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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%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
“lobster roll” (37 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 10:00 pmAll 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

Went with another couple for a 75th birthday party. Both women wore nice, sleeveless black dresses under our coats on that bitter night. Were seated under an AIR CONDITIONER and had to complain to the GENERAL MANAGER before the unit was turned off! We had...More

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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....More

1  Thank Ronpariser
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

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 3 weeks ago

This is an attractive restaurant, with quite friendly service. However, on two visits, the service was very slow and on one visit the server delivered the wrong bottle of wine and steak with a sauce when the order was for none. Most recently, our server...More

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SaybrookPTGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. I will check on the flavors of the scallop dish to see if we need to make any adjustments based on overall guest comments and I apologize that the service was slow; I will stress the importance of this in...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Our experience at Fresh Salt has been mixed, but the beautiful setting and views keep bringing us back. Unfortunately, our most recent dining experience was disappointing, from both a food and service perspective. The positives included a caprese salad with a variety of fresh tomato...More

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SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to respond about your meal. A better recipe for the soup has been put in place and we have separated our Swordfish Chop offering into two size categories; the sizing of the Swordfish Chops proved to be a challenge...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Okay.. this review may seem a bit harsh as I have had many wonderful experiences both at Saybrook Point Inn and Fresh Salt but my most recent experience was greatly disappointing. They messed up on my husbands order and we had to wait over 30...More

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SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

I'm so sorry that your last meal was not what you have experienced in the past; we certainly appreciate your loyalty and very much want to assure you that we are committed to providing all aspects for the dining reputation for which we are known....More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

Our first visit to Fresh Salt and definitely not our last. My husband, our adult children, and I enjoyed the amazing selections on the holiday buffet. Carving station of turkey, veal, and prime rib did not disappoint. Loved pasta selections of tortellini with butternut squash...More

1  Thank nlb921
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for writing this glowing review of Fresh Salt. It is gratifying to us that you chose to spend your Thanksgiving holiday with us. We are so greatful that you enjoyed our atmosphere and our variety of holiday specialty items. We are looking forward...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Stopped by for lunch on a weekday. Oysters Rockefeller was not on the menu, but we asked, and they provided. Best ever! Also had the fresh local oysters on the half shell; delicious! You'll also love the lobster roll. Salads were great, and don't miss...More

1  Thank Terry R
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review of your lunch at Fresh Salt. It brings the staff great satisfaction that you enjoyed the variety of seafood and beverages. It brings us pleasure that Nancy extended such great hospitality to you, she has been a...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

On a long getaway weekend to enjoy the good life, Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn was a fine dining experience. We enjoyed the strip steak (generous size flavored and cooked perfectly) and gnocchi and fresh vegetables. Pumpkin-tini just right. A little pricey. Nice bar...More

1  Thank Dickn122
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your positive review of Fresh Salt! It gives us great satisfaction that you enjoyed your meal and seasonal cocktails. It is gratifying to us that you appreciated the atmosphere and location of our restaurant. Our team at Fresh Salt looks forward to...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

I live 90 minutes away and would go back just for this dish. The lobster outstandingly fresh, perfectly cooked, and is served on the side in a big mound, covered by "fanned" avocado; on the other side is a simple greens, cucumber, carrot and grape...More

Thank ARusso2
SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you so much for your astonishing review. It is delightful to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful view of our marina and our Maine Lobster Salad. We work closely with local farmers, vendors, and artisans to get the freshest ingredients. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We have ordered fantastic room service all weekend. The food is simply delicious. Previous stays we have enjoyed eating breakfast by the window looking out at the mouth of the CT river. Very relaxing. Staff are simply wonderful.More

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SaybrookPointInnGM, General Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your delightful review of Fresh Salt. I am pleased to know that you had a splendid room service experience along with our savory, fresh cuisine. I have shared your compliments with our staff, which is very fulfilling...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
USD 25 - USD 38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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