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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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18 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4056
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the breakfast restaurant and more formal eating option for dinner at the Hawthrone Hotel. The breakfast menu is extensive with most items in the $10.00 price point. I had 2 poached eggs with corned beef hash the first day and eggs benedict the...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Salem for years and the best place for breakfast is the Nathaniel Restaurant in the Hawthorne Hotel. You don’t need to be a guest to eat there and the food is fantastic. My favorite is the Eggs...More

Thank Linda876594
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here each morning. I highly recommend trying the native sausage links, delicious!!!

Thank thewaterswoman
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

While staying at the beautiful Hawthorne hotel I ventured to breakfast here my first day and continued to come back the rest of the week. I didn’t have dinner here only because I was usually not back to the hotel until late. The breakfast was...More

1  Thank jwburks1
Claire K, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you started your mornings in Nathaniel’s and enjoyed the pancakes.

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

For starters the room is elegant and a kid to the old world charm - I believe he hotel got that one spot on We had a little one with us and the staff were most accommodating to our needs Food was good atmosphere was...More

1  Thank BillCamp
Claire K, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for spending a bit of time touring Salem and for choosing to dine in Nathaniel’s. Although an elegant room, as you mention, we do try to make it welcoming for families and are pleased your little one had more than enough to eat.

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Had lunch with friends. Started with guacamole and nachos which were huge and delish. We shared nachos between the four of us. Plenty! Split crab cakes and beet salad with my spouse. Our food was very good. Draft IPAs local and excellent. Our friends had...More

1  Thank Sager
Claire K, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our nachos are a favorite menu item of many guests, and we enjoy promoting local beers – so glad you enjoyed both! Brianna is a wonderful bartender and server, bringing a little bit of southern hospitality to the North Shore. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018

We are locals who have never dined at Nathaniel's but were lured in by the pianist and restaurant week specials. What we got: stale uninspired bread basket, flat prosecco served in the wrong glass, shrimp that was mealy and most have been frozen, ditto for...More

Thank leafpeeper98
Claire K, General Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Salem’s Restaurant Week is a great time to experience something new and we are glad you decided to dine in Nathaniel’s. Our goal is to provide outstanding service and quality food; we apologize for not living up to these standards. Please reach out to us...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018

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
GMHawthorneHotel, Manager at Nathaniel's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Tami B, Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope you come back to visit again soon! Best Regards, Hotel Management

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

Reviewed 24 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 28 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 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
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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