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About Chinois on Main

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***

2709 Main Street
Hill
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(310) 392-9025

Website:
http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3654

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

Executive Chef:
Rene Mata

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

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 6:00PM - 10:30PM

Mon 6:00PM - 6:45PM 7:45PM - 10:30PM

Tue 6:00PM - 10:30PM

Wed - Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 7:45PM - 10:30PM

Chinois on Main Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.3

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89% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 4 days ago

Every time we come we are amazed at the taste and quality of the food.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was so-so for a Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Asian food can taste better!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always great service and food with a staff that is helpful and professional.
Even on a Monday night a great ambiance and mood.


Santa Monica gem.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of the best restaurants in la definitely underrateded

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a great restaurant (both food and service are outstanding) and it’s both a relaxing and elegant stop for lunch. Come in denim, come in jeans, all will enjoy the excellent food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was close to outstanding.

Superb service. A real experience, as ever. Hard to beat.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

After fifty years of patronage, still consider this a exceptional place to celebrate a special occasion So despite living 80 miles away, we chose Chinois to celebrate our 60 wedding anniversary, and weren't disappointed. Food as always fantastic, service attentive without being imposing, and the atmosphere lively. Truly a memorable experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Fabulous food..curry lobster and duck fried rice an absolute winner. Service very attentive. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Chinios has become a classic. I've been going there since it opened and brought some out of town guests. Service was top notch, the food delicious and even though this group had various food restrictions, the chefs were able to accommodate us and we all shared.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and wine. Excellent service. A great experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This place is always perfect. Always.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food. Loved every bite of our meal. Would definitely return again when in area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food
We go back every year
Definitely worth making the effort to get here

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

never disappoints ... we've been coming since it opened 35 years ago

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful food - moderately priced - excellent and very friendly service. Entertained guests from out of town who were very pleased/

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed Chinois (again), and this time for the dineLA menu. We had a great time and very delicious food. Thanks to all!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Delightful dishes and great ambiance , front lady and waiters were excellent and very attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food is the best in the city in my opinion. The staff is excellent and remember you even if you dine there 3x a year!
They are all friendly and helpful. We did not eat off the dine LA menu but that was very inexpensive and suggest that is a great way to get hooked on this restaurant .

It is great for business or personal , in fact I am making reservations for Valentines Day!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Chinois on Main has been a wonderful mainstay for a long time.
And WE LOVE the LA dine week specials.
I do have to say that this time, however, we were a little disappointed with the menu. We went for what we thought was our favorite whole deep friend fish and when the dish arrived it was a small piece of sea bass in what seemed more like a Mexican/ Spanish sauce with capers. This was totally wrong and did not go with the rest of the meal. We felt as if suddenly there was something very wrong with the menu, as we love the California meets Asian cuisine. We couldn't help wondering if there was a Mexican chef who snuck this in...truly out of pace and enough to almost make us wonder if we'll do this again next time.
Otherwise, the meals were great and we were glad to have ordered the Mongolian Beef...totally YUM!
Desert, too sweet and not to our liking, but in general we're not really desert people anyway.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love Chinois. The food is exceptional. The service is wonderful. My only complaint is that it is extremely loud. We are fine with the exuberance of a terrific restaurant, but it was hard to hear each other and we were at a tiny table! I would still recommend it for all the other reasons!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great table and seated on time. Used dineLA menu. Could not have had a better meal. The Chinese chicken salad was generous and delicious. Ordered the pork chop which should be on the menu all the time. Two breaded chops over sautéed cabbage with a drizzle of sauce to die for. So generous we had half the meal for lunch the next day along with a Chinese chicken salad I ordered to go at the end of the meal. Added the duck fried rice. Had the lemon desert and my husband had the chocolate cake. Neither one of us shared. A good bottle of Merlot at $55.00 rounded out a great evening. Can’t wait to return.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Not the Chinoise I remember. They have let the restaurant get worn looking. Even the cheap place mats were worn out. Our bus boy didn't seem to know what was going on on, but our waiter was fine and pleasant. The food there were offering for restaurant week was just so so.
Sorry.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Most of b our group hadn't been there in years. Now we all remember why thus place is iconic. The food is incredible. The Chinois salad a legend. I had the sea bass; it was perfectly cooked and amazing. Thr decor is the same as 20 years ago, brigjt and festive. I highly recommend coming here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Very nice meal. Started with the Chinese Chicken Salad. It was a teense overdressed, but full of flavor. Next came Crispy Sea Bass with Rice and Tomato, Caper and Onion Sauce. Finished with Chocolate Lava Cake with a purple-hued ice cream. The staff is very kind.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was good, no refill on water. Server was great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

My friend wanted to come here for Dine LA. She had been in the past and remembered it as being one of the best known restaurants on the Westside. Unfortunately, the only part of the meal that impressed us was an item that was NOT on the Dine LA menu, which was the lobster eggrolls. Needless to say, we were a bit let down after anticipating a better foodie experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I had not been to Chinois on Main in over 20 years and it was good as I remembered. The waitress was very helpful and her recommendations were spot on. The food was amazing, my son is still talking about the Szechuan beef and the curry lobster.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was DineLA restaurant week, so some of the service errors are acceptable as most of the patrons needed a lot of hand-holding. That said, the service was way below normal for Chinois. Our appetizers came out at different times, same with the main courses. Water not filled unless asked. Really poor. That said, the food was excellent as always. The DineLA menu was good, but we added sides to get full. Overall, we had a slightly frustrating but wonderful time. If you haven't been, go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Staff was very attentive and service good. Food was good as always. We ate a massive amount of food and the price was much lower than any of us expected.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My favorite restaurant. First stop when in Santa Moni

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Consistently delicious over the years. You can't beat the wonderful curried oysters, the amazing Shanghai lobster dish, that crispy spinach and the grilled Szechuan beef for the perfect meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good but not as good as I remember it to be. The chicken salad which we always order was a bit bland and we couldn't taste the lobster in the lobster egg rolls. When we mentioned this to the waiter who was extremely nice, he said we should have sent it back but, alas, too late.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was the worst dining experience I have ever had...the food was inedible and the waiters were rude

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very noisy. So busy that the waiter forgot to take our order. After that was taken care of the food came out with regularity and it tasted really good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We returned after a magical dining experience 25 years ago and were disappointed. We actually had a great time because of the people we were with. The food was uneven. The Calamari salad was delicious but my wife had the gluten free option which was tasteless. The BBQ ribs were judged by all as the weakest. The famous Fried Catfish was liked by half and found not good by the other two. The Scallops were very good. The desserts were best - three creme Brûlées, and a sorbet. Overall, we found the atmosphere a bit like a visit to an old folks home, mixed with some plastic surgery mistakes. Service so-so. Value for money it was not.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always consistently extraordinary and special. Years of care and superb food keep getting even better. Thank you.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 18, 2017

EXCELLENT ! Have not been there for 32 years !!! Still AMAZING !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My wife and I had a fantastic dinner Saturday evening. Delicious duck crepes to start, followed by the swordfish special that was unbelievable of which we shared along with half orders of the vegetarian rice and the haricot beans in black bean sauce. Everything was great. The dining room was beautifully decorated in a festive holiday spirit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Chinois on Main is a Wolfgang Puck original that never disappoints. The food is consistently fantastic, bursting with flavors, and the staff is exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We always have the best time at Chinois! The staff are marvelous to us and it is always like 'coming home.'

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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