22 Broad Street
22 Broad Street

22 Broad Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://22broadstreet.com/
  • Phone: 2078243496
  • Hours of Operation:
    Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Randolph Z. Lego
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Dining rooms with pocket doors to close off your room for meetings, parties and celebrations.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Amann 2078243496

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Mountain Explorer (Sunday River Shuttle) service stops directly across the street (in the winter months only).
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available, parking lot behind the main building for guests only.
A word from 22 Broad Street
Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar. Real, home made cuisine using the freshest ingredients available. Screened in porch, outdoor dining in the warm months. Real wood burning fireplace in the winter. We host wedding rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions as well. Romantic and cozy setting. Voted "Business of the Year 2013" from the Bethel Chamber of Commerce. Voted "Best Martini" 3 years in a row from Sunday River This Week survey. Featured in Down East Magazine twice, The Boston Globe and the Sun Journal. Children's menu available. Reservations strongly recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
22 Broad Street reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)romantic (17)special occasion (17)great for outdoor dining (14)notable wine list (13)fit for foodies (11)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Poor Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We purposely went on a Sunday night while we were on vacation. The dining room was very hot and we sat for 15 minutes before we were greeted by waiter. The expensive bottle of wine was delivered quickly but the appetizers took 1/2 hour. The Caprese Salad is bogus. We got chopped tomatoes and shredded mozzerela. The entrees were to compare to a chain Italian restaurant such as Bertucci's and Olive Garden. Too expensive for the quality of food and service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food & location, a bit pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A nice place.....the G.H. House is beautiful and a great spot for a anniversary or birthday dinner. The major positives were the food (everything seemed to be freshly made), the ambiance (sat on the porch on a nice summer evening), and the drinks (they make a great 'Hot & Dirty' martini). The negatives were the prices (in line with other restaurants in the Bethel area, but still rather steep for a simple plate of pasta), a one member of the wait staff (waiter was great, but one member of the staff (from the bar I believe) did not have an 'indoor voice' and was more than a bit distracting during dinner as she moved among the tables).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was very disappointing
    dineoutoften
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've eaten at 22 Broad Street many times and love the restaurant. The food is the best in the Bethel area and the ambiance is appealing. Unfortunately, Sheila the waitress did a very poor job. We're questing whether we can go back , fearing we nay get Sheila again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent good Italian food
    DeeDee
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Little too much personal conversation among staff and locals at the bar
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • diner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    All our food - six meals - came out hot. That doesn't happen often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ZeyadVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    except server who has loud voice, noticed by other guests
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 22 broad 04217
    soupy103
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went back based on previous experience. The food is good, and it's the best and only real restaurant in Bethel. We are neighbors from Bethel, and have meet the owner, John, who is a very good host.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    22 Broad is reliably good. Good food, well prepared, nice atmosphere and friendly wait staff. It is our favorite spot in Bethel and we always look forward to an evening there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loumac
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A pleasent evening with great food and wine on a summer evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We dined on the screened porch where there was ample space between tables and very attentive servers. On cooler evenings the interior tables are in a beautiful restored victorian home. The food was excellent. My husband had a very generous portion of chicken parmesan and I enjoyed the chicken marsala. The pasta was just OK, nothing special, therefore the 4 stars instead of 5. The arugula salad and the ceasar salad were outstanding! I would recommend arriving early and having a martini at the bar before dinner. This is a great place for a special evening out!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meganeater
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife and I were in town on a Monday night on business. The calamari purgatorio was overcooked and chewy, the tomato sauce tasted too much like tomato paste for me(my wife was ok with it) and the risotto tasted as if it was made with a rice other than the typical "arborio" type and was not at all al dente. Maybe it was simply way overcooked. The desserts were good and the martinis were very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 22 Broad Street
    Tntraveler
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This restaurant is located in bucolic Bethel, Maine. My wife and I went there for dinner twice. It is in an old restored house with a veranda. We ate both times on the veranda. The first night we ate highly recommended stapes on the menu. They were both excellent. The second I had the same dish I previously had and my wife ordered a scallops special. They were inedible with spices that buried the delicate taste of the scallops. The owner quickly replaced the dish with another. The chef was told to change the dish and I was told by our waitress that subsequent dishes came out much improved.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Trueblonde03
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Lemontini was excellent! I was hoping for a piece of fish- but they don't have much for fish on the menu. In the past they have had nice fish specials. This time it was scallops, which I don't care for. So I tried the Chicken Marsala and it was very good. They offer a dinner salad for about $3.50 which I think is nice. The salad is good and although it is small, it is plenty before the meal. My husband had chicken parm and he enjoyed that as well. We had a very nice evening there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 22 Broad St Dining & Drinks
    TJWed
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    What a great place. The bar, drinks and bartender ( Mike) were great. Our table on the porch was nice. The food was amazing! The service was great ( Host and Shanta). We will be returning customers!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed!
