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!
  • First come, first serve basis. No reservations. Great food!
  • 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!!

Nearby places

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