Interested in getting the lowdown the latest spots in Irvine Health and Science Complex? The newcomers include an apparel store for baseball fanatics, an upscale makeup/beauty supplies spot and a roast-beef sandwich emporium. Read on for details.
668 Spectrum Center Drive
Top Round is a traditional American spot, offering a variety of sandwiches.
The eatery specializes in roast beef sandwiches, along with hamburgers, breaded chicken and grilled cheese sandwiches and hot dogs. It also offers salads and several types of fries. For dessert, the menu includes house-made custard in cones or in "concrete" form.
The restaurant is part of a chain that has two other locations in California, as well as ones in Texas and Florida.
The latest Top Round currently holds three stars out of 18 reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews.
Yelper Ry S., who reviewed Top Round on Nov. 18, wrote, "This location reminds me of a more high-end Arby's, both in quality and in cost. ... Roast beef sandwiches were tasty, but small for the price. Hamburgers seemed a bit flavorless. I've rarely seen frozen custard offered outside of the Midwest, so being able to get a concrete at the Spectrum is a special treat."
AC W. noted, "The burger I ordered was just okay. The fries were much better."
Top Round is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
817 Spectrum Center Drive
LUSH is a cosmetics and beauty supplies spot.
Part of an upscale chain, the store's offerings include gels, soaps, shampoos, cleansers, scrubs, moisturizers, makeup and balms.
LUSH currently holds 4.5 stars out of three reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Deborah Y., who reviewed LUSH on November 3, wrote, "Came to the grand opening event for this LUSH location and it was fantastic. There was music and plenty of people waiting in line for free bath bombs."
Jasmine B. noted, "Great customer service and I'm so glad that this location opened up at The Spectrum!"
LUSH is open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
862 Spectrum Center Drive
Baseballism is a men's and women's clothing spot specializing in baseball-themed apparel and accessories. Offerings include leather goods, caps, licensed jerseys and more.
Part of a national chain, the latest retail outlet has been a hit, with a current rating of five stars out of 13 reviews on Yelp.
Yelper George G., who reviewed the store on Nov. 20, wrote, "My mom and I are huge fans of Baseballism. We were able to make it to the new store. Love the setup and service."
Yelper Rick B. wrote, "Amazing store if you love baseball and baseball merchandise. Awesome service with very respectful staff."
Baseballism is open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.