I was really excited to go to le rendez-vous. I live in the neighborhood, love wine bars, and had seen through the windows that this was a great space with cute seating in the back. I was beyond disappointed with my experience. To start, the wine was overpriced. Right here on citysearch I read that the wine bar has tapas, mexican guacamole, and a gourmet menu. The only food offering was a cheese plate. Our waitress took about a half hour to show up with the cheese plate, and it was only tiny scraps of a few cheeses you can find in Gristedes- in fact, I think the reason it took her so long to give it to us was because she had to go out to buy the cheese. She did apologize for everything taking a very long time, but her excuse was that they were short-staffed. How much staff do you need when there are 4 people in a bar that serves only wine and a disgrace of a cheese plate? Really, just one person. What was taking her so long to get our wine and cheese? She was friendly, but she wasn't busy.
Pros: good wine selection, cute seating area
Cons: horrible food options, extremely slow service