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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 217 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
Arlington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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West Newfield, Maine, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We enjoyed breakfast each day at this delightful spot and were welcomed by two lovely employees ... Helen and Jasmine. They not only made us feel at home, but the care and effort they made to ensure our breakfast was top notch was above and beyond typical hotel restaurants. We enjoyed the best eggs benedict topped with perfectly lemoned hollandaise,... More

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

Dear Gary R, Thank you for your review of Nathaniel’s. I’m glad you enjoyed dining with us and that Helen and Jasmina made you feel so comfortable. Our guests expressing that they feel at home here is among the highest praise we can receive. I also appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback with us not only on... More

Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

Dear wywyno: Thank you so much for your detailed review of the meals you enjoyed in Nathaniel’s at the Hawthorne Hotel. We sincerely appreciate your taking the time to point out the specific menu items you enjoyed, and we will be sure to share your comments with our culinary team members. I am sure they will be pleased to learn... More

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

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
5 helpful votes 5 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

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