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Fresh Salt

2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill)
+1 860-388-1111
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Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $38
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
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 154
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.
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English first
New York
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Waterfront views make up some of the shortcomings of staff and food. Menu is predictable seafood and steak with just ok prep.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Arriving hungry after a day of bike riding, we were greeted by a young, very nervous male waiter on a crowded Saturday night. He forgot to bring a bread basket so finally we asked a bus girl and she brought it immediately. The little, stale balls of bread were not made better by the tasteless olive oil served in a... More

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CT
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Best brunch in CT. The food selection, quality and service were outstanding. I was a bit nervous booking the place after reading some of the so so reviews but glad I went ahead with it. If I had to plan another gathering I wouldn't think twice.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. It appears that we exceeded your expectations and then some. I am so happy that the staff at Fresh Salt made your occasion memorable we look forward to see you again. ZT Assistant Restaurant Manager More

Rye Brook, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Run, don't walk to Fresh Salt in Old Saybrook, CT for the Connecticut Lobster Roll. It is all lobster...no celery and no mayo...just lobster and butter. If the weather permits, dine outdoors on the deck overlooking the Saybrook Point Marina. If eating indoors, the restaurant's nautical atmosphere is wonderful. The clam chowder is delicious and full of clams.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you the lobster roll is ONE of my favorites also!!! so glad you enjoyed your time with us we look forward to seeing you again. ZT assistant restaurant manager More

Harwich, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went to dinner at Fresh Salt and loved the warm rich ambience of the dinning room and bar. Also a nice patio overlooking the marina with a fire pit. It is a beautiful spot for a restaurant. The wine was wonderful but pricey - $27 for two glasses but it was excellent. But we were both disappointed with the... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for appreciating the wonderful views!!! we are very proud and committed to providing each and every guest with a the highest level of quality and service. I am truly sorry we did not meet your expectations and hope you will try us again soon. Zena Fresh Salt More

Stonington, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Fresh Salt on Saybrook Point in Old Saybrook, CT enjoys a picturesque location overlooking a marina at the end of the Connecticut River. The interior decor is also quite nice with an expensive club-like feel. The quality of the food, however, seems to be hit and miss. On a recent visit with my wife and daughter we all started with... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your concerns I am very disappointed that your dining experience wasn't enjoyable we pride ourselves on delivering a high level of service and quality food. Please feel free to contact me if there is anything else you may want to discuss. Zena 860-388-1111 More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. The tables next to the windows were occupied so we were seated in front of the fireplace which was lovely and still gave us a complete view of the marina. Our server, I believe his name is Ron, was very professional. Very friendly without making us feel he was about to sit... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to respond to your recent visit to Fresh Salt and appreciate your kind and thoughtful feedback. We are so pleased you both enjoyed your lunch, attentive service as well as the view from our beautiful Terra Mar room. We hope to see you again soon. Zena Assistant Restaurant Manager More

Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It would be hard to beat the location of this restaurant ----at a beautiful marina at the point where the Connecticut River converges into Long Island Sound. The views are lovely and the interior of the restaurant is very attractive, with dark wood and a large fireplace. Unfortunately, our experience with the food has been mixed, the menu is more... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We are quite proud of our extensive wine list at Fresh Salt and thank you for recognizing it. It is our intent to provide a quality experience to all our guests and we sincerely hope you will visit us again. Anna Iacoletti Restaurant Manager More

Old Lyme, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great place to leave your loot for the owners. The food is medium, service is poor, the view is great, wine list is good. The proces far ourweigh the quality of the experience.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I am discouraged to hear of your bad experience, as it is not our intention to leave ANY guest less than blown away. We here at Fresh Salt are always striving to ensure every guest leaves with a memorable experience. Please know that any concerns are heard and will be addressed I hope that you will try us again real... More

EAST HAMPTON, CT
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a wonderful spot on the marina. Had to drive around for a while to find it since the signage is not very helpful. You could easily go somewhere else is you were not looking for this restaurant. Once inside, we located the restaurant. We were kept standing and waiting (even though there was no crowd) by the preoccupied... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I am glad you were able to locate us and have such nice things to say about your overall experience at Fresh Salt. Our chef has an excellent relationship with local farmers in our farm to table practice and they provide us with the highest quality ingredients available. We are fortunate to be in such a beautiful setting here at... More

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