CHATHAM — Looking for a new restaurant to try for lunch or dinner? Main 233 is an elegant BYOB that celebrated its grand opening on June 28. If you haven’t already guessed they are located at 233 Main Street.
Serving New American Cuisine, the restaurant takes its name from its Main Street Address. Everything is made in-house to order from scratch with all fresh ingredients.
Chef John Carrino studied at Institute of Culinary Education and has worked at well known resorts. His love for food and cooking developed at a very young age because his family would always come together to eat. Carrino said “I want people to enjoy food. With the cooking techniques that I learned working side by side with many great chefs ensures that I always deliver great meals.”
The American Cuisine menu offers a variety of appetizers from Mussels Provencal (Served with Shallots, Garlic, White Wine Broth and Toasted Points), Maine Crab Claws (Served with a Remoulade), Burrata Heirloom Tomato Salad (with cold-pressed olive oil, herbs, and burrata cheese with a balsamic reduction), Grilled Frenched Lamb Chops (with walnut pesto and pomegranate balsamic drizzle) and a Chef’s Selection Charcuterie Board (cured meats, cheeses, nuts, jams, fruits and vegetables).
Try one of their delicious freshly prepared salads such as Classic Caesar Salad (fresh romaine hearts with parmesan garlic croutons finished with Grana Padano), Arugula Salad (Strawberries, pecans, and crispy goat cheese croutons with a creamy balsamic vinaigrette), Field Greens Salad (poached pears, tomato wedges, crumbled blue cheese and cashews with a champagne vinaigrette) or Fresh Lump Maine Lobster Salad (romaine lettuce, red onion, and celery with a citrus avocado aioli). You can add grilled shrimp, sirloin, grilled chicken or pan-seared salmon to any salad.
Next try Lobster Agnolotti (with a champagne pink sauce) or Peruvian Potato Gnocchi (asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes with a rosemary chardonnay garlic wine broth).
If you are craving something from the “Land” there are four house specialities served with the starch and vegetable of the day. A 16 ounce Berkshire Tomahawk Pork Chop (with a bourbon fig glaze), 8 ounce Filet Mignon (with a merlot pear reduction), 12 ounce Certified Angus Sirloin – aged three months (topped with roasted herb garlic butter) or Bone-in French Cut Chicken Breast (with a pancetta demi-glaze. If you are craving for a fresh dish from the sea served with rice and the vegetable of the day, try their Blackened Pan-Seared Tuna (with a mango pineapple salsa and tropical coulis) or Coconut Crusted Wild Salmon (with sweet chili grilled asparagus and mango ketchup).
Main 233 is open for lunch on Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and dinner Tuesday to Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Closed Monday. Reservations are recommended.
Main 233 is available for corporate events, private events and catering.