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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Andaluca reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)romantic (42)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (12)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
  • Wonderful experience
    Eatsatreat
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Creative dishes. Friendly, attentive service. Comfortable space
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    RockingLaurie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Traffic made us a little late for our reservation, so we called while sitting on I-5 South to let them know we'd be late. No problem. Once seated, we told our server that we had to get over to Benaroya within the hour. Again, no problem. We ordered about 7 small plates, all of which came out beautifully on the plates and shared them around. The brussels sprouts roasted with harissa were amazing. Actually, everything we had was delicious. My husband and I shared the pot de creme and the kids shared the lemon cake for dessert...yum! And, we were able to walk the three blocks to get to will call well before the show started.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anadaluca always delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Not the first time we've dined here, but, as usual, the service and the food were top notch. I recommend Andaluca to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No glasses?
    Amanda
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Although we had reservations it took a long time for a host to greet us and seat us. We were ignored for awhile and when we caught the waiter's attention to ask for menus and water we were told they were out of menus and glasses???? Crazy! Once we got our meals my "panzanella" salad was just a normal salad with a couple of small croutons and my salmon was overcooked.
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  • The perfect before show dinner
    SteveM
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Seattle restaurant week is a perfect way to try a new place. We went early to make a show and the staff timed it just right so we had a wonderful dinner finishing just at the right time. Everything about the meal was as good as could be; one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we have had and we go out a lot. The three course meal was wonderful, but the small-plate menu looked so varied and good that we will come back soon for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service but food disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I had read so many great things about Andaluca but my experience unfortunately didn't meet the expectation. I ordered the paella which was a huge disappointment - the rice was not the right consistency and it was bland and lacking flavor. The server was great, though, and the appetizers were good. For the rave reviews I had read elsewhere I was just a bit underwhelmed.
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  • 17th Birthday
    Danny
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    My daughter turned 17 April 1, and her only request was dinner out at an authentic Spanish / Mediterranean restaurant. Andaluca was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The service was impeccable, and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Paella
    SeafoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The Paella was greasy and the crab seafood tower didnt have much of a crab taste. The green soup was excellent as was the side salad.
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  • GREAT EXPERIENCE!
    islandgalVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    This was our first time at Andaluca. I had read great reviews and it was on the Dine Around Seattle program. Even though the restaurant was packed; our waiter was attentive, friendly and we felt very welcomed! The food was delicious. The clams and the salad appetizers were very good. We all ordered the halibut entree and were very pleased with presentation,quality and quantity….a very generous serving. The wine list had good reasonably priced options. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint
    KittyLover
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Had heard a review on TV, and then saw it on Dine Around Seattle. When looking for a dinner spot before seeing The Lion King, made choice after checking out web site and discovering that they offered Complimentary Valet for dinner and show. So glad that we went ~ Loved the atmosphere, service was exceptional and very considerate for our time frame. Food was amazing and very presentable. Valet service was a breeze through the connected Mayflower Park Hotel. We loved it and definitely recommend Andaluca! Sorry didn't make it back for Restaurant Week ~
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine around @ Andaluca
    CandJ
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Unique soup made with pureed arugula, topped with cream and fish eggs, nice meal of halibut, asparagas and cous cous. 15% Washington wines (Brian Carter ). Very nice evening in down town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overlooked but great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great food and even better service. Everything we ordered was good with the exception of some overdone chicken but still nearly perfect. We will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Our party of six ordered different dinners and sides and all commented on the excellence of the food! The service was thorough and helpful without being intrusive. Just right! Intimate and comfortable atmosphere and great location for dinner before an event at the Paramount.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent tapas
    Geniesserin
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We tried salads and small plates and without exception the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night at Andaluca
    Dmickelson
