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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: Reservations

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  • 59
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    Very good
  • 15
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

We go there often and are always happy. The food is good. The place is pretty. People are nice and the vibe is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Old Lyme
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Old Lyme
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We go there often and are always happy. The food is good. The place is pretty. People are nice and the vibe is great.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stopped by while we were in the area for an early dinner. They were still serving off the lunch menu which was fine. We got to try the food without racking up a huge bill. Beautiful contemporary decor with nice music playing in the backround. A nice glass of wine and a local beer to start. Hubby had a nice... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful inside and out. Beautiful bar and atmosphere nice fireplace and have never had a bad meal there. The acoustics are not that great and prices are on the higher side. It is definitely worth the trip

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Lovely dining/ bar room. Plentiful parking. Lovely waitress and good service. Beautifully presented entree. Only caveat: with this scallop dish there were only four scallops. Six would have been nice! I never understand these seemingly upscale places that decide to cheap out on ingredients. Not sure I would return, and that's a shame!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Nothing special about this place. With the price you pay it should be a lot better. Wasn't very tasty....best thing was the candied nuts in the salad. We went when it was dead. Sat at the bar and not once did the female brunette bartender ask how our food was or if we needed anything which was okay but was... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Having only been to Aspen once before for a drink, I decided to try it for dinner with friends. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was knowledgeable, attentive, and right on with her recommendations. The martinis were generous for starters and the appetizers were delicious. Try the calamari. From a menu that offers something wonderful for every taste, we chose... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stopped lunch on our way north, We stopped based on the location off the highway and proximity to shopping nearby. We had a great lunch. The choices were very unique. I had the Grilled Cheese sandwich and my wife had the Sausage and Broccli Rabi pasta. Both meals were excellent. There were many other wonderful sounding dishes to choose... More 

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Orlando
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I was visiting Old Saybrook over Christmas and the desk clerk from the hotel I was staying at told me to go here. The restaurant is so clean and the service was wonderful. We had the New England Clam Chowder and the Lobster Bolognese, both were out of this world YUMMY! The prices were very reasonable and in a beautiful... More 

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Killingworth, CT
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169 reviews 169 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Had been here once before and was totally unimpressed, but this time things seemed much improved. One of the few restaurants open on Xmas eve, Aspen was crowded and lively and the service was still very good. The calamari is served with aioli and fairly hot red peppers and was fresh and tasty. Grilled hearts of Romaine was an excellent... More 

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Connecticut
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204 reviews 204 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great service and the food was excellent. I tried the cavetelli, broccoli rabe and sausage. Delicious. My friend tried the yellow fin tuna over pasta, loved it. The bread before the meal was very good with their butter/salt. Will definitely return. Prices alittle high but the only really nice restaurant in the area and its worth it. Nice portions.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?