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Broadway by Amar Santana
Broadway by Amar Santana
  • Address:
    328 Glenneyre Street
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    Laguna Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Broadway by Amar Santana Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.broadwaybyamarsantana.com
  • Phone: (949) 715-8234
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Amar Santana
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Buy-out options available.
  • Private Party Contact: Ahmed Labbate (702) 823-6927

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Forest Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 16 parking spaces available.
A word from Broadway by Amar Santana
An inviting restaurant where local foodies have a chance to enjoy quality food and beverage from today’s ultra-sleek premium dining establishments. A chef’s tasting table, small plates of savory items like bacon-wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, a dizzying wine list and an array of seasonally-driven entrees. Broadway will surround you as you indulge in this "cutting edge" food experience. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "From the penthouse to the dog house in a year. Been here 3 times and the fall has been percipitous. Awesome the first time, not as good the second and disaster the third. It started with the waitress, who was not interested in doing her job. Had to summon her to get her to come to our table. On the other hand, the bus staff here is excellent. If it wasn't for them we wouldn't have been served drinks, bread or water. As for the food, other than the appetizers, what a disappointment. The butterfly prawns were almost indelible. The knife barely made a dent in them they were so tough. And my wife's salmon was mediocre. The waitress never inquired how our food was the whole evening. She was basically MIA. Management needs to make some changes."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I've eaten at Broadway by Amar several times and the food is usually excellent. But not this time. The seared octopus first was up to its usual high standard, but the chocolate cavatelli pasta was undistinguished at best. Normally the flavors of this dish stand out crisply, but this time they were muddled. And finally, dessert menu wasn't especially appealing. I eventually selected the chocolate brownie, which once again had no real flair. I was also disappointed to see that saki is no longer on the wine list. This perplexed the server, who was able to scrounge a glass of a reasaonable brand, but I'd like to see it back."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Broadway features all of today's greatest foodie hits. Let's see, Bone marrow-check; kale salad-check; pork belly-check; craft cocktails-check. I could go on. However, like a great loung singer, they perform those hits very well. Started with a Toronto cocktail, which was excellent. Had the bone marrow and pork belly apps, both tasty. Dinner was the pork delmonico which came on cheesy grits and was excellent. A bit pricy but worth it."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "outstanding food and service, however do not attempt to have an intimate dinner as conversation is impossible"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food is great - portion size a little off. Two of us ordered the salmon and one was half the size of the other. The restaurant is very loud so don't expect to have any intimate conversations. As for seating -- make sure you tell you don't want the table at the very backback of the restaurant next to servers computer -- your chair will be bumped just about ever 12 seconds. So other than those issues the price was good and the food very tastey."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food is fantastic, but tables are crammed so close it makes me not want to visit often due to the lack of privacy of conversations."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The menu at Broadway was excellent providing choices for all food tastes. Start at the bar and get their homemade Moscow Mule, which is on tap! There are plenty of creative drinks and a good variety of bourbons. Get some appetizers, they are all "freakin' amazing"(to quote the bar tender), but the bone marrow was outstanding. Chef Santana is creative and changes his menu at times to keep things fresh, so we will definitely be going back. The restaurant is superbly decorated and is both comfortable and comforting. Great high beam ceilings."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • " Took my daughter to the Pagent of the masters & we had dinner at Broadway first. It was her first tine there. We had dinner early, so we missed the crowd & usual intense noise level. The food & service did not disappoint. It was wonderful... My daughter has some food allergies & the waitress (Erin) was very helpful... Always a favorite!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A friend if mine and I had dined at Broadway a year ago, we enjoyed the vibe and our server was very knowledgeable about wine and poured us a few tastes of some wonderful wines. We enjoyed the food and overall had a good experience. This visit it was more difficult to find something on the menu that sounded appealing and I'm sure that all ingredients are top quality. We almost left the restaurant. Needless to say, we would be hard pressed to return to Broadway, especially with all the other choices available in Laguna."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Thank you again for another great night of food and spirits! Your staff is professional, knowledgable, friendly and made our dining experienece spatacular! Your chefs are unbelievable with the menu and once again, prepared an unbelievable Vegan dinner for my husband. We brought an out-of-town family member here to impress him with what we always experience, great food and ambiance. We found you last year when walking around downtown Laguna and stopped in for a drink with my sister and brother-in-law last year. We loved the ambiance and my hubby and I came back and celebrated Valentine's Dinner and were pleasantly surprised. We sat at the food bar and were amazed at the chefs and food preparation. Favorite restaurant hands down!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was excellent as usual. The service was prompt, friendly & professional. As always the food is the reason to dine at this restaurant. Every dish by Amar Santana is creative, brilliantly executed & well presented. The noise level can get a little high but it's fun to see people really enjoying themselves & experiencing great food. They also accommodate the customer - for example allowing diners to 'mix & match' their food choices; or allow diners to choose elements of a Prix Fixe menu to be selected á la carte should a diner so choose. This is a restaurant that is an excellent addition to the local dining scene. Our Houseguests from Pacific Palisades raved about the food. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I would suggest sitting at the counter where you can observe all the action and the hustle and bustle of the cooking staff as they create each savory dish from start to finish. It is like being on the set of Hell's Kitchen but Amar Santana style. The serving staff are very attentive and courteous. Even the restrooms are designed to satisfy the very meticulously-detailed individuals."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We were a 4 some and everyone remarked how great each bite of food was! The Brussell sprouts were out of this world, the lamb fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The MARINATED BEET SALAD was amazing! The BUTTER POACHED PRAWNS and HERB ROASTED MEDITERRANEAN BRANZINO were delicious and plentiful!!! And the CRISP BRUSSELS SPROUTS were a perfect compliment to our wonderful meal! Each item was so memorable and delicious! We topped off our beautiful meal with the LEMON RICOTTA FRITTERS which was the perfect suggestion by our waiter! The service is perfect, professional, and helpful when asked! The Broadway offers Far Niente Chardonnay by the glass! What a special evening! Thank you, Amar Santana!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Prior to attending the Pageant of the Masters my wife and I had dinner at Broadway. Heirloom Tomato Salad and Beet Salad were great starters. The menu at this restaurant is primarily based on seafood and I was at fault for choosing this location as my wife is not a big fan of fish of any kind. The descriptions of the seafood items were not tempting so I ordered the Delmonico Pork which was good and my wife had side dishes as her dinner. For all the buzz about this restaurant, we were disappointed and will not return again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The ambiance, service and food were all excellent. It was a great experience and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Absolutely fantastic experience. My delicious specialty cocktai with tequila, avocado cream and...? started things off. We did the tasting menu while sitting at the chef's table where we could watch them prepare food. We always like to see what the chef have in store on a tasting menu and we were not disappointed. From the parsnip soup with crispy lardons to the fried donuts with lemon cream and rosemary honey our dinner was just one delight after another. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food! Both traditional dished made well and exotic dished made well. Excellent pork belly, octopus, salmon, and sausage stuffed quail."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food Great energy, would definitely come back"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I like this restaurant, but it's missing something to make it terrific. I'm primarily a fish eater and fish is not their forte. Every time we've ordered fish, we've thought that it wasn't prepared as well as at our favorite restaurants. Last time we went, we had the duck and it was very good and the sides were well thought out. Our appetizer of heirloom tomatoes was fabulous and the deserts and wine were very good as well. The service is very good and although we were seated just past the bar, we were able to speak without shouting. I will definitely be back; I just wish that they would improve the fish selections and not overcook them."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "our service was terrible and the tables are set up so that you are inches away from your fellow diners. The food was good, but a dish didn't match its description on the menu. Overall not worth the money."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We've been in the restaurant 6 times already and every time it's a great experience: - Amazing food with a menu that changes some of its courses pretty often (In each of the 6 times I was there I tried different combinations of 1st and main course) - Great Service - HIGHLY recommended for a party of 2-4 - Seat on the bar facing the kitchen- It is amazing to see 3 talented chefs produce this high quality food for so many guests - the atmosphere is great - Like a NY restaurant. And you can see all employees love their work. One thing that I loved the most is that at the end of the shift the chefs fix a late dinner to all employees (Looks good - Once they gave us a taste as well :))."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Broadway is a good find. It's located in the heart of Laguna Beach. The octupus appetizer was good but served in a small portion. Skirt steak is very good however the lamb was a disappointment."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food...the ramos fizz is the best I have ever had!