GLENDALE -- The Broadway Bar & Grill is the ambitious, new restaurant
in town with hopes of breathing new life into The Exchange shopping area.
Broadway refers to the theater district in New York City. The look of
the menu is reminiscent of Broadway’s classic yellow, black and white
theater program Playbill, and the dining room has an urban ambience,
starkly decorated with a smattering of framed theater posters on beige
walls with wood accents.
Features on the menu are sandwiches (lunch only), salads and many
entrees that are a total departure from your stereotypical California
cuisine. Meat and potato dishes like Yankee pot roast, beef shortribs,
pork chops, lemon-herb chicken and a variety of grilled steaks are at the
heart of Broadway Bar & Grill’s culinary style.
The featured fried chicken ($11.95) is good, though I’ve eaten better
fried chicken in surroundings not quite this refined. If you’re into the
fried stuff, the fish and chips ($10.95) seems to be much more popular
among the patrons I observed.
A dinner-size Caesar salad ($7.95) is made with a tasty creamy Caesar
dressing with a tinge of anchovie and lemon. I split the prime rib
platter ($15.95) with my daughter and was amazed to receive two full
plates of food complete with french fries and creamed spinach.
The meat was served rare even though I ordered it medium, but it was
still a deliciously satisfying lean cut.
IF YOU GO:
*WHERE: Broadway Bar & Grill, 112 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale.
*LIQUOR: Full bar.
*HOURS: Open seven days 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
*PRICES: Lunch $6.95 to $13.95; dinner $8.95 to $21.95.
ANNIE BETTELLI’s restaurant reviews appear each Wednesday.