Sessions West Coast Deli set to open in June at Macy’s South Coast Plaza – Orange County Register

Sessions West Coast Deli is taking over the fanciest malls in Orange County.

The surf-themed sandwich shop, which already had locations in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Irvine, landed at Macy’s Fashion Island in 2019. It’s slated to open in June at Macy’s South Coast Plaza, where it will replace Wolfgang Puck Bistro. It will add another location to The Shops at Mission Viejo in May, but that restaurant is not in partnership with Macy’s.

  • Sessions, the surf-themed sandwich shop, which landed at Macy’s Fashion Island in 2019, will replace Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza and add another location, not in partnership with Macy’s, at The Shops at Mission Viejo in May. Seen here, the Summer Zephyr sandwich. (Courtesy of Sessions West Coast Deli)

  • Sessions, the surf-themed sandwich shop, which landed at Macy’s Fashion Island in 2019, will replace Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza and add another location, not in partnership with Macy’s, at The Shops at Mission Viejo in May. The Brussels Sprout Banh Mi at Sessions West Coast Deli is topped with sliced ​​watermelon radish. (Courtesy of Sessions West Coast Deli)

  • Sessions, the surf-themed sandwich shop, which landed at Macy’s Fashion Island in 2019, will replace Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza and add another location, not in partnership with Macy’s, at The Shops at Mission Viejo in May. A passerby reads the takeout menu outside Sessions West Coast Deli in Huntington Beach on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

The Mission Viejo location replaces The Melt, a 2,000 square foot space with a 1,500 square foot patio at 47 The Shops Blvd., Mission Viejo.

The Wolfgang Puck restaurant in Costa Mesa closed on Tuesday, January 18.

“We are grateful for the loyal customers who have dined at this location for over 20 years and thank the Wolfgang Puck team for their partnership,” a Macy’s spokesperson said confirming the closure. “This is our second location with Sessions,” the spokesperson added. “They bring with them their high quality deli menu featuring signature made-to-order sandwiches, a curated beer and wine list, and their exceptional service.”

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In a phone interview, Matt Meddock, owner of Sessions with CFO Beckham Thomas and chief executive Max Schlutz, said he appreciates the praise from Macy’s.

“I love the partnership,” Meddock said. “It feels good to be connected to a national – and in fact – truly global brand.”

At 3,500 square feet, South Coast Plaza will be the largest store Sessions has ever built, priced at $500,000, with 110 seats and a banquet hall, more space to sell merchandise and a pizza oven wood-fired preserved from its days as a Puck restaurant. Meddock says the oven gives Sessions the ability to add more flatbreads to the menu and grow its dinner business by adding dishes to the plate.

“The exciting part for us at South Coast Plaza, that’s definitely something to talk about, will be our expanded menu there. We’re really getting ready for dinner.

While Sessions is typically counter service, the owners envision table service during dinner in Costa Mesa as well as partnering with local craft breweries to offer a selection of draft beers that rotates once a month.

The patio will also allow Sessions to enjoy brunch.

“We plan to have brunch there on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll have a huge patio right next to valet parking, so it’ll be convenient,” Meddock said. “You stop, park your car, go sit on the terrace and drink champagne.”

Despite the upscale locations, Sessions will keep prices around $20 per person for a meal with soft drink. And according to Meddock, the decor and ambiance will continue to be “Locally inspired surf, chill, hang out with friends, casual, with elevated sandwiches, elevated beer and wine list.”

Find it: 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, sessionswcd.com.

Open: 11am-9pm daily, scheduled start in June.

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