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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

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (9)
Fun (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (5)
Spicy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 12, 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 9, 2018

My favorite restaurant. First stop when in Santa Moni

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 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 31, 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 30, 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 28, 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 24, 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 19, 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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·Dined on December 19, 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 16, 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 16, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous food. Place needs a slight face lift, but still nice. Excellent wait staff. Surprised out how few diners there were, although there was a big party in the private room next door.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were seated promptly for our reserved time.
Our server came over quickly and asked about beverages.
He was attentive though out the meal checking frequently.

We placed our order and received our meals in adequate time.
The food was delicious and freshly cooked.

The ambiance here is a little stark and cold, however,
the quality of the food makes up for that.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Jason and his crew always do an amazing job!!!! Hands down our favorite restaurant!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Hidden gem in Santa Monica

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very noisy. Oven baked spinach was greasy and flavorless. Green beans with garlic sauce was delicious. The rest of the food was mediocre. Our waiter and overall service was excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Chinois continues to deliver on great food, an excellent staff, some of whom have been there for 30+ years and great ambiance! Bravo to Wolf and all.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Chinois has been on Main for quite a few years now, and it never disappoints. When I am in the mood for a great crispy duck and fried spinach, I make a bee line to Chinois. This night they also had lobster egg rolls as a special appetizer and they were quite tasty!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was great the lobster curry was fire, scallops were cooked perfect the pad Thai was so so at best. But overall food was great service was top notch!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Have been going here for 20 years, usually for special occasions. Food is always fantastic. Never disappointed. Service always attentive and knowledgeable. Always ask for John as our waiter. He’s the best.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Chinese Chicken Salad is literally the best one there is in the world! Yes, that's hyperbole, but it's deserved. You will cray it's so good. The Schezuapn Beef was astoundingly good too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Love this restaurant. Lobster and crispy spinach is great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was very good, service was ok and the place was dated. The service could have been better. I spoke the the manager on the way our and he could have been nicer. The desserts were fabulous!! The very best chocolate cake I think I've ever had and I'm picky. Overall I'd go again and this was my 6th maybe 7th visit. I like that it is fairly casual.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Calamari and Tuna appetizers were excellent. For our main course, we had the short rib and side of duck fried rice. Very good and large portions. We will be returning, with friends so we can try more dishes!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food but pricey. The waiter recommended way more food than we could eat so we treated a homeless person in Santa Monica to some excellent Asian fusion. Lots of fun but not as elegant as itemembered.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent and creative offerings. Great for sharing and exploring the menu. Attentive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Huge portions and delicious food. My only regret was leaving so much food on the table when we left!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love Wolfgang Puck’s Asian fusion food. Great dining experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Everything about this place was fantastic. The waiter was so attentive as well as the rest of the wait staff. Food was all fabulous! And not the run of the mill menu. We were given both an appetizer and desert for no reason! That made it even more special but even without those I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The short rib special was amazing and we can always count on great food and great service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was delicious! It just took FOREVER for food to come out. It seemed like all of the tables around us were brought food continually. Maybe they just forgot us or something.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our waiter, Lisa, was outstanding as were all aspects of the service. The fried whole catfish and fried rice couldn’t have been better! The appetizers were good but not at the same level as the main courses. Would strongly recommend.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Best Chinese chicken salad on earth. Nice menu with good wine selection. Our waitress was wonderful.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love it always when I need a special place Chicois never disappoints

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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