One such restaurant is the Grapevine, which is located only one block from the Hawthorne. The Grapevine changed hands earlier this year, and the entire restaurant was renovated, and a new menu was created for it. The focus is on Mediterranean cooking, with an amazing wine list, arguably one of the best wine lists in Salem. In fact, the wine service was one of the most enjoyable aspects of our recent visit.
Here are some photos I snapped with my iPhone.
Our appetizers of Steak Tartare $14 (above) and the Lamb Duo $14 (below) were both very tasty.
In addition to dinner each night, Grapevine also serves a nice menu Sunday brunch, so if you cannot get in to Nathaniel's because we are completely booked (which happens often) you should give the Grapevine a try.
Here is a link to their website so you can check out both menus for yourself: http://grapevinesalem.com/
If you want to make reservations at Grapevine, give them a call at 978-745-9335, and be sure to tell them that the Hawthorne Hotel sent you.
I hope you enjoy your experience there as much as we did.