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Ledger Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
1896 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

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  • Order online

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

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What 1,896 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Boston Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

  • Boston Suburbs

    American

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  1. DS

    DinaS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, service. Pleasant decor. Will be back.
  2. MD

    MichelleD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very poor service, food was undercooked (raw eggs!) Extremely disappointing. Pricey and over rated.
  3. JB

    JackieB

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sweet potato hash is amazing! I want it everyday!
  4. E

    Erin

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Ledger for our belated anniversary celebration and we’re blown away by the wonderful and thoughtful treatment and service. Thanks so much for an amazing evening of fabulous food.
  5. SK

    ScottK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations for outside dining and it was very warm. We arrived early and offered seating inside. We sat for 3 hours. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The easiest decision for a date night ever. We have been multiple times and will continue to go back whenever we can. So lucky to have a place like this so close to home.
  7. JW

    JodiW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    This place is not what it was when it first opened. Menu hasn’t changed in years. Apps were still decent but the mains lack luster for a place of this caliber. Service was good but food took almost an hour to appear. Probably won’t go back until I see some different menu items. Definitely better options around.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in Salem, excellent food and drinks
  9. PB

    PatB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat down for dinner at 5:00 pm Our waitress was excellent and we enjoyed our food. It was a w2ewe nosey. My husband is hard of hearing and tool his hearing aids out. Nose is always an issue. The restaurant was charming. We enjoyed out meal.
  10. JC

    JoyceC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant; nice ambiance and the service was great. Food was mostly good. I had the sous vide eggs Benedict. It was very good, but the eggs appeared to be almost completely raw; the whites were transparent and runny. I’ve had sous vide eggs before and there’s many levels of ‘cooked’, but I’ve never had basically raw sous vide eggs. I will visit again, though.
  11. JB

    JonfromBoston

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch. Bar tenders were amazing.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for brunch, this was my third time at your establishment and I haven’t been disappointed once. The food is always a crowd pleaser and loved my painkiller cocktail, I always participate in the mystery mimosa, which is super fun! I’ve moved into the neighborhood and look forward to bringing my friends here when they visit.
  13. TH

    TomH

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch outside at Ledger! One of our favorites Sunday activities. As always the food was excellent, the service outstanding and the overall experience wonderful. Ledger is by far our favorite place to eat!
  14. J

    Jamie

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best brunch on the east coast! Excellent cappuccino, hollandaise sauce that I want to bathe, and the daily donut that is not to be missed!
  15. d

    dcp5

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Salem. Delicious menu-we love the standard dishes on menu have enjoyed the new dishes added at different times of the year.
  16. MK

    MegK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I both had the lobster spaghetti and it was one of the best meals I have ever had! The lobster was cooked perfectly and the herbs and sauce complimented it perfectly! I would go back to Salem specifically to eat here again.
  17. DD

    DianaD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As lovely as I remembered from pre-pandemic dining, and exactly what we wanted for my fiancé’s birthday dinner, complete with complimentary rosé for the occasion. Amongst other things, this is a restaurant that understands the importance of good fat in excellent cooking, and really does know how to cook and mix drinks for the seasons. The outdoor patio was both cooler and less noisy than expected, and has a much nicer view of Washington Street than I had realized.
  18. j

    jroc

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I am a frequent patron and my dad was in town and I wanted to take him to Ledger, one of my favorite places on the north shore. It was a Friday evening, and yes, busy, but we waited 1 and 3/4 for our entree. My father decided to try the fish special, striped bass. He loves fish and we knew it would be local and fresh. It was served with bok choy, which he also loves. The fish was definitely over cooked and the veggies underwhelming. My lobster pasta was delicious, and I shared with him. His friend only ordered a salad for dinner, so had nothing until our entree was served. Our waitress was terrific and certainly cannot be blamed . Definitely kitchen issue.
  19. AS

    AndrewS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spicy pork belly is insanely good! Great service, fun cocktails, and food with unique flavors that I actually notice and enjoy.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Special birthday treat. Excellent food. Who could ask for more?
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!Wonderful food! Overall great night. Lived up to all of our expectations
  22. W

    Winelady

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  23. SD

    SouthieDiner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch! Definitely get the daily donut and the chocolate chip banana bread. Yes, both! We also had the challah French toast and eggs Benedict, both were delicious and the portion sized were very good. Higher end restaurants have a reputation for high prices, small plates but Ledger is neither, we were satisfied and along with two delicious cocktails (they know their drinks!) we didn’t even spend a whole lot. Our waitress was also friendly and helpful with any questions we had and didn’t judge my husband for getting juice coffee and a mimosa 😆

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on July 23, 2022Thank you for dining with us and we are so happy you enjoyed your brunch with us! We hope to have you come back soon!

