This past Friday night, I had two freinds in town from NYC stopping for dinner on their way to the Cape for the weekend. They were originally due to arrive at 6 pm, but actually arrived at 8 pm. hungry and tired. They love small intimate places with good food, so I suggested we try BROADWAY BISTRO on the West Side, hearing so many good things this past summer. It turned out to be a great choice!
WE started with a few appetizers to split, on the suggestion of the waitress. One was the 'Granny Apple' salad, the other was the 'Beets and Prosciutto' - both delicious, and enough for the three of us to share.
FOR DINNER, two of us tried the pork tenderloin, which melted in your mouth. It had a sweet /sour glaze over it, and accompanied by a spoonful of vegetables (my only complaint - the veggies looked packaged or canned, not fresh). My other friend had the 'scallop' special, which was served over risotto. She said it was incredible. (Keep in mind, the menu has only about seven or eight entrees on it, though a nice variety of offerings).
THE service was friendly and attentative, without being overbearing . The atmosphere was quaint and cozy ; a candle-lit window table made for the perfect chilly autumn night. I was surprised that the restaurant was not full, considering how delicious the food was and so reasonably priced ($40 for each of us which included a 20% tip).
Thdy have an extensive wine menu (wine and beer only), but no desserts. A 'cup' of chocolate fudge and strawberries mixture was complimentary at the end of the meal.
If you haven't been here yet, I encourage you to go. It's probably one of Providence's best kept secrets.