The Copper Door is one of the newest restaurants around, and it’s made a big splash in the greater Manchester area. Located just down the street from the grande dame of Bedford eateries, the Bedford Village Inn, the Copper Door is a worthy neighbor. They have an extensive menu – a fusion of old and new. Lunch selections include comfort dishes like meatloaf and bacon burgers and inventive creations such as a pablano and chipotle shrimp pizza. Their lunch menu is rounded out with many soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrée offerings.
They describe their dinner menu as “approachable New American and upscale comfort foods,” and that’s what it seems to be. It is much lengthier than their large lunch menu, and includes a “Snack” section as well as several soups, salads, and pizzas, the chef’s take on several classic dishes, and refashionings of old favorites. An example of the variety offered: slow roasted beef tenderloin, chicken spiedini, wood roasted New England haddock, and fettuccine Bolognese. The entrees are complemented by ten vegetable side dishes. Their desserts are all made in-house and are the perfect ending to a fine meal; they include Vermont chevre cheesecake, bananas foster, and tri-custard brulee.
Their wine and port list is remarkable. Their waitstaff is very attentive and are truly exemplary. Many of the offerings are served with a special flair. The décor is a mixture of country elegant and contemporary, which seems very appropriate for the locale and the atmosphere the restaurant is trying to convey. This new eating place is definitely worth a try. The Copper Door also boasts an attractive bar area, a private room for groups, and outdoor patio seating.
Bedford’s newest eatery is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Entrance to the restaurant’s parking area is on 15 Leavy Drive, a new street off State Route 101 and Old Bedford Road. Their website is very extensive and will give you a good idea of what your dining experience will be like.