Nathaniel’s Restaurant: Dine in Historic Style at the Hawthorne Hotel

Nathaniel’s Restaurant at the Hawthorne Hotel offers a perfect start and end to any day. The morning hours are bright with the wall of windows, the plates are creative and include the well-known Seafood Benedict served over a delicious golden crab cake. On Sundays, the Jazz Brunch offers an upbeat environment and a three-course prix fixe menu, allowing friends and families to enjoy even more! In the evening, Nathaniel’s transforms into a lounge-like atmosphere, with candles, live piano and acoustic entertainment or ambient music playing from our brass gramophone. Sit beside the baby grand piano,  beneath Nathaniel Hawthorne’s portrait, or in front of the historical culinary tribute cabinet and you will find there is a reason our guests have loved Nathaniel’s Restaurant for decades.

Nathaniel’s Restaurant is currently open for breakfast and available for socially-distanced seating during lunch and dinner when The Tavern is full.

Please note, we are not serving Sunday Jazz Brunch and there is no live entertainment this fall.


November Breakfast Hours:
Monday-Friday 6:30am-11am | Saturday and Sunday 7am-11am

Jazz Brunch Hours:
Sunday Jazz Brunch is currently on hiatus and will return soon!

November Dinner Hours:
Dinner is available in The Tavern until 9:00 pm* Sunday thru Thursday and 9:30 pm* Friday and Saturday with additional socially-distanced seating available in Nathaniel’s upon request, if available. Reservations are now accepted in The Tavern. The new autumn menu with local favorites, seasonal dishes and gluten-free options is available seven days a week. *Please note our earlier closing times due to Massachusetts restrictions for COVID safety.

The restaurant outlets are following state guidelines to ensure your dining experience is safe. Our staff can help you feel comfortable by offering you seating options like our spacious Ballroom or cozy lobby, when available. Masks must be worn when moving through the restaurants and hotel.