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118 Washington Street, Salem, MA
978-744-4968
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Today
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So So

Very limited menu and what we ordered was only so so. They need to expand the menu and spruce up the dishes a bit to entice me back.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
joecd
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Salem, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Salem, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very limited menu and what we ordered was only so so. They need to expand the menu and spruce up the dishes a bit to entice me back.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The restaurant added a new chef in late fall and the food has moved to the spectacular level. We visited for New Year's Eve for a New Orleans Pig Roast and the food was as good or better than what we had on our last visit to New Orleans. Last night we attended a Beer Dinner with 26 other lucky... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was just in Salem for the first time for a four day visit. After a delicious dinner at Naumkeag we decided to go back two more times (for lunch and brunch) during our short visit. We found the atmosphere and staff very friendly and inviting, not to mention the food........ that just made me happy. Thoughtful plates with great... More 

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I have been going here since they opened and as of late they seem to have gotten better. The burger, my wife says, is one of the best she has had (ever... and that is saying a lot!). The beer selection isn't your standard Boston area fare and I have actually been able to get Dogfishhead 120... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Maybe I didn't order the right thing. It was ok, but it seemed a little too... "gourmetized". Not really the place to go if you are on a diet or a diet with specific portion sizes. The waitress is really nice, but the food not so much.

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San Francisco, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The place is very quaint, romantic, dimly lit, with some Halloween decorations. We got seated immediately. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. We were seated next to the balcony. The balcony is nicely lit with Halloween pumpkin decorations. We ordered the Cuban sandwich and steak dish. The salad that came with my sandwich was good. The veggies were fresh, crisp... More 

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Sagamore, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Saturday 10/25/14, just a bit past 4:30 stopped in for early Dinner. Hostess stated that all that was available was snacks and starters as the kitchen is switching over to the dinner menu. The next table receives burgers and grilled sandwiches, etc. When our waitress gets to us she says the kitchen is on a break and all that is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If I could rate this restaurant a ZERO I would! We (a group of 4 people) stopped here October 18 - a Saturday, for a late lunch. It was about 3pm in the afternoon and the restaurant wasn't too busy, there were empty tables - it wasn't packed. I've never had an experience this bad at a restaurant before in... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Well, that was the worst... I did put one star because they did have a water for my dog(if they would not I 'd put 0). But besides that... Well judge yourself: We waited for our food for 20-30 minutes in quite a chilly weather, then I've decided to go ahead and just ask when it will be ready, for... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

How does a restaurant run out of milk during the town's biggest month of the year? To make it worse we found that out after waiting over 20 minutes for someone to even come to the table. Can't comment on the food because we never ate.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 Washington Street, Salem, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-744-4968

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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