The Rendezvous has been included in John Grisham's books, song lyrics and generally has a world-wide reputation. The food is good. Bu there are good rib places throughout the South. For example, Dreamland in Tuscaloosa (and now Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama) have good ribs. The ribs at the Rendezvous are dry rubbed and come with a couple of sauces on the side. One is spicy and the other tends toward the sweet.
Wait staff were attentive and the ribs came very promptly. The beer is cold and the wine limited.
The decor is.....odd. You enter from an alley and go down into the restaurant.
On the whole, a respectable barbecue place in a city of barbecue places.