The Bluffs Shopping Center has opened at the corner of MacArthur and Bison, providing casual dining and convenient services to those who live and work in Newport Beach.
Pei Wei (pronounced pay way) was among the first of the restaurants to open. Owned by P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Pei Wei is a casual, quick restaurant offering fresh made-to-order Asian food. Guests order at the counter, pick up their drinks, and are soon brought their food, which is served hot from the wok to the table.
The menu, featuring the cuisines of Asia, is designed to allow guests to choose the style of entrée and their choice of beef, chicken, shrimp, scallops, vegetables or tofu. The modestly priced menu includes classic Chinese favorites and such specialties as Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls, a blend of shredded chicken, butter lettuce, rice noodles, mint, carrot, peanuts, and lime, rolled in rice paper; Spicy Korean, a mix of long beans, carrots, mushrooms, and onion tossed in sauce of Korean hot pepper paste, garlic and soy; and Blazing Noodles, the restaurant’s spiciest dish with noodles, carrots, snap peas, tomatoes, scallions, and basil stir-fried in a spicy soy and hot pepper sauce.
Other casual restaurants that have opened include Baja Fresh, which is not only known for its flavorful and fresh Mexican food, but also its high quality and convenience. Quiznos has also opened, offering an alternative to traditional fast food with its signature submarine sandwiches made with toasted artisan breads.
Another dining option, to be found at The Bluffs is Daphne’s Greek Café, with great tasting Greek food at reasonable prices. Daphne’s offers traditional appetizers, a variety of salads, and combo plates, among other choices. PastaBravo has also opened, offering a full menu of pastas, gourmet pizzas, salads and pasta salads made from authentic homemade recipes, served in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
The Bluffs also has convenient services such as Star Nails & Spa. Celebrity Cleaners and T-Mobile will be opening soon.
The Bluffs Shopping Center, owned by The Irvine Company and managed by Madison Marquette Retail Services, is located at the corner of MacArthur and Bison in Newport Beach. The entrance is off Bison. For more information on the center, call (949) 790-9723 or visit www.ShopIrvineCompany.com.