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Fresh Salt

2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
+1 860-388-1111
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (50 reviews)
“fresh salad” (211 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
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191 - 200 of 637 reviews

Reviewed February 4, 2016

We showed up for a Saturday lunch without reservation, and was welcomed and given a seaside table. A very nice dining area and a classic bar. The wine list was extensive and the waitress very friendly (had a fruit punch made to our daughter even...More

1  Thank Anders G
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2016

Thank you for your comments regarding Fresh Salt. It is always gratifying to hear positive feedback; our staff is very dedicated and hard-working, as well as friendly! John Lombardo General Manager john@saybrook.com

Reviewed February 4, 2016

Every time we eat at Fresh Salt we Allways go way happy. The views from most seats are sumptuous as is the food . The chef changes the menu seasonally so you never get tired of the same. ( I do wish they would bring...More

1  Thank Glynn422
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2016

We're glad to hear you enjoy the seasonality of our menus at Fresh Salt. The "Saybrook Point" chowder came about for the same reasons you mentioned; it is a good cross between the traditionally rich New England, and the broth-style Rhode Island. Peter, our chief...More

Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

This used to be our favorite spot. After last night my boyfriend and I won't be returning until management of the restaurant gets their stuff together. First off, it was a Sunday night, normally it's pretty busy in there. When we first arrived we noticed...More

2  Thank Katie M
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2016

Naturally these comments concern us. I did reach out to the reviewer, and to my knowledge did not get a response. As responsible managers, we have looked into this situation and taken appropriate measures based on input from several sources. Thank you. John Lombardo General...More

Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited during the blizzard and enjoyed lunch, dinner and breakfast here. Each time service, food and views were great.

1  Thank terryw678
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to comment, and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely John Lombardo General Manager

Reviewed January 23, 2016

Terrific restaurant where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. Wonderful ambiance, even in the dead of winter, for an anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely delicious from the Rhode Island Chowder and Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque to the swordfish (amazing!) and Cioppino (also amazing!)....More

1  Thank Umberto44
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2016

Thank you Umberto! We love AMAZING our guests! ...look forward to your return. John Lombardo General Manager .

Reviewed January 23, 2016

We got to the restaurant 30 mins early but the waitstaff found space for us to sit and order our drinks while we waited. Once at the table, the good service continued throughout and the food was delicious. Being on the shore we opted for...More

1  Thank Gareth T
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2016

So glad you were able to experience our hospitality! We look forward to seeing you again. John Lombardo General Manager

Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

We traveled from Long Island and stayed over night for a wine pairing where the food and wine combination's couldn't have been better. Stags Leap wines, coupled with potato encrusted scallops,venison,filet mignon and a host of flavors and textures were incredible. Service, decor, and quality...More

3  Thank Frank Z
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2016

So glad you enjoyed this Saybrook Cuisine Series Event! We have many more planned and hope you will partake. John Lombardo General Manager

Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

The Sunday brunch is worth any ride to Old Saybrook. It has many offerings and each is presented beautifully. The staff is friendly and setting lovely. One of the finest brunches I have attended. Their regular breakfast menu is also terrific and food for room...More

Thank Lorraine S
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Thank you for the nice compliment! One of our new directions this year will be to add a buffet section for gluten-free and vegan items on the brunch as we are getting many requests. We hope to see you again soon. John Lombardo General Manager...More

Reviewed January 18, 2016

We loved everything about Fresh Salt. We stayed at the inn and ate there both nights. We started with New England Clam Chowder and Butternut Squash soup. Both presented in beautiful bowls and both were devoured. We then had the scallops special...Yum and the swordfish...More

1  Thank janemc02
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Thank you for such a wonderful review, and I'm delighted that you enjoyed all of your experiences at Saybrook Point. We change our menu at Fresh Salt seasonally and look forward to seeing you in the future. John Lombardo General Manager john@saybrook.com

Reviewed January 13, 2016

Great . Quiet overlooking the harbor . Great service The soups and deserts were especially great . The salmon dis was particularly good

1  Thank Charles G
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Charles, thank you for taking the time to comment on Fresh Salt. It is always motivating to know that your efforts are recognized; we never look past the fact that our reputation is earned one meal at a time! John Lombardo General Manager john@saybrook.com

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judy2346
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Yes, All major credit cards accepted
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $38
Meals
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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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