On a recent business trip to Boston, I had the opportunity to have lunch on the south side at The Broadway. While I get to the city regularly, I don’t often get to venture outside of the normal spots close to where I do business. What treats we found from this scratch-made kitchen!
Set in a storefront locale, this semi-industrial restaurant boasts a large open feel with exposed air ducts and rustic wood. The expansive bar allows plenty of room for enjoying craft cocktails, an ice-cold local draft or glass of wine while noshing on their delicious menu. We were quickly seated and greeted by a friendly server who knew their menu really well – I love that! Starving, we decided to start with shishito peppers and tuna tartare. These were tough decisions given the array of choices, but we were thrilled. The blistered peppers were coated in lime and sea salt, a perfect execution of a popular small bite. The yellowfin tuna was prepared with tagarashi, avocado and cilantro and served on crispy wontons – excellent!
We moved onto entrees and were equally impressed with the freshly prepared ingredients. I had a plate of perfectly-seared fresh scallops with sautéed spinach and included asparagus as a side dish. They were sweet and creamy and tasted like a mouthful of the sea. My coworker dove into the cedar-planked salmon with simple baked potato and roasted brussels sprouts. Both the preparation and the glaze on the fish made it top-notch. While the sprouts were underdone for our taste, it’s sometimes just preference. In any event, we thought both meals were worth ordering again!
Whether out for lunch or dinner, you’ll find an unbelievable selection of starters, salads, entrees, sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas at The Broadway. Dress up or dress down, you’ll fit right in and feel comfortable with the friendly staff and tasty selections. Check out their menu at thebroadwaysouthboston.com. Dig in!