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Chinois on Main

4.8
4.8
2077 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 7 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 2,077 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Westside

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. DM

    DMBlocker

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  4. 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!
  5. SS

    StephenS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    marys

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great birthday dinner
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. GV

    GiveVersed

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful. Great to Bell and her devoted staff.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. UN

    UNKNOWN

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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.
  15. AH

    AHarv

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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!
  16. j

    jwalkermobile

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

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

    MSyummy

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It never disappoints.
  18. HS

    HarlanS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  19. L

    Lovetoeat

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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!
  20. h

    harry

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 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.
  21. 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
  22. SL

    SteveL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A regular customer and fan. As good as ever.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great and some items that we ordered were good (Chinese chicken salad, Schzeuan beef and dumplings). The signature items like the duck and whole fish seemed reheated and rushed to our table.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best meal I’ve ever had, and I frequent Michelin restaurants. The oysters were lightly dusted with a powder that made them taste meaty and breaded, the uni sauce that comes with the tempura ahi was so good that I saved it to add to my own cooking, and the lobster was a creamy delicacy. And that doesn’t even get into the delicious desserts… On top of that, the service was impeccable. Anita was jovial and extremely knowledgeable, and we had a lovely chat over dinner. All of the staff at Chinois have been there for a long time and speak highly of the restaurant and its chef. Highly recommend this restaurant and will be back soon.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love chinois! Do the lobster and never look back! Ask for Anita, she’s the best server !
  26. JK

    JeffreyK

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always solid especially the Lobster Curry on fried spinach. It’s basically trapped in time as the decor is pretty much the same as it was when I use to frequent it back in the 90’s! Anita is the best waitress ever and we always request her table. For an old school night out, it’s the bomb
  27. AP

    AmandaP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best night ever. The owners, bar staff, waiters, chefs, what can I say. This was such a special night. We will be back very soon. Love you all❤️❤️❤️
  28. FB

    FranB

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always! Great service!
  29. j

    janie

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been celebrating special occasions at Chinois for many years. I've never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the service is excellent and the ambiance is lovely. I was disappointed to see that they shrunk their outdoor dining area. I'm still cautious about dining indoors in a crowded restaurant.
  30. R

    Raja5555

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good. Great food and people.
  31. S

    Steve

    Los Angeles

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been dining here for more than 20 years. Also excellent cuisine Bella has no equal Service. Always great
  32. MO

    MO10DOG

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ive been going to Chinois since they opened 35 years ago. Its been updated, new art, and upgraded menu. The food and presentation are excellent and the decor was fantastic. Our dinner was as good as its ever been. They had their old favs, plus new dishes. I'm so glad they are evolving, because Ive always loved going there
  33. AL

    ALHL

    Los Angeles

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    our second visit this month...hadn't been for may years, but went to a friend's party where Chinois catered, n d we loved it. A friend invited us an we now invited our close friends whom we see weekly, and now it's on our top notch list!!! Ya gotta go hungry, 'cause there's lots of food and it is all delicious !!
  34. JJ

    JJVL

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I’ve been enjoying Chinoise for 32 years. The food and cocktails are always excellent as is the service. What I don’t like is their unisex restrooms. It’s awful for a woman to see a urinal in the restroom.
  35. p

    peterh

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chase was the best waiter ever. The bartender, victor OMG made us feel so welcomed and was so much fun. Wish I could come back tomorrow
  36. P

    Protar

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chinois is a timeless classic. Its a destination whose unique cuisine captures first timers and veterans alike. You will not get Puck's Asian meets California flavors anywhere else.
  37. M

    Mila

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was our first time there, as we walked in, we weren’t greeted right away since the hostess’s back was turned to us and she was on her phone. We waited a bit until a server notify her to sit us. The tables were really crowded and close to each other. It didn’t feel like their description on Google being a romantic and high class vibe. We loved the appetizer. The entrees were okay. Our waitress wasn’t very attentive but we were able to ask others around if we needed something. The desserts were good. Overall, we were not very impressed and expected a little more due to the restaurant being on the high end with a bill over $300. We’ve been to other restaurants that were slightly a bit cheaper and their service and just the experience was much better than what we experienced at Chinois.
  38. LL

    LarchmontLucy

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience2
    Amazing service. Decor hadn’t changed since 1990s but that’s ok! Food felt like a midrange chain restaurant (think Houston’s). Was a fun trip down memory lane but no need to revisit.
  39. GK

    GizemK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Shangai lobster a real must try, the others are average or less
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in the West!

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 2077 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 7 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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