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Fresh Salt

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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10:30 am - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 181
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Good food and Service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Catherine P
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Ct
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Large lunch group seated near the fireplace with views out over the dock area and the lighthouse(s) to the sound. Great atmosphere, and since this was my first Lobster Roll I don't have any comparisons, but I can't imagine one any better. Almost decadent, and so stuffed and buttery, that I ate it with a knife and fork. Fun mini... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I'm so glad of your good experience at Fresh Salt. The lobster roll is one of our signature dish and I am happy that you had your first one with us. Please come back and visit us again. Thank you Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Stratford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great location, cozy rooms. Very convenient and breathtaking location. Everything you need it right within steps of your room. The spa and restaurant are top notch!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The ambiance - with water views out to the lighthouse, fireplace and comfy everything could not be nicer. Our server was delightful. The chowder and oysters were delicious.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We enjoyed breakfast at Fresh Salt during our stay at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa. Food was delicious and menu offered good variety. Restaurant also offers children's menu. Prices felt to be a bit on high side. Offers beautiful view overlooking the marina.

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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: Outdoor seating, 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

Questions & Answers

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