We enjoyed the best meal, by far, of our four night visit to Bethel, Maine. We were staying at the Bethel Inn directly across the street for the first time in 20 years, and were a bit disappointed that their formal dining room had closed. So, we decided to cross the street and are glad we did.
22 Broad Street is in a converted Victorian home, resulting in multiple, cozy, small dining rooms. We had made a reservation on Open Table and were offered seating on their lovely screened porch which was delightful. While their specialties are Italian, every dish we had was outstanding.
22 Broad also has a small bar, The Martini Room, so I had to try a specialty cocktail, the 22 Broad Manhattan and it was great. My husband opted for wine by the glass from their impressive wine list.
We started with small house salads. My only minor criticism is that the plate was a bit small for the beautiful, artistic, fresh, tasty salad, making it hard to cut without spilling off the plate. The white vinaigrette was light and tasty. Their clams casino were some of the best we've had.
For entrees my husband had the chicken piccata which came with green beans and a side of pasta. I was tempted by their scallop special served over angel hair and chock full of artichokes and asparagus with a creamy lemongrass sauce. Best of all, I had leftovers for today!
We ended the evening with one crime brûlée and one decaf cappuccino. Our bill before tip was just under $100, but we had four courses, a cocktail and wine, and loved every sip/bite (and my scallop special was pricier than most entrees on the menu).
22 Broad also offers lighter apps, many pasta dishes and salads. Our server, Katie was delightful as was the "coffeehouse" acoustic music by Sirius Radio playing in the background!
Well Worth the Walk Across the Street!
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