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938 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1236 (Shoreline & Castro)
+1 650-964-7466
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
190 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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507 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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446 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 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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148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

1 Thank elmjr525
San Francisco, California
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147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We had the grand tasting menu which was about 11 courses. Many of the courses were very small bite sized although there were some (Ranch Antelope, and Pacific Halibut) which were more like 5 bites. All courses were well presented and they were very accommodating on allergies with good substitutions. The pace was not rushed but give yourself 3 hours... More 

1 Thank Samosababa
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The restaurant has been around the area for a long time, I think the quality of the food has greatly deteriorated after they changed the style of the food-- from tradition French food to modern French. Apart from that, I have to point out that after the cold treatment from the staff and the average food, 3 out of 4... More 

1 Thank Oenbb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Parking Available, 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?