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Fresh Salt

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill) (Route 154)
+1 860-388-1111
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Holland, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visit each year in January and Fresh Salt is part of the trip we look forward to. Great views, great atmosphere and great service. Love the breakfast choices. The bacon and French toast are awesome. Top notch.

Thank terryw678
Naples, Florida
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88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined once again in old saybrook. Nancy made us feel like family for our meal. We started with tuna triangles served as sushi. Four nice triangles of tuna tartare . I had the large cioppino with an abundance of seafood in a spicy broth. Yummy. My wife had the surf and turf special. The Maine lobster tail stuffed with... More 

1 Thank Ronpariser
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sat outside at the Fire Bar and it was beautiful. Had a great waitress name Chelsea who was very knowledgeable, patient and fun. Quick service and the food was fabulous. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Dana B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous time here out on the patio. Came with some friends..Tony Airdo was playing music..food & drinks were great...service was great...nicest place on the Ct shoreline!

1 Thank Karen M
Essex, Connecticut
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180 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wheelchair was provided at the front desk for one of my elderly friends, and pushed by a very good looking member of staff to the restaurant! This was a good start to lunch! Everyone was very kind and helpful to my two elderly lunch companions, and it made them feel great. We all had something different, and the recommended... More 

1 Thank Teenzone
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous brunch served by enthusiastic friendly staff. Food is awesome. Views are wonderful. The host hotel is a great hideaway.

1 Thank jcl08
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

jcl08, Thank you for your review and kind words! We are lucky to have the staff and location that we do. We hope to see you again! John Lombardo More 

Essex, Connecticut
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161 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part of this restaurant is its location on the water and amazing views. The service is very good both at the bar and in the restaurant. We were for the holiday buffet. That was very good for buffet food, but can't comment on the regular menu.

2 Thank JohnSF8
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

JohnSF8, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Happy to see you were able to join us for our Holiday Brunch and that you enjoyed the food, views and staff. We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo More 

woodstock, ct
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh Salt is located in the Saybrook Point Inn. It was a favorite of ours called Terramar but it has been redone. There were five in our party celebrating a long friendship. The event was perfect. The restaurant is beautifully decorated in quiet elegance overlooking the marina. A number of rooms and alcoves gives a good feeling of not being... More 

1 Thank williamb13335
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

williamb13335, Thank you for your review! It is an honor to have a previous guest of Terra Mar return to us and still enjoy every moment. Happy to see you all enjoyed a wide variety off our menu and that we were able to accommodate each request. We hope to see you all back again soon. John Lombardo More 

Killingworth, Connecticut
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222 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Christmas buffet at Fresh Salt is a tradition for us. This buffet, as with the previous 4 years, did not disappoint. The selections are beautifully arranged, the flow allows for easy, uncluttered access to each section, and the FOOD - well, it's the highlight of the day! Delicious (maybe an entrée could be a little hotter but who cares when... More 

1 Thank pearl33814
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

pearl33814, Thank you for your outstanding review! It is always a delight to see returning guests year after year and that you are never disappointed with your experience! We hope 2017 is an awesome year for you and your family. We will see you again! John Lombardo More 

Nanuet, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Had a family brunch here last weekend and it was wonderful! Food delicious and our server Sean was very attentive in making our experience a outstanding meal! So many wonderful choices, that it is imperative to arrive very hungry. We will definitely return!

1 Thank Jkcons
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Jkcons, Thank you for your glowing review of our outstanding brunch! Thank you for mentioning Sean by name, I am delighted to see he helped to make the meal that much more special. We hope to see you again very soon! Happy Holidays! John Lombardo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$38
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill)
    (Route 154)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-1111
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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