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Garden Restaurant - CLOSED

Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970
+1 978-740-4551
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (8 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 27 July 2016

There was nothing overly special about this restaurant, but the lunch I had was decent. The service was really slow, however, and it took about 20 minutes to get a table even though the place was half empty. With a few fixes, this restaurant could...More

Thank Jessica150801
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A group of friends who visited Peabody Essex Museum, after tour, we went to this restaurant which provided good food with beautiful set up, and reasonable price

Thank Kathy583
GMHawthorneHotel, General Manager at Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Dear Kathy583, Thank you for choosing the Garden as the place for your luncheon. It is a perfect location to reminisce and relax after a visit to the many exhibits. Regards, Patrick Cornelissen General Manager

Reviewed 12 April 2016

The Garden Restaurant is just the perfect place for a meal after a wonderful visit to the museum. The dining room is an elegant, light-filled space with nicely separated tables and a beautiful garden terrace for outside seating in good weather. The menu is always...More

Thank Marion T
GMHawthorneHotel, General Manager at Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Dear Marion T, Thank you for visiting the Garden restaurant. It is quite the hidden secret within the museum, and comes indeed with the great creativity of our chef who oversees those menus. Best regards, Patrick Cornelissen General Manager

Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently had a surprisingly wonderful lunch at the Garden Restaurant in the Peabody Essex Museum. The surprising part was the very fact that this unique and delightful spot even existed. While we visit the PEM 4-5 times a year , due...More

Thank bostonjohn44
GMHawthorneHotel, General Manager at Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Dear bostonjohn44, Thank you for eating at the PEM's Garden restaurant! As you mentioned, it is truly one of the biggest hidden gems at the museum, but well worth the discovery. I appreciate you reviewing us and for commenting on your wonderful the food, ambiance...More

Reviewed 20 January 2016

Nice quiet place to go for a lunch at the Museum. They have garden dining in the warmer weather. There are nices views to the out doors from most seats. Our waitress was great, no problem with service. Food was good too, along with a...More

1  Thank CatRob_12
GMHawthorneHotel, General Manager at Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Dear CatRob_12, While unfortunately our weather does not allow for al fresco dining in January, we do have a great patio that will open up as soon as we can. Thank you for dining at the Garden Restaurant and as you noted in your title,...More

Reviewed 3 January 2016

A relaxing dining room with excellent wait staff. Menu selection very good. Food was perfect. Came on a high customer volume day so room was a little noisy. Even so, no wait for a table, and we had prompt service.More

Thank George F
GMHawthorneHotel, General Manager at Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Dear George F, Thank you for visiting the Garden Restaurant at the PEM. The restaurant is a hidden gem and I am glad to see that you were able to enjoy it during your museum visit. I appreciate you commenting on the great food, excellent...More

Reviewed 1 January 2016

I see previous reviews mention the restaurant is understaffed. Visiting now in December it still is understaffed. Restaurant really need a full time hostess to take reservations, answer phone, seat people and may be bus some tables. The two waitresses tried their best to handle...More

Thank sedum37
GMHawthorneHotel, General Manager at Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Dear sedum37, Thank you for your review and pointing out he varied lunch options and excellent food you had while eating in the Garden Restaurant. We indeed had several days that were much busier than anticipated and with limited seating available we do at times...More

Reviewed 25 November 2015

Excellent Food & Service along with the environment. The servers were extremely professional & friendly - GREAT FOOD!!!

Thank Patricia B
GMHawthorneHotel, General Manager at Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2015

Dear Patricia B, Thank you for visiting the Garden Restaurant. We are open all winter long, so hope you will be back soon! Regards, Patrick Cornelissen General Manager

Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent bowl of Clam Chowder each served with fresh bread and an aoli dip. Service was perfect. Setting was calm and spacious. Everything appeared immaculate.More

Thank Tony C
GMHawthorneHotel, General Manager at Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2015

Dear Tony C, Thank you for visiting the PEM's Garden restaurant during Salem's busiest month of the year. I appreciate you noting the perfect service, calm setting an excellent food. The Garden restaurant is one of those hidden gems within the PEM and is a...More

Reviewed 19 August 2015

This small restaurant could be so much better. It seems woefully understaffed. Two servers for both indoor and out door dining areas just doesn't cut it. The menu is moderate but seems to be bottom heavy with desserts and not enough luncheon choices. We spent...More

Thank NellieNyack_NY
GMHawthorneHotel, General Manager at Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2015

Dear NellieNyack_NY, We always strive to offer guests the best lunch experience, and it seems that in your particular case we missed the boat, for which I apologize. Due to practical reasons, we do not offer grilled items such as burgers or steaks etc.; however,...More

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  • Address: Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-740-4551
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