The Broadway

4.7
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157 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Broadway is a grand room. Built in the same great location where the group got its start, this vibrant space takes inspiration from the neighborhood’s hard-working industrial roots. Rough-cut wood and steel-accented concrete act as a foundation for the design that features a variety of communal seating options and two large bars – one built using wood from the original Beer Garden. Other features include a wide-open store front, a wood-fired pizza oven, and an impressive menu that has something for everyone.

Reservations are strongly encouraged but we do accept walk-ins. We will only be able to seat you when your entire party has arrived. Please note that tables are held for 10 minutes after initial reservation and then your table is forfeited. If the reserved table is forfeited, you'll remain on the wait list and seated at the next available table. Subject to applicable change.

Cakes available for purchase with 72 hours notice, please email contact@thebroadwaysouthboston.com

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vipCarlyF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Alex was amazing! Super friendly and on top of it. We had a great day and a big part of it was Alex's service!

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Kristen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I would recommend this place to go out for drinks but not for dinner!! There was a line at 7:45pm. Luckily we had reservation but we couldn’t have a normal conversation because it was so loud. Drinks were great, food wasn’t. We were a big group and no one loved their food.

BK
vipBrendaK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pizza was good - very loud though

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, food, and environment!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and only outdone by the food! Very satisfied and will be returning for sure!

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Diner02906
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of options on the menu from sweet to savory, gluttonous to healthy. All very good, Fun atmosphere, mostly mid to late 20's for brunch on Sunday, mimosas flowing. Music is too loud-you can only hear the person sitting next to you. Staff seemed slightly overwhelmed as it filled up.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food and service was fine but the bar was absolutely packed! We constantly had people bumping into us, spilling drinks on us and yelling. And while we were seated and a few drunk kids even sat down at our table thinking it was just a bar table... not a great location for a casual birthday dinner. We’ve been for dinner many times before and it was never this out of control at dinner time!

KW
KateW
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great, very loud atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST BOSTON BRUNCH

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Jillian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and incredible drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and the food was amazing. Great weekend brunch spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST BOSTON BRUNCH! Get their chicken and waffles with the buffalo sauce on the side!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! We were sat next to the bar so we had plenty of natural light. We had the mimosa tower, a little over 80 ounces of mimosa! It was perfect for brunch and easy for both us and our server as we could do the serving of mimosas ourselves. Then we got the Sweet Caroline pizza, sweet, slight spiciness (though I could have used more spice!) beautiful, cheesy pizza with a crunchy crust. Jackie was our server and she was so kind even with the craziness that brunch in southie can bring! Will be back.

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vipKerryb
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Absolutely the worst brunch food I’ve had in Boston. For $15 I received 2 “chicken biscuit sliders” with no side. The chicken sliders were actually tiny biscuits with a little gravy on each, and ONE THIN chicken tender cut in half, one half for each biscuit. The meal came out and I literally laughed.
Good places for cocktails and the nachos were decent, but our brunch entrees were an absolute joke.

AM
AlysonM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places to go! Foods amazing; drinks are great - haven’t left with a negative experience and look forward to the next time I go there every time 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great!

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SteveN
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Too loud with DJ

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AmandaF
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’ve been here many times with friends. The food was great as always; however, the server didn’t seem like she was 100% on her game. Every drink we ordered was done one at a time: order one drink, bring to table, order another drink, bring to table. A couple drinks we ordered were also not correct. We would still come back here, though! The food is always amazing!!

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vipAliciaK
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Chose this place for brunch. I read a few reviews online and was skeptic about the reviews about the service. I did see what the few reviews mentioned about the hostess.

Chelsea was our server and very sweet and attentive.

The monkey bed is a must.

The place was busy even at 10:00 AM.

JM
JoyM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu for food and drinks is extensive. Food is delicious. Don’t miss the guacamole or queso. Had the Persephone drink which came with pomegranate ice cube.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My friend and I decided to have a celebratory brunch out, and since we've been to The Broadway before we felt it only right to try their brunch. We made a reservation and were seated promptly, but from there everything went south. We ordered two mimosas, a donut to start, and then a breakfast platter and a scramble pizza. Two minutes later the breakfast platter arrived, and only I had my food while my friend waited on hers. Our server touched down briefly to tell us that the food did belong to our table, and that my friend's food would be along shortly. That was the last time our server stopped by our table. She walked around continuously but never looked our way. We were looking to have multiple rounds of drinks but instead we sat with empty glasses (both mimosas and water) for at least 20 minutes. Our donut never arrived because our server forgot to put that order in, even though we ordered that at the same time as our entrees.

As two individuals who have worked in the restaurant industry (and my friend who currently works as a restaurant manager) we can easily say that we were ignored. We understood that it was busy, but our server only touched down on our table once. There is nothing worse than feeling ignored, and that is precisely how we felt. Not once were we asked if we would like another drink, more water, boxes for our food, or even the check. We finally had to flag down another server to ask for our check and we decided to go have drinks elsewhere. The food was good but the service was exceptionally poor. It truly says something when the bouncer outside your doors was more welcoming than the staff inside. I certainly prefer the service I've received at the bar at the Broadway, because the dining service leaves much to be desired.

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vipcc1555
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DID BRUNCH
Went with a group of 4 for brunch. Great menu choices, food was excellent. Service great.
FYI, very"energetic" Sunday morning crowd.

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vipEliseT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Awesome food and service but EXTREMELY loud!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! So much fun!!

JG
vipJenniferG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was really good and our server was awesome!

DB
vipDavidB
New England
109 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place very lovely and busy, killer food and location, nice service great photos!

JA
JeanelleA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Hope! You are a wonderful server! We are broke college students, but we wish we had 500 for you. Your personality and behavior is so friendly and professional. I will be back for you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We were seated 30mins late and put at a table and which was half booth/half low table meaning our group was split in 2 and ruined the meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

There was literally a fingernail in my friends water but it’s all good lmao

MF
vipMeghanF
New England
29 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Very fun place to go for a pats game, night out, or brunch!

CB
CeliaB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great variety on the menu along with specialty drinks that are fun to try!

LL
LizzyL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lovely server. Very attentive. The host just dumped the menus on the table and walked away. Kind of rude. Sorry to have interrupted your conversation with the other host. Very noisy place.

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vipVMill
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our table kept sliding around and I couldn’t hear anyone at my table, hard to have a conversation. My husbands burger was over cooked. Buff cauliflower was good and fries are too.

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Sabrina
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an AMAZING experience this was. A bunch of friends planned a surprise brunch for someone close to us. The host was so kind to "pretend" the person had a reservation for 2 only and walked her to our big table. She was very SURPRISED! The food was amazing, the waiter was great and came to check on us often. The chef brought out her dessert to sing Happy Birthday. This was overall a great experience and I can wait to come back in.

DC
DarcyC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our son wanted to have lunch here after his graduation~ really fun place and nice young crowd. As our son walked in the restaurant in his cap and gown ~ the whole place started clapping for him! Food was really good at an affordable price.

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MLRNH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and good food. But the noise, the noise noise noise noise. As a bar, okay. But not a restaurant.

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vipPorleau
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cool renovations and interesting decor for sure, but super LOUD. Especially when they have live music. The food was pretty good, but things like mac & cheese leave a little to be desired. Decent beer and booze selections. Upscale Southie pub, but not high end restaurant. Perfect for bringing your crew in for sports, grub, and checking out the scene.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

took us 30 minutes for us to get the check, turned a 45 minute meal into a 2 hour meal because of how slow the service was. the food was subpar and over priced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, great food and drinks !