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Litchfield Saltwater Grille

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26 Commons Dr, Route 202 at the Litchfield Bancorp Light, Litchfield, CT 06759-3418
+1 860-567-4900
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu has so many choices. My husband and I both had the crab cakes, made with sweet potatoes instead of alot of stuffing. Excellent. And huge. We each ate one and brought one home. Service was very good, they didn't rush us.

Thank Barbara K
Shelton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With all the rave reviews, we were expecting so much more from the Litchfield Saltwater Grille. Sadly, we were disappointed with the fare. Bland, over cooked, uninspired are words that come to mind when recalling our meal. Portions were generous, but just not tasty. The subtle, delicate flavors of the seafood were lost in the recipe and/or in the preparation.... More 

Thank pat06484
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh fresh seafood. Any fresher and it would still be swimming! Oysters to die for. Entrees very good and good size. Everyone on the waitstaff was both knowledgeable and friendly I'll be back!!

Thank Hank H
Bethlehem, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I made a reservation weeks in advance for a private room for 13 people. I stressed that we were a group of old friends that wanted to mingle and could get loud so we wanted to be away from the crowd. I arrived early to find that they had put us in the room that we requested but there were... More 

1 Thank meggieluna
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Six of us went to Saltwater Grill for Valentines Day 2017. AWFUL!! Two of us ordered the sole. It was tasteless and soaked in a white sticky thick sauce. It was like eating white paper. Really awful. The "roasted vegetables " were boiled and mushy. We requested baked potato rather than mashed and were told we could not have that.... More 

Thank Laura L
Bethel, Connecticut
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164 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Well prepared fresh food presented really well. Great service and nice ambiance, what's not to like. The seafood was fresh and the presentation was perfect. Really well done.

Thank Frederick B
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I had read very nice things about the Litchfield Salt Water Grille online, so last week my wife and I decided to make the half hour drive from our house to Litchfield to give it a try. All I can say is that I wish we'd made the trip sooner! The whole experience was terrific. The fish was among the... More 

Thank nyctexan2
Fairfield, Connecticut
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The food was wonderful, as was the service. We were a party of eight and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal: the duck was crispy, yet tender; the salmon was delicious;and the steak was prepared exactly to order. I look forward to a return visit.

Thank Elle42002
Litchfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Food was Great! Service was Great! Apps were Good! Great! Ordered French Fries! Wow! Lots of Fries! Had to bring some home!!

Thank candeegreen
Watertown, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The SWG certainly lived up to the expectations after reading all the positive reviews on line. The beer battered artichoke hearts and the very fresh fish made this an enjoyable dinner. The portions were very appropriate. We loved the rustic bar/dining area and will definitely return soon. Nice job SWG!!

Thank pfrap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 44
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Commons Dr, Route 202 at the Litchfield Bancorp Light, Litchfield, CT 06759-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Litchfield
  • Phone Number: +1 860-567-4900
The Saltwater Grille offers upscale seafood and NW Connecticut's best raw bar with steak house concepts. From delicious Oysters Alaska and our famous New England Clam Chowder to our signature Crab Cake and mouthwatering entrees, there are options for everyone. With five dining rooms, a sophisticated bar and lounge with fireplace, and a covered patio, there is a dining experience to suit most desires. Located just off Route 202 below the Litchfield Green, the Saltwater Grille provides an inviting, friendly dining experience. Named in Yankee Magazine's Best of New England 2014 and NY Times reviewed, Saltwater Grille is Litchfield Hills' premier seafood destination.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?