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Aspen Restaurant

2 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1510
860-395-5888
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Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Across the street from Amtrak Station/Shoreline East commuter train
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English first
New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Food and service were above average. Prices were very good. Nice ambiance; good for families with kids or couples. Highly recommended.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wednesday early evening 5:30-6:30 most local spots booked solid this summer night, so gave Aspen a call and we were quickly welcomed. Service was slow for no apparent reason. House garden salad large and worth splitting, very good. Burger gigantic, does not need the fried egg nor the fat bun. Truffle fries VERY truffle oil tasting. No salt and pepper... More

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed cocktails and dinner midweek - a little noisy but service was impeccable - we shared a short rib appetizer that was simply amazing! Our entrees (swordfish and scallops) were wonderful as well. No room for dessert, unfortunately.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We are regulars who just happen to go last Tuesday for a quick bite early , what we did not realize is that it was 1/2 price apps till 600 pm Let me tell you for you lobster lovers must try the lobster sliders and lobster bolognese also if they have the shrimp fig flat bread ... Can never go... More

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New haven
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant last Thursday evening and are extremely happy that we did! It was quite busy so we had a seat at the bar. The bartender was absolutely delightful! She was not only knowledgeable and efficient, but also extremely personable! She had us laughing and joking without taking over our whole dining experience. As for our meals,... More

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mystic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great fresh food from local farms. Big Eye Tuna was awsome Seared rare. Fish dishes are always great here. We always go with the specials here. My wife had the bistro steak and loved it. Lemon tart for Dessert was just right. Will be returning next time we are in town

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Long Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our recent trip to Connecticut had the perfect ending. We wish we had stumbled upon Aspen earlier in our trip. We would have gone back again. It is truly a HIDDEN gem. The food and service were spectacular. The Lobster Bolognese was to die for. All of the staff was attentive and friendly. It was a bit loud and decor... More

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New Haven, CT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Aspen to celebrate a birthday and it was really fantastic. The food was incredible. Seared Tuna app, duck breast and scallop entrees were delicious and we shared dessert. salted caramel gelato and flourless choc cake!

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Aspen used to be a great spot in Old Saybrook. The food was delicious and well prepared--usually very innovative. The wait staff was attentive, friendly and professional. It seems as if all of that former wait staff has disappeared and been replaced by inexperienced young girls. They are very nice, but not well trained nor very attentive. The food has... More

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Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We come here 2-3 times per year and are never disappointed. The dinning room and bar is very spacious, even when busy it is not too noisy. The service is good and the menu is imaginative and reasonably priced.

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