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Fresh Salt

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2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill) (Route 154)
+1 860-388-1111
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10:30 am - 10:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't get over how delicious that lobster roll was. No mayo, just butter on warm lobster (huge pieces!) on a brioche roll. I'm going to have dreams about that sandwich for a long time! And the service was spectacular. Our waitress made great suggestions and made sure we had everything the way we wanted. And the mixed drinks were out... More 

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Thank Jessica T
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Jessica T, Thank you for taking the extra time to write a review on Fresh Salt apart from the Inn. Our Lobster Roll is hard to beat, and our seasonal drinks are always a treat. We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo General Manager More 

STAMFORD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit on a sunny day, eating outside at the marina. Food was good; wait staff friendly, drinks good.

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Thank RALPH H
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

RALPH H, Thank you for your review of Fresh Salt! I am delighted to see you enjoyed every aspect of our Restaurant. We hope to see you again! John Lombardo General Manager More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Environment is charming, delightful Ambience that is comfortable with excellent service.Well prepared food along with a outstanding wine list. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinning experience

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Thank Ricki F
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Ricki F, Thank you for giving us a review! I am pleased to see you enjoyed Fresh Salt thoroughly. We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo General Manager More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Inn for a week and found our selves at Fresh Salt regularly because we wanted to get thru the whole menu. Everything was excellent! From the Lobster Roll to the truffle fries.

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Thank MaryAnnMay
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

MaryAnnMay, Thank you for taking the time to write a separate review for Fresh Salt! Again, I am delighted to know you thoroughly enjoyed Fresh Salt during your stay. We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo General Manager More 

New Haven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting with lovely water views! A variety of dining options are available there. More casual dining outdoors, there's a large bar area as well. Delicious appetizers and entrees! Great service, highly recommended for a romantic dinner or dinner with family or with friends.

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Thank mrsvarga2003
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

mrsvarga2003, Thank you for your glowing review! We take pride in our location, food and service that we provide. I am delighted to see you were able to enjoy it all! Thank you for your recommendation. We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo General Manager More 

Roslyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant offers outside dining- was very pretty-- the food offered a decent selection but a little oily for my taste especially with a spa ion the premises

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1 Thank Marilyn J
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Marilyn J, Thank you for taking the time to write an individual review of Fresh Salt from the Inn. My apologies that the your meal choice was not up to your standards. I will pass along your comments to our Food and Beverage Directors. We hope to see you again soon and correct our mistake. Thank you again, John Lombardo... More 

Old Lyme, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at another place , but stopped in for dessert to go. Chocolate cake (baked Alaska it was called) and banana fosters. Brought it home and both were delicious. Excellent sauces-but portions a tad smaller than ideal. Augmented with a little ice vanilla ice cream from freezer and perfection !

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SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

gordon1994, Thank you for your review! Happy to see you took advantage of taking our dessert home! Glad you enjoyed it. John Lombardo General Manager More 

Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch on the deck yesterday with two good friends. One of us was more than half an hour late, but our waiter (Robert) was patient and good natured. As for the food, my friends both had the Cobb salad, which was presented (I'd never seen this before) as a dome on the plate. Very unusual and visually very... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

BrethynDa, Thank you for writing us a review! I am pleased you enjoyed our presentation techniques, and that Robert was so patient for you while awaiting the last arrival. We hope to see you back again soon! Thanks again, John Lombardo General Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here and the food was excellent and they could provide gluten free toast. They don't rush you so if you need to get on quick, maybe best to let the server know. Children options seemed a little limited but adequate. You can choose to dine inside or outside on the deck.

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SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

rediffusion, Thank you for giving us a review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfast with us! We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo General Manager More 

Easton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six nights ago, I visited Fresh Salt for the first time with my wife and adult daughter. We sat outside at the gas flame bar to enjoy the late summer air and try out the highly-touted cuisine. After sharing a tasty sriracha calamari appetizer, we were anticipating comparable entrees - especially considering the pricey menu. We each ordered a separate... More 

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SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

A claim of this type is very serious, and we approach it as such. Upon hearing of this report, the following day, the guest was called. Prior to the call, a physical inspection of the refrigeration temperatures where this item was prepared was done, and all were chilling properly. In addition, myself and the chef who prepared the item checked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $38
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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