With an average of 400 to 500 patrons lunching at P.F. Chang's China Bistro at The Shops at Green Valley Ranch, this trendy restaurant is already a popular place for business people.
The upbeat restaurant is the fourth P.F. Chang's in the Las Vegas Valley and features the chain's customary imported chinese art, including statues and mural paintings. Colored glass windows and a kitchen that is visible to patrons add to the ambience.
The restaurant's cuisine includes cooking styles from many regions of China and Southeast Asia. The menu, offering various vegetarian, chicken, pork, beef and seafood dishes, runs the gamut from very mild to very spicy. The most popular menu items include Chang's Spicy Chicken entree, Chang's Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps appetizer and Chang's Chicken in Soothing Lettuce Wraps.
The Lettuce Wraps are a unique offering of either wok-seared tofu, red onions, and water chestnuts with mint and lime or spiced chicken served, both served with crisp, cold leaves of iceberg lettuce. Diners fill the lettuce cups with some of the vegetable or chicken mix and drizzle it with a sauce made table-side by the server, then fold the leaf and eat the dumpling-like treat.
For diners who are so inclined, the menu also includes a full bar including Asian beers, sake, martinis and a wine list. Also, two alternative menus are available: One is a gluten-free menu and the other is a training menu for customers who are training for an endurance event such as a race. The menus offer calorie or nutritional breakdowns on select P.F. Chang's dishes.
P.F. Chang's is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has about 100 restaurants throughout the country.