Deserving of 2+ Stars from MichelinBeing the second time I have been to this restaurant and under a new chef, I am amazed. Not only is it as good as the first experience, it has somehow improved. Might be my #1 go to restaurant to really impress foodies in the entire SF Bay Area now. I won't name the others, but this is right up there with the best of them. It is a little too quiet and stuffy, but there are no other faults. Food, perfect. Waitstaff (stuffy) but perfect. tables, ambiance, location...all perfect.
I can't say enough about this restaurant. Even the new head chef, Jared, came to our table near the end of our meal to introduce himself. Wow.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional!Outstanding foo - from the creative amuse bouche to the delicious chocolate dessert!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been here many timesI have been here many times and was surprised to learn that there was a relatively new chef. We had the full tasting menu and most of the courses were consistently very good. However, we don't eat pork or shellfish and always let the restaurant know ahead of time. This time, rather than serving us alternative dishes (which is what has always happened in the past) we were served the same dishes on the tasting menu with the items we didn't eat simply omitted from the course. In each case, the dish just didn't taste complete and needed added salt and pepper to compensate for the missing flavors. I still love this restaurant located in a beautiful house. The sommelier was excellent! I'd definitely give the chef another try.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFar better than any otherFar better than any other restaurant in the Bay Area. All foods were cooked to perfection and well presented. Service was top-notch, neither too slow nor too fast. Hopefully this restaurant will get back a Michelin star that it lost when Christopher Kostow left. Highly recommended!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Chez TJWe went there with my wife and it was a wonderful dinner. The service was excellent. The food was extraordinary, art in your place,so much attention to details, so much imagination and creativity. Every bite was delicate, and delicious. We will come back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinning experience we'veBest dinning experience we've had! Highly recommend this place.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a gastronomic experienceI would have given the food 5 stars, except that I am not overly fond of meat that is rare. However, I did not want to send it back to the kitchen, because I know that it would have been insulting to the chef. I understand that gourmet chefs prepare meats this way and I am the oddball. I appreciated the special dessert that was added in regard to our anniversary. That was a very nice touch.
The service was very good. The ambience was okay. They gave us a room that was private and away from some large party that was quite noisy. The room's decor was not too my liking. I guess I expected beautiful hardwood floors and lighter walls. We also looked out onto driveway, but nothing can be done about that.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in Silicon ValleyGreat for a nice dinner for two - tables at the front part of the room are nicer.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Valentine's DayWe went for Valentine's Day - our tradition is to go to a different fine restaurant on V. Day. Of the last three, this may have been the best. The Diver Scallop Veloute and Rice Pudding intermezzo were true standouts, as was the rib eye.
The setting in an old house made for small rooms with few tables. This was ideal for a romantic valentine's day. The only slip up was that the wine pairing for one of the dishes came after the dish had already been cleared. A minor slip up to be sure, but annoying none the less. However, we would gladly come back another time.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, beautifulOutstanding food, beautiful presentation and impeccable service! Definitely a special occasion dining experience!2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM