Enjoyed the goat-cheese stuffed
Enjoyed the goat-cheese stuffed ravioli which was their special.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience
Excellent dining experience plus it's not for profit, all profits go to charities! How can you beat that!
On my next business trip to SoCal I will plan on dining there again.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I'm a big fan of Andrei's.
I'm a big fan of Andrei's. We started with the vegetable arancini. They were very small compared to what a arancini should be, maybe half the size of a normal one. It was tasty, but should be larger. But, I was a little disappointed with the braised short rib. It was my favorite dish, but just wasn't as tender and mouth-watering as the first time I had it. Also, the mashed potatoes weren't garlicky enough. Two people in our party ordered the burger which sounded really good on the menu, but expected the patty to be hand-formed versus pre-formed. It was good, but could have been better. The Kennebec fries were as awesome as always. The Mahi Mahi market fish was beautiful presentation with a hefty serving of fish. It was succulent and tasty.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous food, with wonderful
Fabulous food, with wonderful service. Quiet and most attractive atmosphere at a very reasonable price. As you can tell, we had a great evening. Don Dressler
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place makes you want
This place makes you want to be a better person. From the menu choices (locally sourced), to the fact that they are a non-profit, this place is a charm and something to savor.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Perfect place for
Perfect place for a birthday celebration
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
No Yelling Needed....food delish!
My first time and loved it! GORGEOUS environment. GREAT for a business meeting....we didn't have to yell at each other to be heard. Restaurant was full and busy but ambiance lent to good business meeting and relaxing, catch-up time with a client. Had the Chicken stuffed with cheese....very yummy! Going back for sure! Thanks.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable evening. great
Very enjoyable evening. great looking space, great quality food, good portion sizes. Hummus appetizer delicious, spinach salad with large chunks of crispy bacon delicious, mahi mahi main course w risotto delicious. Too full for dessert.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of my favorite places in Irvine to eat at. We had a great meal. Service was a little slow but all in all we had a great lunch. They brought over a dessert for the birthday gal and a gift cad which I've never seen before done at a restaurant.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch spot with clients
I appreciate that Andrei's is always available for lunch. I have never called and been told their reservations are booked. The food is great and a wonderful ambience to a hectic day. The restaurant is open and inviting as well as the staff and servers.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a business associate to Andrei's the other day and had another enjoyable experience. The food is always delicious and unique. The ambiance made us feel as if we were on vacation. I really love everything about this restaurant.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual yet Great Food & Great Happy
Andrei's is a great place. I was expecting more of a fancy atmosphere, but it has a more casual feel which is a nice surprise. It reminds me of a hotel restaurant/lounge. But the food is excellent! I love how they offer wine flights and little bites of desserts. The wines by the glass are nicely priced as is their happy hour menu. I love the elderflower champagne drink, chicken kabobs, fish tacos, goat cheese stuffed chicken and the creme brûlée desserts. And it is a non-profit restaurant - so you are eating and drinking for a
Good Cause! . It is our new neighborhood hang out!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Every Time
Modern, yet warm, tropical and eclectic. The food is creative and delicious. Service is always wonderful. I became a VIP member because I can't get enough of this place.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Andrei's chopped salad
Is the only salad that I crave. The ambience is elegant and relaxing. Perfect for a business lunch or date.
I highly recommend paying a visit.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our most recent trip to Andrei's was to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had an intimate lunch. Our server was very attentive and the food was excellent. We will be back!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
In the 4+ years this restaurant has been open, I have never been disappointed in a meal. Chef Yves constantly comes up with seasonal menus, and his passion for seasonality and fresh product shines thru in his menu offerings. The risotto with my salmon was amazing. As were the perfectly cooked English Peas. Just wish I could have had a whole plateful of them!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've driven by this restaurant for years and never realized the potential inside. I was in search of a place with organic food and Andrei's came up so my husband and I decided to try it. It happened to be French week so they had a French inspired menu, French music and a crepe station. The cream of mushroom was amazing; not your typical heavy creamy soup, but more of a light truffled mushroom soup, full of flavor. My halibut was equally delicious with a light lemony touch and flakey white meat. Great service and just an all around positive experience. Very cool concept with a restaurant and I appreciate their conscious effort to use organic ingredients.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is one of
This restaurant is one of the best ones in Orange County. If you love gourmet food, this is the place for you. Even their hamburgers are gourmet. Prices are very dedcent and the ambiance is great. The food is fresh and very high quality. This place is a must!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Andrei's Scrumptious Cuisine
Andrei's has long been one of my favorite places for lunch, both business and personal. The food and its presentation is consistently outstanding. It is truly a "feel good" place to dine and I am always happy to get the check knowing that my money is going to a very good cause into the foundation. Dining here is a "Win, Win" for all. Thank you Natalia, for many great moments spent in your establishment.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant, talented chef, enticing menu, memorable experience.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best location for a business
Best location for a business lunch! The food, service and ambience were perfect for that setting.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the chef's use of local
Love the chef's use of local produce and sustainable options.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice menu and delivers!
