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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
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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Stratford, CT
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful restaurant on the waterfront/marina. Outstanding food and service. Didn't seem like there was a bad table in the house!

Thank Tami100
Naples, Florida
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91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Ronpariser
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Windsor Ct
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is amazing...Several fish and meat options. Wait service is polite, knowledgeable,and efficient. The meal is timed perfectly, giving patrons time to enjoy cocktails and apps, before serving entrees. As a special treat, I was pleasantly surprised with a fresh fruit cup, topped with a chocolate wafer and a birthday candle!

Thank plrwindsor
Vail, CO
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was not a planned dinner. We drove east that afternoon from Wilton, CT. Took the scenic roads at the water edge and ended right before sunset in Old Saybrook. It was our first time at this restaurant and didn't know what to expect. Not only was the service superlative, but the fresh seafood dishes we had were excellent. Would... More 

Thank Liana C
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97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family picked this place because it was rated so highly . Our first impression - the hostesses whispered to give us a table not as good as a reservation / a member - we almost walked out then - but , Barbara our server was warm and very friendly so we stayed . Food was average and very high... More 

Thank Yayan63
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to report about your experience. I do apologize about the greeting you received; I believe that the hostess you mentioned is no longer employed at Fresh Salt. If you would care to share some specifics about your food comments, you can email me at john@saybrook.com. We take all guest comments seriously and use them... More 

New York City, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent three nights in the Saybrook Point Inn and liked Fresh Salt, the hotel restaurant, so much that we ended up eating most of our meals there. Everything on the menu is fresh and imaginatively prepared. (Warning: the portions are QUITE large.) We had unexpected issues with one entrée, the cauliflower steak, but when my wife told our... More 

1 Thank terryteachout
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a lovely experience and excellent food. One of my favorites. Great setting, great service. Never had a bad experience.

1 Thank martypurdy
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am impressed!!! From the moment you hit the hostess station and are greeted by very pleasant and capable staff, you are warmly welcomed and enter into a fabulous dining experience. Manager Anna helped us to iron out a reservation. She was helpful, competent and her "behind the scenes" hustle did not go unrecognized. Our server Deanna for dinner on... More 

1 Thank Hwitally
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant - besides the wonderful view has terrific terrific food - the lobster rolls are AMAZING - of course the fish is all good but those lobster rolls and chowder - Delish ! The staff was friendly and the full bar with lots of interesting beers was a great plus !

2 Thank SnowBubby18
New York
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a cosy atmosphere, great service and excellent food look like? Visit Fresh Salt to find out immediately. We had fish and steak for entrees and both were excellent! The salad was very good with delicious dressing. Go for it!

1 Thank openhorizon

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?