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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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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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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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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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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We have been patrons for many years and are never disappointed by the service, the food and the care they give their customers.

This time we specially enjoyed the attention that Mimi and Robert Del Grande gave us on our special occasion.

Needles to say we will continue to enjoy Cafe Annie in the future.

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vipDinerB (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We actually went to the PRIME ROOM for a birthday dinner. It was very good, although, I should have had the Au Jus sauce on the side and not on top of the Prime Rib, additionally, the Horseradish sauce the same, on the side. Perhaps they could place these items in a small dipping dish(s). It seemed my Steak was swimming in sauce by the middle of my meal !! Cocktails, Wine and Service were Primo !!!!! Thank You Cafe Annie ;)

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vipSunshine (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Disappointed they do not give separate checks for two people.

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annie (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Food used to be better. They remodeled, again, and they are trying to do too much. Great outside roof bar when the weather is good.!!! Bar menu is good!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Robert del Grande is existing on reputation alone. The food was bland, cold and overpriced. My wife and myself have dined at his restaurants from the time when he broke into the food scene with a bang. He has now settled into mediocrity with a high price tag.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Last two times I’ve come, I haven’t been impressed. Last night we ordered soup to come before dinner. Soup never came, we had to ask for it. When it came, it came at the same time as dinner. Then it was cold. Ordered sweet potato fries - they were cold. Ordered a specific champagne for New Years - right before New year’s guy says we are out gives us a different type of champagne and doesn’t tell us what it is but, still charges us the same price as the original order, which was $21 a glass. Felt rushed the entire time.

Overall the quality of this place has slipped over time. Service and food quality at other fine dinning restaurants are much better!

Probably won’t comeback for awhile, too many other great places in the city.

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vipfood365 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

A group of friends and us got together to celebrate the New Year. Food as always was delicious, ambiance was incredible, service was a bit slow but I tribute this to the occasion. All that said I do want to say that even tho the music was great it was far from the tables in a separate area altogether and the lighting effects were not the best (shinning straight into our eyes). A thought perhaps for next time!
Great times ...thanks Cafe Annie, you did it again!

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CatherineA (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was great, but service left something to be desired. It took 5 minutes to get menus, another 5 to get drink menus. We didn’t order drinks until we were sitting there for over 25 minutes. Once we ordered, things came out promptly but it’s not nice sitting around for a long time with only ice water.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent New Year's Eve celebration/party with dancing music & photo booth.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Didn’t care for the small portions for the price. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food...perfect service...celebrating our 15th anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Holiday dinner

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vipHP713 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Cool modern restaurant. Love the ambiance. Food was ok. Wood grilled octopus did not have grilled flavor. Was served in a cream sauce that takes away grill flavor. Snapper was also served in an orange sauce that was mediocre. Fish was tasty, sauce was ok. Coffee filet was excellent as usual

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was very average for a fine dining restaurant like Cafe Annie .
There were bread crumbs on the table cloth, which were never cleaned by the service staff
Half the table will be served with their soup and the rest are waiting for their salad, in the
meanwhile the soup got cold while we are waiting for the salad to come for the rest of the
party. We were celebrating a friends birthday, which I had advised when making reservation.
When came time for desert, I had to repeat twice to the server that we are celebrating a
birthday, which was kind of odd to say in front of everyone, I wanted it to be a surprise.
We have been to the restaurant few times and were always pleased with everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Café Annie is always a fun place with great atmosphere---the steak had little flavor but this is not their specialty although they should do better; the wine list is getting overpriced at 2.5-3X retail

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