Seattle >Food & Dining > Andaluca
407 Olive Way, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.612257 -122.338135
Mon- 6:30am-2pm;Dinner: Closed
Tue- 6:30am-2pm;Dinner 5pm-9pm
Wed- 6:30am-2pm;Dinner 5pm-9pm
Thu- 6:30am-2pm;Dinner 5pm-9pm
Fri- 6:30am-2pm;Dinner 5pm-10pm
Sat- 7am- Noon;Dinner 5pm-10pm
Sun- 7am- Noon;Dinner 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Belltown
Thank you Andaluca – Last night was our third visit to Andaluca. What a fantastic experience. The wait staff was so friendly and helpful. The dinners were prepared to perfection. From our salad to our desert everything was wonderful!!!
Intimate Atmosphere – Andaluca makes the most of a tiny space. They have delicious food, professional friendly staff that isn't shmoozy, and great desserts. The booths are the best to sit in, if you can get one. Great for a date or a double date. Not big enough for a large party.
Not your typical hotel restaurant... – I'm a concierge, so it's my job to eat out ALOT. I've had plenty of absolutely bland, forgettable hotel restaurant meals in my time, but Andaluca is not your typical hotel restaurant. Chef Wayne has been there for a long time and that kind of loyalty is increasingly hard to find. He's still there because he still digs what he does, and I dig the results. The quality and consistency are impressive. The menu changes often because he sources seasonal ingredients, but the most popular dishes are there to stay. You've gotta have the gazpacho in the summer, or the crab tower anytime of year. The halibut is perfect. The seasonal risotto dishes are spot on. Breakfast is a little pricey, but worth it--there just aren't that many great places to go for breakfast, so take advantage of it. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, perfectly suitable for a quiet lunch or a romantic dinner. This place has hung in there for 10 years for a reason. Take my word for it, I've eaten almost everywhere!
Romantic and great food – This is a warm, romantic restaurant with great food. We have gone many times for special occasions and it has consistently delivered excellent quality. The beef and fish dishes are equally strong.
Mayflower Park Hotel's romantically stylish Spanish spot goes way beyond tapas. – The Scene
Though often overlooked in its hidden nook, Andaluca proves worth a trip for its better Spanish dishes. Dark rosewood walls and dim lighting cater to the privacy of lovers and business lunchers alike.
Tapas comprise more than half the menu. Best are the succulent lamb dolmas, with tender, silky skins of grape leaves. The kitchen scores when staying true to Spanish flavors, as with the classic tortilla made with potato, thyme, romesco and a saffron aioli . The house paella is a very good version of the classic dish, but the best entree is the lamb chops,which are served aside a sundried tomato couscous and drizzled with a blackberry demi-glace. Traditional Spanish dessert flavors--almonds, figs, egg creams, sweet wine--are conspicuously missing among the dessert selections, so settle for the warm chocolate cake.
This place is great!! – I've been to Andaluca three times in the past couple months and I cannot get enough. I'll probably go back tomorrow night too! The food is amazing and the atmosphere is great. The seafood stew is wonderful. I lived in northern Spain for a year and my host mother would always make seafood stew for special occasions. Let me tell you, Andaluca's stew tastes EXACTLY like her's does, a full blooded Spanish housewife's. :) I've also had the steak and it was wonderful with a great sauce over it and creamy mashed potatoes. Do yourself a favor and make your reservation today, you won't regret it.
Valentines Day Disappointment – We went for dinner the evening before V-Day...The steak was dry, the risotto over salted and boring. My husband actually compared it to hamburger helper. I had been looking forward to dining here for a long time and was very disappointed. The service was lacking in several areas. There was no greeting when we entered and no one acknowledged our departure. We had been given a gift certificate from our family and were told that they no longer honored them. After showing the waiter that the certificate was valid he went again to try. Upon his return he told us he would "make it work." I have never been more embarassed about using a gift certificate in my life. Do not go here unless you enjoy paying for overpriced hotel food.
Andaluca...like a hug from the inside. – My husband and I just ate at Andaluca for the first time, and we are already plotting our return. There were at least twelve items on the menu we wanted to order, but with the help of our fantastic server, we narrowed it down and ended up enjoying one of the best dinners we've eaten in Seattle. Chef Wayne Johnson uses flavor to elevate quality ingredients, not mask or overpower them. This masterful balance showed consistently in every dish-- the mussels (wow!), to the scallops, to succulent lamb skewers with tatziki, to a perfectly perfumed and fluffy paella, to the cabrales-crusted organic beef tenderloin. Not to rest on fantastic food, wine and service, Andaluca's atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Infused with love, and the Spanish-style passion for good food, Andaluca is a special place, and this former chef can't wait to go back.
Absolutely Andaluca – Certainly the best Spanish food that I have had, I dined here on a visit to Seattle a few weeks before I dined at a local California Spanish restaurant, and Andaluca was better by far. Service was highly efficient, and the food was excellent. Roasted Mussels with rosemary were among the best I have had; the traditional Paella was superior and flavorful. It was not too filling, so there was enough room for the excellent dessert of Molten Chocolate Cake. The Andaluca salad I had was very fresh and flavorful. Chef Wayne Johnson is one of the West's best chefs of superior Spanish cuisine.
Very disappointed! – I saw some good reviews and decided to try it out. We were hoping for fine dining and nice atmosphere - we got neither. The room was too bright, the waitress seemed rushed when there were only two other tables and the food was below what I would expect to get when paying $35/plate. I have been to many restaurants in Seattle and would never return here. There are way too many good places to go for better food and ambiance.
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