A Special Place
We always consider this restaurant for special occasions with family and friends. This is so because the food, ambience and service is always special.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
scallops are always seared
scallops are always seared to perfection. . . .Ahi Tuna is outrageously delish . .. . crab cakes are truly jumbo lump crab with minimal filling, mm mmm mm
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
An alright experience
I read some great reviews about Andora's food and service, but I was not completely impressed. Was it the fact we waited 20 minutes for our drinks or 35 minutes for our bread? Perhaps it was the two little kids who were throwing balls outside around other dinners? Our scallop appetizer was very good, small, but good. My crab cakes were very dry, but filled with crab - lots of it! My wife's chicken with pasta was very delicious. So overall, this was a good meal, but it was not worth our 25 minute drive.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Food and Service
Excellent Food! Service was outstanding, did not rush us !
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seemed an off night. Food
Seemed an off night. Food was okay. Salad greens were wilted and food coming to table was just warm. Nothing special. Usually an unbeatable experience.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
YUM As Always
Perfect spot for any occasion. Fig and gorge pasta was amazing.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still thinking about my dinner
My husband took me there for my birthday because he knows I love, love, love the roasted beet and goat cheese salad there. My sautéed chicken with lump crabmeat was excellent. Of course the beet salad did not disappoint. My husband ordered the Chicken Andora and loved it too. The funny thing was after dinner we went out and on the way home my husband says in the car "wow..our dinners were outstanding this evening...I'm still thinking about it!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently above average overall
We have never been disappointed with our dining experience at Andora. The menu offers a good range of options; servers are always pleasant and efficient. Entrees are exceptionally well prepared and beautifully presented. The shrimp bisque is so tasty that we even order it in the heat of the summer. The courtyard is lovely on a summer evening and enhanced by the sound of water trickling down the fountain. Andora is a great place for a wonderful meal or a good time at the bar.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Andora's is a great restaurant, especially in the summer when you can sit outside. Great for special occasions, service and food were great!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent patio dining experience:
Excellent patio dining experience: varied menu and efficient service.....be sure to try yourself!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simple but elegant menue ! Attentive, knowledgeable wait staff. 30 wines under $30 which is a tremendous attraction!!!! It confuses me that other restaurants do not adopt this philosophy and continue to charge $60 for a bottle of wine that can be found in the store for $12. Oh yes, and a very creative method to serve fried zucchini as an appetizer. Loved it !
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite outdoor restaurant in the summer time. Consistently good food, wonderful spacious open patio, nice trees and atmosphere. Lots of seafood, some meats, good menu.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not many places where I could
Not many places where I could be happy with anything on the menu. Come casual and get treated like an old friend. Food blows you away too. It's been a favorite of ours since our child-free days--and that was 14 years ago.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love their risotto, best I've had anywhere. I've had the pan seared scallops many times and always excellent. Great outdoor dining patio. Great location if meeting a group coming from south hills, west hills..Everyone in our group loved their meal.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fresh and tasty
The food was fresh and tasty - delicious! Service was excellent too.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding restaurant. Only
Outstanding restaurant. Only complaint is they only serve a very, very hot habanero risotto. They used to serve a variety of risottos including parmesan. Whenever we inquire regarding other risottos, the wait staff tells us they get many such requests which they pass along to the kitchen but these requests are ignored. We used to go to this restaurant weekly, we now go about once a month due to this issue. This is also the reason we rate this 4 star instead of 5.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service at Andora is top
The service at Andora is top notch from the moment you arrive until your departure at the end of your evening. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and specials. The food was outstanding. We sat outside in the patio area and it is a wonderful area with live plants and a fountain in the center. I would recommend Andora for a great time, great service and great dinning.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was great,
The food and service was great, however it was so loud it was hard to carry on a conversation.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone we know. Food was excellent.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Romantic dinner for two
My husband said he wanted a romantic dinner for two and I booked Andora--lovely atmosphere, good wait service, and the food was terrific!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was good but nothing to brag about. As a bartender myself I know what to expect for excellent service. The food was amazing though, nothing short of impressive. The back deck is very nice anywhere you sit. Make reservations, seats seem to fill up fast. Highly recommend.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little noisy and the tables
