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Ledger Restaurant & Bar

4.8
4.8
1818 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

This historically unique location houses the new restaurant from Matt O'Neil chef/owner of The Blue Ox in Lynn. O'Neil collaborates with Executive Chef, Daniel Gursha, formerly of Bambara, Cambridge and A Voce and Bouley in New York City, offering a progressive New England concept, where traditional 19th-century dishes, cocktails, and techniques will be elevated with 21st-century resources.

Per the City of Salem's Board of Health, starting January 15th the City of Salem will require all guests to show proof of vaccination to dine indoors. Masks must be worn inside the building when not actively eating or drinking by everyone. We will validate vaccination status with a physical vaccination card, photo of your vaccination card or a government-provided digital record.

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Booked 40 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (978) 594-1908

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Gursha

  • Private party facilities

    Gather your guests and let us host you in Ledger’s private “Macomber Room.” Featuring a private bar, beautiful picture windows, and historic appointments, this private space can seat up to 55 guests for a sit-down dinner or 80 for a cocktail reception. Choose from a variety of our family-style, buffet, and hors d’oeuvre menus or work with Chef Daniel Gursha to create a menu that reflects your individual style and taste. Available for breakfast meetings, shower brunches, power lunches, celebratory dinners and more! Email our event planner, Ashleigh Moraga, today at ashleigh@ledgersalem.com for inquires.

  • Neighborhood

    Salem, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    Essex Street

  • Parking details

    We have parking available at 4pm everyday located at 39 Norman St. There is also nearby metered street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

From the Raw Bar

  • Oysters

    mignonette, smoked cocktail sauce, lemon

    • ½ Dozen$19.00
  • Creekstone Farm Steak Tartare$19.00

    horseradish cream, shallot, capers, cured egg yolk, chips

    Cold

    • Crispy Gem Salad$15.00

      cabbage, radish, peanuts, wontons, sesame, carrot ginger vinaigrette

      • Arugula Salad$15.00

        Harry's strawberries, goat cheese, lemon chamomile dressing, toasted walnuts

        • Wood-Grilled Asparagus Toast$17.00

          herbed ricotta, pistachio, speck, olive oil, basil

          Hot

          • Popovers$9.00

            beef drippings, roasted garlic honey butter

            • Spicy Pork Belly$19.00

              cara cara, cashews, miso vinaigrette, hot honey, fermented pepper

              • Wood-Grilled Carrots$15.00

                herbed labneh, citrus, pistachio, pomegranate molasses, fennel, dukkah

                • Fried Brussels Sprouts$17.00

                  parmesan, za' atar, caesar

                  Pasta

                  • Mushroom Campanelle$29.00

                    spinach, leeks, parmesan cream

                    • Braised Short Rib Pasta$34.00

                      mafaldine, tomato, red wine, chili, ricotta, herbs

                      Main Plates

                      • Pan Roasted Salmon$34.00

                        parsnip purée, charred spring onion romesco, asparagus, gribiche, salmon roe

                        • Smoked Long Island Duck Breast$38.00

                          strawberries, celery root, confit leg, frisée salad, hazelnuts, duck fat potatoes

                          • Black Angus Sirloin$48.00

                            meyer lemon, fennel purée, haricot verts, spring onion, fried shallot, fingerlings, chimichurri

                            • Ledger Double Burger$21.00

                              special sauce, American cheese, pickles, lettuce, sesame seed bun, onions, fries

                              • Spring Vegetable Cassoulet$28.00

                                flageolet beans, sweet potato "sausage", confit mushroom, zucchini

                                • Wood-Grilled Half Giannone Chicken$30.00

                                  sweet potato purée, chicken jus, snap peas, zucchini, baby carrots

                                  Last updated: May 15, 2022

                                  What 1,818 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                  4.8
                                  4.8 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.8Food
                                  • 4.8Service
                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                  • 4.4Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                  1. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing! They spoiled us!

                                  2. MS

                                    MarkS

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Ledger delivered on all fronts as always. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, polite, smiling service. Impeccable food. Tremendous atmosphere. It can't be beat!

                                  3. SG

                                    SamG

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Service was perfect and the food was great. Can’t wait to go back!

                                  4. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We drive from Boston to Salem once every two months for this amazing food.

