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Ledger Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
2065 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

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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 2,065 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Suburbs

    Great for brunch

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  1. JM

    JuliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always. Thank you Vicky!
  2. NA

    NicoletteA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can find everything for a perfect brunch here on Sundays . The daily donut was hands down the best donut I’ve eaten to date.. and the pom 75 paired perfectly with the chicken sandwich. Don’t get me started on the breakfast potatoes.. I could talk about them for hours. -Already planning my next trip. Thank you Marina for the wonderful service ☺️
  3. JB

    JackieB

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eggs Benedict was amazing! Staff is outstanding! Sharon and Mara on the bar were quick.
  4. k

    kst470

    New England

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As some who lives in Salem, this my favorite spot for drinks and dinner. Wonderful food, great staff that make you feel welcome when you first walk in the door. The restaurant has great ambiance. Brought guests from out of town and they loved it too.
  5. SD

    StaceyD

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the atmosphere of this bank-turned-restaurant spot. Menu was tight but interesting. Husband and I shared the Asian-inspired gem salad. He followed with the pork belly (delicious) and I with the poke (a nice-size portion of very fresh tuna). Overall, it was an excellent meal. However, we did think the prices were very high for some of the offerings, such as the mushroom pasta ($30) and the bolognese pasta ($35).
  6. BF

    BenF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Will definitely return. Food was outstanding.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded 3 days agoBen thank you for the kind words.

  7. M

    Maria

    Cancun

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch! Went for a friends gathering and really enjoyed our experience. Great food, great service, great ambiance.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded 5 days agoMaria, We love brunch too! Thank you!

  8. JG

    JillG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Enjoyed Sunday brunch!! I do not remember our servers name, but she was the best!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded 5 days agoJill, Glad to be your brunch fix, thank you!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything. The servers are on top of things being at all intrusive. I forget our servers nam but she was lovely.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded 5 days agoThank you, happy to be of service!

  10. R

    Rachelh49

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing. Always fun.
  11. Z

    Zia2

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Why oh why do restaurants always seat the single diner in the MIDDLE of the floor space? The service was great, food was ok. Their brunch is best, likely because the choices are more straight forward & less ‘fusion’ fueled. Missing the good flavors of two layers, but right now…there are 4 or more for each bite.
  12. LS

    LarkinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. We recommend the popovers to start! From an entree I had the steak and potatoes and my wife had the duck. We loved everything.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded 5 days agoLarkin, Thank you for the support!

  13. TH

    TomH

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ledger has been our “go to” almost since it first opened. My son is graduating from high school in May. We told him he could pick any where he wanted to go for dinner, “Ledger” we his immediate response. Ledger never disappoints. The service, the staff, and the food were all incredible. Thanks Ledger!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded 5 days agoTom, Thank you so much for the kind words. We always aim for incredible!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service, and delicious food and drinks!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 23, 2022Thank you for the support!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch I’ve ever had! 10 out of 10!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 23, 2022Thank for the support!

  16. CF

    ChristineF

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service & incredible food! Went with a few girlfriends from Boston and they loved it! Great for a night with friends or a date night!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 23, 2022Christine, Thank you for the kind words!

  17. T

    Travelking

    New England

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food was good but server wasn’t very friendly. She was all business.
  18. JP

    JenniferP

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Popovers were amazing, drinks and ambiance very nice.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 23, 2022Jennifer, Thank you for the kind words.

  19. WB

    WhitneyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best brunch I have experienced. The food and cocktails were amazing and our server was very attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend and plan on going back for another brunch and see what dinner has to offer!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 17, 2022Whitney, Thank you for your support. Hope to see you soon!

  20. C

    Cecely

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They could really use some kind of noise buffer between tables, but the food was fantastic and the staff was really friendly/thoughtful.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 17, 2022Cecely, Thank you for the kind words.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was incredible the ambience and the food!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the kind words!

  22. k

    karlar

    Savannah

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have to said this has been one of the best places I have eaten. Everything was good from the service to ambiance and the food was delicious. Best tuna Tatar I ever had. The salmon was cook to perfection. Wine was great. Love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 17, 2022Karlar, Thank you for the kind words.

  23. MS

    MagsS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, amazing food. Love this place. Menu was a little limited bc they were training 2 new chefs. Starters were amazing popovers with beef drippings, and delicious fried Brussels sprouts. Meals were also out of the park. Loved my 1/2 chicken, others were mushroom campanelle, a curried cauliflower dish, and a double cheeseburger.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the kind words.

