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About

Our Restaurant

RDV - Rendezvous is Chef Kfir Ben-Ari's modern French bistro. Located in Harlem, just two blocks from Central Park, Rendezvous serves modern French Mediterranean cooking with a personal twist. His exquisite creations from foie gras to grilled salad prepared with the best performed French techniques will leave you asking for more. Our carefully selected wine list includes affordable wines from all over France, as well as New York State. All delivered in a simple yet elegant atmosphere. Come have your next Rendezvous with us at RDV and celebrate la belle vie!

Executive Chef Kfir Ben-Ari

Kfir Ben-Ari

Executive Chef, Sommelier, Owner

Born and raised in Israel, Chef Kfir Ben-Ari found inspiration from the seasons and produce of the Mediterranean. Upon deciding to embark on his culinary journey, he knew he wanted to attend the renowned school of Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France to learn French techniques. He moved to New York City a...

Joseph Bouterâa

General Manager

Joseph Bouterâa started working in restaurants at the age of sixteen in a city known for its gastronomy - Lyon, France - where he worked in his uncle’s restaurant. He moved to New York City intending to pursue his ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, but the world of food and wine called him...

Shelley Murray

Digital Media/Marketing Manager

After a trip to Italy and a lifelong curiosity of cuisine and technique, Shelley Murray paused her career in education and attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas. Shelley worked in the kitchens of two fine-dining restaurants in Austin and considered her culinary creations to...

Specials

Private Events

Rendezvous is the perfect place for birthdays, weddings, bridal and baby showers, business meetings, charity events and more.  Our event manager will work closely with you to make your event one to remember. Planning an event at home? Chef Kfir can put together a beautiful menu for you and offer at-home private chef services to host your next event. 

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Private Events- Prix Fixe Menu $59/PP

See our special menu for $59 per person in your party of 7 or more.

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Private Events- Prix Fixe Menu $77/PP

See our special menu for $77 per person in your party of 7 or more.

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From Our Customers...

"I can't thank you and Chef Kfir enough for the role RDV played in the most special day of our lives. In general, we are incredibly thankful to have RDV in our neighborhood, and more specifically we appreciate the kindness and openness you extended to us, to create a perfect wedding reception and dinner. The atmosphere was magical, and the food fantastic."  

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