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Fresh Salt

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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Oyster Bar
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2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill) (Route 154)
+1 860-388-1111
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Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Fresh Salt is located in the Saybrook Point Inn. Our tables overlook the...
Fresh Salt is located in the Saybrook Point Inn. 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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Visitor rating
  • 182
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great lobster roll

Great lunch at Fresh Salt. Yummy hot lobster roll and lots of options for non seafood lovers and kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
cdnyc2014
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great lunch at Fresh Salt. Yummy hot lobster roll and lots of options for non seafood lovers and kids.

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116 reviews 116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

this veggie burger was amazing. we were expecting an actual burger of some sort but it was all grilled vegetables piled on top of one another.. it was great.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Fresh Salt. I am very pleased we met your expectations and made your dining experience a good one. The team here at Fresh Salt thank you and look forward to seeing you again. Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The earliest reservation we could get was 4pm. So I assume by the time we got there the staff had been working hard for many hours and dealing with a full restaurant. This is why I think the service was not good. Had to wait a while for someone to take our drink order once seated then wait for water,... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Dear Fran, I'm very sorry about your "OK" experience at Fresh Salt. Yes it was a very, busy long day but unfortunately the early seating sell out very fast. We actually have guests that make reservation a year ahead for the Holidays. I will address your concern about the food to the Chef and I really hope you will give... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Took my mother out to lunch today and decided to try out Fresh Salt. The website looked promising, and upon arrival it nice looking, but inside felt very stuffy and out dated. Our waitress was absent minded and forgot our waters until we reminded her half an hour later, and she never noticed our empty drinks until prompted. Also, the... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Kate. I'm sad to hear that you didn't have a positive experience at Fresh Salt. I'm surprise about your drink being "almost alcoholic" since we use a measuring glass for all our drinks. But I'll be very happy to buy you a round of drinks next time we will visit us. I will also express... More 

Bozrah
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Four of us had a late Saturday night reservation. We've been here a number of times before and love the location. And generally the food is good. This night, though, the salmon was very overdone. The other dishes were ok, and the sauces were particularly good. The service was unusually unsatisfying. While the wait staff was pleasant and knowledgeable, the... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your concerns regarding your recent visit. I am truly sorry about your negative experience at Fresh Salt. I will be addressing your concerns and overall lack of attention you received while dining with us, this is very unlike our staff as we pride ourselves delivering a high level of service. Please feel free to contact me... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Loved everything. Food, service, view, bartender, servers. I always feel like I am coming home. Wishful thinking, but I could live there.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

This review makes me absolutely happy! I will share your wonderful comments with the staff members. Please introduce yourself to me next time you'll be back. I'm looking forward meeting you. Thank you so much Anna Restaurant Manager More 

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Amazing views of the water and great friendly service --- we sat and drank coffee for a long time and never felt rushed. I had the lemon pancakes with lemon and blueberry sauces - delicious!

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I'm very happy that you had a good and relaxing time here at Fresh Salt. It's such a beautiful location and pretty soon summer will be here and all the boats will come back. Thank you so much for coming and I hope I'll get to meet you next time you will be back. Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Morris Plains, New Jersey
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Due to limited time we only ate here one night while staying at the Old Saybrook Inn. The experience was most enjoyable as was the dinner. Nice bar crowd and dining room , we are looking forward to a return visit.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and trying us out. I'm delighted to here about your short and enjoyable visit and I hope to meet you next time you will be staying with us. I'm looking forward seeing you. Thank you Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

There are some restaurants that have a great view and less than great food and others without a view and fantastic food. Sadly, Fresh Salt is in the former category. While located in Saybrook Point right on the Marina( near where the Dock n Dine used to be for you vintage folks), the location/ view doesn't get much better. Unfortunately,... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear about your negative experience at Fresh Salt. I'll definitely address your concerns to the chef. Please know that we take great pride in delivering the finest of ingredients and I hope that you will try us again. If you would like to further discuss any more concerns you may have please feel free to call... More 

Ct
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I would have given it an Excellent if I liked seafood. The dinners I order during my stay were very good. I would have liked more turf options, however I know that's not what people go to Fresh Salt to eat.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Yes, we are known as a seafood restaurant, but we do have a pretty good selection of different kinds of meat. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your feedbacks. Anna Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill)
    (Route 154)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 38
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Fresh Salt is located in the Saybrook Point Inn. 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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