Rendezvous Bistro was conceived to offer a top-shelf dining experience without the sky-high price tag. And the place delivers the best of both worlds: a sunny, casual space with excellent service and cooking. Sophisticated eaters gravitate toward the raw bar, which serves oysters on the half shell and tuna tartare, or to apps like escargot in garlic-herb butter. The French influence permeates the main courses, too, with dishes such as cassoulet, steak frites, and croque madame, but you might also find more Americanized flavors: roasted chicken, meatloaf, and pasta. The bistro also sources some veggies from Vertical Harvest, the local multistory greenhouse.