Two warehouses at NW 10 and Broadway along Automobile Alley, largely vacant for a quarter century, came alive in December 2014 as home to an upscale restaurant, Broadway 10 and Bar Chophouse and a neighborhood wine bar, Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar. The new restaurant, located at 1101 N. Broadway Avenue, recently opened in the redesigned former Buick dealership.
Built in the 1920’s, Broadway 10 retains the floor-to-ceiling windows wrapped around the restaurant for a near-panoramic view of the district’s cultural revival. This is a great spot to watch the bustle of the city go by the large windows, and it has its own bustle inside. The atmosphere is energetic and happening.
Two entrepreneurs, Jeff Dixon and Aaron Soward weren’t interested in reinventing the chophouse with Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse. They wanted to improve it – and they did with a fun and sophisticated twist on the traditional steakhouse. The "openness" of the restaurant, including the bar area and the food prep area, is perfect.
The pair brought Chef John Patterson as chef de cuisine and built a solid menu. The menu is one page, with appetizers like steak tartare and calamari; soups and salads; and entrées of traditional cuts of steak, lamb and pork. Every cut of meat comes with a sauce and starch, which is a nice change from the a la carte menu that you typically see at a steakhouse.
Then there is the unexpected: a sushi menu including The Buick, with crab salad, asparagus and spicy shrimp sauce. The menu also offers a fish of the day and organic wild-caught salmon. Portions are generous, and include the potato or other starch offerings that are as carefully crafted as the other menu items. The sauces are also a signature specialty, with several options offered.
Don't go in expecting a quiet secluded evening to yourself – the dining area is clearly designed to be a high-energy experience. The atmosphere is great, the food is really good but what keeps guests going back – above atmosphere and great food is the friendly staff – who are genuinely interested in ensuring your enjoyment. It's a high-class restaurant without being pretentious.
The by the bottle wine list is outstanding and the “by the glass” wine list features an impressive selection as well. The hand-crafted cocktails are of favorite of locals. Broadway 10 transports you to a diningexperience equal to any big league city in the US.
Broadway 10 Chophouse is open Monday thru Thursday, 11am - 10pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am - 11pm; and Sunday, 11am - 9pm. For more reservations and more info, call 405-212-3949 or visit www.broadway10okc.com.