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Chinois on Main

4.8
4.8
2094 Reviews
$50 and over
Chinese
Wolfgang Puck's second restaurant opened in 1983. A unique blend of Chinese and French fusion explodes with flavors unheard of before. Imitated but yet never captured to this day this fusion of flavors keeps you craving and coming back for more. The food is served family style, creating a fun sharing experience that brings people together. The trend setting open kitchen where you can sit and eat while you watch the dance of the chefs working in unison. ***If you are interested in reserving our dining counter please make a request while making a reservation since seating is very limited***

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 392-9025

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rene Mata

  • Catering

    Chinois on Main offers off site catering complete with full bar, wait staff, and decor.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a brand new private dining room with a built in sound system and plasma TV Screen.It accommodates up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Bella Lantsman; blants6342@aol.com: (310) 392-3038

What 2,094 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time back since before the pandemic. The food as always was fantastic, the servers were great and have a good sense of humor and are very proud of their many many years working at the restaurant. Lamb Chops, Salmon with Black and Gold Noodles, Vegetable Fried Rice, and Crispy Spinach were all perfect. Then a great soufflé desert. It is a long drive for us but totally worth it.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and terrific service. We choose to eat outside, which was great, but the patio ambience could be improved. That said, the restaurant could not have been more welcoming or accommodating, and we had a lovely evening there. Again, top marks for our wonderful server; unfortunately I have forgotten her name!
  3. SD

    SteveD

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I was prepared to be disappointed, but the food was outstanding and the service was exemplary. The noise level inside on a Sunday was excruciating. Outside was much quieter.
  4. PS

    PatS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was to my expectations, excellent+++. Food and service was flawless.
  5. S

    Stacey

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    I haven’t been to Chinois in years, and the food continues to be solid, even if the menu seems to have not changed much in 10-15 years. The wait staff is pleasant and efficient. The decor and interior needs a major upgrade, and while our table was near the open kitchen, it was a little tacky to see the table next to us serving as the hub for napkins and silverware.
  6. AG

    AGBFoodie

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is superb! Chinese chicken salad is the best in town!! The Lobster, as well as the catfish are two main dishes our family always wants to order whenever we go!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Nice birthday dinner unfortunately over crowded tables outside had to move in due to weather seemed to put extra burden on kitchen
  8. OH

    OldHaole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My rating says it all. Great establishment. Very friendly staff. Awesome time.
  9. SL

    SteveL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend’s 90 birthday dinner. Her very favorite restaurant. We were treated special and as always loved the food.
  10. C

    Coach36

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess greeted us and engaged in conversation. server's were very attentative and food was excellent. A perfect evening. Thank you !
  11. EC

    ECeleste

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a lovely experience. The last time my sister and I ate at Chinois was shortly after it opened 40 years ago. Last night, the food was spectacular as it was so long ago! The service was attentive and helpful! Thank you for such a great time!!
  12. LS

    LaurieS

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was great. Very solicitous and helpful. Even Wolfgang came over to see how we were doing. Only negative was no valet parking and no easy parking anywhere.
  13. R

    Robert

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining on Main St in Santa Monica has evolved to a very European experience. Lots of people on the street having a good time. Chinois upholds its standing as the most upscale dining experience on the street. Food and service were extraordinary. Evening was capped off with a table visit from Wolfgang Puck himself.
  14. M

    Michael

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday celebration - she loves the egg noodles and the Chinese chicken salad - everything was STELLAR!
  15. R

    Rick

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still a classic. The best quality food and great service
  16. L

    Leslie

    Dallas

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything. The lobster, ribs, chicken salad, steamed vegetables, Steak, Bass. You can't go wrong with anything. Tons of fun and good drinks.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remains one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent. Staff as also superb
  19. j

    joslynl

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place To celebrate a birthday. Friendly staff, delicious food
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been there in many years and it was a bit disappointing from the last time I ate there. We ordered the rib appetizer and they were very over cooked and a bit dry. The pancake duck was also pretty plain and bland. The lobster and short ribs were however excellent as was the service.
  21. KH

    KieranH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, one of our favorite LA restaurants, food is consistently great and Victor makes the best cocktails.
  22. DM

    DMBlocker

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The consistently amazing food, service and ambiance is impressive. I rarely leave reviews, but last night’s stir fry beef was exceptional exceptional exceptional. Kudos to Bella for running the best restaurant in SaMo and to the chefs extraordinaire.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner for my wife and good friends at one of our favorite restaurants that we haven’t been to for a while. Hector was delightful and very attentive and gracious as our head waiter. All food dishes were great but prices are breath taking. Complimentary dessert for my wife was appreciated. A bit noisy but tolerable. Overall great experience and my wife signed up for another year of me so all good!
  24. SS

    StephenS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Fusion. All dishes interesting
  25. m

    marys

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great birthday dinner
  26. SC

    SoCalLady

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at Chinois never disappoints. The curry sauce on the Shanhai lobster is superb--really complements the flavor of the lobster. It's an expensive treat to dine at Chinois, but it's worth every penny.
  27. f

    finnishcustomer

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is still going very strong. It has been there for years but the quality of the food is still outstanding. Classics are there on the list and also some new dishes. For quality food the prices are moderate. It is good to see that Woilfgang Puck keeps this, his first restaurant, open.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food came out too quickly. Nothing tasted as good as it sounded on the menu. The room was old fashions and dull. The whole meal was uninspired and expensive. Definitely not the quality it used to be or the usual standard of a Wolfgang puck restaurant.
  29. JS

    JohnS

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    There is no better food anywhere in LA. Chinois i I s a wonderful experience.
  30. GV

    GiveVersed

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful. Great to Bell and her devoted staff.
  31. MO

    MO10DOG

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I've been going to Chinois for over 20 years. Its one of my favorite restaurants.I noticd some new servers who were not quite as sharp as usual. maybe they are new and still learning the ropes. The food is always outstanding.
  32. AA

    AlanA

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend this place to anyone that enjoys fine dining. The service and food are always the best in the city.
  33. UN

    UNKNOWN

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food are incredible! It is amazing that they have been doing it for over 40 years! I have grown up and am growing old enjoying these classics, but don't over look when they make changes... they are worth trying.
  34. AH

    AHarv

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chinos on Main never disappoints! The Nori tuna lobster spring rolls and Chinese chicken salad are my favorites. This restaurant is the most consistent restaurant in LA can’t wait to go back again. I highly highly recommend!
  35. j

    jwalkermobile

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in SoCal, a must go to.
  36. MS

    MSyummy

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It never disappoints.
  37. HS

    HarlanS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  38. L

    Lovetoeat

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding in service and food since they opened. It is still my favorite restaurant after all these years.Bella makes sure everything is perfect!
  39. h

    harry

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    There was virtually no chicken in the Chinese chicken salad. Have eaten it over 100 times and the chicken in it this time was like 1/2 of what it usually is ! Very disappointed.
  40. SB

    SamB

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food great. And so was the bartender. Love the oysters and soft shell crabs. Will be back. Sam

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Chinois on Main does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chinois on Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 392-9025.

Chinois on Main is rated 4.8 stars by 2094 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Chinois on Main

2709 Main Street, Hill, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rene Mata

  • Additional

    Banquet, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 392-9025

  • Catering

    Chinois on Main offers off site catering complete with full bar, wait staff, and decor.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a brand new private dining room with a built in sound system and plasma TV Screen.It accommodates up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Bella Lantsman; blants6342@aol.com: (310) 392-3038

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