Most people don't expect to identify their career path at the age of five. Jared Gallagher, Chez TJ's executive chef, is not most people. A second-generation chef, Jared started working in his father's kitchen at the age of five, and he knew he wanted to stay there. A sous chef at 19 and an executive chef by the age of 21, Chef Gallagher pursued a passion for French food by training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London, an experience he parlayed into a stint in the kitchen of acclaimed chef Michele Bras. Jared was also raised to appreciate farming, fishing, and hunting, and Chez TJ—a Michelin Guide-rated establishment—reflects his early communion with nature. Each morning, Jared walks through the restaurant's 30'x50' edible garden, combing through beds of currant tomatoes, zucchini, leeks, arugula, and other fresh produce for ingredients to use on the custom, chef-prepared menu du jour. When possible, Chez TJ also relies on local farms and markets to supply their meat and other ingredients.
Housed in an elegant Victorian home originally built in 1894, Chez TJ boasts four distinct, cozy dining rooms that can be closed off for more intimate occasions. Guests are also free to roam through the garden to enjoy the scenery or brush up on their pollination skills.
At Posh Bagels, you can get your morning boost with a coffee and bagel.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Posh Bagels will leave you happy and full.
Bring the whole family to Posh Bagels, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Posh Bagels.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Posh Bagels.
Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the restaurant does not accept reservations.
Folks tend to dress down at Posh Bagels, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
If time is of the essence, Posh Bagels' take-out option may be a better fit.
Posh Bagels prides itself in its delicious catering.
Posh Bagels' guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
Posh Bagels offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
You can load up on the snacks and treats at Posh Bagels since prices are so low.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Posh Bagels serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Stop by Le Petit Bistro in Mountain View for a quick and tasty bite to eat.
Low-fat food isn t on the menu, so diners come to Le Petit Bistro to enjoy their every bite.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Le Petit Bistro won't disappoint.
Le Petit Bistro is a great location to host a group dinner.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
The dress code at Le Petit Bistro is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
You can also grab your grub to go.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Le Petit Bistro also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Diners at Le Petit Bistro will be happy to know that free parking is always available.
Dining at Le Petit Bistro will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Francophiles will appreciate Bistro Maxine's casual approach to dining, with pretention-free lunches and carefree dinners in the flavorful form of authentic crepes, soups, salads, sandwiches, espresso drinks, cocktails, and ice cream. Those hampered by hunger will find the pièce de résistance of soft, warm crepes freshly scooped from imported griddles. Whether savory or sweet, each crepe is stuffed with a winning combination, such as goat cheese, mushrooms, and spinach ($9); banana and Nutella ($5); or the devilish blend of sautéed apples, Calvados, and rich crème fraiche known as the Normande ($7). A number of Continental potables are on hand to escort eats down dappled gullets—sip a kir royal (blackcurrant liqueur and champagne, $8) or a glass of house wine ($7), or drown sober worries with a bottle of chardonnay or Cote du Ventoux ($19).
With its epic wine list and charming interior, Bon Vivant in University South is a great spot for a date or a night out with friends.
Bon Vivant is creating great gluten-free versions of its best dishes.
Bon Vivant isn't just a restaurant, it's also a wine bar.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Bon Vivant.
At Bon Vivant, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
The patio tables outside of Bon Vivant are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Friendly pooches can come on in at Bon Vivant, which welcomes dogs as well as their owners.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Bon Vivant and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Bon Vivant.
Checks are bigger than average at the bar, so prepare your wallet.
Adventurous oenophiles, Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar is the perfect place for you to sip for your next glass of chardonnay.
Whether you prefer white or red, Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar offers the perfect wine pairing for your meal.
Private rooms make any group feel like VIP guests at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the bar for a reservation first.
Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar's moderately priced fare.