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“Tuna Suishi triangles at every meal!”
Review of Fresh Salt

Fresh Salt
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Ranked #1 of 83 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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had great raw oysters, clams and tuna sushi sandwiches. The man from Aruba who made the tuna triangles was so fun and pleasant when we sat at the bar for lunch! We had the them almost at every meal. Breakfast was a spa omelet of Spanish, avocado , tomatoes, and goat cheese. The potatoes and omelet were great. I love good coffee and they had it and kept my cup filled. The wait staff is young. The hostess seemed a bit scattered but pleasant. We were promised a specific table for Saturday evening when we were advised to make reservations. When we arrived were sat some where else. We were asked before we were served if everything was ok and we said that we were told we had a different table. We were immediately moved. I was happy. They had patio heaters which looked very nice on the deck near the water but we never went outside. We meet 2 other couples and we all shared a lot of laughs which kept us inside. It was a fun time!
Crème brulee was only ok. We have had better. The top was not warm. They were not very sweet and they were not a good sample of the 3 different flavors. Sort of tasted all the same. My husbands dinner of Lamb shank was tender and fell off the bone. The texture was pleasant on the palette. My Sword fish was good too. We had so many oysters and tuna triangles again I was pretty full for dinner!

Thank Faith D
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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Faith D,
Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Fresh Salt. I am absolutely delighted to see that you enjoyed your meal items, especially the tuna triangles. Moreover, thank you for the kind comments regarding the staff; they will more than appreciate it. We hope to see you again sometime soon. We will have that special table waiting for you!

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

We came to get out of the house and for a quiet dinner together and had our choice of window tables, because most seem to come for friendship around the bar, which felt fun and festive. Our most memorable dish for the evening was the calamari appetizer in a spicy sauce (just a little kick), which is usually only on the lunch menu but came with the prix fixe dinner this time.

Prices were on the high end for the dishes we ordered, but we left satisfied.

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Thank jcwareham
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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

jcwareham,
I am so happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere at Fresh Salt. We understand how hectic life can get and strive to provide a relaxing space for all of our patrons. We hope you come back for another calamari appetizer soon.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Huge thanks to the staff of Fresh Salt for making my husband's 3/6/14 birthday dinner perfect.
I made the reservations and arrangements for his special dinner online at OpenTable and was a bit nervous that things wouldn't be as they should when my husband arrived.
My worries were completely vanquished by how perfectly the Fresh Salt staff took care of all the details. They could not have been more helpful or courteous. The food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicous.
Fresh Salt has "all the right stuff" for make dining out a complete pleasure.
Outstanding experience.

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Thank EMB527
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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

EMB527,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted to see that we were able to make your husband's birthday celebration extra special. We continuously strive to meet all the needs of our guests, right down the smallest of details. Please come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Just stopping in for drinks and raw bar tonight...but loved it as usual. Got a table in the lounge and Nancy was great with service.

Thank Nathan B
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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

JanOldSaybrookCT,
We are so glad you decided to stop in for a casual evening in our lounge. Your kinds words are very much appreciated and I look forward to sharing them with Nancy; this will absolutely make her day. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The quality of the food is typicall very good, among the best in the area. Service sometimes is slow. Great atmosphere with nice views of the marina and the Connecticut River. A little pricey but usually not disappointed

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Thank Steven C
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SaybrookPointInn, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Steven C,
Thank you for your feedback. I am so glad that you have had such good experiences at our restaurant and apologize for any times you may have had slower service. Please be assured that your experience is always our chief concern. See you again soon!

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