Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro

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$30 and under
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French
Rendez-Vous offers you great bistro dishes from all regions of France, prepared with simplicity and passion. Rendez-Vous is a great place for special occasions and any occasion.
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RobertF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service were outstanding. We've eaten here for years and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Simple and classic bistro food

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vipEveryday
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Looks can be deceiving since the ambiance is very casual but the food is spectacular. Service is adequate but a bit slow but not enough that we won't consider returning for the great food.

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PeterS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I can heartily recommend Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro to anyone. We have had dinners with friends many times and we were delighted to enjoy brunch at our last two visits. The food is always excellent and we always enjoy the ambiance of the place. The Chef and staff are great! We thank you for being part of the Solano Avenue environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Salad had so much garlic it made my mouth burn. Bread was not fresh and butter tasted like it had spent too much time in the refrigerator. Wine was served warm. The daube was okay. Chicken cordon bleu was tasty except that it was burned on the bottom. Won’t be going back. Too many other good neighborhood restaurants in this area. Really a shame... just misses all around.

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vipJimbo
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with a friend for lunch. Menu more than adequate with some nice touches. Beef dishes were tasty and the price was reasonable. Our server was excellent.

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vipSmin61
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our experience was mostly positive. The food was quite good yet simple. We made a reservation not knowing it would be slow given the early booking. The only minus would be it took many minutes to a server's attention despite there were only 4 tables occupied.

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Lily
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and a great time !
Not appreciate having to say more than I already have said.

Great food and a great time

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KateLeBlanc
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Small cafe tables packed in close to another pair of diners actually turned into a nice dinner conversation. Braised beef and fish meunière were tasty choices. Desserts looked yummy and typically French. Recommend for a couple who like French food without the elegance.

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PeterE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, good and friendly service and for a reasonable price. What more could one want?

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I enjoyed the atmosphere but didn’t think the food was that good.

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vipGailD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb customer service. Nice relaxing pace to enjoy dinner, good food and good company.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food at a very modest price! The service was spotty - one dish we ordered never came, but we weren’t charged for it either. It was very busy, so the wait staff wasn’t able to check on us very much. They were cheerful and tried their best. I’d love to see an update inside to make it feel a bit more cozy. High ceiling,
and garish paint on the big wall were distracting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very average experience.

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vipMoose
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and pleasant ambience and helpful staff; would go again.

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vipGeorgeW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We'd eaten at Rendez Vous for brunch and enjoyed it. But dinner was a different story. Service was very slow (seemed to be understaffed) and the food was poor. Al four of us thought our entrees were barely edible. Maybe Sunday night is unlucky.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and service!

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vipJoyski
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful place! Great French classics and friendly service. Lauren is a gentleman and all-around charming host, chef, waiter, sommelier, whatever is needed. Eat there often!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service. I made some changes in my meal and it was done properly. All 5 of us were happy with our meals. The waiter was friendly and efficient. We all were very pleased eating in this restaurant.
We will come back when we are in the area. We are on vacation.

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TmAj
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful neighborhood bistro, always a great meal with a friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place!!!

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Moose
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A repeat of our last visit, except on a quiet night. Saturday is pretty noisy. The Quiche Lorraine was wonderful again, and the French Muscadet perfect with it. quick, friendly and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Bay Area restaurant.

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vipJoyski
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a very warm greeting from owner, Lauren, my husband and I enjoyed a delicious, affordable dinner with wine. I have never had a bad meal here, and often consider it my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area because it is always a charming and satisfying visit. Try everything from the moules et frites to the rack of lamb to the daub, omelette and salads.

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Mikef
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great value, fine staff, and altogether enjoyable. Highly recommend.

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Renee
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A true bistro with tasty onion soup, coq au vin, croque monsieur and a small but great wine list. In addition, a terrific trio plays music of the 30s, 40s and 50s every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30PM.

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Marvi
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good eggs benedict florentine and appreciated being able to reserve a table for brunch. But the frequent CRASHING of dishes in the kitchen definitely damaged the ambiance! An irate dishwasher?

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hersko
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, served perfectly ... our neighborhood bistro.

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Moose
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is one of our "go to" restaurants. Hard to beat for excellent french bistro food, in a pleasant, casual setting, at reasonable prices.

We both had the Quiche Loraine for the first time, and it was excellent.

We usually go on a quiet night, but this time made reservations for Friday, peak hour. Our table was ready, with reserved sign on it, when we arrived.

Service was a little slower than at our usual times, and it was louder, as the place was packed. But neither was enough to spoil our lovely dinner.

By the time we were finished, it was slower. When we asked about the glass of wine we'd shared, they brought out the bottle, so we could take a pic of the label - and gave us some more. That's the kind of attentive service we love there.

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RosamariaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as usual!
When are the escargots coming? We are waiting for a few years now!
Excellent service and excellent music on Tuesdays.
Thank you!

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Mike
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Tuesday has a live band that starts around 7. Make reservations

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vip4sustainability
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I appreciate the restaurant's trying to keep prices low in an expensive environment, and from many positive comments this seems to please a lot of diners. I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I cannot recommend Rendezvous Bistro to fans of authentic French food; simply too many compromises with quality. Mussels were not pristine, lamb was lacking the "snap" of good quality and was both mushy and lacking in flavor, the daube was dry and lacking in expected succulence.

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vipRebeccaP
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It took 1.5 hours for dinner. Service was slow at all stages. Rack of lamb was excellent but mussels had been previously frozen. Other meals were described as OK. Prices very reasonable

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vipDavidAJSilva
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fantastic meal, I am partial to the rack of lamb!!!

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ErikaS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Rendezvous and chose to come here with friends for my birthday. The food is delicious and I love the menu selections. I can always count on the food being high quality and tasty. I am something of a Francophile and this place satisfies my need for an occasional fix of French food. Great spot!

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hersko
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable neighborhood bistro with friendly, efficient service and delicious menu choices at reasonable prices. I love Rendezvous Cafe!

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family comes here about once a month. Every meal we have is excellent and we have tried numerous menu items. We especially like the salmon, the rendezvous burger, and steak

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vipLSConcoit
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at rendezvous is always fabulous and the owner is always cheerful and a joy to see, he makes the dining experience even better!

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vipbets
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the restaurant, food, ambience, the lovely French owner.

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vipkristiw
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I love French food . I think the dinner menu might be more suited to my taste. The French onion soup was delicious. The prawn salad came out before we were finished with the soup. The salad had no dressing . We asked for more dressing which was provided. It then confirmed it literally had none before. With the dressing added you could taste the blue cheese. My friends salad was missing the avocado whereas mine had little flecks. The server brought some avocado . The crepe was delicious. I probably won’t go back mainly because it is 45 minutes from my house . I think with some attention to details it could be a really good restaurant.

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Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 527-4111.

Rendez Vous Cafe Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 596 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.