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Restaurant Christine
Restaurant Christine

Restaurant Christine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantchristine.com
  • Phone: (310) 373-1952
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday from 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pan-Asian, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Christine Brown
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information, please contact Christine at (310) 373-8285 ext. 3
  • Private Party Facilities: For parties of 10 or more, please call the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Claudia (310) 373-8285 x4
  • Special Events & Promotions: must reserve with a credit card

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Via Valmonte
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Restaurant Christine
Nestled in the foothills of Palos Verdes, Restaurant Christine is an intimate bistro resplendent in rich Tuscan hues. The cozy multilevel dining room is complemented by a garden patio leading to the aptly named private dining room “The Room Next Door.” Classically trained at the renowned Culinary Institute of America, Chef Christine Brown has created a unique style by infusing cuisines experienced while traveling throughout Europe with the wonderful flavors of the Pacific Rim. She also hosts cooking classes, wine dinners and operates a full catering department. We look forward to seeing you soon! Check out our website for the full menu http://www.restaurantchristine.com/Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Diner Reviews
  • "Eating at Restaurant Christine is always a pleasure. They know how to make a restaurant work. The food is consistently superior. They continually refresh the menu with seasonal selections that encourage a regular to step away from the trusted favorites. The service is timely, professional and friendly. This is a restaurant we continually return to."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "although it was 85 outside, the covered and fanned patio felt like 72, perfect."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The South Bay has limited dining options so even the best places would not meet most foodie minimums. Christine's is the clear exception. From the welcome soup sampler through to the desserts, Christine's is excellent and she has been doing it consistently for years.Go for the small plates to get to know the variety of styles/tastes that Christine has up her sleeve. The Sea Scallop Dynamite roll was delicious and the lobster chile relleno is always one of my favorites. Even on busy weekend nights, the servers are timely and very nice but never seem rushed or overwhelmed. When the restaurant is packed, the noise level can get a bit high (try a spot on the patio if you are looking for a little quieter dining)."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "As always, the menu is interesting. Even the regular menu is creative and delicious. Staff is very friendly and service is good."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Restaurant Christine, manages to provide attentive service and great food without the snobbery or up tight waiters. The wine list is not too long but with a nice selection. The seafood is particularly good."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great little restaurant in Palos Verdes. A wide variety of menu options, good service and a cozy atmosphere. The portions are quite large and they don't skimp on quality."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We ordered a dish that had a lot of dairy products in the sauce. They were very accommodating and created a new sauce for us that was amazing."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "They added a little extra table dressing for our 40th anniversary. The salads were much larger than we expected and tasted great. I ordered scallops and they were cooked to perfection....moist and tender. They gave us a complimentary dessert of caramel bread pudding and it was a nice touch and also delicious. It was a very enjoyable evening and we will go again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Service was slow. After being seated right away our waiter seemed to have too many tables or was easily distracted. Long time before answering questions and taking our order. Food was okay. Temp sort of neutral. Neither cold or hot. Tempura ahi soggy and heavily breaded. My friend's kir royale was warm."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Never fails whatever I order is delicious! Service is solid and I will return"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • " We had a nice visit with great service. Enjoyed the quiet time to chat with a friend."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This restaurant is consistent in what it serves. The food is fabulous always. If there are dietary restrictions, they accommodate people. Everyone is so friendly. Service is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The warm lobster salad is so amazing for me and my husband loves the bouillabaisse - I'm gluten free too and find them very accommodating. Yum!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Have not been here for a few months and delighted to find they have changed their menu. Not that the old items were bad but that I always enjoy seeing what new has been added. This was no exception. The Ahi 3 ways was wonderful And while a little more expensive than the other appetizers well worth the price! Beautiful plate and a perfect start The copper river salmon was percertly cooked. Not a dry bite , and delicious. As always the service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It's alway a pleasure to bring business associates to Restaurant Christine. I know that the service will be excellent and the menu selections will appeal to everyone. From the white tablecloths to the beautiful food presentation, dining at Christine's is an upscale experience, yet comfortable with its casual-chic decor. I also recommend their catering. They did a superb job handling a work-related event for 100+ people and even created a special menu that complimented the theme of our event. Claudia and staff are top-notch professionals - a joy to work with! It is truly an asset in our community to have such a consistently excellent restaurant to entertain or just enjoy a quiet meal with family."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Dining at Restaurant Christine"s was delightful. We had been at a function that ran unexpectedly long, so we revised our reservation time twice. The restaurant accommodated us graciously, seating us in the requested area. The service was excellent and unhurried, as was the food. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great food and service. Flavours were spot on and the portions weren't small. Loved it."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed a lovely lunch with a wonderful friend. Looking forward to our next lunch together."