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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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10:00 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: 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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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 43
    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
Fathers Day brunch buffet

Lovely view on the docks of Old Saybrook point . The buffet was very good . Ham, roast beef, salmon, bacon, lots of make to order omelets. Would have liked to see more eggs. Aside from omelets there were no eggs . Not great desserts either. Wait staff was just okay . Water did not get filled, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
BeachBaby187
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Boston, Massachusetts
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New York
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful ace to eat on the water! Always in the top ten list for best place to eat in CT on the water. I believe it came out number one this season. Food is always amazing, fresh with many farm to table options. Brunch cannot be missed! Make reservations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We go often after we are done at the spa. The food is always good especially the raw bar service is excellent ..reservations are a must on most nights. Words cannot describe the views.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

It makes me so happy to hear about your visit or frequent visits at Fresh Salt. The view is by far the best on the Shoreline, a hidden gem We take great pride in delivering great food and great service. Thank you so much. Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My partner and I had our wedding shower at Fresh Salt this weekend. It was an absolutely lovely experience! Our guests couldn't stop talking about the beautiful view (despite a rainy day!) and the tasty food! They set us up in the back of the restaurant and had the buffet set up in the middle part, it worked out perfectly.... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, I'm so delighted to hear that you had a good and relaxing experience with us. Thank you so much for choosing Fresh Salt for such a beautiful and special occasion and I wish you and your partner a long and happy life together. Sincerely Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Lovely view on the docks of Old Saybrook point . The buffet was very good . Ham, roast beef, salmon, bacon, lots of make to order omelets. Would have liked to see more eggs. Aside from omelets there were no eggs . Not great desserts either. Wait staff was just okay . Water did not get filled, but all in... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Fresh Salt, I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I will definetely express your wishes to the Chef about having more egg selections. Looking forward seeing you again, perhaps for dinner. Sincerely Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Newington, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very nice restaurant by the water. Excellent food, especially the fresh fish! I had the swordfish which was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice as well. You can eat inside, or outside by the marina. The plus of the place is the food and appearance. The service however is below average. We had a waiter that... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad that you got to try the swordfish since is definetely one of the most popular dish on our menu. 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... More 

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88 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fresh Salt - Old Saybrook, CT - 6/10/2015 Great waterside / Marina view venue. Soon the one man band entertainment starts. It's a great place for an intimate romantic dinner or meeting friends. We've been there several times and it has usually been a good experience... Fast forward to 6/10/2015... I booked reservations on OpenTable as I usually prefer to... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Dear Paul, thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. 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. Sincerely Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Boston area
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We found the food and service here to be excellent. Everyone in our party enjoyed the fresh salads, tasty seafood, and wonderful desserts.

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I'm very delighted to hear about your visit at Fresh Salt. We do have a nice selection of salads and fresh seafood as we are located right on the Long Island Sound. Thank you for your nice review. I'm looking forward seeing you again in the near future. Sincerely Anna Restaurant Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We just went here last night for my mother-in-law's 92nd birthday. She likes to be down by the water. The only problem was that is was pouring rain intermittently. We made the best of the situation. First the con. I made reservations for 8 people for 5pm. My husband & I get there after another part of our group who... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it makes me very happy to hear about your positive experience at Fresh Salt. I'm very sorry about the "con", we do open at 5:00pm and I'm sure it was a misunderstanding with my staff. I'll make sure they will be more knowledgeable for the future. I hope I will see you... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I'm so happy you liked our Ct lobster roll. It is one of our most popular dish, especially in summer time. Thank you so much for coming and dining with us and hopefully we will see you soon. Sincerely Anna Restaurant Manager More 

connecticut
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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 

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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, Oyster Bar

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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?