Rafns' Restaurant transitioning to dinner only in June

MAY 2016

After careful consideration we have decided to discontinue lunch service at the end of May and focus completely on dinner. Our last lunch service will be May 27th.

We're planning to close for a light remodel, Memorial Day through June 2nd, and reopen on Friday evening, June 3rd. When we reopen, you can expect to see an expanded wine list and, for the first time ever at Rafns', cocktail service! We're also very excited to introduce fresh, house-made pasta to the dinner menu! Our new dinner hours will be 5-9pm Tuesday through Saturday beginning June 3rd. Reservations are recommended by calling 503-580-2936.

We really appreciate all of you who've supported us over the last 3 years. We couldn't do it without you! And we sincerely hope you'll continue to support us as our business evolves.

With gratitude,
Nate & Rochelle Rafn

P.S. If you'd like to come in for lunch one last time, we'll be open 11:30am-2pm, Tuesday-Friday, through the month of May. Hope to see you!

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

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Rafns' Restaurant


Treat your sweetheart to a delicious dinner at Rafns' Restaurant on February 14.

We're serving our customary dinner menu, featuring an assortment of meats, pasta, salads, and appetizers, plus a few special items. Our wine selection will include several sparkling options, served by the glass, bottle, and half bottle.

Seating is available 4:30-8:30pm on Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14. Reservations are required by calling 503-580-2936. We look forward to serving you!