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Fresh Salt

2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
+1 860-388-1111
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (55 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
“lobster roll” (38 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely post-spa weekday lunch at Fresh Salt. The Bloody Mary was on point, as was the Fresh Salt take on chowder.

Thank Carissa L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a party of four, each ordering a different option from the menu. We all had a wonderful experience, as our server was kind and professional, our meals were cooked to perfection and the atmosphere was fantastic!!!!More

Thank Tom F
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Tom- What kind words! Thank you for sharing your experience. It's great that your party was able to try so much of our menu. Please visit us again soon as our Spring Menu will be revealed within the next few weeks! Sincerely, Gregory Wool Director...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for an early dinner and it was wonderful. The view is tranquil and beautiful. We had clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, fisherman's platter, and braised short rib tacos. Everything was delicious. We will definitely return.

Thank Kristine G
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kristine- Your visit and your review both mean so much to us. When the meal can match the view, we've done our job. We eagerly look forward to your return! Sincerely, Gregory Wool Director of Operations Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa greg@saybrook.com 860.339.1327

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've had numerous meals at the Fresh Salt and every one has been amazing. The lobster roll is a buttery taste explosion. The New England Clam Chowder is fantastic and I always start with that. When I don't get the lobster roll and try another...More

Thank siteations
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Siteations- I'll be sure to share your kind words with our culinary team! We sincerely appreciate your continued business. If there is every anything I can do for you, or if you have any suggestions on how we could make your dining experience even better,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch, dinner and then breakfast at Fresh Salt and enjoyed each and every meal immensely. My favorite was dinner. Started with a Santini cocktail then had the Apple and Yam bisque, New England Clam Chowder and the hummus platter with home made pita...More

Thank Momacita
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Momacita- Thank you so much! We realize many guests only have the opportunity to dine with us for one or two meals, so it is a delight to be able to serve you throughout the day and to make the most of each occasion. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to the Inn for Sunday brunch as a group of six. The table was spacious, and not super close to others in the dining room. You have to travel a bit for the food—it's in two rooms outside of the bar/dining area. The food...More

Thank Christina M
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Christina- Thank you for choosing us for your Sunday brunch and for sharing your experience. I'm glad the portions and the quality of the food met your standard, and that your table was comfortable for a group of six (we've made an effort to arrange...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great views. Also a lot of great history. I always enjoy this place because of its location, friendly staff and delicious food.

1  Thank Foodie_Mike1971
SaybrookPTGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words Mike. We are very proud of our historical location, and it is gratifying that you enjoy our staff and food so much. Come back soon, and often! John Lombardo General Manager direct 860-395-3081 john@saybrook.com

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We where here on a weekend. Service was very good. The food was excellent and the drinks were perfect. I would recommend this place highly.More

1  Thank Glen S
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glen- Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend us! We will continue to work hard to be worthy of your praise. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal here last weekend; we look forward to serving you again. Sincerely, Gregory Wool Director of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food, great decor and ambience, excellent service. The friendly atmosphere felt very welcoming and upscale casual. Can't wait to try a Sunday brunch!More

2  Thank southernbelle725
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Southern Belle- You touched on every aspect! Thank you for your comments; it is a joy to our staff and management that you felt taken care of and enjoyed our atmosphere. You will certainly have to come back for a brunch service, maybe one of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girl and I met at this place on our first date last Valentines Day. So we went back on our anniversary. I must say I didn’t pay much attention to the prices on our first date. I sure paid attention on our last date....More

Thank Livewell76
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Livewell- Congratulations on your anniversary, and thank you for choosing us for your Valentine's Day celebration! I'm sorry our prices were higher than you expected or remembered. We take care to buy the best possible ingredients so every meal here can be a special one....More

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17 September 2017|
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Response from SaybrookPTGM | Property representative |
Yes, All major credit cards accepted
16 September 2015|
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Response from SaybrookPTGM | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Tynnelove, Thank you for your question. I am very sorry that there was an error with our response to your review of Fresh Salt. Please know that it was an honest mistake on our part which was due, in part... More
Elaine D
30 July 2015|
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Response from krl781 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I agree with awwhitfield. You should call the restaurant to confirm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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