About this business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, American, Cafe, Asian, Chinese
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    greatescaperest.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • 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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Tips

Dorothee M.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
fun restaurant
Karen W.
Verified
Report | 2 years 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!
Susan T.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
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.
Stephen S.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
We had another exceptional dining experience. We considered ourselved "sentenced for life" customers.
Janice L.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Very nicely done. We'll be back with friends!
Lisa D.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Would definately reccomend.
Bill L.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
no close parking is a problem for seniors and for those who need handicap parking
John D.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Free valet service was a nice touch.
roger l.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
place is very open - maybe it should have more booths for more intimacy
ron z.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Nice place
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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.