Greeter is good! Helping us hang our coats but the food material is not fresh. The shrimps I have in paella are dead, and that makes me sick, though the rice tastes well. Overall, a good place to dine out if you want a place to talk with your fellows.
Very disappointed in this restaurant - we had great expectations after reading the reviews. The food at Andanada was excellent. Unfortunately the service was simply sooooo awful that it made it impossible to truly enjoy our meal. We had made a reservation on Open Table, arrived and were told our table would be available 5-10 minutes and asked to wait at the bar. No big deal, but then another couple walked in and were seated immediately. Still no big deal. But once we're seated, no one comes to our table -- no welcome, no water, nothing for over 15 more minutes. Finally, we flag down a waiter and order the $150 (for two) prix fix menu. The food was really great, but servers essentially hurriedly tossed food on the table, one after another very quickly. We had to repeatedly ask for water, were never asked if we'd like wine, and when we asked what specific dishes were received mumbled responses. Most annoyingly -- we were never given fresh plates for each course. The food was so good but the sauce of one dish would then favor the next. When we asked for glasses of Sauvignon Blanc, we were told that they only had one glass left (I don't mean a specific brand, I mean any Sauvignon Blanc). I mean, it was 8:30 on a Saturday night on the Upper West side -- there are four wine stores within two blocks of the place. Finally, at the end of the meal, there was no offer of coffee -- actually, we were never asked if we wanted anything to drink. Despite the fact that the food was great, we wouldn't return because the service was just that bad.
Good food and service, except that I honestly do not have the same extraordinary experience as I would have normally with a starred or bib gourmand Michelin category.
I have been here many times and it is good every time. Tasty tapas; all are carefully curated and good selection of wines. All waiters seem to know their wines really well.
What, no salad? What restaurant does not have salad? Andanada. I was told that Spanish food is hearty therefore no salad is offered. As a first course I ordered octopus instead, which was very good. As a result I could not finish the main course of Spanish mackral. I felt pressed to order more than I actually wanted. The wine list is odd to say the least. Just a handful of wines to chose from, mostly Spanish. Our server was kind enough to recommend a moderately priced bottle of Montevannos Reserva 2006 that we found quite nice and would actually look to buy for home consumption. Maybe it will pair well with a salad?
The dining room was very comfortable and I couldn't hell but notice the bar walking in which for some reason appeared very inviting. The food was good but not over the top or something. I would come back to this restaurant for.
Great Creative Spanish food. Very nice decor and, very important in NY, not too noisy.
This place was excellent! A friend and myself who both lived in Spain briefly had a hankering for some authentic Spanish tapas and we got exactly what we hoped for. Paella and papas bravas and delicious wine! Felt like we were there...
And the service was superb. We felt very taken care of, not rushed at all, got some wonderful recommendations... All around a wonderful evening!
Very solid food and service in a very comfortable setting.
Lovely date night.
Fantastic! The food was authentic and superb, the service impeccable. This is now one of my favorite restaurants and I can't wait to go back!
Been here many times for dinner and always tasty. Just went on Saturday for brunch and was great! Will definitely return!
They sold a recommended wine bottle special for $95 which sells online for $12. Outrageous and should be ashamed.
Additionally made reservations and never said it was a prefix menu nor did it say it online. Very poorly run.
Lastly as part of the prefix they left the heaviest largest dish til last which made it uneatable... Simply should be embarrassed by their management.
Very enjoyable tapas and paella. We loved the mushrooms stuffed with bone marrow and sea urchin. We were told foie gras with quince was one of the specials which we ordered. What came out was a foie gras terrine. It wasn't what we expected but kept it and it was excellent.
The paellas were superb, service was excellent, price was good, there is a broken wall that either is for decoration ( bad choice) or has not been fixed in a while ( sloppy). The rest, perfect
This restaurant never disappoints. It is an absolute gem on every level.
They prepare dishes so quickly and throw them to you in the meantime. You have to eat quickly
The place isn't terrible but who'd they have to bribe to get that one star? Lower your expectations before going.
