You're going to want to rendezvous at RDV- Rendezvous

RDV NYC, a contemporary French restaurant is serving delicious tapas in Harlem. The decor is every photographer's dream- ceiling to floor doors that doubles as windows, teal place settings, gold utensils, marble table top counters and copper light fixtures. Yes, you will want to take plenty of pictures and the food is just as worthy of them too. The dishes are prepared with precision, plated colorfully and of course incredibly delicious. Although served tapas style, the French influence is evident in the first bite. Moist chicken in butter, generous amount of fleur de sel on the vegetables, tangy tartare and enough bread to get all the juices on your plate.  RDV is worth saving your appetite and aboslutely worth the trek to Harlem. 

Selection of 3 dips- green peas basil, soft cheese with herb de Provence, eggplant caviar

Selection of 3 dips- green peas basil, soft cheese with herb de Provence, eggplant caviar

Beef Tartare, quail egg, cornichons

Beef Tartare, quail egg, cornichons

Quinoa "Canelloni"- cucumber, kale, home made creme fraiche

Quinoa "Canelloni"- cucumber, kale, home made creme fraiche

Grilled Octopus- Fiddlehead fern, soft cheese, blackened pearl onion

Grilled Octopus- Fiddlehead fern, soft cheese, blackened pearl onion

Roasted half Amish chicken- Green peas, brussels sprouts, shaved baby roots

Roasted half Amish chicken- Green peas, brussels sprouts, shaved baby roots

Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, chantilly

Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, chantilly

Favorites:

1. The spreads are delicious! The eggplant caviar is bold and smoky.  The soft cheese with herbs de Provence reminds me a lot of labneh which, you know I'm a huge fan of!

2. The grilled octopus has so much meat and I wish I never had to stop eating it. The lemon zest, the smokiness of the grill that marinates into the octopus and the beautiful char on this octopus makes this an easy dish to fall in love with. 

3. The French method of cooking chicken is flawless. The skin is perfectly crisped and the meat is very juicy. The brussel sprouts are also incredible! Eat them with the chicken juice and you'll leave with no regrets.