About Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais

This is the perfect place for an impressive business engagement or a romantic interlude. A distinguished wine Cellar and exquisite desserts promise a memorable dining experience. Now offering a bistro fare lunch.

3844 E. Fort Lowell
Tucson, AZ 85716
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Alvernon

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 323-7373

Website:
http://www.rendezvoustucson.com/

Catering:
From our lunch or dinner menu we offer catering. It is best to make an appointment with our Manager or Chef de Cuisine to plan for your catering event.

Parking Details:
We offer private parking in the back of the Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Chef Gordon Berger

Private Party Facilities:
For small private parties, we have a private dining room, in the main restaurant, for up to 80 people.

Private Party Contact:
Gordon Berger: (520) 323-7373

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bastille Day July 14th Vive la France!

Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Romantic (22)
Authentic (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful dinner. Service, food and ambiance all 5 stars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

The best restaurant in Tucson - Outstanding food, service,wine list, all make for the perfect place for a birthday celebration.
Yet Imust say that the noise level could be improved as it is a somewhat distracting.
However we will return again. Thank you

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrated my birthday there and as usual was very happy with the experience. Especially love the Chateaubriand and he souffle for dessert. Everyone was very pleasant and made my birthday a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always good food

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food exelent.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We enjoyed every minute of our dinner! Food was wonderful and the service was pleasant and unobtrusive. Will be back again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Awesome French fare...excellent service and friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was great and so was the food. The tasting and appetizer menus are perfect to select from and pair with a salad. We ordered the souffle early and it was ready right after dinner and so yummy.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Classic French--always delicious
Our family have Ben customers of Le Rendezvous decades and watched it continue to flourish as a classic French restaurant even through its changes from father to son and our changes from grandparents to adult grandchildren. Service is lovely. There is a more casual area and a small but dressier dining area that really can make an occasion feel special. Very adult; not for little children.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

although the food is delicious, I was disappointed in the portions served. I have been to this place before and was always more than satisfied. I probably won’t come back.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Horrible. I'v made 3 reservations previously that I canceled a week later, because the timing was not right for me. However, the last reservation, I actually decided to go. Took a $15 Uber & I get there just to be met by a random server outside saying the place is closed.

I HAD A RESERVATION AT 8:45. I GOT THERE AT 8:44. SHE SAID THEY'VE BEEN CLOSED SINCE 7:30!!

She knew that the online system allows you to make reservations till wayyy after the place is closed. She said she saw the reservation & tried calling in advance (LIE #1). All my reservations have been around 9PM. I have never received any means of contact from them. She seemed so unbothered by the fact that this situation was taking place. Almost as if it were the norm.

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY. STAY HOME OR TRY SOMEWHERE ELSE!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Best onion soup in Tucson! Green pepper steak was fabulous, cooked to perfection, flabeyed with great sauce. Great accompanying wine. Tablemate loved the escargot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of the best meals i’ve Had!!!! What a treat

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 5, 2017

A wonderful experience. The last 2 times we ate at this restaurant, we were very disappointed. We decided to give it one more try and we are so happy we did. Everything was like it used to be before the ownership changed. Our waitress Alexandra was wonderful and Joe very efficient and friendly. We will be back

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a great dining experience. The escargots are a must for a starter. My personal favorite entree is the duck. Always well prepared. Enjoy a soufflé. Service is wonderful. Alexandra, our server, was friendly and professional.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

For a nice quiet French bistro type place, Le Redevous is hard to beat in Tucson. Service is very attentive.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always an excellent dining experience. Professional service and an excellent kitchen.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent place for birthday dinner! Delicious food and amazing service!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Enjoyed the food, the cocktails and the white table cloth atmosphere. We had Green Peppercorn steak and veal medallions with an apple tart and calvados based sauce.. Both were sauced with well made sauces and prepared to our personal preference of medium rare doneness...The Kir Royale’s before dinner gave us a break from a busy schedule and time to talk without any ‘din’ from a noisy room even though all the tables were filled. The duck terrine was a great way to start the meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Just another overall excellent experience. Veal liver was famously prepared. thank you!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I didn't care for the dessert rum cake had way too much rum.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We were looking forward to trying an authentic French restaurant for lunch in our new neighborhood, but were very disappointed in the service and the Steak Frites. While the meat was a nice cut and done nicely, the sauce was heavily salted. French fries were overdone and soggy. My wife's Salmon Nicoise was prepared very well, as it should have been. Waitress was forgetful regarding our requests. On a positive note, the Creme Brulee was outstanding, best in Tucson. Unlikely to return

