Jonathan's is now closed
One of Salem's downtown restaurants is coming back to life in a new location. Jonathan's is opening in mid November on High Street between the Elsinore Theater and La Capitale. I was given a sneak peak on Tuesday to see how progress is going on the seafood restaurant. There's lots of construction left to do, but it looks as though they are going to make it feel a lot like the old location, including bringing the old bar over. That bar is actually one piece and was moved in the early morning hours when traffic downtown was light. The restaurant will continue to be half bar and half dining room on the bottom floor with room for overflow and banquets up above. The booths have been reupholstered and will be in use soon along with some other objects that you will find familiar from the former location. The owner tells me that it will seat around 200 guests and employ 20-25 people. The bottom floor of that building is becoming a downtown food court with a variety of dining options nearby.
Here's the tentative menus for Jonathan's: