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ARC Food & Libations

3321 Hyland Ave., Ste. F (Sunflower Ave.) Send to Phone
949-500-5561
A roaring open flame, elevated contemporary cuisine and killer cocktails create an exciting culinary anchor to a hip Costa Mesa complex.
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ARC Food & Libations Restaurant Review

: This compact venue adorned with dark woods, black banquettes, and a long bar festooned with epicurean literature brings a sleek-looking dining option to the relentlessly cool OC Mix retail complex. The sight lines are drawn to the open flame that dominates the visible kitchen, where executive chef Noah Blom and his culinary team put together a menu of simply prepared contemporary dishes. The fire plays a big role in the creation of simply named entrées like calamari, beets, duck and pig, which are accented with fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables and artisanal ingredients with natural, organic flavors that are not masked by sauces or creams. It also plays a part in the creation of a few “covert” bites, like an enormous hamburger that may or may not be available at any given time, depending on who you ask. ARC makes up for its lack of dessert options by featuring a bar program equipped with tasty handcrafted drinks highlighted by the smoke- and coffee bean-infused "cigarettes and coffee."

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