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chez lena

French, Contemporary
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2508 Blichman Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1010
+1 970-255-2641
11:30 - 13:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:00
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whitewater colorado
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My wife went to a friend's birthday recently. It wasn't a large group, but everyone else had had their meal, politely waited for "Betty" to be served and after 20 minutes (everyone's meal was cold) she told them not to wait any longer. When everyone had finished, Betty's meal arrived, and it was not what she ordered. What really made... More 

Thank tiburondelnorte
Sacramento, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This restaurant is an adjunct of the culinary school at Western Colorado Community college and is only open Wednesdays through Friday but- only open during the school year. Unbelievably good food, well prepared, spiced properly and plated well. This restaurant deals out meals at a level of quality that is, quite frankly, surprisingly high. Once you get past the sometimes... More 

Thank Andy B
Grand Junction, Colorado
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Chez lena is a school for cooks and wait staff. As such, they are not open all year long and they are only open for lunch. They also do not serve alcohol. So why would someone want to eat at Chez Lena. Because they have some of the best food in Grand Junction and the prices are very reasonable for... More 

Thank bassoon1
Grand Junction, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Three people in our party, we each tried something different and all were excellent. Great variety of flavors in each dish. Well prepared and so very tasty. THe students are earnest in their serving and were very attentive. I will be back and bringing friends!

Thank Maggie S
san carlos, son
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2012 via mobile

Chez Lena is Colorado Mesa University's culinary department restaurant. They specialize in gourmet lunch items to teach students advanced cooking techniques. They do a tremendous job at providing excellent food at low prices. They aren't open on Mondays or during the summer, but Tuesday through Friday during the school year is a great time to enjoy it. They ae only... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

My salmon was cooked perfectly. My wife's chicken dish was very good also. Their presentations are very professional and beautiful. I thought about whipping out my camera phone but didn't. The portions are adequate but definitely not huge. The prices are quite reasonable and currently the Buyer's Club here in Grand Junction is offering a $50 certificate to this restaurant... More 

Thank Ed J
Grand Junction, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Chez Lena is a hidden gem, known only to local foodies, college professors, and hungry college students. It is hidden away in a college building, and you need to ask for directions when you make a reservation. It features gourmet food prepared by aspiring chefs under the supervision of professional chefs. They concentrate on local sustainable produce and the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:00
11:30 - 13:00
11:30 - 13:00
11:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 Blichman Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1010
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 970-255-2641
phone 970 266 2641. Open to the public for lunch 11:30 - 1:30 Tues-Fri. Part of Western Colorado Culinary institute. The kind of hidden gem your readers would appreciate.

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