It was a gray and damp Thursday night when we realized it was our last chance to take advantage of the Dinner Deal at South Broadway Grill in Denver. Listeners to the Warren Byrne Restaurant Show on KEZW 1430 Radio hear about a weekly Dinner Deal – a great incentive to get out to restaurants we’re unfamiliar with or to revisit tried and true favorites. The Meal Deals usually run from Saturday through Thursday evenings; we never cease to be amazed at how Thursdays slip up on us each week.
We abandoned the comfort of home and headed to South Broadway Grill which opened a few months ago. The location first saw a Mr. Steak restaurant back in the \’60s and has seen numbers of eateries come and go. The completely redone interior is pleasing in its sleek urban simplicity, contemporary art and floral highlights. Bob immediately noticed an impressive orchid on the hostess stand. The host assures us that it’s real. We later learn that co-owner Carolyn Kinsella is a talented floral designer.
Carolyn along with husband Val Erpelding also own the extremely popular Breakfast on Broadway and Flower Wraps, a unique flower shop and full-service cafe.
Dinner started with the Broadway Salad – fresh spring greens, dates, figs, toasted almonds, goat cheese dressed with the house vinaigrette and topped with polenta croutons. I loved the salad, next visit I may make it my entree. Bob selected the grilled sole with a creamy caper sauce served with mashed potatoes and spinach. He ate the whole thing – there was no need for a to-go box. My choice was the pasta Fabiano. Sautéed chicken breast, broccoli,roasted cashews and penne pasta in a basil cream sauce. The cashews added a nice texture and flavor to an otherwise rather bland dish. A little added salt helped bring out some flavor. The ice tea received excellent reviews from both of us.
A serving of chocolate chip caramel bread pudding to share capped our Dinner Deal. I watched dishes coming out of the kitchen, a number of sandwiches looked very appealing as did the buffalo short rib stroganoff. The clientele spanned the range from young singles watching a ballgame while eating at the bar to three-generation families with Grandma in a wheelchair. I’m thinking one of the circular corner booths will be just right for the next girls night out.
South Broadway Grill has a neighborly feel, I can imagine dropping in often if it were in my neighborhood. We found warmth and comfort in the food, service and setting even on a gray, damp evening.
When You Go: South Broadway Grill is located at 2200 S. Broadway, Denver, CO – one block south of Evans. They haven’t yet put up a web site, call 303-993-2301 for information.