Our Standards

As we grow our business, we regularly find ourselves explaining our philosophy and principals to customers. We believe our kitchen is delivering the highest quality food in Salem. But for Rafns' to succeed, we need to be better about communicating how we operate and what separates us from other restaurants. So here it is, in a nut shell:

What we do:
We use certified organic olive oil and butter.
We use organic, cage-free and free-range eggs.
We use meats that are drug-free and humanely-raised.
We make our own gelatin-rich bone broth.
We use organic coffee, tea, and chocolate from local suppliers.
We use organic produce from local farmers and purveyors, with very few exceptions.
We compost all of our food waste, paper towels, and paper napkins.
We take pride in the cleanliness of our kitchen.

What we don't do:
We don't use MSG.
We don't use highly-refined or hydrogenated oils.
We don't use Teflon or synthetic cookware.
We don't have a microwave in our kitchen.
We don't use genetically modified ingredients.

These are the standards and values that guide us. If you share these values, we hope you will support us!

- Nate & Rochelle Rafn

New Year's Eve Dinner 2016


On December 31, Rafns' Restaurant will commemorate the new year by offering an extended dinner service and some delicious specials. The complete wine list will be available, including additional sparkling options offered by the glass, most notably: Loredan Gasparini Prosecco, G.D. Vajra Moscato, and E.Z. Orchards French-Style Cidre.

Seating is available 4:30pm to 9pm on New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31. Please call 503-580-2936 to secure your reservation.

We look forward to serving you. Happy New Year!

- The Rafns' Team

Holiday Hours


Please be aware of our special hours this week for Thanksgiving.

We will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday... but will re-open for dinner service (5-9pm) Friday & Saturday.

Reservations are strongly recommended this coming weekend and through the month of December! Please call 503-580-2936 to book your table. We look forward to serving you!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

- The Rafns' Team