The Annie Cafe & Bar

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Located at 1800 Post Oak Blvd. in the heart of the Galleria area, The Annie Café & Bar offers a fresh take on Texas-influenced American cuisine by award-winning Executive Chef Robert Del Grande. The latest concept from Houston-based Berg Hospitality Group and restaurateur Benjamin Berg, the revamped legendary restaurant provides Houstonians with a well-rounded, approachable menu in a vibrant, sophisticated atmosphere. For more information, visit www.theanniehouston.com or call 713.804.1800. Follow us on social media: @theanniehouston
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DM
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

It has been a long time since the original Cafe Annie closed and I was hoping that this version would bring back something close to the original. But it definitely did not. Food is more casual and about as expected for a generic restaurant like this, but nothing special. The real problem was the service. It was never clear who was supposed to be taking care of us, and after sitting with menus for quite a while, we had to actively ask someone to take our wine order. The exact same process repeated for our main order. Although the deliver of the food and desert was OK, the overall process was frustrating.

WC
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Someone has told the chef to tone down the spice of the food
I liked the spice and flavor of the old recipes
The jalapeño grits were great
Tostados needed the omph

d
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice, will return.

s
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays in our group of three women. The food is as good as it ever was and the service flawless (Arturo). While I loved the former decor in Café Annie, the new bright, light atmosphere was very pleasant. We had the best time, we all loved the food, and Arturo went above and beyond.

BL
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go there to try the rabbit. Wow! So worth the drive, it was delicious. Everything was really outstanding. We were there for a very early dinner (actually our late lunch), was e were the only table for like 30 minutes and everyone was very attentive. We will definitely go back very soon!

C
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I miss old RDG!

RL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was wonderful. Restaurant was beautifully decorated. Only complaint was the noise level. For a four top, it was loud to the point that we could not hear the person that was diagonal from us. It's a new restaurant and based on how well everything went, I'm sure they will add something to help with the noise level in the near future.

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i celebrated my birthday on Saturday over dinner with my wife. Everything was absolutely perfect. What helped was the personal attention from Craig who we knew as one of the managers from B&B Butcher. Our waiter was attentive and we were never pressed to order which we did once we were good and ready. For openers my wife and i had a glass of sparkling chardonnay followed by a Zinfandel that i had never tried before, so great work on the part of the Sommelier as I did not give her much to work with regarding my wine choice for dinner. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions, or any occasion, for that matter. It was good to see the clientele well turned out dress-wise and not in sloppy jeans and t-shirts. I believe that the restaurant has a dress code but i am not 100% sure. If they do i fully support this rule...……….

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great ambiance, so many food options that sounded tempting. Service was outstanding!

GH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new neighborhood restaurant for over 50 year olds! Loved the food and service. Great for a date night or with a small group.

GH. 59 year old female.

OT
Houston
162 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the chicken Paillard and the tuna lunch which were both delicious. As well, our server was excellent. The baguette bread was also very good and the chocolate cake desert was delicious.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there to meet a family member new to town. Nice evening, great time visiting and talking over drinks and dinner. Fantastic venue for reestablishing family bonds. Reconnected with my cousin and the waiter knew when to let us visit, when to refill our drinks and when to offer suggestions for dessert. Such a warm happy establishment. Thanks for a memorable night ‘

RP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in from out of town; friends took me here. Loved it. Great cocktail menu. Amazing dinner menu. Sophisticated yet accessible decor. Good location and easy valet parking. Loved it -- will be back and would recommend.

JG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service by Eddie and other support personnel.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ! Delicious ! So inviting and engaging. Staff is warm and approachable . Tasty dishes are out of this world delicious. Truly , each appetizer and entrée was a piece of art. Lovely presentation, appealing aromas and I just remembered, the savory desserts. I ordered extra desserts just to take home and enjoy later. Impressive decor w super comfy seats.

Y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We are new to the area and I found this restaurant via google search and decided to take a chance to celebrate our anniversary! Definitely older crowd which is nice. Elegant but not stuffy. Service also took their time which I loved not feeling rushed! Overall I was very happy and would return.

g
Houston
94 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at their wonderful bar is the way to go If you want a very lively experience. The place is nothing like it used to be when it was Cafe Annie. We went and were able sit at the bar to watch the beginning of the astro's game and are bartenders Jose Luis and Andress were attentive and awesome. It's shout out to Cara who is the bar manager there and helped us secure good seats at the bar. The bar is huge. The food was terrific. A great menu with lots of things to choose from. Add this to your list of fun places to dine with great food. Their downstairs will be opening up soon.

A
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

BUT, the new redesign has gone from dark, soothing, great for a conversation to LOUD and bright...and hard to hear (and I'm don't have hearing problems). The clientele also seems to have shifted from the middle-aged and older Tanglewood, Memorial, River Oaks patrons to younger groups that like to have a good time...loudly.

I had to ask to have my table moved because the one next to us was painfully loud. Once we got to a better table, I saw a woman get up from her table and go ask another table to keep it down.

When I mentioned this to the maitre'd, his response was "That's how we like it...." To each his own.

r
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was outstanding. The bar area is very loud. Dining area is a bit noisy as well but not to the extreme as the bar. We asked for a table tucked in a corner which definitely was the right choice for an intimate dinner.

PE
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service slow, no soup spoons brought with soup
Mushroom soup ok, not much taste
Love new interiors

ME
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Red snapper dish needed seasoning but overall good experience

g
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recently re-opened under new management the space has been updated. We ate on the patio and it was very pleasant. Our server was very attentive to our demands after a bit of a slow start. The menu is a mix of new items and Cafe Annie standbys. All dishes were well prepared. Portions were more than adequate. The wine list is modest but caters to a reasonable range of styles and prices consistent with the overall price of the restaurant.

DM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch !!! We totally enjoyed everything
Look forward to a return visit !

G
Houston
152 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful rework
Great menu
Many old favorites
Very well prepared
Great bar and wines
Will definitely return

CB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We went to The Annie for a very important birthday celebration. First of all the food was excellent...reminded me of the food at the original Cafe Annie on Westheimer years and years ago. However, the evening was marred by two issues...1. the noise level at The Annie is off the charts. For a high end restaurant, I was amazed there was absolutely no sound abatement / sound proofing. You could not hear anyone at your table when they spoke. 2. the wait staff are stretched too thin. We were constantly looking for our waiter who seemed to be in the kitchen at all times. We had waited so long for everything that we decided to skip coffee and deserts and go elsewhere for that. The look of the restaurant was ok but it seemed as if they had opened the new and improved Cafe Annie before finishing the interior design/build out.

JC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. The energy ebbed and flowed while we there very appropriately. We had a party of 8 and they put us at a round table that was perfect for conversation. ( i don't like rectangular tables for large groups.) The food was good. The service was great. All in all a wonderful experience.

M
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

After renovation, the place is looking a litle bit more modern.
The service is superb and the food is nice with some tones of Tex Mex

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Has lost its charm. Very mediocre menu as well as wine list

E
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food. A little noisy!

GS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like the remodel particularly the mural in the main dining room. The bar area is very nice. My guess is the decor is modern, french with a touch of New Orleans style. In any event, the decor is lovely.

GP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

LN
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

NY
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

OT
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service. Love the new place. Big improvement.

AC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bar tenders and the manager of cafe annie

S
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful new space and many of the wonderful staff of the former Cafe Annie/RDG days! Houston, we have a WINNER!!

ND
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

KE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Annie Cafe & Bar
Responded on October 11, 2019

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Homemade pasta is a must try. Cute place.

The Annie Cafe & Bar
Responded on October 11, 2019

Thank you for a wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon.

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