Located in downtown Salem, in a lovely 1800s art deco building, Maven brings a taste of the cosmopolitan life to the city. It is a romantic little gem, with atmospheric lighting and a hip, upmarket vibe, helped along by laid-back music. The small menu features eclectic and unique combinations of Italian and American cuisine, such as gnocchi mac and cheese, kale Caesar salad, anchovy pasta with wholewheat linguine, broken lasagna with walnut pesto, and grilled salmon over beet risotto. Another highlight is their expertly blended cocktails – try their signature drink, the Spa Martini, for a refreshing hit of mint, cucumber and vodka.
Maven, 383 State Street, Salem, OR, USA, +1 503 385 8648