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Tavern on the Green

18 Washington Square W, Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-4080
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Ranked #1 of 216 Restaurants in Salem
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Arlington, MA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at The Tavern (in the Hawthorne Hotel) while on a break from the Peabody Essex Museum and were happy with our experience in every respect. We had the BLT (a double decker and the best my husband said he's ever had) and a hamburger on brioche with fries, also excellent. Service was attentive, the cost reasonable, and... More

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We had a gift card for The Hawthorne and, while in Salem, used it for a late lunch at The Tavern. The food was excellent and reasonably priced for the quality. We had the Lobster Quesadillas, chowder and Vegetable Plate. The chowder was very good, maybe, too strong on the potatoes. The other dishes were excellent.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The room reminded us of something straight out of an Alan Quartermain movie! The food was delicious, cost friendly and the service outstanding! Thank you Beau!

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Tavern on the Green, responded to this review

Dear Gary R, Thank you for sharing your feedback of Tavern on the Green. I’m pleased you enjoyed dining with us, and that you appreciated the charming atmosphere of our pub-style restaurant, combined with excellent service and delicious food. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to Beau. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Juli Lederhaus... More

Barrington, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went to an exhibit at the Peabody-Essex Museum and needed a place for a late lunch. Found The Tavern on Trip Advisor. Our group of three were a bit taken aback by the elegance and formality of the paneled walls, decor, etc. and wondered what the menu prices might be. This was one of those times when it was all... More

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Tavern on the Green, responded to this review

Dear Mary F, Wow indeed! Thank you for your wonderful review of Tavern on the Green. We are so glad that you enjoyed dining with us, and that the Tavern’s cozy atmosphere added to the pleasure of your visit. We know that with its large chairs, beautiful fireplace, and authentic charm, the Tavern is a wonderful place to relax with... More

Vineland, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A nice quaint atmosphere. The servers were friendly and the food good. We had a couple of the wraps including a daily special and an order of the nachos with everything on it.

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Tavern on the Green, responded to this review

Dear RJ1710: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a separate review of your visit to the Tavern on the Green in the historic Hawthorne Hotel. We sincerely appreciate our guests reaching out to future travelers with their specific recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Juli Lederhaus General Manager More

San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had the Salmon Salad (large). Generous amounts of balsamic dressing & goat cheese, delicious greens, etc. nice big portion of a well prepared salmon filet. One of the best meals we've had on the East Coast. Lovely experience.

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Tavern on the Green, responded to this review

Dear Joyce J: Thank you so much for your very kind review. We sincerely appreciate your lovely compliments about the quality of the food and the experience that you had at the Tavern on the Green in the historic Hawthorne Hotel. It is guests like you who make what we do so worthwhile. We appreciate your business and look forward... More

Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Honestly I have nothing negative to say about this restaurant but a recent review has got me going."looks like a retirement home" is bang on.When we stopped in it was definitely the geritol set that was rocking the joint.It definitely didn't appear to be a popular local watering hole.Just there one time.Bar tender very personable.Whole experience is right back in... More

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Tavern on the Green, responded to this review

Dear JackieBall: We can understand someone complaining if they don¹t like the food or the drink or the service at a restaurant. But you start off by saying you have nothing negative to say, and then go about saying negative things that have nothing to do with what a visit to a restaurant is all about. For one to go... More

New Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It was ok. Maybe it's because it looks like a retirement home. Wouldn't consider it #1 restaurant in Salem. The waitstaff was excellent and very friendly though. Don't really like hotel restaurants.

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Tavern on the Green, responded to this review

Dear cshimono, Thank you for your review of Tavern on the Green. I’m pleased you found our staff to be so welcoming, though I’m sorry that you didn’t appreciate the historic nature of our hotel and restaurant. We find that our guests have named us the #1 restaurant in Salem due to the high-quality of our food and seasonally-updated menu,... More

Bayport, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Reviews from Tripadvisor led us to this restaurant on a Saturday early evening. I loved the fact that you could sit yourself at any table. The atmosphere is wonderful...has a "library" feel, i.e., paneled walls, upholstered and leather chairs, flowers on the table. Our waiter was friendly and helpful with suggestions. The food was very good and presented beautifully. If... More

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Tavern on the Green, responded to this review

Dear JoannScog, Thank you for your review of Tavern on the Green. I’m pleased you enjoyed dining with us, and that the charming atmosphere of our pub-style restaurant enhanced your experience. As I’m sure you can imagine, the Tavern’s large chairs and cozy fireplace make it a favorite for guests and locals alike. We hope to see you again soon!... More

Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place to stop on the way home from work for drinks and appetizers or for dinner. Service is consistently impeccable and the ambiance always pleasant. “Tavern..” overlooks Salem common and in the fall and winter, a crackling fire in the fireplace adds to the pleasing atmosphere. Appetizers, entrees and drinks are moderately priced, the menu varied and there are... More

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HawthorneHotelGM, General Manager at Tavern on the Green, responded to this review

Dear Denise836, Thank you for your review of Tavern on the Green. As someone who seems to have dined with us often, I appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words with us and fellow Trip Advisor readers. The Tavern’s cozy atmosphere is certainly one of the many reasons that locals and guests alike love our pub-style restaurant.... More

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