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Chez TJ

938 Villa St. (Castro St.) Send to Phone
650-964-7466 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Housed in an 1894 Victorian, Chez TJ offers multi-course menus of French-California cuisine.
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4.5 rating over 4 reviews

Chez TJ Restaurant Review

: Inside the Mountain View Victorian building built in 1894, roomy tables adorned with hand-blown glass fill Chez TJ’s formal dining room. Three frequently changing tasting menus with optional wine pairings are offered. Each is distinctive and satisfying, but as the prices rise, so does the complexity of the dishes. Hope for a chance to try the lobster sashimi with watermelon consommé. Entrées appeal similarly to the sophisticated palate with dishes such as crispy veal sweetbreads paired with potato gnocchi and smoked bacon emulsion. The restaurant also offers a straightforward onion soup with veal consommé and Gruyère crouton. Desserts, from warm chocolate cake with vanilla-poached pear to a thyme panna cotta, are sure to provide the requisite finale. The wine list traverses the globe from France and Germany to Oregon and California. Service is polished but not intrusive, making this a special occasion destination. Note: Joey Elenterio departed in November, 2012, leaving the kitchen in transition.

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