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Nathaniel's

Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. W., Salem, MA 01970-4056
978-825-4311
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Ranked #5 of 216 restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Walking distance from the Salem MBTA commuter rail station.
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English first
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is the main dining room of the Hawthorne Hotel. We booked on Open Table before we stayed at the hotel. We arrived at 7:15 and were one of two tables in the dining room. Then the others left and we were alone. It is a bit old and tired, but faded elegance is okay with us. Kind of a... More

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Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

All food was perfectly cooked and presentation was neat and attractive. Loved the Lobster bisque. Sandwiches were packed with either meat or tasty combinations. Service was very good.

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this review

Dear Susan M, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m pleased you enjoyed dining with us, and appreciate you taking the time to offer specific recommendations to fellow Trip Advisor readers. The meal you enjoyed in Nathaniel’s was part of your conference, as we do not usually have Nathaniel’s open to the public for lunch, and our lobster bisque... More

Marblehead, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had dinner this evening at Nathaniel's at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Mass. The food was excellent and the portions were great. Our waiter, Brent O. made the experience even better. He was very helpful, attentive and was very professional. We wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant and ask for Brent O.

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this review

Dear John K, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m glad you enjoyed dining with us, and appreciate your recognition of Brent O. We pride ourselves on offering not only a high-quality menu, but welcoming and helpful service. I will be sure to share your compliments with Brent and the Dining Services team. We hope to welcome you back... More

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved the food, hated being left at the entrance wondering where the server was. Would have eaten breakfast here twice, but our first try (on a nice day) there were no other diners, and no server in site. Very unprofessional. On the second day, (raining) we really did not want to venture out into the rain so we waited (and... More

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this review

Dear Wendi P. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us exactly how you felt about our lack of a host/ess on the door at breakfast in Nathaniel’s. That certainly should not have been the case, and I can assure you that lessons will be learned within our Dining Services Management team. I would really appreciate knowing... More

Nova Scotia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I ate here for a couple of breakfasts on the days we stayed in the Hawthorne Hotel. We also had a leisurely romantic dinner there one night. Every meal was perfect.

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this review

Dear InnloverNovaScotia, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m pleased that you and your husband enjoyed dining with us enough to return several times during your stay—we can truly ask for no greater compliment than guests who visit us again. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Juli Lederhaus General Manager More

Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Verybgood food and tasty. Try there special dish with thecrisotto do notvremmber the name but delicious and also the pork tenderbloin with blueberries. Finally for the chocolate lovers there flour else chocolate tart delicious!

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this review

Dear c k, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m pleased you enjoyed dining with us, and appreciate you sharing specific menu recommendations with fellow Trip Advisor readers. The Shrimp and Scallops Sophia served over risotto is always a big hit and it is our signature dinner menu item. The pork tenderloin with lightly pickled blueberries was created just... More

Apex, North Carolina
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stopped into Nathanial's while staying at the Hawthorne. The service and good were both excellent. It was a very quiet dinner after a crazy day of driving from NYC. The meal started off with a nice bite to eat from the chef. If was a small spring roll with a great dressing over it. The wife has a chicken... More

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this review

Dear FoutsNC, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m pleased you enjoyed dining with us, and appreciate your many compliments for our service and menu. I will be sure to share your kind words with our team. I also appreciate your sharing specific menu recommendations with fellow TripAdvisor readers, as this will no doubt help them when they are... More

Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ate there while staying at the Hawthorne Hotel. Very stylish and great food, although it feels a bit too formal at night

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this review

Dear GusRipol, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. As the Hawthorne’s fine dining restaurant, we pride ourselves in offering a delicious menu, excellent service, and a sophisticated atmosphere. I’m pleased you enjoyed your meal and will be certain to pass along your compliments to the Chef. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Juli Lederhaus General Manager More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was really looking forward to dinner at the Hawthorne Hotel but I was very disappointed. Everything was overcooked and extremely high priced for the area. The service was great however, our waitress really tried to go the extra mile.

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this review

Dear Bethanmiller, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. As the Hawthorne’s fine dining restaurant, we pride ourselves on welcoming service and an excellent menu, and I’m sorry that it seems we did not live up to your, or our, expectations. As you can see from other reviews, this is most unusual for us. I would appreciate the opportunity to... More

Cranston, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We enjoyed an intimate and very enjoyable dinner for two. The food and presentation was excellent! The ambiance was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this review

Dear Karen339747: Thank you so much for writing this brief, but nicely crafted review. We always appreciate each and every guest who takes time to tell us, and other travelers, how we are doing. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warmly, Juli Lederhaus General Manager More

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