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Litchfield Saltwater Grille

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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, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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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
Great martinis in the bar

My fruends and I met in the bar for drinks and appetizers, and found the martinis to be superb. We also ordered several delicious appetizers.We had a wonderful attentive server and the atmosphere was relaxed and wonderful. We highly recvommed the Saltwater Grille!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
AnnieGreen1
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NW Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Saltwater Grille is a terrific restaurant. It is charming, welcoming, and warm, with a delightful ambience. The waitstaff is very helpful and pleasant. And the food is simply delicious! We drove an hour to get there and will go back whenever we can.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My fruends and I met in the bar for drinks and appetizers, and found the martinis to be superb. We also ordered several delicious appetizers.We had a wonderful attentive server and the atmosphere was relaxed and wonderful. We highly recvommed the Saltwater Grille!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I heard about this restaurant and had to stop as we love raw bar and fresh seafood. We ordered the freedom tower... An amazing display and value with oysters, clams, shrimp, tuna, lobster and more. Among the best we have ever had!! I don't typically write reviews unless an experience is amazing or terrible, but this truly... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Saltwater Grille has potential to be a very good restaurant choice but did not quite hit the mark. The raw bar was good but not spectacular. The Oyster Saltafeller was good but was overloaded with the sauce taking away from the Oysters. The clam chowder has a unique flavor with the carrots and bacon. It is a a very good... More 

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Goshen, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The new owners of the Saltwater Grille have improved the restaurant a great deal. Our food was wonderful and the service was great. I can't wait to go back! We went on a Monday night and it was so nice and quiet there. We had our dinner on the patio. Their Oysters Rockefeller was awesome!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went because they have a nice outdoor patio and wanted drinks and appetizers late afternoon. Margaritas were fine and our appetizer choices were good. At first we were the only people there but slowly a few started to arrive. A jazz musician was setting up and we were looking forward to the music. However, I had just barely touched my... More 

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Thomaston, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have dined here several times and one thing I will say is that the owner is always very friendly and the food is usually good....Saying that, I ordered a cucumber martini during my last visit. It was plain vodka with some cucumbers in it. They were not muddled, No cucumber vodka. I have bartended for 12 years and to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great environment! Great food, servers and owners. Happy hour 4-6 Monday thru Friday is a must go. Music every week on there beautiful large patio. Fire pit is a huge PLUS .

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I hate being rushed in a busy restaurant and love the atmosphere along with attentive service at this location. One of my favorite things here is how the wait staff always makes sure to keep things evenly paced. But the best part of the food is that there is always something new and fresh. Such as the fresh side dishes.... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

They were swamped when we got there, so maybe it could have been better. Nice looking place. The poor waitress was swamped but did a good job in spite of it. The problem was the food. Mediocre. The chowder was full of dill, the fish was in a puddle of butter, my husbands fish and chips had sat too long... More 

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

Hi Martha - Thank you for giving Saltwater a try! Also, thank you for taking the time to post a review! We do apologize for the experience you had. It wasn't our best showing. We were a little overwhelmed in a very short period of time and this caused us to have a few setbacks. We sat over 150 in... 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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?