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Rendez-Vous Cafe

1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
+1 510-526-6069
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good60%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
23 Mar 2018
“Neighborhood bistro”
18 Apr 2017
“Great find for us!”
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a lovely rendez-vous spot to meet friends for dinner especially for special occasions and/or before/after a movie. (The Albany cinema is on the same block.) One can order a la carte or from their prix fixe menu. Usually we choose one of the...More

Thank jdc8mbc
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It's actually at 1111 Solano Ave (there's a separate listing with that address). We live in the neighborhood and ate there for the first time on Sunday night. A good find. We'll definitely be back. I liked the three-course meal option for $26. It effectively...More

Thank sarabseth
Reviewed 13 September 2016

this is a nice little french bistro with good period food and a interesting atmosphere. The guitarist was pleasant and so was the food....

Thank davidwP491JJ
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit and hoped for a high quality French meal for Bastille day. I had the salmon which was a tad overcooked with a decent sauce. The string beans were not French. french are fastidious about lining fresh beans perfectly inline. These...More

1  Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 6 August 2015

3½* Rendez-Vous Café 1111 Solano Albany, CA French bistro style, casual atmosphere Early bird dinner specials Sunday brunches Very nice grilled eggplant sandwich on rosemary bread, choice of green salad or fries Very good hamburger w/cheese, grilled onions, bacon, and fries Food was served warm,...More

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We met friends there for lunch and were delightfully surprised. Ever since my last trip to France I have been looking for the incredible steak and frites that is done perfectly in France but alas not here. I ordered it at the Rendez-Vous and it...More

Thank Grokker
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We made reservations only a short while before arriving at the restaurant but the owner greeted us from the back as soon as we entered. We ordered three different entrees; fresh grilled salmon, lamb stew, and a beef dish (Daube). All expertly prepared with fresh...More

Thank WestCoastCalGal
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Dinner with friends, service was fantastic, although early for our reservations, seated us right away. French onion soup was magnificent! I would have given a higher rating if this neighborhood cafe bistro offered escargot. The cob salad' butter lettuce was fresh, not wet, lots of...More

Thank napavalleygalOct31
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Full disclosures, we have not been there for dinner. Stopped by for Sunday Brunch. Expected good wholesome French/American food, well prepared. We were disappointed in both respects. Both entree's were somewhat greasy, lots of butter, I assume. My Omlet was tasty, the potatoes overlooked, and...More

Thank coop4133055
Reviewed 17 September 2011

Rendez-vous is genuinely French and moderately priced, an unusual combination. Interior is very pleasant, painted with cartoon-like views of famous Parisian buildings. Service is excellent. I especially like the cassoulet and the agneau navarin There is a good wine list, and very affordable house wine.

Thank gulliver1711
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1389 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-6069
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