From $75 to $75
Chinois on Main
2709 Main St., Santa Monica 90405 Driving directions

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  • Asian
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outside dining available

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A destination since 1983, this local darling has been welcoming guests as old friends to dine on their cuisine, which is a tad Asian, a touch Californian and a bit French. Little seems to have changed through the decades—it is busy, loud and served by an attentive staff. The location, amid boho-chic shops, remains a boon.

This kitchen shines by way of a number of signature items, like made-to-order garlic chicken spring rolls or Cantonese duck with plum sauce. The sizzling calamari salad is deliciously seasoned with hot chili paste and presented in a wonton cup over crisp vegetables. Many dishes are served family style, so don’t hesitate to order half-portions when available. At the end, splurge on pleasing desserts like a warm chocolate fondant cake.

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