RDV Harlem

4.5
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256 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Welcome to Rendezvous Harlem
Modern Classy French Bistro
Great atmosphere, professional and friendly staff, the finest and delicate seasonal ingredients locally sourced. well prepared and served with love à la Française.

Our motto : La cuisine, L'amour, La vie.

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What 256 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many delicious choices on the menu. We love the chef's specials. We are treated warmly, like family.

CE
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was non-existent: slow, disorganized and staff were clearly more engaged in chatting with each other than working. To compound the issue this was a special night with a prix-fixe menu! Friends visiting from LA and Chicago were also stunned. As for the food, the hamachi was overpowered by the citric acid, and venison overcooked and tough. I really hope this was an isolated/off night, as I’d like to see a small locally owned business thrive.

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was good but nothing special. Ambience was eh as I expected something more upscale which this was definitely not. Very inattentive service even though we told them it was a birthday. Asked for cappuccino at end of meal and told their machine was broken which would have been helpful to know before meal began (it was brunch).

E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kfir is unbelievable

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a GEM. We have been going here for over a year now and I just realized I never wrote a review and this place is worth reviewing. The staff- delightful. The food- remarkable. The drinks- divine. Many of my favorite dishes (if someone asks me) are from here. The best escargot! From the spreads to the steak, everything is delicious. Another favorite of mine is the Harlem Mule, by far the best version of a Moscow mule I’ve had and I’m a bartender. Aside from the menu truly being splendid, the staff always makes us feel so welcome and special. We absolutely love this place.

NJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great to have French cuisine in the neighborhood. I had a dinner special Magritte de Canard ( sic) that was excellent with unusual touches such as herbs, fruits and sauces that gave the dish unexpected flavors. The chefs concept was nothing short of brilliant! I am a regular visitor at RDV. Susan

OT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very charming space. The food was very high quality and the service was great. Nice wine list. There is easy subway access as well.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Great ambiance, amazing service, bad food!

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, ambiance. Happy hour drinks are great too.

d
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delish.... Brings us back to our travels in France. Lovely jewel....in our neighborhood.

KR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet dinner on a Sunday evening after a Broadway show. . Cheese plate & wine was good way to begin a very nice meal. Mussels & steak delicious. Affordable & varied french wines to pick from. Service was excellent . This was our 2nd time at RDV and will return to this very welcoming spot.

FD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My partner and I had dinner this past weekend. Food, service, and ambience were wonderful. Very civilized and classy. This place is a must do again.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink and a nice little bistro vibe!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a weekend brunch! We loved the 90 minute unlimited booze!

KA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Would highly recommend the food, wine selection and the staff is lovely.

RE
Italy
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Nous avons attendu au bar: aucun service et personnel très froid. Cocktail trop alcoolisé. Repas très mauvais. On paie la vue sur Times Square.

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d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Last minute reservation but it worked out. We all had their brunch. Two of our party of 4 enjoyed their meal, mine and my friends was a little disappointing as we did not expect a “Smokey” flavor that dominated the Nicoise Salad. The appetizer spreads were excellent and the drinks were fine as well. Cute place, nice vibe!

MF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Welcoming staff - quaint space - moderate noise level. Kfir and his team understand the restaurant business from walking in to dessert and everything in between. Not only was the food fresh with great variety, it was also presented on the plate worthy of Instagram pictures. The wine list was affordable and the drink menu was creative. Easy to get to by uber as well as plenty of street parking.

d
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good,interesting and fun. A great Thanksgiving meal.

EA
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. RDV is a neighborhood gem worth a trip. The food is always fresh, deeply flavorful and comforting. There are fancy bites for those in the mood and what may be the City’s best burger and fries (with smoked paprika)! Kfir, Joseph, and the whole team really go out of their way to make everyone part of the family.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour wine special, and they served was extremely helpful!

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem on FDB and 112. Laid back and friendly crowd, very good food and warm service

BW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They do need some soundproofing! But the food is Delicious and creative and I love the way the owner spends time with each customer.

K
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived around 6-6:30 on a Friday night. It was a typical small place; very cozy, quite and intimate. Very lovely... around 8 the place was packed and very loud. (Loud patrons) can’t blame Restaurant for its patrons. Service was top notch, food & staff excellent! That night happened to be their 3 yr anniversary and the gave everyone champagne. It was a very nice night!

n
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood find. Outstanding food. Attentive staff. Wish they had more tables ! I will definitely be back.

d
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s a quit neighborhood restaurant. The food was very tasty and well prepared. We had the duck, the scallops and the loup de mer.
It was a bit overpriced for neighborhood dining. Overall it was very good.

d
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited RDV with friends from San Francisco..they loved everything about the restaurant.
The food is always excellent as is the wine list. There is an ease here that's hard to describe. So many French places in NYC seem to try too hard,not RDV. The menu and service just seem to unfold naturally.
Highly recommended!

JE
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A terrific neighborhood restaurant: very good food, a substantial yet affordable wine list, pleasant and attentive service, and a volume level that allows for conversation.

BN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great cocktails, attentive service, respectably priced.

JR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing!
I think it was our Waitress's first day, so that was the only unfortunate part as she wasn't able to answer any questions at all.

T
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I had the burger it was ok. I would not order it again. My friend had the duck, he said it was tasty, but chewy

BW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and innovative. The atmosphere and service terrific!

JH
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! We really liked the mussels that were on special. Salmon and tuna tartar were also winners.

DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice spot. Wednesday is 50% off on selected wines. Service was solid. Food was... ok. Quiet atmosphere with outdoor seating. We will try again to see if the food is better.

h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Small and pleasantly intimate. Excellent food presented perfectly with good wine to pair with.

CE
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and enjoyed a leisurely brunch on a sunny day. The staff were very friendly, prompt and the meal was delicious! What a great neighborhood gem!

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

RDV is a gem. The food is eclectic and delicious. Amazing wine choices as well as fun and tasty cocktails. I can’t wait to return!

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great ambiance.. good vibes
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WN
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains as authentic and friendly as ever! Truly a gem

TG
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood French. High quality at a reasonable price.