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About 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.

328 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Forest Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 715-8234

Website:
http://www.broadwaybyamarsantana.com/

Parking Details:
16 parking spaces available.

Executive Chef:
Amar Santana

Private Party Facilities:
Buy-out options available.

Private Party Contact:
Ahmed Labbate: (702) 823-6927

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Broadway by Amar Santana Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Special Occasion (31)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server, Janice, was helpful, professional, and attentive without being invasive--impeccable service. We shared a series of small plates between the four of us, and every dish was unique and outstanding. The attention to every detail in this restaurant is obvious. A perfect evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely Delicious! Delicious food with an authentic flavor and zest unique to Chef Santana. Cocktails are delicious and creative with some amazing non-alcoholic options as well. I will happily go again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

I was very disappointed by the seating. If you sit along the wall you are basically eating with four other people and for this price point I don't get it. The Branzino was unimpressive especially if you have been to Bestia. The only thing I remember was the Hamachi which was tasty but it wasn't enough to bring me back. Bummer too because I always loved Amar on top chef. Save your money and go eat at Richard Blais Crack Shack instead.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as always.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant, food is always amazing with great service

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We had the chefs tasting menu. Amazing butter poached lobster. The ribeye also paired well with our wine.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding good and service. We Always have the Brussels sprouts. I must tell you I do not like Brussels sprouts, however the way they are prepared at the Broadway is amazing The oysters were very fresh. Also outstanding were the Scollops and the Bronzino. Top that with a good bottle of Champagne and you have a amazing evening.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s celebration a day early.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great restaurant overall, desert tremendous. A little bit tight seating quarters, could use more space or remove a table or two.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our third time dining at Broadway (visiting Laguna from Los Angeles). Great food and service. Very crowded and had to wait 30 minutes despite having a reservation - but worth it! Our favorite "foodie" spot in Laguna/Dana Point area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved the restaurant but I was kinda bummed about one thing ... was it was my boyfriend's birthday and I mentioned it after dinner cuz they ask if it was a special occasion that we were there... they came to the table with a desset & candle and I thought it was thoughtful then I realized I was charged for it! Hmmmm

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Oh My! I had heard that it's a great place but it was awesome. Took my girlfriend for her birthday dinner and everything from the custom drinks to the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts were exceptional. Definitely going back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

AWESOME-as usual! Love Broadway!! Always a treat❤️

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my wife’s birthday and I took her and two of our friends out to dinner. Sat at the Chef’s table where the action was and we had a blast. Food was incredible as always.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

To much hype and way overpriced for the quality of food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Drinks, appetizers, main course, and dessert were all excellent. Yellowtail appetizer melts in your mouth. Special lamb pasta dish was amazing as well.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Incredible dining experience! The food was outstanding. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

While the noise level could be a distraction, food was impeccably prepared, and service was unfailingly professional. I would certainly return.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was better the previous times we were there. Something was off - food wasn't as good as we had remembered.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We enjoyed our dining experience so much we are returning this week-end with family from WI. The Octopus appetizer was one of the best of recent memory. We liked the beet salad and the bitter salad. Perfect contrast. The pork dish was very generous and delicious. We also had the whole wild fish cooked perfectly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent service, friendly staff, great place to enjoy great food in a great atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent. We arrived on time for our 8:15 reservation but our table wasn’t ready. Went to the bar to grab a drink but didn’t get service so when our table was ready 10 minutes later - no drinks until we sat and ordered. Went there for a birthday and indicated that in the reservation but no acknowledgment that we were celebrating anything -no one even said happy birthday

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Creative, beautiful, outstanding food with great service. Try to sit at chef’s table for an exciting show by Chef Jamie RT al!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been to Broadway a number of times and the service and food never fails. The only distraction was a drunk 50 something woman at the bar, but the manager did take care of her which made the night much nicer. Definitely recommended!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding! Food, service and ambiance! Will definitely be going back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Sitting at the chefs table is the only way to go

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Another excellent dinner, highly recommend the "Egg Yolk Ravioli" appetizer. Delicious with a beautiful presentation. This restaurant never disappoints. Great food variety, wine selection and special cocktails. The professional/personal attention and quality of food experience is long remembered after the check is paid.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We were so disappointed! We’re regulars at this restaurant and by comparison it was awful! The noise was so loud we couldn’t hear the friends sitting across from us. We waited 30 min for our appetizers and then almost an he for our main. The food was heavily salted and not up to the standard of this restaurant. It was horrible. The salmon wasn’t cooked through and the pork chop over cooked. We wonder if the chef is relying on his past reputation or spending too much time at his other restaurants. We won’t be back!

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·Dined on January 24, 2018

Day after our anniversary.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a great meal with wonderfully attentive but not overbearing service. The restaurant is fairly compact but still very comfortable. Parking is very plentiful. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Broadway never disappoints, spectacular every bite! Don’t miss this Laguna Beach gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing food! Great service! Cool decor!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Broadway is pretty much my favorite restaurant. The grilled octopus is amazing and perfectly cooked. Also love the Hamachi and the beet salad.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Moms bday but they didn’t bring out a pastry and candle.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

In the top 5 best dinners I have ever had. From the ambiance (we sat at the chef's table and it was a fun experience!), service (excellent knowledge and kindness of the staff), food, menu, etc...we had the octopus app, the skirt steak was the best I've had, and the brussel sprouts were the nonetheless the same.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is the 4th time I've been to Broadway. The food: Unreal...well presented, tastes phenomenal, and the presentation is fabulous. The service....second to none. I love this place and I will be coming back for a long time to come.
Thanks

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food and service and Chef Amar was there and came over to our table to talk! Perfect evening

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for NYE dinner. Didn't realize they had pre-fixe menu. Would have liked to have known before going, it was $155 a person! Food was absolutely amazing, but we were still hungry after!ha
One of our favorite restaurants regardless of this experience!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The octopus and the sashimi were amazing! The venison and the fois gras were à disappointment, however the sea scallops and the banzini were great. Definitely worth a taste.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food is always exceptional here and tonight was no exception. Great service as usual. We love this restaurant!

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