WSG #27 Ledger and Mercy Tavern in Salem MA

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Best North Shore Eats

We are talking today about some of the best North Shore Eats.  Salem seems to be one of the up and coming places to eat north of Boston.  Quite a few restaurants have opened over the last year or so there to great acclaim.


Charcuterie Tray from Ledger Bar and Restaurant

The team that brought us The Blue Ox just opened Ledger, located in the historical former Salem Savings Bank building (circa 1818).  The concept of the restaurant is stated as progressive New England with traditional 19th-century dishes, cocktails, and techniques elevated with 21st-century resources.  Matt O’Neill has created a great place with a great menu.  The décor is comfortable and hip with some of the original aspects of the old bank still evident.

Some of the highlights are the Popovers served with beef fat and molasses butter and the Steak Tartare with Creekstone Farms sirloin, potato chips, charred onion, horseradish cream, yolk, and capers.  In addition, the family style Suppers (28oz Prime T-Bone or a Whole Fish) served with 2 sides are a nice touch.  Both the charcuterie tray and the Surf Board are delicious and hard to pass up.   Finally on the dessert menu, the Willows is a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse they cover in chocolate ganarche with homemade sweet corn ice cream and housemade caramel corn.  Ledger applies a 3% kitchen administrative fee to each bill in their attempt to level out the income disparity between the front of house and kitchen employees. This fee benefits the kitchen team and is not a gratuity.  Read Entire Article HERE

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