Café Rabelais

2442 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, USA

About Café Rabelais

4.5 / 5

from reviews

    As you step into Cafe Rabelais, you are stepping into a little part of France. Be prepared to experience a small culture shock and let us amaze you with our delicious French food and wines! We ask that you help us keep this cafe authentic and accept the differences that distinguish us from other establishments. Our menu is written on chalkboard only. We do not carry print out menus because items change twice daily so that we are able to provide the best and most fresh quality cuisine available. Feel free to go the board, it's part of the atmosphere!

    Our wine list offers a variety of exclusively French wines in order to represent the variety of wine tastes that France has to offer for every palette. With over 550 different wines with bottle sizes varying from the conservative 375ml to the indulgent 1.5 liters, we are sure you will find something to your taste.

    Ryan Rydman
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    October 31, 2021

    I had never even heard of this place but what a great find! Very comfortable atmosphere inside and out, the staff was so friendly and helpful, and the food was great! The wine selection was also excellent! Definitely will be coming back.

    Gaby RM
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    October 08, 2021

    My husband and I were looking forward to eating at this restaurant as we both love French food. The ambiance is very nice, cozy and romantic. We went last night, a Thursday, we had reservations for 7:15pm. We were seated right away but only to be forgotten for almost 30 minutes with just menus and water. The waitresses, though very nice, did not seem professional and looked lost. When we finally got our order taken it took them almost 10 minutes to bring us our bottle of wine. We ordered escargot which was great, garden salad, it was good, and rack of lamb. This last one as you can see int he picture attached, had great presentation, the lamb and sauce was delicious but it was a bit cold. It seems the chef put out the plate and it was forgotten there for a while. The mashed potatoes were bad. Also when the waitress brought our main course she only brought one plate, when we had ordered two. My husband then told her we had ordered two racks of lamb. Fortunately they already had another plate ready in the kitchen so she brought it right out. So bottom line we really enjoyed the atmosphere, the food is good but not great and the service we experienced was terrible. I hesitate to say don’t go there because the place has its qualities. In our case nothing is calling us to go back.

    Horacio Garcia
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    September 16, 2021

    Amazing food and atmosphere. Came in on a Wednesday night and it was fairly easy to get a table. We ordered the smoked salmon as an appetizer, it was really good. We split the grilled chicken sandwich which was great as well. Very fresh vegetables. They have lots of wine and a few beers. We will be back with more time to eat a proper dinner. Desert looked great as well.

    Shane French
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    November 12, 2021

    Update: Visited again last night and even the chocolate mousse was not as good as it was. Has been our favorite place to go, but the new menu is disappointing. They used to serve lamb chops with roasted garlic which was so great but now they have a rack of lamb that is served in a hot skillet and hard to eat. The red snapper with lemon butter sauce is replaced by snapper in tasteless soup. We really hope they bring back the old menu so we can enjoy the place like we used to.

    Sue D
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    September 16, 2021

    My husband and I went for our anniversary it was wonderful. They participate in Houston restaurant weeks and we ate off of that menu. We had a wonderful rose suggested by suggested by the waiter. We'll go back again for sure.

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    2442 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, USA

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