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Cafe Annie (FKA RDG + Bar Annie)

4.5
1488 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southwest
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Cafe Annie is a casual elegant dining restaurant serving innovative regional cuisine. Under the guidance of owner, Robert Del Grande (nominated by The James Beard Foundation as a semifinalist for Outstanding Chef 2010).
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Continuous service at BarAnnie
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Phone number
(713) 840-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Del Grande
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ambassador Way
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Parking details
Free self parking in the back of the building. Valet optional.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1488 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tepozman (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Service is best described as indifferent - which is understandable as the service charge for our table of 6 was fixed at 20%. I dropped a fork on the floor as the food was being served and waited a good 5 min for the waiter to come back and finally gave up and picked up a fork from an unused table. They took way too long to take our orders - we had to look for the waiter every time we needed him. Food was only fair - my rib-eye steak ($45) was very thin and almost tasteless. Cafe Annie has hit bottom as far as I am concerned!

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vipHappyAnniversary (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great dining!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Well orchestrated Valentine's Day menu and experience. Food was great as always but they made the event special with decorations, and a free photo booth to commemorate the occasion.

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vipAAAA (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentines Day! They go all out with decorations on tables and throughout restaurant! Great place to celebrate!

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vipwildhare (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Dined here with my wife and friends for Valentines dinner. As a former fan of the old Cafe Annie, it was our first time at this new restaurant.

The table and ambiance were great, a beautiful restaurant well decorated for Valentines Day.

The service was slow, very slow, and inattentive. Observing our waiter, he was working hard but clearly was overloaded with tables, stretched too thin. He was polite and friendly, and recognized the shortcomings that we were seeing, and tried to adjust and compensate. But the meal was slow and we often found ourselves waiting on something - especially first drinks, and the bill at the end. And our order was mixed up more than once with the wrong drink delivered, a missing dessert, and lack of after dinner coffee that had been ordered.

The food was just so-so. It was presented warm, not hot, suggesting a problem in the kitchen, and based on several other reviews, this needs to be addressed ASAP. The appetizers were great, with the crab tostadas being the absolute best of the evening. The coffee crusted ribeye was a great piece of meat but was not up to serving temperature and lacked flavor.

Overall, a letdown for us from a restaurant that used to be the pacesetter in Houston’s culinary circles.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Not impressed

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The crab tostada was excellent, as was the wine and the service. However, my steak was among the worst I've ever had at an upscale restaurant; tough, underdone, chewy. The polenta was OK, but barely. This place isn't worth the money.

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vipPRM1 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I must admit I was disappointed. The Crab Tostadas were great as usual and the crab cake was good. The two fish dishes we ordered - snapper and salmon, were not cooked with any particular care. Neither was worthy of Cafe Annie. The wine was good but VERY expensive and I bought one of the lowest priced wines. The new decor is jarring. Not what I expected at all.

I am a long time patron but the newest incarnation does not satisfy me. The prices are high and the satisfaction does not match. Reserve this one for people who are impressed by the past history and who are on expense accounts. I probably will not be back. There are too many great restaurants in Houston at much more reasonable prices and who know how to cook fish.

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vipUpsetCustomer (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been visiting Cafe Annie for several years. It has undergone many transformations in appearance, appeal, and menu choices. This place was always about presentation and I was willing to pay a top dollar for a decent food... until today.
I have ordered a Tuna salad. In parentheses, it clearly said "Ahi Tuna". When the waiter brought the dish, it looked strange. The tuna looked and tasted like canned tuna from Kroger. I asked him and he assured me that tune was cooked in their kitchen. I have eaten tuna before and this was not a tuna salad. $20 for canned tuna. I think I am done with this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Celebrated Valentines Day with a lunch there. It definitely lived up to its reputation of being one of Houston's top restaurants. The food was gourmet: even the basic house salad had a fantastic vinaigrette; the skewered filet mignon was cooked just right; and the red fish on chilaquiles was a unique and winning combination. The service was friendly and spot-on. Can't wait for the road construction on Post Oak Blvd to be completed!

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vipmasque (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The food does not meet the standards of prior years, but service and ambiance are still great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Same as usual....come with many you ll enjoy the crowd, small group will be wuiet!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything was great except having to go downstairs to use the restroom. The stairs are kind of treacherous for those of us who have depth-perception challenges. Maybe a black line on each of the steps or some sort of different color for the area beneath the steps would help. I felt as though I had to hold on for dear life in order to make it up and down the stairs.

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vipClau (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food and ambiance as well as service!

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vipFoodieFriend (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful as always! One of our favorite lunch spots with the girls!

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