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43 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217-4015
+1 207-824-1007
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“vongole” (8 reviews)
“thai calamari” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217-4015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming to Bethel for years and like to go to the local places. Brian's is under new ownership, so we gave them a try. We were seated adjacent to a table of 10 loud folks in a small room. Several of these folks...More

Thank Mark and Bev C
BriansBistro, Owner at Brian's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Disheartened to here about your experience, although glad you enjoyed your entrees. As you could see when dining with us, we are a very small establishment with limited seating. Our apologies that the table enjoying themselves near you was bothersome. If you should choose to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for dinner in Bethel. We had my birthday dinner there last week and it was delicious. We’ll definitely be back.

Thank MarybethS116
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm and friendly - great food and service - the most charming small town and this restaurant reflects that

Thank laurensterling1222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top notch food and drinks. Pleasantly surprised at quality and surface. Will recommend and frequent again.

Thank PatriciaBraintree
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Went out for dinner for our anniversary with my sister and her husband. Atmosphere was cozy for a chilly night in Maine. Service was excellent. Food was delicious (salmon, steak, and chicken marsala). Portions were generous. I recommend this restaurant highly and intend to return...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

An expensive restaurant with very limited choice for people with food restrictions an diets. The place is nice but the quality is unsatisfactory.More

Thank Frits K
Jessica N, Owner at Brian's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to offer your feedback, although mentioning it to your server or a manager at the time of your visit could have resulted in satisfaction. Might you be willing to share with us what you were missing to accommodate your...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We had no reservation and although it was a busy night we did not have to wait for a table. The food was served quickly and was okay, despite the fact the risotto was very cheesy compared to European/real Italian standards.

Thank Agneta87
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

As a jaded well traveled foodie, I had no expectations coming here. A very rural small town in a picturesque area of western Maine was off my radar but due to a family wedding here we were in search for a nice meal and fast...More

3  Thank daivs
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We frequently eat at Brians. It is our guaranteed good food place! I typically have either the calamari, charcuterie board or artichoke dip for an app. The specials are always very appetizing and typically grab my attention as they are well portioned and adorned. The...More

1  Thank Tracyh71
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We had both cocktails on the outdoor patio, they make a great Martini! We enjoyed our cocktails therefore decided to come back later that evening for dinner. We were not disappointed, great night got to eat outside, service was great and food was delicious.

Thank Fligh
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7 November 2018|
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Response from N905CCjessican | Property representative |
Hi Macky! The answer is that Brian thinks so! 😉 He is actually working on the winter menu over the next couple of weeks while we are on limited menu/hours. Stay tuned! I will let you know! Cheers! Jess
caroline d
23 October 2018|
Response from N905CCjessican | Property representative |
You can view our menu online...entrees range from $18-$30. I would say $75-$100...
caroline d
22 October 2018|
Response from N905CCjessican | Property representative |
Yes, we do offer gift certificates. You can either purchase over the phone to have mailed or purchase in person!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217-4015
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: +1 207-824-1007
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