The only downside of the evening
The only downside of the evening was the hostess who was somewhat overbearing and spoke to us as if we were children.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic food. This restaurant
Fantastic food. This restaurant continues to have great food, service and good wines. From the outside you might think it is drab but not so when you get inside!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
A new dish was the seafood
A new dish was the seafood pasta. Not regularly on the menu. Excellent assortment of seafood, tasty sauce, perfectly seasoned, and served "hot." Typically excellent service - serve was friendly, attentive, but intrusive. Suggested the dish become a regular menu item. Cost was reasonable for the delicious dish and a generous portion as well. Server's name: Lisa. The greeter/hostess: Barbara.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Christine's serves marvelously
Christine's serves marvelously prepared food that looks great and tastes great. The service is impeccable.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very impressed by the attentive
Very impressed by the attentive service and quality of each dish. This will become a new neighborhood favorite for us!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Out of this World
I had the lamb chops-they were cooked perfectly. It came with an excellent sauce, an "out of this world" eggplant moussaka that complimented the lamb chops perfectly and sauted fresh spinach. They have excellent wines by the glass...Far Niente chardonnay, my favorite and I had an excellent meritage to go with the lamb. A truly, stellar dinner.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, the food is unique
As always, the food is unique and excellent. The Szechuan seared ahi was one of the best meals I've ever had! And the service was very personable as always. Christine's is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in the LA area, while having none of the pretentiousness of most fine dining establishments.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
This is just one of those restaurants that delivers on all levels, food, service & ambiance. It has a bistro-quality to it. While the menu may not change that much they do offer a variety of interesting specials.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not Your Ordinary Lunch
While seemingly simply prepared, the menu was creative and inspired with outstanding dressings and sauces. Our experience was lunch and while not "quiet" it was easy to carry on a conversation. Hearts of romaine salad with creamy taragon was great. The South Western chicken pasta was excellent - no where near a 'typical' dish. Restaurant Christine manages to prepare and serve food that is not too exotic for anyone's taste. We're looking forward to our next trip to the area!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had lunch on a Friday. The
Had lunch on a Friday. The food and service was above average and prices reasonable for white tablecloth dinning. I had the Asian sampler platter which contains a nice selection of food, plenty to eat. My friend got the lobster salad which was also very good but not as filling. They provided a nice selection of breads with lunch.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place to celebrate a birthday
I treated my friend to lunch at Christine's for her birthday and not only had they decorated the table, but also gave her a lovely dessert. The food was delicious (as always). It is my favorite restaurant.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Mother's Day Dinner
This is mom's favorite restaurant, so we took her here for an early Mother's Day dinner. Some things came up and we ended up running a bit behind, but they adjusted our reservation last minute with no issues. As always, the experience at Restaurant Christine was wonderful. The restaurant itself is tucked away in an unassuming location, and is such a charming place. It's definitely one of those local gems that you half want to keep a secret just for yourself but half want to tell all your friends about, despite worry that it will get too popular and become a hassle for you to get a seat in the future.
In short: Great food. Charming place. Friendly service. Tasty specials that keep the menu fresh and new.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Dinner Close To Our Home
We had a special dinner early on a Friday night, May 17th, 2013. I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The warm lobster salad was very delicious. My husband really enjoyed the salmon. Service was well-timed and friendly. This restaurant is close to our home. So, it is easy access and easy parking. We consider it for a unique eating experience.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great place!
Excellent and well-priced wine list; inventive cocktails; delicious food; good service. I especially liked the mix of small and large plates. I felt this menu gave me so many attractive options-from seafood to meats to appetizers. Bravo Christine!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
As expected. Great meal
Every meal at Restaurant Christine is good. We had a nice romantic dinner
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have to say that the "Snapper" special was truly exceptional! OMG! I've never had a snapper that tasted so good and prepared this way (poached in parchment). The taste was out of this world along with the beurre blanc sauce! This was the best!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service /Good Food
The food was excellent. The service was outstanding Good place for business lunches and dinners.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cutest place for miles!
Darling little gem, quaint and laid back. The food & service was amazing. Will for sure return for dinner!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had wanted to try Christine's for a while and we finally did. We live in Huntington Beach so it is quite a drive. But, I have to say it was well worth it. We had excellent food and our server was a gem. Everyone was friendly and the food outstanding. We had lunch on the patio and that was very pleasant. We would definitely do that again. But, next time we would like to try it out for dinner. We have friends that live closer to Christine's than we do and we will invite them along. We're always looking for great places to eat. Christine's definitely filled the bill.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
CHRISTINE'S is always one
CHRISTINE'S is always one of our favorites...Staff was courtious & attentive...Food was outstanding....
I hardly recommend this place
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
secret on Hawthorne Blvd
Sadly the restaurants on the hill are big on pretense and short on food and personality. Christine is a bright, engaging exception. Always a friendly experience as well as a great meal.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The place was super romanic the host was so nice the service was great and the Food was delicious! !! Will be coming back for sure .
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
fabulous afternoon with friends
Great place to meet, eat and have a good time with friends. lunch menu is spectacular!
