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chez lena

$$ - $$$French,
2508 Blichman Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1010
+1 970-255-2641
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“chefs” (2 reviews)
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French, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
2508 Blichman Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1010
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We have eat at other culinary school restaurants and it is exciting to be on the ground floor of fledgling chef's careers. Chez Lena is the learning lab for the Western Colorado Community College's culinary program. They do an amazing job with menu creation, front...More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My wife went to a friend's birthday recently. It wasn't a large group, but everyone else had had their meal, politely waited for "Betty" to be served and after 20 minutes (everyone's meal was cold) she told them not to wait any longer. When everyone...More

Thank tiburondelnorte
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This restaurant is an adjunct of the culinary school at Western Colorado Community college and is only open Wednesdays through Friday but- only open during the school year. Unbelievably good food, well prepared, spiced properly and plated well. This restaurant deals out meals at a...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Chez lena is a school for cooks and wait staff. As such, they are not open all year long and they are only open for lunch. They also do not serve alcohol. So why would someone want to eat at Chez Lena. Because they have...More

Thank bassoon1
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Three people in our party, we each tried something different and all were excellent. Great variety of flavors in each dish. Well prepared and so very tasty. THe students are earnest in their serving and were very attentive. I will be back and bringing friends!

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Chez Lena is Colorado Mesa University's culinary department restaurant. They specialize in gourmet lunch items to teach students advanced cooking techniques. They do a tremendous job at providing excellent food at low prices. They aren't open on Mondays or during the summer, but Tuesday through...More

2  Thank icetalker
Reviewed 1 March 2012

My salmon was cooked perfectly. My wife's chicken dish was very good also. Their presentations are very professional and beautiful. I thought about whipping out my camera phone but didn't. The portions are adequate but definitely not huge. The prices are quite reasonable and currently...More

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Chez Lena is a hidden gem, known only to local foodies, college professors, and hungry college students. It is hidden away in a college building, and you need to ask for directions when you make a reservation. It features gourmet food prepared by aspiring chefs...More

4  Thank Jess C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
French, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 Blichman Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1010
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 970-255-2641
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phone 970 266 2641. Open to the public for lunch 11:30 - 1:30 Tues-Fri. Part of Western Colorado Culinary institute. The kind of hidden gem your readers would appreciate.
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