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Nathaniel's

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American, European, Contemporary
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Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. W., Salem, MA 01970-4056
Walking distance from the Salem MBTA commuter rail station.
19788254311
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located inside the Hawthorne Hotel, Nat's serves a modern cuisine in a...
Located inside the Hawthorne Hotel, Nat's serves a modern cuisine in a historic setting.
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great New Menu!

My wife went to Nathaniel’s on Saturday evening where we listened to live piano music and had a delicious meal. My wife started with a new cocktail “Elderflower” which she enjoyed very much. We both had the smoked salmon as an appetizer which was delicious. I had the mussels Marinier which were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Tom Z
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Wenham, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Wenham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My wife went to Nathaniel’s on Saturday evening where we listened to live piano music and had a delicious meal. My wife started with a new cocktail “Elderflower” which she enjoyed very much. We both had the smoked salmon as an appetizer which was delicious. I had the mussels Marinier which were perfectly cooked and again delicious. We shared a... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Perhaps due to the fact that the hotel Nathaniel's is located in - the splendid Hawthorne Hotel - isn't an ordinary hotel. Extraordinary yes, ordinary no. Like the hotel, Nathaniels is spotlessly clean and tastefully - I might even say elegantly - appointed (I understand that it's recently been renovated). The service was spot on from start to finish -... More 

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

Dear theghostwriter, With 290 restaurant reviews under your belt, I certainly appreciate your candid review of our Nat's restaurant. We have indeed been recently renovated, and our new menu - with a European flair - was thoughtfully put together by our Executive Chef. Thank you for dining with us and encouraging other Tripadvisor readers to give us a try. Regards,... More 

New York, NY
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Incredible. Little did I know my husband and I would be back so soon after our daughters graduation from Endicott College in May. We returned for the Concours D'Elegance held at Misselwood (on the grounds of Endicott; all the proceeds goes towards scholarships for Endicott students) but there was never any doubt where we'd be staying. Celebrating their 90th anniversary... More 

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

Dear ragstoriches07, It is always a pleasure to see a returning guest enjoy the amenities we have to offer and thank you for dining in our Nat's restaurant during your stay with us and recognizing the great service you received. I will pass along your kudos to the entire Hawthorne team and I look forward to seeing you again soon.... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I traveled to Salem, MA in search of a new home as we are relocating from PA/NJ for work. We were also celebrating our one year wedding anniversary. We ate breakfast at Nat's both Saturday and Sunday. Not only was the food excellent (best omlettte I have ever had! The caprese) the service was five star. All... More 

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

Dear Alexis S, Thank you for sharing this wonderful comment about our Nat's restaurant and commenting on the great breakfast you had on both days. Welcome to Salem and I hope to see you back soon. As we have recently revamped our dinner menu, we would love for you to give that a try as well! Best regards, Patrick Cornelissen... More 

Dallas, Texas
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a wonderful breakfast. We had a package with the hotel that included breakfast-you can't go wrong with this!

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

Dear kpcdk, Thank you for sharing your nice comments on our breakfast. Many of our guests choose our breakfast package, which offers a great value and is certainly the best way to start your day! I hope you had fun on your visit to New England and we look forward to seeing you back soon. Best regards, Patrick Cornelissen General... More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were a group of 11 in town for my Mother's 87th birthday with family. We specifically chose Nathaniel's because we were staying at the hotel and wanted to make it convenient for our guests. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening from drinks through desert. The appetizers and mains were delicious and everyone was pleased. There was something for everyone... More 

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

Dear Jeffrey R, I appreciate you taking the time to review our Nat's restaurant and for choosing the Hawthorne Hotel for your special event. We have received great feedback on the new menu that we implemented last week and I appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge both the food and our server in making your event memorable. Best regards,... More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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227 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nathaniels at the Hawthorne Hotel is a perfect special occasion place. Slightly formal, perfect waitstaff, and really good food. Brunch on the week-ends is a nice way to relax and spend the morning.

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

Dear smthibs, Thank you for writing your feedback on our Nat's restaurant, which we recently refurbished, redecorated and created a new menu for. I am happy to read that you enjoyed our Sunday Jazz brunch, as it is certainly one of the highlights for many people visiting. Regards, Patrick Cornelissen General Manager More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I stayed at the Hawethorne hotel. I was very fortunate to be able to eat breakfast and dinner at Nathaniel's. The food was very good and the service was great. The two young ladies that waited on me, Betti and Nikolett, were absolutely fantastic. Their service was impeccable and they answered all of my sightseeing questions. I highly recommend this... More 

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

Dear haroldd614, Thank you for sharing your awesome experience. I will make sure to share this review with Nikolette and Betty, as they always appreciate it when guests walk away with a positive impression. We hope to see you back one day to try out our new menu, which will be implemented in July. Best regards, Patrick Cornelissen General Manager More 

Salem, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nathaniel's is charming, great ambience, and have always had excellent meals when we've gone for lunch or dinner. The Sunday brunch is great - lots of variety and reasonably priced. Waitstaff is very personable and helpful. Definitely recommend Nathaniel's

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

Dear Wendy W, Thank you for writing a review on Nat's and to highlight the Sunday brunch, which is an excellent value with an outstanding atmosphere. We hope to welcome you back soon to try out our new menu, with exciting dishes such as Moules frites, Beet Carpaccio or Roasted Duck Breast. Sincerely, Patrick Cornelissen General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I went there for dinner as a special date night to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. We ordered as an appetizer- the wedge salad and pan seared scallops with parsnip our entrees- I ordered the grilled swordfish and my husband the haddock for desert mocha crème brulee. The food was bland and tasteless. My swordfish was very dry.... More 

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

Dear Susan H, I apologize for the less than stellar experience you received at our restaurant, as this is certainly not how anyone's lasting memories should be, in particular on a special occasion. While I am glad to read that you enjoyed the Mocha crème brulee and appreciated the service and updated décor, the same should have been the case... More 

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Address: Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. W., Salem, MA 01970-4056
Phone Number: 19788254311
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American, European, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. W., Salem, MA 01970-4056
  • Public Transportation: Walking distance from the Salem MBTA commuter rail station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 19788254311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

Description

Located inside the Hawthorne Hotel, Nat's serves a modern cuisine in a historic setting.

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