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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 #4 of 71 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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EAST HAMPTON, CT
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We are locals and have been coming here for years and have always had a lovely meal and experience. Tonight the service was great and wonderful, appetizers were very good, but the meals were surprisingly under-par. The calamari had an unpleasant very sweet sauce on it. I returned the plate and asked for the lobster salad which I have had... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I'm very delighted to hear that you have enjoyed many fine dinners here at Fresh Salt. However, I'm sorry to hear that your last visit was disappointing. Our long standing executive Chef oversees the selection of fresh live lobsters which are hand picked daily and have been always made with a light lemon mayonnaise for our signature Maine lobster salad.... More

Connecticut
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lobster roll (CT style) with house made chips are a must try. While the service was a bit sporatic it was nice to have the option to dine outside.

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Cos Cob, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am always amazed at how few good restaurants are on the water. I have been to the Saybrook Inn before for it's wonderful spa but I never imagined the restaurant would be just as wonderful. We tend to go over and over to the same places because we enjoy them. So when I told my husband I wanted to... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Dear Helen, On behalf of all the staff at Fresh Salt, we thank you for your kind and heartfelt feedback. Anna is a treasure who truly enjoys all our guests and continually strives to make all feel welcome. We are proud of our beautiful Inn and all that Fresh Salt has to offer guests visiting this lovely setting on the... More

Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Had the worst meal ever for a long time. The food was weak (paella and ciopino) and the prices high. Small pours on expensive wine, and terrible service. Don't waste your time or money.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I'm very sorry and surprised to hear that you did not enjoy either of our two most popular entrees at Fresh Salt. We strive to meet and exceed guest expectations and would like you to return so that we have the opportunity to provide you with an overall fine dining experience. Sincerely, Anna Iacoletti Restaurant Manager More

Catskill, New York
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I come here every year when we are at our timeshare. This time we were not happy. It is quite expensive for what you get. We had clams on the half shell at $1.98 a piece!! Whoever opened them didn't know how to do it by scraping underneath the clam so you can get the whole clam... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback on your recent visit to Fresh Salt. Guest satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We are very sorry that you were disappointed in your dining experience. That being said, we would like the chance to provide you with a memorable and pleasant visit in the near... More

Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As local residents, we dine at Fresh Salt quite often. As always, our waiter was great (Cameron) and the food was delicious. It was a special occasion for us and the manager went out of his way to ensure all was fine. The food is always, consistently excellent. We look forward to the special happenings upcoming at Fresh Salt. The... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to tell us all what a wonderful experience you had with us recently. It is always a pleasure to hear the positive stories. We hope to see you again soon. Anna Iaocoletti Restaurant Manager More

New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

For dinner, we ordered and asked for my daughter's meal and the appetizers first. We were one of the first seated for an early dinner so these arrived pretty quickly. From that point, things went downhill. We then proceeded to wait, and wait, and wait, as our waitress seemingly disappeared into thin air. Finally, we had to grab another waitress... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I see your recent visit to Fresh Salt was unpleasurable for you. We take pride in the timeliness of our restaurant and regret that we did not commit to that. I would like to hear from you personally regarding your displeasure and what I can do. Anna Iacoletti Restaurant Manager 860.388.1111 More

Wilmington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Staying for 2 nights at the Saybrook Inn we had 3 meals at Fresh Salt, Sunday Brunch, take out Sunday dinner, and Monday breakfast. We arrived for brunch just prior to turnover to find a very harried hostess. We were sat on time but had to stand by a table as all available tables were unbussed. Coffee service was slow... More

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Essex, Connecticut
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had lunch with a friend on a Monday before Labor Day. Fresh Salt had been my go-to lunch spot for miles. Our kale salads were missing the walnuts and had a very few pieces of beets and just 2 dried cranberries. If there was a dressing, it wasn't evident. The kale was bland, no taste at all, ditto the beets.... More

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I am very surprised to hear of your displeasure with your recent visit to Fresh Salt. It is unsettling to see that we didn't follow through. We strive for constistancy, value and timeliness for each guest. I would like the pleasure to speak with you at your convenience. Anna Iacoletti Restaurant Manager 8603881111 More

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