Counter Kitchen and Bar

209 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970


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. The bar, lounge, and dinner service are open to the public Tuesday-Sunday. (Coffee bar and lunch service coming soon.)

Executive Chef Justin Perdue has created a menu celebrating regional New England flavors, featuring clever starters, breads, and main dishes, as well as handmade pasta dishes crafted with our traditional pasta-making machine.

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.

Counter is open Tuesday through Sunday. Dinner service begins at 5 PM and our kitchen closes at 10 PM every night, but our spacious bar and lounge stays open until last call at 11:15 AM.

We are honored to be entering the Salem restaurant fold and the growing culinary scene, and we look forward to serving you!