Rendezvous Bistro
Rendezvous Bistro

Rendezvous Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rendezvousbistro.net/
  • Phone: 3077391100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner served nightly 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
    Happy Hour at the bar 5:30 - 6:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Joel Tate
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: In 2003 we attended to the requests of our customers by launching Bistro Catering and designing a 3000 square foot dedicated catering facility, the first of its kind in Jackson Hole. Bistro Catering is the full service catering division of Rendezvous Bistro. In the years since we have grown to accommodate virtually any size party, wedding or event. Our standard of excellence is the factor that makes us stand alone. From start to finish, the attention to detail that will make your event flawless.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room is perfect for a holiday celebration, office party or any group gathering.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Oda (307)733-5010x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple WY
  • Public Transit: START Bus picks up next door at KMART.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Overflow parking in adjacent parking lots.
A word from Rendezvous Bistro
In 2001 the opening of Rendezvous Bistro changed the face of dining in Jackson Hole. Offering a fun and lively atmosphere paired with the knowledgeable service you expect and serving tasty American Bistro fare. This spirit is still alive today. Warm hospitality and an excellent value bring locals and visitors alike flocking to "The Bistro", sometimes returning 3-4 times in a week. A place you come to see your neighbors, family and friends. Dine at the oyster bar, sit down for a casual dinner in the bar, or enjoy a three course experience in the dining room. A comprehensive and varied wine list and full bar are available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Rendezvous Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)special occasion (35)good for groups (35)neighborhood gem (34)hot spot (34)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (25)vibrant bar scene (23)kid-friendly (14)romantic (12)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Good, but not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The grilled Caesar salad was terrific. But, my wife had steak frites and the steak was chewy. I had the duck confit and it was dry. Good, but not great. Maybe it's because we had heard such great things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hype not overrated
    Rwhatweeat
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went after so many positive reviews. It did not disappoint. Service efficient but friendly, atmosphere full of happy diners and food was amazingly fresh, flavorful, and inventive. We really had a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Front house was fantastic, but the back of the house could step it up to keep with other bistro's and restaurants in town.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seating
    zekeVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a favorite restaurant of ours but it gets quite busy during the tourist seasons and often it seems like seating for your reservation is late - maybe 15 to 30 minutes late.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Jackson, we eat there every time we visit and it never disappoints! We arrived early for our reservation and decided to have a drink & some appetizers at the bar before dinner. It was happy hour (before 6:30) so all drinks were half price and we ordered pot stickers which were delicious and were I think $2 each. When we were ready, we were promptly seated and had a great waiter - very attentive & knowledgeable. I had the meat loaf and my husband had the trout - both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Jackson's Best
    HoppyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Rendezvous on our last night in Jackson. The ambience was just what we needed after a long day of hiking. The service was excellent as was the food. We were very happy to have found this jewel in Wyoming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • indianlove
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was wonderful as usual, no surprises there, waiter was darling, loved him. We sat in the very back booth by deck entrance which is one of my favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary!
    Ride2Give
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went here for our 10th Anniversary dinner and the staff made the experience amazing! The food was great, service was the best! Thank you, thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Oakleaf1950VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We dined at Rendezvous Bistro at the recommendation of the staff at the Rustic Inn. The food was average; the room, hot and noisy. Too many tables packed into the dining room. The Hawaiian fish I ordered was somewhat gummy, disguised with an assortment of toppings. The lighting was dim; I had to use my iPhone to read the menu. As with so much in Jackson Hole, it was overrated. The service was excellent, however.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off night
    seniorcyclist
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We've been to the Rendezvous Bistro many times and always found it to be consistently very good. This night was a surprising disappointment. Veal shank was 80% fat, duck con fit was dry and gamy. Appetizers were ho-hum.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    alpet
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We wrote a five-star review in all categories last year, but this time round I was stunned by the salt content in the salad dressing and the unmentionable creme brûlée. The rest of the meal--steak, croque madame, chop salad and wine--was terrific. But I couldn't even eat my salad and sent it back to the kitchen. The creme brûlée, also salty, but it's salted caramel, wasn't creme at all but a grainy sort of stiff pudding. We each had a bite and put down our spoons. On the other hand, the service was stellar, as usual. The waitress tried to make it right by offering other dishes to replace, but the mood was kind of down by then, so we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    food and service was great. much too noisy. too many tables packed in too close together
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining in the dark!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Please turn on the lights so we can see the menu! Weirdest tasting ravioli I have ever had, tasteless trout. Very kind and attentive servers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a pleasure
    Bakerdogs
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dining here is an enjoyable experience whenever we go to Jackson. Food is excellent, as is service. We asked to share an entree and server did not bat an eye. Always appreciate that. Had mushroom soup, steak frites, and salted caramel crime brûlée--a lovely meal with diverse wine-by-glass selection. Highly recommend Rendezvous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but noisy
    DedicatedVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very creative menu with a large selection. Service is very good, attentive and dedicated to quickly turning tables over. Noise level is very high, partly due to the lack of soundproofing. Highly recommended for tourists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lazy Sloppy Service
    Local22VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We are local Jackson Hole residents and have been regular Bistro customers for many years. Knowing that it is the high tourist season, it was still a very disapointing experience. Like many other Jackson restaurants of the past, they are becoming the victims of their own success. To many customers, not enough help, and little attention to customer service equals a bad experience. Don't go unless you are looking for a crowded, impersonal, pedestrian experience. This time of year the Bistro is like a high-end McDonalds.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid the Veal Marsala
    WyomingCowboy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We normally enjoy the Bistro, since the food is usually excellent, but not this time. The Veal Marsala was fatty and grissly...in fact I am not sure it was even veal since the texture was more like pot roast. Worst meal ever at the Bistro.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Too Exotic for Us
    PGA2065VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Won't return to Rendezvous Bistro. Too many odd choices - we feel they are working too hard on being creative/unique and have let down diners who seek high quality but more recognizable food. If one orders Veal Marsala, one knows what it will generally be like. Their version is veal breast with "some fat inserted for flavor." What is Lamb Neck Souvlaki? And Cajun Fried Alligator does not tempt me. More fresh fish on the regular menu is needed; not just as daily specials. Ambience and service (and the bread) are still very good. But we won't return until the menu is changed to accommodate less exotic palates. (Oh, yes, there is roasted chicken and boring meatloaf, but I don't need to go to Rendezvous Bistro to get that.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pas mal
    JeMange
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was good. I felt like we were paying a premium for the atmosphere rather than the quality of the food. We went for my wife's birthday and they seated us at a table right in the middle of the entrance to the dining room so we were getting bumped non-stop by people walking by.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Remembered my preferences
    Didknot
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    On a previous comment I suggested they put in a particular liquor . They did and mentioned its availability when we were seated. Classy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    Yuminthetum
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food at the Bistro is consistent, it is comforting to get what you expect. Our waitress was what made the meal so amazing attentive with casual suggestions and care~ Angelique . Good waitstaff is a rarity in Jackson, it is nice to be treated well when you dine out. Great music which seemed to keep everyone tapping their toes and enjoying the summer dining outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Flavorific
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Perhaps it was just unfortunate timing, but the night we went to this bistro, Vice President Joe Biden was there, apparently enjoying a meal in an area adjacent to our table. We were seated promptly, but after that, the service went downhill. After waiting 10 minutes for the waiter to bring us water and take our order, we waited another 15 or 20 minutes before he reappeared to tell us one of the appetizers was not available. One appetizer was served then, but it took another 20 minutes before the second appetizer arrived - at the same time as the entrees (one lukewarm). No one came back to see if we needed more water, other services, or how the meal was. We had to wave the waiter down to get our check after the meal. Not a good experience!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doug
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Good food but burger had to go back twice for a re cook and requested cheese on the waiters order was missed. Otherwise we were seated right on time and it was a very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as expected
    Dennis
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Tomato basil soup was tasty. New York strip was tender. Duck confit was rich. Wine list was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the rush?
    AftonwanderersVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have dined here numerous times over the last few years. On this visit we felt rushed from the moment we were seated. Rushed to order, our food rushed to the table, dishes cleared the moment the last bite was taken, desert menus brought before everyone was finished eating, the check brought with desert, and then our server "hovering" to get payment. If they wanted to turn over the tables, it worked, as they had us out in just over an hour. Why the rush?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved this experience
    Swan53
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We waited a bit, but it was worth it-outdoors!We had a wheelchair in our party and had to walk around the restaurant but even still, it was great! Food and drink were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Aliene
    Aliene
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We were in the Jackson, Wy, area for our 25th wedding anniversary. Our fly fishing guide recommended Rendezvous Bistro for our anniversary dinner. We were not disappointed! Reservations were easy AND necessary. I noted it was our anniversary on the reservation and everyone from the hostess to the waiter to the owner made a point to congratulate us. The food was FABULOUS. I had the Korean Chicken and my husband had the venison. The grilled Caesar and mushroom soup were superb. It was hard to decide what to order because everything on the menu was unique and looked so good. The price was very reasonable for this type of cuisine. I would highly recommend Rendezvous Bistro for a superb dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretentious
    William
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Restaurant was highly recommended on many sites. Could not be by anyone who knows how to cook. This chef thinks he is a chemist and by throwing ingredients together he will get a perfect reaction. Only problem is that does not work. In New Jersey or NYC he would be looking for Chef Ramsey in 6 months to help him understand that flavor is missing in his food or be out of business. I cannot understand that a Caesar salad has to have the romaine flash fired on a grill to get a smokey flavor. Really!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious, Extraordinary Service
    kreviewer
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Eclectic menu. Everything ordered (5 persons, 2 and 3 courses) was excellent. The service was the best we've ever had - even at 5 star, exclusive restaurants. Water glasses were never empty, visits to check on our needs were frequent but unobtrusive. It was really quite exceptional. I wish I had the name of the woman who served our table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good!
