If you're a fan of baba ganoush, then Andies should be a regular in your restaurant rotation. Serving Greek, Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine in ridiculously large portions, you'll get more than your fill of tasty eats. The first impression is a good one: It's sunny, with swing-open windows that let in summertime breezes, and filled with white cloth-covered tabletops that immediately house a piping hot basket of exceptionally tasty pita (it's bit more buttery sweet than most). Friendly and accommodating waiters readily offer suggestions, which you may need to take advantage of, considering the menu's range.
Vegetarians will quickly become addicted to combo platters: you can take your pick of offerings like hummus, tabouli, falafel, dill rice, cheese pie, dolma and more. Mediterranean stuffed artichokes, spicy Moroccan eggplant and vegetarian mousaka are a few more of the nearly 20 veggie entrees available. On the meat end, the spicy chicken jo jo kabob (opt for seasoned couscous) is exceptionally tasty, and sits alongside great lamb, beef and seafood dishes. Whatever you decide on, be sure to pair it with (surprisingly enough) a margarita, which can be summed up with a simple "killer" and "mmmm."
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Kate Schwartz