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Fresh Salt

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American, Seafood, Contemporary
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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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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • 198
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 14
    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
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My husband and I enjoyed beautiful scenery and a lovely dinner at the Fresh Salt. I had a pasta with fresh seafood and it was delicious. The wait staff, although very friendly was a bit slow--but in their defense, the restaurant was hopping! In fact, my husband asked for parmesan cheese to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Cynthia R
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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somewhere,ct
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had reservations requesting a table with a view for a celebratory dinner. We arrived on time.. they promptly seated us with a table right by the swinging kitchen doors! Not the view I was hoping for! We looked around an almost empty dining room, when the waiter came over, and heard that we had requested a table with a... More 

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ny
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Tastier then we expected . We are still raving over our dinner. First lovely service , nice wine. Excellent green leafy salad with gentle delicate dressing. We ordered a veal dish and scallops , wonderful. Nice size portions . Yes a bit pricey . But will go back. Next morning we had breakfast outdoors on the water. Again wonderful. Nice... More 

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Avon, CT
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had a great writeup in Connecticut Magazine along with great pictures and so with such high expectations, it should have been hard for the restauratn to exceed them.....but they did. We ate outside with a great view of the Marina and although there was a wedding going on you never have known it. There is a great bar... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Walter, it always makes me so happy to hear about guests having good time and enjoying their visit at Fresh Salt. Thank you for trying us out especially after reading a Connecticut Magazine review I'm happy we exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you soon Anna More 

MASSACHUSETTS
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had the lobster salad. There was a huge amount of fresh and tasty lobster with hardly any mayo and a lovely leafy green salad. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful and brought my granddaughter 's dinner quickly to help a starving child! The rolls were amazing and we asked for seconds!

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Kathy, thank you so much for writing this review. You definetely chose one of our most popular dish. I am also happy to hear that your grandaughter had a good time. Come back and visit us soon. Anna More 

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed beautiful scenery and a lovely dinner at the Fresh Salt. I had a pasta with fresh seafood and it was delicious. The wait staff, although very friendly was a bit slow--but in their defense, the restaurant was hopping! In fact, my husband asked for parmesan cheese to accompany his meal and it never came. All... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for coming at Frash Salt, I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner and I hope you will try us again in not a such busy season. Looking forward to seeing you Anna More 

Chatham, New Jersey
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had clam chowder on my first visit. It was so thick and gross. Looked liked beige color and was the bottom of the pot or reheated one too many times. Second visit we order 10 shrimp cocktail ($3.95 a shrimp) shrimp were cooked to perfection, cold and jumbo in size. However half of the. Were dirty, not cleaned properly. I... More 

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New York
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Oysters and Lobster Salad to die for. Relaxing hangout for a great long lunch with friends, family or a special business meeting. Staff are great and nothing is too much trouble. A must visit venue.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

We are well known for our seafood dishes, especially oysters and lobster roll. I'm glad that you had a good time. Thank you Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Essex, Connecticut
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We would have enjoyed the venue even if the food was just acceptable. Fortunately, it was excellent. There were four of us: 2 different salads, 1 spicy calamari and I had lobster roll. We all enjoyed the dinner with rave reviews for the salads. There was a generous amount of lobster on my roll. It was a beautiful evening so... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Jack, you just made me very happy!!! There is nothing better than hearing about a guest having good time and enjoying a good dinner with a good company. We do have a wonderful view and this is a such a beautiful location and I'm glad that you got to experience all that. Come back and visit us again Anna Restaurant... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fresh Salt has one of the best waterfront locations in Connecticut. Overlooking the marina at Saybrook Point, it's hard to imagine a more perfect setting for Sunday lunch on a summer day. Three of us sat down to lunch at about 2 pm last Sunday. Of course it was busy- one of the best days of summer so far. That... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

We take a great pride in delivering the best food and service and I'm sorry we didn't meet your expectations this time. I apologize, but I really hope you will give us another chance. Please fell free to call me at anytime and I'm looking forward seeing you again. Sincerely Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Clinton, Connecticut
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Cannot beat the view, we sat on the upper deck but would try the lower patio next time for the view from there. So pretty, great staff and wonderful food. Lobster rolls were prepared 2 ways, we chose New England style, cold on a toasted bun! Plenty of lobster, chowder had plenty of clams, we shared the most outrageous carrot/pineapple... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Dear Kay, thank you for coming. I'm happy that you had a nice experience and I hope to see you soon again. Anna Restaurant Manager More 

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Additional Information about Fresh Salt

Address: 2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill)
Phone Number: +1 860-388-1111
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 38
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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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

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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