The Ahi BLAT is terrific!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch daily specials are so wonderful! Always love the food at Christines.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food pairings and a
Great food pairings and a perfect size playe so you could enjoy appetizers and dessert if you like too The choices are unique and delicious.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well informed waiter who's recommendations were ON THE SPOT! The food was delicious the staff was welcoming, happy and warm. We never felt rushed even after staying 3-1/2 hours.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of My Top Two Restaurants
My wife and I have been going to Restaurant Christine for about a dozen years now, especially for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries (the last time three days ago was for our 30th anniversary!). This restaurant is very reliable for great food and dinning experience. We've never had a meal that didn't blow our socks off and the staff has always been very cordial. The other favorite restaurant of ours is in Carson City, NV, believe it or not. These two restaurants will stand up against the great ones in Manhattan, New York (and we've been to plenty of them). I may not be a professional food critic, but I know great food when I taste it.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's what OpenTable had im mind
....when they said, "Let there be 'local gems'!" The food is good and so is the service. But the ambience is what makes this a great place for locals to get together or the occaisional informal business gathering.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Christine for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They had a full page of daily specials to supplement the regular menu, so there are many dishes to choose them, across a wide range of tastes. My husband ordered the lamb chops from their regular menu, though there was another version of lamb chops on the special. I ordered the Asian Trio, also from the regular menu. Both dishes were delicious. We got to try a small cup of their cauliflower soup upon being seated. (I really like it when restaurants do that.) The bread bowl was stocked with different kinds of breads and they offered to refill it. They also had many different options for appetizers, salads, and desserts. The raspberry crème brulee is spectacular!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Christine's is really great. There are the set menu items and specials during the day. Everything one orders is great. The service is excellent.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our 'go to' restaurant when we have guest or want to celebrate an occasion or
an for lunch or dinner out. Manager Claudia is extremely kind, friendly and accommodating.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful night!
The staff really added to our special event! The food was wonderful and everyone so lovely.
A great place and it has our highest recommendation for any special night you might have....or just to go out and have a truly delicious meal.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Evening out with friends.
Fabulous food, great service and recommendations by our waiter, Seth.
Prosiutto and melon salad, Halibut cheeks risotto, Far Niente white made for small plates shared as appetizers. The pork chop, lamb chops, short ribs and Kobe burger all great main courses.
Raspberry creme brulee; chocolate obsession and coffee for dessert.
No place is better on a Friday night, close to home after a long work week!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A small quaint friendly little place right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of every day life. While the entrees were excellent our biggest surprises came from the unique appetizers, salads, and the accompniments to the entrees which were unique in flavor, texture, and taste. They have an adequate wine list very reasonably priced as well. Our server was very friendly, well informed and very knowledgable relating to the menu and evening specials. What started out simply as dinner in a new restaurant for my wife and myself turned out to be a night to remeber and Restaurant Christine as a place we are sure to return to again and again.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
best pork chop
Excellent menu but the pork chop is so unique and the best we've had anywhere. The sauce is wonderful and served with the unusual combination of enchiladas and risotto
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Lunches and Dinners
If you are looking for a place with really great variety of fabulous foods, this is the place to eat at. We have gone there for dinners which were excellent. The lunch specials are marvelous. I have always been pleasantly surprised at how wonderful menu items taste. The waiter/waitress is always wonderful and attentive. One always feel so special dining here.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We spent our anniversary at Christines and it was very nice. We haven't been to this restaurant for quite some time and we were happy that it was still in business! We will most likely return, but for special occasions only for dinner and/or a date night. We plan to go for lunch one day too. :)
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second visit, brought friends.
Second visit, brought friends. Enjoyed the food and the service the first time and enjoyed it very much the second time around as well. OUr friends thought the food was wonderful as was the service and in running into them the next day, they again commented on what a wonderful dinner we had at Rest Christine. One of several dishes that was a hit was the wild mushroom salad. My husband was pleasantely surprised with the porkchope being done to perfection and moist as can be.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time and very pleased
Lunch yesterday was my first time here. Everything was excellent. Presentation was artfully done. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful. The manager, Barbara, personally came to tables and chatted with clients. And it wasn't noisy, as so many restaurants are today. It's not in my neighborhood, but I'd definitely go back again.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Place To Celebrate
This is one of our favorite local spots. The food is delicious , the service friendly and efficient and the setting comfortable.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
don't miss Christines
I always leave here "knowing" what I am going to have on my next visit. We love Christines
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two of the best dishes
Try the warm mushroom salad as a starter, and the pork chop as an entree. Have not found a restaurant yet in the South Bay that can beat or even meet Christine's pork chop. Perfect every time.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fusion of Flavors
This was our second time here, trying to use up a gift card we were given.... The first time we went, we went for dinner, and the food was amazing. The fusion of differnt flavors worked very well, and the quality of the food/presentation was excellent.... Our second time we went, it was for lunch. The food was still amazing. My husband had the Kobe Burger, and he really enjoyed it. I had the Pulled Pork with Soba Noodles. It was a fusion of East and West flavors, which was very tasty. However, the pulled pork was very filling, so I couldn't finish it. I think I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn't so filling.... It's a bit pricey, so it's nice for special occasions or a date night.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for the Monte Cristo but ended up w/tacos - the plate comes with a generous salad & 3 soft tacos - I had chicken & my friend had ahi - both delicious!!!! There wasn't a spare tabled int the room, so glad I made a reservation - it's also telling that the lunch crowd love's the food here as much as we do. The hostess, Claudia, is a breath of fresh & welcoming air and the rest of the staff are very professional. For a little town like Torrance this is a big city operation!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fan for years and recently
A fan for years and recently returned. Same great food. The Snapper was outstanding as was the beef Wellington. Although the Chef was not at the restaurant this evening there was no drop-off. Well run.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Over the Top Waiter
Food was good. Waiter was a little loud and boisterous. He had a lot of stories to thrust upon us. He opened our bottle of wine, and we never saw him again until he brought the bill. We've had better dining experiences here. Kitchen is consistent. Waitstaff could use some fine-tuning in customer service.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meals are always prepared impeccably. There are many dinner and lunch choices. Service is superb.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Christines!
Met some wine friends, had an incredible dinner with a great bottle of wine. Excellent and attentive staff. I love going here.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM