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Chez TJ

1158 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary French, French, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner only
Tuesdays - Thursdays 5:30pm - 9pm
Fridays - Saturdays 5:30pm - 9:30pm

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Phone number
(650) 964-7466
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jarad Gallagher
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Cross street
Shoreline & Castro
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Parking details
Across the street or in the three story edifice, up one block from your location.
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Public transit
CalTrain: Mountain View
Lightrail: Mountain View
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine


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What 1158 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Chez TJ was incredible! Fabulous food, fantastic service, wonderful atmosphere. Truly memorable evening!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful Valentine's experience. Thank you Chez TJ!

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This was our second visit to Chez TJ. Last time, we went for our anniversary and it was cozy, delicious, inviting, and comforting. NB They had lost their Michelin Star at this point.

Now, they have regained their Michelin Star but this time, it was stiffer, more formal, and frankly, less fun. The somm last time was so friendly and the entire staff was incredibly welcoming . The food was more 'trendy' and still pretty good.

We just wish it felt as warm and welcoming as it did last time.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I think the effort to provide creative / unusual / one-of-a-kind dishes is overdone. To have plates of multiple unique bites each with an exotic foundation, rare morsel, and complicated topping, one after the other, is too complex for a single meal. I kept wondering who the chef was competing with.

Aldiaz (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was very disappointing. Except for the caviar dish all else was rough / undistinctive. In addition, all fried items were heavy and greasy. I don’t think this. 1 Michelin star restaurant. If I had been alone I would have walked out.

The wine suggested by the sommelier was excellent.

KayRam (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was the most wonderful dining experience my partner and I have ever had. An exhilarating gastronomic journey, each presentation complete with a narrated backstory. We opted for the (non-grand) wine pairing, and without being a huge drinker myself I really had to pace myself! It was like a marathon. 3.5 hours is about correct, we arrived at 9:30 and it was the perfect time for peace and quiet. Next time, we’ll dine here in the day - so our pictures aren’t so dark! What a lovely experience.

JFar (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

There were so many delicious dishes. You are there for a few hours so you shouldn't go for a quick meal. But it is definitely worth the time commitment and it certainly did not feel like we were there so long since there were always new dishes coming out of the kitchen and friendly staff to answer any questions we had.

Potts (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Beyond expectations. The food was fantastic. Service very attentive but not too much so.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Last meal of the year!

Foodlover (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We been here many times. We like the spring and summer menu more because it’s lighter. The winter menu food is a bit more heavier, but overall very creative.

vipSiliconValleyFoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Chef Jared and Owner George Aviet were wonderful as usual!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

So amazing! An assortment of amazing small bites that filled us up. Very professional friendly and knowledgeable staff always will to answer our questions. Loved the whole experience and will definitely go back again!

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

A different yet wonderful dining experience. I love that you don't know what you are going to get as a dish. The surprises were worth it. Everything had amazing flavor and the plating was superb. The service was great as well. Even though you are there for about 3 hours, it did not feel like it because of the food and service, and of course my date.

David (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

The food is very good - but it isn 't world class. Considering the exorbitant price ($250 per person with a flight of wine) this is terrible value as you can easily get food as good for a quarter the price elsewhere.

My biggest complaint was the insufferable condescention of the pompous waiter who could hardly stop name dropping long enough to let us eat the food. This place goes out of its way to make you feel like you are privileged to be eating there, and they merely deign to serve you. This is an extremely pretentious place to eat and it doesn't appear to be ashamed of it; pity it isn't actually a good enough place to justify the attitude.

vipJonathan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

This was our first visit to Chez TJ after multiple meals at Chez Panisse, the French Laundry, and Manresa over the years. And as a confirmed foody for whom Alice Waters personally cooked my wedding meal for my first marriage back in 1977, the standard tasing menu at Chez TJ was in the same league as all three restaurants mentioned above. Every course worked, and the standard wine pairing was exceptionally matched to each course. The care and nuance in each course was unparalleled, and despite the price of the meal my wife and I felt we got our money’s worth. A truly memorable experience.