Andaluca

Editor’s Pick

$$$ Mediterranean

The snug russet room off the lobby of the Mayflower Park Hotel presents downtown's most intimate face for a business lunch, most convenient for a shopping stop, and one of its most alluring for an amber-lit dinner. The food can be majestic—from paella to one of the city's best meat dishes: Cabrales-crusted tenderloin with grilled pears—prepared so lushly it can at times overreach into overrich. Though all this makes it feel like a special-occasion destination, Andaluca remains a hotel restaurant, obliged to do the near-daily breakfast-lunch-dinner duty that can at times tax service and dull a kitchen's consistency. Considering complimentary valet parking at this central downtown address…all is forgiven.

Last updated: 10/22/2013