Andrei's
Andrei's

Andrei's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.andreisrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9493878887
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-9:00pm (bar service & small plates only from 2:00pm - 5:00pm), Lounge: Until 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am-10:00pm (bar service & small plates only from 2:00pm - 5:00pm), Lounge: Until 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Lounge: Until 11:00pm, Sunday: Closed, Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:30pm, Saturday 5pm - 7pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Yves Fournier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are now offering gourmet catering for everything from small lunch events to large off-site weddings. See the "Events" section of our website for menus.
  • Special Events: Our restaurant is available for large private parties or smaller private dining events. Our 6,000 square foot Events Facility, located on the ground floor, is available for large parties of up to 300. It also features a private boardroom for up to 28.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Siglo
  • Public Transit: There is a bus stop directly in front of the restaurant and a designated bike path.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available in the structure directly behind the Century Centre Towers. Validation is required during lunch. Valet parking is complimentary at lunch and $3 at dinner.
A word from Andrei's
Modern Californian cuisine utilizing locally grown, sustainably farmed and fair-traded products. Our goal is to not only enhance quality but also to support a new, more responsible attitude toward our community and the world around us. That is why we donate all net profits to chartable causes. Both warm and inviting, nature was the inspiration for Andrei's interior; from the soaring two-story waterfall in the lobby to the striking onyx and granite bar and eco-friendly pecan wood floors, every detail was hand-selected for its natural beauty. We welcome you to visit Andrei's for a truly special dining experience.
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Andrei's reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (33)good for groups (25)special occasion (24)great for lunch (24)great for outdoor dining (24)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (18)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (11)hot spot (7)great for brunch (6)scenic view (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great lunch
    fussyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Andrei's is very beautiful, the service was great and my husband and I loved what we ate. We started with portabello mushroom fries and then we each had the Moroccan wrap, which was delicious. One of the things I like most about Andrei's is that the tables aren't crowded in one right next to another. You get a sense of space, with the high ceilings and huge windows.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food and ambiance were great, but the restaurant would have made a lot more money if we had a attentive server. 7 people times at least two rounds of drinks and dessert could have been incremental to our tab. I think they missed out on an extra $200 - and that's $40 in tip not earned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice people
    KidKounselor
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was my first time dining at Andrei's, and I was pleasantly surprised. The servers were very friendly and accommodating, the ambience outstanding (we sat on the heated patio, but the inside was equally nice), and the food was delicious. I had the steak, he had the scallops, we had the roasted asparagus soup, and we had the Smores for dessert. I would definitely go back and recommend it to my friends. And the bonus is that all of the profits from this restaurant go to charity! Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    RogerG
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The variety and quality of offerings is great. Tagine was flavorful and perfectly cooked, couscous was fragrant and light. My companion was equally happy with her lunch. Staff very friendly from valet parking attendant to waitstaff. I"m told that the wine list is great, but this was a working lunch. I'll definitely try dinner in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The halibut was wonderful. Our waiter was terrific. It would be too noisy for some of my age group but I loved all of the excitement. 80 year old able to climb your stairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the new patio
    SatsumaVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Had lunch on the new outdoor patio for the first time. Looks so well integrated, we couldn't really tell that it was the new add-on. Great breeze, even on a warm day. Enjoyed the Thyme-Honey Half Chicken with a friend. Deeelish! Can't wait to go back and try something else, new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food disappointing
    crankyoldguyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had buffalo sliders. They were dry and not much flavor. My wife had sea bass. Fish was good but sauce was too sweet. It seems to be an unfortunate trend in restaurants to put a lot of sugar in everything.
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  • Looking to connect
    JackieB
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Andrei's is a nice spot to connect with colleagues and friends. They have a very interesting menu and wide selection of dishes . We shared a sausage and artichoke flat bread with Andre's chopped salad. Both were excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and ambiance
    IrvineFoody
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent food; freshest ingredients; and wonderful service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot for Business Lunch
    DMZ1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Menu was varied. Food was great. Service was excellent. Free Valet Parking. Couldn't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • corvetteVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We celebrate a birthday lunch with 9 lovely ladies and everything was perfect. The food was amazing, the service could not have been better. And they let us sit, linger, relax, laugh out loud and enjoy ourselves. Thank you Andrei's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Lunch
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I always take clients to Andrei's for lunch and know that they will be very impressed with the restaurant...especially the food! I can't think of a better place to build client relationships and also enjoy yourself. It is also a great place to meet other business professionals in Orange County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great lunch
    fussyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband, daughter and I went for lunch and as always, loved it. Andrei's is very beautiful and on a nice day with the windows and doors open, it's fabulous. We shared the portobello mushroom fries and then we each had the Moroccan wrap, a tasty and healthy meal. It's a great lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Andrei's
    Vivjon
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service was excellent. We were celebrating our anniversary and our expectations were a bit more romantic than what Andrei's ambiance provided. No table clothes. We sat in a booth, which was more like a coffee shop setting. They do now have an outdoor sitting area. I would go back for lunch with clients or my wife. It was, in my opinion more a lunch type restaurant. My steak was not the best cut. Had gristle throughout. Was a bit under cooked in places because of the cut. My wife's was perfect for her. We found out that this is a "non-profit" restaurant as we paid the bill. Because of this we would go back just knowing they give money to local charities like Choc Hospital etc. We wish them luck and success.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They need Help..
