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The Tavern at The Hawthorne Hotel


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Step back in time at The Tavern, tucked inside the historical Hawthorne Hotel. Overlooking Salem Common, this casual American eatery is brimming with old school New England charm, thanks to its elaborate oak paneled walls, tray ceilings and antique brass chandeliers, and expansive wood-burning fireplace. Pull up a studded leather stool around the central bar frequented by local regulars or collapse on a tweed wingback chair at a table, and bask in the same 1920s nostalgia cherished through the ages by famous guests like Bette Davis, former President George W. Bush and Robert Deniro. Slightly elevated comfort food can be seen coming out of the kitchen, like hearty sandwiches (try the gourmet grilled cheese with strawberry jam, fresh spinach, chicken, prosciutto and balsamic drizzle) and classic entrees (i.e. Statler chicken with bourbon-peach glaze, chive mashed potato and sautéed green beans). The cocktail list is a can’t-miss, boasting an assortment of craft mules and an entire section devoted to martinis, including shaken classics with a twist like its bourbon-based cosmo, as well as sweeter options like its salted chocolate peanut butter cup number—in case you want to drink your dessert.


Address: 18 Washington Sq
Cross street: Essex Street
Opening hours: Mon—Fri 7:30am—10pm; Sat, Sun 8am—10pm
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