Le Chene French Cuisine

Our Story

Fine French Cuisine

Serving some of the best French cuisine in the entire Los Angeles area!
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Amazing Wine Selection

The most extensive wine collection in all of Southern California!

Beautiful Banquet Facility

An amazing setting for weddings, anniversaries, corporate events and parties of all sizes!

Impeccable Service

We strive to give each and every one of our patrons an experience that they will remember fondly!

Our Story

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.

 

The Water Wheel at Le Chene

Fine Wines

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

Juan Alonso

Juan Alonso

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

Michel Delcros

Maitre' D

Michel Delcros is the Maitre’ D at Le Chene. He strives to make sure all our patrons our happy!!

Claudia Alonso

Claudia Alonso

Facebook Reviews

Sharpo
Sharpo
15:31 03 Dec 22
Absolutely the greatest venue! Incredible mouthwatering cuisine, the most extensive wine list in southern California, warm hospitality. A joy!
Le Chene is a wondeful restaurant with delicious food. I highly recommend it. The owner Juan is always on top of everything and you will often see him visiting each table to ensure all is well.
Yarom Limor
Yarom Limor
03:58 29 May 22
great food and service . great wine list
Angelica Robins
Angelica Robins
17:44 24 Apr 22
Food is amazing and scenery
Ryan Parsons
Ryan Parsons
23:21 19 Feb 22
Great French cuisine close to home.
Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien
01:36 30 Dec 21
We go to LeChene at least once a year with our family. The variety of food options is vast. They grow and raise their own food. This family owned restaurant has been a favorite of mine since the 90’s. I will keep eating here, as long as they’re here or I’m able.
Stephen Johnson
Stephen Johnson
05:10 15 Nov 21
Great food & great quality.
Engel Canlobo
Engel Canlobo
00:49 08 Nov 21
Great food, cozy atmosphere and wonderful service
Gloria Maez-Erickson
Gloria Maez-Erickson
14:00 20 Aug 21
Fantastic food and ambiance! The service was great too and they really make you feel special when you are celebrating a special occasion!
Letty Cortez
Letty Cortez
05:13 15 Aug 21
Very nice place to dinner and relax 🥰
Tommy Rinear
Tommy Rinear
05:49 30 Jul 21
One of my favo(u)rite movies of all time is Duel, released on 13 November 1971. In July of 2021, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the movie, I did a “Duel road trip”, visiting several of the sites from the tunnel to the railroad 🛤 racks and from the “Snake-o-Rama” to “Chuck’s Cafe” now of course, LeChene.

Juan Alonso, the owner of this gem of a restaurant welcomed me with open arms, showing me old still photos from the restaurant scenes to the original locations from the counter to the pool table

My wife and I will be dining at LeChene in a couple of weeks. I’ll show her part of the road trip I took and hoping to stay at the small motel a stones throw from the restaurant.

Cannot wait to introduce Kris to Juan and, of course an amazing meal. 2112% recommendation to dine at this “bucket lister” restaurant.

Cheers 🥂

Tommy
Brett Fox
Brett Fox
13:25 25 Jul 21
Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and wonderful service!
Carol Remen Snipper
Carol Remen Snipper
13:16 20 Jun 21
Our go-to special occasion dining...never disappoints !
Chrystyna Standrytchuk
Chrystyna Standrytchuk
22:30 13 Jun 21
Escargot...the menu,friendly atmosphere and relaxed accommodations...❤️
Isabel Chacon Estrada
Isabel Chacon Estrada
05:25 07 Jun 21
We received our food in a timely manner. The Filet Mignon Au Poivre was cooked very well as I requested and was very juicy and tasty. Mash potatoes and zucchini were seasoned perfectly. The salad was very fresh. My husband and my son loved their meals as well. I highly recommend Le Chene if you want a perfectly cooked steak as requested.
Tina Garside
Tina Garside
02:16 23 May 21
Always amazing! Never disappoints!
Mark Dora Greenen
Mark Dora Greenen
15:56 05 May 21
Delicious! Awesome service! love the red wine Juan's Red. Still one of my favorite restaurants.
Bryant Kotchea
Bryant Kotchea
03:52 30 Apr 21
Had a lovely evening here and the elk here was amazing. Wine was perfect! Bryan was my server and he was so kind to me. I will be back here again, hungry for more.
sincerely Bryant.
5/5
Debi Frishman
Debi Frishman
22:46 23 Apr 21
The most romantic restaurant in Santa Clarita. We have been dining here for many years. Decided to get married in their garden. Every single guest said it was the best food they had ever had. Keep in mind that most are “foodies” internationally.
Love Juan and his beautiful wife.
Grant Moore
Grant Moore
16:20 18 Apr 21
Juan and his staff were amazing! The waiters and bus boys were always there when we needed them. And the food was outstanding!
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