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Fresh Salt

Certificate of Excellence
American, Gluten Free, Seafood, Contemporary
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2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill) (Route 154)
+1 860-388-1111
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All I have to say you're hostes down on the dock VERY AWFUL with her services. We got more cooperation with the inside hostess in seating us properly, Went for dinner 26 July 16, party of 4. Other than that the view , food, the whole setting and music was all wonderful.

1 Thank SaganakiMakito
Pleasantville, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful indoor and outdoor dining with lovely yacht basin views, outdoor fire pits. The decor is classic and very tasteful. The food and service are excellent! Everyone is extremely friendly and accommodating.

Thank WilliamBriggs
Bloomfield CT
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Relaxed atmosphere; inside and outside dining; very fresh seafood; portions are generous. You have to try their homemade chipo!.

Thank Lonni1
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend recommended the lobster salad( usually on the luncheon menu) and i was not disappointed! Excellent food, ambiance and service

Thank Wendymrec
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there when they first opened,really missing the Old Tara Mar which was classic in all ways. I was not impressed with thier menu. I tried a msdium steak and frits ,however it came out to my horror WELL DONE! Had to send it back! Their raw bar was really meager for choices. Now four years later I found... More 

Thank patricia u
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location & Service. Table for 6. Service was spotty but good as we had different servers the entire time. Trout was excellent. Whole belly clams good. Children's portions were small. 10.00 for a small bowl of pasta with butter. Otherwise good quality. Dessert- baked alaska was the bad ending. Small and tasted like fluff on store bought brownie/cake. A... More 

Thank brynulf
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We're frequent visitors and continue to be amazed how pricing is higher (think NYC & salads at $14?) and portions are getting smaller. Perhaps it's a summer pricing phenomenon, but the pommes frittes portion that accompanies the NY strip is getting smaller and the size of the pommes frittes is microscopic, I'm told it's a garnish, although it's not referred... More 

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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382 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is amazing!! Unfortunately, every time we go here the service is just ok, and the food is slow, and just average.

1 Thank Jleibo
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very welcoming restaurant. We went with a friend. Started at the bar where we had drinks clams and oysters. Very inviting atmosphere. Thence to our table where I had a great cioppino. The salmon and trout also looked delicious. Would go there again in an instant The only criticism is that the menu we accessed on Trip Advisor is... More 

1 Thank Bkerr721
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will not regret coming here- from the moment you sit and get waited on until dessert- best restaurant experience. Our meals were excellent ! Decor is perfect for the dock.

Thank travelbeeCt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $38
American, Gluten Free, Seafood, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill)
    (Route 154)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-1111
Named Best Waterfront Dining and Best Seafood by Connecticut Magazine in 2016, Fresh Salt serves seasonal and locally inspired meals. Our tables overlook the waters of the Connecticut River where the fresh river meets the salt of the Long Island Sound. It's a treasured and historic spot with a natural environment that is rich in life. Fresh Salt 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 makers 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. Awards include: - Best Brunch, Best Waterfront Dining, Best Seafood, and Best Hotel Dining from Connecticut Magazine, January 2016 - Named Upscale Restaurant of the Year by Connecticut Restaurant Association, December 2015

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