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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

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (34)
Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (29)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Hot Spot (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Business Meals (15)
Fun (14)
Romantic (14)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Seasonal (6)
Casual (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 15, 2018

Amazing food! Great service! Cool decor!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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 4, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 30, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A top restaurant in OC. Michael, the sommelier, is one of the best around. Great food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Original and tasty combinations. Dim, romantic lighting. Energetic atmosphere but it works. Only TV was playing and old black and white movie for effect. Finally! A bar/restaurant without sports and news screens blaring at you. I'd return just for that! Great wine selection, awesome food and exceptional service. Well done.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

THE BEST restaurant we've been. Why? The space. The speed of food prep. The waiter. Attentiveness of staff. The cleanliness and detail of back of restaurant/restroom area. But most importantly- the presentation and taste of the food was outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

One of our favorite dining spots in Laguna Beach. We love sitting at the bar or “chef’s bar” and watch the magic happen. Don’t miss the first course option - egg yolk raviolo - it’s incredible. Kudos to the chef who never misses an opportunity to conjure up unique and unexpected preparations ... and hats-off to the bar tenders that craft amazing cocktails.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Amazing serivce and food was excellent. Overal great evening here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Birthday
Great food and excellent service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Second time dining at Broadway, first time for the Monday night prix fixe. As expected, FABULOUS! Can't wait to dine again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had a really great dinner with a girlfriend. Egg yolk ravioli was amazing, as was the branzino and pork chop!!! Service was professional and fun. Loved the chef's table/bar.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Amazing night with the one I love

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food as always, trendy contemporary restaurant unfortunately the noise level is annoyingly loud .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food reasonably flavorful and priced. Staff works in earnest but tables too crowded, food a bit too salty and the ambience much too loud

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We enjoyed the care and service received for our birthday dinner. The drinks were unique and the whiskey tasting fun! The ambiance added to our festive moods. Thank you for making our birthday celebration fun!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The drinks, first course (beet salad & octopus) and dessert were great. The "pork chop"
consisted of several thick slices of pork. It had a very strong hickory flavor and was rare.
We could not eat it. A very expensive birthday celebration was very disappointing!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I don't know which was better, the service or the food. Both were top notch and worthy of the 50-mile drive to Laguna Beach for our 33rd wedding anniversary. My wife was impressed -- and that made me happy. I had the pork chop, she the salmon, both were tender and tasty. We're coming back as soon as possible, if only for the handmade drinks and the bone marrow.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of the best in Laguana Beach! Worth several visits to try the entire menu. Great service!

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Pork was undercooked
A no charge was applied
Chef needs to be back in attendance

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was delish. Bone marrow and the brussel sprouts are my favorites. A little loud. Cocktails are amazing!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Broadway by Amar Santana may very well be the finest restaurant in Orange County and the namesake was also in attendance to regale the patrons and to ensure a great dining experience. My wife, son and I had 7:30 dinner reservations on Saturday Night. The restaurant was packed with a vibrant crowd. We also saw a number of our CDM friends. For cocktails we ordered a bottle of Hall Cabernet from their extensive wine list and for First Course we had the Chicken Livers, Hamachi Salad, and Beet Salad. All were delicious and well prepared with dressings or sauces. For Entree's we had the Prime New York Steak, the Chimichurri Skirt Steak and the Pork Chop, and for sides we had the Fries and Brussel Sprouts. All were prepared to perfection. I highly recommend Broadway for a delicious dinner in a fun vibrant atmosphere !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

What a way to start the evening. We were greeted by Chef Amar and GM Ahmed. The food as always was amazing as always starting with Brussels Sprouts and Oysters and Hamachi. Suddenly we each had a hamburger slider in front of us compliments of Chef Amar. For the main course Bouillabaisse. Desert had to be the delicious Pannacotta. Rather than critique each course I will simply say all were fantastic. We will be back soon.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

A great foody restaurant. If you can sit at the kitchen bar to watch the Chefs prepare your meal. Outstanding food in the "Wow, each bite is a gastronomic experience" category. Expensive but worth it. Excellent entrees but sometimes whey even go there when the appetizers are so good. Not someplace I would go every week, but for that occasional "foody" experience and "wow" factor it is outstanding.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of the better meals I've had in quite a while. Everything we had-- from the raviolo to the pork belly to the pierogi to the skirt steak-- was amazing. My whole branzino ranked among the two or three best pieces of fish I've ever had. There's nothing ostentatious about this place-- just wonderful food in a cozy, familial atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food took forever. The waitress was embarrassed to make eye contact.
But once is arrived it was excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance! Will do again

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service and food. The atmosphere was awesome! Cocktails were delicious! Will definitely recommend eating here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is one of my ultimate favorite restaurants in OC.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The fish dishes were fresh and delicious. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. The service was attentive but not fussy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was good and well done - a foodie's delight. Art work is beautiful on the walls. Wait staff top-notch. The ambiance - not so good for a couple. Maybe better for a foursome. The tiny tables that can barely fit your food and drinks -- jammed packed in to get as many tables as they can - they are literally 6 inches apart from each other. Don't count on having any type of private conversation if you are going with your date. The waiter had to hike the food over my husband's shoulder when it was delivered to the table so as to not to disturb the people on either side and I would have to warn him that it was coming so he wouldn't make any sudden moves. To get out of my seat on the bench side, the waiter had to ask my husband to stand up so he can push it back towards the aisle - very awkward. The bar stools at the bar when someone moved them made an awful jarring sound and every patron would whip their head around to see what it was - strange, because this is any easy fix folks. This place has been open a while now, and the place is obviously doing very well and has rave reviews, but it is a shame that they can't fix the ambiance and design side of things or sacrifice a few tables for people to enjoy the food and their company more.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Not kidding this place Broadway by Amar is awesome!
Food Ambience Bar Wine even the patrons (excluding us) is top chef!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Small restaurant with great service and presentation. Every time you got up they folded your napkin nicely then helped you with your chair when you came back. Food was fantastic. Definitely get the hamachi and panacotta.

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