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I knew they decorate the table with streamers for birthdays but when I told her it was a retirement lunch out came the blue & yellow streamers (which matched our gift bag!). Also a complimentary apple cobbler dessert - so sweet (pun intended). Crayfish tower, Asian sampler plates & stir fry - we were stuffed. Glasses of prosecco for all made it a delightful albeit bitter sweet celebration. I know I can always rely on Restaurant Christine to provide the perfect ambience for any occasion. Thanks all!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My group of four was seated right next to the front door, it was noisy with people walking in and the phone ringing. I ordered the halibut, it was the worst fish I have ever eaten. I may have tried two bits of it. The man at the next table ordered the halibut and returned it. I should of done the same thing but I'm not the type of person to return food. My husband thought his short ribs was ok and that's why I gave the food 2 stars. I was hoping to like this restaurant but I don't think we'll be coming back. Outdoor area looked cute. Service fair"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great food selection, a bit expensive but worth it. Streamers on the table were a nice festive touch. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I used to love the food here, but they are not as good as they were. They used to be gourmet but now they just don't execute the basics. We had a salmon salad and the salmon was overcooked and dry. Their ice cream was mediocre... sweet but lacking a pronounced vanilla flavor. The hangar steak was tough. In general, they are lacking delicacy to their recipes (based on a limited number of visits to the restaurant). "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I have been going to Christine's for many years now for lunch, dinner and special occasions. It is always wonderful and I have never had a bad experience. They have a great wine selection and the food is always top of the line. If you go to Restaurant Christine you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We eat our often. We are after a wide variety of selection and interesting choices. Often we are disappointed. Here, the menu was incredibly diverse and I was looking forward to returning before we even ordered, provided the food quality and presentation were great. We were not disappointed. Each dish was unique and interesting and the preparation was fantastic. They focus on the food, a nice change from the loud and trendy new places where food can be great, but the noise level and snooty staff can make the experience mixed. I look forward to returning. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Relaxing atmosphere. The staff is always friendly. Food is always fresh & delicious. Presentation is wonderful. I love to try new things each time I dine and have never been disappointed. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "This restaurant is marvelous. The food is fabulous. Lunch has neat choices. Best to make reservations to insure getting seated right away."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This is our go to spot when we want to be assured of a great meal. Never an off night."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "If everybody knew how good the food and the service is, I will never be able to get a reservation."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service somewhat hurried, food quality not impressive, quantity less than generous"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have eaten at Restaurant Christine numerous times and never been disappointed with my meal. Chef Christine daily menu's are all different and very creative."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is a cute little restaurant but it seems really expensive for just a little neighborhood spot. The cob salad for lunch was good and the warm lobster salad was nice but expensive. Good thing I went there on expense account, I probably will not return on my own dime."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We recently discovered Christine's and just shared our find with friends. The pork chop I had on our first visit was wonderful, tasty and juicy. The prosciutto wrapped filet medallions I had our second visit was a bit disappointing. The steak has a sauce that seemed pointless and made me wonder why it was there. The filet was tender, but more medium and not medium rare. My dining partners enjoyed their meals and had no complaints, a seafood combo special and a salmon dish. Our recent visit was on a Saturday night, the restaurant was very full which may explain the following. The service was acceptable, but not inspiring. The waitress seemed distracted and not entirely attentive. The noise level was loud, making conversation difficult."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is absolutely wonderful! I love their thematic lunches each day. No matter what one orders, everything is marvelous."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I really like the restaurant. They were a little busier than usual and the service was slower than usual. Food is always excellent."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Excellent food beautifully presented. Attentive, friendly staff. Good parking."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The lamb chops (I think they were an item on the special, not regular, dinner menu) were outstanding. We drank 3 bottles of wine with the $10 each corkage I thought was very reasonable. Others had the Kobi beef burger which was overdone and not so great. Same for the pork chop which Christine's claims to be known for as it was just mediocre. Salad was very good. Not a noisy place, so that is a plus. Would definitely revisit."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "While the ambiance is a little tired and could use some updating, the food was simply superb. Service was quite good too. The prices are moderately expensive, but fair for the quality. Highly recommend for foodies."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went there for Valentine's Day (night) dinner - we were seated quickly and the service proceeded perfectly! Great ambiance! The duck confit appetizer was incredible! We kidded that we wanted to cancel the entree and get four more! Our entrees were excellent and portion sizes just right. My cheese platter for desset was amazing. The recommended "Treana" red wine was a stunningly good pick for us. We both enjoyed our entire romantic dinner. FIVE STARS! We now have a new "favorite restaurant!" Ray and Donna"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent, service could be improved. There was a feeling of being rushed a bit."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This restaurant has special days for each weekday. I went on Taco Tuesday. The Mexican special taco for the day was fabulous. The blend of flavors is perfect. I love the red cabbage in the tacos also. It s fabulous having ruff age accompanying the tacos. Service is always fabulous."
    Dined on 2/4/2014