December 18, 2012
“Eat Chow is a funky little place with no décor to speak of, but some pretty tasty food. This is their second location. The first is their popular Costa Mesa spot, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This one is tucked away on a small street just off Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach.
The menu can best be described as American and Mexican, with a couple of other cuisines tossed in. The Mexican sauces are exceptional, very authentic and some of the best we’ve tasted. The lunch menu and the dinner menu are the same, so you’ll find lots of interesting sandwiches and salads, as well as small plates and “hot chow…”
Orange County Register
September 13, 2010
“I have a rekindled love for not-scrambled eggs — specifically any egg with a runny, golden, gooey yolk that gushes like a volcano.
While I usually eat my eggs on plates with bacon, hash brows and toast, there are times where I’ve sought out something different.
While the folks at Eat Chow in Costa Mesa aren’t reinventing the egg, they are using it to it’s full potential, serving up beautiful breakfast plates out of a modern restaurant…”
August 4, 2010
“A casual, under-the-radar spot in Costa Mesa, Eat Chow has arrived with a big gastronomical welcome. Beginning at breakfast, the eatery starts the day right with dishes like eggs with asparagus, gouda and caramelized onions, all topped with Hollandaise sauce, or “simple” fried eggs with truffle and arugula nage. It’s like your favorite diner, taken up a few notches.”
“Value, good food, and urban chic converge at Eat Chow in Costa Mesa, which provides a nice alternative to high-priced restaurants and bland chains. Owners have fashioned a current, inexpensive little spot off Newport/Costa Mesa’s main drag that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.
Eat Chow is a little hard to find—the restaurant shares space with the clothing store The Closet—but its low-key vibe is one big draw. The look is midcentury Danish, with concrete floors and wood and vinyl seating. The dining room is compact, with tables set close together for a communal feel, but a few tables are also set up outside along the sidewalk.”