Andaluca
Andaluca

Andaluca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.andaluca.com/
  • Phone: 2063826999x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: (No reservations required for breakfast) Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm;

    Lunch: CLOSED
    Dinner: Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm- Tue - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, Basque
  • Executive Chef: Sarah Lorenzen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 4th & Pine
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking through the Mayflower Park Hotel when dining in Andaluca.
A word from Andaluca
Andaluca, located in downtown Seattle, is a nationally recognized culinary oasis. Resonating with the romance of the Mediterranean, its food and design have been a winning combination since 1996. Throughout the handsome space, mahogany mill work, hand painted murals and plush, deep-toned fabrics work together to conjure up a sun-baked Mediterranean grotto.
Begin your meal at Andaluca with a selection from an array of tapas-inspired sharable plates and pintxos.
One of the hottest restaurants in downtown Seattle, Andaluca features fresh seasonal Northwest foods influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean. Chef Sarah Lorenzen combines strong and aromatic tastes that complement, rather than overpower.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Andaluca reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)romantic (42)fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (24)notable wine list (13)good for groups (9)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great ambience for dinner
    BruceAtLarge
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service, food and lighting where excellent. The wine lost includes some rare finds not common in American restaurants.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful ambiance great food
    FoodieFrancesVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a lovely dinner for two at Andaluca. I enjoyed the beet and goat cheese salad and had the grilled halibut. I asked for extra sauce after my fish arrived because the dish was dry without the sauce. With the sauce it was fantastic! My husband had the chicken and the skin was crispy while the chicken was tender and juicy. We both had dessert - we enjoyed ourselves and will be going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paella was disappointing!
    Foodie17
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went specifically for the paella and were disappointed in the high price for the small serving and quality hog the paella!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful
    Rich
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dining at Andaluca is always special. The food and service is remarkable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went twice....
    Wayne
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    and ordered the same dishes! I liked the paella and my fiance liked the grilled halibut so much that we returned for a second round of each. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Seattle in our opinion. Better than Aqua, Palisade, and even Daniel's Broiler, in our opinions. Seattle has some outstanding dining, so there is much competition and these guys won our vote for best restaurant in the city of Seattle.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spanish Delight!
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The calamari was light, very fresh and tender - delish! The paella was better than the dish I had in Barcelona! Fresh seafood, beautiful presentation and tasty rice dish! The corn risotto was delicious and full of vegetables. We had the sauteed kale and it was fresh and delicious with golden raisins and pine nuts. This restaurant was very convenient walk from Grand Hyatt and surrounding hotels. Great ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for final Seattle meal
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had the roasted beet and pear salads and split the paella. Great on all fronts, including my Malbec. This is a quiet cozy place so be in the mood for that. We had been traveling, so this was a great way to relax. Service was nice also.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent and quiet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was truly excellent, with reasonable prices. The restaurant was very quiet, which was important for our group.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sangria!
    tastebuds
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Must have the sangria! It's fantastic! And I don't like sangria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    MJPortland
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is one of our favorite places for dinner in Seattle. It's quiet, cozy, and has a versatile menu including small plates and full entrees. The wine list is interesting and appealing. The service is friendly and unobtrusive. I've been there twice this week. The first time, my husband and I took our 11 year-old grandson. The waiter was very kind and helpful in suggesting something that appealed to the grandson, and we all had a very pleasant time. The second time, a co-worker and I had a great visit. She had the salmon, and I had the halibut. It was perfect. If you are looking for a hot spot with a vibrant bar scene, this is not the place. If you want good food in a friendly, intimate setting don't miss Andaluca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but not excellent
    Tawni88
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent service and food. Food presentation was excellent. Pricey especially with the addition of the high Washington sales tax. Had indicated on my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but was not acknowledged by the staff. Also had breakfast as was a guest in the hotel - food was okay, not outstanding, scone was dense and too sweet for my taste. No description on the menu for the scone. I would not return when in Seattle again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our Favorites
    sonnyVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food is excellent, and the service is as good as the food. Chris is usually our dinner server, and he is exceptional. We love the Paella and other gluten free options. I'd also recommend Andaluca for breakfast, especially the Mediterranean Omelette.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was above and beyond
