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125 Second Street NW (inside the Hotel Andaluz) (Downtown)
Breakfast: Mon-Sat: 6:30am-10:30am Brunch: Sun: 10am-2pm Lunch: Mon-Sat: 11am-2:00pm Dinner: Mon-Sun: 4:30-10pm (subject to change)
Downtown's Hotel Andaluz and its restaurant, Lucia, seem like they were designed to make you feel cool. The dining room is dimly lit by low-volt lamps hanging from paper ceilings and the occasional flash of fire from the open kitchen. Mediterranean fusion fine-dining begins with grilled artichokes smothered in saffron butter and capers, or heavenly grilled oysters with smoked chile-chive-oil mojo (a kind of Caribbean mayo) and pancetta on pea greens. Once you’re fully rested after a night of cocktails and herb-crusted rack of lamb, come back in the morning for fluffy, toothsome lemon-ricotta pancakes and organic breakfast burritos. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)