Inspired by the neo-bistros of Paris and the comfort of California, Chez Tex offers a rotating menu of egalitarian eats by the beach.
We strive to under-promise and over-deliver. Simplicity and authenticity are our guiding principles. Arrive early for an eclectic but palate-pleasing glass of wine; stay late for a meal that comforts your body and soul.
We invite you to join us on a journey of sensory exploration that is anchored in quality over quantity; from the ingredients we source to the technique employed. Pointed yet polished.
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Food and service were excellent! Could not speak highly enough about this little gem on Main in SM.
Great food, kind staff, calming interior.
Truffle gnocchi was fantastic. Kale was great. Cauliflower was excellent. Wine was reasonable. Service was on point. It was not crowded at all, very quiet.
This place has been open for a good while and for some odd reason seems to remain half empty. This is unfair. The food is well-prepared and very reasonably priced (for the neighborhood). The menu is short and vegetarian friendly. Everything we had was more than decent, and went well with the well-thought drinks menu. We ended with a pear and pistachio crostata that was actually better than Gjusta's! Will return.
Nice spot for couples that want to communicate
Nice service staff
Pleasant dining experience
This ia neighborhood gem. Just a few dishes -- all delicious -- and a very interested and reasonable wine list, although we brought our own ($25 corkage). We dined early and only a few tables were occupied, yet service is of the philosophy of not to bother you (so we did flag our server down a few times). But we loved the kale salad and the amazing cauliflower. Definitely a must visit for a Venice scene that is either too trendy or too tavern-y.
Great food - great space - great service- highly recommend
This is a hidden gem. Delicious food, quiet enough to have a real conversation, with a well-curated wine list. I'm surprised this lovely little spot isn't packed.
Hands down my favorite restaurant experience to date. Maybe it was just one of those nights where everything all aligned perfectly: the service + food + ambiance... did I mention service, were all top notch. We were definitely pleasantly surprise. I can't wait to become a regular!
Small restaurant, small menu, beer and wine only.
First time there and it was a pleasant surprise. We shared everything, the gnocchi which was tasty and a bit crunchy. Then we also had the open faced tomato toast, like a bruschetta which was also delicious. Service was great!
Really great food and service! Definitely recommend checking this place out.
Lovely local restaurant serving inventive and delicious Californian fare. Party of six, we ordered a comprehensive array of appetizers, entrees and desserts and shared them all. There wasn’t a weak link in the chain. The restaurant was quiet but that suited us fine. Highly recommend Chez Tex.
The effort was there, but the food was subpar. The menu was very limited. The waiter recommended the ricotta gnocchi and cauliflower. The flavors were poor, especially given the ingredients. Bland, boring. We were still hungry so we ordered the kale; same result. It was very disappointing. The service was good, the waiter was nice. The place was practically empty, it was a saturday night.
The food was absolutely fantastic, fresh, and beautifully plated. I would highly recommend Chez Tex for a date night or dinner with family and friends.
We had a healthy, tasty and delicious meal. We had 2 vegetarian meals - Cauliflower grilled and charred and a curried chick pea dish over rice. We also had the grilled Branzino whole which as fileted. Everything was fresh and we enjoyed the Brick walls and concrete floor décor.
Amazing food , reasonably priced in a cool quaint spot.
We found this restaurant a bit average. Food was fine, but not seasoned particularly well and the beef didn’t appear to be the best quality for the cut.
Excellent food. Will go again.
Host was very rude. They kept adjusting the lighting so it would get very bright then dark and it was very distracting. Will not be back.
Great place to dine in Venice if you actually want to have a conversation! Nice and quiet ambiance and food carries a mix of meditaranian with an exotic twist, lots of vegetarian choices too. Would definitely come back!
We ordered almost everything on the menu between us all and not one did! All were delish and well paired. New favorite local spot!
Went there at 7 on a Saturday and they were out of the entree we wanted, beer we ordered, and hadn’t yet made the appetizer we wanted. Apparently they ran out of the entree the night before- why they didn’t buy more, who knows! We said we would wait for the app and waitress couldn’t give a time when it would be ready and said we it could be a lot longer than 30 minutes and that she couldn’t give a time frame. Later we saw the table next to us with it- our waitress never said anything about it being ready. Overall was a disappointing, overpriced experience.
Delicious food and great staff! Would have loved more comfy seating and a bigger table...
This food is incredible! Don’t waste anymore time if you can get to this restaurant donut and enjoy the incredible menu!
The food was fantastic. The sourdough with ash salt was fabulous. I had the tuna poke which was very good. The staff were exceptionally friendly. The music was a little loud but that not worthy of complaint. Good selection of gluten-free food including a rather fine chocolate cake.
Small, intimate bar/restaurant. We had the gnocchi which were perfect little succulent pillows and the rib eye. Both excellent. Definitely recommend. Street be parking.
always so good, service is always amazing. it's one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants for sure.
Love the food, space and service. Always a favorite to return to!
We had a wonderful evening. But I do suggest that you rotate or provide another vegan dish. Many vegans eat alot of hummus and other forms of chickpeas. perhaps use other kinds of beans and vegetables and sauces. The wine was absolutely delicious and the service superb
Excellent food but we were only one of two patrons so the vibe was suuuuper quiet and low key
The food was delicious, but it took over an hour for our entrees to arrive, and we were dining at a time when only one other person was dining.
Nice place, good service, started with a beautiful cheese plate but my main course, a pork chop was extremely overdone and dry, cold, as if it had stood for a while. I mentioned it to the server but he didn’t reply - to be fair maybe he didn’t hear me; he was otherwise attentive and friendly. I had been looking forward to it, and it was served over a bean dish that was great, but what could have been a great meal was not quite there this time.
Neighborhood gem. Menu is fresh and always changing. Go here! Inventive dishes and lovely service.
Food was great! Waiter could have been more knowledgeable.
Just meh - nothing special
The food is delicious, restaurant is charming, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!
Great food, great atmosphere, great service, not pretentious. A hidden gem.