The Hawthorne Hotel has two full service restaurants, Nathaniel's and The Tavern in the Hawthorne Hotel, and a full banquet service. Here's a bit of insight into Salem from the man behind the menus.
Chef Kenneth O'Keefe
Executive Sous Chef at the Hawthorne Hotel
Where are you from originally?
New York and New Hampshire
How long have you lived or worked in Salem?
What is your favorite thing about Salem?
The history. There are very few 400-year-0ld cities in the United States.
What’s your favorite place to eat in Salem?
Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel, Sixty2 on Wharf, Dube's Seafood
What’s your favorite place to shop in Salem?
Beautiful Things and J. Mode (for gifts for my wife).
What is the first thing you do with guests from out of town?
I usually take them to the Peabody Essex Museum.
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If you want to shop, dine, and explore like Chef Ken, here are links to the places he recommends:
- Beautiful Things
- Dube’s Seafood, 317 Jefferson Avenue
- J. Mode
- Peabody Essex Museum
- Sixty2 on Wharf
- The Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel