Could This Be The Best Club Sandwich In The World?
So I thought I'd try the Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy's. It's more café than restaurant, with an open-plan, industrial-style kitchen, although it is open for dinner as well as lunch. Both menus are so lengthy you could starve to death before you manage to decide what you want, but it's a risk worth taking.
The bistro was barely one-third full at lunchtime on a Thursday. Not a good sign, but it didn't seem to bother the wait staff, who were charming and chatty, even offering me a 'to-go' cup for the rest of my soda when I left. Perhaps it's busier on Wednesdays, when all wine is half price all day.
At $9.95, it's not exactly cheap. But look on the bright side: at least it's not as expensive as the $200 sandwich that graced the menu at Cliveden in England a couple of years ago, a concoction so costly it landed a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
But if you really can't bring yourself to shell out that much for a solitary dish, time your visit to coincide with the upcoming Orange County Restaurant Week (22-28 February), when you can get this very sarnie as part of a $10 three-course lunch offer (a three-course dinner, with the likes of steak au poivre, will set you back $20). Now that is good value. Click here for the menu.
Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy's, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-0611, Ext. 3005