My wife and I, who dine out often, were pleasantly surprised with our dinner at Broadway East last friday. We went into the meal with very moderate expectations, but we really enjoyed our dishes (our summer arolls appetizer was light and slightly spicy, my shrimp pasta was al dente and perfectly seasoned, and her crab cake was, for a change, mostly crabmeat) and the vibe, which is loungey but unpretentious. I've seen a few criticisms of the service in other reviews, but that certainly wasn't our experience - our server was nice and attentive. The room was less than half full when we arrived (around 9:15pm), but by the time we'd gotten our entrees, it had filled up. After dinner we enjoyed heading downstairs to the lounge to have a few drinks and listen to the decent DJ (who, we realized at that point, was supplying the music for the restaurant as well, which was a cool touch). Overall, we hope to return soon, and I'd urge those who haven't been to Broadway East to give the place a chance and judge it for themselves.
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