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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
  • "I had to give the food 5 stars even though the duck I had wasn't the best quality. It was beautifully cooked, but the quality of duck was not quite there. The service made up for any other faults I could find. Our server was very attentive, charming, and unobtrusive. Service like that is hard to find in American restaurants today. My wife's Branzino was absolutely fresh, first-quality, and delicious. Both of our plates were beautifully presented."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "When my young adult children come to town, this is one of our favs to go to...Broadway by Amar is a local, hip place that first and foremost is a foodie's haven but also a great bar with friendly, easy-going bartenders who actually remember you when you return and make you feel at home there...especially when my kids leave town again and I go back just to order my fav brussell sprouts and a Moscow Mule...This Sunset Pig is one happy local. Thanks Amar!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Wow this place came very highly praised but it did not deliver. First the wine adviser brought out a bottle of wine for us to taste , Saying " it may not taste exactly like that because this has been opened for two days" What!!! We had the ceviche appetizer which was nothing special it almost tasted spoiled. Our entree was the lamb, very fatty. We couldn't even eat it. And the waiter didn't seem to be bothered when we mentioned it to him. I wanted to like Broadway but I will never be back. Fortunately there are many restaurant choices in Laguna Beach."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Cool bar vintage and original cocktails with top shelf stuff, expertly mixed, nice aromatic likely you would be able to do on your own (unless you are a serious mixologist). Nice roasted brazilian sea-bass like fish (forget what they called it). A fabulous sauce and fresh garnish. Brussels sprouts with spicy sausage, roasted and supremely delicious. Sashimi plate a bit weak on portion size and not amazing. Will go back to try some of the other very different things - expecting another fun experience. Superb service but at this price point nothing less would be expected. Hangs with the best in Laguna for now with for me a lot of new stuff to explore. The usual elbow to elbow Laguna table thing so not much privacy."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Great service, phenomenal food. Cocktails were amazing and friendly staff...Will be back!! Overall perfect evening. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We have dined here a couple of times. We adore the food, the menu is creative and the service is spectacular! We ate here the other night and then walked to The Pageant Of The Masters. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Dined at Broadway for our 14th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 16th. Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly. My wife and I sat at the chef's table and watched the 4 chefs work as one and prepare each plate before it went out. The chefs were friendly (even though they were very busy) and explained many dishes to us. Anyone who has not been to Broadway needs to go. Just a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The restaurant is noisy and the tables are jammed together. Given that it is a small space, I understand but it still feels like you are dining in one big group! Don't expect privacy or quiet conversation! My son had the salmon which he thought was good, but I had the duck breast which was awful. I never had duck that I did not like before this. The farro on the side was ok, but the duck was prepared weirdly, and not at all good."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant. My friend had the salmon and I had the branzino--both superb. It is such a delight to have fine food right in the middle of town and not just down the highway. It made our visit to the Pageant of the Masters a greater experience. Great wines too!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I had the pleasure of being treated to Broadway by Amara for my 50th birthday. My father and I both chose the Monday prefix menu option with two glasses of wine. Dad had the ham terrine to start with, while I had the pork two ways (pork cheeks and belly). Both equally amazing! I had the roasted Skuna bay salmon and my dad the grilled marinated prime skirt steak. I don't eat beef, but my dad commented that the steak was a great, tender cut and the fingerling potatoes were done perfectly. My salmon was medium rare and the skin was as crisp as a potato chip. The mud pie desert was a coffee ice cream sandwich with an wonderful chocolate fudge dipping sauce. They also brought me a creme brulee with a lit candle. The staff was excellent! Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The food is some of the best I have ever tasted. The restaurant is packed together and noisy, not my place of choice for a special dinner. But I will return even with the crowd and the noise as the food is so good."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We tried Broadway for our anniversary and were overall impressed with this hot spot. Cool Ambiance/decor, strong menu and wine list and great service. It was a little noisy and the tables were EXTREMELY close together. The food was good and had a beautiful presentation. It was a little pricey but worth it for a celebratory night out."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We've come to Laguna Beach for the Pageant, each year, in search of a great restaurant. We have found it! The food, ambiance and service were fantastic."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I loved the atmosphere of Broadway and the food could not be beat. The food dishes were very imaginative and innovative. My family had a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great food, imaginative cooking and enthusiastic team. Best meal in Laguna this 2 week vacation ( we come every year from London) can't believe we have missed this restaurant last few years but now we have discovered it we will be back alot!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Amazing meals every time. Cocktails are fab and the octopus is my fav!! Do yourself a favor and go!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our evening at Broadway! Friendly, upbeat, out spot with great atmosphere that is only outdone by the incredible food & cocktails! Definitely will go again!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We do not get to Laguna Beach that often, but this is the 2nd time in the past year we got to eat at Broadway. It's a great venue that you would miss if you stayed on Forest Ave. The mixologists have a line-up of cocktails that makes it challenging to choose from (all look so good). The front of the house staff was helpful in finding us a bar table to sit at, while our table cleared out. The food was fantastic. I had octopus, which was cooked perfectly, with sauces on the plate I could not leave alone. My branzino and my wife's porkchop were seasoned and cooked perfectly, and the side of Brussels sprouts were tasty, 'healthy' morsel. We can't wait to get back to town and have another meal at Broadway, and recommend it to everybody."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This place was great. The food was different and delicious. They are the only bar in town that actually knows how to make an original Mai Tai! Just like the old Trader Vic's! I felt like I was back at the Halikalani Hotel. The only negative I have is that it was very noisy and was hard to hear the other person at the table."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Wow truly the best meal I've had in awhile. Everything was sensational! From the Heirloom Tomato Salad, Spanish Octopus A La Plancha and Crispy Braised Duroc Pork Belly then the Herb Roasted Mediterranean Branzino, Grilled Prime New York Strip Steak and Grilled Marinated Prime Skirt Steak along with a wonderful bottle of Justin, Isoceles. This is my NEW favorite in Laguna Beach for sure. Great food, incredible people and awesome ambiance!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, got the chefs bar top or table. Amazed by what a small kitchen can put out. Everything we had was better than the last. Started with hamachi, it full of flavor and refreshing. We next shared the charcuterie and crispy pork belly, the house made pates were spectacular. For entree we had the Sonoma duck, the artichoke and fennel puree phenomenal, Pork Delmonico the cheesy grits were great. Passed on dessert this time, but will back for them next time."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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