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our dinner was great. We had the salmon and chicken both great. We also had the best grilled octopus. We brought our own wine but after checking the wine list we decided next time to try some of the great gems listed"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "While a bit more pricey than expected but would definitely come back. 1 person in our party of 4 was a bit difficult to please, but the server handled it extremely well. Food was very good, portions were definitely not skimpy. 1 of the desserts, the cheesecake, had an "off" flavor. Called our server over, told her that all 4 of us thought something was off, she suggested another dessert and had it on our table in less than 90 seconds. She was excellent during our entire meal. Only suggestion we all would make is about the wines. 2 of the people asked for recommendations. The wine captain brought over a wine for each & just poured them. 1 wasn't all that great. Would have been better to offer them a taste first."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is our first time being disappointed in our experience at Broadway. We asked prior to our arrival to be seated at the back of the restaurant away from the bar and the hostess was not receptive to the request and ultimately when we arrived she seated us at the worst table that was closest to the bar area. It was so loud we could not hear each other even though we were sitting at a small table. It also took over 15 minutes for us to get the drinks we ordered immediately after being seated. While several of the dishes were as good as we recall from prior visits, some were not up to our expectations. Maybe it was an off night, but we will not be in a hurry to return. This used to be our favorite restaurant in Laguna."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This is a fairly new restaurant that is very good in terms of food, drink and service, but the noise level is off the charts. It is virtually impossible to have a dinner conversation unless the restaurant calms down later in the evening. If you can stand it, the food is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We arrived at 6 p.m. per our reservation and we were promptly seated at the counter across the kitchen. It was delightful to be able to converse with the chefs about the menu and watch them prepare the great variety of dishes. Our son had been there before and recommended the bone marrow appetizer. Although unsure we tried it and loved lit. I had the skirt steak which was very flavorful and cooked exactly as I requested. My wife had the Scottish salmon and a special beet salad which she loved. Throughout the entire 2 hour + experience the servers and chefs interacted with us and answered questions about the various dishes being prepared."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "They re-did the old 5-Feet space into a lovely restaurant with a drink bar and a food bar. The choices were fantastic. The tastes sublime. He really did a great job. Will definitely go back when we're in the neighborhood"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After dining here for 4-5 times I can honestly say everything on the menu is outstanding in quality, appeal and flavor. The wine list is well chosen with available half bottles and a strong California showing at reasonable prices. The bar is a great place to have a pre dinner cocktail, bartenders are the real deal with great suggestions and craft beers on tap. Don't miss this one its excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Noise level was ridiculous, seating way too tight and food only average. Salmon was very good but vegetable plate a real disappointment and should have been so much better. Definitely a popular spot but didn't live up to all the hype. Plenty of other places to try in Laguna Beach."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Second visit, this time an anniversary. This time I brought old Bordeaux. They handled perfectly and courses made it very special!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have had the pleasure of dining at Broadway 4 times and each time was incredible. We are always so impressed with the delicious and masterful preparation of each of the entrees we had ordered. Always have to order the brussel sprouts - so yummy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Simply the best food in Laguna Beach at this time. Imaginative, creative and tasty. Wonderful ,knowledgeable staff. Great wine list and superb cocktails. Our go to spot when we want a night on town. 32 0z Tomahawk Chop for Father's Day was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I absolutely love Broadway! The food is beyond compare, the drinks are a treat and the overall experience is 5 star! It is my favorite restaurant and am always thoroughly satisfied in my experience. A real gem!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food, friendly and knowledgeable waiter, LOVED IT!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food is outstanding. Have had consistent excellent dinners here With wonderful service. The beef carpaccio is incredible as is the branzino. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great engaging chef, waiter Michael made our evening with wonderful recommendations of the Salmon and Lamb."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We ate at Broadway for the first time on Friday night and were absolutely blown away by the awesome food, service and experience. Amar and his staff are amazing. We tried his tasting menu and found each bite to be perfect-from start to finish. Nice wine pairings too. That's difficult for any restaurant to do and we have tried the best! Thanks for a wonderful meal, suburb service and a counter experience not to be missed. Loved it. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014