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    My wife and I went to Andaluca during the Dine Around Seattle month, and we loved our time there. The server was very knowledgeable about gluten free options for my wife, as she is allergic to wheat, and upon bringing out each course, he would notify my wife if one of the dishes had gluten in it. We ordered the Soup du Jour, which was a delicious lemon fennel soup. The Pork Tenderloin Parilla was an excellent dish with an interesting combo of tender and well seasoned meat along with sweet potatoes. For desert, the Liquid Chocolate Cake is a masterpiece! It is a moist chocolate lava cake with gelato and salted caramel. We both loved this dessert and it was the perfect size too. We would highly recommend Andaluca for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Tapas (small plate),
    BenThere
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Nice Tapas (small plate), but small menu. This place has a southern Spain theme (reference the name - derived from Andilucia) All the plates we had were very flavorful, fresh and well prepared. Also a regular menu if you want something more traditional. Thoroughly enjoyed everything we had, a lot more than most tapas places, but would have liked more selection options. Service was great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • superb service
    Tina
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The service was superb at Anduluca. The waiter was friendly yet unobtrusive, was always there if we needed something but otherwise encouraged us to take our time for this special occasion dinner--3 hours and still felt very welcome. Complimentary champagne for our birthday celebration was an elegant touch. The food was excellent; I would especially recommend the clam dish with chorizo appetizer and the liquid chocolate cake dessert as outstanding, unique twists on old favorites. Great to have a downtown Spanish (mediterranean) restaurant that is quiet but not dead, and elegant with no hint of snobishness. I will definitely go again and recommend Anduluca to others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Transported to Spain
    JimH
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Our waiter was very helpful in making suggestions for us since we wanted to do a tapas-like dinner. After we made our selections with his help, we left it to him to bring the small plates in an appropriate combination of flavors and textures, along with matching wines. The meal was perfect! The whole experience was like being transported to Spain. Definitely would return the next time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always solid
    Cameron
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Food here is always good. Had an excellent gin martini. 3 course prix fix menu for Dine Around Seattle had good options. Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    msteeleVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I went to Andaluca for Dine Around Seattle, and I will for sure go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful low lighting
    PacificN
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Terrific restaurant with wonderful food and rich surroundings. Everything we had was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a Try
    Orlock08VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We choose it for Dine Around Seattle - but then went on a Friday - Duh! We had a nice dinner in any event. The scallop appetizer could only by improved by having 2 MORE scallops! The special of the day - Lamb Stew with couscous was outstanding! While the Israeli couscous under the halibut was a little over oily and the halibut itself bland. Salads were inconsistently dressed - one just nicely lite, another quite over dressed. The roasted carrots in the salad were diced so finely that their flavor was over powered by the greens/dressing. They were out of the Ginger Cake desert my wife really wanted to try - too bad. We'll give them another try. BE SURE TO USE THE FREE VALET IF YOU NEED PARKING!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great...after all these years
    Juan
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We recently ate at Andaluca located in the Mayflower Hotel on the other end of the block of Westlake Center. The twice-yearly three course for $30 Seattle restaurant week promotion brought in some first timers, but my wife and I recognized some regulars from the times we often dine there. As usual, the entrees (halibut and pork tenderloin) were generous and very well prepared; the appetizers terrific. The butter leaf salad is beautifully presented and melts in one's mouth. For dessert, we both had the house chocolate pastry which, as always, was rich and wonderful. The real treat is Andaluca's wine list. We had a wonderful red from the Columbia Valley for $40 which we had not tasted or seen before. Great meal! Keep it up, Andaluca
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andaluca - excellence at dinner
    BelltownResident2021VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Chef Sarah continues to do a great job. We live just down the avenue, and really look forward to our visits. Try the lamb tagine before it leaves the menu for the summer. Try the shrimp appetizer too. Wine list is brief and to the point, but has a good NW wine choices. Recommended highly. Great spot for a special event for a small crowd - anniversary, birthday, etc,, as the decor and service really add to the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY fine meal indeed -- my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    VERY fine meal indeed -- my companion and I enjoyed every single bite, from appetizer through and including coffee and dessert. the mushroom risotto was some of the best risotto I have ever eaten.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Had an enjoyable dinner of
    sfseattleVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Had an enjoyable dinner of Roasted Carrot and Avocado salad followed by a Grilled Romanesco entree. The salad consisted of mixed organic greens, shaved red onions, goat cheese, and toasted sliced almonds. The entree consisted of a broccoli/cauliflower combination with mushrooms atop a lentil/potato cake. Both the salad and entree were nicely prepared and delicious. A basket of sliced, soft potato bread with a tasty hummus spread preceded the meal. Service provided by Ms. McColm was top notch and made the dining experience even more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what you would expect
    Raincity
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The service was excellent, however, the food was not worth the price. One of the entrees did not come out for approximately 10 minutes. I had the Paella and it obviously sat under the heating lamp waiting for the last entree… it was mushy and tasteless. All the food was underwhelming in spice/taste. The server offered us a small cheese plate for the person whose entree was very late, nice gesture, not very satisfying though. For the price, this was very disappointing and you would hope that the manager would have come over to apologize as we were there for a birthday celebration. Perhaps, this is a "tourist" restaurant, and as we are Seattleites, it would be very difficult to recommend this establishment.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    tyrannosauruswrx
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    This was an excellent restaurant. So happy we came here. Service was especially amazing, waitress was very attuned to our needs and left us alone for long periods of time because we were catching up and not in a hurry. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service shines
    LSmith
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I had a great time celebrating Valentine's Day and an anniversary. Our server was absolutely wonderful; very knowledgeable without being pretentious. He knew the food and drink menu very well and gave honest opinions. The beef tenderloin appetizer was flavorful and delicious. The roasted cauliflower was a little bland for me but my husband enjoyed it. He also greatly enjoyed the personal sized paella. I ordered the chocolate lava cake for desert, only to find that there was no lava. It was cooked all the way through. Our server noticed this and had the kitchen remake it, but unfortunately it was still cooked through. Overall we had a great experience and enjoyed the complex and unique flavors presented on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had walked by Andaluca
    jdeeVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had walked by Andaluca a number of times and not paid much attention. Our mistake -- when we did turn to it for a pre-show dinner, it turned out to be a charming discovery. The decor is nice: polished wood, interesting, curving lines, very nice wallpaper. The server had the biggest smile in town and an attention to service to match. The food made broader use of a wide range of ingredients than most places do. And it was well-prepared: excellent soft bread with a good hummus, good salads with interesting dressings, the cinnamon shrimp were different and quite good, the sauteed kale was very tasty. The paella croquettes were fine, but the treatment didn't reveal the paella's taste as well as hoped.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day Felt Special
    JeanJacque
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The decor of the restaurant immediately gives you a romantic, intimate feel. Service was fantastic as well. The menu is primarily Spanish/Mediterannean with a little bit of Moorish influence as well. However, there are still plenty of familiar favorites for less adventerous diners. My wife and I shared five courses: a parsnip soup that was to fire for, the roasted carrot and avocado salad, brussel sprouts tossed in harissa butter, the paella croqettas, and finished with the seafood caldereta. We liked the atmosphere and staff so much that we went back the next evening too for a late night snack and glass of port.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a romantic evening
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Love this place; the decor is so warm and rich; the dense complexity of color and texture matches the spicy, Mediterranean and MIddleEastern flavors of the food. We started with beautiful pink cocktails (French Connection) in honor of Valentine's Day. We had a cozy booth and a charming waitress. We shared a few small plates and one entree, and it was perfect. The lamb terrine was SO good; the special soup--parsnip--was divine. We loved everything about this place, and we will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed the mark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was presented with wine of a different vintage from what was on the list & told the had been out but don't reprint the menus. Clams spent time under a heat lamp before arriving at the table. Flatware not cleared and replaced. Poured our own wine after the first glass. With the number of fantastic, honest restaurants within 3 blocks, I wonder how this place survives.
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  • Lacking customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We had a reservation on Saturday evening at 5::00 pm; arrived at 4:55 pm to find the front dock still locked. An employee came to the door and held up five fingers, and made us wait outside in the cold until 5:00 pm sharp. Come on man! When your customer is there and you are there, for heavens sake, let them in. We just moved to Seattle from Michigan, and it was our first time at this restaurant, but will not be back.
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  • The ambiance and service are
    haloosa
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The ambiance and service are great. The food less so. I really like the beat salad and its dressing. The brussels sprouts were a little overcooked and the paella was disappointing.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.