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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
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 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a matinee performance at the Goodspeed we decided that our dinner plans would include Seafood with a waterfront view and Fresh Salt was our destination. We arrived early and the lovely hostess was able to seat us on the patio with a view of their marina and Long Island Sound. Our waitress Darcy was so helpful with menu selections... More 

Thank lckyriakos
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Compact lunch menu, but many good choices, I had the vegetarian Reuben ... Delicious, my wife cousin had the lobster salad plate, the women had tuna burgers. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. Our server was Tori, very pleasant and attentive. Ample seating without a reservation on a beautiful sunny Wednesday afternoon

Thank bster48
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very nice restaurant with pretty good food. We ate there because we had vouchers for breakfast and got $80 towards dinner as part of our package, staying at the Lighthouse.

Thank Megan T
Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Saybrook Point Inn for 3 nights this week, checking in on a Sun. We invited family to meet us there for the Sunday brunch. We have enjoyed brunch at other high-end inn's in the CT/RI area to celebrate holidays, but we unanimously agreed that this brunch tops them all in quality, diversity of... More 

Thank T D
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service, great cocktail choice. They even offer you a blanket if you are cold on the terrasse. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Tabak51
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located at the mouth of the Connecticut Rive this restaurant is part of Saybrook Point Inn. Most tables have a view of the water as well as the beautiful boats parked at the Inn's docks. There is an outdoor patio for al fresco dining. The food is mostly seafood which I am not a great fan of however it is... More 

Thank Maureen O
new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether you are seated inside or outdoors, the setting is lovely and the food is delicious. The servers are so sweet and accommodating too!

Thank CandidandEbb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for brunch with 4 others . Had no issue with seating . Everyone on staff was professional beyond our expectations . The brunch from eggs to prime ribs to desserts was again beyond our expectations . Can't wait to go back .

Thank Mary T
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This, indeed is probably one of if not the best buffet brunches along the CT shore. But that doesn't mean it's great dinning. The setting is great, at the Saybrook Point Inn and Marina, especially on a beautiful summer day. The staff was friendly and efficient. And it is a good value at $40. The food was above average for... More 

Thank John E
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner on our weekend stay at their hotel. Food was very good and staff really friendly and accommodating. Make reservations far in advance for inside dining. My husband had the trout dinner and he really enjoyed it as well as their Salt version of clam chowder. They also have vegetarian options. The lobster rolls were great too!... More 

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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 Options, 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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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?