Fine French Cuisine
Amazing Wine Selection
Beautiful Banquet Facility
Le Chene French cuisine opened in September 1980 by chef owner Juan Alonso.
Through remodeling and expansions Le Chene has grown in size and customer base to become a true destination restaurant located only an hour from downtown Los Angeles and minutes from the heart of Santa Clarita.
Le Chene is located in a secluded oasis of Santa Clarita, surrounded by centennial oak trees, which is where Le Chene (The Oaks, in French) gets its name. Le Chene is truly a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The outside of Le Chene has the look of a small castle, made of river rock. Once you open the door the rock motif continues through the entrance then opens to a large bar overlooking the garden, an underground wine cellar full of mature wine and an open patio shaded by oak trees.
Le Chene Restaurant has been awarded year after year with the Best of Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator for our wine list. We are fortunate to possess an underground cellar which is ideal for the storage and aging of fine wines.
Over 32,000 bottles are resting and aging in the Le Chene Wine Cellar, just waiting to be enjoyed by our customers. Our wine list encompasses over 900 different French and California wines.
The Le Chene wine collection contains a wide variety of wines, primarily from France and California, including Bordeaux, Burgundies, Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Zinfandels, California and Oregon Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay’s, and many more. If you’re a wine lover, you’re sure to find something in our collection that you’ll truly enjoy.
Team Le Chene
Owner and Master Chef
Juan Alonso is the owner and head chef at Le Chene. He started the business in 1980 and has overseen its expansion and growth ever since.
Michel Delcros is the Maitre’ D at Le Chene. He strives to make sure all our patrons our happy!!
Love Juan and his beautiful wife.
Carol A Cleary
My birthdate is Jan 25, 1954
For an anniversary dessert, they brought us a slice of tiramisu and we had already put in our order at the time that we ordered dinner for our special dessert: A Grand Marnier soufflé￼.
The staff was very accommodating, and we wouldn’t hesitate to come back again....
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. 5 stars.
Juan is more than wonderful!
Had the Filet Mignon Au Poivre wish came with Potatoes Au Gratin and Zucchini. It was very good, perfectly cooked and the sauce was savory. Wife had an appetizer for dinner, Lobster Ravioli, which was a generous portion, and she enjoyed very much. Ordered the Chocolate Souffle early and it was beautiful and excellent, served with chocolate sauce on the side. The house further spoiled us with a White Chocolate Mousse Wedge. What a treat! Never had that before.
Naturally, a place like this it's not a budget conscious restaurant. But I can say it was worth every penny. The food was excellent.
Now for the service. We were somewhat disappointed that they had a very young waiter that wasn't familiar with the wine list and able to provide any guidance. Not that we couldn't decide on a bottle ourselves, however it's always a plus to have either a knowledgeable server or somm to get the best pairings. Other than that and maybe a little more attention to empty water glasses, he was great. Perhaps it was because we went on a not so busy Tuesday.
The ambiance is average. I'm not sure that I'd call it romantic, especially if it was uber busy.
Recommended, but for the food, mostly.
Loved the salmon and my husband loved the steak!! We'll go back soon... �
One of my favorites is still the French Onion Soup! And anything with Bearnaise Sauce...lol! Always a plethora of choices for any palette. Le Chene is worth the drive. Try it, you will like it!