PF Chang's China Bistro: Happy Hour Report Card
|Chicken lettuce wraps and a Kirin at PF Chang's $3 pm - $6 pm happy hour.|
The Hours: Every day of the week, including weekends, from 3 to 6 pm.
The Details: Everything on the happy hour menu is $3 to $6 between 3 and 6 p.m. Get it? Beer, sake, wells, wine, fancy cocktails and sixteen different appetizers ranging from simple wontons to dynamite shrimp are part of the deal.
(the happy hour breakdown after the jump)
|Chang's spare ribs with a side of mustardy coleslaw, $6 during happy hour.|
|Egg rolls with mustard dipping sauce.|
The Conclusion: The decor and service at PF Chang's are always topnotch. If only the quality of the food were up to the same standards. Nothing was bad, just a little generic. It all seemed to be variations on the same salty, brown sauce. To be fair, there were thirteen other appetizers on the happy hour menu that we didn't try, some of which were neither brown nor gooey, so there may be hope yet.
The chicken lettuce wraps ($5) were crisp and refreshing, but uber-salty and oddly on the chewy side, definitely better with a higher lettuce to chicken ratio. Chang's spare ribs ($6) were a bit inconsistent, tender with a salty sweet glaze, but at times they were stringy. The coleslaw on the side was some sort of strange, mustardy concoction that was fresh and crisp but bland and a little out of place. The fried egg rolls ($3) with hot mustard sauce were surprisingly the best thing that we had, aside from the tall, cool Kirin ($3) that is.
Overall Grade: C+