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125 Second Street NW (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 (hours can change without notice)
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)