I was excited going to Fresh Salt for the first time mainly because my daughter is getting married at the Saybrook Inn in the fall. I was very impressed with the friendly staff and the food was great. I loved the atmosphere. We had a great table near the window but I think any table would have had a good view.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Wonderful Experience!
Two friends and I had dinner at Fresh Salt to celebrate a birthday. The service was great, the food was excellent and reasonably priced. It was raining that evening so we didn't wander around outside as much as we would have liked. We enjoyed everything so much that I made a reservation for brunch in June...to celebrate another birthday!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was very creative, the food was delicious and our waitress Christine was excellent. We hope to return another time when in the area.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everythin was outstanding. The ambiance, the service and the food were spectacular. Do not miss the lobster roll with butter!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent outdoor dining
There are few good restaurants with water views in the shoreline area. This is one of them. The menu had an excellent choice of seafood and other dishes. The outdoor seating overlooking the marina was great. Even though a wedding was going on, it did not detract from the setting. We will definitely be bringing others back for dinner
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun and Food
Really enjoyed our visit........the chef was great with special orders due to restrictions,,,,,,,,,our waitress was super and nothing was impossible.......each request was greeted with a smile........my wife's 70th birthday and we all enjoyed..........I have been critical of this restaurant in the past.......they have resolved the issues of food quality and service enthusiasm and it is now special. We shall return on father's day.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our brunch at Fresh Salt. The food was delicious, although I was disappointed that there was no more beef when we went to the carving station. It had looked delicious when we were getting our salads. Nice selection of food, but a bit pricey. Most expensive meal we have had so far, and we've had a few wonderful dinners that I would rate higher food-wise. I will definitely visit Fresh Salt again, but probably not for the brunch.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service, great food, and ambiance. It doesnt get better than this!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
Very good food and service, however pricey. Wonderful location with a lovely view. Definitely would recommend it to a friend. Over all, a wonderful dining experience.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Wife and I wanted some
My Wife and I wanted some place special to celebrate our anniversary, and, for the second year in a row, Fresh Salt was the place. Their menu features slightly different preparations as well as "typical" fare, and the bar staff, wait staff, and food itself were all outstanding. We ate outside, overlooking the marina and getting the sea breeze that more than neutralized the heat and humidity.
It's a great view, and the low-key ambiance in spite of the crowd was just what we were looking for.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Salt is a lovely restaurant
Fresh Salt is a lovely restaurant housed in the SayBrook Point Inn and Spa. We met some friends and we all enjoyed the delicious lobster Salad. Our server was also friendly and timely with our drinks, bread and meals. Their menu options are limited for lunch and they do not offer a separate gluten free menu. However, the server explained that the chef would work with the customer should they have food allergies or require a specific change. Overall a pleasant lunch and would definitely eat there again. They do offer outdoor dining but given the 95F weather we chose to eat indoors.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Salt a Fresh Find!
Short and sweet: Terrific food, attentive pleasant service (even when SUPER crowded), great management (worked hard to meet some requests I had), beautiful location. This place has it all.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drove down from a conference I was attending in Providence, to meet my parents for dinner. It was definitely worth the treatment! The food was fantastic. My father said that his cioppino was the best sea food that he has had in years (and he is from Ameila Island, Florida - so he knows fresh sea food!). My sweet corn chowder was unlike anything I have had before, and highly recommended. Try to reserve a table near the windows, or out on the deck to take advantage of the view of the harbor and the Sound.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun at the shore
Lunch at Fresh Salt over the weekend was charming and relaxing. The staff was exceptionally personable and the food was very, very good. It would be lovely place to go when the weather gets a little cooler and eat outside with a view of the Long Island Sound. Meanwhile eating inside at a table by the windows is equally appealing. No one rushed us despite the fact that the Inn was very busy because of at least two weddings and summer vacationers
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening with friends
Food very good and location is excellent.
Too many menus made selection confusing.
Would definitely eat there again
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
outdoor dining with scenic views
Lovely summer menu and beautiful scenic views. This restaurant did not check our reservation ( never even looked after I told them we had one) and seated diners as they arrived. I would have preferred different seating, per request, but the hostess was absent from her station and various people seemed to try to step in. Although everything else including the service was lovely, the first impression is a bit chaotic and disorganized. Nonetheless, we would go back to this restaurant.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic evening
We had a fantastic evening at Fresh Salt! The view outside on the patio was amazing and the food was delicious!
Loved the atmosphere.... Fun, with live music!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Excellent Excellent!
