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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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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 26
    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
A great dinner

Came in for an early dinner on a Sunday. Attentive service, great views, and good food! The beet salad was great, and my pan seared halibut was perfect. Extensive wine list, too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Maude855
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English first
Farmington, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

After hearing Faith Middleton swooning over this restaurant earlier this summer, my husband and I were anxious to try Fresh Salt. I see another review posted for the same night we were there that gave five stars - hard to fathom. I suggest you read Tom M's review on 8/21/15. He nailed it. To begin with, the hotel lobby had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Came in for an early dinner on a Sunday. Attentive service, great views, and good food! The beet salad was great, and my pan seared halibut was perfect. Extensive wine list, too!

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SaybrookPointInn, Communications Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Maude855, Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Fresh Salt and that you found the beet salad and pan seared halibut so delicious! I look forward to sharing your compliments with our Executive Chef. I hope we will see you again soon! Best Regards, Emily Pistel Communications Manager More 

Enfield, Connecticut
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Today after our steam train ride and riverboat ride in Essex. CT, we drove to Old Saybrook looking for a nice place to have our late lunch. We went to the Saybrook Point ( Inn and Spa ) I love the view of the marina. the wood carving on the wooden poles were so unique. I ordered Fried chili Calamari,... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Communications Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Sweetcheese, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Fresh Salt. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your lunch with us and were able to take in our beautiful views of the marina. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Regards, Emily Pistel Communications Manager More 

New York City, New York
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited this past Saturday for lunch and our group had the shrimp cocktail (very good) clam chowder (very good) the beet salad (good) with lobster (excellent.) 3 of us had the lobster roll (Connecticut style) which was simply superb and puts Fresh Salt in the conversation of having one of the best lobster rolls on the planet! It is 100%... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Communications Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

BigRickyC, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Fresh Salt. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your lobster roll--it is definitely one of my favorite things on our menu as well! I hope we will see you again soon! Best Regards, Emily Pistel Communications Manager More 

Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always good, great views of the water and boats. I especially love going there in the winter. The shrimp cocktail is the best ever.

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SaybrookPointInn, Communications Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

drizbella, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your dining experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Regards, Emily Pistel Communications Manager More 

Ansonia, CT
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I made reservations about a month ago for my partners birthday dinner. The place was jammin' when we showed up and had to park in the park across the street, the parking lot was a mess with cars parked everywhere and anywhere! There was valet but I am not going to pay. There was a wedding going on. We showed... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Communications Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

javaandjazz, Thank you for your review. I am glad that you and your partner enjoyed your overall experience with us. I am very sorry to hear that there were noise disruptions during your dinner. We are definitely busier in the summer months, but I do hope you will visit us again--perhaps in the fall! I also want to let you... More 

Syosset, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I just wanted a decent meal while traveling on a four-day stint down the southern Connecticut shore. My wife and I booked a reservation at this place a week in advance and still waited 45 minutes for a table. We figured it must be spectacular. It wasn't. I'm not even going to discuss the idiot 40-somethings at the next table... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When there this week. Place was busy for a weekday. Started with the Fritto Misto. Nice portion but very greasy. I had the halibut with fingering potatoes. Excellent, fish was done right not dried out. My wife had the Cioppino. That also was very good, with lots of seafood in it. We split a gelato and had cappuccinos'. With a... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Communications Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Jerry F, Thank you for taking the time to review Fresh Salt! I am so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience while you were here. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Regards, Emily Pistel Communications Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited on Saturday night after making an open table reservation, a week in advance. In the reservation I requested outdoor dining for our wedding anniversary, which is the reason we made reservations at Fresh Salt. We were very excited to dine on the marina. Upon arrival, 10 minutes prior to our reservation, I was told we wouldn't be able... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Communications Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Robert Y, Thank you for your review. I am so sorry to hear that your experience at Fresh Salt was not everything you had hoped for. What you described is certainly unacceptable. Unfortunately, we cannot make reservations for our outdoor dining are, and I am very sorry you were not informed of this. However, I can see from your review... More 

Rock Tavern, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had the distinct pleasure to dine at Fresh Salt twice this past week. During our visits, Fran, Erica, and Pete took exceptional care of us at the bar. Martinis were perfect, water was always full, and their company was greatly appreciated. We had oysters on the half shell and colossal shrimp- fresh and delicious. We also had the spicy... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, Communications Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

denisemhoskins, Wow, what a great review! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I am delighted to hear that Fran, Erica, and Peter were all so kind and made you feel so at home. We very much look forward to your next visit to Fresh Salt! Best Regards, Emily Pistel Communications Manager More 

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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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