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Aspen Restaurant

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$$$
American, Contemporary
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2 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1510
Across the street from Amtrak Station/Shoreline East commuter train
860-395-5888
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 2:30 pm - 11:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Atmosphere and ambiance abound!

Although the Aspen is on Main Street, their front door is from the back and there's plenty of parking. It sits adjacent to an upscale clothing store where browsing is encouraged. Once you are in, you will notice beautiful fireplaces and windows. The staff is friendly and will accommodate your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cate S
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here with my husband last night, he had the NY strip and I had the lobster bolognese. The strip was cooked to perfection and the bolognese had a generous portion of lobster. The restaurant it's self was very beautiful and romantic, the waitstaff was so sweet and made the experience very enjoyable! We'll be back.

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Thank cabreu92
Norwich, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere and staff was wonderful. You definitely get what you pay for. The cut of beef for my steak melted in my mouth. Grass fed is truly the best. Chef Tom knows what he is doing. I also enjoyed my first Kahlua hot cocoa. Soooo good. The bread slices brought to the table are perfect and served with real... More 

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Thank CookingMomma22
Norwich, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The servers are always all so wonderful and help give the best experience possible. The food is top notch and always consistent! Our families go to restaurant!

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Thank conrad272
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service is wonderful and makes us keep coming back- everyone knows your name! Christine does a great job managing and hiring the staff!

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Thank Maureen B
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the Aspen is on Main Street, their front door is from the back and there's plenty of parking. It sits adjacent to an upscale clothing store where browsing is encouraged. Once you are in, you will notice beautiful fireplaces and windows. The staff is friendly and will accommodate your wishes. If you are in a hurry, let them know... More 

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Thank Cate S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been getting emails from Aspen for over two years and each week I drooled over the offerings...happened to be in the area, sans kids, and pulled in. The bar was full at 445 pm (Friday). The hostess asked if we had a reservation and we laughed as the dining room was empty. We were sat at a nice... More 

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Thank Jessica O
Centerbrook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Great variety of menu with seasonal changes. Love the scallops, salmon and my husband enjoys the burgers and Fresh Fries. Staff is very Friendly especially Suzanne the Bartender who is allways looking to please customers and goes out of her way to do so!

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Thank Glynn422
Connecticut
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is around the corner so it was a nice way to have New Years Eve dinner at a quiet and comfortable spot but get home before the stroke of midnight. We were seated next to the fireplace and the room was decorated for the holidays. We've been here before at the bar and I always thought the menu... More 

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Thank Barbara G
Connecticut
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We visited the Saturday after Christmas. The restaurant wasn't very crowded, and service was good. We started with the truffle fries, which were excellent! I had the grilled hearts of romaine salad, which was amazing, and several had the market salad which was well liked. The entrees were all wonderful, we tried the pork chop, butter poached lobster and ravioli,... More 

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Thank patmeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We love everything about this restaurant. The food selection and decor are great. Service is always good and the food selections are excellent. Our meals were prepared perfectly and presented well. We will continue to patronize Aspen, because we are never disappointed with our dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1510
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from Amtrak Station/Shoreline East commuter train
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: 860-395-5888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
2:30 pm - 11:30 am
Tuesday
2:30 pm - 11:30 am
Wednesday
2:30 pm - 11:30 am
Thursday
2:30 pm - 11:30 am
Friday
2:30 pm - 11:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?