    Julie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I do frequent this place, but we actually decided to celebrate our Anniversary here. At first we thought because it was so familiar, we wouldn't feel the romance, but we were wrong! We requested a porch table and got it. The owners were very gracious and Mike the bartender is great! The food was exquisite and our 22 vodka, with hint of blueberry, martini was superb! We even had front row seats to music on the Bethel Common. We will be back soon as 22 Broad St. is our favorite find in this area. Thank you Amy and John!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Annual Revisit!
    Jomac
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Love this place. Food is excellent, but the tomato sauce is outstanding. Real "home cooked" flavor...so delicious! Our first experience wasj last year when on vacation in Bethel Maine. So good we were determined to return and were equally delighted. Would have liked a more extensive choice of wine and dessert...but will return whenever we are in the area!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday to me
    Lauren
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We went to celebrate my wife's birthday. Had dinner on the porch for the first time and it was very nice. The porch and house are beautifully done. Very elegant and the service and food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency
    Fullandsassy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Another enjoyable dining experience at 22 Broad St.. All aspects of the evening met expectations. Weather was perfect for the porch and it was great to reacquaint with all after their spring break.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    lovefood
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great dining spot directly across the street from Bethel Inn. Food was excellent! Would be sure to go back when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the 22 Broad Street reviews archive.
  • supremely disappointing
    SammomVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    So many good reviews but not for us. The salad was good. Then both entrees were problematic-we had send back both and reorder: a ribeye that was this gristly, thin piece of meat (and one very undercooked). Inedible. After reordering different entrees those weren't right either: one undercooked (again!) and the second was not what we ordered ( a misunderstanding I guess--just gave up at that point in trying to make it right). Chocolate dessert was just ok. Coffee very good. The martinis are very good, too--they advertise as a martini bar, I think. The ambiance was lovely. I don't know that we will come back given the food issues, but we might give it another try. Maybe ordering something else would help. Or just come for drinks.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love Italians
    Lauren
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We go out for lunch more frequently than dinner, but when we want a great dinner out, or when we are entertaining guests, this is our first choice. My son, who recently moved "back east" , came to visit and we had a delicious dinner this week at 22 Broad. It was a pleasure to watch my son and his girlfriend enjoy and "pig out" on appetizers (clams, sorry, don't know the correct name the very thinly sliced beef dish) then the main meal. We all enjoyed the evening very much and they admired the building. Thank you, we'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Requested and were seated
    pleaseddiner
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Requested and were seated at quiet table for 2. Very attentive service offered in a caring, but not insincere of over the top manner. Nice menu choices. Very good food including in house made pasta & bread. Owner came to our table to help with wine choice. Overall very nice experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place. Food was
    FoodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Love this place. Food was excellent and they make a great cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    CinJeff
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    22 Broad is our favorite spot for fine dining. No special occasion is complete without a trip to 22 because we know for certain that the staff and owners will be warm & friendly and that the food will be excellent -- no matter what menu choice is made. Additionally we love the cozy unrushed pace where one can savor each course and linger over wine or aperitifs. We have been to 22 many times and have never been disappointed -- DEE-lish!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and nice atmosphere
    Joal
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Delicious Italian food in a very nice cozy atmosphere. The eggplant lasagna and the lobster fettuccine was delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Setting
    relady
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We booked this restaurant based on Trip Advisor's reviews and were not disappointed. Chuck was our waiter and he struck just the right balance between being attentive, funny and excellent at what he does. The food was delicious, the atmosphere perfect after a day of skiing with a real fire in the fireplace in the room that we were seated in. The bar area got a little noisy and the staff simply closed the door between the bar and the dining room and order was magically restored. It will definitely be on our list of restaurants to visit again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian gem in a small ski town
    ZeusVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    stuffed mushroom appetizer and beef braciole dinner. A winning combination. Yummy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late night dinner for two
    Tedw
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Arrived at 8 on a Saturday, it was, as always, busy. Wine delivered was not what was ordered, but it was excellent anyway and they kept the price fair... Food was excellent, but service is slow. Left at close to 11.. We have been to 22 Broad many times and it is consistently good, but slow. Probably the best food and martinis in Bethel.. I am assuming the kitchen has a certain capacity and the chef does not compromise quality for speed. We will be back.... :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite!
