The Rendez Vous
Get a dose of sweet escapism at The Rendez-Vous, a French-inflected spot designed for date night from husband-and-wife team Johnelle Mancha and Brian Hill. Inspired by the duo’s love of travel and a decided joie de vivre, the indoor-outdoor space combines a collection of vintage treasures — including the glassware and chandeliers — with found magic, including murals that were unearthed under aged wallpaper. The food, courtesy of chef Nate Berrigan-Dunlop (of Pizzaiolo and Starline Social Club), blends classic French preparations with California ingredients in his seasonally changing menu (plus daily specials) — think Duck Liver Flan, Marin Miyagi Oysters, Salade Nicoise, and Beet-Cured Halibut with Oaktown everything bagel spice, all of which will pair marvelously with the French-centric wine list or a creative cocktail.
How to book: Walk-ins for parties smaller than six.