Cafe Annie (FKA RDG + Bar Annie)
Cafe 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.
Please note: Due to the cozy size of THE PRIME ROOM, please contact us directly for reservations for THE PRIME ROOM. At this time, online reservations are for Café Annie main dining only. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
We invite you to the legendary Cafe Annie where we connect the past & the future with an unbounded enthusiasm for food and love for Texas traditions. We welcome the new, yet the best remains the same. With Private Rooms to accommodate as little as 6 people and as large as 380 people.View Private Dining Details
We found everything about our evening wonderful. The ambience, the drinks, the service and the food!
Hadn't been in ages. Really glad it's still there and presumably doing well. That said, I was a little taken aback by how sparse the crowd was on a Friday night. Maybe it's the construction on Post Oak. LaTable Chateau/Marche next door was pretty sparse as well. I bet North Italia around the corner was hopping though.
I forgot my reading glasses, which renders menus useless for me, and maitre'd Alberto lent me his, which was very friendly. Our server was very helpful and friendly as well.
Loved my redfish with chilaquiles. Little underwhelmed by the ceviche and the crab cake (which my GF mused may have come off the kids' menu because it was so small), but they were fine. Really good house salad and broccolini. Very cool upscale casual elegant vibe/ambiance, but again not a very lively crowd because it was so sparse. The couple at the next table didn't dig their steaks, surprisingly.
The other thing that struck me was that for a long, long time there were about two restaurants of this caliber in Houston - Cafe Annie and Tony's. Now there are lots and lots. Cafe Annie is still top-notch, but it's a much more crowded field now, which makes it much more difficult to stand out. The best part is that it's got no chainy vibe whatsoever. It's still a uniquely Houston place and among the best of the best.
Service was outstanding and very attentive without being overbearing. Myself and a friend went for HRW and to celebrate my birthday. They put a happy birthday sign on the wall and my table which was super cute. During dessert they also gave us 2 glasses of champagne to celebrate. The food was delicious and we would definitely come again.
Very nice. Went for the restaurant menu and it was tasty and generous. Very good atmosphere, quiet and good service.
Food was amazing! Love everything about this place.
Just fabulous lunch and wait staff the best It was restaurant week and had the special. Treated like a regular.
We went to Cafe Annie with friends and enjoyed the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. The appetizers were all good, and entrees of redfish, shrimp with scallops and steak were also delicious. Personally, we did not care for the chilaquiles with the redfish as it was too much like migas, but the fish was good. For dessert, the fig brownie and strawberry sundae were good, but the chocolate mousse was tiny so that is a pass. Service was excellent. We will be back!
My wife and I were celebrating our 29th anniversary 28was canceled last year by Harvey.
We were greeted from the beginning by cheerful employees and things only got better. Our table was decorated for the occasion and really made us feel special. Our waiter was on his game and had some great suggestions for us. We started with the Gulf Crab Tostadas that were excellent and complemented well with the 2 accompanying sauces. Both the filet and rabbit were perfect, paired with mushrooms and roasted corn. The meal was completed by a richly flavored bread pudding and fruit cobbler. We will return again and have always been well pleased since they have opened.
I haven’t been back to Cafe Annie in a few years. They have lost their touch.
A friend wanted to try it for HRW. It was lackluster. Oysters room temperature. Entrees tasteless and desserts sub par. Waiters lacked personality and enthusiasm. Beautiful restaurant- but no depth.
one of my favorite Houston restaurants for many, many years. Was seated in a separate room which was obviously understaffed. Waiter was polite, friendly and helpful- but clearly overwhelmed.
Best service on Houston.
Sommelier was not familiar with wine. He was not attentive to our tastings. Due to his lack of knowledge and rudeness, we walked out on our dinner reservations.
Within 5 minutes of walking distance, we enjoyed great service/wine/dinner at La Table.
We really enjoyed the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu at the lovely Cafe Annie. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is modern and romantic. Service was perfect!
We arrived earlier than other 2 couples, were so grateful they helped us arrange the type of seating we really wanted !!!
The food - innovative and delicious; service - attentive and interactive just enough; atmosphere - lovely, exquisitely casual.
Overall it was all outstanding.
Excellent food, service and ambiance. We had a wonderful dinner.
We went to this Cafe Annie's as our annual anniversary since this is the place where we had dinner on the night of the engagement and we had our reception here as well. We always like this restaurant. The service and food is usually fantastic. We had a table reserved for us with a "Happy Anniversary" sign, with complimentary glass of champagne and dessert. Everything was very good as always. This was my first time ordering pheasant, and I don't think I will order it again. The flavor was good due to sauce, but the bird was tough... I am not blaming the restaurant its just the nature of the wild game.
