A few weeks ago I posted a request for restaurants for a non-adventurous meat-eating son and his adventurous mother (me). I didn't get a whole lot of suggestions that intrigued me, so I sent the kid a list that included Lulu's and Andalu and a couple of others, and he selected Andalu.
We went on a Saturday night. Had a 7:30 reservation and they seated us right away. The restaurant is hip and noisy and comfortable. We ordered the duck confit dumplings with chili dipping sauce, the macaroni and cheese with herb tomato vinaigrette, the cambazola cheese fondue with fuji apples and asian pears, and for the kid himself, a filet mignon with a demi glace. The kid ate from all the dishes - I just didn't eat the red meat.
All dishes were delicious, well prepared and beautifully presented. I recommend for a fun, casual meal. At 54, I might have been one of the oldest persons in the restaurant!
I want to go back and try some more. The portions were generous...larger than one would expect for "small plates". Wine list was great. Looking forward to returning to Anadalu next time I'm in beautiful San Francisco.