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Litchfield Saltwater Grille

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Mon, 9/16
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $44
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

FIRST
16
Extra Garlic Toast 2
Steamed Mussels
Heaping bowl of Prince Edward Island mussels steamed with white wine broth, garlic, tomatoes, fresh herbs and served with garlic toast
14
Sweet Potato Crab Cake
A unique take on this New England favorite using sweet potatoes instead of traditional breading and lump crab with a light panko breading. Served with a mornay sauce
15
Cheese Plate
Double cream brie, aged gorgonzola and all natural French chévre, served with our red onion marmalade, warm bread, and crackers
18
Beer Battered Shrimp
Plump and lightly beer-battered shrimp, cocktail sauce, citrus aioli
Cup 5
Bowl 8
Soup du Jour
Our Chef's special creation of the day
Cup 5
Bowl 8
Quart to Go in a Mason Jar 19
Clam Chowder
A house favorite! Classic New England Chowder
12
Beer Battered Artichoke Hearts
Artichoke heart halves, dusted with parmesan cheese and served over citrus aioli
22
Oysters Saltafeller*
Ocean fresh, succulent oysters coated in a creamy blend of spinach, artichoke, and Parmesan, dotted with applewood smoked bacon, and diced tomatoes and baked
18
Steamed Littleneck Clams
Fresh clams steamed in a white wine, garlic, and herb broth, with garlic toast
19
Duck Bacon - Wrapped Scallops
Fresh scallops wrapped in duck bacon, served over sautéed truffle mushrooms
RAW & CHILLED SEAFOOD
Choose from our designed raw bar selections below or custom create your own with our Build-A-Raw-Bar clipboard
6 for 15
12 for 26
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail*
Serve on crushed ice with traditional house-made cocktail sauce
6 for 12
12 for 18
Littleneck Clams on the Half Shell*
Fresh Littleneck clams served on crushed ice with your choice of two sauces
6 for 22
12 for 36
Oysters Alaska*
Ocean fresh oysters on the half shell, topped with smoked salmon, caviar, dill and our house horseradish cream
6 for 16
12 for 27
Oysters on the Half Shell*
Premium ocean fresh oysters served on crushed ice with a choice of two sauces
16
Smoked Salmon Plate
Scottish smoked salmon served with capers, red onion, chopped egg, cucumbers, crackers and horseradish cream
60
Sampler*
6 Littleneck clams, 6 locally sourced oysters, 6 jumbo shrimp, sushi grade sliced rare tuna, smoked salmon plank served on crushed ice with fresh lemon and choice of 4 sauces
84
Saltwater Tower*
Have a raw bar craving? Try our Tower! 8 Littleneck clams, 8 locally sourced oysters, 8 jumbo shrimp, chilled coldwater lobster tail, sushi-grade sliced rare tuna and smoked salmon, served on a three-tier crushed ice tower with fresh lemon. Served with all sauces
30
Seafood Assortment*
4 jumbo shrimp, 4 Littleneck clams, 4 ocean fresh oysters, served on crushed ice with your choice of 2 sauces
RAW BAR SAUCES
Tequila Lime
Asian Ginger
Red Wine Mignonette
Cocktail
Soy
Horseradish Cream
Horseradish
Champagne Mignonette
SALADS
Add to any salad: Chicken $5 / Shrimp $8 / Salmon $10 / Tuna $10 / Burrata $6 / Anchovies $3 / Scallops $10 / Chopped Lobster Tail $16 / Strawberries $3 / Grilled Beets $4 / Steak $14
14
SWG Strawberry Salad
Mixed greens, sliced strawberries, sunflower seeds, fresh local burrata cheese ball, champagne vinaigrette
9
Mixed Greens Salad
Colorful mixed greens, diced tomatoes and cucumbers, carrots, signature sweet onion vinaigrette
12
Anchovies 3
Classic Caesar
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with our house-made classic Caesar dressing and sourdough croutons
13
Beet Salad
Grilled beets with mixed greens, crumbled blue cheese, sunflower seeds, apple cider vinaigrette
13
The Wedge
Crispy iceberg wedge, crumbled Blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon, chopped egg, red onion, diced tomatoes, and our creamy house-made Blue cheese dressing
12
Burrata Salad
Sliced tomato, fresh local burrata cheese ball, basil, balsamic vinegar reduction, pesto
ENTREES
Includes mixed greens salad with our signature sweet onion vinaigrette dressing included with all entrées, or upgrade to a cup of soup or chowder for $2 or small Caesar $3
24
Sweet Potato Crab Cake Dinner
A unique take on this New England favorite using sweet potatoes instead of traditional breading and lump crab. Two large cakes served with a mornay sauce & vegetable du jour
16
Additional Toppings 1
Steak House Burger*
8 oz. Certified Angus Beef ® burger grilled to your liking, served with house fries, lettuce, and tomato. Includes your choice of two additional toppings: raw or sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, applewood smoked bacon, cherry peppers, cheddar, Swiss, blue cheese, sliced smoked gouda, or mozzarella
21
Add Chicken 5
Add Shrimp 8
Add Salmon 10
Add Scallops 10
Add Bacon 5
Add Chopped Lobster Tail 16
Pasta alla Vodka
Cavatelli pasta tossed with a tomato, vodka, cream sauce
Shrimp Only 28
Shrimp and Scallops 30
Scallops Only 32
Sautéed Shrimp & Scallop Pasta
Sautéed shrimp and scallops with a fennel, tomato, basil chardonnay cream sauce served over cavatelli pasta
16
Additional Toppings 1
Beyond Meat Burger
Tasty meatless burger, served with house fries, lettuce, and tomato. Includes your choice of two additional toppings: raw or sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, cherry peppers, cheddar, Swiss, blue cheese, sliced smoked gouda, or mozzarella
20
Eggplant Rollatini
Lightly battered and sautéed eggplant stuffed with caramelized fennel, shiitake mushrooms, and goat cheese with a light tomato Pomodoro sauce, served over sautéed baby spinach
22
Fish and Chips
Generous portion of flaky and lightly beer-battered sustainable fresh cod, house fries, tartar sauce, coleslaw
18
Add Chicken 5
Add Bacon 5
Add Shrimp 8
Add Salmon 10
Add Chopped Lobster Tail 16
Baked Mac & Cheese
Creamy cheese blend of Wisconsin cheddar, artisanal parmesan and Danish gouda, mixed with cavatelli pasta, topped with toasted bread rumbs, and baked to a golden brown
27
Parmesan-Dijon Encrusted Cod
Sustainable fresh cod filet encrusted with Dijon mustard and parmesan, finished with sautéed mushrooms. Served with vegetable du jour and choice of potato du jour or wild & brown rice blend
24
Apple and Cranberry Chicken
All-natural sautéed chicken breast topped with goat cheese crumbles, and a brandy, apple and cranberry glaze. Served with vegetable du jour and choice of potato du jour or wild & brown rice blend
SIMPLY PREPARED ENTREE SELECTIONS
Simply prepared entrees are grilled and baked with just salt, pepper and a dash of olive oil. Blacken any selection for $3
30
Grilled Scallops
26
Baked Cod
26
Grilled Shrimp
28
Grilled Salmon
28
Seared Tuna*
32
Grilled New York Strip Loin
POPULAR ENTRÉE ADD-ONS
Enhance your entrée with these add-ons
12
Grilled Shrimp
14
Grilled Scallops
16
Broiled Maine Lobster Tail
SIDES FOR THE TABLE
5
Sautéed Onions
8
Vegetable or Potato du Jour
6
Sautéed Mushroom Trio
6
Mushrooms and Onions
8
House Fries
8
Mac and Cheese
8
Sautéed Spinach
Sponsored by: Litchfield Saltwater Grille

