Best place to eat in Bethel. Excellent menu and food.
As a condo owner and season pass holder at nearby Sunday River Ski Resort I have a lot of opportunity to eat out and 22 Broad is by far the best resturaunt in the area - but you better bring a big appetite - they really bring it!
22 Broad Street is one of my favorite restaurants. My boyfriend and I always drive over from Sunday River when we are up for the weekend. From food and drinks to service and atmosphere - everything is top notch! The Chicken Marsala is so delicious and the Beef Braciole is equally amazing. Waitresses are attentive, but not overbearing. I wish I lived closer so I could visit more often.
Had a great meal here! Food was excellent, service was prompt, but not rushed.
22 Broad St has a wonderful, varied Italian menu from the classic to the creative. The seasonng is perfect and the wine and beer list compliments the food. Go even if you don't have a special occasion.
Wonderful ambiance with great service and fine dining.
Nice ambiance with a working fireplace in dining room. Request table in front of fireplace. Food is good and fresh. Cuisine is Italian focused. Small bar area that fills up. Also a outdoor porch area for dining in warmer months.
The food was very good but service was particularly slow and the cocktails were small size. They have an upstairs and a downstairs area. I would recommend the downstairs.
Four of us visited 22 Broad Street for the first time, for a double birthday celebration. We were greeted and seated promptly (actually a few minutes before our reservation). This is an old house with tons of charm and wonderful ambiance. As you walk in you are met with the enticing smell of Italian cooking and a little bit of wood smoke...really whet our appetites! Our server was extremely pleasant and attentive and made suggestions (which we followed) and really set the tone for our evening. We had flatbread and calamari appetizers - delicious ... salads - arugula, a Caesar, and Beet Salad were all fresh and delicious - (unfortunately Lobster Bisque is not a regular - which we had been hoping for - but was not missed!) Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti and Sausage and Crispy Eggplant with sides of pasta were all delicious. Fresh & Tasty. The marinara - which I think is the tell-tale of any Italian restaurant - was fabulous, so everything that had any hint of marinara was going to be great (including the flatbread). Portion sizes are generous and we could not even think about dessert. We were so comfortable and did not feel rushed - even though there were quite a few waiting as we left. Would love to try some of their other offerings (Pork (!) Osso Bucco, or the Tuscan Porterhouse, or Beef Carpaccio - will definitely be back! (Oh - and great cocktails - will look forward to the martini bar some evening - their signature cocktails were also wonderful).
This was our second occasion eating at 22 broad and it did not disappoint. Lasagna was great, Fiancee had the Halibut and she loved it. Had the pan seared calamari with the sauteed peppers, Key lime pie for dessert. Perfect dinner great wine and perfect staff. Was a very pleasurable experience.
Nice restaurant, very friendly staff. We had the crispy eggplant lasagna and the Sunday gravy, both were good.
Pretty and cozy on the inside with fancy tin ceilings and a working fireplace. great martini bar with interesting options. The Italian food is just what you would hope for in a place like this, authentic, tasty, and inspired! Service is always friendly and prompt.
Once again a great meal at 22 Broad. We brought friends who were visiting from CA and it lived up to our bragging.
Right across from the Bethel Inn after a long day of XC skiing. Saturday night so place was full, we were sat up stairs. All very nice with some calm ambient Frank Sinatra when suddenly Ice Cube came on :0. After the 3 line of lyric (with a few not family friendly expletives) the plug was pulled. From that moment on silence the rest of the evening. Not a huge deal but we were sitting near a large family and had to listen to every detail of their conversations. Other than that I highly recommend 22 Board.
Another enjoyable meal! This is our favorite restaurant in Bethel. Very consistent and never disappoints.. We can’t say that about the other restaurants in town. Thanks 22 Broad!
Second time at this restaurant - good experience!
Food great, service very accommodating.
Family and kid friendly.
Restaurant is in an old house - let them know if you need ground floor seating.
Always so good! The staff are amazing. Above and beyond for service!
