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ARC Restaurant

3321 Hyland Ave., Ste. F Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Costa Mesa | 949-500-5561

Location Description:

Noah Blom worked for Daniel Boulud in New York, opened restaurants for Laurent Tourendel’s empire, and did a pair of concepts in San Francisco. But ARC seems to be a stripped-down-to-the-essentials reboot of his career. It is an eatery that, despite the meaningless “oven-to-table” blurbs on its website and marketing material, is actually a place serving upmarket camping food such as pork and beans and pouring stiff, old-timey cocktails with whole hunks of ice. But the prices are reasonable, with nothing costing more than $15, and the commitment it makes by cooking with only firewood for fuel is admirable, even if it sounds unnecessarily gimmicky.

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  • Cuisine(s): American
  • Hours: Daily 11am-11pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Parking: Free, Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards

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