The Annie Cafe & Bar
Food was as good as it was at RDG, but the ambiance has changed quite a bit. Too crowded with too many tables, so noisy it was hard to have a conversation. We loved RDG, but the new version is just trying way too hard to be a hot spot. It's a shame to lose the old place.
Noise higher that anticipated. Some sauces not much southwestern flavor. Lamb chops excellent. Duck breast bland and a bit tough. Service was tremendous both wait staff and valet.
The food was very good. I wasn't a complete fan of the redfish on the halfshell, but the pasta dish with shrimp sausage won me over!
Excellent food! Excellent service. Love the new place. Big improvement.
Love the bar tenders and the manager of cafe annie
Such a beautiful new space and many of the wonderful staff of the former Cafe Annie/RDG days! Houston, we have a WINNER!!
I came here with my team from work. Overall, loved the ambiance and the food. The restaurant staff went out of their way to be hospitable from the second we walked in the door. However, our server did not seem very knowledgeable about the menu (couldn’t answer our questions about what certain dishes were / what was in them) and our service was very slow (2.5 hour dinner).
This restaurant was recently reopened, so I’m sure they will work out the kinks soon.
I’ve been an Annie girl for years. I absolutely love the new rendition. The food is great snd the space is light and fresh. Wonderful!
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Homemade pasta is a must try. Cute place.
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We had a great time! We had a birthday dinner celebration and had a table for 8 and it was wonderful! Star did a great job! The food was really wonderful and we love the new atmosphere!
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Tuna crudo and crab tostadas were excellent. Chicken enchilada needs more flavor and/or spice. Creamy ricotta was just o. k., bland. I suggest you serve it warm.
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Newly renovated & under new management! Great Art Deco with fantastic service ! They have shared with us there will be more creative menu to offer soon ! Can’t wait to go back trying the new dishes !
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Great place for food and drink and pretty people!
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Wow! It opens to great success. The new decor is stunning; the food and service was amazing. I loved the old Cafe Annie and was heartbroken when it closed. This pays homage to the original Cafe Annie but with a slight update that make it exciting and fresh. The outdoor patio is an amazing space, I almost hate to share.
This review made our day! Thank you for a great review and for taking the time to rate us. We hope to see you again soon!
Great experience! The new decor is elegant without being pretentious or overbearing-very comfortable. The food and service exceeded expectations - can’t wait to go back. Best new dining experience in a long time. Cudo’s!!!!
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I don’t have any interest to go back and try it again.
They are off to a great start with the new design and layout. Nice that they kept some of the old favorites but now with some nice new additions. Same great service. Glad they are back open.
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Restaurant was closed. We showed up for our 7:30 reservation that we confirmed and found out the restaurant had suddenly closed for renovations. Least they could have done is reached out to those with reservations. I was looking forward to this dinner with a group of 7 from out of down. Big let down. If that's how the new ownership runs the place, I won't go back when they reopen.
Mother's Day brunch service was very good, but the food was mediocre at best. It was not worth the price and I would not recommend their Mother's Day Brunch to anyone.
We went for the Mother’s Day brunch and it was fantastic. The three children all found food they enjoyed and the adults were very please. Cafe Annie never disappoints.
Superb would cover it nicely...wonderful food (had the rabbit on our server's recommendation), impeccable service...add in a quiet Monday evening and it was a special experience...
Cafe Annie never disappoints. The quality and presentation of the food is outstanding. The menu is well priced given the quality of the food. Houston has many great restaurants and Cafe Annie is definitely in the top tier.
Always a wonderful place to go. The food is dependably delicious and the staff is so friendly. They have good recommendations.
Lunch at Cafe Annie was delicious and elegant, and service was excellent. Until a loud party arrived, I was able to carry on a conversation during the meal with my table mate.
Great time. Amazing food!
Terrific seafood. Great atmosphere. Amazing service. You wil not be disappointed.
We celebrated our 34th anniversary there. Such special memories of the old days when we had more disposable income before kids and spent many special occasions and New Years Eve dates at Cafe Annie. Robert and Mimi have kept those times alive to this day with the delicious food and impeccable service. The dining area and bar are beautiful Hats off to Enrique for being the most awesome and attentive waiter possible. Hoping to spend many more special occasions with you.
Linda and Kelly Younger
The food here is always amazing, fresh and superbly executed, innovative and bright, and the waitstaff is probably the best in town. Robert and Mimi (chef and owners) are always the consummate hosts. Cafe Annie is a very special restaurant.
Cafe Annie made our anniversary very special. Thank U!!
Great food with complexity and nuanced flavor. Service was excellent. Wonderful patio for after dinner espresso and dessert.
Super awesome assisting in this celebration.
Appeared to us as though this place was struggling. The large inviting dining room has now been closed off an dedicated to private events. What use to be table seating in the bar area is now the dining room. The place was only half full at 8:00 and there was no one at the bar which in the past was a bit of a hot spot. . Food quality was good but the atmosphere was such that you just wanted to eat and get out of there.
We were treating ourselves to a relaxing and elegant evening out. The food was appropriately elegant and the ambiance comfortably quiet.
We worried to each other that the place was less than half full: I hope that’s not an ominous sign for the future of such a classy restaurant.
Food, service and ambiance are consistently excellent, as they have been for decades. Still one of Houston's best restaurants. Robert and Mimi are always outstanding.
Exquisite food, service, & ambience!! Great for dates!
the restaurant accommodate us with a quick change of diners from a party of 6 to 8. within minutes we were seated promptly. service and food were excellent. we will definitely be back again
Food is not good as before
When we arrived for our 7 pm reservation, we were told that Open Table was not supposed to allow reservations for 5 and that it would "be a while" before they could seat us. The restaurant was very empty at the time, and there were many open tables for 5, but the hostess would not seat us because she said those tables "were reserved." This was very annoying because we had a reservation! We were offered a table for 4 in the bar, which we declined because we had five people. Eventually we were seated, but we were made to feel uncomfortable and unwanted -- like we had done something wrong by making a reservation online. It was a bad start to the evening and tainted the entire night. I emailed the restaurant about this on Saturday evening but the restaurant did not respond.
This was my first visit to Cafe Annie, and it was everything I expected and more. Cafe Annie made our Valentines Day celebration pleasant and unforgettable at the same time. I can't say enough about the superb wine selection and amazing entries. If you are looking for a venue to make an impression on group of people, or to simple have an intimate romantic evening, I would highly recommend Cafe Annie.
Great overall though my date ordered a medium-well new york stip steak & it did come out bloody & very rare, it was more like it was just seared on both sides & not cooked fully.