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Chinois on Main
Cuisine: American, Asian, California, European, French, New American
Price Range: $$$
Chinois on Main, the second restaurant that Wolfgang Puck opened way back in 1983, has always been a perennial favorite on the Westside of Los Angeles. Located on Main Street in Santa Monica, Chinois... Read More
Chinois on Main, the second restaurant that Wolfgang Puck opened way back in 1983, has always been a perennial favorite on the Westside of Los Angeles. Located on Main Street in Santa Monica, Chinois was one of SoCal's first Asian fusion eateries, melding Chinese, Korean and Thai flavors with Puck's signature California-French tastes. Classic menu items include Shanghai lobster with curry sauce and crispy spinach, Whole Sizzling Catfish and Szechuan Beef. The famed Chinois Chicken Salad is one of Puck's truly inspired inventions, a dish that has spawned countless imitators across the Southland. But there's only one place to get the crunchy, delicious original, and that's right here, at this beautifully decorated classic spot that's just a few short blocks from the ocean.
- Santa Monica's Best Restaurants: "Go for lunch and have the Menu Chinois, a four-course meal for two chosen by the chef. It's a great deal!"
- Best for Santa Monica's Best Restaurants Because: This Santa Monica culinary institution is the original Asian Fusion restaurant in all of L.A.; 36 years later, it still is incomparable.