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“Phenomenal setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Broadway by Amar Santana

Broadway by Amar Santana
328 Glenneyre St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
9497158234
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Ranked #10 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Forest Avenue
Description: Open Daily at 5pm. Ongoing specials: Monday ~ $39 Prix Fixe, Tuesdays ~ Small plates, Wednesday ~ No corkage
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Phenomenal setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great eats at the former site of 5 Feet, an eclectic menu that is every bit as good as others in the area with the highest Zagat ratings. Nice bar and a happening atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A local gem, but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Menu and quality of food delicious will return. Sunday evening was packed lots of energy however service was slow we had to request numerous times for drinks, etc. when they brought out coffee men served first and mine was served at least 10 minutes later, what's up with that? While not happy about the service last night, likely will return. If you are the manager reading this please tweak your deliverable.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“We had such high expectations”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

From the moment we arrived we guessed that this was not going to be a night to remember for the right reasons.

We were ignored by the maitre d' in favour of someone she knew.

The cocktail menu was poor and the waiter and his team didn't even know what a white cosmo was.

The bone marrow was simply poor. Flavourless.

My new york strip was tasty but dry.

However, the pork belly was frankly the worst dish I have been served for many months. It was ugly to look at - a huge dollop of hoi sin sauce with some fig poured over blackened asparagus which, in the dark room, made the whole dish look, sadly, like dog poo. The three pieces of pork belly were turned up and dry. They looked and tasted as though they had been left on a surface heater for a few hours. Not a single drop of juice or gravy oozed from the hardened piece of leathery ..... meat I think?

The waiter was non-plussed that we had the temerity to complain.

No-one asked how the meal had been and we left as quickly as we could.

It is noisy and awful.

Go to Watermarc, Nicks or any other decent restaurant rather than here unless you want to shout across a noisy industrial space and receive poor food.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Redondo Beach, CA
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, really impressive service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took a close friend to Broadway for a special birthday treat. We shared a charcutterie plate, branzino entree and brussell sprout side (and half-bottle of Pinot). Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. But what impressed me most was the service. Despite being a higher-end establishment, every staff member (host, wait staff...) was friendly, warm and truly service-oriented.Looking forward to returning there with my husband next time.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Best I've had in a long time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My reviews are honest and right to the point - so here it goes...

The food was amazing.
Service was great.
Pricing a bit high - but well worth it.
I'll go back again and would absolutely recommend it to a friend...a sure sign we loved it.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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