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Fresh Salt

2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill)
860-388-1111
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Ranked #3 of 66 restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $38
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Fusion, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 154
Description: Our tables overlook the waters of the Connecticut River where the fresh river meets the salt of the sound. It’s a treasured and historic spot. In nature the most vibrant life happens where systems meet. These places are rich in life, and our restaurant reflects that lively diversity. We have a raw bar, a seasonally varied menu, and offer as much as we can from the farms, brewers, cheese makes and other food enterprises that are springing up around our region. Fresh Salt delivers a dining experience that’s comfortable and relaxed. Our staff is here to be of service to you, our kitchen stands ready with fresh ingredients, a deep wine cellar and carefully crafted fusions of foods and beverages that bring tastes together in delicious and new ways. We have tables by the fire, at the bar, and in season offer seating outdoors on the Fresh Salt Terrace.
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English first
Branford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Driving thru town after a Wine & Cheese Function at a local Museum on late Sunday afternoon and did not want a full meal. This is one of the few place's in Saybrook that I have not been to but glad we stopped. Had a bowl of chowder with a couple appetizers with drinks. The whole staff was super friendly,... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I went to Fresh Salt with my family to celebrate my birthday and I can't say enough good things about our experience. We were welcomed with a warm smile from the hostess, Maura. We sat in the pub area for a cocktail before dinner and I couldn't help but notice her calm and friendly demeanor with each and every guest... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

You can't beat the location for Fresh Salt - right on the water with gorgeous views of the sunset. Perfect idyllic spot for someone to experience fresh New England food in a spectacular atmosphere. It's the type of place you want to bring tourists to the area. As for the food, the local scallops are remarkable and highly recommended. Our... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

tamsin13 , Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review regarding our establishment. I am so glad you find us to emulate a traditional New England dining experience and that you left Fresh Salt satisfied. Please come visit us again soon. More

New Haven, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Fresh Salt is a very good restaurant with a diverse menu of tasty, well prepared and nicely presented food. If you go for lunch or dinner, you cannot miss their outstanding tuna triangles. If you go on Sunday, you have to have their brunch. I can frankly say that the depth, variety and quality of Fresh Salt's Sunday Brunch is... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

PatchMeister , Thank you so much for your kind words! I seems like you have really found a special place in our restaurant and I genuinely look forward to sharing this with our team. We hope to see you again for brunch soon! More

New London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I think it's the best place where I have ever been for the past 5 years ( and I tried a lot of different restaurants in different cities and states). The view is magnificent, I bet during the summer it's even more gorgeous. The decor is beautiful too.very unique and romantic atmosphere. The food is excellent. We had kale salad,... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Valentina M, I am so glad to learn that we were able to make your birthday celebration a success. It appears as though you had a delightful experience from cuisine to atmosphere; this is the experience we strive to provide for all of our guests. We cannot wait to see you again; you will love the views in the summer. More

Lyme, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visited with all the relatives to enjoy Pastry Chef Sarah's fine desserts! We had a wonderful time, we are all so proud of her and her accomplishments with working at Fresh Salt. I highly recommend the flourless chocolate cherry cake, mixed berry crisp, the orange tartlet, and the blueberry rosemary cheesecake!

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Elizabethcss, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed a nice evening of fine desserts at our restaurant and that you noticed the quality and attention we give each and every dish. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Connecicut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had great raw oysters, clams and tuna sushi sandwiches. The man from Aruba who made the tuna triangles was so fun and pleasant when we sat at the bar for lunch! We had the them almost at every meal. Breakfast was a spa omelet of Spanish, avocado , tomatoes, and goat cheese. The potatoes and omelet were great. I... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Faith D, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Fresh Salt. I am absolutely delighted to see that you enjoyed your meal items, especially the tuna triangles. Moreover, thank you for the kind comments regarding the staff; they will more than appreciate it. We hope to see you again sometime soon. We... More

Essex, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We came to get out of the house and for a quiet dinner together and had our choice of window tables, because most seem to come for friendship around the bar, which felt fun and festive. Our most memorable dish for the evening was the calamari appetizer in a spicy sauce (just a little kick), which is usually only on... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

jcwareham, I am so happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere at Fresh Salt. We understand how hectic life can get and strive to provide a relaxing space for all of our patrons. We hope you come back for another calamari appetizer soon. More

East Haddam, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Huge thanks to the staff of Fresh Salt for making my husband's 3/6/14 birthday dinner perfect. I made the reservations and arrangements for his special dinner online at OpenTable and was a bit nervous that things wouldn't be as they should when my husband arrived. My worries were completely vanquished by how perfectly the Fresh Salt staff took care of... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

EMB527, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted to see that we were able to make your husband's birthday celebration extra special. We continuously strive to meet all the needs of our guests, right down the smallest of details. Please come back and visit us again soon. More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Just stopping in for drinks and raw bar tonight...but loved it as usual. Got a table in the lounge and Nancy was great with service.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

JanOldSaybrookCT, We are so glad you decided to stop in for a casual evening in our lounge. Your kinds words are very much appreciated and I look forward to sharing them with Nancy; this will absolutely make her day. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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