Broadway by Amar Santana Debuts in Laguna Beach

Amar Santana was executive chef at Charlie Palmer in South Coast Plaza before taking over Laguna Beach’s former Five Feet space to open Broadway by Amar Santana, a pricey New American serving the likes of housemade charcuterie, roasted bone marrow with marinated anchovies and crisp seared duck breast with caramelized salsify; it’s set in a storefront made elegant with lots of marble, stainless steel and a very busy open kitchen, in which Santana holds court for diners who sit at the bar to watch the flames rise.