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$$ - $$$American, European,
18 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4056
+1 978-825-4311
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
American, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4056
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here while touring around Salem on a Friday afternoon, They were very accommodating to our gluten allergy daughter. We enjoyed our lunch very much. The staff was extremely welcoming. It was a nice visit.

Thank Tami B
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My family was lucky enough to have an unbelievable dinner here. From appetizers to the main courses, everything was delicious. We got the wicked nachos and pretzel for apps. Very good. We then split a dinner steak special, a 32oz tomahawk ribeye with asparagus and...More

Thank John S
GMHawthorneHotel, Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi John S, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review us! Our new Executive Chef has been doing an amazing job adding new items and specials to our menu. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed it! We...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Well was the day before Christmas and was so looking forward to breakfast with my family. The Hawthorne is usually our go to place for something special on the holidays. Not today... We waited at least 10 minutes at the door with my elderly mother...More

Thank GinaMDF
GMHawthorneHotel, Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hello GinaMDF, We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience in Nathaniel's. We would love to discuss this with you further. When you get a minute, please reach out to me at stravers@hawthornehotel.com. Best Regards, Stephanie, Marketing

Reviewed 17 December 2017

I love the food at the this elegant hotel and service. I am vegan and they cook wonderful meal for me every time I visit ! My employees go over for drinks after work and are treated so well. They just love the bartender and...More

Thank CrowHavenCorner
GMHawthorneHotel, Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hello CrowHavenCorner, Thank you for your kind words! We enjoy having you as our neighbor across the street, and we are so glad to hear that you and your staff enjoy coming over to our Tavern! Best Regards, Stephanie, Marketing

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Hawthorne and decided to have breakfast at their restaurant. The food was great. A little pricey but nothing more than you’d expect eating where you are. I have celiac and the gluten free bread is amazing! I wish I asked them where...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We were staying in the Hawthorne Hotel on a Sunday evening a few weeks before Halloween so it was a bit crowded, even for a Sunday night. We went to the bar for a drink and some appetizers and it was nicely appointed and had...More

Thank 629billc
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My husband an I enjoyed two visits to Nathaniel's for breakfast. Each morning of our Salem visit we went there for breakfast. Really nice staff. Food was great.

Thank CutesyPieKaz
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Ran downstairs to grab a quick dinner- wound up with a lobster quesadilla and an apple desert, both were great! I’d recommend this little place

Thank brandonbohnsack
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very cool older hotel bar/restaurant. Excellent service and food was pretty good. Expensive but we enjoyed it and returned for a second visit.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stayed in the hotel and decided to try Nathaniel's for breakfast. Had a delicious omelet but the coffee was so-so.

Thank jennnn531
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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: +1 978-825-4311
  • E-mail
  • 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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