This pan-Asian cafe is a convenient place to stop in before a movie or a stroll around Market Common. The menu provides plenty of room to determine how many bites you take – from small appetizers to a three or four course dinner. Open from 11am to 10pm every day of the week.
Obviously American palettes are different than Asian palettes, and P.F. Chang’s caters to this difference with an extensive array of options. The menu is divided into sections by courses (starters, salads, soups), proteins (chicken, beef and pork, seafood), types (noodles, meins, rice), along with separate kids, vegetarian, and gluten-free offerings. House specialties dot the menu and many spicy dishes are available, or not, depending on your tastes. And as taste is key in the culinary world, if you’ve ever had anything you enjoyed that was even vaguely Asian or Chinese, you’re likely to find something similar here.
Depending on when you go, why you’re going, and where you choose to sit, you might encounter a loud, bustling restaurant, a quiet and well-appointed bar, or a relaxing outdoor patio. If bustling is your thing, make a reservation during peak dinner hours (typically 6 – 8:30) since there is typically a wait during these times. The patio can be a more relaxing experience during the warmer months for those who enjoy less noise and fresh air with their meals. And Chang’s stays open until 10p.m., which makes the bar a nice place to chat after the seven o’clock feature at the Grand 14 theatre.