True bistro experience
Wonderful, succulent mussels with crisp but hot and tender fries. Much like a real French bistro because it is a real French bistro! Althoughh we were half an hour late, they still ahad our reserved table waiting...that's a nice touch. The daube is also excellent...full of rich flavor and fork tender.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great time, so very
We had a great time, so very typical french food. The taste of it was just right, except for the French Fries, which were not crispy and hot enough.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
could be the 16th arrondissement
always a delightful dining experience - delicious food.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Real French Bistro
This restaurant is like a little bit of France. The bistro food is well-prepared and the ambiance is traditional and fun. It was quite busy when we were there - packed, yet the service was still very good. Can't wait to try some of the other dishes.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and good service.
Good food and good service. A piece of Paris in Albany. Go there for traditional French food.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little cafe in Albany
Cafe Rendezvous exceeded our expectations. The interior decor is colorful but modest, with booths, tables, and outside dining.
The food is excellent. Tasty French cuisine at a great price and with good service. The owner of the establishment is particularly personable.
As for food, I recommend the Daube and Cassoulet. Both were great gourmet takes on French comfort cuisine. Every bite to be savored!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly French spot
Casual and comfortable. Their 3-course fixed price Menu dinner, which includes any salad, selected entrees and dessert, is great. Good variety of appetizers, salads and entrees -- easy to come back again and again.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food & prices. Services so so.
A very long menu of French and European dishes. The food was well prepared and the servings large. The prices are remarkable low for the quality. The bread was so so and the service was inattentive.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A tasty bit of France on Solano
This is a gem of a restaurant. Small, but cozy, with an owner with a great personality, who brings good french bistro food in an unpretentious and genuine manner that stands out in an already rich solano avenue food scene. Everything on the menu is solid and consistent. The moules with frites is a good bet, as is the salmon. the cocovan and cassoulet are both very good. The daily specials are definitely worth trying. Overall, a relaxed, friendly place with great food and reasonable prices.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My second visit was just as delightful as the first. Wish there was live music more often than Tuesdays.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food at a reasonable price
This was a nice little place to eat. I had the grilled eggplant sandwich on a wonderful rosemary roll. It was very tasty. My friend had the grilled chicken sandwich on the rosemary roll and she said it was delicious. My husband had the eggs benedict which he said was just ok. The eggs were cooked too much and the hollandaise sauce was a little too tart for him. Overall it was good food at a reasonable price.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
solid neighborhood anytime spot
Funny, not sure why we have not tried this cafe sooner. Prices are moderate, nothing seemed too over-priced. However for salads and plain vegetables prices were higher, considering portion size(s). Still, everything was tasty. There's a friendly, neighborhood feeling to it. The owner is on site, greeting the regulars and making sure everyone is tended to -- regular or not. They also have a nightly set price menu option $26 for choice of (1 of 4 options) entree, house salad and any 1 dessert. We will definitely go back and recommend highly if you are looking for a simple, casual place for lunch or dinner in/around Albany.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding in everyway treated like we were family a must try
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful small restaurant
A wonderful small restaurant with a well organized menu. All dishes are well composed and reflect well on the French style of dining almost throughout the day.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
French Bistro in Albany
Very sweet, excellent food, loved the prawn cobb salad and the steak and pommes frites were excellent. Thumbs up!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Polenta a little "milky", tuna insalade Nicoise excellent. Service a bit slow (busy night), but very friendly.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food just like in France
The food is good., real, just like in France.the prices are very reasonable . I highly recommend this restaurant :)))) and I will go back for sure.
The only thing negative point is the noise but no more no less than all the restaurants I know.
In your survey you suggest the option " energetic" for high level noise! It is not the right word, noise in restaurants is not energetic, noise is draining!! .....when are they going to work on the acoustic ?
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food, great ambiance.
The food was excellent! My partner had grilled salmon and I had the Coq Au Vin. Both were outstanding. We shared the Pisaladiere Tart appetizer and it was wonderful. Their menu has lots of authentic French cooking, and does not need to offer your traditional US meals. Ambiance is real Euro Cafe style, very appealing. We loved it.
Some other diners have commented about the "slow" service. Don't believe them. Service is more European: the waiters actually talk with you, and don't try to rush you to eat and get out the door, as is the frequent American style. I would call the service relaxed, civilized.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paris in Albany
I just returned from two weeks in France--lots of omelets & fries--and found that the same meal at RendezVous was equal to the best in Paris, (including the lunch I paid $50 for). I also sampled some of my friend's luncheon special, and any restaurant on the Paris streets would have been glad to claim it, (at four times the price)!
Great lunch, good service, really kind to the budget.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner and a Movie
Great food and a great place. The Albany Twin theather is right next door
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM