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383 State St, Salem, OR 97301-3533
+1 808-885-8648
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
25 Dec 2016
“Used to be a favorite for dinner... now a "trendy" bar”
30 Oct 2016
“Small place, small menu, small chance I return.”
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383 State St, Salem, OR 97301-3533
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

In the past, I've had several fine dinners at Maven, but multiple turnovers in chefs and a new menu catering to a bar crowd with odd, expensive small plates isn't conducive to dining. I don't mind paying for a good meal, but Maven can no...More

1  Thank NancyG97304
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Menu was very limited. Now, I understand limited when specialty, but it was too small to afford any real choices. And it wasn't that special. The host/barkeep/waitstaff was very pleasant. Nice small place cozy and quiet. Nothing special and it's not going to be on...More

1  Thank cidertom
Reviewed 23 August 2016

the bartenders know their stuff here. We visited on a night with a limited menu, but the bartender was very helpful and told us all about the differnent cocktails and the history of different things it was a cool place to hangout and just chat...

Reviewed 15 July 2016

An associate wanted to meet at this little restaurant and I was more then excited to try a new place. I loved the atmosphere and wondered why it wasn't more busy. We both ordered 2 cocktails an appetizer and then a main coarse. IT was...More

3  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Maven has been my hands down favorite little place in Salem for the past several years. (See previous review) Food always impeccable, so fresh and perfectly executed...a delightful menu that changed seasonally. I don't know what happened, well I think I do (the management and...More

4  Thank dollface-30
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The whole place is darker both day and night, choice of food is not a lot but they tend to have a touch of food both eastern and western with a twist of modern american cuisine. Smaller tables so a group of ten or more...More

Thank Alegnabc
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Food was excellent. Some entres were quite original and some were soothing, like the amazing mac and cheese. It was the service that was amazingly outstanding. Had I not known better I would have thought I was dining at a swanky, very pricey, upscale Manhattan...More

Thank Dianne L
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The only reason I'm not giving this a lower rating is the cool atmosphere and friendly, attentive wait staff. We waited almost an hour for our food--in fact, no one was getting food. Once our food finally started coming out, it came in batches. I...More

Thank dance4joy
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Never having been here before, we didn't really know what to expect. We went on a weeknight and found the restaurant to be mostly empty. There were only four tables occupied, which made for a quiet dinner. It is a tiny space and I'm sure...More

Thank RUCP
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The first time I went here I had one of the best meals I've ever had in Salem. Their Kale caesar salad was sublime and the owner went out of her way to get some clamato juice since they'd run out and it was in...More

1  Thank DAWNBC2
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19 March 2016|
Response from RUCP | Reviewed this property |
If you want to give me your AMEX number, sure I'll take it! :) But seriously, as far as the restaurant goes, I have no idea. I ate there, I don't run the place or work there.
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Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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  • Address: 383 State St, Salem, OR 97301-3533
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-8648
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