    KNLW
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My wife and I went to Andaluca for our wedding anniversary. It was a very nice experience. At our 6:00 PM reservation time we were the second table occupied out of just a handful of available. It may be bigger than I think, but if I had to guess, I'd say there are about 20 tables and a small bar. Part way through the dinner the place filled out without me even realizing it. The atmosphere was calm and classy. We were greeted warmly and seated right away. The professional service was no less than you would expect from the finest restaurants. The difference was the chef came to our table to discuss options for allergies. That put the service over the top. The server was awesome as well. Food was great. Def eating here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nwdiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our server(McColm?) definitely knew what "service" means. She knew that we were going to be sharing entrees and we were originally seated in a small booth. But, before our entrees came another larger booth became available. She suggested moving us to the larger booth so we had a bit more room for the dishes that we were going to share. To cap off the great service, she asked us if we had the valet park our car, validated our parking and even made sure the valet brought up the car so we did not have to wait for it when we left the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close to a perfect experience
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went for an anniversary celebration but it was too hot for a full meal. We each orders 2 small plates (... OK, so one of us had the irresistable Meyer Lemon Cake with fresh strawberry garnish, too..) and every bite made our tongues smile. Complimentary glasses of champagne and crusty bread with homemade hummus preceeded the meal. Our waitresses was helpful, approachable and efficient without being our new BFF. I don't know why we don't visit Andaluca more often; it's convenient, the food is top quality for a reasonable price and there is a choice of menu items that are "just what you're looking for" whether you are grabbing a quick bite before the theatre or want to linger over a variety of good food and drink for a couple of hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ANDALUCA IS AMAZING!
    LilKimE
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I absolutly LOVE the food the service and everything about this resturant!! From start to finish you won't be disappointed! And no matter how full you think you are, YOU HAVE TO GET THE LIQUID CHOCOLATE CAKE FOR DESSERT!!! TO DIE FOR!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance, food, service
    EricVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I selected this restaurant for the location near the 5th Ave. theater. There were four of us and we elected to go the tapas route and try several things. All the dishes were tasty with a nice presentation. Our server was very nice and attentive. It was a great find and I would happily go back next time I am in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • halibut/ paella
    FoodBabble
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Got a group of people to attend, it was a nice atmosphere and since we were there early (6pm) it was fairly quiet (tuesday also). The food was really good, the service was great. They are known for their halibut and paella from what they stated -- the halibut looked very good, however the paella had a bit too much salt -- the portion was great but salty, salty. would probably recommend the pork or halibut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Date
    Pina
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I asked for a quiet booth via Open Table since it was our first date. The message clearly was passed along to the wait-staff. We were given the best table in the house. Our server was amazingly attentive while being simultaneously non-invasive. Service was prompt. The small plates menu gave us the opportunity to share several choices together which facilitated the romantic vibe. The beet salad was tasty and presented beautifully. The risotto on the entree side was spit for us without even asking which was so nice. The wine list by the glass was diverse to allow both of us plenty of freedom to find a great glass to pair with our meal. It was the start of a wonderful evening. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Amazing Experience
    ShaliniVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had dinner here with a guest who is allergic to Gluten. Generally the understanding of this food allergy, consequences and impact to a restaurant's menu choices has been a poor experience in Seattle which surprised me. This was not the case at Andaluca. The food was nothing short of amazing, our server, Chris, was sensitive and knowledgeable on Gluten free choices and we did not feel at all like we were missing out on anything as a result. I will definitely be returning and if you eat here without trying the Paella and the cheeky take on a hot dog, gourmet style, you are seriously missing out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended--not so much
    andtasty2
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Everything was ok except for the food. The fish was over cooked. The crab "tower's" flavors did not work. We were not impressed with the food. It definitely didn't live up to the "hype".
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  • Perfect for before the theater
    Happyfoodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food, sweet but not well informed service. Arrived somewhat frazzled after fighting Saturday traffic. Server was quick to come to the table and very pleasant but had to ask the bartender which sherry was the driest. Took a long time to finally get my drink, but from there, both food and service were superb. It was very warm out that night, so I chose soup --a wonderful mushroom with a very earthy flavor and just a garnish of cream and two small plates--beets and kale. Food was substantial and not overly filling, both fresh and savory. My companion also had the beets (neither of us was willing to share) and a small plate crab tower, which she said was fabulous. We finished by splitting a sorbetto--loved it!
