Salem Restaurant News

Vesuvius is NOW OPEN in Salem: Vesuvius is the second location of the award-winning Marblehead restaurant, Cafe Vesuvius. The new Italian style eatery will feature the same menu as their Marblehead location, specializing in pizza, sandwiches, pasta and much more! Vesuvius is located at 2 Paradise Road in Salem. View the online menu on their website at

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival: Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival kicks off Feb. 6th- Feb. 15th! Along witht the Chocolate and Ice Sculpture festival, Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Wine Tasting Event will also take place Friday, Feb. 6th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Colonial Hall at Rockafellas. To see a list of some of the participating Salem restuarants and shops and/or to purchase tickets, Click Here.

The Grapevine Restaurant Has Closed It’s Doors: The Grapevine Restaurant (located on 26 Congress St in Salem) has closed its doors after being in business for over 25 years. Former executive chef of The Grapevine, Tim Caldwell, is reported to be opening a new restaurant in the former location of “The Old Spot” restaurant, located at the corner of Essex Street in Salem. No word yet on when the expected opening of this new restaurant will be.

Sea Level Oyster Bar & Kitchen Coming Soon!: A new seafood restaurant will soon be opening on Pickering Wharf in Salem. Sea Level Oyster Bar & Kitchen will be opening in the former spot of Capts Waterfront Grill & Pub, located on 94 Wharf Street. Capt’s annouced their closing this past November after being in business for over 10 years.  From their Facebook page, Sea Level Oyster Bar will boasts two floors of fun and comfortable dining with beautiful views and a sit down raw bar packed with the freshest shellfish around. An extensive beer list and creative cocktails will quench your thirst while the kitchen cooks up fabulous seafood, gourmet pizzas and more, and the bar plays all the games you could want to watch on our dozen tvs. The new restaurant  plans to open in mid March of 2015.
Visit Sea Level Oyster Bar & Kitchen’s Facebook page.


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