presentation and content was sadly lacking."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Really enjoyable dinner and experience. Services was great, menu extensive and has items for every taste bud."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "i have the pleasure as part of my job to entertain at many great restaurants and this was a memorable eating experience. Food, service, food!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We went here from a friends recommendation. The food was excellent, very tasty, expect smaller sized, dinner portions and though it was tasty we thought overall the menu was pricey (even on NYC standards). Service was excellent and outdoor seating would also be lovely. Excellent drinks too!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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