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Aspen Restaurant

2 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1510
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Ranked #6 of 70 restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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
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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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Old Lyme, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

While shopping at Old Saybrook Country Barn, my dining companion and I noticed this restaurant and went in for a late lunch. The decor was contemporary, clean and appealing. The bread and butter were very good, with a sprinkle of sea salt on the butter ramekin. The Italian panini was delicious, and the accompanying French fries were thin and crispy.... More

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Blue Hill, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ate here with my wife and two old friends who live near by---they made the reservations on the hunch we would like it. Really an excellent dining experience! Extremely good food, from fresh local ingredients. Very light, so I left with a pleasantly satisfied but not overwhelmed feeling. Excellent service without waiters fawning over you. Very good wine list fairly... More

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Essex, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Young friends called me to rendezvous at this frequent stop for them during happy hour, featuring half off draft beer and a selection of the appetizers. The just big enough selection of brews on tap included a tasty IPA. I thoroughly enjoyed the seared tuna app and liked what I treated of my companions' short ribs and smoked bleu cheese... More

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