    France
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fish was over cooked. Sent it back and over cooked a second time... Heirloom tomato & watermelon salad with three small balls of watermelon. Should have had more equal parts of watermelon. The salad was to big for one person. Way over priced. Not a gourmet setting by gourmet prices.....Not even table clothes... Would not go back....
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  • Very Nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had heard about Andrei's for awhile, but finally made it. All I can say, is be sure to have the Warm Octopus Salad. One of the best dishes we have had anywhere. Thanks for the nice time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS GREAT
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    As always the food was fantastic....and we sat in the new outside patio which made the night even better.....I wish I didn't get full so I could eat more of the menu items.!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potential to be great
    Giggy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great cocktails, lounge, happy hour menu. Nice outdoor patio. Went with special southwestern menu which is not what Andries is know for. Overall meal was okay, nothing special. Delicious coleslaw. Crumble dessert was missing the crumble. Manager was friendly and helpful but server was average. Expensive entrees so they should up the service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Although they ran out of Salmon.. Food was good.. Service staff seemed to busy and rushed, although they did get the job done
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jockoVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There were several large parties and we were forgotten. Our entrees were good and I would definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Service
    SadFace
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service was the worst experience we had and we will not recommend there to anybody.
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  • Excellent!
    alexisVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great experience taking a client group for a celebratory dinner. Our servers were fantastic. Menu is very interesting and tasty, as was the drink menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy until 7
    Sandra
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very good price for drinks until 7 Food is just so so. The pasta dish was good, but the salmon tacos were laughable. Thick tortilla pancakes with little bits of salmon and cole slaw held together with tooth picks I asked for the salad on the side and it did come on the side, as well as on top. But we saw good things on the menu which we will try next time; always give a restaurant a second chance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par
    WilFoults
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have visited Andrei's many times but found this evening to be a disappointment. The octopus salad used to be fantastic but is very bland and tasteless. The gnocchi was like mashed potatoes heaped in five mounds on the plate. The third member of the party had roasted chicken which he said was excellent. The drinks from the bar were incorrect, and the waiter even spilled a martini on one of us. The restaurant was almost empty on a Friday night. The experience for the money was not worth going to the restaurant. Sadly enough, we won't be returning as this was so disappointing.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great small plates and service
    jant
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Pate was our server and so very knowledgeable about the menu and about the history of Andrei's. We really enjoyed the small plates dishes!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    IsabelleVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We went there to check the patio/terrace area recently open. Very nice setting for an evening or lunch. Excellent food as usual. I tried the Bouillabaise during the French week menu and it was fantastic. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great lunch
    fussyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Lunch at Andrei's is relaxing. The tables are not as close as at most restaurants, it's beautifully decorated, and the breeze coming in the huge windows feels wonderful. I admit that I always get the same thing. I start with the portabello mushroom fries and love the Moroccan wrap. It's not the usual fare.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place!
    1man
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Loved it, really enjoyed the varied menu. Tried a bit of everything, came during happy hour. Great deals and generally a great atmosphere. I will be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 693 reviews are from the Andrei's reviews archive.
  • Good experience
    Prego
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food options were unique and quality very good - it gets very busy during lunch unless you have a reservation or show up before or after typical lunch time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adriver
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Been here many times nd alwasy enjoy it. A bit disappointed in my entree this time, but the others thoroughly enjoyed theres. Service was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • recommend to family/pals
    issywahome
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Loved the atmosphere n service however I was not pleased with t g e food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Gem of a Spot
    Cinder
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Truly a great local spot. We always dine for dinner and are never disappointed. Our Server Colleen was outstanding, the hostess Christine, charming and the chef accommodated our food allergies and Colleen made sure to double check prior and was not a problem. Great Communication to us when the kitchen was closing as well to get any last minute dessert items in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Conscious cuisine
    ImaFoodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    So many good things about this restaurant. They care about the food and it's presentation, but also about a greater good in the community. Win. Win.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lvlunch
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Everything about our visit for lunch was excellent. This was our 3rd visit and we will definitely be coming back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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  • Always Wonderful
    SatsumaVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Fabulous! Tried the daily fish special and it was the perfect amount of food, beautifully presented and soooo tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service slow
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    On this particular day, they did not have enough servers during lunch. Since this location attracts customers who are having business lunches, it needs to be staffed to get people out faster than two hours. The server did not keep us updated regarding the delays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • alfie55
    Alfie55
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    A cozy neighborhood find. The interior is beautiful. The food was delish. I loved the portion size.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OC Foodie
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    As always the food was great.....I like the fact that they change the menu every season but keep the favorites they are known for....The Chef always stops by our table to make sure everything is fine.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Really pretty, but quiet restaurant
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We enjoyed happy hour drinks and small bites. I wouldn't say the food is anything to get wild over but our server was great! Very attentive and knowledgeable! Sadly it's really quiet at night, but I've heard the lunch scene is pretty vibrant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful
    pet4daisyVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    This was a great evening starting with the friendly valet. The hostess and waiter were friendly, accommedating and attentive. The menu which uses local produce and vendors was varied. The watermelon-heirloom tomato salad was tasty and presented beautifully. We had the sea bass (served with artichoke hearts, tomato, asparagus and a wonderful garlic sauce) was yummy, again presented beautifully. Their breads, rolls and raisin bread, were homemade tasty and served warm. It was a delightful evening and we can't wait to go back!!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet