Austin >Food & Dining > P.F. Chang's
201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.263651 -97.741787
Sunday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM
a good experience – First, it's obviously very Americanized, which was what we expected going in. The vodka martini was very well made, and I enjoyed a plum wine they had; the Chendu (spelling?) spiced lamb was very tasty as were the spring rolls, and as someone mentioned before, the banana spring rolls were also very good. We went late at night so the service wasn't rushed, I'm betting there's a long wait and you might feel rushed if you went at a popular time. Really, it's expensive compared to most Asian restaurants I think but compared to many other upscale restaurants I thought it was well worth the money. The odd thing was having a football game on the TV screen on the wall as you are eating your food; again reminding you that you are not in Beijing if you didn't already know. The most annoying thing I suppose was paying a valet service $7 to park your car as I didn't seem to find adequate parking nearby. I'm pretty sure we'll be back as this was an enjoyable evening.
over priced, under sauced – I went in for lunch on a thursday. I generally will order something I'm familar with the first time I try a new restuarant so ordered the kung pow chicken. The rice is very good. The chicken came with zero sauce. You mix your sauce with the ingredients (mustard, soy, chili paste) they bring you. Most of us are used to getting a nice brown garlicy sauce in the dish so this was different. The sauce you mix at the table just isn't flavorfull enough and really does little to help the dish. At $11.50 I think it over priced for what you get. (chicken and rice, thats it) $2 iced tea and after tip (service was good) I spent $20. My waitress did bring an ice tea to go for me.
I may try again but be a little more inquisitive as to what to expect in the dish I consider.
Not authentic chinese ! – i went there ONCE, the food there have too much msg and too salty. For those whose think that they have good food, all i can say is u guys havent try to REAL chinese food. But i Admit that it a classy place.
Good for those new to Chinese food. – PF Chang's is a stepping stone for those new to Chinese cuisine, and a tasty stepping stone if I may add. Orange Peel Beef combines unique flavors (imagine spicy oranges). For dessert, the Banana Spring Rolls combine six banana egg rolls with coconut pineapple icecream drizzled with caramel and vanilla sauces.
My thoughts... – Having been there several times, mostly on Thursday and Friday during Happy Hour. I found there to, of course, be a little bit of a wait (30 minutes) which is standard in Austin for these days. The atmosphere is cool so this has never really bothered me, but if 30 minute waits aren't for you while drinking on something from the bar then you can stop reading now.
Once seated the service was great and my waiter(ress) always seems to provide a good amount of recommendations on meals. (I recommend the lettuce wraps for appetizers by the way). General thoughts are; good spacing on the tables, good quality food at fair prices, and thanks to the dim lighting and lively atmosphere it made for a fun dinner.
Not a bad way to start the weekend.
WOW – I've always heard that PF Changs was a great restaurant but very overpriced. When we received a gift certificate we went but were very reluctant. The wait was a little longer than expected for a weeknight but was it ever worth it. I received the best service EVER of any restaurant I've ever been to. The food was great, very large portions the restaurant was very clean and the waitstaff worked as a team which is something rare in resturants these dyas. WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE all together.
My Experience Less Than Stellar – Although at first glance this appears to be high-class and amazing, I was left with a sour taste in my mouth--and it wasn't the sweet-n-sour I had eaten either.
The time I went, the waitstaff was snotty and conceited. Once I ordered (sweet-n-sour chicken), my waitress almost demanded that I "choose something else" because "you can get S-n-S at *any* Chinese restaurant." After I refused (I had been craving it all week long), she pouted and sniffed and replied, "Well, next time think about broadening your horizons and stepping out of your comfort zone."
It took all I had not to get up and leave right then. I'm apprehensive to go back just because of that incident.
The food was pretty good, a little overpriced but I guess you pay for the atmosphere.
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