When you hear the words “French bistro,” they might conjure thoughts of old-world vines and unpronounceable wines, but Maxim’s 22 is also a brasserie, which is like a Parisian taproom. Home to the largest bar in Easton, it boasts 22 bar seats and 22 draft beers. Here, you can live a little with Escargot, Baked Brie en Croute, and Frog Legs, but you can also chow down on elevated comfort foods like six variet- ies of Mac and Cheese, as well as burgers decked out in roquefort mousse or foie gras. On the weekends, escape from your diner rut by swinging by for brunch. Look for menu surprises like the Pullman Box, a hollowed-out brioche loaf stuffed with scrambled eggs, crème fraîche, house-cured salmon gravlox, and caviar.
Did You Know? Recently added to the kitchen’s bag of tricks is the art of making ice cream with farm-fresh ingredients and unexpected flavor combinations like Strawberry Lambic Rhubarb.
Insider Tip: Host your next private soiree in the Art Room, the vogue private party space decked out in a floor-to- ceiling hand-picked French poster collage.