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 6, 2017

For whatever unknown reason, we have not dined at LR for MANY years, so decided to return for a b'day dinner. It was FABULOUS, in every respect. The choices we made we thoroughly enjoyed and we look forward to going back again soon to try other menu items. And, we will try it for lunch as well! Hats off to the chefs and the service staff--terrific and WONDERFUL!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent as always! ! We have eaten there many times and never been,disappointed. .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had delightful evening in a place where we could have a quiet conversation and excellent food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent location to celebrate our 49th anniversary. The pate and mussels were a great choice for starters and the pepper steak and beef wellington lived up to their reputation. For certain we will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

I really enjoyed my salad and my entrée. The flavors were wonderful. My husband's food was very good too. The wine was not very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We wanted to experience some French food in Tucson and took some friends along with us for our first visit to Le Rendez-vous . We were seated in the Bistro area and enjoyed the small plates as well as ordering from the dining room menu. The Beef Wellington was the best we've ever had. The salad with the pears and goat cheese was outstanding as were the wine and Crème Brûlée. We will make a return trip for lunch.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Le Rendezvous continues to be the go-to restaurant in Tucson for a special occasion or celebration. The smaller plate bistro menu also allows for everyday dining with very well done classic French dishes.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Always special. Great service, excellent food. Wines very reasonable. Always order the grand marnier souffle.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The service was gracious and attentive from the moment of arrival to departure.

The food was very good and well presented. The sauces are good, and the side dishes were very nice and not in overpowering quantities.

The restaurant tables are far enough apart that quiet conversation is possible, although conversation from other tables is often audible.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great service, no rush. Amazing food. Couldn't be happier.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

We chose this restaurant for our 49th anniversary dinner and were very pleased with our experience there. We selected their 4 course summer special and all servings were excellent. Our filet was very tender and the appetizers (scallops and encrusted brie) were very tasty.
The service was efficient and very attentive to our needs. We would recommend Le Rendez-vous Bistro.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Aside from a few misspelt French words on the menu, we found this Tucson Originals restaurant to be a wonderful find for carefully made French delights. We mostly tried the Small Plates menu (we did order a Saumon Nicois but was served two orders of Seared Salmon instead - which we loved). Will be going back ASAP!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Our first time dining here. I was conflicted in going because the reviews were so varied, often within the same few days. We found none of the issues other reviewers complained about to occur on our visit. Service and attention to us were both excellent. I had the filet, which is finished table side, making it very entertaining, and it was very good. My mom had the salmon and said it was excellent. My wife said the chicked was flavoful and delicicious. We splurged and shared a wonderful desert. We will definetley go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We've been there several times--food is always top-notch, absolutely traditional and exclusively French. The service was, unusually, haphazard. Not many people in the restaurant, but our server and other wait staff were inattentive, rushed, and seemed not to know how to serve. Very unusual for this restaurant. All other times I've been there, I would give them a 4 or 5 star rating on service, but not last time. It won't keep me away, but it detracted from the evening and when you're paying those prices, the service should be as good as the food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was excellent, as always. But the temperature was uncomfortably warm.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

It was one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. The dinner was excellent

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My wife and I have been coming to Le Rendez-vous for quit a long time for fine dinning, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and for just good food. This visit was very strange because it did not even approach the level of excellence it has demonstrated in the past. We believe there has been a negative change in the kitchen. The service was just "ok" (not up to previous standards) but the food was terrible. The onion soup was not onion soup and the duck was not thoroughly cooked. I could not eat it! We ordered a soufflé for desert and it just flopped at the table.

I can't describe how disappointed we were and continue to be.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

This is the best French restaurant in Tucson. Food is always excellent and service tops. We visit this restaurant for many occasions and have always been delighted with the evening. The staff makes sure that you are happy and satisfied during your dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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