Great Escape Restaurant

Italian Restaurant
50 Saint Peter St., Salem, MA 01970 50 Saint Peter St., Salem Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
87% of 1391 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, American, Cafe, Asian, Chinese
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Italian, American, Cafe, Asian, Chinese
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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448 Tips
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Report | 8 days ago
fun restaurant
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Report | 8 days ago
The veal in the handcuffs was a little tough/chewy. I still enjoyed it immensely though. We also enjoyed great service with Amanda. We will definitely be back!
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The first thing I noticed when we arrived at our booth were many bottles of windex and glass cleaner underneath the cash register/computer station. In between the bottles sat the fresh ground pepper mill. Maybe the cleaning bottles could live in a less conspicuous place. Other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there and our waiter Mac...definitely will return.
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Report | 8 days ago
We had another exceptional dining experience. We considered ourselved "sentenced for life" customers.
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Report | 8 days ago
Perfect double date night with friends. Easy to make a reservation with your very friendly staff, waiter was great, food was delicious. Worth the hour drive to get there and we will be back to try more dishes on the menu!
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Report | 11 days ago
Very nicely done. We'll be back with friends!
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Report | 8 days ago
Would definately reccomend.
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Report | 10 days ago
no close parking is a problem for seniors and for those who need handicap parking
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Free valet service was a nice touch.
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place is very open - maybe it should have more booths for more intimacy
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From Our Editors

The Salem jail, built in 1813, was the home of countless criminals for more than a century; today, it's the home of The Great Escape Restaurant. "Gone are the days of just bread and water…now the meals here are big portions of pasta, seafood, and steak," according to a video by Phantom Gourmet. While previously alcohol was only available when it was smuggled in, today the Great Escape's bartenders mix up prison-themed cocktails like the Orange Jumpsuit and The Commuted Sentence. In addition, complimentary valet service seamlessly escorts guests to the dinner table.

Under high ceilings, black chandeliers illuminate a bar made from recycled cell doors, the jail's original thick granite floor, and cell bars that surround black leather booths. Exposed brick walls are decorated with pop art with cheeky sayings such as "If you can't do the time don't do the crime," though today's guests are more focused on fried calamari than rehabilitation.


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