About Chez TJ
Mountain View, CA 94041
Attentive service, fresh flowers and soft music surround guests at this intimate, Michelin Starred, restaurant in downtown Mountain View. Inside a lovely Victorian home, Executive Chef Jarad Gallagher creates a contemporary French cuisine that accentuates the vibrant, fresh flavors found naturally in high quality products. Chez TJ's leads guests through an exciting evening of culinary pleasure. Our prix fixe style encourages a relaxed and enjoyable evening of dining and conversation. Four dining rooms provide an intimate setting for a special dinner with family and friends. One Star Michelin 2012 Guide, "Top Restaurants 2007" SF Examiner, "Three and 1/2 Stars" - San Francisco Magazine and San Jose Mercury News. Top Scores, Zagat & Gayot Dining Guides 2007.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays - Thursdays 5:30pm - 9pm
Fridays - Saturdays 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Shoreline & Castro
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Across the street or in the three story edifice, up one block from your location.
CalTrain: Mountain View
Lightrail: Mountain View
Private Party Facilities:
Chez TJ offers four private dining rooms that can accommodate 8 - 35 people. For inquiry, please call or email email@example.com
Private Party Contact:
Justin Rodriguez: (650) 964-7466
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Chez TJ Ratings and Reviews
I felt that one beef dish should be serv ...
I felt that one beef dish should be served earlier because it's fatty. I do like the fatty taste. But not after several dishes. Unfortunately, I was so full and couldn't take deserts. But the waiter told me that I couldn't take the deserts home. So I ended up eating all those deserts which became a torture. That's something I feel that Chez TJ can do better for its patrons.
For anyone wanting a fabulous, special m ...
For anyone wanting a fabulous, special meal in a romantic, exquisite setting in Silicon Valley, this is where you should go! The meal structure is a tasting menu, no list of dishes or need to order, they just bring one wonderful small course after another. (They will, of course, accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions.) The wine pairing is creative and well matched. Chez TJ is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere.
For over 20 years always a favorite for ...
For over 20 years always a favorite for any special occasion (even if we need to invent one for an excuse to go). The food is always different and a delightful surprise. We have never been disappointed- this menu had a decidedly ASIAN flare the last was a bit Traditional French (with of course twists)- so fun!
Cozy venue, amazing service, diverse ing ...
Cozy venue, amazing service, diverse ingredients, and beautiful presentation. Unfortunately we were seated near the kitchen so we could hear the chef yelling at staff. The global menu was $200/person and, while good, it wasn't knock-your-socks-off good. Our experience at The Bazaar Miami was better and less expensive.
A great restaurant with delicate tastin ...
A great restaurant with delicate tasting menu and local fresh ingredients in the south bay area. Worth a visit. Excellent service. Need to work on the deserts though. Overall, a satisfactory dining experience. Will come back!
This is an experience as much as a meal. ...
This is an experience as much as a meal. Every last detail of your evening is well thought out and the execution by the staff is amazing. They operate in a choreographed manner that will leave your head spinning. The food is nothing short of amazing. This place is worth the splurge money you will spend going here. It’s the type of food experience you may only experience once or twice in your lifetime.
That puréed beef fat was amazing! It cam ...
That puréed beef fat was amazing! It came on a plate next to uni so my first impression was that it'll play the supporting role...boy was I wrong! It's been 12 hrs and I'm still salivating. So good!
We came for my husband's birthday and all the staff seemed to know it & wished him a happy birthday. Very nice touch.
This was our third Christmas Eve dinner ...
This was our third Christmas Eve dinner at Chez TJ. Every year, including this one, the food has been wonderful, and the service has been exceptional.
Our servers were very professional and also very funny.
In particular, the duck was presented three ways, all of which were subtle, flavorful, and masterfully prepared.
The food and ambiance are perfect. Rudy ...
The food and ambiance are perfect. Rudy the host was perfect as was one server who was Asian who gave cheerful and helpful answers to oyr questions. The other service was consistently subpar in two ways. (1) Servers kept appearing in droves cutting short our conversation each time giving hurried pressure descriptions of each course. (2) The worst bill padding I've ever experienced. The prices of the extras were never listed or mentioned. They waived corkage when I ordered a half bottle as if they were doing me a difficult favor; I had told them whatever their policy was was ok with me. I think the water for two people was $40. I am not kidding. The extras added hundreds to our meal including an additional wine whose price was not explained. It was a tourist ripoff show in these ways and not an intimate meal. Manresa has none of these issues.