Appetizers were great, we had oysters and ceviche - exceptionally fresh.
Complementary dessert was pecan pie with vanilla ice cream and flour less chocolate cake. Both were exceptional, especially pecan pie, and neither of us are fans of pecan pies.
Overall, it was fantastic.
Took in a Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. Food was good, well prepared, but just average for the extensive HRW menus in town. The facility, however, is aging. A/C condensation leak in dining area has been there for years. Downstairs lobby windows were filthy - nearby road construction?? The fixtures in the bathrooms were dull, corroded and loose in the lavatories. All says someone is waiting out their lease.
The carpaccio is one of my ten all-time favorite food dining pleasures.
3 of us had the fish and it was awful. Soup good and pear dessert was hard and not tasty. If this is how you want to impress new people to your restaurant it is not the way to do it. Waste of money even though it was restaurant week
Adrian is always a great waiter. The drinks were strong and the food was exceptional!!
Went for Restaurant Week. Food good, but my fish was a bit on the dry side. I know that occasionally happens, but at a restaurant with the reputation of Cafe Annie, I expected more. I will return.
Excellent food--creative menu, excellent service at a reasonable price.
We have not tried out this restaurant and thought with the HRW, it's a good time to do it. Menu selection was good. We tried the osyters, soup and sald for the 1st course. All of us liked it. For the main course, the steak was cooked perfectly medium rare which is how we like it. We also had their shrimp and scallops which was very tasty. We loved out desserts too.
Service was excellent. Overall we enjoyed our dinner and would definitely come back again!
My friends and I visited for Houston Restaurant weeks menu and everything was delicious. I always try out my favorite cocktail, Lemon Drop martini, and my first one was good. The second one was not as tasty. Our waiter was very attentive, and the portions were right-on for moderately hungry ladies that don't want leftovers. :)
We picked Cafe Annie to host some very special oak friends from San Diego. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent and our friends were very happy with our choice. With so many restaurants to pick from and you can only pick one, our pick says it all. Cafe Annie.
Having considered Cafe Annie to be one of our favorite restaurants before it's closing, this was our first time to visit Cafe Annie since it's reopening. We were very disappointed! We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday. Our reservation included notice of this special occasion. No mention was made by anyone during the evening. We attempted to order two wines and were told they were out! We settled on a recommended wine of the same price point and were disappointed. As for our food: the bread served was outstanding, the soups were considered good, our main dish was expensive and was almost without taste. We don't know what happened to Cafe Annie, but we will not be returning.
Still the best in Houston!! Hitting on all cylinders! Don’t wait go now
Café Annie was awesome! I had my anniversary dinner there and everything came out wonderful! I appreciate everyone there for making this a special moment for my girlfriend. Thanks again
Fantastic menu! Was hard to choose. Had the quail, octopus & crab starters to share. I had the pheasant for dinner, which was absolutely gorgeous.
Great service plus excellent food. A+
Excellent meal and service.
We've always loved Cafe Annie (we've called it that all through their RDG phase). Food and team are very much in line with a high quality restaurant. But it seems their popularity has fallen in the years with all the new places to eat in town. We do miss their seared avocado and frisee salad...one at our table ordered it...but it came without frisee so not the same. But everything else came out wonderfully. We were there Monday night before a holiday so I hope that is why it was slow (as are most restaurants). We'll go back soon!
We decided to go with the Uptown menu and had the following items;
Steak Tartar. New to me
Wine selection was extensive and good. I originally wanted to try the quail.
Food and service were outstanding. Tortilla soup was excellent. Enchiladas and burger were great lunch entrees. The service was very friendly and attentive.
Love the restaurant atmosphere.
Will definitely eat here again.
Our meals were perfect and we enjoyed our time! The service was impeccable.
One disappointment was that we came for the Uptown Park restaurant month. On the restaurant month website for uptown Park, we saw that it would be $35 per person. When we got to the restaurant, however, we were told it was $45 and that the website was incorrect. Disappointing… We were there for a birthday celebration and enjoyed the ambience.
Lovely ambience, food and service.
Onion soup would have been fantastic had it been hot. Snapper tasted and smelled fishy. My husband enjoyed his prime rib. Perhaps I should have stuck to a beef entree. I found the meal disappointing. Service was excellent. Staff made a big effort to celebrate my husband’s birthday. This restaurant came highly recommended. Guess I’ll give it a second try some time in the future.
Awful food. Ambience and service OK. But food preparation and presentation was dreadful. Overpriced soup cold. The food at cafe Express and Lubys is better, seriously. Don't charge DaMarco and BCN prices for mediocre prep and presentation. Second worst meal in Houston this year. Maestros still ahead by a nose.
Everything was great. Everyone with me enjoyed every thing.