Ledger Restaurant & Bar

4.7
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920 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

It's an outstanding place for brunch, food is top notch.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience5

They botched our reservation and we waited an extra 45 minutes only to be sat right in front of the door with the cold breeze. We had asked and was told we can sit away from the door. They gave our table to Michelle instead of Michael. The waiter rushed us and missed the birthday we were celebrating. Finally the Pork Shank was as hard as a rock and they only provided a butter knife to cut and not a steak knife. Very disappointing.

OT
New England
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ledger did an amazing job from the ambiance to the service and most importantly the food! We’ll definitely be back to try more of their menu because everything looks fantastic!

SM
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, inventive cocktails and desserts, beautiful space, congenial and professional staff. Never too loud for an intimate dinner, but never a ghost town either. Simply the best restaurant in Salem, and among the best on the North Shore.

P
New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff at the front of the house. We had a baby with us and they were very accommodating and found us a great spot. Pumpkin Brownie doughnut was very good. Everyone Loved their dishes. We dined at Brunch and I have to say they had perhaps the Best Chicken and waffles I ever had. We will be back to this gem.

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at brunch and it didn't disappoint. Great food would go back every weekend if i could

MC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend....

JB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was incredible, and the service was friendly and attentive. We love going to Ledger because we know it will be an amazing experience, and we have never been disappointed.

BP
Peru
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as it should be. Service and food were top notch!

D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. Had an outstanding meal as always. Our waitress and the staff made our night very special with little touches. Every time we dine here we are continually impressed. Would not hesitate to come back soon.

CR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our Wedding Anniversary, we went to Salem, where we were married and Heard good things about Ledger. It is a beautiful space, no TV to distract. That lead to a lively bar. We were seated at a table. First we had the oysters. They were accompanied by a very different cocktails sauce. I assume it was house made, and is a bit addictive. The manager came over with a glass of champagne for my wife and I. That was a very nice touch. My meal was marinated hangar steak, and it was delicious. Highly recommended!

TB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

POPovers POP sensational


ICE cream Flavors out of this world!

CB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ledger was great. A little pricey, but great service, great food, and fun cocktails.

MM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really great food. A bit pricey for the area but the food is good and our waitress was great.

OT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite spot when I come to Mass. make a point to get to Salem just so I can eat here. Pork belly was incredible, along with everything else we ordered.

CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We've previously had dinner at Ledger and loved it; we've also heard great things about their brunch. Unfortunately, our experience did not align with what we've heard. Our server was not very attentive, food arrived barely warm instead of hot, and coffee was charged by cup which our server didn't alert us to when we asked for a refill.

t
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were there the week end after Halloween and of course Salem was still hopping. We were 6 and all the choices were different except the pop overs 3 orders of 2 ea.. They were wonderful and both the honey garlic butter and beef drippings added to the experience. Everyone was happy with their meal and we felt the 3 best were the pork shank, chicken, and pasta dish with squash and spinach. There were also 4 desserts and all rated highly. It is a little loud but not horrible and I believe because of the busy week some of the beers on the menu were not available. We will be back especially since Salem is often a place we visit for dining.

FB
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib is perfection!

S
New England
40 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very helpful. Interesting wines by the glass available. Food was great.

T
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, top notch service and best Bloody Marys in town.

R
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ledger is top notch in Salem

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy!!!! Great everything. A must when you are in Salem. The building used to be a bank and it is cool to see the history that has been preserved.

B
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

That’s was amazing, I like the place.

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely must stop here for dinner if you’re in Salem! I just happened to walk by and make a reservation and I’m so glad I did. The ambiance, food, drinks and service was just stellar. I would drive the hour back to Salem just to dine here again.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted as we walked in by the sweetest hostess and the bartender wasn’t any different. Great first experience!!

JK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service, a little noisy but we had a nice booth. Food was served hot and no wait! Would recommend it.

KO
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at Ledger. Cocktails were awesome and the food was delish!

M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! The squash bisque was the best I've ever had. I will definitely be making a trip back here the next time I'm in Salem.

SG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ledger. It continues to be THE place in Salem not only where we take our out-of-town guests but where we take ourselves for date night. I love the beautiful decor, the inventive cocktails, the delicious and simple menu, and the excellent service. The hosts are always super polite and the servers are attentive and friendly, too! There's such a high level of care in all that the folks at Ledger do. Bravo!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Second time in a row I made a reservation weeks in advance and was made to wait 20 minutes for my table. Super annoying habit of theirs.

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're from out of state but will always always visit Ledger when we're in town. The food is incredible- not overcomplicated but executed to perfection with attention to flavor and detail. We've loved everything we've ever had there from the starter popovers to seasonal cocktails to desserts. Ledger nails it! Their staff is top notch as well. After learning it was our first wedding anniversary, our server Oscar brought us little glasses of prosecco and had the back of house write us a special message in chocolate sauce when the desserts were brought out. Even at the height of Halloween madness we felt valued and, frankly, spoiled. We recommend Ledger most highly.

M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ledger was outstanding. It made out night in Salem just perfect!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The red headed bartender was slow, and not friendly. The restaurant had just opened at 11am and was not very busy. People actually left the bar where they were seated because it took to long to place their drink order. Menu very limited. They add on a 3% fee for kitchen appreciation. Ridiculous!

TT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, good service. Way way too loud, but what can you do, it was packed with people. Regardless I couldnt hear myself think at points. Still Id go back if I was in town.

M
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, good location. Very noisy inside but quiet outside

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

KW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, one of the best meals I have had in awhile.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and dining

RD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a point to come back here after visiting last year and it did not disappoint! This is by far the best food in Salem. We enjoyed brunch cocktails and non alcoholic beverages as well. Me and my fiance both had different yet equally amazing dishes. The service and speed was amazing for how great the food was. I recommend this restaurant highly and cant wait to visit again.