Chez Tex




Get directions | 218 Main St, Venice, CA 90291


Hours | Hours
sat-sun: 11:30am – 4:00pm
tue-sun: 5:00pm – late


Every neighborhood needs that one place. The place where you can walk in at 7pm on a Friday, actually get a table, and still eat some excellent food. If you’ve ever tried to do that in Venice though, you’ve probably had a person wearing artfully torn jean shorts laugh openly in your face. But now Venice has Chez Tex, where instead of models with a personality disorder, you’ll be greeted by normal people who’ll smile at you and get a drink in your hand immediately.
In fact, we’ve never received any attitude at Chez Tex. What we have received is excellent bistro food, useful wine advice (always accompanied by a sample), and that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you’ve been to a restaurant once, but they recognize you when you walk back in the next time. Venice might be full of tourists taking photos of donuts on Abbot Kinney, but Chez Tex isn’t here for them.




house-made foccacia
hand cut fries
seafood conserva
hamachi crudo
mango, radish, yuzu kosho, calabrian chili oil 23
ahi tuna tartare
avocado, black sesame, soy-ginger emulsion 21
zucchini fritters
za’atar, honey, crème fraîche 14
beet salad
mcgrath family farms candy striped beets, goat cheese, arugula, pistachio 17
little gem salad
‘the garden of’ farms gem lettuces, breakfast radish, nutritional yeast, shallot vinaigrette 16
roasted acorn squash
kale pesto, house-made ricotta, pistachio, honey 15
smoked mozzarella, soppressata, calabrian chili, truffle honey 15
heirloom tomato, kalamata olives, za’atar crutons, preserved meyer lemon vinaigrette 18
vegan tacos
hand-made tortillas, squash puree, fingerling potato, caramelized onion, roasted poblano pepper 15
kimchi carbonara
house-made cavatelli, grana padano, nueske’s bacon, black peppercorn 24
wild mushroom risotto
grana padano, stilton, champagne, beet greens 26
mary’s roasted half chicken
rancho gordo beans, fennel pollen 26
crispy chicken sandwich
house pickles, slaw, spicy aioli, brioche bun, hand cut fries 21
pan roasted arctic char
slow cooked aubergine, fire-roasted tomato olives, capers, 27
dry-aged ny strip steak
pasture-raised, 12oz, butternut squash puree, wild mushrooms, black truffle & red wine reduction 65
cheese plate, daily selection of 3 cheeses
charcuterie plate, daily selection of 3 meats
dark chocolate truffles

avocado toast
house-made sourdough, radish, micro greens, pickled onions 13
breakfast sandwich
cage-free over medium eggs, bacon, cheddar, spicy aioli, house-made brioche bun 14
breakfast burrito
cage-free soft scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar, caramelized onions, potato, poblano salsa 16
steak & eggs
chimichurri marinated skirt steak, eggs any way, hand-cut fries 21
tahini caesar salad
gem lettuces, cherry tomatoes, avocado, za’atar croutons, choice of protein 18
crispy chicken sandwich
house pickles, slaw, spicy aioli, house-made brioche bun 19
blueberry pancakes
salted caramel butter, lavender maple syrup 15
smoked salmon tartine
alaskan smoked salmon, house-made sourdough, cream cheese, pickled red onion, capers 15
tuna tartare
ahi tuna, avocado, sesame soy 21
cheese plate