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Maven

#134 of 453 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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383 State St, Salem, OR 97301-3533
+1 808-885-8648
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16:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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Salem, Oregon
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 longer seem to put one together. I hear good things about their bar drinks, but... More 

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Monroe, Oregon
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 my short list to recommend.

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1 Thank cidertom
Salem, Oregon
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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...

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Portland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 all above average, enough so that I would tell my friends about it. However About... More 

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1 Thank Heather M
Salem, Oregon
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 the chef have changed), and it is nothing like it has been. The menu is... More 

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3 Thank dollface-30
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 might not be more entertained.The bar is fastastic, one of my favorite place in Salem... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurant. We were treated as though we were the most special guests this restaurant had... More 

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Keizer
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 hate that because half your party has their food while the other is waiting... It's... More 

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Independence, OR.
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193 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 it would be noisy when full. I opened the menu and immediately thought, "Oh boy,... More 

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Thank RUCP
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 one of their signature drinks that I'd ordered. One guest ordered pasta choice and was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 383 State St, Salem, OR 97301-3533
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-8648

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?