Cafe Rabelais

French, Café
$ $ $ $
2442 Times Blvd (btw Kelvin & Morningside)
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 520-8841
8:00am - 9:00pm
8:00am - 9:00pm
8:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm



  • The wine selection is large and well priced, but I prefer lunch sandwich and salad specials. Chicken sandwich with frites is my fav. Parking = no fun.
  • 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.
  • The cream of mushrooms, if available, is highly recommended.
  • Nothing is good about this place. A dishonest employee charged an additional $20 to my credit card. What is sad is I already left a 20% tip! Pay cash if you go here. Plus the food isn't that great.
  • Food is awesome!
  • Parking is a challange
  • Highly recommend the buf bourgignon if it's available. Might be the best I've ever had.
  • Mussels great wine at good prices
  • Tiny, but delicious. Expect to get here early, or to wait.
  • This tiny new French cafe in Rice Village does a remarkable job of re-creating lovable peasant dishes from the French countryside.
  • Rabelais is also open for lunch. Id suggest trying the pork sandwich served with pommes frites!
  • The wine list is extensive and the staff is so knowledgeable that you can always trust their recommendations.
  • Start with the mussels; the sauce they are steamed in is so delicious you have to sop it up with fresh crusty bread!
  • Positively outstanding. House pt is incredible.
  • The mussels are amazing! Wonderful restaurant. Highly recommend
  • The bread is amazing, so are the mussels. The carrot ginger soup was also great. Avoid the sea bass - it was gummy, overcooked and bland.
  • Order the muscles!! The best you will ever have!!
  • A wonderful French bistro, to enjoy a good lunch or to sit by the bar in the evening. Love their Merguez sandwich (with seared lamb sausage).

Nearby places

2521 University Blvd (at Kirby Dr.)
5607 Morningside Dr (btwn Rice & University)
2401 Times Blvd Ste 150 (at Morningside Dr.)