Eating at Felice Urban Café is like going to a friend’s house for dinner — only much, much better. Because here, that friend is the talented chef Ricardo Sandoval, who heads up the kitchen at this appealing little urban eatery.
You enter the restaurant, opened last spring in a renovated 1922 Arts and Crafts-style home on Larchmere Boulevard, through an enclosed front porch where owner Margaret Mueller, the 79-year-old entrepreneur behind this venture, is usually playing hostess.
Turn left and you’re bellying up to the four-stool bar. Turn right and you’re headed for the dining room. Both retain a vintage ambience, as if the family that once lived here only recently vacated.