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Fresh Salt

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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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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed at Old Saybrook Inn for a romantic evening. I was informed its best to make a reservation if we intended to eat at Fresh Salt for breakfast on sunday. I made a breakfast reservation prior to the start of brunch hour. We were promptly seated and thats about where they lost us. the server poured us coffee and... More 

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

This was an uncharacteristic, yet complete omission on our part, and I do apologize; as I mentioned to you previously, your server that day has actually been honored for her quality of guest service by the CT Restaurant Association and this shows that even the best of restaurants have occasions where these completely unintentional slip-ups do occur. We hope you... More 

Naples, Florida
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 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 

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About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is clean and the service is very good. The lunch/fish was fresh and well prepared. The location is convenient.

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

Barbara K, Thank you for leaving us a review! We hope to see you again! John Lombardo More 

Warren, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met my daughter at Fresh Salt for a late breakfast. It was the halfway point for both of us. The location was beautiful and the food was delicious.

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Thank ebcrab2
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

ebcrab2, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are good half way point for so many guests, I am happy to see you found us and enjoyed your meal with us! We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo More 

Manama
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere in this restaurant was good, as were the staff. We went on a busy Saturday and they were on the ball. The food however, was not quite as good as we had expected.

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

Joy E, Thank you for leaving Fresh Salt a review! These comments are shared with our food and beverage service and culinary staff so that we can seek and determine ways to maintain our quality and hard-earned rating, and I appreciate you taking the time to share it. We hope to see you again soon! John Lombardo More 

Clinton, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The friendly staff at Fresh Salt always goes above and beyond to make our visit the Best! The food is fantastic with whole pieces of buttered lobster stuffed into a beautiful buttered brioche roll. This is a staple for us every time we come. I also love the Fresh salt chowder, a combination of creamy NE chowder and a clear... More 

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

Margaritamommy, Thank you for leaving Fresh Salt a glowing review! Overjoyed to see you enjoyed every aspect of Fresh Salt. We hope to serve you again very soon! John Lombardo More 

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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got to try fresh salt for dinner. Beautiful contemporary decor with nautical touches. Hubby started off with new england clam chowder. It was a bit thick for his liking and wants to try the broth version nextvtime. I had oysters rockafella(sp). Very nicely done and super fresh. Hubby had a steak which was done perfectly and delicious. I had... More 

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

Vicki M, Thank you for writing us a review! It is always nice to see guest try a variety of menu options and enjoy them. We hope to see you both again soon! John Lombardo More 

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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh Salt hosted a large family lunch with excellent drinks and food. We had reserved a private room accommodating thirteen. The atmosphere was very nice and the full lunch menu was available. Nearly everyone had an excellent meal (exception was tempura which was overcooked). Other function rooms nearby had buffet service set up so that is an option also.

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

Jkeyd, Thank you for leaving us a review! It is always a joy to host families and provide them with the best that we can. Thank you for your comment about the food temperature. These are shared with our food and beverage service and culinary staff so that we can seek and determine ways to maintain our quality and hard-earned... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second thanksgiving at Fresh Salt. Its is impressive to say the least. Everything from raw bar, salad bar, pastas, carving station with meats and side galore. And desserts to die for. If you want a great Rhode Island clam chowder go to the bar for lunch and have it with a killer bloody mary! Great staff of... More 

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1 Thank tropiclady27
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

tropiclady27, Thank you for leaving Fresh Salt a review! Thank you for returning to our Thanksgiving Buffet and mentioning our RI Clam Chowder and Bloody Mary! We hope to see you again! John Lombardo More 

Holland, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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1 Thank terryw678
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

terryw678, Thank you for leaving Fresh Salt a review! Welcome Back! Happy to see you enjoy every aspect of Fresh Salt. We look forward to your next visit! 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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