The Roof

Salem Restaurants: The Roof, now open!


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.

The Roof will be open seasonally with an all day menu from 2pm-11pm. 

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


Opening events coming soon! 

Group Executive Chef Justin Perdue

Originally from a small town in Wisconsin, Justin Perdue was hired to oversee a number of Lark Hotels restaurants and has lent his creative energy to creating a new menu for Counter and The Roof at The Hotel Salem, while also overseeing Pig + Poet in Camden, and Picnic Social in Stowe, Vermont.

Before joining Lark Hotels, Justin worked within the Hotel Sofitel group as an Executive Chef, at both the Chicago and Philadelphia locations. Prior to his stints with Sofitel, Chef Perdue worked in many renowned kitchens, including Bobby Flay's Bar Americain where he honed his skills while attending NYC’s International Culinary Center, NoMi inside the Park Hyatt Chicago, and Topolobampo, where he gained experience under famed chef Rick Bayless.  

With a passion for both the industry and the creativity he encounters every day, Justin brings years of inspiration and education to his newest position as Executive Chef of Counter and The Roof. When he isn’t working, Justin is based in Vermont where he tackles the scenic parks and trails of Stowe alongside his wife and two dogs.  

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209 Essex Street, Salem, MA, 01970
Dining at The Hotel Salem

Our Salem Hotel is THE place to dine and celebrate on the North Shore. Our two restaurants, Counter and The Roof, as well as our private underground event space, will cater to your dining, drinking, and special occasion desires.

(978) 451-4818
Lark Hotels