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Chinois on Main is a restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif. In 1983, when the doors opened, Wolfgang Puck created Chinois cuisine with the fusion of Asian dishes and California s fresh, accessible products, combined with French culinary techniques. With interior design by Barbara Lazaroff, Chinois colorful interior and open kitchen has helped Chinois stay in business for over 20 years. Featuring Chinois classics and seasonal specialties, the inspiring menu by Chef Luis Diaz is served family style in an atmosphere that invites the sharing and tasting of a variety of exciting flavors. Chinois also features a bar, an internationally diverse wine list and a private dining room for special events. The restaurant is open for dinner every night and open for lunch Wednesday through Friday. The restaurant is owned by Wolfgang Puck and serves mongolian lamb with cilantro mint vinaigrette.
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Phone: (310) 396-5102

Phone: (310) 392-3037

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I've been going to this place for special occasions over the past couple of decades and have always been totally pleased with the food and service. I'd not been for several years and went for a birthday celebration. We were so very disappointed. The signature lobster dish was just ok and had only four very small pieces of lobster that were not particularly tasty. For the price, it was just crazy. We also had a scallo... view more

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Wow, this place has seriously gone downhill. I would write a review of the Library Alehouse just down the street in a more favorable manner than this now old, and defunct joint. If you're over 60 years old maybe you'd still like coming here. In fact, maybe that's the specific old money crowd they're after at this place. Can you say too much salt? Ew. That's all I can say about even the most tried and true dishes that... view more

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Foodie from NYC
Go with 4 or more

We really liked this place, mostly because the food was very tasty and there was a lot of it. In fact, we should have brought more people, because we couldn't finish it all. Let's call the place sophisticated casual, sophisticated food, casual room. Solid service and value. Worth checking out.

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AWFUL the biggest let down

This restaurant came very highly recommended and my girlfriend and I were very very excited to try it on date night. Unfortunately from the beginning this was an awful experience that made us wish for a hinano burger. We go out often and try new restaurants all the time. The evening began with coming in to the most awful layout of a restaurant I have ever seen. We were seated in the middle facing the bar/waiters stat... view more

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Great food, great service!

Very nice, relaxed atmosphere. Food was a little pricey, but well worth it. Our server, Lisa, was exceptional nd on top of everything, from the menu to our wine need. She made our experience worth going back for!

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OK food, overpriced, PLASTIC WINE GLASSES - just go to P.F. Chang

I took a friend here about 2 weeks ago, and was underwhelmed to say the least. The food was good, but not worth the price. We had the pineapple glazed quail, which was excellent, and the salmon, which was dry and tasteless. The fried asparagus was just ok, as was the fried rice. The service was average - I've had better and I've had worse at restaurants of this caliber. For two people with entrees, one glass of wine ... view more

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Exspensive average food

My wife and I were anticipating an extraordinary meal for our lunch and one of Mr. Puck's eateries and were let down, maybe our expectations were to high. I had anticipated eating at one LA's great restraunts all week long as we were winding down our vacation in the LA area. We chose Wolfgang's place based on name only. We had the fried soft shell crab and sichuan grilled beef dish. The soft shell crab looked and tas... view more

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Wow ! Everytime!

So everyone has different levels of expectations. I will be the first to say that when i go out to eat, i want to be wowed. Weather i am at Urth cafe, Chaya, or Chinois on Main, I want my food to be awesome! I understand that when you are at a nice restaurant you want everything to be perfect, truth is, servers have bad days too, just like I do. Everytime i go to Chinois, everything is amazing. Yeah it is loud, yeah ... view more

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Being a Wolfgang Puck owned restaurant you would think the food would be high quality. Not at Chinois! I have been to many restaurants owned by WGP and all have exceeded my expectations! \r My Husband and I went to Chinois one Thurs night as a spare of the moment decision. We were seated immediately which was great and I must admit the actual restaurant has a great atmosphere. The server was pleasant and seemed to kn... view more

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Superb food and service. The atomsphere is pleasant and the tables are close to one another so you may get the opportunity to know your neighbors! The catfish is not to be missed. The vegetarian dishes are tantilizing to your taste buds!!! Not to be missed!!!

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2709 Main StSanta MonicaCA 90405

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