A little noisy and the tables are too close together. Food was very good and so was the service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for special occassions
The food was excellent and the portions are plentiful. The service and timing between courses was good. We didn't feel rushed. My only complaint was that our reservation was confirmed 3 times for outdoor seating for a special occassion and my friends first visit to the restaurant. When we arrived, the hostess wanted to seat us inside and then attempted to give us a poorly located table directly in the sun insisting that the other 8 open tables were not available for timing reasons. We finally were escorted to a satisfactory table and enjoyed our dinner. We noted during dinner, the original table remained open for over an hour and so did several other tables. Poor customer service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Andora Sewickley is, always, a reliable and consistent restaurant. I try to go there when I am in the area as I travel to Pittsburgh. The food is great and so is the service. The outdoor dining is wonderful!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
30 under $30 wines, gorgeous patio
This visit was our first on the patio, and we were seated way in the back next to the greenery & landscaping enveloped fence and a lovely fountain, the latter of which helped to buffer the sounds of fellow diners. The 30 under $30 wine list is extensive and covers most varietals of wine. The 2010 Shiraz we chose was a win - mellow and smooth. Only downside of our (busy, friendly) server was that she did not stop to refill our wine glasses even when she was at or next to our table. Dinner was delicious. We started with the calamari (good, but needed a touch more of seasoning). My husband had the T-Bone special, done exactly as ordered. I had the Ahi Tuna from the regular menu, which was amazing. No tiramisu but dessert options are OK.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted to try something out of the city for a change. It's not really in sewickley but you wouldn't know it by the prices. We went on a summer evening. It's run like a well oiled machine--or so it appears and it is not far from the city.
Our waitress was patient and delightful. The whiskey sours were GREAT as evidenced by my husband having a second instead of wine. The crab lcakes were lumpy and substantial with fresh asparagus. Desserts were limited but tasty. Five of us shared two. Sharing appetizers with five proved to be plenty as well. It was pricey but a relaxing evening. We always say that if all is good, including the food, then the charges are worth it. Casual attire for outside but some people were in more dressy clothing
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined on an early sunday evening. First off the food was very good. My date got the red snapper which was excellent. I got the chicken penne with white wine sauce. The pasta was excellent!! the chicken in the pasta was a little suspect. it looked (and some pieces tasted) like preformed frozen chicken pieces. I would have hoped that the chicken was fresh and not frozen in a place like this. YUCK on the freezer burn.... We also had the Ahi Tuna app. Very good and I am not usually a fan of seafood. at the end of our meal a table of 8 sat right next to us and we couldn't hear our own conversation... though I can tell you all about them. LOL. overall we will go back just not get the chicken in the pasta.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A touch of Provence in Pittsburgh
We have dined at Andora several times and have consistently enjoyed the food (especially the crab cakes). The staff are very friendly and well informed on the menu. Great for business and out of town guests. Casual elegance best describes the atmosphere with formal table settings in a relaxing environment. Cant wait to go back.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patio is great!
We had read some other reviews about the noise level. We had requested patio seating and were brought to a table right near the fountain and although the patio was full it was not too noisy. This is a great outdoor spot and the food was quite good. We also had good service even though we were the furthest table out back. We will return and even try indoors or perhaps the bar area which also seemed nice.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The beet salad was incredible, with the spicy garlic, the smooth creamy goat cheese mousse, and the sweet pecans, it was a party on my tongue! The horseradish crusted cod was crispy and crunchy on top and flaky and smooth on the inside, tender and moist and delicious! Can't forget the zucchini ribbons, yum, yum!! cheesy!! My husband loved his salmon with the special sauce, tangy and delicious! And the cheesecake and crème brulee, you must try!! Loved it all! Beth and Jarot were very attentive and quite accommodating! Thank you!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always the food was wonderful
As always the food was wonderful and the staff were great. I take everyone who comes to visit Pittsburgh here.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVE Andora (Sewickley)
We love each and every experience at Andora. We dine there at least once a week and ALWAYS request Patio Seating. Steve, Janet, and Kelly have been our favorite servers. They never disappoint and alway have great recommendation on the specials!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was wait worth it?
had a group of 11 and a reservation. We were seated 30 minutes after the reservation time. Everyone loved the food but the wait in the bar (where no one offered to take our drink order), really spoiled the evening, especially after a long day of meetings.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a special birthday celebration on the outdoor patio. The water fountain was a nice touch. Service was excellent and food was phenomenal. Must try the Zucchini Ribbons....unexpected taste and presentation!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This time I went it was not as good as the first time I went.
