Ledger Restaurant & Bar

4.6
792 reviews
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This historically unique location will house the new restaurant from Matt O'Neil chef/owner of The Blue Ox in Lynn. O'Neil is excited to collaborate 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.

Ledger is open with dinner service Tuesday through Sunday, as well as Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm. Come enjoy our Bar Bites menu and oysters from 4pm to 6pm at the bar!
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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was incredibly slow and inattentive

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MA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When my son and his friends come to town from the mid-west, we always head over to Ledger Restaurant. He rates it top five restaurants he has experienced throughout the country.

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KR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always great! Noise level is pretty high but everything else makes up for it.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from service to food is amazing

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BS
New England
113 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was flavored perfectly and phenomenal. The best tomato gazpacho we ever had, and even the broccoli was delicious. Highly recommend.

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CM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great.
Did not appreciate the kitchen tax and that’s the only thing that would keep me from going again. Did not like being force to do that.

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JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and artfully plated. We had great service and found the Wine Sommelier most helpful with their enticing wine list.

The high ceilings and hard surface do not mute the sound. But over all we were not displeased with with the atmosphere.

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ledger is always perfect. Food is delicious and service is excellent.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience top to bottom, food, service, everything. Will be back for sure! For our anniversary they comp’d champagne, gave us the only booth in the place for just us 2 and the food was out of this world. Best restaurant experience I’ve had in a long time!!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and food were excellent. Highly recommend.

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KP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

There are three things that make me not want to return to this restaurant. First, our table was set in a passage way and people kept bumping into my purse on the back of my chair and walking way too close to use on exiting. Second, it took 20 minutes for a glass of wine to arrive at my table. Third, the wood-fired salmon was way too salty and the broccoli tough and undercooked.

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R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was cooked great, very tasty. Salmon and scallops were cooked to perfection.

Our starter, cheese plate had excellent presentation and loved the cheese selection.

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VB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Cool interior with excellent food. Great location in downtown Salem

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HP
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Small menu. Food and service was great! However To load and I don’t like the tables so close together.

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MO
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening at Ledger! We were seated at the Chef’s table, loved it!! The waitstaff were very attentive, Vanessa was outstanding! The food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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TK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was great, waitress was outstanding but the space is so tight when you are a duce.....feels like you are sitting on top of other parties. Not private or comfortable.
Coffee was not hot.....ice water was warm. These seem like little things but are big things when remembering the experience. Pricey.

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AW
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. It does get loud with such a large space. Our server was very gracious about moving us to outdoor seating.

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TB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the appetizer to the dessert, everything was cooked to perfection and delicious. We had the spicy pork belly, the salt and pepper calamari (that black aioli was delightful), smoked chicken, skirt steak, wild mushroom campanelle, and split the affogato.

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J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for a festive dinner. Food was excellent. Had the skirt steak .... tender and juicy. Waiter was unobtrusive and helpful. Brought a cute birthday cookie! A bit pricey but we’d go again.

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EG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hannah, our server, was awesome!!! So helpful, funny, and accommodating. The food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

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LT
New England
57 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went for Father’s Day and had an amazing meal. Service was impeccable and the food was amazing! This is by far my favorite restaurant!!

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H
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! I put in a special request for a birthday that Ledger was able to accommodate!

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OT
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in all ways. Service, ambiance, food, drinks--all superb.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. We love it here. Always a great experience. Outstanding and so nicely decorated.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool inside with a gorgeous bar, food is excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food gave us poisoning

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DR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is an old bank that has been converted into a restaurant and although it is a little pricey, the food was delicious, the drink menu has a lot to choose from and the atmosphere was terrific. It is a perfect date spot!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I’ve ever been to

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K
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Very loud environment. Food presentation was pretty, but taste and amount of hugely lacking. Popovers were burned. Cheese plate was 3 pieces of cheese, a strawberry and a basket of toasted bread. Pork ragu was fatty and pasta was tasteless. Cross this one off the list. Sorry Ledgers!

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went to Ledger for our anniversary. We were treated incredibly and had a super experience. We were brought to a "special" booth and greeted with complimentary sparkling wine. Our waiter, Alexi, was extremely attentive, knowledgeable and personable. The food was excellent with many special touches along the way. We went on a Sunday evening so the atmosphere was nice -- not super crowded or distractingly loud. We very much enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend Ledger.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and caring attentive service. Makes any special occasion that much more special. Dress up or go slightly casual and feel at home.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant has a very limited menu and was on the pricey side. We have tried it twice and will not be going back for a third time

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in greater Boston. The ambiance, food, and service are phenomenal and it should be on everyone's list when in Salem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Arrived early for reservation. After talking with hostess it was agreed that she would come get us at the bar when a table became available. Twenty minutes AFTER our reserved time while seeing people just arriving seated I asked hostess if our table was ready she said yes, in fact she had texted me and just assumed we were happy at the bar. My cell had been away in my purse and she never came to tell us a table was ready even after making eye contact with her numerous times and my husband checking in with the other hostess who seemed confused. This set the tone to the evening.

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GW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and even better service. The food is worth every last cent.

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AT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Spur of the moment dinner (early bird special :D) on a Friday early evening. My cocktail was outstanding, my date's, good. As the restaurant filled up, got quite loud. Chairs not very comfy, ambiance is OK, but not designed for you to linger at a table (maybe people linger at the large bar). Our waitperson was terrific, knowledgeable and available. The tuna tartare was a little big (even more like poke than tartare) but really tasty. The cheese plate was fairly mundane as far as selection (Cabot clothbound cheddar seems to be the go-to for so many places!) but well-plated with a nice selection of sweets and grilled bread. My date's skirt steak was way undercooked (he asked for medium, it was on the rare side of medium-rare), my mushroom pasta was excellent. Affogato was GREAT, wouldn't have minded skipping the large cookie thrown in there...and both desserts were pretty large. An uneven experience, but fun, and I would go again.

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CP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal at Ledger.

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SD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!! Our server made it even better! She was so nice and she knew the menu very well!!

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SP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Ledger! I made a reservation for my boyfriend’s birthday & they gave us the most special little booth off to the side. The food was fantastic & the staff could not have been nicer! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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N
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food! The homemade donuts are to die for!! Hip Hop brunch on sundays are LIT!

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