  24. P

    Paul

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Due to inclement weather, our outpost reservation was going to be a problem. The host called me to update my reservation for a table inside. Excellent service even before I arrive! Food and service were excellent while there as well.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 17, 2022Paul, We do all we can to create the best experience possible. Thank you for dining with us.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our most recent visit to Ledger was amazing as always. It is the perfect location for a date night, celebration or to simply just enjoy the amazing food. I highly recommend ordering the Brussels sprouts for an appetizer, although you may find yourself having trouble saving room for your actual meal! For our main meals, we ordered the mushroom Campanelle (my go to, always) and the Bolognese which was phenomenal. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised at the portion size, as we both had enough left over to take home as a second meals.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded 5 days agoThank for the support and positive feedback!

  26. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perhaps the best place on the North Shore to have a unique dinner with stellar food.
  27. MB

    MikeB

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance and service was outstanding.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 11, 2022Mike, Thank you for your support!

  28. MS

    MakenzieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Try the basil cocktail, you won’t regret it.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 11, 2022Makenzie, Thank you for the kind words.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Building and decor were so cool! Brunch was absolutely delicious!! We really enjoyed the donut of the day - out of this world!!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 11, 2022Thank you for the support!

  30. PC

    PamC

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the drinks superb. The bar staff was very attentive but not overly attentive, I didn't feel rushed to order the main course. I would return!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 11, 2022Pam, Thank you for the support.

  31. NC

    NicoleC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went on a girls trip to Salem. Was lucky enough to get a reservation outside on a beautiful day in November. The service was impeccable. Great cocktails, delicious handmade pasta. The wine knowledge of the staff was fantastic, we would definitely come back!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 11, 2022Nicole thank you for the kind words, hope to see you soon.

  32. CG

    CourtneyG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! It was a busy Friday night but we our service and food was all prompt and much quicker than expected. It’s a nice spot for a date night. Lots of unique food choices but still simple for picky eaters too!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 11, 2022Courtney, Thank you for the kind words.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, who I believe was Maureen, or possibly Marine, was wonderful, knowledgeable, and just the right amount of solicitous. The food was spectacular. Best fried brussel sprouts ever, and the salmon was superb. Unseasonably warm on a November evening, the patio was the place to be. We will be back.
  34. W

    Winkdrop

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    My husband and I each ordered an entree and shared popovers. His duck was cooked to perfection, but nothing accompanying the duck had any pizazz. I ordered curried lentils and cauliflower. Neither had any flavor at all, which is pretty tough to do when the dish is CURRY. I make decent lentils at home and do curries at home as well … I had high expectations I guess. The popovers were fine, as popovers go. I chose the restaurant because it was highly rated by reviewers, and it seemed to have an award-winning chef, but maybe those 4.6 stars were out of 10? Or for the cocktails. The restaurant is dominated by a huge bar in the center. I can’t see how 4.6 stars would have been for the food. And of course, the prices were pretty high given the location (Salem) so that made our experience that much more disappointing. Somebody at Ledger is only dialing it in. We regularly eat at fine dining establishments. Ledger needs to figure out if it is a bar that oh hey serves food OR an actual restaurant.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 11, 2022Hi, Thank you for visiting Ledger and taking the time to provide us a detailed review. We shared this feedback with the team to ensure this doesn't happen again. I sincerely apologize to hear about your visit and your food that 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 978-594-1908. Thank you, Lloyd

  35. AA

    AshleyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was impeccable! Not a bad choice on the menu. We went on Halloween (a busy time in Salem for sure), yet the staff was friendly and gave great service. Definitely will come again!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 5, 2022Ashley, Happy to be of service, thank you!

  36. V

    Vball

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Halloween night, so definitely cut them some slack! Appetizer came after main course, which wasn’t a big deal, but the toast with cheese appetizer was so so. The mushroom pasta was amazing though!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is in the heart of downtown Salem district. Great food and friendly staff.

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 5, 2022Thank you for your support.

  38. JW

    JimmieWoods

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, short, blonde, very attentive, was wonderful and obviously a fantastic employee! Cannot remember her name, so i am so sorry. We Told her we needed to be at an event by 8pm the night of our meal and she made sure everything was handled in a timely manner and ordered to perfection!!

    Ledger Restaurant & BarResponded on November 5, 2022Jimmie, Thank you for your support! We have an idea who it might be we will pass this along.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome brunch! We loved every second!
  40. M

    Mandy

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Ambience was nice, food was great. Server seemed rushed and took food away while I was still eating and forced her recommendations for meals and desserts without giving me a chance to decide - honestly she seemed overwhelmed. It was a busy Saturday night during restaurant week so that may be why.

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 2065 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 38 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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