La Fina


These guys never lied when they mentioned on their website:

"La Fina provides a sleek and sexy space, taking cues from an European art deco design... with a menu build around subtle twists that never skimp on luxury, La Fina’s meat and seafood program balances European and south beach influences."

La Fina is a boutique steakhouse located at the heart of downtown Andover and it does not disappoint. From its "sleek" design, the beautiful abstract art located on technically every wall, the beautifully colored, crafted, and presented dishes, and the amazing curated cocktails by the amazing bartender (Kat).

We started off this place by OBVIOUSLY taking a look around the beautiful pieces they had hanging. We sat down and were greeted by a very friendly Kathryn (I think her name was... I know it's with a K and my husband joked there were three K's, one at the bar, one dining (me), and our waitress).

We started off with a Cavicchioli 1928 Prosecco DOC Spumante Extra Dry, made from 100% Glera grapes. It was absolutely delicious, as we always like our sparkles extra dry and never too sweet. We, then, ordered the CREAMED SPINACH, which had garlic, pecorino cream and the spinach (obv), and the OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL which had a Prosecco mignonette, and a cocktail sauce.

We, then, transitioned into ordering the entrees. There were lots of them, as it was my mother, my son, my husband and I.

The Boss (Matthew) had the PRIME BURGER, which contained red onion jam, aged cheddar, truffle aioli, house made sesame bun, fries, and a fried egg was added onto it. My son fell in love with it, I think. When asked as to how was it, he had no words. I'll take that as a good sign. He left nothing but the crust of the house made sesame bun.

Mom had a QUICHE FRANCES which consisted of a flakey pie crust, spinach & mozzarella, colossal crab, & hollandaise sauce. It was marvelous (hubby tried it), but mommy thought it was good, not great. I had a Caesar salad with a twist-- tuscan kale, romaine, ciabatta croutons, and shaved pecorino (my husband told me it simply means "of sheep"). I had it without the croutons and with a prime hanger steak cooked medium-rare. The steak was cooked to perfection and was very well flavored.

Brad had the SHORT RIB BENEDICTs. He absolutely loves eggs... madly (really). They were short braised ribs, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and the English muffins. The ribs had a really good taste, and he loved how the muffins were crunchy enough to be able to cut it with the knife without messing up the beauty that was in front of his eyes.

We finished brunch with the (in reality, it was only Matthew & Brad) Black Forest Cheesecake and the Chocolate Mousse Bomb. Both were out of this world. My husband is a cheesecake lover and his comments are: it's mouthwatering, and firm, and just cheesy. Matthew's reaction was: "it goooooooood." I take it he means it's delicious, he just did not say those words, but he meant it for sure.

Overall, dining at La Fina was great. The environment, the music, the ambiance, the service, the professionalism, and the food, alongside the drinks, were great. They met every expectation and made us feel excited about a restaurant of such quality in Andover, specially when they replaced my son's meal after he mistakenly spilled his soda on it (it was quick), and my husband requested a special drink (an espresso coffee with dark rum and coffee liqueur) and was made to perfection. We recommend this place 100/100.



Update: on our second visit to La Fina, we had a blast! We simply cannot get enough of this place. Its quality, ambiance, and professionalism remained the same— upscale and outstanding, yet affordable (IKR?!).

The people here are truly fascinating... anywhere you get seated. Sarah, our server, made our visit exceptional, with the help of great Matt (the bartender).

On this visit we had an amazing salad, two cajun seared salmons cooked medium-rare, our usual Cavicchioli 1928 Prosecco DOC Spumante Extra Dry, made from 100% Glera grapes, and finished it off with an amazing Cafe Cubano (served in a coupe glass, and made by the GREAT Matt).

The food was cooked to perfection (when do they not?), and the side dishes were amazing. We had the JUMBO ASPARAGUS (which had some amazing hollandaise sauce on top), the CREAMED SPINACH, and the ROASTED WILD MUSHROOMS, which had some thyme, garlic, white wine, and butter, and was absolutely delish.

Overall, I think that if we had to choose a go-to spot in Andover (from all the places we've been to), LA FINA would honestly be it. It's got great vibes, an amazing ambiance, astonishingly good drinks, and unbelievable service and food.


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