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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” (64 reviews)
“cioppino” (20 reviews)
“lobster roll” (38 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
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 via mobile

We stayed over in Essex and wanted good seafood. This place certainly had that, and much more. The food was fantastic! Fish meals perfectly prepared. Side, apps, drinks, dessert all first rate. And, all that in a beautiful restaurant with views of the sound. Moderately...More

1  Thank Dave S
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dave- Thank you so much for making the short trip from Essex! There's nothing like finding a restaurant that hits the spot when you have a yen for something specific. Glad you enjoyed the food, service and views, and that you felt the experience was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I came for a relaxing late Saturday lunch. Views were great. The waitress was one of the best I’ve ever had in my life. Really friendly, went out of her way to make us feel welcome. We got the traditional calamari appetizer. Calamari...More

1  Thank BeachesAreBest123
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

BeachesAre Best- From our Restaurant Managers, Chef de Cuisine, waitstaff and line cooks, thank you! The reason we do what we do is to provide experiences like the one you describe here. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm delighted to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here and the view was just perfect. The food was excellent and the service was great. They have a lovely outside patio with a fire pit bar.More

1  Thank travelmom1962
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Travelmom- Thank you for joining us for lunch! I'm glad you enjoyed the food, view and fire pit and am grateful you took the time to share your experience. Please join us again-your experience will only get better as the weather gets warmer! If I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this this restaurant several times. It is located in Saybrook Point Inn on Old Saybrook which is a lovely hotel with a marina next to it. The restaurant is nicely decorated and the food is good. It does get busy in...More

1  Thank Jersey853
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jersey853- Thank you so much for dining with us on multiple occasions! We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts on our hotel, marina, decor and food. As you mention, we do often sell out on busy nights, and while we wish we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved it the moment we drove up! The property (hotel, event host, restaurant, marina) is drop dead gorgeous with all back windows facing the water beyond a quaint marina). It whispers elegant country club. People were warm and friendly - not at all put...More

1  Thank ciaobla
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciaobla- Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to post your wonderful review! I'm glad that our warm and friendly service allowed your party to enjoy the holiday brunch, and that the food and atmosphere was, as you so nicely put it,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 4 with kids 15 and 12 were fortunate to get a reservation just 2 weeks before the holiday because a party had just canceled. I now know to book far in advance for Easter Sunday. Our visit was as close to perfect...More

1  Thank TheSecretVagabond
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Secret Vagabond- Thank you for such a detailed review of our Easter Brunch! I'm glad we could accommodate your party and be a part of your holiday celebration. I hope anyone who reads your comments calls us immediately for a Mother's Day Brunch reservation!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner! Our server Deanna was excellent - explained menu items to us and was very attentive. The manager stopped by a few times too to make sure that we were enjoying everything A great night out - look forward to visiting again!More

1  Thank AKD
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

AKD- Thank you so much for your feedback. Attentive & informed service is our aim; I'm glad you felt taken care of. We look forward to seeing you again! If I can ever be of service, please let me know. Sincerely, Gregory Wool Director of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely post-spa weekday lunch at Fresh Salt. The Bloody Mary was on point, as was the Fresh Salt take on chowder.More

1  Thank Carissa L
SaybrookPTGM, Manager at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Carissa- Thank you for lovely review! Sounds like the perfect day of relaxation and delicious post rejuvenation at our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon, as our new Spring Menu will be revealed in the next couple weeks! Thank you for sharing your...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were a party of four, each ordering a different option from the menu. We all had a wonderful experience, as our server was kind and professional, our meals were cooked to perfection and the atmosphere was fantastic!!!!More

1  Thank Tom F
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tom- What kind words! Thank you for sharing your experience. It's great that your party was able to try so much of our menu. Please visit us again soon as our Spring Menu will be revealed within the next few weeks! Sincerely, Gregory Wool Director...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Stopped here for an early dinner and it was wonderful. The view is tranquil and beautiful. We had clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, fisherman's platter, and braised short rib tacos. Everything was delicious. We will definitely return.

1  Thank Kristine G
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Kristine- Your visit and your review both mean so much to us. When the meal can match the view, we've done our job. We eagerly look forward to your return! Sincerely, Gregory Wool Director of Operations Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa greg@saybrook.com 860.339.1327

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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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