Recommended Restaurants & Hotels

There are many restaurants within walking distance of Willamette University where you can grab a bite to eat before or after concerts. Read below for our favorite restaurants and hotels in the area. 



Temporarily closed with plans to reopen later in 2021
291 Liberty St. SE (downtown, adjacent to the Grand Hotel)
Northwest fine dining

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Ritter’s Housemade Foods

102 Liberty St. NE
Locally sourced cuisine


Rudy’s Steakhouse

350 Chemeketa St. NE
Steaks, burgers, soup, and salad




Grand Hotel

201 Liberty St. SE (0.5 miles)

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To learn more about recommended restaurants and hotels in Salem, explore Travel Salem’s helpful guides.

Plan Your Visit

First-Timer’s Guide

New to the Symphony? We've compiled everything you need to know to make the most of your first concert experience.


Find all the details you need to know about the concert hall, buying tickets, and other frequently asked questions.

Getting to the Hall

A comprehensive guide for getting to Smith Auditorium – public transportation, biking, and more.