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2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502 (Formerly Terra Mar Grill) (Route 154)
+1 860-388-1111
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07:00 - 21:00
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, service and a great time! Clam chowder is good, bartenders are so friendly, a great place to drink and eat!

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Thank margaret T
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

margaret T, Thank you for writing us a review! Our Chowder is definitely hard to beat! Happy to see you enjoyed everything during your time with us! We hope to see you again! John Lombardo More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a post wedding brunch! The spread for the buffet was incredible. And, the food was top notch! A bit pricey, but if you come with your appetite, it's worth it!

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Thank David M
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

David M, Thank you for leaving a review! Brunch is definitely a sight to be seen and enjoyed by all! We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch Buffet, Food was very good, little weird how you have to go out from the main dining room into a hallway into two other rooms for food, but did not stop anybody from enjoying the food! Will be coming here again. Thank you Nancy for your service.

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SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! Happy to see you enjoyed Brunch and thank you for mentioning Nancy by name! We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to lunch to celebrate a family birthday. The views from the dining room are gorgeous & in good weather there are several outdoor seating arrangements available as well. We chose to be inside. Allie greeted us & seated us at a lovely table despite a last minute request. She couldn't have been more gracious or accommodating. We have... More 

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Thank LF06422
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

LF06422, Thank you for writing a separate review from the Inn! Thank you again for mentioning Allie by name and Anna. I am delighted to see you enjoy our seasonal menu you options! We look forward to your next dining experience! John Lombardo General Manager More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from our 10 year wedding anniversary weekend stay at the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa. Everything was wonderful! Fresh Salt: We had made reservations prior to arriving at the hotel. Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive. Our meals were delicious. My husband and I just returned from our 10 year wedding anniversary weekend... More 

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Thank Danielle D
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Danielle D, Thank you for taking the time to write a separate review from the Inn! Happy Anniversary! I am overjoyed to see that you enjoyed many options from our menu and also took advantage of our Room Service. We look forward to your next stay and meal with us, be sure to save room for dessert! John Lombardo General... More 

EAST HAMPTON, CT
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221 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to eat a late lunch/early dinner at Fresh Salt since we had not been there for a while. It was not great. We sat at the bar. There were two bartenders. I was asked what I wanted to drink, and I wasn't sure. My impression was that the bartender was upset at me for not knowing immediately what... More 

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Thank JDumont821984
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I have reached out to this guest for some additional details so I can follow up.... While our vast majority of reviews are extremely positive, each individual review has merit and they are taken very seriously. The details mentioned will all be followed up on through my personal involvement with the staff and managers. John Lombardo General Manager john@saybrook.com Direct... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great seafood available for lunch and dinner. I meet locals who come on a regular basis for the hot lobster rolls - and they looked liked they had enjoyed many. The evening clientele seemed to be a combination of business and couples staying at the hotel. Note that Fresh Salt menu is available by room service so there is no... More 

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Thank GregoryRichardson
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

GregoryRichardson, Thank you for taking the time to write a separate review from the Inn! Happy to see you enjoyed the atmosphere at Fresh Salt and took advantage of our Room Service. We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo General Manager More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thought we would have a nice Anniversary lunch at Fresh Salt yesterday. I cannot comment on the food because we never got that far. There was no one at the hostess station and when my wife asked the bartender if we could sit anywhere he gruffly replied that we would have to wait for the hostess. No invitation to sit... More 

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Thank Richard N
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

I have reached out to the guest directly regarding this to get some more information and to extend my apology. As readers will see from our reviews, warm hospitality is a hallmark of our mission and reputation, and when we receive feedback like this we take it very seriously and follow up on it with great diligence. John Lombardo General... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While I already commented on Seabrook Point Inn and it's overall superb quality, to me great food is always a part of a get-away. Our breakfast overlooking the beautiful marina, our dinner and our Sunday brunch were nothing short of a culinary delight. The menu was varied and to me looked very original. Most important again was that feeling of... More 

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Thank Paul D
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Paul D, Thank you for writing a separate review from the Inn! It is always appreciated when Fresh Salt is recognized as a separate entity from the Inn. Thank you for mentioning Nancy by name, these comments are shared with management. We hope to see you again for another wonderful stay and enjoyable meal. John Lombardo General Manager More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food was excellent. The drinks were strong, and they had a lot of unique options. The atmosphere was not quite as upscale as the menu. Went in a group for a party, but would definitely recommend for a date.

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Thank MichelleInMass
SaybrookPointInn, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

MichelleInMass, Thank you for writing a review! Delighted to see you enjoyed the drinks, food and unique options we offer! We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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

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