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Delicious Dining Options at our Salem, Massachusetts Restaurants

The Hawthorne Hotel features four convenient dining options, two located at the hotel and two at the Peabody Essex Museum located across the street. Enjoy fine dining in Salem at Nathaniel’s restaurant  where the creative chefs feature seasonal dishes and gluten-free menu options. The Tavern  is a great venue popular with locals and guests alike at all times of the day. Watch a sporting event or simply try a signature dish like the lobster quesadillas and seafood chowder. Or walk across the street to the Peabody Essex Museum and choose from the Atrium Café  and Garden Restaurant , both local favorites.

Special Events & Holiday Buffets

We currently have a wait list for our Easter Day Grand Buffet ! Call 978-825-4311 for more information and to add your party to the wait list. View menu online here .

We will begin taking reservations for our Mother's Day Grand Buffet  on April 1. View the menu online here .


For an unforgettable fine dining experience during your visit to Salem, Massachusetts, enjoy the ambiance, warm hospitality and award-winning seasonal cuisine of Nathaniel's restaurant. Our menu offers dishes ranging from historic items of a bygone era to contemporary, eclectic fare. Nathaniel's also offers demi-portions of its most popular items including our signature dish, Scallops Sophia. Our carefully crafted wine menu and scrumptious desserts complete any special occasion. And don’t miss our popular weekend Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11:30AM - 2:30PM!

Reservations : Recommended. Make your reservation online  or please call 978-825-4311.


Ken's Chocolate Afterlife Chocolate Mousse Recipe


Breakfast served Monday through Friday from 6:30-11am, Saturday from 7-11am and Sunday 7-10:30am; Sunday Jazz Brunch served from 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner served Sunday through Thursday from 5-9pm and Friday and Saturday from 5-10pm

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a radical change in the policies of, we are unable to take coupons effective immediately.  Please check with the restaurant Manager on Duty for details.  Thank you.

Nathaniel's TA Excellence 2013


"All of your staff are terrific. Allison and Angie are exceptional women and Ken and I love coming to The Tavern. Everyone makes us feel welcome each time we walk through the door!
We visit often and were very happy that Allison and Angie made sure we could be seated at a table for six this past Friday night when our cousins came up from Long Island (NY) for a visit.
Everyone raved about the food and the service! Thanks again for a great dining experience every time!"
Sincerely, Liz  and Ken Kalenowicz

For a more intimate gathering spot, visit our oak-paneled Tavern offering casual pub fare and creative libations. Overlooking the beautiful Salem Common, the Tavern is the perfect spot for lunch, after-work beverages or an informal fireside meal. Enjoy our flat-screen televisions for major sporting events. From Sunday through Wednesday, the Tavern also offers monthly "Local Specials" featuring three courses for $16.50.  Remember, you don't have to be a Salem local to dine like one.

To find out about our Daily Specials, contact us at 978-825-4342 or check our Facebook page!

Hours: Food Service 11am-11pm; Beverage Service until Closing; First Come First Served Seating

Take-out orders : Please call 978-825-4342. 

Garden Restaurant at the Peabody Essex Museum

Conveniently located across the street from the Hawthorne Hotel, this Salem restaurant offers a premier dining experience in Massachusetts. Enjoy classic New England clam chowder and a selection of salads, panini and classic entrees. You do not need to pay admission to eat at the restaurants at the PEM. 

Garden Menu

Garden Dessert & Children's Menu

Hours:  Tuesday through Sunday, and Holiday Mondays, 11:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.

Reservations:  Recommended. Please call 978-542-1618. If you need to speak with someone for assistance with a reservation, you may also call 978-825-4311.

Atrium Cafe at the Peabody Essex Museum

Enjoy light, informal dining in the museum’s soaring Atrium. One of the hidden gems of Salem, The Atrium at the Peabody Essex Museum is a great place to have lunch. Order one of our specialty sandwiches or design your own combination from the freshest ingredients. The daily menu features pastries, soups, salads and special sandwiches, along with child-friendly options. You do not need to pay admission to eat at the restaurants at the PEM.

Atrium Menu

Hours:  Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4:30pm

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