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My friend took me here for my birthday dinner!
It was possible the worst food i have ever put in my mouth!I am not fussy when it comes to food but the oysters on half shell were served warm the pork chop was served with raw carrots and the paella had been sitting under a heat lamp and turned crusty
i called the manager but he basically blew me off
Please dont waste your good money in this restaurant there are far better restaurants in Seattle
Avoid spending your money..even IF you can afford it.. Seldom do we eat in a restaurant this expensive, but I wanted to treat my husband once. I researched their menu online, and right away found something you cannot get everywhere. A seafood stew. i was so excited about this, and was willing to spend $$$$ and travel time on this meal. We called and made reservations. When we arrived, the vallet took and parked our car wich was wonderful because parking in seattle is a bit... Inside, we immedietly felt very comportable being there. The athmosphere was very nice. It's not a white table cloth kind of restaurant though, so you can go in jeans if you like. They had dimmed lights on the walls, and private seating with candles on every table. Our waiter had very good manners. We received our drinks promply, followed by the menue. I spend a bit time looking for the seafood stew they described online, and could not find it. When I asked the waiter about it he informed me that they took it off the munue. Needles to say, I was VERY dissapointed. I came all that way just to eat a fancy, good meal and it was a no go. We decided to stay anyway, and give it a try. My husband had filet mignon, and I had some sort of spanish dish with clams, shrimp, mussels, sausage, rice and and and. It took them a very long time to prepare it. When it finally all came to the table, It was a bit dessapointing. My husbands meal that cost $44.00 for the steak and mashed patatoes of 1/2 cup was not tasty at all. The stake was VERY bland. I make better steakes at home,that taste a mil. times better. My seafood dish had a great sauce, but the combination of all the meats did not go well together. Especially the cicken. Chicken, sausage and seafood is just does not mix well. Our bill for 1 glass of whine, 1 beer, 1 filet mignon, 1 garden salad and this crazy spanish seafood rice dish came to $124.00 with 15% tip incd. It was not worth the money we spend & the time we traveled. The wine was good however, and the restaurant nice.
Intimate & cozy, very good food and wines..
There are many reasons to visit this lovely spot. I have a few. I found this place by accident... one of the best accidents I have ever had. The wine selection is very good, and the Rioja wines are deliciouos. My wife and I like to eat tapas style... this means that ordering four or five orf their delicious appetizers, shared by two... is a very nice way to go.
The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Somedays have been less crowded than others. I have dined here four separate times. All have been an enjoyable experience. If you want a romantic spot, with mood pleasing colors and rich wood trimp... try this intimate place. The valet parking is handy, and if you want to retire to a cozy, high ceiling bar, Oliver's is at the other end of the building (a walk through the inside, posh lobby).
This is the kind of place that you may end up refering to as a special place to visit.
Don't be fooled by the name... This is not a restaurant I would reccomend to anyone nor would I go back. The place is very small with about 20 tables, the decorations are a bit tacky, and the food has more oil than my car. The price of dinner wasn't too bad, the meals were fairly priced. I ordered the risotto, which pretty much was over cooked rice surrounded by a ring of cooking oil. The cherry streusal cake was more like a fancy granola bar. But I did enjoy the lemon gelato. I must say that was the best part of dinner!!! Don't go there unless you want to be disappointed!!!
Great Valentines Evening. We went to Andaluca for dinner on Valentines. The menu was very creative and the service was GREAT. The only thing better than the food was the service. We will be back!!!!!
Rude. I was in town for the weekend of 10/27 & decided to try for the first time their late night happy hour from 9:00 pm until closing. I & another friend arrived just a little past 9:00 pm & walked in. We were greeted by a server & I mentioned to him that we were here for their happy hour. He told us he would have to go check.....my instincts told me this isn't going to be good....so we waited a few minutes. When he came back we were told that we were too early & that they were only serving dinner. We were speechless. I could even see from where I was standing there was room at the bar for seating. So I just don't know if they were having a bad day but I do believe first impressions are everything & this was absolutely, positively not a good one. Why even advertise you have a happy hour in the evening if you're not going to honor it.
Just ok. Went there for a girls night out. I was expecting amazing tapas and felt it was just ok. Not anything spectacular. Service was great but the food just didn't live up to the expectations.
Nice cozy restaurant!. I went out to get breakfast here and I must say the food here is excellent. Service is top notch and couldn't of asked for a better service. Their portions are perfect and the atmosphere is great as well. Only thing is its little bit too cramped (could hear other people talking) but really its not even that bad - although I dont recommend this place for a larger group. I'll definately be coming to this place again!
A Special Place. Yummy food and great service makes my whole family enjoy this special place! Save some roomfor the dessert because they have some really interesting ones! Will come again!
Come for the service, stay for the food. As other reviewers stated, Andaluca is _the_ place to go for service, and of course the food. The menu selection is terrific, and the diversity of flavors creates an experience for those who love fine food. The dates stuffed with chorizo and pastaccio is terrific. The paella is a unique creation, and I found it spicy when I did not expect it. I went on a nice day, and enjoyed a leisurely walk around downtown seattle, followed by dinner at Andaluca. The ambience is great for an intimate dinner. I recommend dressing up for this restaurant, and enjoy a nice night out in downtown Seattle.
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