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Fresh Salt

2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
+1 860-388-1111
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (61 reviews)
“cioppino” (20 reviews)
“lobster roll” (36 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
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1 - 10 of 625 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is quite the gorgeous view and we were hours late and they still accommodated us. But Service was kind of inattentive (only re-poured wine once) and didn’t take the one special request (no avocado on lobster salad) and checked only once on us. I’d...More

Thank Chris S
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We dined once again in old saybrook. Nancy made us feel like family for our meal. We started with tuna triangles served as sushi. Four nice triangles of tuna tartare . I had the large cioppino with an abundance of seafood in a spicy broth....More

1  Thank Ronpariser
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2017

Ronpariser, Thank you for your glowing review! Delighted to see you and your wife enjoyed our menu options! We hope to see you again soon. John Lombardo

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A good selection of sea food, salads, waffles, berries, omelettes, pasta s, steaks and desserts at a very good quality. Happy return customers.

Thank Ulla47
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything was great. Dinner on the deck. Service by Darcy was perfect. A delight. We started with a chowder “combo” (New England/Rhode Island combination) and the squash bisque. Both were excellent. I had the cioppino and my wife had the fried seafood combo. Again, excellent....More

Thank Dukeatbrays
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner with friends - we all tried a little each others dishes - they were all phenomenal. Drinks were very good as well. A slightly eclectic menu which is a nice change. We sat outside and they have blankets you can wrap yourselves in. Fabulous.

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate several meals in this restaurant during my visit. The food is not good. It really has no flavor. My assumption is that they don't get good ingredients because it looked a lot better than it tasted. The chips are terrible- not sure what...More

Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came with friends just to enjoy the company, the beautiful views of the Old Saybrook harbor and of course the food. Being here several times in the past I was expecting delicious seafood. Well big disappointment in the food. The Siracha calamari is not...More

Thank Cacabesa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was not exceptional, and the price level was high given the quality. The location on the water may justify the price level. Service was also average. When we checked in, the hostess and a server continued their discussion without acknowledging us. It took...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll tell you that this IS a special place for wife and myself as we were married here on the pier at Saybrook Point Inn, which hosts this fine restaurant, called now Fresh Salt. It was formerly the Terra Mar, and I can't understand why...More

Thank Raymojay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prices are a little steep, but the location is great and good food to match! We had mimosas which were mostly champagne and a 'splash' of orange juice, so you get what you pay for on these! Definitely get the 'fresh salt style' chowder -...More

Thank vvendygirl
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. I am really glad you enjoyed our mimosas and our Fresh Salt Style Chowder on such a beautiful day. We now have our new Fall Menu which is to die for as well! We hope we can have...More

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September 16, 2017|
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Response from SaybrookPointInnGM | Property representative |
Yes, All major credit cards accepted
September 15, 2015|
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Response from SaybrookPointInnGM | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Tynnelove, Thank you for your question. I am very sorry that there was an error with our response to your review of Fresh Salt. Please know that it was an honest mistake on our part which was due, in part... More
Elaine D
July 29, 2015|
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I am not sure. I agree with awwhitfield. You should call the restaurant to confirm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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