We have gone several times and have always been very happy with new selections as well as ones we have had before. The food is interesting, a little unusual but well prepared and delicious. We never have a question about trying something new because we trust them to do a great job with it. We also love the choice of small plates as well as the "tasting" menu of them. Perfect --- and we always have to take some of it back home with us. Atmosphere is very friendly and you can even hear each other. The staff is friendly and helpful, but not hovering.
We had a great dinner (again) at Andanada. The food there continues to amaze! The service is however somewhat sketchy.
Very limited and expensive wine list. The noise level from the live music was a bit over the top. It was our 54th Wedding Anniversary and we wanted something special but this was very disappointing. The seats were old and unstable and very low for the height of the table. I would never return nor would I recommend this place to any friends. I am sorry we went that evening
I had a wonderful pork dish for dinner and it just proves what I learned in Spain, don't order steak order Spanish pork because it is wonderful. You can't go wrong at this restaurant.
I was very impressed with the quality and taste of the food.
Creative Spanish cuisine and wonderful service. We'll go back on our next trip to NYC.
The Michelin star gave me high expectations. This is a good restaurant, not "Very Good" or top percentile restaurant.
Amazing experience from the Interior to presentation. Try the whipped potato foam calamari as an appetizer calamari the wine was fantastic. We both had salmon and the presentation and pairing was exquisite. We finished with 70% coco Mouse with olive oil ice cream and it was stunning. Will most certainly be back
Wonderful food and great variety. Try several tapas, most are great. Friendly staff. It is chilly in the back room on these cold winter nights, though.
This under appreciated restaurant has some of the best food on the Upper West Side. It is conveniently located near Lincoln Center. Don't be scared away by the $50 paella- it feeds at least two people. Many unusual, creative dishes. And the owner is delightful.
What a great and happy surprise! We were coming into town for the Opera at the Met, and wanted to try a new place on the West Side. The Andanada listing was intriguing, it was within reasonable walking distance on a cold night, so we took a chance. And we are very glad we did. The restaurant is well-run, wait staff is friendly and informed, and every thing we ate was vibrant and very tasty. We will definitely return.
We've eaten here 3 times now and find it one of the better Spanish restaurants on the west side, with the best Paella, almost as good as mine (in all modesty). The service is friendly and efficient. As with many NYC restaurants, the seating is a bit cramped, but at least the noise level is low enough to allow comfortable conversation. We'll be back.
The food is really good, topical spanish, and the service is excellent. I went to have lunch with the family because I didn't know that it was better to go to dinner, because the menu is different and there are more options, for lunch there are only tapas and paella.
Lives up to its reputation. Very creative food in a fine environment.
We had brunch on a sunday. I reserved a table for two. We were almost alone in the restaurant. We had tapas.
It was a nice experience with tasty and plenty of food.
We went for the flamenco brunch and it was terrific. Excellent food and beautiful music and dancing. Very friendly staff. Authentic Spanish tapas, good wine list.
Andanada deserves it's Michelin star. The small plates we had were excellent -grilled shrimp, scallop tartare, short-rib with roasted beets, and the pan can tomate. Our mains were roasted mackerel with a sweet potato puree. Terrific. Nice wine selection and great service. My only negative, which I brought to the attention of the hostess, was a banging door from the kitchen. It was distracting.
I went out for dinner before Jerry Seinfeld show at The Beacon and was so thrilled with this restaurant. Ignore anything negative that people have written--this is a top notch delicious and authentic Spanish restaurant with a great vibe, excellent service and best of all the food is amazing! Chef Elena came out and said hello to us and offered many suggestions which were all fabulous . To name a few of the foods we ate --the oxtail empanadas, the toasts , the octopus creamy dish, the vegetarian paella, and many more tasty tapas. I can't wait to go back.
Horrible experience. Pathetic wine list, paella was a joke.
Happy to introduce NY friends to this small but excellent restaurant that we have enjoyed, and they did, also.
Wine marked up 500%. Food mediocre at best. Tapas selection much smaller than in the past. Seafood in the paella tasted previously frozen and rice was greasy. Used to like the restaurant Wonder if they have changed ownership or chef.
Food is always excellent , service very courteous , we are never disappointed