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Fresh Salt

₹₹₹₹American, Seafood,
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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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

My family (5 of us) ate breakfast at Fresh Salt (at the Saybrook point inn & spa) and LOVED the food, the view and the service. My parents were staying for the night with their dog and they loved their dinner as well (they were...More

Thank pickytravellers2
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded today

Picky Travellers- Thank you for joining us last week! I'm glad you and your canine got to enjoy our outdoor dining during some good weather. It means so much to us that you shared your positive feedback on Trip Advisor! If there is every anything...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, daughter and I went to Fresh Salt for dinner Saturday night. First and foremost I must mention Nancy who provided the best service ever. We told her up front we wanted to take our time enjoy cocktails and relax. From that minute forward...More

Thank BooBoo18069
SaybrookPTGM, Director of Operations at Fresh Salt, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

BooBoo- It sounds like you had a fantastic birthday and Mother's Day celebration. Thank you so much for allowing us to play a part in your family's happiness, and for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor. If we didn't hear from you, we wouldn't get...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not that far off 95, in a very nice boutique hotel directly on the water, a great place to stop to eat or stay- and/or eat and take a walk, driving between Boston and NYC, or just a nice destination. Food is excellent - the...More

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

Tom- Thanks so much for stopping in! We get so much attention for our views of Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River that it's easy to forget that we're the perfect spot for a pit stop on a trip to Boston or New York....More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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 17 April 2018

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 4 weeks 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 12 April 2018

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 13 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 11 April 2018

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 6 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 2 April 2018 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 April 2018

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 23 March 2018

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 23 March 2018

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

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Absolutely, jeans are fine.
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Yes, All major credit cards accepted
16 September 2015|
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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
US$ 25 - US$ 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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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