The Roof, rooftop bar and restaurant located at The Hotel Salem, Salem MA
The main bar counter area at Counter, The Hotel Salem's onsite restaurant
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Onsite Dining

We are excited to enter the fold of the growing Salem restaurant scene with the openings of our two onsite restaurants, Counter and The Roof. For more information, please visit and


Set in the historic Newmark building in the heart of downtown Salem, Counter is our modern take on a lunch counter with a dining experience rooted in fresh, simple, modern food. Our Salem restaurant features an open-concept kitchen and dining for 50 on the first floor of The Hotel Salem, with outdoor patio seating for 30. Executive Chef Justin Perdue has created a menu celebrating regional New England flavors, featuring clever starters, baked goods, and sandwiches. Counter is for the people of our small but vibrant city as well as for those passing through to gather over conversation, cocktails, and great food. Eat in or take it to go.

The Roof

Unique among Salem restaurants, The Roof offers Salem’s only rooftop bar and restaurant serving the necessities—strong drinks and simple food. Located at the top of The Hotel Salem, this seasonal dining space features an outdoor kitchen and expansive views of Salem’s cobblestone streets and bustling harbor. Expect to find some of the best-crafted cocktails in the area, as well as tacos, ceviche, and oysters.

Come celebrate and relax with us and get the best of Salem restaurants. The Roof is for locals and tourists alike looking for a laid-back, yet sophisticated atmosphere to unwind.

The Cellar

Tucked in below Counter at The Hotel Salem, The Cellar is Salem's newest event space and private-rental bar. With eight draft lines, craft cocktails, and barrel-aged spirits, no one will go thirsty at this hidden gem. Host anything from a corporate retreat to a private party or funky wedding reception in this expansive space where you can have a sit-down dinner for MANY, watch the game on our three televisions, or catch up with friends over an assortment of games. The style can be whatever you make it!