I like Chez Nous because it is "honest" food reflecting a long-standing tradition of French cooking...simple, not pretentious. Austin used to have others like it before the influx of the school-trained "chefs" who now dominate... i.e, the Belgian Restaurant on Bee Caves, La Costa Vasca (great Spanish food without attitude), and so on.
Are there any other places like Chez Nous that I'm missing? Good food, no attitude, where the chef learned the trade in situ as opposed to the CIA or elsewhere? Please, Vespaio sure doesn't count.
I need to take some folks to dinner and Chez Nous has been our annual spot, but I'd like to go somewhere else this year for the annual post -Carnaval repast... Was thinking of Tam's Deli, but the atmosphere is a tad lacking! The food is perfect though! Likewise my fave Asia Cafe, but this is a special dinner....