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About Cafe Annie (FKA RDG + Bar Annie)

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.

1800 Post Oak
Houston, TX 77056
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Continuous service at BarAnnie

Cross Street:
Ambassador Way

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(713) 840-1111

Website:
http://www.cafeanniehouston.com/

Parking Details:
Free self parking in the back of the building. Valet optional.

Executive Chef:
Robert Del Grande

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.

Cafe Annie (FKA RDG + Bar Annie) Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Romantic (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
People Watching (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Appetizers were great. Main meal not amazing. During the meal the lights came on and we were seated under bright light. The manager did not know how to lower them. It was a little disruptive to the meal. I think I prefer the bar area.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great as always!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Requested an off menu item (shrimp burger) and it was delivered with a smile!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our meal was outstanding, and we overall had a five star experience. It was noisy, which is sometimes good, but for us not so much. It would not deter our return however. As to value, it is pricey, and the wine list has few items under $75, so this is not a value proposition. It is, however, a pleasure proposition.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My wife and I had our first date at Cafe Annies and it was wonderful to celebrate our anniversary there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Gumbo was thin and bland. All other aspects of the restaurant were good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We celebrated our 25th anniversary there since it's our favorite restaurant. When the waiter learned that we'd been coming there for special occasions since we were dating, he kindly asked Robert del Grande to come say hello at our table. We had a nice conversation with this terrific chef!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place to celebrate anniversary ! Enjoyed all aspects & will definitely return at a later date!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was our first visit to Cafe Annie in decades! We now have a condo in Houston--along with our "professor's" home in Bryan-CS. So we are "touring" the wonderful restaurant scene. Our condo is in the Tanglewood area--so we are within 10 minutes of multiple great restaurants.
Cafe Annie has an established reputation, and we enjoyed our visit last week. Compared to some of the other spots we have been to--it is on the expensive side--in terms of fewer wines in the $50 and under range. We often share dishes as we don't eat a lot at one time.

I chose the Maki Roll--and it was delicious. I love Ahi Tuna and find myself ordering it regularly wherever I go! My husband had the Tortilla soup and liked it--although I have to say it was no better-or maybe not quite as interesting as the Tortilla soup at Cafe Eccell in College Station.
We had a Bordeuaux Superior for around $45. the first one we ordered that was $49 was out of stock. The Pecan pie sounded heavenly--but we passed--watching our waist. If you had Gelato I could not have resisted. I compare Gelatos around the country!! Best Gelato so far for me is Napa Flats in College Station.Trust me-it is good!!

You so have great ambience, a wonderfully varied menu and a well-oiled staff. Thanks!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It had been a while. So the reduced/remodeled dining room was new.
Your new private room takes away from the elegance and presence of th previous layout.

Prefer the before......

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was on point. Service was lacking. Server seemed over committed. Didn't give us the attention a dinner of this price warrants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

the restaurant is lovely. our table was nice. the food was just not good, also cold. our service person just vanished again and again...we were excited to come to the restaurant but very disappointed...all of us

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Trying to be creative with their cuisine but don't make it. Ordered three appetizers so I could sample their dishes and disliked each one. The worst was the octopus salad and the beef carpaccio. Stick to the basics if you go...order a steak, chops...don't order anything that looks interesting. Maybe it has seen it's time come and go.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We expected a higher level of service from this place. Appetizers came out cold. We had to ask for water. The manager did his best to make up for the experience...he did a great job.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Most excellent as usual. The decor is perfect! Will return this Saturday, again! Perfect service and delicious dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We absolutely loved the evening and will consider it as one of our favorites in Houston. The renovation has updated the feel and space between tables is very desirable. We loved the food options. My husband had a delicious burger while I had the surf and turf, which was the best ever short ribs with scallops - divine!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

At the top of creativity. Among the best food and presentations anywhere. Don't miss the crabmeat tostada (pictured)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always special - had lunch (Adrian taking very good care) with friends for my husbands birthday. Everyone was delighted with their entries! And toasted pound cake for desert! Thank you!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I hadn't been back to Cafe Annie in several years and was disappointed with the items I ordered. The seafood gumbo was soupy, rather than made with a dark roux, and contained a modest amount of seafood. Rather than lump crabmeat, it contained shreds of blue crabmeat. The Cobb salad was good but included a lot of cucumber slices, an unwelcome addition. I'll return to the restaurant but will try other dishes.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I'm so glad that Robert switched from RDG to almost the old Cafe Annie--everything was outstanding!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 9, 2017

High end, but good food. First one into the restaurant for a business lunch and I'm seated right beside the kitchen (this is with a reservation).

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was Top Notch, especially Mimi (as always).

Great menu variety. Excellent cocktails.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Everything was perfect for our dinner for four persons. It wasn't an occasion, but once again it was outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 59th wedding anniversary and wanted to have a quiet and romantic evening at Cafe Annie.
The food and wine was good but the room was anything but quiet.
The people (eight) across the room were so loud and probably drunk we could not enjoy ourselves. We have never been subjected to that extremely loud almost screaming; even at a bar.
We complained the the waiter but he was no help.
As we were leaving, a couple ahead of us complained to the hostess an left.
We are disappointed that the management would allow such a distraction and we may not return to Cafe Annie.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Café Annie and RDG has long been one of my favorites. they are clearly having issues. The food was mediocre at best. the décor was terrible as they are remodeling the back room and nothing matched. Waiters are very good but clearly something is way off. Not very crowded for a Saturday night and the meal and wine were certainly not worth the price

Unfortunately after many years I will not return. We felt similarly after the previous visit Pre Harvey we but chalked it up to an off night. Menu has not changed in 6 months that I can tell

Too many other good options in Houston

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a great time at dinner on Saturday night. Excellence service and food

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Been wanting to go for years. Attentive staff, exceptional food. Great for date night. Construction in the area however is a bit of a hindrance but I quickly forgot after the experience at Cafe Annie.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Celebrated a birthday dinner here this past weekend. Food was good. Service was outstanding! Cafe Annie went above and beyond to accommodate for the birthday girl. It was awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our lunch outing at Bar Annie was fantastic! The staff decorated the table for my coworkers birthday and I didn’t even have to ask! It was lovely. The food came out promptly and was delicious! Definitely going back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This was my first visit to Cafe Annie. The food was delicious and the waiter was very friendly and welcoming. This is a jewel. I'll definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I was very disappointed. I have always thought of Cafe Annie as a very special restaurant with great service and we got none of that. First, the wine list is very unremarkable, especially in the wine by the glad.
Second, I was served the wrong appetizer and when I rejected it, the wait was way too long to replace it with what I order. My husband sat with his appetizer for a least 15 minutes before mine appeared.
Then the food was not good. It was overdressed in heavy sauces. My fish had such and heavy cream and so much of it that it was literally swimming in it. No light, brilliant touches here!
Lastly the service was terrible. We waited between appetizers and the main course for at least 20 minutes. I won't go back any time soon.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fantastic food and wine in modern upscale atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was excellent as always. Our server was professional and made perfect recommendations for our meal and wine selection.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

While the food was very good the restaurant is very loud even when only 2/3 full. I will not return anytime soon.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wonderful, will definitely return. There was a wonderful array of different foods. We had the Flat-iron Steak. Unbelievably tender and the flourless chocolate cake melted in your mouth.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

It's was okay, I expected more and the flavor was just not there in the soup or the enchilada

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I wish the restaurant would have told us they were closing early ahead of time. A simple call would have been nice.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The staff did a great job with a "PostHurricane" menu and ataffing

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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