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$$ - $$$
American, European, Contemporary
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18 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4056
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 am
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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an early dinner at Nathaniel's on Saturday, 10/22. It was the perfect place to kick off our night before going out in the cold drizzle. Despite being busy, the food came out quickly and service was good. The squash bisque was unique and delicious. The lobster quesadilla was more corn than lobster, but still good. My friends enjoyed... More 

Thank Alexis J
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both meals were very good. Cozy intimate setting very relaxing atmosphere. Excellent choices on Dinner menu, we chose Salmon, cooked to perfection. Breakfast was "incredible". You had choices from a double sided Menu! Anyone that complains about that is insane. I chose the Fritatta, and it was so good I ate about 3/4 of it before I realized it had... More 

Thank diamun
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was very attentive and friendly and the food was fantastic. I had an omelet and my husband had eggs benedict that is served with salmon on a crab cake. I highly recommend breakfast here.

Thank Mpls_Heather
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had breakfast and dinner here, it was ok. I say this because I had a steak, mind you I am from Nebraska and I should have known better. The steak was alright, not up to the same standards I have from home but still good. My main complaint was the service at breakfast, it took us over an hour... More 

Thank Amanda D
Berlin, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had brunch at Nathaniel's Sunday Jazz Brunch on a beautiful, warm Sunday in October. We found the service attentive, the food well presented and prepared, and the jazz combo excellent. The Bloody Mary's were among the best we've ever had. I started with the Caesar Salad with Anchovies to start. The romaine lettuce was crisp, the cheese pleasing... More 

Thank Clif01503
Augusta, Maine
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel, great experience in Salem. We were looking forward to breakfast at Nat's, a restaurant on the first floor of the Hawthorn Hotel, before hitting the road the next morning. I don't remember not leaving a tip before in my life. I understand bad days, things happening beyond a service person's control. I made an exception at Nat's. First,... More 

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

Dear Morozc, I certainly take every feedback serious, and would like to apologize for not having the breakfast service you expected and deserved. As you can see from almost all of the reviews, our breakfast does earn high marks; however, it is clear that on that particular day we missed the mark. We have indeed looked into your particular situation... More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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428 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All five of us had a very good dinner recently here. Service was excellent and wine selections by the glass were good. Pasta, fish, and seafood especially tasty and the teenagers loved the plentiful quesadillas.

Thank smthibs
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate breakfast here one morning during our stay at the Hawthorne and was very pleased with everything. The food was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. We were definitely full afterwards! The service was good also. Would eat here again when in Salem.

Thank Shannon123103
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by here as part of the Salem Food Tour. No samples here. We had a wonderful fall meal - salad/entree/desert. It was great and I can't wait to eat there again.

Thank tdmorrison2012
Seaside Park, New Jersey
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner there Monday our first night at the Hawthorne. It was good, not great. Not a very busy venue for dinner any night thru Thursday. Breakfast can be an issue. By the time someone shows up at your table, you can have a birthday. The "continental" is a disaster. Continually need to ask for plates, bowls, muffins and pastries.... More 

Thank Aldo V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, European, Contemporary
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4056
  • Public Transportation: Walking distance from the Salem MBTA commuter rail station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 19788254311
  • This restaurant is at Hawthorne Hotel
Nat's serves a modern European-influenced cuisine in a historic setting. Enjoy a romantic dinner, or unwind after a busy day in Salem and try out our local cheeses, seafood and meats, while sipping on your favorite wines. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy our wine by the glass flights to compliment or contrast your palate, while a selection of specialty Ales is paired with our menu for those looking for a more robust beer experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?