Gourmet chinese? You bet! P.F. Chang's China Bistro takes chinese cooking to a new level. From the moment you enter, passing through the gigantic concrete horses, you notice this isn't the place made just for take-out. They specialize in creations from the various regions of China, Hunan, Shanghai, Canton, Swechwan and Mongolia. Each meal being cooked to order using fresh vegetables and a wide array of noodles, provides a selection of menu items like no other. If you're into spice try Chang's Spicy Chicken (their version of General Chu's) or my favorite, Beef A La Swechwan. Crisp jullienne carrots, celery and green onions mixed with twice cooked beef in a spicy swechwan sauce. Meals are served family style so everyone at the table can enjoy. Each meal is served with your choice of steamed brown or steamed white rice.
They do offer luncheons specials and some unusual appetizers like shrimp dumplings with a ginger chili soy sauce. Two traditional soups are on the menu, Hot & Sour Soup and Wonton Soup. They also offer some salads and vegetable side dishes. And they have a full bar with a nice selection of wines.
The atmosphere is light and airy with an inspirational mural which is a recreation of a typical mid-12th century narrative screen painting. The service is excellent. Never have to ask to refill your water glass either. Food prices are bit higher than you expect to pay for chinese but then again they're going for that unique dining experience.