There was no more pork chops, that was a big let down considering that was the reason we even came.
My boyfriend does not eat seafood. So, his options were limited. I got the same thing I got last time, which was the pasta with chicken and artichokes and shrimp. It was very tasty, but there was something about it that just was not the same. Having said all that. Overall, I had a nice night the service was good, the environment was beautiful, and the food was very good just not as good as the first time.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back
This was a first trip for us to Andora. The outdoor dining was very attractive. It was a very nice setting for a warm early fall meal. The only drawback was that there was not enough light to see our food and appreciate the beauty of the presentation.
That said, the food was wonderful! Shrimp tempura appetizer was the best I ever had and the grilled asparagus salad was spot on. The stuffed pork chop was great! Tender and succulent, not dried out like most.
We will be back with friends.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
When the weather is nice,
When the weather is nice, the outside is a wonderful place to enjoy a great dinner. The lower level has beautiful fountains to see and hear.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
still love going to eat there and glad to see that they are part of Open Table...........
sat outside and enjoyed pumpkin ravioli with mascarpone
still don't have any HH specials.....:-(
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a winner
Andora is always hits the spot. The food and service are always top notch. You always know you in for a great experience. Our family trusts them with all of our special family celebrations, too!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three old high school friends
Three old high school friends met for lunch and had wonderful food and conversation. We had the scallops, and they were cooked perfectly.We sat and talked for a long time, but our waitress never rushed us along. We would definitely go again. Our only regret was that it was too cold to eat outside on the lovely patio.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening out
Overall we had an enjoyable experience. We were seated right next to the hostess stand. We should have asked to be moved as it was very noisy, and many people were squeezing past us to get to their tables.
The service was attentive, if not ever so slightly rushed. Food came out quickly and everyone was happy with their meal.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
"What Did You Say?
On the evening we were there, the noise level was intolerable. We could not hear the waiter recite the evening's specials, or for that matter, the person across the table. We have been coming to this restaurant since it opened ... at least three times a month. We have never had a bad meal there and that's why we invited two couples to join us. I know that management cannot control diners who shout at each other but perhaps some soundproofing could be added. The food and service were outstanding but the noise level was horrible.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, Andora delivered a high quality, enjoyable dining experience. Their crab cakes are the best anywhere, and my wife's veal dish was excellent. The waiter was knowledgeable of and helpful with the wine list, and the noise level was moderate on this Monday evening. Altogether, a consistently pleasant dining experience.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Crab cakes in Pittsburgh
You have to try the jumbo crab cake. It is 99% lump crab meat and 1% breading.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I find that sometimes the bartenders are not friendly. The first drink, they are nice, after that, the service went way down hill. I was there celebrating a birthday with a friend and the bartender could have cared less. Rude actually.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish he would reopen a place closer to our home in Carnegie. The only problem we had this time was an obnoxious client in the bar. We got there early so we could sit at the bar and have a drink. We sat at the end and three men were so loud we had to move to our table inside early. there were 2 other patrons near us and they warned us before we sat down that the one man in particular was extremely loud and obnoxious. We found out later that apparently he was one of the owners. Should know better.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy, quaint atmosphere. Excellent
Cozy, quaint atmosphere. Excellent food and nice variety.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fabulous!
Exceptionally good food, especially for the price! It is a bit loud, but well worth it. We will be dining here more often.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed the server Franko we had the last visit. He not only was
a nice guy, he went above and beyond to accommodate our request.
My husband is picky about the freshness of his fish. Franko went and asked
where the shark came from. Of course, he truly seemed happy to do it!
The only downside to my experience was I think it's a bit overpriced. The
Martini and Vodka mix drink my husband and I had didn't seem to have
enough alcohol in them. I also, would of liked to ordered a filet without
ordering surf and turf. I didn't see it on the menu this time. I guess I could've
I think your appetizers rock!
Overall, a good evening!
Keep up the great serving Franko
116 Parliament Drive
Coraopolis PA 15108
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
tucked away find
Went for early dinner so was pleasantly quiet and service very good. Shrimp tempora appetizer was good and a very generous portion. Shrimp bisque soup was excellent. Scallops were large and tender. Will definitely go back again and bring out of town guests.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM