I enjoyed every aspect of my experience at Chez Nous - atmosphere, wine, service, FOOD. My boyfriend surprised me by taking me there for my birthday. It's a nice place, but is a cozy, comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere, which we really appreciated. Plus, you don't have to know anything about French food to love it.
We started with the Chevre chaud sur canape. Outstanding! The cheese was unbelievable and complimented so well with the greens in the center of the plate. The sliced French bread and homemade (out of this world) butter served throughout the meal was heavenly. We each got one of the 3-course entrees. For the appetizer course, we each had the tomato fennel soup, which was phenomenal. For our main courses, I had the grilled salmon in a garlic buerre blanc (best salmon I've ever tasted), and he had the steak option on the 3-course menu (can't remember the cut of the meat), but it literally melted in your mouth and was cooked to perfection. We shared a bottle of Cotes du Rhone Villages, which came recommended by a lovely French gentleman who from behind the bar saw us trying to choose the perfect wine for our entrees. He said this wine would go well with fish or steak, and it most certainly did. It was fantastic and was even one of the less expensive options. For the dessert course, we opted for the Profiterolles ("Two pastry puffs, filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with a warm chocolate sauce"). You may not think you have room for dessert, but after tasting it, you'd regret having skipped dessert -- perfectly sweet, yet light.
The service was stellar. Our glasses were always full and we were constantly greeted by smiling faces willing and able to answer questions, but also let you enjoy a nice conversation without ever interfering.
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect birthday dinner. It's most certainly going to be our go-to special occasion place. We only wish we could eat there more often. It is INCREDIBLE.
Thank you Chez Nous!
Pros: Delicious! Comfortable atmosphere, great service, INCREDIBLE food (every single course), no wait on a Friday night!
Cons: I can't think of any, honestly.