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Fresh Salt

2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
+1 860-388-1111
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (53 reviews)
“swordfish” (39 reviews)
“lobster roll” (31 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband an I had a long road trip to install a sculpture for a show in Old Lyme Ct. Afterwards, starving. Looked up some local places and found Fresh Salt. Not too far from the sculpture park. At first it looked too busy, people...More

Thank SteelyJan
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 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....More

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

Ronpariser, Thank you for your glowing review! Delighted to see you and your wife enjoyed our menu options! We hope to see you again soon. John Lombardo

Reviewed 4 days ago

Prices are high, but it is a resort. The food was over the top! Floors all blended nicely. The desserts were to die for.

Thank LiffeofRiley
Reviewed 1 week ago

When first walking in, the restaurant looks like a dark, old school pub, but a few steps in you start to get amazing light and views from the windows overlooking the water. I tried a daily special sandwich with fried soft shell crab and added...More

Thank Serkan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious! Best, most original clam chowder I've ever tasted. Each ingredient beautifully perfect. Prosciutto wrapped burrata over a melon puree like nothing I've ever had before and the colossal shrimp are appropriately described! Bartenders and staff and ambiance all just wonderful too.

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Saybrook Point Inn and had two dinners and two breakfasts at Fresh Salt. The thought occurred to me that people from the midwest pay thousands of dollars to come east and see a scene that we took for granted at our...More

1  Thank judymack3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff, friendly and attentive. The food was delicious as usual. We had oysters on the half shell and swordfish. We are never disappointed with the food or service. We will be back

Thank lreid46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Tami100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank plrwindsor
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank Liana C
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hi, anybody else have an issue with the management seeing your very positive review as something negative and feeling like you wasted you time for nothing ???? I am very concerned about the general managers ability to manage comments online .
15 September 2015|
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Response from SaybrookPointInnGM | 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
With a 2:00 reservation on Sunday, can we order from the dinner menu?
29 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
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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
  • 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