                                  5. M

                                    Maryesther

                                    New England

                                    10 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Outstanding dinner, far exceeded my expectations. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was imaginative and expertly prepared. Looking forward to returning. Noise level was “energetic “, but we were by far on the older end of the dining spectrum. A very enjoyable dining experience.

                                  6. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Went here on a Thursday night for my sisters bachelorette dinner with a group of 8. Service was amazing and the food was delicious! Portions were great and the drinks were definitely our fav (strong). You can definitely go here for a regular night out or date night. Doing brunch here Sunday!

                                  7. KS

                                    KimS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was excellent and I was extremely happy that the asparagus on the side was an excellent amount - not 2 measly stalks. Very attentive to my gluten free status and my husbands need to avoid nuts. Wine was excellent I was able to try a varietal I've never had (they gave me a sip and I ended up ordering it). The entire staff swept in and out seamlessly to remove empty plates, refill water and attend to requests. Recommended by our accommodations at The Merchant Inn and so glad they did.

                                  8. VO

                                    ValerieO

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Ate here for Mother's Day, and the food was fantastic. They featured a prixe fixe menu, but the portions were a decent size, we took desert home, we were so full. They were very accommodating for small children, sitting many of those families in a room with more space off to the size, so not disrupt other guests. Service was fantastic and attentive.

                                  9. GV

                                    GinaV

                                    New England

                                    7 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall3food1service3ambience5

                                    All the meals were too salty and we could not eat them. The popovers and cocktails were good

                                  10. RN

                                    ReneeN

                                    New England

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I can’t say enough about this restaurant. I didn’t have a favorite restaurant in years, until Ledger’s opened it’s doors. From the very first moment I felt welcomed & comfortable. The ambiance is warm & inviting. The staff is very sweet & helpful. The food is & has been amazing. I have never had one thing that I didn’t like. The Chef Dan never disappoints. Highly recommend going to Ledger! You will not have the typical boring dishes here. Every dish is beautifully presented & equally divine.

                                  11. MC

                                    MadChillMojo

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    My wife and I eat here often, and with good reason!! The food is amazing (the duck breast is particularly fantastic) the drinks are fun and unique, and the staff are always super friendly, competent, and knowledgeable. Whether it's brunch on weekends, drinks after work or a dinner night out, you can't lose. Parking is easiest a couple blocks away in the city lot behind Turner's Seafood (another Salem gem!)

                                  12. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                    Great service!

                                  13. A

                                    Ange

                                    New England

                                    29 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    29 reviews

                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Interesting decor- very stylish. Service was excellent. Food was delicious- especially Brussels as appetizer. A little pricey but worth it for a sophisticated dining experience. I’d have liked a bigger choice of entrees and some less calorific choices, more fish for example.

                                  14. S

                                    Susanne

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great service snd amazing specials

                                  15. LP

                                    LisaP

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The staff was fantastic and very accommodating. We had a party of 16 and they were able to keep things moving along in a timely fashion and got everyone's order even with people moving around and mingling.

                                  16. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 28, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food, server and ambiance all excellent

                                  17. a

                                    annieops

                                    New England

                                    15 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    15 reviews

                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Ledger is a favorite of ours and this most recent dinner didn’t disappoint! The spring veggie cassoulet was delicious as was the salmon. The Brussels sprouts were so good as always.

                                  18. WZ

                                    WilliamZ

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    everything good except playing rap music at 10 am on a Sunday...its a negative who wants to listen to that mindless beat? better music selection please

                                  19. K

                                    Kimbot

                                    Portland

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Ledger is great for date night! They have an ever changing menu that is to die for, and the service is fantastic. They also have a lovely bar that would make for an awesome happy hour spot for drinks and appetizers! Ledger is a gem!

                                  20. TB

                                    TimB

                                    Las Vegas

                                    14 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Kids home for Easter

                                  21. M

                                    Mirna

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Gem salad was incredible, nice wine selection, pasta options and steak were delicious :)

                                  22. MP

                                    MarleneP

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Food was amazing Service was delightful Noise was terrible.

                                  23. E

                                    Ella

                                    Detroit

                                    2 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    One of my favorite restaurants in MA. Highly recommend it for any occasion!

                                  24. MM

                                    MargoM

                                    Edinburgh

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Ledger continues to impress! Outstanding food. Great ambience and aesthetic. Love it!

