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938 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1236 (Shoreline & Castro)
+1 650-964-7466
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17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Los Altos, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive for your reservation, you are greeted very warmly, yet quietly. The atmosphere exhibits a respect for calm and quiet dining. Once seated, you are welcomed once again by your server for the evening, although there will be several servers over the evening, as it happens. There is one menu for the evening, so you won't... More 

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Thank Diana L
Sunnyvale, California
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was our 3rd time at Chez TJs. The first two were in the late 90s, prior to them receiving a Michelin star. Unfortunately it's gone from elegant fine dining to overly pretentious dining. Now extremely overpriced, $500 for two with a bottle of Chardonnay. Food was good, unique, but nothing truly out of this world/memorable. Thursday night parking in... More 

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Thank Greg P
San Jose, CA
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have eaten at Chez TJ occasionally since the 1980s! And one thing that's consistent is how great the experience is. They have 2 prix fixe menus with no options, although they will make accommodations for diet restrictions. Most recently we got the locally sourced meals with wine pairings. There is a more expensive global menu. No idea whether it... More 

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Thank CalifTravelerOne
Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went for our 20th Anniversary -- a special dinner out to celebrate quite a milestone. While the food was very good, it was extremely rich. We did the larger tasting menu, and in retrospect we both wished we'd done the smaller one. Each course paired with wine. We added caviar (well worth it!), but by the time we got... More 

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Thank sharonrichmond1
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had dinner at Chez TJ's on a weeknight with two work colleagues. The meal was remarkable: a prix fixed menu with 7-8 courses that is perfectly orchestrated with an understanding that each course is about serving complimentary flavors and textures without overwhelming a guest with too much food. The menu is derived from mostly local ingredients (100 mile radius),... More 

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Thank Emily J
Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I made a reservation through an app the publicize in their website (beeline) and when I arrived they didn't have any record of the reservation whatsoever, and couldn't accommodate me. A restaurant who cannot handle their reservations correctly, is definitely not michelin-star quality.

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Thank eic96
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196 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

So far for me, good food was always driving down to the city, because you dont have many good restaurants in South Bay. Chez TJ changes that. We went for the seasonal tasting menu. The lamb just melts in your mouth. The foie gras was off menu, but was really good. Great place, good service.

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Thank pallavi m
Sunnyvale, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A truly special evening. Wine list is perfect. A passion for food reflected in each delicious serving. From the unique take on the cheeseburger, to the Yellowfin Tuna, the duck with peach and chocolate and the Sable Breton Tart the menu was amazing. 10-14 course menus. Actually better than a Bocuse-prepared meal in Lyon years ago. Congratulations!

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Thank Mark R
Los Altos, California, United States
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574 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wow, Chez TJ's five star service, homey vibe, fantastic food, and great wine list can't be beat. Great for VIP customer dinners or romantic dinners for two. This is a do not miss for foodies to try in bay area.

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Thank Rhett L
Montreal, Canada
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496 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Reservations are highly suggested as they do not have a bar. They offer tasting menus only, which was fine with me, but you should have 2-3 hours . Located in what used to be a house, with eclectic decoration style.Outstanding service! There was maybe even too much "please, thank you, you're welcome" , probably because there are so many courses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 938 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1236
    (Shoreline & Castro)
  • Public Transportation: CalTrain: Mountain View
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-964-7466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?