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“Best Anniversary in Years”
Review of Chez Nous

Chez Nous
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Ranked #3 of 301 Restaurants in Humble
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$80
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Staitti
Keller, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Anniversary in Years”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We always have problems getting reservations for our anniversary because it is February 11th and when Valentine's in on a weekday, we can never get a table. I found Chez Nous by googling most romantic places in Houston. When I saw it was Zagat rated, I figured I couldn't go wrong. Not only did I not go wrong, it was amazing. We did the Chef's meal which can only be done on weekends after 8pm. We also had the French wine choices. The meal was 5 coarses with glass of wine with each course. We started with an amazing salad with goat cheese, then a scallop appetiser, next a turine of duck and veal pate, a filet mignon with amazing bean accent and then finishing with a white chocolate souffle. Dinner took a very relaxing 2 hours, the service was amazing, we never felt rushed, and we enjoyed every bite of the meal. I will absolutely be making this a restaraunt of choice!

  • Visited February 2012
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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515 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Was our favorite restaurant in all of Houston...”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

...and it pains me to say this as Chez Nous has been excellent for the past 20 plus years.
Prix fixe at $75 a person for a special event; the food was close to tasteless although presented so beautifully.
There were four of us and it "our treat " for the special outing. Our guests said they "enjoyed Chez Nous" for the first time. We did not want to say differently as we wanted their experience to be perfect. Once home, we both looked at each other and said how bad dinner had actually been.
From the bisque to the tenderloin - not good. The meat was lacking flavor entirely!
My husband's fish was "only okay" as was his first course.
Dessert was good - not up to the Chez Nous standard of the past decades, but had flavor; again presentation was spot on as alway always.
Service - we had to chase our waiter down for our check...and then it sat there for over 20 minutes before we chased him down again to pay. He was attentive at first though. Service has always been exceptional in the past - don't know how it could spiral down.
Bottom line - for just over $400, this was the rock bottom for this charming restaurant.
Our once favorite spot missed this meal entirely - and we paid royally for it.
Will not go back as it is a rather expensive "mistake" if it happened again.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Alexa8776
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

The service was outstanding, the wine list superb, and the food excellent.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Gorezo
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Houston
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fancy French Cuisine”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Delicious Coq au Vin. Other dishes also very good. Prices are getting a little too steep for my purse.

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Thank SaleswhzTX
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Houston, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Chez Nous... Chez qui.”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Chez Nous lacks a certain... How do you say... "I don't know what."

We recently ordered from the prix fixe menu, which isn't a bad deal at $35 for a 3 course meal" or $45 including 2 glasses of pretty decent wine. The uninspired prix fixe selections are limited to non-premium dishes like beef bourginon and salmon with risotto. The ravioli starter was more like a wanton, and the flavors weren't bold by any means. The salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly, with good caramelization on the outside, while retaining flavorful moistness on the inside. The bread pudding dessert was moist and flavorful.

The atmosphere is a bit tired - the restaurant is a converted house, which lends some character, but the overall effect is of an aging beauty beginning to show the years.

Inexplicably and inexcusably for a restaurant trying to serve fine food, Chez Nous has a sizable smoking room, into and out of which the staff frequently move. Every time the door to the smoking room opens, patrons seated near the door get a significant blast of smoke. It's unappetizing at best, so request a table far from the smoking room.

As far as "fine dining" goes, Chez Nous is certainly better than you would expect to find in Humble, Texas, but it doesn't really compare to more original, exciting takes on fine dining you will experience elsewhere in Houston.

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