The hummus starter was delicious. Flavorful and interesting! The gimlet cocktail with cucumber and basil was wonderful! Refreshing and well-balanced. I had a scallop octopus entree that was good but a little bland... I did enjoy the butternut squash puree and liked that the dish was light. we will definitely return!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful weekend find
This was our second visit to Andrei's. It lives amid an office complex, and I hear it is busy on weekdays. But on weekends, it's fairly quiet and therefore easy to get into for a nice, quiet dinner. They have many values to choose from: happy hour plates and drinks, small plates, an assortment of flatbread appetizers, and special entrées. My wife and I started with the chef's special flatbread, which featured figs and tomatoes: very good. We then both ordered one of the specials (a chicken dish with fettucini), and Andrei's was happy to swap the fettucini for gnocchi for my wife. Both plates were excellent. We accompanied dinner with an Argentinian Malbec, which was a good value during happy hour. All very good. We'll be back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had always eaten lunch at Andrei's but never dinner! Wow! The food is fabulous. From Short Ribs to burger & Fries. Delicious and presentation is fresh and beautiful. The warm from the oven bread prior to dinner was mouthwatering! The special sorbet and ice cream sampler for dessert is fun and there is a flavor for everyone! Hats off to Andrei's! Fabulous...we will be back for dinner again and again!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favirite chopped salad in OC
I Love that I am greeted warmly every single time I go. Wonderful food and desserts!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little gem of a place
We just checked in to our hotel and overheard a guy ask where he had been last time he was in town. The hotel staff said that he went to Andrei's. We looked online and thought that this was also a good choice for us. What a fantastic place! The server asked us if we had been here before. We hadn't , she explained that they only use the freshest products and they try to get everything they can local. They are a non profit restaurant that gives to the blind. What a great story. We had a fantastic dinner and Martini's that we're amazing. Next time I'm in town I will be back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food & wonderful ambiance!
We went with a group from work and ordered everything on the happy hour menu. It was ALL delicious as was the equally fabulous dessert menu from which we also ordered one of everything. The inventive cocktails were also very delectable. All in all a great evening. We plan on returning next month!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great and service was good
Everything is good except one is forced to valet. At any given time, I have $2-$3,000 worth of things and gadgets in my car. I therefore never valet. Here, it's mandatory. They should give guests the option of self park
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Artists at Work Here
Presentation and flavors are amazing. This is second time I've eaten here. Once for dinner and this time for lunch. Both experiences were great. We had the beet salad, soup of the day, chopped salad and caesar salad. We took our time, savoring every bite - except for our Caesar salad gal. I don't think she appreciate the different flavors. She was finished in 5 minutes and the rest of us took nearly 45 minutes to complete our delectables. Ambiance, art, design, so well-balanced. Gives you a feeling of being appreciated. Thank you. I will return.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Lunch
Great service and nice lunch atmosphere. Will be back soon.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Generous and delicious
Took my daughter to lunch for her birthday. She loves all things natural and healthy so was thrilled with the menu choices. Cream of butternut squash soup was creamy and flavorful! We had agreed to split the beet salad (my personal fav) so thought an order of flatbread would round out the meal. Actually, that would have been enough with the soup. It was heaped with Italian goodies. I took most of it home. We had to save room for the beets - varying colors and textures and flavors, just yummy with the watercress bite. We felt like we were the only ones there. So when we got up to leave, we were surprised to see that the restaurant was full. Amazing how they manage that. This is my "special occasions" or "lunch with the girls" restaurant.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was surprisingly quiet on Saturday night when our group of 7 stopped by. The restaurant was maybe 15% full. It's a shame-- the service was good with waiter Andre and the food was flavorful and of noticeably high quality. We enjoyed the clean, modern wood and stone finishes of the tables and floor and found the open floorplan allowed a distinct level of intimacy at our table even though the dining room is quite large. I hope they do a good lunch business, I'd be sad to see this place go.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gluten Free choices
They have a few options for gluten free dining, which were easy to identify. We recommend the Antelope dish. We enjoyed the mushroom soup as well. Next time, we'll save room for dessert.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM