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26 Commons Drive, Route 202 at the Litchfield Bancorp Light, Litchfield, CT 06759
+1 860-567-4900
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4:00 pm - 8:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Saltwater Grille offers upscale seafood and NW Connecticut's best raw...
The Saltwater Grille offers upscale seafood and NW Connecticut's best raw bar with steak house concepts. From delicious Oysters Alaska and our famous New England Clam Chowder to our signature Crab Cake and mouthwatering entrees, there are options for everyone. With five dining rooms, a sophisticated bar and lounge with fireplace, and a covered patio, there is a dining experience to suit most desires. Located just off Route 202 below the Litchfield Green, the Saltwater Grille provides an inviting, friendly dining experience. Named in Yankee Magazine's Best of New England 2014 and NY Times reviewed, Saltwater Grille is Litchfield Hills' premier seafood destination.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Warm, hospitable, great food, overall a wonderful experience

Our family had an Easter Sunday brunch and we very much enjoyed the meal, and what helped make for a superior experience was the hospitality of the owners, Andy & Brook Noel. We had the salmon dish with artichoke and spinach topping that even our teenager enjoyed! The atmosphere is very warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
BobbyTweed
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Vienna, Virginia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Torrington, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife and I had been to the Saltwater Grill several times prior to the change in ownership. Our last visit was so disappointing (to put it mildly) it has been quite some time for us to decide to take the chance on this restaurant again - and only because it is under new ownership. We were pleased that the... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

Tom - Thank you for the well thought out review. We appreciate the candid description of your experience! I personally apologize for not introducing myself. I am not exactly sure why I didn't stop by. It is not like me as I especially enjoy meeting new people! I can only offer that I might have been waiting until your meal... More 

Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our family had an Easter Sunday brunch and we very much enjoyed the meal, and what helped make for a superior experience was the hospitality of the owners, Andy & Brook Noel. We had the salmon dish with artichoke and spinach topping that even our teenager enjoyed! The atmosphere is very warm and comfortable which was suitable for a family,... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

Bobby - Thanks for the kind review and the marketing idea! Brook and I enjoyed meeting you guys and wish your son and daughter the best in school! We look forward to seeing you again when you are in CT. Patio weather is around the corner. Andy More 

Waterbury, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband & I ate dinner here last night. From the mussels for an appetizer to the cod and crabcake dinners, very thing was wonderful. Oh, and for dessert the almond joy cake was to die for!!!! Our waitress was attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back again.

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

Judy - Thanks for taking the time to post such a nice review! Brook and I really appreciate it! We try to use the freshest seafood we can get and pride ourselves in making everything in house. If you like to have a little adventure, our wine dinners are very popular! We do them the second Wednesday of each month.... More 

Patterson, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Recently went to Saltwater Grill to take my future in-laws and my parents to dinner. Andy the owner was great. The entire staff was very welcoming and the atmosphere made you not want to leave. We all got different apps and dinners and everyone was fantastic. After our experience I decided to have my upcoming rehearsal dinner there and would... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

SMVWineGuy - Thanks! For the great review! I enjoyed sitting down you guys to discuss your rehearsal dinner. I am glad everyone enjoyed themselves. Brook and I believe that weddings should be as low stress and as fun as as possible. All the best and I am sure we will see you soon! More 

Woodbury, ct
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My girlfriend and I have been there several times. The owners are very friendly, and the food has been great. She loves the the creme brulee. Go for the atmosphere. It is very relaxing.

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

Hameld - Thanks for posting this great review of the Saltwater Grille. We make all of our desserts in house and they are popular. Many are big enough for two! We look forward to seeing you back soon! Check our website or Facebook for the latest calendar of events at Saltwater. We have a lot going on every week! Best,... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This fall we stumbled upon this restaurant. While my husband isn't a seafood fan, he had the most amazing steak. The raw bar is awesome and the wine list is impressive. We had the feeling of an expensive Midtown restaurant with the feeling that we were the only ones in the place even though it was packed. The owners even... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

Tina - Thank you, so much, for taking the time to review us! Brook and I are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to having you back! Best, Brook and Andy More 

Bristol, Connecticut
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My friend and I stopped here for lunch. We had a special which included a cup of yummy mushroom soup, and a half sandwich of black forest ham complemented with a mystery tasty sauce. The service was helpful, and friendly. The price was reasonable, and the atmosphere was cozy. We will definitely stop here again.

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

CTRTeach11 - Thanks for taking the time to review us! Saltwater Grille has a great lunch service Friday through Sunday during the Winter. In the Spring, we will go back to serving lunch Tuesday through Sunday. Please check our hours on our website, Facebook or Google. We look forward to seeing you back again, soon! Best in 2015, Andy and... More 

New York City, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The wife and I went to Haight-Brown Winery and then to dinner here, due to Trip Advisor reviews. The whole experience was great. The parking was right in front. The waitress was very nice and professional, the appetizers were great, the entrees superb and the ambiance perfect. It had a real nice old bar in there and these really cool... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

V6BuickMan - Love the trip advisor "handle." When we see you next, you'll have to share what's behind the name! Thank you, so much, for the kind words about Saltwater Grille. Brook, I and our chef work hard to continuously improve on the experience you had when you visited. Saltwater Grille is a great place to come during a day... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We dine at SWG often, most times for happy hour. Their food is excellent and creative. The happy hour is one of the best with a 1/2 price lounge menu and a great deal on drinks. The staff and owners are great and really make you feel at home. Try one of their wine tastings they have been great. Don't... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

Mortgun - Thank you for the gracious review of Saltwater Grille! Our happy hour is one of those rare bargains in Litchfield County where you can get great food at a great price. We have a new wine dinner event coming up on January 14th at 6:30PM. Brook works tirelessly to plan these events and you will leave happy! They... More 

Goshen, Connecticut
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Friendly staff and the food is terrific, though a bit pricey. Owner and her husband, the chef, are wonderful.

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Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

Tina - Thanks for the kind words! We appreciate that you have a number of choices and that Saltwater Grille is a place you choose to visit from time to time. Join our loyalty program, if you haven't already. It is a new technology using cell phones to keep track of points and rewards. Brook and I will be offering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Commons Drive, Route 202 at the Litchfield Bancorp Light, Litchfield, CT 06759
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Litchfield
  • Phone Number: +1 860-567-4900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 44
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

The Saltwater Grille offers upscale seafood and NW Connecticut's best raw bar with steak house concepts. From delicious Oysters Alaska and our famous New England Clam Chowder to our signature Crab Cake and mouthwatering entrees, there are options for everyone. With five dining rooms, a sophisticated bar and lounge with fireplace, and a covered patio, there is a dining experience to suit most desires. Located just off Route 202 below the Litchfield Green, the Saltwater Grille provides an inviting, friendly dining experience. Named in Yankee Magazine's Best of New England 2014 and NY Times reviewed, Saltwater Grille is Litchfield Hills' premier seafood destination.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 8:30 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?