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Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. W., Salem, MA 01970-4056
978-825-4311
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Ranked #5 of 213 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We stayed for breakfast. The bacon is the best on the a la carte menu. The service was attentive & excellent.

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Revere, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've been to the Pub at The Hawthorne Hotel many times and have had both great food and great service. We were trying to think of a special place to celebrate a 50th birthday dinner so we came to Nathaniel's restaurant. We had a great dinner with wonderful service. Our server Cheryl was very pleasant and helpful. We were not... More 

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

Dear rrw1759, Thank you for your lovely review of Nathaniel’s! With its quiet atmosphere, delicious menu, and the pianist, we know that Nathaniel’s is the perfect place for any special celebration. We are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us and will be certain to pass along your compliments to Cheryl, our Chef, and of course the rest of our... More 

Rockport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Whether you are a local or here on business or vacation, please try Nathaniel's in Salem inside The Hawthorne Hotel. Breakfast is amazing. We have dined there a few times over the past few months and I must share one of the BEST breakfasts around. Food is clean and absolutely delicious. Their egg white frittata is one of the best,... More 

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

Dear Gayle P, Wow! Your review certainly made our morning. Whether a guest is here for a night, a meal, or a special event such as a wedding, our team enjoys the opportunity to welcome them to the Hawthorne. We are pleased that you have enjoyed so many wonderful experiences in Nathaniel’s and to know that the wedding you attended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Anyone in salem has to give Nathaniel's a try. From the excellent service to the absolutely delicious food and ambient environment, this place is perfect. Everyone is so accommodating and you are made to feel very welcome. On certain nights the talented pianist Steve is in house to play your favorite songs on piano, and even does requests! My fiancé... More 

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

Dear Drsalem9, What a wonderful review! We are glad not only that you and your fiancé have found such comfort in Salem, but that Nathaniel’s has become such a special place for you. Thank you for sharing your many compliments for our atmosphere, our excellent menu, and of course our welcoming staff. We wish you luck in making the move... More 

Buffalo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My beloved and I go to Salem every year for Halloween, and we stay at the Hawthorne Hotel. Nathaniel's Restaurant, located at the hotel, never disappoints. The food is amazing, the service is warm and friendly and attentive. The breakfasts are especially amazing, and we never stray even through there are many choices in the area. Dinner is romantic and... More 

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

Dear Dakota S, Thank you so much for this lovely review. I have also noticed the review you have taken the time to write about our other in-house restaurant choice, the Tavern on the Green. Nothing makes us happier here at the Hotel than having our guests come back time and again. I’m so pleased to hear of how much... More 

Delray Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful, yummy and welcoming. Next Thanksgiving, if you're in the area, book a table. Prime rib, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, carrot cake..... don't eat before you go. ;)

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

Dear Brooke C, Thank you for your review of our Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet! One of our four annual grand buffets (Christmas, Easter, and Mother’s Day being the other three), Thanksgiving is certainly a favorite tradition among many of our guests. I’m pleased that you enjoyed dining with us, and your advice to other diners is spot-on! We hope to... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great food and an attentive staff. A great experience. Breakfast and dinner were both outstanding. Elegant atmosphere/decor.

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

Dear Darlene43, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m pleased that you enjoyed dining with us for breakfast and for dinner, and appreciate your compliments not only for our beautiful, charming atmosphere, but also for our excellent staff. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Juli Lederhaus General Manager More 

williamsburg,va
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

the wait staff(becky and Helen the manager were caring and made sure our stay was most enjoyable.This is not your typical hotel food

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

Dear fisch, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m so glad that you enjoyed dining with us and that Becky and Helen made your experience memorable. I am happy to share your kind words with them and the rest of our Dining Services team. I would also like to share my appreciation with you for the reviews you wrote... More 

Charlemont, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We enjoyed the new chef's selections and delivery. Dinner and breakfast were outstanding and memorable... looking forward to returning.....

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

Dear Rick M, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m pleased that you chose to dine with us for breakfast and dinner, and that each experience proved enjoyable. As the Hawthorne’s fine dining restaurant, we strive for excellence in our menu and atmosphere, and so I will be sure to pass along your kind words to the Chef and... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The restaurant is in the Hawthorne Hotel, which is pretty terrible but at least the food on the one night we stayed was edible. The staff in the restaurant were very pleasant. An average meal which was probably overpriced when compared with great food later on in our trip further up the East coast.

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

Dear Katy B. Thank you for reviewing Nathaniel’s in addition to the Tavern. I am so pleased to hear that our staff was pleasant and served you well during your stay at the Hawthorne. As I mentioned to you in my response to your Tavern review, I am concerned about your feedback. I would like to share your thoughts with... More 

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Address: Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. W., Salem, MA 01970-4056
Phone Number: 978-825-4311
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Contemporary

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