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Aspen Restaurant

2 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1510
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Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 2:30 pm - 11:30 am
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We've been dining here for a couple of years & we're never disappointed. The menu changes with the seasons, the food is Farm to Table. Wine list is good, & we get to try wines normally out of our budget on Weds when all bottles are 50% off!

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Madison, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On Saturday, September 20th my husband and i decided to head out for a very rare date night. We decided on Aspen Restaurant per a suggestion of a friend who had just been there an enjoyed the Mako Shark. The food was absolutely delicious. But the bathrooms were appalling, toilet paper on the floor that almost stuck to my shoe,... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

By big city standards just a nice place to eat. Ambience a little cold. Easy parking and plentiful parking. Market salad very good, delicious. Shrimp, fig flatbread just okay. Chicken panini good. Service good.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Went for lunch. The menu is diversified, the service was excellent and the ambience was very nice. I would go back anytime!

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was part of a party of six. We ordered several small plates, big plates and desserts. Everything, and i mean everything, was delicious. Well presented, and a reasonable portion. I am not a fan of huge portions that you must take home part of. All six of us scored the restaurant "a home run."

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Webster, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A group of six close friends, looking for good food and conversation, came here for the first time on one's recommendation. Well, weren't we just pleased with her choice. Very nice atmosphere, simple and tasteful, very pleasant wait staff, and more. We took our time chatting and enjoyed every morsel, beginning to end. A couple of beef and mushroom bruschetta... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We are not very adventurous people and decided to give a shot. The value for your portion is very good and the food is absolutely worth the price. Though, I wish there was more of a menu variety, the desserts are TO DIE FOR. I could eat the brulee for days and still want more. Service is excellent and we... More

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Ellington, CT
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There is the omnipresent question from Trip Advisor whenever one starts to write a new review: Is this one of the best meals you've ever had in a restaurant? More often than not, the answer will certainly be "no," but I came close to clicking "yes" this time. On the Friday of Labor Day weekend, my wife found Aspen on... More

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

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 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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