RDG + Bar Annie
RDG + Bar Annie

RDG + Bar Annie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rdgbarannie.com/
  • Phone: 7138401111x
  • 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.
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RDG + Bar Annie reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (77)fit for foodies (62)romantic (53)notable wine list (40)hot spot (33)good for groups (33)great for lunch (31)vibrant bar scene (30)neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (15)scenic view (15)late-night find (13)great for brunch (12)Show More
  • Food and service is excellent
    WonderWomanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    RDG is consistently excellent. We enjoy every visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but menu could change
    TomS
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I've always considered this restaurant one of the gold standards for gourmet food in Houston. The service is impeccable and the ambiance is first rate. The menu is a bit stale, it hasn't changed in a while, and the mark of a truly great restaurant is to keep things fresh and change with the seasons based on what is available. Hoping to see new menu items the next time I want to dine here. Great wine service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungryallergygirl
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Originally booked a reservation for 4, but they were able to accomodated when an extra person tagged along. I ordered quail wrapped in bacon. They perhaps should have been more specific and said "bite sized" as $18 for 6 little pieces, not quite the right price. They didn't question whether i wanted a frozen or on the rocks margartia or salt/sugar. 3 different waiters gave us dessert menus and each time we declined. No one asked whether we wanted seperate checks. Food was quick, it was good, but a bit overpriced. If you are looking for a vibrant place with a great view, this is your place. If you are looking for a full tummy on a budget - this is not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Annie
    Stevo
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Good not great food but atmosphere akin to south of the border rather than Cafe Annie of bygone years. On the other hand this is the "New Houston" and I am getting older so..."Love it or leave it!"
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed and inconsistent
    BiotechVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I entertained a large group at this here 6 weeks ago - it was absolutely perfect service, food ambience. However the absolute death of a restaurant is its inability to be consistent. I entertained another large group here earlier this week expecting the same experience. I was mistaken! Service was poor,inattentive, food was forgotten, orders were not taken, plates were placed in front of the wrong guests it was like musical chairs at dinner. They offered to remove the vegetables and side dishes they did not bring from the bill and comp dessert . Yet still added 20% service charge which I hardly received that level of tip service. When spending over 1K and all elements of a business dinner count.. I need better than this poor service!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, but pricey
    chuck
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was great, service was slow to get started, but fine for a meal that is supposed to take a while, which is what I think they are going for here. The food was fantastic, but for what we paid, it should at least be fantastic. All in all, no complaints, but it costs way too much.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RDG has Morphed From Cafe Annie!!
    Dejavue
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I have been a patron in this restaurant for 25-30 years dating back to the Cafe Annie days and have always been pleased with every critical aspect of the dining experience including food style and quality, accessibility ( location ) and service including valet parking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for foodies
    Travis
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I brought my girlfriend here for a special date night. The atmosphere was fun and the decor is energetic and fun. The servers were very considerate and attentive. If you head to the downstairs bathroom you can find a hand written note from Julia Childs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Amazing
    AleighCat
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Second time here, this time with a friend from out of town on business. Just as incredible as the first time. Food, service, wine, and atmosphere are some of my favorite in the city. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rdg + bar annie
    andy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    cocktails were great. bar was super loud. food was ok. over priced compared to other options in houston
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderfully decorated, great food! Best lamb I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An OK Experience
    Cindy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were not overwhelmed by our experience during Houston Restaurant Weeks. We like trying different restaurants when the special dinners are offered, & we've discovered several where we've become repeat customers, but we won't be adding RDG + Bar Annie to the list. Nothing about the meal was bad, nor was it memorable. Service was adequate, but very slow and impersonal. Once the restaurant filled up we had difficulty getting the attention of our waiter between courses and at the end of the meal.. I thought there were some items on the regular menu that looked interesting, but based on this experience we won't be back, especially at the RDG prices. There are many restaurants in Houston at a similar price point with better food and service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice end to restaurant week.
    thyme2dine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    After four delicious weeks, RDG+Bar Annie capped off the final week of our restaurant selections in a grand way. While the fare descriptions were intriguing, the actual dishes went beyond our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TAZ247
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My friends and I had a wonderful dining experience at RDG +Bar Annie. It was my 2nd time there and it was even better than the first. The watermelon sald was creative with a good mix of flavors. Very refreshing for a steamy summer evening in Houston. The Rockfish was prepared to my liking and the vegetables were seaoned, just right. The waitstaff was knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. Our waiter recommended a wonderfully smooth Pinot Noir for the table, that everyone enjoyed.I will be back for a 3rd time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food and ambience were great but service was slow and indifferent. My empty wine glass was taken away without being offered another glass (after is sat empty about twenty minutes). I didn't receive a water refill for the last hour of our evening. Very disappointing for such great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good from start to finish
    taliehair
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food
    Ballatore
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat!
    carand
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    RDG does the fantastic job as always. An all around great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HRW Experience
    angch
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE RDG
    Dukie2013VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italiano
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food excellent! Service superb! All around great dining experience! A go back to restaurant for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service was amazing Menu very imaginative not typical Other restaurants are as good but not as artistic and creative
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so fancy
    Wanderlust
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to be seen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner didn't disappoint
    AggieMom
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    Nore
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for a great night!
    cmo87
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Wojo3919
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valet Parking Problem
    Curious
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • txiversary
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding, memorable,
    Jenn
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Good food and great service. Restaurant was busy but still quiet enough to carry on conversations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    CRLLC
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    RDG- was great, we had a party of 7 and everyone enjoyed themselves. The service was good and the Food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not be back.
    BollingerLover
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MSalinas
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • declining quality of food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great venue and atmosphere
    Steincat04VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Really enjoyable dinner and experience. Services was great, menu extensive and has items for every taste bud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    BiotechVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Shan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bells and whistles make it work
    Zoobeefoo
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.