Houston, TX 77005
- Mon-Wed 6pm-9pm, Tue-Sat 11am-2:30pm, Thu-Sat 6pm-10pm
- All Major Credit Cards
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
- Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
- Not Accepted, Accepted
- Lot Available
Houston Press' Description
This tiny new French cafe in Rice Village does a remarkable job of re-creating lovable peasant dishes from the French countryside. Try merguez and frites (lamb sausage and french fries) or a goat cheese-and-olive tart or even a chicken liver-and-poached-egg salad for lunch. The blackboard menu also might include steak salad, bavette frites (flank steak and french fries) or an old-fashioned vegetable potage. Cafe Rabelais's mottled cream-colored walls look like old plaster, and somehow the French rural look is absolutely charming despite the shopping center parking lot outside the window.
Tips from foursquare
It's quaint, it's French, it's in Rice Village and it will make you feel like you've stepped into a charming Parisienne cafe. [Eater 38 Member]
Beautiful setting, very good bread and excellent mussels!
Excellent French bistro. Huge wine list. Great bread, fresh salads. Their quiche is always very good. Sit outside if weather allows.
Everything is great here! Sit outside if you can.
First come, first serve basis. No reservations. Great food!
More Restaurants in Houston
Reviews and News
It's that time of year again, Houston! Love is in the air! No wait, that's just the smell of the refineries surrounding our fair city. No... More on Cafe Rabelais »
Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to... More on Cafe Rabelais »
We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks,... More on Cafe Rabelais »