Thanks to my forgotten passport, I had a chance eat dinner at P.F. Chang’s last week in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.
This restaurant is the latest addition to the Priority Pass portfolio at LAX, which makes up for the recent elimination of two other restaurants. Your Priority Pass membership entitles you to $30 in restaurant credit per-person. Check with your card-issuer for how many guests you are allowed, but it generally two for most credit card affiliated programs.
You’ll find the restaurant on the Mezzanine Level of the Villaraigosa Pavilion, past security.
I arrived around 6:20PM and the restaurant was crowded, though I had no wait for a seat. When I left around 7:00PM, there was quite a wait to be seated, even though the patio area seating remained empty. Part of the restaurant is an un-manned bar area, where you can take your drink and sit down, but without full service.
I have never been a fan of the food at P.F. Chang’s but my brother was recently raving about the pepper steak, so I ordered that with brown rice. It arrived almost immediately and was actually very good, though the dish was far too salty. In case you are interested, here is the full menu (.pdf). I only ate about half the plate: it was a very American-sized portion.
After the meal I ordered a cappuccino, but was told he milk frother was broken. The waiter offered me an espresso instead. I asked him if the espresso is good and he admitted that it was just a Keurig capsule. I thanked him and declined the coffee.
Since I only spent about $22 of my $30, I could have just walked away. But please, please, please: take care of your waiter or waitress. Like other Priority Pass restaurants, if you want to leave a tip on your credit card ask to be charged $0.01 and then you can leave a tip.
I would never actually pay for a meal at P.F. Chang’s. Even so, my dinner wasn’t bad at all. This is a great addition to the Priority Pass family at LAX.