    Buckeye
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Bistro is always on our list of places to eat when we come to Jackson nearly every year. Love to eat outside, but this time a rain storm prevented that pleasure. The food does not disappoint, but sometimes they seem to push the courses out too fast. It is always too loud for my taste, but the food makes it worth it! Delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rendevous with 6.5
    familyof7
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was very good but needed more variety on the kids menu. Definitely was a local hotspot which in my book is a good thing. Delicious wine and beautiful patio. Service was great table was ready as soon as we arrived and the waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    356tub
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One of my very favorite restaurants in Jackson. Excellent menu and service. Love the Tuna tartare appetizer and the scallops are my all time favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing experience
    Frohegast
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our 7pm reservation made us one of the first tables seated. But after ordering, something went wrong when we waited an hour for our food while all around us were being served. Our waiter simply ignored us, finally assuring us he had talked to the kitchen and our food would be right out. When it arrived, the dish with favs beans had none! We pointed that out and the waiter said you are right. At the end of the meal, he said the chef acknowledged there were no favs beans! That's it - no explanation or adjustment. Ll in all a. Dry disappointing experience for someone who has been there numerous times.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • high consistency
    driggsdiner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Have dined at the Bistro many times over the past eight years and have always been pleased with the quality of the meals we have ordered. Last week's dinner was no exception to that rule. Highly recommend the updated version of fried calamari -- it is outstanding! and their bistro burger is delicious. Had mine minus the bread and with the house salad instead of fries. Would suggest expanding the gluten free options for those of us who need to get off the simple carb track. We arrived early, were seated promptly, had great service and enjoyed good food. What more could you want? Oh! The price was very reasonable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Meals
    FromIL2dine
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We visit Jackson twice a year and make it a point to eat at Redezvous Bistro. They have an outstanding menu and there specials are fantastic. We always leave satisfied with our meal choices, but know we want to come back and try something else on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I paid over $180 (includes taxes and a good tip) for two hamburgers (one was the wild boar), a main entree, two apps, a couple of beers and dessert. A soda is $3.75? Come on! For the prices, one should walk away from this place feeling very pleased with the food. I thought it was incredibly average. Sitting outside is great. People in Jackson really like the Bistro but I think it only does a few items really well and the rest are average. And again, for the price, ALL of the food should be fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great
    Ruth
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I'm a local and the bistro never disappoints. The outdoor patio has added a great option. The dining room can be loud and I find the patio a great option for a casual, quiter dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome romantic evening
    gunz
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The place was nice and quiet with out kids screaming the food was good and our waitress was awesome
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new menu leaves me little to order
    LovehistoricsavannahVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I've been going to the bistro for 14 years. it's always been a favourite - until this year. there used to be so many things that sounded appealing on the menu, it was exciting to go, and I LOVED a few of the standard dishes. now everything has jalapeno or is way too ambitious for what this kitchen can deliver on. they've ruined the old favorites (asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with quail egg is now a few shaved bits of asparagus on a salad I've already forgotten; the duck confit now has unappetizing accompaniments.) I used to like the fish, which was simple but not boring, and delicious. they are trying way too hard and failing. I've gone twice in a row and left half my dinner over. it wasn't worth the calories.
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  • Not what it once was...
    JacksonJoe
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Took my wife and mother to dinner to celebrate Fourth of July. Upon being seated we noticed that the room was very dark. So we asked for a candle or lighting. We were offered flashlights and the comment that "they hear that a lot". Food was good but not great. Undercooked veggies, and developed a bad case of intestinal upset five minutes into the entre - bad Wild Mushrooms??
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    • Noise LevelQuiet