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938 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1236 (Shoreline & Castro)
+1 650-964-7466
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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San Jose, CA
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 11 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 

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 7 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 

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.

Thank eic96
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194 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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.

Thank pallavi m
Sunnyvale, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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!

Thank Mark R
Los Altos, California, United States
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520 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 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.

Thank Rhett L
Montreal, Canada
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459 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

Thank Rob B
Los Gatos
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Had the Chef's Tasting Menu with the wine pairing. The food was outstanding with each course coming at a leisurely pace to allow time to chat and enjoy. The combination of flavors and textures was sumptuous. We arrived early for our 7 PM reservation and sat in the porch enjoying kir royale in the early evening breeze. The meal took... More 

Thank RichMLosGatos
Redding, Connecticut
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164 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

First....people need to know this is a $250 - $350/per person experience. Food was almost too pretty to eat! Wonderful experience if this is what you're looking for. Beautiful food....delicious....small portions...tasting menus. Lovely quant old home. I'm just not into spending this much $$ for a meal....but if you are...and want something extremely special, unique...more of an experience...this is for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
French, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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?