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  • A Wonderful Evening
    NotTheRealMickJagger
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Held a family event at Andaluca and everyone loved it! Found a fantastic and affordable Califoria zinfandel on the wine list. The next day we came back for brunch, which was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delight
    Blondie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Always feel so welcome when we walk in. Greeted right away, table always ready, great martinis made exactly as I like them, paella so good. Service was spot on. Love love love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service!
    Daviad70
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Two friends and I went to Andaluca for a pre-theater dinner...and it was a very nice experience! Our server, Quin (sp?), was excellent and made some great recommendations about the menu. Each of us had an starter, a cocktail and an entree. The only thing I would ding "down" was my cocktail. I ordered a Moscow Mule, and I don't begrudge them that they didn't have a copper mug. But the cocktail itself was only so-so. I didn't order another. On the flip side, I had a great starter salad of butter lettuce, avocado and citrus. It was very good! Then I topped it off with a nice dish of Paella. It was chock full of seafood and meets - excellent flavors!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food excellent service
    JudymarlboroughVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The food was delicious. We shared small plates and a paella and also had some great desserts. The service was first class. Definitely will recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    All dishes delish, but paella was perfect! Service super.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great alternative
    shoesVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    When you want to do something a little different. Small plates are bigger than tapas and quite varied. My wife and I shared the a main dish and each had one small plate and it was then perfect quantity.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem in Seattle
    mooch
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This little restaurant if terrific. The atmosphere is charming, the staff are very professional, and the food was terrific. We had just come from a week of terrific food on a cruise ship, and this little place was just so awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food, over priced
    SammamishMom
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Mu husband and I enjoyed 5 small plates but were left hungry with a rather large bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Staying at the Mayflower so very handy. My husband had the paella and it was amazing. Potato croquettes yummy too. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for after 5th Ave Theater
    Texaslonghorn
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great food and service. Waiter very helpful in choosing our meal. Also they made our meal without pork.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We wanted to try somewhere new for my husband's birthday and decided to give Andaluca a try based on previous reviews. The food was very good, service was great, nice menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 806 reviews are from the Andaluca reviews archive.
  • SeashoreSueVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My daughter had recommended Andaluca to us without knowing we were staying at the Mayflower. We loved it so much we ate dinner there twice during our short stay in Seattle. The food and drinks were fantastic, I especially liked the soups, small plates and the Downtown Manhattan (very creative). Our fish entree's were cooked just right. The wait staff were wonderful. My only regret was that we only had enough room after dinner to share one dessert. Oh well, one more reason to go back to Seattle.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual elegance
    Eat4Fun
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Wait staff very capable, professional, friendly without affect. The food was wonderful - nice spices in a well prepared pork tenderloin. The paella was wonderful - good rice with great mix of local seafood.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A standard
    Aregularguy
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Andaluca provides a high standard from which to judge others. Everything from reservations, to seating, to decor, service, presentation, and paying the bill were as one would wish. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The menu selection had a variety of choices but not exhausting. Wine list was the same with some good choices. The food was well presented and tasty, felt healthy and didn't disrupt later. The noise level in a full room was as expected but sound absorption was good, no bouncing of sound. The decor provided soothing quieting colors. As a first time experience, I would hope that it will be repeated next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner & a show location
    Kerri
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Andaluca was enjoyed by all 4 of us during Restaurant Week Spring 2014. Their complimentary valet parking was a great feature since it's in a busy downtown area, but the food & service were what really made us happy we chose them to be a part of our evening. I had a Spring Risotto, which was a lovely bright green & arrived piping hot. Everyone else ordered the salmon, and some picky salmon lovers (all excellent NW cooks so they know how to judge) were very happy with their meals. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasing Dining Experience
    Cindy
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food had been taking a good care of. Ingredients were fresh, flavors were sparkling good, and temperatures were kept great! Dining environment was romantic and relaxing. The server who was responsible for our table that night was attentive and polite.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy and classy
    AspiringSeattleFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Dining here was a nice experience. The ambiance is well-suited to dates or a relatively calm dinner with friends, and the service was just the right balance of helpful and non-intrusive. The desserts were the stand-out dishes of the night. I only wish I'd known about the complimentary valet parking beforehand!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy small plate spot
    AJA80112
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We made a last-minute reservation for four and the table was great with an active street view; the service was outstanding and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate