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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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2:30 pm - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 2:30 pm - 11:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good but limited menu...

Aspen Restaurant - Old Saybrook, CT - 7/12/2015 We've been here many times and although the service is always fairly consistent, I am finding the menu to be somewhat limited. This time it was for lunch. I had an amazing Cauliflower and Curry Soup to start and a Grilled Romaine Salad. About 1/2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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English first
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We need at Aspen a few times a month. The staff is always gracious the food is wonderful and presented well. I have never had a bad meal at Aspen. They know us by name and always make us feel welcome.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had my sons rehearsal dinner at Aspen. Everything was perfect from the delicious food to the amazing attentive staff. They exceeded my expectations. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to host a party. The private room was spacious but cozy at the same time with a beautiful mahogany bar , cozy fireplace and private restrooms separate from... More 

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Christine A, Manager at Aspen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure working with you to plan the rehearsal dinner. Congratulations again to you and your family! More 

Ivoryton, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have only been there for lunch, and though the food was pretty good, it was overpriced and the service was mediocre

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Christine A, Manager at Aspen Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mary, I'm sorry to hear you feel our food, while good, is overpriced. We do offer a Happy Hour at the bar Tuesday through Friday which offers half off our bar bites menu. It's quite a steal! Also, on Wednesdays we offer 1/2 price bottles of wine. Just a few things to throw out there that might better fit... More 

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116 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Aspen Restaurant - Old Saybrook, CT - 7/12/2015 We've been here many times and although the service is always fairly consistent, I am finding the menu to be somewhat limited. This time it was for lunch. I had an amazing Cauliflower and Curry Soup to start and a Grilled Romaine Salad. About 1/2 the size of any we've ever had... More 

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Argyle, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went with mother and daughter, grilled cheese, sausage sandwich & entree salad & we all LOVED our food. A nice gourmet touch & service impeccable!

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Christine A, Manager at Aspen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and passing along your lovely review! We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you and your family again soon. Enjoy your summer! More 

massachussetts
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We have eaten here several times for lunch. It has been great each time. Food is well presented and delicious. Drinks are ample and the restaurant has a good wine selection.

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Christine A, Manager at Aspen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your continued patronage. We look forward to serving you again! Have a wonderful summer! More 

Niantic, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Nothing about our meal was appetizing. the salad is dreadful and the main course was worse. We couldn't wait to get out of there. will never go back.

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Christine A, Manager at Aspen Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Pamela, I hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. Your comments are very important to us as we strive for complete guest satisfaction 100% of the time. I am very sorry to hear your experience at Aspen was less than enjoyable and the food quality did not meet your expectations. It is standard procedure that on the rare occasion... More 

Old Lyme
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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