    Aileen
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    When we spend the week at Sunday River there are lots of restaurants to choose from. 22 Broad St is our favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Dining in Bethel
    dartmouthdiner
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    22 Broad Street offered a quiet, adult experience in a cozy old home, complete with a crackling fire. We started with the Calamari Purgatorio - a definite step above the typical breaded and fried calamari. The Crispy Eggplant Lasagna was outstanding; it did indeed feature wonderfully thin slices of crispy eggplant. The lamb shank was very good, tender and falling off the bone, but exactly what one would expect. Dinner was complemented by wine from their nice selection. We were warmly welcomed by the hostess and well served by our waiter. Reservations are suggested. We were there on a Wednesday evening in March and they were completely booked. On our next visit we will definitely sample the martini's - nice bar and exciting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dining experience
    tlc946
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I would absolutely return. It is one of the best in Sunday River.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising find in Bethel Maine
    Melanie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Our first impression of 22 Broad Street was how pretty the restaurant is. The ambience is warm and lovely. Service was friendly and efficient. My daughter and I had the cod which was excellent. I would highly recommend 22 Broad Street
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    PhillyVisitor
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We went to 22 Broad while on a ski weekend at Sunday River. Food was great, atmosphere excellent in historic house. Great place to get away from the mountain and enjoy a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great as what I had heard
    Bode
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The space is gorgeous and cozy. Salad & specialty cocktail were excellent. However, the Haddock Oreganato was a disappointment. It was over cooked & dry. My guest had the same and thought the same. I was visiting from CO, (there are not excellent fish dishes in CO) and was so looking forward to wonderful fish. Did not get it here, unfortunately.
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  • Bethel gem
    Bobby
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Great food , efficient service and beautiful surroundings make for a great dining experience .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, Romantic Spot
    Allison
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I were in the Bethel area for vacation and I was looking for a romantic, upscale spot to celebrate a belated Valentines Day dinner. I found 22 Broad Street online and the reviews looked promising, as did the details on the website. It was great to be able to book through Open Table, as well. Considering we went there site unseen, we couldn't have been happier with our dining experience. The atmosphere was rustic, "old New England" charm, and we were fortunate to be seated right next to the fireplace. The food was amazing, as were the wine and cocktail list, and the prices were appropriate to the quality of the food. I would highly recommend 22 Broad Street to anyone looking for a unique dining experience in Bethel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very romantic, busy evening.
    yumyum
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very romantic, busy evening. Food was perfect and not rushed. The staff was working very hard and kept everyone happy. The perfect place to relax with your date and enjoy the well decorated home. Will absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We really enjoyed the experience.....only complaint would be a very flat pasta sauce . Really needs improving!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Dpsaia
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We love 22 Broad. Great intimate bar and dining. Wonderful ambiance and nice and warm after a day on the slopes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Porch
    Ironed
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    If it is a cold winters day/night avoid sitting on the porch. When door opens it gets very cold quickly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.