Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais

4.5
1270 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be offering a special prix fixe menu this evening that will include some of your favorites from the regular menu, along with many different items to seduce and pleasure your palate.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 1270 People Are Saying
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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable evening with excellent food and exceptional service from Joel and his colleague. Def recommend this resturant and the wonderful ‘Grand Marnier Souffle’ ;)

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TC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there because a friend had given us a gift certificate. It is now our new favorite restaurant in Tucson. Will definitely go back.

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MC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite for 30 years. Never disappoints. Cabrilla is excellent!

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NW
Tucson
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I recently met a friend here for lunch. It was my first visit to this restaurant. I had bouillabaisse and she had the beef stroganoff. We shared a creme brulee. Everything was wonderful and we truly enjoyed the ambiance.

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KP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I finally went with my wife after years of passing by the place. Very nice setting, good service, good selection of dinner and dessert. You cannot skimp here for dinner but why would you want to?

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AF
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the finest dining experiences in town.

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B
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best restaurant meal I've had in a long while. Noise level good for conversation.
Overall, very good and will return of ten

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RR
Mexico City
57 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

El servicio deja mucho que desear igual que su carta de vinos, solo tenían una botella del que pedí y la champaña no estaba bien helada, pero la comida es increíblemente buena

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j
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall just great.

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Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, as usual. We be this is one of the very best restaurants in Tucson.

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had New Years Eve dinner at restaurant. Chef prepared a 5 course fixed price menu. Menu had many excellent options for each course. There were four of us in our party that selected different dishes. We all raved about every selection. Le Rendez- vous is a hidden gem in the Tucson restaurant scene.

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

New Year's Eve - Our waiter was also the bartender, so little attention towards us. No waiter introduction, just here are your menus. Ordered straight up martini and got vermouth. Ordered drinks but never got them until after soup arrived. Very hurried atmosphere for a New Years Eve dinner, especially at a restaurant of this caliber. Asked to slow down meal a bit but received dinner before we could even order wine with dinner - waiter too busy. Soup, salad, horderve and meal were very good, although halibut meal was not that warm... Dessert was a nightmare. Was really looking forward to a great dinner as we don't go out that much. Maybe it is better on a slow night.....

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MW
Tucson
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Made reservations for New Year Eve dinner. Very surprised when arrived that they had a special menu for dinner and not the regular menu. Cost was $ 100 each and the food was adequate. Had to send my steak back, could not cut with steak knife. Then asked for the Filet dish and that filet was only adequate. This 5 course meal was probably easier to prepare but the regular menu was much more worthy of a NY Eve dinner. On special occasions you should certainly ask about the menu. We were very surprised and would not have made reservations there had we known about this one size fits all menu.

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BH
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Le Rendez-vous is one of our go-to places whenever we're looking to have a meal out of the ordinary. The food is excellent, the drinks perfectly mixed, and the wait staff beyond reproach. Recommend the bistro seating over the dining room as it's a bit darker, quieter, and more intimate.

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C
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is wonderful resturaunt for special occasions. Our New Year's Eve dinner was more than good food. It was an experience. The menu was Prix fixe and the selections were perfect. The staff was very attentive. I have been going to Le Rendez-vous since its opening in the 1980's and I have always been happy. Tucson is lucky to have this quaint Frence restaurant.

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d
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my choice for my wife's birthday dinner. We dine out often and I wanted a special place for the occasion. Were not disappointed. The duck pate was excellent for an appetizer. She had the steak au poivre and was delighted with the portion and preparation of her meal. I had the crab stuffed trout which was prepared to perfection. We each had a complimentary wine (Malbec and Voignere, respectively ), Dessert was crewe brulee. The entire meal was excellent. The service was was prompt and courteous. We recommend the restaurant whole-heartedly. We plan to return soon.....not for a special night...>but just because. Bon Appetit.

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed the evening. Food and service excellent. We will continue coming.

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JS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The appetizers were fantastic as was the Beef Wellington.

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L
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have enjoyed this restaurant for 23 years, and we still love it.

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SK
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food & service! This place ROCKS!

