I'm looking to take my husband somewhere we've never been (and also not too far from our home in Venice as we're going away early the next morning) for his birthday. Somehow, we've never made it to Chinois in our five years living in the area. A quick search finds Chinois recommended as part of general lists of favorites or nice dinner recs, but I don't find much in the way of recent detailed write-ups. It's expensive, so I'd like to know if it gets some solid recommendations (or not).
Also, if two of us went, would we be better off ordering several appetizers in order to get a better sampling or are there must-have entrees?