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“Valentine's Day dinner disaster”

Rendezvous Cafe & Wine Bar
Ranked #15 of 191 Restaurants in O'Fallon
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Description: We are a coffee shop and wine bar. Open 7 days/week. Breakfast any time. Live music Th-Sat. Wine & beer tastings, retail, murder mystery dinners, special dinners, outside seating. Banquet room for showers, meetings, and parties. Always something fun happening at Rendezvous!
Restaurant details
Description: We are a coffee shop and wine bar. Open 7 days/week. Breakfast any time. Live music Th-Sat. Wine & beer tastings, retail, murder mystery dinners, special dinners, outside seating. Banquet room for showers, meetings, and parties. Always something fun happening at Rendezvous!
O'Fallon, Missouri
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Valentine's Day dinner disaster”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

$65 a plate for 4 course meal.
1. soup was "broken" the milk curdled in it... ick
2. salad - was nothing more than bagged field greens and lacked any thing else that they said would be in it. vinaigrette was lackluster
palate cleanser - I was given a soup spoon to eat sherbet. lol
3. veil chop was RAW. pork "chop" was tenderloin. inconsistent serving sizes between guests; mine was tiny, thin sliced and COLD! mashed potatoes were cold, too! OWNERS took our plates back and MICROWAVED them. double ick
4. dessert was ok. mine was fine - til I dug into a spoon ful of raw dough. hubby's was overcooked.
This was the worst meal I have ever encountered in a restaurant, much less at that price point.
it did include wine and champagne upon arrival. but there was nothing spectacular about the wines and the last course of chocolate cake with dry wine just did not pair well.
we will never go there again.
we went to red lobster after spending $130 there so we could have DINNER!

OH.. and no music in our room... but the main bar had live entertainment. hmmmm - who was paying all the money?! ya - the 40 people in the special dining room.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank Cindy P
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Saint Louis Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Really disappointed ”
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 6:15 on Saturday. Music starts at 8. All of the tables in the main room had "reserved" on them. One of the waitresses said "we have a table for you" then told another waitress to put us in "the hallway" . Sure enough it WAS a hallway! Through two rooms, and adjoining the special events room. (The lights were out in the special event room) We figured we could still here the music so we stayed. Since we weren't in the main dining area, our service was very poor. We ordered an appetizer and figured it would be a quiet spot for the two of us, and still be able to enjoy the music. WRONG! A group showed up for a big party, and all we could hear was this boisterous party. It was awful COMPLETELY . The proprietors were sooooo busy taking care of this group. They walked past us at least fifty times. They completely turned their heads when they walked past as i they were embarrassed we were seated there. They should have been if they weren't. Oh did I mention ours was the only table in the hallway? We should have left. Our fault . No doors between the banquet room and our hallway table. If you come here for the music, be sure to have reservations or ask before you are seated if there is a private party that will interfere with enjoying the music .

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1 Thank Jill B
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STL
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“nice place for lunch”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I had a great lunch with a girlfriend there recently on their patio . Food service and atmosphere were all great.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank joyceshouse
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Decatur, Illinois
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Delightful menu”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

What a nice place to go for a nice time out with not much stress. The atmosphere is lovely and a lot of heathy items. Our waitress was beyond helpful and enthusiastic about her place of employment, which is refreshing to see! Yelp rates it as very noisy, but maybe we came at the right time because it was perfect. I would say the glasses of wine are a tad overpriced, but the entrees pack a lot for the value!

Visited October 2013
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Thank Mavissav
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Arkansas
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great fresh salad!”
Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

I had a caesar salad and added salmon and it was a $16 meal but maybe w the salmon that wasnt bad here--we are from out of town and kind of expensive t

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank ritarealtor
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