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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 215 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
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The dining room is cozy,has character and an excellent wait staff. We were luckly enough to get Judy to wait on us. She has a smile that will make you feel at home, and is knowledgeable about the menu. We had the Pot Roast based on her recommendation. The meat was lean, tender and covered with a light and delicious... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

On the night I turned 3/4 of a century, my wife took me to dinner at Nathaniel's. Wonderful dinner. I had the pot roast, my wife the lamb. Soup to nuts very fine, indeed. A bottle of Wente Cab. Sav., martini before, cognac after. Our wonderful waitress, Nicolette, was efficient and helpful, even when I produced my own martini glass,... More

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Long Beach, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a place with good food that really captures the essence of Salem, go to Nathaniel's. We had a very good meal, great wine, good service, and the ambiance is fantastic. I also really enjoyed their great piano player who takes requests. When we return to Salem we will definitely dine at Nathaniel's again!

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Kentucky
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were in Salem one night and ate dinner at Nathaniel's based upon the Tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. We made reservations, but they were not necessary on a Wednesday night. Our server was wonderful. My daughter is extremely picky, and she worked with her to find something she would eat. The menu has such amazing options that we... More

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

Dear Kelseymom: Thank you so much for recognizing our excellent server in Nathaniel’s. We are very appreciative when we see our attention to detail rewarded by a kind review such as this. I will be sure to share your comments with both the service staff and our culinary team members. I am sure this will make them smile. Thank you... More

Southampton
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The food & service was great, this is a lovely old Historic Hotel & the atmosphere is truly relaxing.

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

Dear baryspad: Thank you so much for writing this excellent review about your visit to Nathaniel’s Restaurant. We are very grateful, and happy that you enjoyed yourself so much. Sincerely, Juli Lederhaus General Manager More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The food was soooo good I'm still thinking about it. My husband had the signature dish, the shrimp and scallops sophia. Which was fantastic. I had the grilled pork tenderloin with pickled blueberries. Amazing. The service was amazing, and the restaurant was gorgeous. A wonderful atmosphere for a romantic dinner. Highly recommended.

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

Dear 0scully0: What a lovely review. We do appreciate it when our guests point out which dishes have really pleased them, as there is nothing like a first-hand account of a delicious dinner to entice someone in to our restaurant. It is also very helpful when our guests point out the excellence of our service and the quality of the... More

Sandusky, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I'm not sure if this review should be on Tavern on the Green or on Nathaniel's page. When we arrived at Tavern on the Green we were told there was a short wait, which was fine. We really weren't expecting after just a few minutes for the host to come over and offer us immediate seating at Nathaniels. There was... More

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

Dear Todd T, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s (and, to an extent, Tavern on the Green). I’m pleased you enjoyed dining with us, and that we were able to seat you so quickly on a busy evening. We believe that we are in the hospitality business, not in the hotel or restaurant business, and so we always appreciate... More

Arlington, Massachusetts
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130 reviews 130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I had an absolutely delicious brunch with live jazz in the background. Not a large dining room but the food came out promptly and was wonderful. My husband had a Cesear salad with bacon and the hash and eggs. I had fresh fruit and yogurt with granola and smoked salmon crab cake eggs benedict. We took our... More

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

Dear CarolineMR, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. Our Sunday Jazz Brunch is a favorite among Salem visitors and locals alike, so I’m pleased that you and your husband enjoyed dining with us. It sounds like you both made delicious choices! I’m certain that fellow TripAdvisor readers will appreciate your specific recommendations as well. Because you enjoyed our Jazz... More

West Newfield, Maine, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have only experienced Nathaniel's for breakfast for 3 mornings so I can only comment on those experiences - which I can say each and everyone was fantastic. I love their coffee, first of all - not sure what "magic" they do to it but it is spectacular. Their breakfast choices are mostly typical with a few interesting selections like... More

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

Dear Michele_G_Allen, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m pleased that you enjoyed dining with us each morning and that you and your husband found many wonderful things on our menu. No doubt fellow TripAdvisor readers will appreciate your many suggestions. As for our coffee, we are always receiving wonderful compliments on it from our guests! There is no... More

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I went to breakfast w/ my mom. I ordered pancakes, bacon & fruit. My mom got a Belgian waffle & sausage. Our bussing person was very friendly, and he offered us coffee and water at the beginning of the meal. Our server came over to take our order. She was very nice but we never saw her again until she... More

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

Dear bostonbluesgirl, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m pleased that overall you enjoyed your breakfast and will share your compliments with the Chef. I do, however, apologize for the experience you had with your server. As I’m sure you can see from other reviews, this is most unusual for us. If you have the time, I would like... More

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