Totally enjoyed this evening. Food and service was excellent. Menu has a wide selection...loved the paella and the cioppino...will come again!
Bar could be more generous with the pourings but good bartenders are hard to find!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had several meals on two stays at Saybrook and both times the food was outstanding. Seafood dishes do not disappoint. For breakfast try the pancakes...for dinner the seafood pasta was awesome.
No downside here...great upscale marina resort feel. Rooms are ver spacious.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service any time
Excellent service any time of day. Terriffic waitstaff. Food is fresh and excellent. The couple we were with were very impressed and they eat out seversl tines a week.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch on a Sunday
Went to brunch here on a Sunday. Enjoyed it very much. Just wish there was eggs benedict. We were trying to make up for a terrible dinner at another location where I had celebrated my birthday. Fresh Salt did not disappoint.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't Miss Eating Spot
All I can say is that I did not expect what I received. I live in Manhattan and definitely did not expect such excellent cuisine in Connecticut. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner and immensely enjoyed each meal. The food and ambience is excellent. I highly recommend Fresh Salt to anyone in Old Saybrook. Go. You won't regret it.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outdoor dining was perfect
The outdoor dining was perfect for a late summer day. The presentation was lovely, and the food delicious. It was a birthday celebratory lunch, and Salt made it more festive.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress, Liz was fantastic.
Our waitress, Liz was fantastic. Very attentive but not over bearing. Selected one of the restaurant's signature dishes and it was excellent. Cheese cake and fruit dessert was the best I had in a long time. Definitely will return.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh, fresh, fresh
Delicious fresh fish....right from the sea in front of you. Wonderful, knowledgable wait staff. Had a terrific Labor Day dinner.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant Waterfront Dining
My sister from NJ and I from NH enjoyed a memorable meal at Fresh Salt. We had a wonderful view of the harbor waterfront! Our waitress Nancy had just the right blend of friendliness and professionalism. I started to unwind with a Fresh Salt Martini with made with a blueberry and mint infusion and my sister enjoyed a large pour of Pinot Grigio. We started our meal with a selection of local oysters for me and mussels with frites for my sister. Both were wonderful! Both of us then enjoyed a very tasty yellowfin tuna on a sticky rice cake. We finished with cappuccinos and shared a beautiful and tasty baked alaska. We had a very relaxing unrushed dinner. I would recommend Fresh Salt to anyone in the area even if not staying in the lovely hotel.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Old Salt Liked the Fresh Salt
I live on the shoreline and I've been to several well known restaurants in the area. Fresh Salt was the best so far. I had a salade nicoise with seared tuna. Everything about this very substantial luncheon platter was delightful. The tuna was seasoned perfectly and the dressing was not overpowering. I got to the bottom of my plate and realized, with disappointment, that I was done. Not that I could have eaten more, but I enjoyed it so. Of course the outdoor seating is beautiful - conducive for talking or for gazing. I want to come back - brunch, lunch or dinner - if it is as consistently well prepared as my meal was, then it's all good. Thank you.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Brunch Beauty
This was a special occasion with friends to celebrate several milestones and it did not disappoint! The view is just beautiful and the interior of the restaurant is warm and comfortable. The food was excellent, food preparers were friendly and at the ready for fresh made foods. The selection was excellent and the price is very reasonable. The only slight, and it was very slight, negative was that our server, while extremely nice and very attentive, did not initially instruct us on their brunch selections, when to go up, etc. Now, being a pretty “brunch savvy” group, we were ok with it, but if we were first timers, it would have been nice to have had some introduction.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal my wife said it was very GRIZZLY did not want to complaine we were with another couple
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dinner made even
Delicious dinner made even better by our wonderful waitress.
She was knowledgable re menu selection and wine list.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary. I recommended it to a friend to go on their anniversary just a day after. It was special and VERY good... It is on the high end of dining and is not a place that we can go often, but it is a special place to go when we want to celebrate a special occasion. We loved it.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Sunday Brunch
Our third time here for Sunday Brunch but we have been here for a wedding and for lunch and just for a drink at the bar. All the dishes were exceptional and we especially love all the different salads but were a little disappointed at no raw bar this time although there were shrimp. The desserts to please all tastes were not quite up to par as our previous visits. They'd had a large party in one of the regular rooms so this may have affected the offerings and we had to travel a little further to get to the food. Overall though I'd give it a great rating. We've only been in the summertime but I bet it is quite cozy in the fall/winter season!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Restaurant In Saybrook!
