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Aspen Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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2 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1510
+1 860-395-5888
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I keep going back to Aspen because of the service, food and atsmosphere! My last visit was for my daughter 21st birthday party. Having dined at Aspen several times before, I found it to be intimate enough for our party of 12 and big enough for us to celebrate. The drink menu (a variety of great martinis) set the tone... More 

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Thank Maria A
Roslyn, New York
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ate there on a Saturday night- restaurant was full when we arrived at 8:15 - people eat earlier than in NYC- service was very quick- maybe a little too quick for a leisurely Saturday night-- food was very good with a nice choice

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Thank Marilyn J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Went with my husband and can't say enough about the drinks , dinner and dessert . Have been here many times before and look forward to returning .

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Thank Mary T
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

On Sunday, August 7th, my husband and I had dinner at Aspen. The restaurant is upscale, but not snooty. We were seated by the window and had a nice view. Our server was excellent! She didn't rush our order and allowed us the time to talk and enjoy our rare dining experience as we had requested. We both ordered salads... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Lovely decor, clean and sleek. The food is always very fresh and very good.. Portion size is perfect, Nice variety of wines to choose from.

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Thank Maureen O
Killingworth, Connecticut
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265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great pre-theater lunch at Aspen. My husband had the fried calamari small plate which he said was very good. I had the beet salad which was okay but I've had better beet salads. As far as the entrees, I had sea scallops seared in apple cider and served with bacon infused jasmine fried rice - possibly the... More 

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Thank MM8803
Milford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I absolutely found the food to be amazing here! The environment was very nice as well as our waitress and the hostess. We will be back soon with the rest of our family!

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Thank LauraL5892
Webster, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Upscale restaurant with modern updated atmosphere. Friendly server and hostess. For us, the food was superb and we won't hesitate to go there again. 5 stars! Good job!

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Thank George G
Madison, Connecticut
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for excellent food that is a little out of the ordinary, Aspen is a good place to try. Most of the dishes have an unusual flair and there are also some unique offerings like sweetbreads and skate wing. We had the escargot to start which were served without the shells in a garlic pesto sauce. Tender... More 

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Thank Lewis R
Essex, Connecticut
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A group of us always joy the flatbreads as an appetizer (some get as entree)with our dinners when frequently visiting so we were surprised when told they were off the menu. The waiter asked the chef about future return of flatbreads but we were just told "their gone"... We won't be back anytime soon as other local eateries have similar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1510
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from Amtrak Station/Shoreline East commuter train
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-395-5888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?