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 through January 3, 2021.

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


January Breakfast Hours:
New Year’s Day: 6:30 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3: 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Beginning January 4, 2021 Nathaniel’s will be temporarily closed.
Grab and Go items available for in-house guests. 

Jazz Brunch Hours:
Sunday Jazz Brunch is currently on hiatus. Look for it to return in the Spring of 2021!

January Dinner Hours:
Dinner is available in The Tavern until 8:30 pm (last seating at 8:00) with additional socially-distanced seating available in the Grand Ballroom. Reservations are now accepted in The Tavern via Yelp or by calling 978-825-4311. The winter menu, featuring local favorites, choices for kids, 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 a safe dining experience. Our staff can help you feel comfortable by offering you seating options like our spacious Ballroom, with high ceilings and fresh air. Food must be purchased with alcoholic beverages. Masks must be worn when not eating. Tables are limited to six (6) guests who should all be from the same household or bubble. We kindly request you limit your time with us to 90 minutes, per Massachusetts safety guidelines.