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“Excellent Food and view”
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: 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
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went for the first time with friends and sat at the only 6 person table on the deck as we lucked out on a beautiful Saturday night. We sampled a wide variety of food and drinks and were not disappointed. Portions were good and well prepared. Our server bent over backwards to keep us satisfied. Didn't have the lobster roll but saw it several times go by and will try it next time. Will surely go back.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

One of the very best restaurants within a 30 mile radius. The restaurant is located at a beautiful marina at the mouth of the CT river. All views from the deck eating area provide spectacular boat and water scenes. We would definitely advise eating on the deck. The atmosophere is casual but elegant. All the food courses we had, from the raw bar oysters, to the salads, seafood and meat entrees were delicious; very fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared to order, excellent presentation. The service matched the food and atmosophere, superb. The servers were prompt, friendly, and very helpful. The restaurant is not inexpensive, but it is a great value.

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dined at Fresh Salt in the Old Saybrook Inn this past Monday night to celebrate a 70th birthday. View is beautiful overlooking the marina. Server was prompt, efficient,and helpful with menu suggestions.My entree was a moist, succulent apricot glazed pork chop with organic mini carrots and onion confit. Both wives had the swordfish over risotto,which was cooked perfectly and portioned generously. Birthday boy enjoyed a glazed salmon. Meals were hot and nicely presented. Enjoyed a wonderfully evening and would certainly recommend it.

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1  Thank Rozydozy
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Sat on deck overlooking harbor. Great setting. Service was prompt and very courteous. We were there for a late lunch so not too busy. Food was very good with generous portions. CT lobster roll was decadent. Had several kids with us and they were happy, though not a very broad kid selection on menu.

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1  Thank 12Tippet
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I had a few meals including afternoon snack, dinner and a couple of breakfasts at Fresh Salt and enjoyed every one of them. If there had been a 4 1/2 star I would have given it. The food was always good and often very good. The décor and location of the restaurant surrounded by a marina with beautiful boats and a charming lighthouse was exceptional. If I am in the area again, I will definitely be going back for another wonderful overall experience at Fresh Salt.

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1  Thank gunghoMiami_Fl
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