Brought our company from other states to The Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn
and they were so delighted with not only the
atmosphere but loved the lobster. All the ladies took a different Lobster dish and enjoyed it to the limits! One NYC resident
truly enjoyed the Lobster Roll lunch as he has eaten at the best places in the city. The other man chose a bowl of the CT (New England) Clam Chowder as he didn't want to miss out on this specialty of the area, saying you have to come to CT to get the real deal! He shared with his wife & daughter as he was well satisfied and wanted them to see what he was talking about! Thank you
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really like Fresh Salt, but I think I like it more for the service and the view than for the food. It is SO pretty, and the staff are wonderful. The food is fine. Doesn't knock my socks off, but I'll go back so I can sit on the porch and watch the water...
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fabulous, the
The food was fabulous, the view breathtaking and our waitress, Kim, superb.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sunday brunch was very good and we wernt rushed
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful Sunday Brunch
We and friends are regulars for Sunday brunch. We request Nancy as our server as she is very accommodating, pleasant and helpful. The food is consistently excellent and there are some variations each time. There is an omelette station, crepe station, carving table and pasta station. Food is fresh and nicely presented. There is a large dessert selection with everything being as good as it looks. Request a window table for a nice view (otherwise, the windows are small and it's difficult to enjoy the water/boat view).
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, Service, and Atmosphere... Thanks You...
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Dining Experience
Fresh Salt was our pick to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed a bottle of wonderful wine, Pinot Noir, and moved right into the entrees. The Braised Beef and Filet Mignon were both excellent! Done to perfection, with an out of this world flavor, we enjoyed both! The Braised Beef had pasta and vegetables and the Filet came with asparagus. We added Parmesan Risotto, which was also excellent. Chocolate Gelato and coffee completed our meal. We enjoyed the beautiful views and ambience of Fresh Salt once again! It is our special, go-to place!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary date
We had a wonderful lunch for our anniversary. Beautiful October day and we sat right outside by the water looking at all the boats and enjoying the fresh salt air! (No pun intended!) One of us had a lobster roll and the other a wonderful gourment panini and both were delicious. The wine was wonderful. Definitely a favorite place and we will be back!!
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lots of celebrating!
We celebrated an 80th birthday, a 7 year wedding anniversary, and a 20 year anniversary all in one night. the bday celebration was a surprise and the staff at fresh salt helped us pull it off without a hitch. The staff bent over backwards to make our evening perfect!
We will recommend Fresh Salt to everyone!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular views, charming nooks as you enter this restaurant with breathtaking views! The waitstaff takes a personal interest, and they are smiling- obviously they enjoy being there! The food choices for the Sunday brunch were bountiful and amazingly delicious- as we visited the brunch area a few times! Nice opportunity to have delightful conversations with the cooking staff, and other patrons while walking through the Inn. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and drove to old saybrook for brunch- will look into spending a night at this glorious, picturesque Inn and Spa in the future!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall we found the food to be a little inconsistent. The plating was absolutely beautiful, but the actual food didn't always live up to the glorious plating. The broth of my Cioppino was a little flat. The crispy calamari was cooked perfectly, but the"spicy" marinara sauce which accompanied the dish was not spicy at all. The salads were delicious and fresh. The desserts delicious.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
My son and I had a fantastic lunch last week at Fresh Salt. We were seated outside and the view of the marina was very nice. The food was fantastic as well as the service. We will definitely be back!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Server was very attentive. Filet and seafood were delicious. Beautiful setting.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
An excellent restaurant
We stayed at the Saybrook Point Inn for five days and planned to eat at their restaurant, Fresh Salt, a couple of nights. The food, service, and ambiance was so good that we ate there every night. The chef's presentations were eye catching and the entree selections we're were nicely varied and prepared exactly as requested. Their selections were somewhat pricey, but reasonable for the quality and dining experience received. We will definitely be coming back.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a special restaurant... part of a special place... every part created and executed to achieve more than superior customer expectation - that is a special experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful - all the way around
This was a special birthday dinner for a friend. We arrive a little early and sat in the lounge to enjoy a drink and the beautiful view while there was still daylight. We then moved into the dining room with a wonderful view and near the fireplace. The drinks were creative and diverse, the food was super fresh and well prepared. The ambiance was terrific. All and all it was an amazing evening and dinner. We will definitely be back!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Ladies Night Out
This was not my first visit but it was my first "Ladies Night" - what a delight! Well attended, terrific menu offerings and drink specials. Attentive and effective service and a lovely view of the water. All in all a splendid evening out with friends. Looking forward to my next visit.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday night out
Met friends for dinner. The food was excellent and the waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Great service and good food, what more can you ask for.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM