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“Great food, good prices”
Review of Aspen Restaurant

Aspen Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 79 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Across the street from Amtrak Station/Shoreline East commuter train
New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food, good prices”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Food and service were above average. Prices were very good. Nice ambiance; good for families with kids or couples. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good not great”
Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile


Wednesday early evening 5:30-6:30 most local spots booked solid this summer night, so gave Aspen a call and we were quickly welcomed.
Service was slow for no apparent reason. House garden salad large and worth splitting, very good. Burger gigantic, does not need the fried egg nor the fat bun. Truffle fries VERY truffle oil tasting. No salt and pepper on the table: This is CT not NY! Lobster mac and cheese: very delicious on their own but why the combination is so popular is mystifying. Best deal was Wednesday night half price bottle of wine!

Visited August 2014
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Polite and professional, and great food!”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed cocktails and dinner midweek - a little noisy but service was impeccable - we shared a short rib appetizer that was simply amazing! Our entrees (swordfish and scallops) were wonderful as well. No room for dessert, unfortunately.

Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Just wow”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We are regulars who just happen to go last Tuesday for a quick bite early , what we did not realize is that it was 1/2 price apps till 600 pm Let me tell you for you lobster lovers must try the lobster sliders and lobster bolognese also if they have the shrimp fig flat bread ... Can never go wrong here!

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Thank macfinns
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New haven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding evening from start to finish!!!”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant last Thursday evening and are extremely happy that we did! It was quite busy so we had a seat at the bar. The bartender was absolutely delightful! She was not only knowledgeable and efficient, but also extremely personable! She had us laughing and joking without taking over our whole dining experience.
As for our meals, WOW! My husband had the duck (amazing) and I had the lobster bolognese, which was possibly one of the best lobster dishes I have EVER had! (And I am quite the lobster fan!)
We split a berry shortcake and espresso martini for dessert which were both delicious.
I already can't wait to come back! If you haven't been yet, put this on the top of your places to dine list!

  • Visited July 2014
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