Reservations

Reservations are recommended, though not required. Online reservations need to be confirmed by phone and provide local telephone number for contact. Large parties (6 or more) must be confirmed 24 hrs. in advance.  We are a small restaurant with a very short busy season.  If you do not plan to be here for your reservation, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible.  Thank you for your consideration.

Summer 2020: Outside dining only to ensure everyone’s safety.  Any reservations will be for the deck under the awning.  We also have some picnic tables in the parking lot or on the grass.  These will be reserved for parties of 5 or more if you like, call for availability.  Parties of 5 or 6 cannot fit on the deck to comply with social distancing requirements.

If we don’t have a table that you like, or a time that you like available, due to the extremely limited amount of seating available, let us know if you would like a meal prepared To-Go!  Always delicious, and we’d be happy to make a menu or arrange a special pick up time if needed.  Thanks so much for your understanding and helping us to accommodate everyone during this challenging time!

Online Reservations

We use yelp/seatme.com, a safe, secure online reservation system for a table at our bistro in Lee, MA!

If you prefer, call (413) 243-6397 with reservations or any changes to existing reservations. Email rachel@cheznousbistro.com with any questions.

Hours

Though we always open at 5 pm* for dinner, we have very seasonal hours:

Summer 2020: closed Monday, open Tues-Sunday, 4:30-8                          Friday & Saturday 4:30-8:30

  • end of April, May, June, September, October, November, and December we are open 5 nights/week: Tuesday – Saturday
  • July, August we are open 6 nights/week, Tuesday-Sunday
  • January and February, beginning of March we are open 4 nights/week: Wednesday – Saturday.

Dress Code

Don’t let the French name fool you: We are a casual restaurant, suitable for a special occasion or just a bite when you don’t feel like cooking. All are welcome!

Food

Franck and his staff preparing food in the kitchen, photography by Greg Nesbit

Franck and his staff preparing food in the kitchen

Classic and Modern French Bistro Cuisine made in-house by Chef/Owner Franck Tessier and his staff. All desserts made in-house by Rachel Portnoy, Pastry Chef/Owner.

Vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options are always available. No special children’s menu—though we see many children enjoying mussels and escargot here…

Wine

Award-winning list of French and “New World” selections, as well as a full bar. It’s against Massachusetts law to bring your own wine to an establishment licensed such as ours is. You can, however, take home any left-over wine in your bottle in a Wine Doggy Bag.

Wheelchairs

Though the restaurant is accessible by wheel chair via our ramp in the front, it’s an old building and the bathrooms may have limited accessibility to larger chairs.

Parking

Though our parking lot is too small to accommodate everyone on a busy night, Lee is a really easy place to park! On the street parking in either direction and on any side street is unlimited and free.

Forms of Payment

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, local checks, and Traveler’s Checks

Private Dining

See our Private Dining page for more information on intimate private dining occasions in our upstairs, private dining room.