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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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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My girl and I met at this place on our first date last Valentines Day. So we went back on our anniversary. I must say I didn’t pay much attention to the prices on our first date. I sure paid attention on our last date....More

Thank Livewell76
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Livewell- Congratulations on your anniversary, and thank you for choosing us for your Valentine's Day celebration! I'm sorry our prices were higher than you expected or remembered. We take care to buy the best possible ingredients so every meal here can be a special one....More

Reviewed February 8, 2018

The outdoor seating area is a nice setting, but is overcrowded. The portions are small, and the prices are too high. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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SaybrookPTGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for contributing a review, so sorry that your expectations were not met, which means ours were not met either. Perhaps you will allowing us to restore your confidence in us, on a future trip. John Lombardo General Manager Direct: 860-395-3081 john@saybrook.com

Reviewed February 4, 2018

The staff, ambience, and scenery are a little better than the food. We enjoy the drinks and have been on several occasions as it works well for parties and larger groups and everyone can find something on the menu. The raw bar is perfect. They...More

1  Thank irish0live
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Yes it was Saturday night and it was crowded, but the service was a tad slow. However, when you eat at a really nice restaurant like this, you do not want to be rushed. I wanted everything on the menu. I was a tad bit...More

1  Thank Kay M
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Went with another couple for a 75th birthday party. Both women wore nice, sleeveless black dresses under our coats on that bitter night. Were seated under an AIR CONDITIONER and had to complain to the GENERAL MANAGER before the unit was turned off! We had...More

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SaybrookPTGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

I apologize that your birthday dinner was such a disappointment, we certainly did not provide the level of service and overall quality that we aspire to, so I share in your disappointment. The specific details you mentioned will be followed up on, I can assure...More

Reviewed December 29, 2017

This is an attractive restaurant, with quite friendly service. However, on two visits, the service was very slow and on one visit the server delivered the wrong bottle of wine and steak with a sauce when the order was for none. Most recently, our server...More

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SaybrookPTGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thank you for your comments. I will check on the flavors of the scallop dish to see if we need to make any adjustments based on overall guest comments and I apologize that the service was slow; I will stress the importance of this in...More

Reviewed December 6, 2017

Our experience at Fresh Salt has been mixed, but the beautiful setting and views keep bringing us back. Unfortunately, our most recent dining experience was disappointing, from both a food and service perspective. The positives included a caprese salad with a variety of fresh tomato...More

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SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to respond about your meal. A better recipe for the soup has been put in place and we have separated our Swordfish Chop offering into two size categories; the sizing of the Swordfish Chops proved to be a challenge...More

Reviewed December 3, 2017

Okay.. this review may seem a bit harsh as I have had many wonderful experiences both at Saybrook Point Inn and Fresh Salt but my most recent experience was greatly disappointing. They messed up on my husbands order and we had to wait over 30...More

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SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

I'm so sorry that your last meal was not what you have experienced in the past; we certainly appreciate your loyalty and very much want to assure you that we are committed to providing all aspects for the dining reputation for which we are known....More

Reviewed November 26, 2017

Our first visit to Fresh Salt and definitely not our last. My husband, our adult children, and I enjoyed the amazing selections on the holiday buffet. Carving station of turkey, veal, and prime rib did not disappoint. Loved pasta selections of tortellini with butternut squash...More

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SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

Thank you for writing this glowing review of Fresh Salt. It is gratifying to us that you chose to spend your Thanksgiving holiday with us. We are so greatful that you enjoyed our atmosphere and our variety of holiday specialty items. We are looking forward...More

Reviewed November 13, 2017

Stopped by for lunch on a weekday. Oysters Rockefeller was not on the menu, but we asked, and they provided. Best ever! Also had the fresh local oysters on the half shell; delicious! You'll also love the lobster roll. Salads were great, and don't miss...More

1  Thank Terry R
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review of your lunch at Fresh Salt. It brings the staff great satisfaction that you enjoyed the variety of seafood and beverages. It brings us pleasure that Nancy extended such great hospitality to you, she has been a...More

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September 16, 2017|
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Response from SaybrookPTGM | Property representative |
Yes, All major credit cards accepted
September 15, 2015|
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Response from SaybrookPTGM | 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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, 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
  • 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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