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“I'm not aware of EVER having had a better meal”
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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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Holland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
265 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“I'm not aware of EVER having had a better meal”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We checked in at the Old Saybrook Point Inn & Spa,with storms closing in around us. We went to the Fresh Salt restaurant, at the Inn for a drink and ended up having dinner. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted with friendly staff and treated like Royalty. The drinks were perfect and the meal beyond or expectations. The Scallops were awesome, sweet and perfectly prepared. My salmon was less than 48 hours from the ocean and as good as I've ever had. We decided to try the crème bruele and it was also perfection...three flavors and as good as it gets. The location, staff and food made a perfect evening for us. And what's exciting is that we have 2 more nights here. What's really exciting is that when you're 76 and you feel this way, it's REALLY great. Guess where we'll stay next year... Yup...Here!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank vkngprints
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
That it was quite a compliment from someone with 115 reviews. High praise indeed and thank you so much.
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Clinton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Unhappy with changes”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Anniversary dinner, they have changed the martini glasses to the Elks
club size(sorry Elks club) but on Labor Day we had a wonderful martini in the proper glass and at $12 I would expect a better glass!
The wonderful chopped salad I had is no longer on the menu so settled for an autumn salad which once disassembled was great, they stuffed all the greens in a poached pear. My shrimp cocktail was as described, jumbo and fresh, my husband's NY strip was flavorful and cooked to order, very good, we had to ask for bread but our server, Erin took care of that, we went outside for an after dinner drink but no server out there
so had to go to the bar to get drinks, lovely gas fire place in center of the bar which was lovely and warm, enjoyable evening, they did forget it was our anniversary as I mentioned when making the reservation but
no big deal, we will be back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Kay C
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you especially for having such a forgiving attitude. I'm sorry we missed your anniversary and I know it is kind of late but... Happy Anniversary!
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405 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Beautiful location! great spot for outdoor meal or special occasion”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

stopped here for Sunday brunch and it was the perfect day to dine al fresco. Located at the point where the CT river and the Long Island Sound meet is located on the marina at the Old Saybrook Point Inn. We asked to be seated outdoors in the shaded patio and were told they were offering brunch buffet which we chose but both my husband and i were surprised to see that the a la carte menu was being offered to other parties. It was confusing and a bit misleading. The buffet however, is huge and offers everything from prime rib, plentiful salmon and shrimp, salads, a pasta bar, crepe bar and dessert table that would rival any wedding reception. And the food is delicious! so we weren't disappointed at all. and at $29.95 per person it's a bargain so make sure you are very hungry....this is an elegant restaurant with excellent food and view

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Msmouse1
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you.
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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

What a meal! The best shrimp cocktail I've ever had (big, luscious shrimp and tangy sauce) and the freshest, delectable tuna I've had in quite a while! It's expensive, but it's worth it. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere is fantastic!

Fresh Salt is probably now the best restaurant in Old Saybrook and I can't wait to spend more special nights there. Bravo!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Danny P
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you, we hope to see you again in the near future.
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Prospect, CT
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice View”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

This restaurant has great harbor views. We had breakfast. The service this time was only ok. The food was good but pricy. I had been once before for lunch and I enjoyed the lunch much more and the service that day was better. The Inn itself is awesome.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Diane B
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andyabels, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you.
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