Chinois on Main
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
The food was good, the service was terrible, although they did try and make up for the bad service with a free dessert. We were unfortunately sitting next to a very loud group of people and not the restaurant’s fault; Food was excellent
Every single thing on the menu was amazing. Service was super and we felt really cared for. Outdoor setup is great. All in, this was a tremendous experience. My kids, usually looking for chicken fingers, devoured all of the food, which is a great sign!
Food, service and accommodations were all on point 100%. The pandemic has not affected the quality of service or deliciousness of the food! Worth every dollar!
38 plus years still same bravo 👏
Amazing as always! Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Energetic, fun and pretty
Food and service are both excellent. Chinese chicken salad and short ribs are the best.
Chinois is an old family favorite. The food is still excellent as is the service. We would have preferred the dining room, but the sidewalk was fine. We will be back, because it never disappoints.
Classic restaurant and have kept some of the long standing dishes. Still outdoors for now but was a nice evening. Hope to be back indoors soon to enhance the experience.
We have been dining there for over 30 years. Has always been and still is fabulous even in its modified version.
food and service was great, drinks overpriced i did not get my points with open table
Hands down best Chinese on the west side
Really enjoyed the lobster appetizer, chicken salad, sea bass, as well as the desserts. Restaurant had a very good wine list! Had a Sancerre that was very nice with the spicy food, as well as a Pinot Noir from a Sonoma Coast boutique winery. There was Pandemic seating on the street, which was kind of loud, but food and wine was worth the nuisance.
My favorite restaurant in Los Angeles area. Chinois chicken salad, a classic and always hits the spot. Duck fried rice with Shanghai lobster. All my go to dishes and I'll keep coming back!
Still the best in Santa Monica, CA!!!
We have been dining at Chinois for over 30 years. It’s always been fantastic. That’s why we continue to return.
Amazing food and service. We can’t wait to go back and try more dishes. Egg Noodles with vegetables, mushrooms, crispy spinach, egg rolls, Szechuan Beef, and warm chocolate fondant all delicious!
Never disappoints. Always worth our appreciation and applause.
Delicious food. We love the lobster and the stir fried mushrooms. A great taste treat!
Amazing food and cocktail selections! Wonderful flavour combinations; great service!
The soup was suppose to be catfish, shrimp and scallops. Turned out it was 85% calamari which I don't like unless it is fried. I had already had the calamari salad as an appetizer which was excellent. The soup didn't have much flavor. I would never order again.
Delicious, unique food. And the outside space was charming and well-distanced
It could not have been a better, more delicious, more delightful evening.
We always love Chinos on Main, but we ate outside. After getting over that, it was the typical excellent dining experience we’ve come to love. Waitstaff was superb and attentive. Cuisine is unparalleled and the attention to detail makes every subtle flavor so yummy. Cant wait to get back in the dining room.
Their outdoor set up is well-spaced. The ambiance is "ok". The service and food are excellent as always and the noise level is waaay down because it is all outside. We loved that ! It gets a little breezy in the late afternoon, but it dies down at sunset.
Been there many times.It is always excellent.
We have dined here for years and it just keeps getting better. Even with Covid, the kitchen is on its game and the staff makes serving outside look effortless. Bella, the manager, is so gracious and welcoming. The tables and chairs are cleaned between guests, the guests are spaced and the staff all wear masks and shields. It is so refreshing to have an excellent meal outside in our city.
Not crazy about sitting in the street on chilly night, which is why ambiance is less than perfect. The foot is exceptional and we loved the adventure away from home. Thanks!
Used to consider this place one of my favorites. Had not been there for a while. Quality of the food was definitely poor. We were 4 people. Spent $600. Definitely not worth it. Hopefully chinois will go back to what it used to be.
The service and food are exceptional here!!!
Perfectly delicious as always! Ahi tuna tempura, shanghai lobster the best! Bella and staff are wonderful!
Since we have Covid outdoor seating, the tables are on the sidewalk and in the street. However the service was excellent
The food as always sensational and Bella who has run the restaurant for Wolfgang Puck for 20 years, has a fine tuned fabulous staff and kitchen
especially appreciated now after a year of basic lockdown
Everything was just fabulous
So what if you're basically dining out on the street at the moment...it's the same great food and attentive service, but the staff have a lot further to travel, so tip generously, folks!
The food was wonderful. The service was terrible. We waited for forever for our order to be taken. It took 30 minutes to get our check. For such an expensive restaurant there should be tablecloths on the table.
As always the food was amazing the service is impeccable and the desserts delicious and one of the best restaurants in all of Los Angeles for many many many years!
always a great place for a nice dinner and celebration of birthday
From the hello as we walked in we felt welcomed. The food was exquisite and with this challenging time of eating outside they made a great dining atmosphere. Thank you
Once our server came over (Joel) he was exceptional. It was a very windy evening and they did their best to accommodate us with a table close to the buildings. The food was great. They even brought us a delicious dessert on the house for my husband's birthday. I will definitely go back as there are many more items on the menu I would like to try.
Outdoor dining was lovely
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 1991 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.