  24. JB

    JackieB

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster special was indeed special. So excellent!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on July 23, 2022Thank you Jackie for your continued support!

  25. AP

    AshleyP

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Service was good, food was alright nothing special. The chicken was very moist but had this odd sort of “fish and chips” style of batter on the outside. I wish it would have just been a nice, moist piece of roast chicken. There also wasn’t enough purée. My husband really enjoyed the oysters and the beer selection! The ambiance in this restaurant is amazing, but it is extremely loud (we went about 7:30-8:00ish) and I could not hear my family at our own table.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on July 23, 2022Hi Ashley, thank you for your feedback and joining us for dinner. We always strive to provide the best ambiance, food and service to our guests. Our half chicken is not batter however it is skin on- which is slow roasted to render until crispy and finished on our wood fired grill. We apologize the dish did not meet the expectations and we would love to invite you back for a better experience soon. Please contact us directly at (978) 594-1908 to discuss further. Thanks, Kelsey

  26. LC

    LisaC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious from cocktails to dessert! The smallish menu means everything they do is done perfectly! If you’re looking for a high end dining experience Ledger is the place to go.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on July 23, 2022Thanks for dining with us!

  27. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I love to go the Ledger for special occasions this was for our 25th anniversary. Our waitress was excellent, she was well versed on the menu and was attentive she gets 5 Stars!! The food as always was amazing and the atmosphere is always pleasant and upbeat. Looking forward to our next visit. Thanks

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on July 23, 2022Thanks for dining with us and celebrating your special day! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  28. KD

    KateD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious and the service was perfect.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on July 23, 2022Thanks for dining with us Kate!

  29. S

    Sponge

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular as always!
  30. JC

    JenniferC

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dinner! Excellent service! Beautiful setting. Everything was perfect. My hubby said the oysters were the highlight but the salmon was a close second.
  31. NK

    NancyK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service & food!!!! Our server Martina was top-notch & so friendly!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re looking forward to coming back!
  33. EG

    EllenG

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Mixed experience.
  34. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food that is well prepared and presented. We sat outside on the patio and the service was prompt and direct throughout the meal. The popovers are a must.
  35. GM

    GregM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding. Our server was prompt and attentive and allowed us to proceed through the courses at our own comfortable pace
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Didn’t have the meals we wanted
  37. JF

    JFrench

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great! Outdoor seating - chairs very uncomfortable and table seemed small vs size of plates (we were 4 at the table). Next time will reserve for indoor dining. Overall very good and staff was super!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on July 7, 2022Thanks for dining with us and we look forward to serving you soon!

  38. M

    Minnie

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the perfect dining experience ever ! Where to start ? The service was exemplary .. we were seated outside and asked for shade so the staff moved tables and umbrellas to make that possible . Then when they noticed that the “sun” was getting worse where we were seated , they cheerfully offered to move us , and they kindly moved us three times so we could be super comfortable . THE FOOD! We loved the popovers, the salmon preparation was seasoned and cooked to perfection , the mushroom Campanelle is the freshest pasta and most delicious dish ! The outside patio was very very comfortable and pretty ! I can’t wait to go again !!! Thank you , Executive chef Daniel Gursha, Leah, Marina and all who made our visit absolutely wonderful !

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on July 7, 2022Thank you so much for your kind review and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to serve you again soon!

  39. JB

    JackieB

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beat burger in Salem!
  40. CE

    CaraE

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    I had a reservation which they called me to change to later due to weather. Very kind, but when we got there they said that they didn’t have a table for us for inside , even though I had changed our reservation 3 days prior to indoors on their insistence. Our waitress was very friendly and I don’t believe our bad experience was her fault. We waited forever for two pasta dishes. The people who were seated next to us 20 minutes after we arrived were served and finished their dinner before our came. I could see the kitchen heat lamp with one pasta dish that had been sitting for at least 30 minutes under the lights. I think someone then realized an order hadn’t gone out, whipped them other pasta dish up and brought an over cooked, mushy, dried up pasta dish to our table. It was awful. Sending food back is not something I like to do as one person then sits and waits for yours to arrive , while theirs gets cold. The food was ok at best, which was a huge bummer given the recommendations. It was a graduation dinner for my daughters which I had stated while making the reservation. Disappointing.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on July 7, 2022Hi Cara, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We strive to provide the best food and service to all our guests despite current staff shortages and the unknown weather conditions of an uncovered patio. We sincerely apologize that your experience was below our standards and we wish we could have made it right the night of. If you'd like to discuss in further, please contact me (978) 594-1908. Thank you, Kelsey

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 4.7 stars by 1896 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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