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Fabulous as always!
Dinner was outstanding.
Service was impeccable.
Chinese cuisine French style or French cuisine Chinese style? Perhaps the most creative, and delicious fusion menu I have experienced. This is not the usual Chinese restaurant or French restaurant. This is unique and spectacular...delicious...hard to pick just one or two items. Fortunately they service generous portions family style. Plenty to go around. Shortribs! Amazing. Fell off the bone. No knife needed. Duck...cooked to perfection with crisp skin and just about all fat rendered. Is that a touch I ginger I tasted? I like fried rice but have never had duck fried rice which was a virtual explosion of flavors. Crabcakes with a prawn on top. It would be hard to single out a favorite and that's a good thing. My only disappointment was that by the time the dessert menu came around I had no room left for another bite. And the desserts looked wonderful. I have been to Chinois many times over the years and the quality of the food and preparation has never faltered. I would be remiss if I failed to mention the wonderful wait staff. The dining room is very well staffed in numbers and as a result there is a lot of personal attention without being intrusive.
We were looking for the right venue for a night out with friends. Chinois has a round table which is perfect for a party of six. It’s always the best for conversation. The food was absolutely amazing. I had always wanted to try the sizzling catfish. This was the perfect amount and it was incredible. The chicken salad was especially delicious that night as well as the Szechuan pancakes. It’s always the perfect vibe. Highly recommend this restaurant and always appreciate the knowledgeable and welcoming staff. Jason at the door always sets the right tone.
I had never been to Chinois on Main before and was taking my best friend for her birthday. I was so impressed that even before we got there, I was called to be reminded of my reservation. When we arrived we were greeted by Jason as well as our waiter, and both men were so gracious as well as attentive. My friend and I were thrilled with our food choices and there is more than enough to share plates. Everything we ordered was fresh and the best thing I think on the menu is the crispy spinach. I would come back again and again. Of course, since it was my friend's birthday, the highlight of the evening was the surprise dessert they brought us. That was totally unexpected and really delicious. Thank you Wolfgang for creating such a wonderful experience.
This restaurant is far away from my residence. Of late, Inonlyntomto meet someone who lives closer. However, he food was exemplary the last time that I intend To take friends equally distant from Santa Monica to experience a memorable gustatory and fun experience. chinoisnis quite different form other Puck undertaking in decor and menu. It remains an underaporediated star in hisndirmament.
Chinois continues to be one of the best restaurants around. The food and non-assuming yet totally attentive service are second to none. Dress as you wish. Be somebody. Or, be just a plain soul there for the first time and you'll be given the same great food and wonderful service. Whenever in LA treat yourself to this fabulous dining experience.
We loved our dinner - especially the Calamari and shrimp salad.
And the waiters were great and lots of fun! We can't wait to come back.
Good and service was very accommodating
Though I usually gravitate to new and trendy, I love Chinois, which has been the same for 30 years. The food is just delicious ! The chicken salad, crab cakes, Szechuan beef, lobster, whole catfish. Fabulous ! Fantastic service. Great desserts
Chinois was and has always been amazing. Great food. Great staff. Jason and Bella are lovely people as are everyone else who works there. Been getting my chinois fix everytime we have the craving for over 30 years now!
Food was as good as I remember. The whole catfish just wonderful. Mu shu pork very creative. Would go back soon.
Food very good. Service had an off night. Valet parking understaffed and slow. Server friendly but inattentive. Had to ask twice for second menu after one of us came in before the other (waiting for valet) and got only one menu, and had to ask for second set of chopsticks. Server brought wrong bottle of wine (not what we'd ordered), and it took quite a while for right bottle to come. With wine not at table, had to ask twice to get glasses refilled.
crowded, noisy, overpriced. Chinois on Main has not changed with the times. The menu hasn't changed in 15 years, and I'd wager the clientele is exactly the same. The food was just so-so, and not worth the price. The only saving grace was a reasonably good wine list. Other options in the area that would be a better choice for less money.
Wonderful first visit to Chinois on Main! We went for lunch and ordered the sizzling catfish, yummy veggie stir fried rice and the chocolate cake desert. The service was amazing. Informative, attentive and friendly but not stuffy. Lovely window wall with orchids growing outside and a skylight. Very pretty space. Critically, I would say the desert was a bit underwhelming, it looked beautiful but it was not very chocolatey. It's not a cheap meal so be prepared for that, but I'd definitely recommend it!
Every time we come we are amazed at the taste and quality of the food.
amazing food! Great place. Be ready to open your wallet for this excellent dining experience
Food was so-so for a Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Asian food can taste better!
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.
One of the best restaurants in la definitely underrateded
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.
Food was close to outstanding.
Superb service. A real experience, as ever. Hard to beat.
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.
Fabulous food..curry lobster and duck fried rice an absolute winner. Service very attentive. Can't wait to go back.
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.
Great food and wine. Excellent service. A great experience.
This place is always perfect. Always.
Excellent food. Loved every bite of our meal. Would definitely return again when in area.
We go back every year
Definitely worth making the effort to get here
never disappoints ... we've been coming since it opened 35 years ago
Wonderful food - moderately priced - excellent and very friendly service. Entertained guests from out of town who were very pleased/
We enjoyed Chinois (again), and this time for the dineLA menu. We had a great time and very delicious food. Thanks to all!
Delightful dishes and great ambiance , front lady and waiters were excellent and very attentive.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Food was good, no refill on water. Server was great!