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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
10:30 - 22:00
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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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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 mulling around..thought they were in line. This restaurant is right on the marina with beautiful... More 

Thank SteelyJan
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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Fairport, New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
Brussels, Belgium
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 some truffle potato chips. Paired with a craft beer, it was an exceptional lunch with... More 

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New Jersey
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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
Wrentham, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 meals. At breakfast we watched the ferry pick up passengers for Plum Island, looked out... More 

1 Thank judymack3
Hartford, Connecticut
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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
Stratford, CT
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
Windsor Ct
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 a chocolate wafer and a birthday candle!

Thank plrwindsor
Vail, CO
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 only was the service superlative, but the fresh seafood dishes we had were excellent. Would... More 

Thank Liana C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 38
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?