Chinois on Main Coupons and Deals
One Chinois martini per person One appetizer per person One main dish and two sides to share (served family-style) One dessert per person
In 1983, a groundbreaking Asian fusion eatery opened in Santa Monica, serving one of the best Chinese chicken salads in the country—by that guy from Spago. Thirty years later, Wolfgang Puck’s family-style version of Far Eastern fare with a French-California twist is still packed on any given night. Your eye immediately gravitates towards the giant copper updraft hood over the open-air kitchen—one of the first in town—then to the buzzing dining room, where your table might just be parked next to a giant crane bird made with cloisonné. Front of house manager Bella has been onboard since the doors opened, and her warm, infectious personality is clearly a draw. She dotes on locals as if they’re in her own home, while serving signature martinis with pear vodka and St. Germaine, or the giant lobster entrée that has been featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.”
Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with this Groupon. $6 for $12 Worth of Late-Night Small Plates From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, the bar and patio menu dishes up meatloaf sliders with aged cheddar and house-made potato chips ($6), sweet-potato fries with apricot chutney ($5), and curried-chicken satay with a soy-mint sauce and cilantro ($6).