WHY IT’S GREAT:
Chef Jon Blackford’s unexpected pairings–Spicy Yellowfin Tuna with Crispy Eggplant and Chili Aioli; Short Rib Grilled Cheese with Swiss, Cheddar on Brioche–make dining at this sophisticated hot spot a refined adventure. The dining room hosts an unpretentious atmosphere with over the top accommodating service.
WHAT TO ORDER:
Prime Short Rib; Flatbread with Portabello, Taleggio, Arugula, Truffle and Parmigiano; Butterscotch Pudding with Dark caramel, Salt Roasted Peanuts Whipped Cream and a Butterscotch Shortbread Cookie
Formerly named The Arches, you can still view the menu from the 1920’s next to the hostess stand.
3334 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663, (949) 650-6505, arestaurantnb.com