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Broadway by Amar Santana

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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FIRST COURSE
$16.0
Italian Bitter Green Salad
Umami Shallots, Toasted Pinenuts, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, Crisp Parmesan
$14.0
Baby Kale Caesar Salad
Creamy Parmesan Dressing, Pumpernickel Croutons, Shaved Parmesan
$16.0
Roasted Heirloom Beet Salad
Red Beet Hummus, Marinated Feta, Charred Tomato & Oregano Vinaigrette, Falafel, Endive
$14.0
Sunchoke and Garlic Soup
Pomegranate Molasses, Candied Hazelnuts, Shaved Foie Gras
$16.0
Beef and Bone Marrow Tartare
Quail Egg, Grafton Cheddar, Bone Marrow Bavarois, Pickled Honshemeji, Focaccia Toast
$10.0
Housemade Focaccia
Roasted Fennel Seeds, Calabrian Chile, Whipped Butter
$22.0
Artisan Cheese Plate
Dried Fruit and Walnut Bread, Condiments
$19.0
Free Range Organic Egg Yolk Raviolo
Ricotta Cheese, Duck Prosciutto, Hazelnut, Aged Balsamic, Sage
$22.0
Seasonal Oysters on the Half Shell
Passion Fruit Mignonette, Smoked Cocktail Sauce
$16.0
Japanese Hamachi Sashimi
Avocado Sorbet, Citrus Sesame Dressing, Cilantro, Wasabi Tobiko
SECOND
$32.0
Tomato Braised Chickpeas
Freekah, Smoked Eggplant and Tahini Purée, Baby Carrots and Eggplant, Herb Salad
$38.0
Seared East Coast Diver Scallop
Potato Rosti, Uni & Brown Butter Emulsion, Granny Smith Apple, Potato Mousseline, Trumpet Royale Mushroom
$36.0
Herb Roasted Mediterranean Branzino
Cauliflower Purée, Pickled Clam Shell Mushrooms, Truffle Jus
$32.0
Pan Roasted Scottish Salmon
Green Cabbage "Mille Feuille", Red Kuri Squash Purée, Pickled Shallots, Tangerine
$31.0
House Made Saffron Cavatelli Pasta
Slow Braised Lamb Neck, Goat Milk Ricotta, Castelvetrano Olives
$36.0
Grilled Marinated Prime Skirt Steak
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Chimichurri, Caramelized Onion Jus
$35.0
Smoked Pork Chop
Pork Sugo, Caramelized Apples, Apple Cider Jus, Mustard Oil
$36.0
Braised New Zealand Lamb Shank
Creamy Polenta, Housemade Merguez, Pickled Radish
$29.0
Crispy Maple Farms Duck Breast
Toasted Freekah and Duck Leg Confit Risotto, Smoked Carrot Purée, Huckleberry Jus
$52.0
Grilled Prime New York Steak
Wilted Baby Kale, Pomme Boulangère, Peppercorn Jus
SIDE DISH
$10.0
Crisp French Fries, Chipotle Aioli
$12.0
Crisp Brussels Sprouts, Chinese Sausage, Cilantro, Sweet and Sour
$12.0
Baby Sweet Potatoes, Sumac Yogurt, Pomegranate Seeds, Spiced Pepitas
$10.0
Charred Edamame, Yuzu Lime, Citrus Salt
DESSERT
$12.0
Tasting of Sorbets and Ice Creams
Housemade cookies
$11.0
Lemon Ricotta Fritters
Lemon Cream, Candied Lemon
$12.0
Oh Beehive
Lemon Goat Cheese Mousse, Honeycomb, Elderflower, Honey Ice Cream
$11.0
Bourbon Vanilla Bean Panacotta
Strawberry Sorbet, Chocolate Pearls, Tarragon
$12.0
Chocolate Praline Crunch
Candied Hazelnut, Salted Caramel Ice Cream
$18.0
Artisan Cheese Plate
Dried Fruit and Walnut Bread, Condiments
About
Open Daily at 5pm. Ongoing specials: Monday ~ $39 Prix Fixe, Tuesdays ~ Small plates, Wednesday ~ No corkage, Thursday specials.
PRICE RANGE
US$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

This place is without a doubt the best restaurant in OC for fine dinning! It’s absolutely lovely. The restaurant itself is small but funky and intimate. The staff are top notch. They know their stuff and offer beautiful service — listen to their recommendations! The...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Odyssey733953
Reviewed October 2, 2018

highly professional , very polite ! , an interesting menu , and the food : "highly creative" ! ... "superb" , that combination not easy to find . Also i found the décor very interesting , energy was +++ and the overall experience was "absolut...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alexander d
Reviewed September 21, 2018

My husband and I finally returned to Broadway after a 5 year absence. I honestly can't explain what took us so long, but perhaps the poor service experience and noise levels from our first dinner 5 years ago just left a bitter taste. Suffice to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank BillR2390
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Came here for a late dinner. Both my husband and I are fans of Amar on Top Chef and have been meaning to visit his establishment. We arrived on time on a Friday night with reservation and were seated promptly Our waitress was very friendly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank priscilla-rie
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is a modern restaurant with open kitchen and great menu. Serves are big for the style and its not overly expertise for the quality

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BellyTravel
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

‘Broadway.. by Amar Santana’ is one of our true favorites.. (that’s why we keep coming here) the atmosphere is vibrant, lively, and welcoming, the food is over the top and the people...tremendous; the servers, bar, hosts, chefs......ALL! This makes for a wonderful culinary experience. We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 292rajanb
Reviewed August 10, 2018

It was supposed to be a great occasion. My sister and brother and spouses were joining me and my sweetheart for dinner together. We're scattered across the US now, so any time that we're all in one place is great. Orange County is where we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 8cu
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Can't believe we have never been to this restaurant in Laguna - it is over the top FABULOUS! The only reason I did not give it a 5 rating is the noise level and how tight the tables are. Other than that, not only is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Baltimore48
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We made dinner reservations for a Sunday before going to the "Pageant of the Masters". We were seated immediately upon arrival. Seating is tight with tables situated along one wall. That means that some in the party will have to face the wall. Which I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Chelibug
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is a great restaurant located in the heart of Laguna without the pretense of some of its competitors. Fun staff. Fun crowd. Very good menu with many interesting choices. We started with a the cheese platter and chose the halibut and the sea bass...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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