Fab u lou's! Service was spectacular, f ...
Fab u lou's!
Service was spectacular, from the outreach call confirming our reservation when we were stuck in traffic, to the personal knowledge gain awareness of "let's get you caught up, fed well and get you out the door in time for your show". Top notch personalized service! We felt so catered too and the staff had a perfect balance of private conversational time interjected between tastings.
So fun upon entering to pass behind the chefs busy at the stoves and have a continue line of observation in ones peripheral view while dining of the actually workload that goes into creating good eats in a cozy Portland establishment setup.
The dishes were visually tantalizing and meticulously hand decorated. Flavors were broad with a variety of combinations as well. No overlap in dishes that I could or would have ever made at home.
Would highly recommend and will return. :)))
A fantastic experience that I would reco ...
A fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone! This dining experience was completely worth it. I would return to Chez TJ without hesitation. We came here to celebrate a birthday and chose to dine from the California local menu and selected a wine pairing to share. Everything tasted spectacular, including the wine! An out of this world experience!! Go!
I took my wife hear for her birthday. W ...
I took my wife hear for her birthday. We had the standard tasting menu as well as the win pairing (additional $100 each). In my opinion we definitely did not get our money's worth on the wine pairing, having received only about 5, 2oz pours each of wine. That's about $10 per oz.
The food was fantastic, and the service was out of this world. One negative was that since the restaurant is an a very old house, it smells a bit old and caused my wife to have the worst allergy attack of her life. We had to end dinner early because she could barely breathe. For such an expensive meal I would expect something like mold/mildew not be a factor in our experience.
Other than the wine pairing cost and allergy attack it was a pleasant experience.
I can't say enough about this restaurant ...
I can't say enough about this restaurant, which I have kept coming back to for many years when I want a great meal, exquisite service, a beautiful and quiet atmosphere, and just a memorable evening. Every dish was at least excellent. Some were composed of very surprising and even thrilling flavors. The dishes were inventive, incredibly tasty, and beautifully presented. The staff will spoil you, and they just keep coming, one after another, but very considerately spaced to allow a leisurely three-hour dinner for even the shorter of the two tasting menus. Lots of small treats thrown in at the beginning and the end. Every time I eat there I ask myself why it took so long to get back.
Chez TJ is a very special restaurant wit ...
Chez TJ is a very special restaurant with seasonal tasting menus that are handcrafted. Expect to spend about $200/person and 2-3 hours, but expect to go away having had a delicious meal that you'll be inspired by.
I reserved TJ for my wife's birthday. I ...
I reserved TJ for my wife's birthday.
I brought Flowers and One bottle of Champagne 2 hours before the reservation time.
TJ received them and set-up the flowers at the table.
Also, they brought the Champagne with good condition.
I really thank TJ for all the set-up.
The food is "New adventure". TJ has French/Japanese/Italian/Chinese mixed.
I like small ｒavioｌi with White Truffle and Lobster with Bisque.
Short version: TJ has been better, but t ...
Short version: TJ has been better, but this night: not worth the price.
** Just under $1000 for three people, the more expensive menu, no add-ons, one wine pairing, 1 half bottle of Merlot ($65), one coffee. And when they say 2 ounce pours on the wines, they don't give one milliliter over. I just feel like I shouldn't have to take micro-sips of the wine, just to make it to the next course.
** Two of the dishes were fantastic, especially with the pairing. The foie gras, and the duck. The rest, were just good. No vegetables to speak of, though sadly, this is not uncommon with prix fixe dinners.
** Recommend going on a week night, if possible. We went on a Saturday night; full house. With that many tables to serve, and a high number of courses, wine stewards, bread/water people and servers, combined with the smaller, intimate rooms at TJ's, it can get a bit hectic.
We'll give it a several year rest before we try it again.
As always a wonderful dining experience. ...
As always a wonderful dining experience. It is expensive but the full tasting menu is out of this world. Loved the onion soup and antelope. Great use of local produce and seasonal ingredients. The Neal did have more of an Asian influence rather than French but it worked beautifully. Wait staff was impeccable too. They even lock your bathroom door.
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