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L'Andana Bar Scene...

BeantownHound | Feb 24, 200807:19 PM

Made a trip to L'Andana in Burlington tonight. Same people behind Mistal, Sorrellina, and the cow place. HUGE place, probably 200 some seats, looks like a bit like a upscale chain place from the outside. The bar is pretty cozy for for such a big place and tucked away in a corner. Clean looking bar with a few lounge tables on the side. Short cocktail list, mostly Italian wines by the glass, nice choice of half bottles, etc. Menu is pretty simple, about 10 apps, 8 or 10 entrees, 4 pastas, and a few sides. Very pricey, but i guess it is looking to draw the Lexington/Burlington crowd with money to burn. I started with a Oregon Pinot Gris by the glass. Grilled octopus with potatoes and sopreseta was smokey, rich, and damn good. After the octo I had a glass of Dolcetta de Abruzzo and tried a half an order of the Maine crab torettlelini (I know, not exactly the best wine pairings but whatever). Crab pasta was outstanding, creamy sauce, almost all crab filling, chives, and cracked pepper. Really terrific. The bartender, Eric, was super friendly, made good suggestions about what to get and told me the place is pretty jamming on the weekends. I hope they don't suffer from being to pricey and dubbed a special occasion place (although the parking lot had a ton of range rovers, bmws, benzes, and the like) and is a welcome addition to a dining scene where cheesecake factory is the top of the lot.

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