It's been awhile since we've had "top notch" service at a restaurant...not "fine service" or "acceptable service" but really top notch. Andaluca provided a reminder of the times when restaurant staff went out of their way to attend to you.
My wife and I came...to Seattle for a wedding, and I found Andaluca online. I wanted to find another restaurant because the prices seemed a bit steep, but we ended up going anyway.
The prices are perhaps a couple dollars more per entree than you might find at a typical "breakfast joint". This is not a typical "breakfast joint."
The food is creatively curated and delicious. I had the lox on rye--a re-interpretation of traditional "bagel and lox with cream cheese and red onion and tomato. The platter consisted of grilled macarena rye, served with a generous portion of ricotta (instead of traditional cream cheese), salmon that was barely smoked and understated in sharpness, slivered scallion and cherry tomatoes and herbs--although the menu did say "capers" there weren't any in my dish--and although I like them, it wasn't a loss for the dish. With the fennel and dill, the entire plate was practically a reconstruction of the traditional dish. And, it was really delicious.
My wife had a buttermilk-oatmeal pancakes with a side of Impossible vegan sausage. The pancakes were served with a pear-cardamom preserve, pear-ginger butter, and pecan crumble, as well as maple syrup. My wife loves maple syrup and forwent it, the dish was so sweet on its own--but again, deliciously so.
The ambiance is wonderful, and if our water server didn't always remember to come back to top off coffee or switch to def, our server did unfailingly. You may pay more than you are used to, but if you appreciate dining experience of service and atmosphere, and outstanding food, this restaurant is certainly worth it.
High marks to the chef! What a find.More