Signature Kitchen at Macy's
3333 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-3333
 
Cross Streets: Bear Street
Parking:  Mall Garage parking
Cuisine: New American Cuisine
Services: Takeout
 
Three celebrity chefs have joined forces to launch a fast and casual eatery in the Macy’s Home Store at South Coast Plaza. The most familiar face is local rock-star Nancy Silverton, until recently the owner of La Brea Bakery. Her sandwiches, Panini and salads are one-third of the joint venture. Marc Burger is the creation of Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the Swedish-Ethiopian mastermind behind New York’s Restaurant Aquavit and Riingo.

Samuelsson’s interpretation of the burger begins with fresh (never-been-frozen) meat. It’s artfully seasoned, and garnished with old-fashioned pickles from his Swedish grandmother’s recipe. The fries get their distinctive flavor from Berbere, an Ethiopian spice made with smoked paprika, smoked chili, ginger, garlic and cardamom.

Cat Cora presents a global-fusion barbecue menu that you piece together yourself. The first step is to choose whether you want your meal as a platter, salad or wrap. Then choose your ’cue: Pulled pork, brisket, shrimp, chicken or a mozzarella and veggie combo. Cora’s take on barbecued beans taps her Greek heritage, blending chickpeas, pinto and red kidney beans with a smoked cinnamon seasoning. Instead of the standard hunk of cornbread, Cora serves dainty and kid-friendly cornbread madeleines in two flavor combinations, cheddar scallion and blue corn jalapeño. The sauce bar drips with international flair thanks to Mediterranean fennel, Asian hoisin, Green Gaucho and other foreign and domestic manifestations.


Don’t let the massive parking structures keep you away. There’s a small and manageable lot right outside the door. Wind your way to the corner of Sunflower Avenue and Bear Streets. Turn west on Sunflower and aim for the north-facing Macy’s door right there with “home furniture” in gigantic letters. Within the entranceway, you’ll see a smaller “Signature Kitchen” sign.
 
 
Need to know details about this restaurant
Reservations
Not Accepted
Dress Code
Casual

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Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Price Range
$$ ($9-$15)
Features
Takeout