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Cafe Rabelais

2462 Bolsover St, Houston, TX 77005-2518
+1 713-526-6841
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
5 Aug 2017
“Romantic with excellent food and service”
15 Feb 2017
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
2462 Bolsover St, Houston, TX 77005-2518
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Want to take your date to a fine French restaurant with excellent prices and a diverse menu that won't damage your bank account too badly. Head off to café Rabelais. It's right in the middle of rice village and has a small but outstanding menu...More

Thank mathlawguy
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Terrible food. My husband had the rib eye. It was 2 small pieces of meat. It was tough and tasteless. I had the filet. It was ok. We would never go back. The menu is limited and the prices were high.

Thank Kathleen756
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Bistro, with excellent food and an unbelievable wine list. Good friendly service. We had not been here for years but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. We had lovely sweetbread with root vegetables, snapper with a delicious sauce and lam chops....More

Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Great little cafe, nice ambiance, good French bistro food and a superb wine menu! Not a problem to sit snd dine at the bar in case tables are taken, this works fine for easy talks with neighbors.

Thank Wim d
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Terrific French menu. I have had only one supper so far and intend returning. Beef soup of depth and wonderful favors. On the edge of too salty but finally more spicy than anything; beefy. Filet with wild mushrooms, spinach, tomato and pomme frite. Beautifully cooked...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2015

Menu changes and perhaps chef change have made the food much better and enjoyable. Love escargot, boudin noir and any fish.

Thank Guy C
Reviewed 4 November 2014

in the Rice Village, friendly on premise owner, small and crowded the way a French bistro should be.

Thank Viola L
Reviewed 28 September 2014

I must have passed by this cafe a million times and never given it a second glance. We came for lunch one afternoon, and I will definitely be back! Service was great, and the food was delicious. The menu varies daily, but if they have...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Three generations of our family ate here one evening in February. It was the closest thing to being in France without leaving Houston! All seven of us were excited about the food, the wine, and the service -- all outstanding. Cafe Rabelais is somewhat of...More

Thank Bev36
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This restaurant tucked away in a little mall in Rice Village is one of the gems of Houston. It combines romantic charm, excellent food, exemplary service and good value in a way few Houston restaurants can match. We've never had a bad meal here; not...More

Thank mathlawguy
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2462 Bolsover St, Houston, TX 77005-2518
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighbourhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: +1 713-526-6841
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