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22 Broad Street

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22 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 04217
Mountain Explorer (Sunday River Shuttle) service stops directly across the street (in the winter months only).
207-824-3496
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The reviews are right: exceptional food and service!

We decided to try 22 Broad Street based on its Tripadvisor reviews and ranking and we were not disappointed. The food is imaginative, fresh and well-prepared. We tried the two "house specials"- Crispy Eggplant and Beef Braciola, plus the swordfish- and all were excellent. The wine list is broad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
shs220
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We decided to try 22 Broad Street based on its Tripadvisor reviews and ranking and we were not disappointed. The food is imaginative, fresh and well-prepared. We tried the two "house specials"- Crispy Eggplant and Beef Braciola, plus the swordfish- and all were excellent. The wine list is broad and well-chosen, mainly Italian, and prices very reasonable. But what sets... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were the only ones in the restaurant on a Tuesday night in late April. The locals call it mud season. We were greeted at the door by the friendly bartender who was also acting as sommelier for the evening. We tried the martini's as they were really unique. I had a cucumber based and my husband had a pear... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Have eaten here twice now during visits to bethel. Great food and nice wine list. The sommelier on staff is wonderful and had a nice recommendation. I had the linguini with clam sauce which was fantastic with fresh cherrystone clams and loaded with garlic. Hubby had rigatoni with vodka sauce - also yummy. Salads were fresh and amply sized. Only... More 

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New Hampshire
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165 reviews 165 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I started with a limetini which was the best martini I've ever had. You are immediately welcomed to this lovely cozy spot. The crackling fire and decorations are a bonus. The homemade bread is amazing. The salmon was cooked to perfection and plenty to take home. Truly exceptional in every way.

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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Their reputation for the best Martinis attracted us to 22 Broad St but the delightful food is what will keep us coming back! I recommend the pepper vodka martini with calamari for starters. The lamb special was out of this world and my husband had their signature dish, lasagna he said it was better than his mothers. Our friend had... More 

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massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were staying at the Bethel Inn, where the food was terrible and strolled across the street and found a real gem there. First-we were very welcomed -we felt like "regulars" The bartender where we started was a joy to spend time with. The meal was outstanding, sitting next to a stoked wood fire. A wine steward gave us a... More 

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CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Try the blood orange citrus wild Salmon if it's on special. I lucked out, it was! Wonderful wait staff, beautiful old house, arch. for ambience. Real fire place!

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MA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

“22 Broad” definitely holds up its reputation as being one of the top restaurants in the Bethel area. It has a warm, cozy atmosphere and the food was delicious and well prepared. The upscale menu and nightly specials had a wide array of options ranging from authentic style spaghetti and meatballs to braised lamb shank. They offer a great wine... More 

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Osprey Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We arrived late on a day when we'd been up since four o'clock a.m. traveling from Florida. Although I remember dinner as being delicious and thoroughly enjoyable, I really can't remember details because I was too exhausted. Enough to say that we thoroughly enjoyed it, would go back in a flash and enjoyed the wine too.

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North Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Visited this restaurant for the first time during our ski week - we enjoyed it so much we fit in a second visit during our short week in Bethel. Our servers were outstanding, the food delicious, and with the fireplace cranking great atmosphere. The restaurant is on the small side, so reservations are handy particularly Thursday through Saturdays. The Calamari... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Public Transportation: Mountain Explorer (Sunday River Shuttle) service stops directly across the street (in the winter months only).
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: 207-824-3496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?