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best Raw Oysters and Clams!
1. Best Raw Oysters and Clams!
"The men split one of the raw bar towers, and were very pleased"
Karenlyn7
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2. Comfortable and Friendly Bar
2. Comfortable and Friendly Bar
"We sat in the bar, which is huge! The bartenders great..."
CTCouple310
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3. Great for Date Night
3. Great for Date Night
"All I can say is that I wish we'd made the trip sooner!"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent! Good drinks, good food! Our waitress, Jill, was the best. Went with friends, sat in the bar. Prices good too!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Mimisx11
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Seriously love this restaurant. Saltwater has become a tradition on our weekly stops. The service is perfect, food is delicious and the atmosphere soooo relaxing. Fireplace for winter or in the summer a patio! The owners are frequently there and make sure that their restaurant...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PrissyQ
Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

What a nice review! We are honored that you consider us one of your traditions and we are very happy to meet your expectations! Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here on Saturday night with at group of 8 friends and had a fantastic dinner. There were many choices and everyone was more than pleased. Our waitress, Sue, was friendly, knowledgeable, and very efficient. She answered all our questions and took care of...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank gmanow
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing food at the saltwater grille! Went with my family on Saturday night and we enjoyed the entire experience. Our server Maria was sweet, attentive, and helpful. Mussels, crab cakes dinner, steak, and burger all delicious! We were all full but ended our night with...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked for somewhere with outdoor seating for lunch after a walk at Topsmead state forest and were very happy with our choice! The beet salad with steak was huge and deliciousl Macaroni and cheese also huge and yummy! Grilled salmon and roasted potatoes was...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time at dinner at the Saltwater grill on Saturday night the 31st of August. Sue, our waitress was right on with her recommendations and our meals were so good. We just came back from vacation where our meals were very good...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank mitchlilien
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and my mother along with myself went to The Saltwater Grille over the weekend. The thing that stood out the most was the excellent service that we received by our waitress whose name was Tammy. Besides being very attentive and totally professional she...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank C6695LUbrianl
AndyStowers, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lengthy review! We are so glad you all enjoyed your meals! Tammy will be happy to hear that she made you're stay so delightful. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was amazing. Always consistent with wonderful service and amazing food. Susie was our waitress tonight and she was very nice, professional and made us feel comfortable The whole dinner was awesome from start to finish. Salmon and Tuna were our choices for dinner and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 385donnam
AndyStowers, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, Donna! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meals with us from start to finish! We will be sure to pass your kind words on to Susie. See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service. Great happy hour specials. Dana is one of the best bartenders in litchfield county

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TIffland3711
AndyStowers, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled that you gave our happy hour a try.. and enjoyed it! Come back soon for more!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love their happy hour menu and cocktails are always amazing!! Amy is one of the best waitresses we have had and have been lucky to have her numerous times! All of the wait staff is very good.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Krystin J
AndyStowers, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Krystin! Our wait staff works together as a team to deliver the best experience to our customers. Come back soon!

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35mattc
December 6, 2017|
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Response from Snipsy47 | Reviewed this property |
The bar is separate. Think you should go to look then you can decide.
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Kathy C
September 23, 2017|
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Response from AndyStowers | Property representative |
Kathy It has always been in its current location. Saltwater was opened in 2007. my wife and I purchased it at the close of 2013. Thanks for the question and we hope to see you soon! Best, Andy
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