                                  25. S

                                    Smcarlson37

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I am 31 and have traveled extensively. This is the best dinner and service have experienced. We are picky about our wines, are vegetarian, and have a great eye for service and everything was impeccable. We just moved to Salem and this WILL be our new spot. Note that while the price may seem high, the value provided matches the cost. CAN’T wait to go back!!!

                                  26. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We were seated immediately. and the staff were very nice and accommodating. Wine by the glass selection was very good and the food was delicious.

                                  27. FV

                                    FernandoV

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Very good food very nice customer service and friendly staff

                                  28. C

                                    Carin

                                    San Diego

                                    26 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    26 reviews

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We had a wonderful early dinner at Ledger, before catching a movie. The food was great and our server was incredible!

                                  29. JS

                                    JennS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was excellent and the service was even better. A family meal we will never forget. And kids meal options were wonderful!

                                  30. B

                                    Bullrage22

                                    Charleston

                                    5 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on April 1, 2022

                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                    Busy as expected for a 7 pm reso. Servers was attentive but lacked a personal touch. Again, due to the volume of guests. Not a negative, just an observation. Food was good and timely. Didn’t get to enjoy the celebratory evening due to the noise level. Again, not a negative. I’m sure the place would become more intimate or personal on an off-peak night. Overall would come again but would be on a different evening.

                                  31. k

                                    kgraham

                                    New England

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 30, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Becca our waiter was very helpful with gluten free choices for our granddaughter. Thank you!

                                  32. ML

                                    MLee

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall2food2service3ambience4

                                    Although a decent restaurant, overpriced (and over salted) for the food and location.

                                  33. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was delicious! We will be going back very soon

                                  34. N

                                    Newsgirl01970

                                    New England

                                    31 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    31 reviews

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    A wonderful high-end restaurant in an old bank building. I went for brunch and it was creative and delicious. The atmosphere was loud and vibrant. The prices are high, but the quality is also high. Good spot for a special event or treat.

                                  35. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Cincinnati

                                    2 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                    We went for Brunch on Sunday. I got the Benedict and it was drowning in hollandaise…way too much to enjoy the dish. The muffin was also tough and flavorless. Overall really dissapointed

                                  36. EG

                                    ElleG

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Food and service both very good! Little cold waiting outside for door to open

                                  37. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food and service was AMAZING !!!!!!! I would give this restaurant a 6 star if I could !

                                  38. LL

                                    LoLins

                                    Chicago

                                    1 review

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    AMAZING - best food and service I’ve ever had! The inside is very cool as well since it’s in an old bank

                                  39. L

                                    Lisa

                                    New England

                                    10 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on March 24, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    Great experience for our first visit. They were very accommodating to our dietary restrictions. The old fashioned drinks were amazing. Our server was the best.

                                  40. SS

                                    StevenS

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing atmosphere and food can't recommend enough

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                    • Contactless payment available
                                  • Screening

                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                    • Staff is vaccinated

                                  FAQs

                                  You can order delivery directly from Ledger Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Ledger Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 594-1908.

                                  Ledger Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1818 OpenTable diners.

                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                  Booked 40 times today
                                  Google Map for Ledger Restaurant & Bar

                                  125 Washington St Salem, MA 01970

                                  Dining areas

                                  Additional information

                                  • Cross street

                                    Essex Street

                                  • Neighborhood

                                    Salem, Massachusetts

                                  • Hours of operation

                                    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

                                  • Cuisines

                                    American

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Dining

                                  • Dress code

                                    Business Casual

                                  • Parking details

                                    We have parking available at 4pm everyday located at 39 Norman St. There is also nearby metered street parking.

                                  • Payment options

                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive chef

                                    Daniel Gursha

                                  • Additional

                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                  • Phone number

                                    (978) 594-1908

                                  • Private party facilities

                                    Gather your guests and let us host you in Ledger’s private “Macomber Room.” Featuring a private bar, beautiful picture windows, and historic appointments, this private space can seat up to 55 guests for a sit-down dinner or 80 for a cocktail reception. Choose from a variety of our family-style, buffet, and hors d’oeuvre menus or work with Chef Daniel Gursha to create a menu that reflects your individual style and taste. Available for breakfast meetings, shower brunches, power lunches, celebratory dinners and more! Email our event planner, Ashleigh Moraga, today at ashleigh@ledgersalem.com for inquires.

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