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M
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Our family was placed in a very cold and dark bar despite booking the standard dining room. We were the only table in the forgotten room of misfits . There was only one waiter and one buser for more than 12 tables. Mains came out ahead of small plates and all 13 small plates came at same time. presentation of small.plate escargot was terrible. photo taken and staff should have suggested a regular size serving once a table orders more than 1 order (3 in a coffee cup for 6 bucks or 6 served in NORMAL presentation for $11) cancelled future reservations.

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TL
Tucson
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

This was my first time at the Tucson landmark. And it was Christmas Eve with friends. When I made the reservation, I wasn't given a option of "bistro" or "restaurant". I got bistro. I wanted restaurant. When I asked the manager about that, his response was "you should have called us". Not the best answer.

Food was excellent but extremely small portions. I ordered the filet for the main course. It was about three ounces along with a tablespoon of mashed potatoes. Again, when I made the reservation there was no indication there was a special menu that night. Four courses with three or four choices for each course. For $75. Would have liked to have known that during the reservation process.

We were seated immediately. Service was spotty. Long wait between courses.

I'll return, but I'll avoid special evenings in the future. Too much I wasn't told.

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JS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent French food and great service. Wonderfull Beat Wellington and Coqui St Jacques.

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m
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cant wait to return. All my french food favorites....waiters friendly and competent, knowledgeable,
attentive.

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b
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Provençal under the frogs legs was WAY too acidic; enough to scare us off the sea bass, which also had capers. I also suspect the filet had black peppercorns rather than green, because they were crunchy and potent. However, the portions were substantial, and the filet and duck were delicious.

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L
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant has been a favorite of ours since we moved to the Ticson area 12 years ago. It continues to live up to our expectations! Our only critique would be the table we were seated at was small for our party of 4. I think a round table might have given us more room.

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h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

just perfect everyone in our party of 5 were delighted with menu

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S
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was wonderful. The service a little slow. This was my first time at this restaurant and I would gladly return. We had a souffle for desert and it was wonderful! We sat near the back door and it was a little chilly. Next time will reserve a table up front!

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KT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I expected this to be a fine dining, white table cloth experience, but it was not. Even though we made a reservation, we were seated in the casual "cafe" area. The table wasn't set (silverware wrapped in a napkin on the table) and the menu was laminated (like at a diner). My meat was undercooked, the wine was too strong in the sauces and my chocolate souffle tasted eggy. To be fair, the food wasn't that bad, but I didn't feel like it was good enough for a $200 bill. The best thing I had there was my cocktail.

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Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Return visit in two weeks. Love the food and intimate dining in the dining room. My wife ordered the same Steak au Poive with peppercorn sauce aa I had last time . She had the Seared Scallops last time and loved those too. One of our favorites, locally owned and they care about each plate. I highly recommend you give them a try.

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NC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Drove from Phoenix for our anniversary here, Great food, Attentive service, just a great time!

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GW
Tucson
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Rendez-Vous has wonderful food, great service and has a fine dining ambiance. We go there on special occasions - on the more expensive side, but always well worth it!

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TB
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent Happy Hour with great service! We will be back again.

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D
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful holiday celebration for our ladies group. Good service and great
food choices.

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F
Tucson
393 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has wonderful classic French food in a charming setting, with helpful friendly staff. Tonight we brought friends who had not been here in years. They were thrilled to be reintroduced to Le Rendez-vous.
We chose the delicious pate, onion soup, fresh Cabrilla, and a custard pie. Everything was just terrific! We also ordered a bottle of Rioja, which was quite reasonable, and very enjoyable.
There is no other place like this in Tucson, and it is one of our favorites!

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Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots in Tucson, delicious menu and warm ambiance. Although we have dined there a number of times, my meal exceeded my expectations. Will dine there again I'm sure.

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M
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local gem! Delicious classic French cuisine as well as innovative specials. They also have small plates many of which are on the full entree menu, those are quite fun as you can try most of the entrees but in little bites. Love this place, as great as many IN France......

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AB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing French fine dining establishment with impeccable service and reasonable prices.

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F
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Really going downhill. Portion sizes are shrinking, and costs are rising. Each of the three of us had a different dish and they were all garnished with cooked kale. Really boring. Scallops were over cooked and charred. Dessert was uninspiring. I don't think I am going back again. It was a treat to go there a few years ago. Now its just expensive with poor food quality.

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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Taste of the food does not live up to the standards of French cooking or their price point. It is not the restaurant it used to be.

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