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Review of Fresh Salt

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Ranked #1 of 79 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $38
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 154
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“delicious!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great breakfast, wonderful view and wonderful staff! We arrived just a little late for the restaurant on our first night at the inn. We were still able to order a nice dinner from the restaurant as room service. It was more romantic that way.

Visited November 2012
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
I'm concerned that you were able to order room service and get dinner but not in Fresh Salt. Something is a little wrong there but I'm glad you did enjoy your dinner. Andy Abels
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new york, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Thanksgiving buffet and breakfast”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

I had the Thanksgiving buffet and the breakfast the next morning. All of the food was cooked perfectly. BRAVO!

Visited November 2012
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Thanksgiving”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

This was a perfect place for my family to gather to share our Thanksgiving holiday. The varity of food was excellent, the flavors were great, wide range of veggies and salads, raw bar, desserts, etc. We were able to relax and enjoy each others company without all the fuss. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Visited November 2012
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Thank you for your nice comments. We're proud of putting on a display of genuinely home cooked and traditional favorites on holidays.
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Hartford, Connecticut
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A special shoreline treat!”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is our fourth time visiting Fresh Salt and each experience continues to improve. The food and service are consistently excellent. My wife and I enjoy the creativity of the chef in preparing food with unique, yet flavorful combinations. The bone in swordfish was superb as was the filet mignon. We enjoy the view of the marina while eating and with an ample wine list, and enjoyable dessert menu, we love taking our time enjoying the fine qualities of Fresh Salt.

  • Visited September 2012
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let others know how satisfied you are. We appreciate it.
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Lyme, Connecticut
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“A great way to spend a summer afternoon”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I went to Fresh Salt this summer with a friend I hadn't seen in a long while. We sat on the patio for a long while, had cocktails, caught up and enjoyed the view of marina and L.I. Sound. The wait staff was attentive but not hovering. Fortunately for us we went during an off time so there was no one waiting and we felt no need to rush. The waitress understood that and gave us our time.

For lunch, we both had the lobster salad and it was really good. Large chunks of lobster and not too heavy on the sauce. We shared this wonderful chocolate thing for dessert and it was heavenly. Our lunch was a bit pricey but it was a great way to spend the afternoon.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank joyce c
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you! In my opinion you picked the perfect time to enjoy our terrace. Summer and in between meal times. It is always beautiful but it is a more peaceful experience in a quiet lull. Andy Abels
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