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“Absolutly Wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fresh Salt

Fresh Salt
2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill)
+1 860-388-1111
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Ranked #4 of 72 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Price range: $25 - $38
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 154
Description: Fresh Salt is located in the Saybrook Point Inn. Our tables overlook the waters of the Connecticut River where the fresh river meets the salt of the sound. It's a treasured and historic spot. In nature the most vibrant life happens where systems meet. These places are rich in life, and our restaurant reflects that lively diversity. We have a raw bar, a seasonally varied menu, and offer as much as we can from the farms, brewers, cheese makes and other food enterprises that are springing up around our region. Fresh Salt delivers a dining experience that's comfortable and relaxed. Our staff is here to be of service to you, our kitchen stands ready with fresh ingredients, a deep wine cellar and carefully crafted fusions of foods and beverages that bring tastes together in delicious and new ways. We have tables by the fire, at the bar, and in season offer seating outdoors on the Fresh Salt Terrace.
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“Absolutly Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We have tried to venture out away from this awesome place but so far no other restaurant in this area can top the food, atmosphere, service and views! Dave at the bar is wonderful and all personnel are friendly, efficient and top-notch! They have a wonderful Sunday brunch for a very good price! Definitely put this on your list to visit as a couple or family!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Billy D, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank for your review we are pleased to hear that you think our brunch was wonderful. We are always striving to make things new and exciting for our guests.
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Woodmere, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“good but too busy and noisy on thurs; girls night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

food is good but we like it quieter.The prixe fixe specials and $5.00 a glass wine bring out quite a crowd so much so that we were overcharged on our wine.

Visited March 2013
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Billy D, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Hello Peggy,
I am so sorry to here there was a discrepancy with your bill. Please contact me at 860-388-1111 if this problem was not rectified. We truly value your business and want to see you enjoy Fresh Salt for many more years to come .
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It's a happening place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The bar in Fresh Salt is vibrant - filled with happy people - the drinks are top notch and the appetizers are tasty. Looking forward to the summer when the patio opens - live music and great water views (including a lighthouse). Great opportunity to go for a walk over the causeway before or after imbibing.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best brunch..ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We had a friend visiting from Chicago, so wanted to take her down somewhere by the water. Found Fresh Salt, saw positive reviews, and that they have Sunday brunch, made reservations and headed down. Oh my! Our compliments to the chef (or chefs?), because every little thing at that brunch was delicious. To start, the hostess was great and super friendly. Our server was very nice. And then we got to the food...from the omelet station to the crepes, from the seared tuna to the carved prime rib, to paella, to stir fry, and everything in between. And to top it off, a dessert table to put all other dessert tables to shame! Me thinks we found our new favorite place for brunch.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Mini Sushi Tuna Sandwich - Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

As a sushi connoisseur, I have a great appreciation for American interpretations sushi in general. So, when I ordered the tuna sushi sandwich at Fresh Salt in the Old Saybrook Point Inn, I was delighted beyond my expectations. First off, the tuna was had a rainbow hue as all great tuna should. Even at many sushi restaurants, I notice tuna with a watermelon hue. For all of you who don't know, watermelon color does NOT mean fresh. It means it was unnaturally treated with CO2 to give a deceptive color. So, the tuna itself was fresh as I could possibly want. Moving on, the innovative sandwich was spicy chopped fresh ahi, sandwiched between two layers of rice and had a nori wrapper as the outer layer on both sides. The sandwich is cut into 4 triangles kind of like you would cut your kid's PBJ. It was served with dots of wasabi and and AMAZING citrus wasabi soy to dip it in. For an incredibly reasonable price, I was able to have a beer and fill up on a delicious and unique snack. I'll be back for more. Don't ever take this off the menu!! Great job down there at Fresh Salt!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Billy D, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed one of the newest additions to the Fresh Salt Menu. We hope to see you back soon to enjoy another sushi sandwich or try something completely new!!!
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