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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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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2502
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister and I had lunch at Fresh Salt for my birthday. We chose to sit outside on the covered deck overlooking a marina area with boats bobbing at anchor. Everything was comfortable and lovely, with a fresh breeze coming off the water. I had...More

Thank JoanByington
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Joan- I'm so glad you could celebrate with us! Thank you for your five star review. It sounds like the food and service matched the ambiance, creating exactly the memorable experience we hope to provide. Your kind words are fantastic inspiration for our entire team,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of friends had a wonderful lunch with a beautiful view of the water. The menu was extensuve, with everyone raving about their meal. Our waitress was helpful, courteous and efficient. We’ll definitely go back!More

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

Patricia- Thank you for joining us and posting a five star review! I'll share your feedback with our Chef de Cuisine; I hope you can try us again after our summer menu comes out in coming weeks! If you have any additional feedback you'd like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Physical: Restaurant is beautifully appointed with comfortable booths, tables and chairs. The menu is not large, but always delightful. Appetizing and Interesting presentations. There is always a special. The ambiance is quiet and relaxing. It is pricey but worth it in my opinion. My favorite...More

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

Bdag- Thank you for joining us this weekend and for choosing us as a favorite. Your kind words are a reward for our staff and managers who have worked so hard to create the environment you describe. You are very kind to share your feedback,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have been here 2 years in a row for our anniversary. Our server was wonderful on both visits. We were given a lovely table with a water view. The sweet chili calamari was to die for! The swordfish was superb, really...More

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

LopesDee- Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us and for posting a 5 star review! The sriracha calamari is a delicacy-I'm glad you enjoyed it, and thrilled that you found value for your dollar there. We appreciate your choosing us and we hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

2 of us both ordered seafood dishes. There was a lot of ingredients in each of our seafood meals and we Lost the taste of the seafood in them. However The swordfish was perfectly grilled and was trimmed of any dark meat and skin and...More

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

CTShoreTraveler- Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm sorry that your meal fell short of your expectations, and we will surely consider your comments when issuing future menus (our new Summer menu will be out soon; I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch overlooking the marina is a favorite place of ours. My husband calls it his happy place. We had another awesome lunch 5/24/18. We will be back again for sure. The food is always delicious (lobster mango salad!!!)and the views to die for.More

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

We are so proud to be your 'happy place!' Your kind review and five star rating are tremendous validation for our team, and I'm personally so glad to hear we've earned your praise. Please join us again soon; it is our pleasure to serve you....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family &friends celebrated our anniversary and birthday at this restaurant. The food and service was beyond excellent! A big thank you to our waiter Michael who made the evening an absolutely perfect celebration!More

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

Mary- Thank you for your five star review! Your words and rating mean so much to our staff and management who put every effort into creating special events like yours. We hope to see you again soon. Please reach out to me directly if I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner reunion with friends. Our waiter, Michael, was fantastic! He allowed us to go at our own pace....we started with a number of appetizers to share and cocktails.......good food and good conversation. He was ready to tell us the specials when we told him we...More

1  Thank nbmaz9
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Nbmaz- Thank you so much! We appreciate your visit as much as we do your five star review. It's very encouraging to hear you were unaffected by the activities of the hotel outside the restaurant, and that Michael was able to provide you with the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Fresh Salt often, especially for lunch. It is remarkably relaxing to sit inside or out, sunny day or rainy, watching the boats rock in the harbor. For that reason alone, this restaurant is one of our favorite places. More importantly, the food...More

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

Michael- Thank you so much for your five star review and for being one of our valued regular guests. It is our privilege to be your host, and we will continue to do everything we can to earn your business. Your constructive feedback is as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned about Fresh Salt from one of their waiters who also works at another restaurant we visit regularly. He was such a pleasant and attentive server (and knowledgeable about wine!), that my husband remembered his recommendation when planning to take me out for my...More

1  Thank lynn11358
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lynn- Thank you so much for your visit and kind words. Your visit is a testament to the power of word-of-mouth, and hopefully some who read your review will also find their way to us! The duck wings are my favorite guilty pleasure; I'm glad...More

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Absolutely, jeans are fine.
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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
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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