Beef bracciole was excellent
Our family was excited to try 22 Broad Street after being unable to get a reservation on our prior trip to Bethel earlier in the winter. 22 Broad Street does a nice job creating a cozy, intimate atmosphere for diners, while also being welcoming to families. My salmon over mixed greens was perfectly cooked and delicious; my son devoured his gigantic portion of chicken parm (the waitress did warn him it was very large), and my daughter appreciated the availability of a kids menu for her dinner. The side of green beans were delicious as well. We'll be back here on our next trip to the Bethel area!
We had a really good meal on a busy Sat night. Lobster bisque was excellent and so was the Haddock. Vegetables - asparagus and string beans were cooked perfectly, slightly crisp and not overdone or soggy. Definitely will be coming back.
Great find while staying at Sunday River. Wine list had some great choices at a reasonable price! Lobster ravioli was out of this world...a must go.
I made a reservation for a Monday night 60th birthday dinner. We were seated at a lovely table, the service was wonderful, and the food was excellent. My special requests were accommodated. I would definitely recommend 22 Broad Street to my friends.
Wonderful spot to celebrate my husband’s 75th - good seranading !!!
Wife said it was the best carpaccio she has ever had, and she's been around.
amazing - my third time back and it was just as good as the last time - high quality food and the best steaks in Maine - get the Porterhouse - you will not be disappointed!
Food was terrific .. especially appreciated the warmed plates. The pace of the meal was perfect. The server (Pamela) was outstanding.
Excellent restaurant, food was very good and authentic italian
It was great to be ten miles from home but feel like we were somewhere new. The food was good, service excellent, atmosphere cozy. Make a reservation if you go on a winter weekend. It’s jumping. Good energy.
Being Italian, I am always cautious about Italian Restaurants.
22 Broad is the real thing! We highly recommend the eggplant and beef Braciole
22 Broad Street has great food, good ambiance and good service. Whenever we go to ski Sunday River we always make a point of having dinner here.
Ths was our third visit. We are fans. Love the menu. Recommend the beef carpaccio. I ordered the shrimp scampi-not quite as good as usual-the warm chocolate cake was great.
Our biggest complaint is the location of the bathroom. It is practically in the bar and is awkward to stand there when it is full-which it always is. Would recommend a bathroom renovation!
Lovely space, great service, decent food, but quite warm. We were seated in front of a roaring fireplace. We were roasting, as were other tables that were seated farther away from the fireplace (yes, it was a point of conversation among various tables). Fire was pretty, obviously, but sweating through a dinner that wasn't inexpensive was unpleasant.
Very good and a standout for food I Bethel area. Real Italian in the land of public food. Will return.
We always enjoy a great meal here. Staff are friendly.
Love this restaurant it is quaint the service is good. The people are friendly. Most of all the food is really good.
My husband and I had our 24th anniversary dinner here. The service was very good and the ambience was very nice. It was quite cozy with the fireplace going on a cold night. As we ate early in the evening there were not many customers yet so the noise level was very good for quite conversations. The food was very good and plenty of it, we took home enough for another meal the next day. The prices were on par with other restaurants of it's kind. Overall a very nice experience that we will probably do again.
A wonderful braciole that was worthy of my grandmother from the Bronx. I was stunned to find such an authentic Italian place in the Maine! Generally you end up with some variation of egg noodles with ketchup! Not at 22 Broad, wonderful, authentic Italian at a fair price. Reasonable wine list as well!
Small tables and big tables. Good for friends and families. Near ski resorts. Terrible parking and, obviously, no public transportation!
Good martinis, service was ok - late on serving wine, steak was excellent and cooked as requested. The seating is a bit cramped. One of the better restaurants in Bethel.
Quaint Classic New England atmosphere with a warm real fire in the fireplace. Great wine selections, delicious bread/oil, tasty Caesar salad, perfect size entrees (rack of lamb special was wonderful) and delicious deserts. Best meal we've had in Bethel in a very long time.