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Ledger Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
1859 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 49 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 1,859 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Boston Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Boston Suburbs

    American

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  1. JF

    JFrench

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  2. M

    Minnie

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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 !
  3. JB

    JackieB

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beat burger in Salem!
  4. CE

    CaraE

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  5. B

    Belay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Great food and service. Loved being there.
  6. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience! My wife, I and my son enjoyed another spectacular experience. The folks are Ledgers truly got it going on! Best, Michael Fresolone
  7. H

    Heather

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was amazing!! She was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. We had a great night!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Service was absolutely awful

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded 7 days agoThank you for visiting Ledger and bringing this to our attention. We strive to provide the best possible experience to our guests from the service, value and food. I sincerely apologize to hear about your visit and that your service was well below our standards. I would love to invite you back for an experience you deserve. Please contact me directly at your convenience to discuss the details further via phone at (978) 594-1908. Thank you, Kelsey

  9. KR

    KatherineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, creative food and cocktails. Attentive server paced out our dinner nicely. Really excellent food! Sunny miss the popovers!
  10. SF

    SalemFoodie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous place. Great food, awesome service! It's a little loud on the inside, and a little pricey for Salem, but worth it!
  11. MK

    MKOD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I chairs in the dining room are very uncomfortable. We both switch our chairs that had a backing to it. Next time we are going to sit at the bar.
  12. T

    Tom2020

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Sunday brunch, and it's fun to eat outside as an option.
  13. SP

    ScottP

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Highly recommend!
  14. B

    Brunch

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ledger is excellent and has a sophisticated ambiance. Brunch had a lot of fine options but unfortunately in my Eggs Benedict the chef opted to use a Sous-vide cooked egg that just obliterated on contact. I’d have to insist they poach the eggs next time and I’m sure it would be fine. Service was better than average but the place gets busy so don’t expect too much
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Martina was a wonderful server and the food was amazing! Always have a great time at ledger

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 26, 2022Thank you so much for joining us and we will share your experience with Martina! She is great!

  17. YC

    YaleC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat outside, ordered four dishes and shared a bottle of white wine - everything was great! Arugula salad was fresh and perfectly dressed. The carrot squash side was very tasty - it was a large serving and i would have asked for seconds. The grilled chicken was happily resting on a bed of humming sweet potatoes. A great combination of smooth, moist, and savory. I'm looking forward to the leftovers of the creamy mushroom campanelle. Our servers were appropriate attentive and seemed proud to be there. We will be back!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback and we look forward to having you in again soon!

  18. JB

    JackieB

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a 5 star restaurant.
  19. AM

    AlanM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Appetizers are wonderful.
  20. MB

    MBQ14

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    While the food was delicious it was too cold to sit outside and we chose to sit at the bar. Our servers were attentive at first, but when it was obvious our meal was taking much longer than it should (two other parties at the bar were served before us although we were seated first) the waitstaff at the bar avoided us. We eventually had to ask when our food would be ready and she said she was sorry and she'd check for us. We understand that waitstaff, and all staff for that matter, are hard to come by, but a little bit of communication would have been appreciated.
  21. R

    Redsoxfan1964

    New England

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent but the menu is short - only 4 or 5 entree options - but everything we ordered was delicious. Nice bar menu too - wine, cocktails, whisk(e)y list was solid. We will go back again.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for visiting us! We look forward to serving you soon!

  22. JP

    JeffP

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to find a restaurant that gets it right. The atmosphere, the vibe, the service, and...the food. Getting good food is not the biggest challenge anymore, but getting really good food that entertains you with 'how did he do that?' is hard to find. This place is that good. May it last forever.
  23. SC

    SaraC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience at the Ledger last night. The menu promised creativity and the delivery exceed that with high level of execution and great attention to complex flavor profiles. As it was a celebration dinner, we sampled multiple appetizers, entrees, and desserts. All were excellent, with the apricots, whipped goat cheese, arugula, honey, Fresno on brioche toast absolutely stellar, as was the duck with celery root puree and cherries, greens etc. Our desserts, green apple sticky toffee pudding, and chocolate Cointreau crème Brulee, gave us the perfect ending to a meal with thoughtful and attentive service .
  24. JB

    JackieB

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was spectacular! This is a 5 star restaurant!
  25. D

    Dougg330

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary with a fantastic dinner and excellent service. Ledger provided a complimentary champagne toast and a lovely 'happy anniversay' dessert presentation.
  26. s

    skipinma

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love ledger simple as that.
  27. MR

    MauraR

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is really upbeat, open and fun. The server was friendly and efficient. We had oysters, popovers and the wood-grilled carrots for appetizers. The short rib pasta entree was so delicious. The duck was done perfectly and the half chicken was perfect. We can't wait to go back!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 26, 2022Thank you Maura for your kind words and we look forward to having you in soon!

  28. SC

    SharonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and it was amazing! Food was awesome. Service was perfect. A great experience!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 9, 2022Hi Sharon, thanks so much for joining us for brunch and we will share your experience with the team! We hope to serve you soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We hebben hier zo heerlijk gegeten! We aten buiten, de service was heerlijk, het eten was uniek en creatief, vers en lekker! Reserveren!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 9, 2022Thanks for your support!

  30. M

    Mara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night spot, delicious food, and our waitress was so kind and funny! Thank you!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 9, 2022Thanks for your support Mara! We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you soon!

  31. CR

    CharlesR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food5service2ambience1
    Long wait for a table - we had a reservation! Seemed to be many empty tables! Horribly noisy. Long wait for food. Food was not hot. Waiting in kitchen to be served?

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 9, 2022Hi Charles, Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for your experience being below our standards and we wish we could have made it right when you were here. We are disappointed to hear about you waiting to sit even with a reservation; with staffing shortages we sometimes do not have all sections open, so it can appear to have open tables however we do not have enough staff to serve it unfortunately. I would be happy to discuss your visit in more detail directly at (978) 594-1908.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, food was amazing. Great service
  33. JB

    JackieB

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken was fabulous! I have never had chicken that good! Thank you, Chef Dan!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 9, 2022Thanks for your support Jackie!

  34. A

    Alex

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love sitting at the bar here! Food is always increíble and it’s such a vibe!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 9, 2022Thanks for your support Alex! Cheers!

  35. BM

    BryanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive service. Very impressed and would return again.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 9, 2022Thanks for your support Bryan! We look forward to hosting you again!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails. Server was very attentive and never felt rushed. Wonderful experience!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on June 9, 2022Thanks for your support and your kind words! We hope to serve you soon!

  37. P

    Paul

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for a lovely meal and experience. Really great service too.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner with my husband. The waitress was really nice as well as the hostess.
  39. RR

    RhysRyan

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and great food. This was a belated Mother's Day celebration. I told the server and she brought over their specialty donut on a tray that read "Happy Mother's Day". This was a big hit. I never asked her to do it but her initiative should be celebrated (we did in the tip). Everything was top-notch. If I had to pick on something, the music was a bit loud.
  40. M

    Maddy

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

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 1859 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 49 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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