Scoring a romantic table in the heart of Silicon Valley can be challenging. You’re more likely to run into a recently minted dot-com millionaire than to find a dinner table with the charm and intimacy we associate with a “most romantic table.” But Chez TJ in Mountain View proffers two such tables. Tables 42 and 43 perch by windows in what was the sitting room of the Victorian Chez TJ calls home. The 1894 house provides much of the restaurant’s charm, as you dine in one of four quaint and tastefully elegant spaces in the home. And both tables give patrons the kind of quiet, private dining experience that makes an evening intimate. Chez TJ’s contemporary French cuisine is considered some of the best in the Silicon Valley—consistently earning the restaurant Michelin stars for its modern, farm-to-table menu. Diners may choose from dishes such as Wild King Salmon with fiddlehead fern, English peas and sauerkraut, or All Natural Pasture-Raised Beef Tenderloin, served with a variety of fresh vegetables from Chez TJ’s garden. If you’re proposing following your company’s IPO, or if it just takes you a while to express your romantic thoughts, consider splurging on the 3-hour, 12–14 course Chef’s Tasting Menu.
Tables 42 & 43