Aspen Restaurant

4.7
1241 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Aspen Restaurant Voted Best New Restaurant for 2009 by Connecticut Magazine.
A premiere destination dining experience, serving contemporary american cuisine with global accents.
Aspen Restaurant is Located on 2 main street in Old Saybrook,CT.
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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PaulD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent....................

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martinc
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy atmosphere, a bit noisy but it was a full house. The service was outstanding the food, Osso Buco and Scallops was not only perfectly cooked and delicious, it was presented beautifully. The appetizer was a flat bread with duck confit and beacon jam among other ingredients, was out of this world in both presentation and flavor.
Very reasonably priced for the spectacular food and service.

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BertrandD
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall experience was average. Somewhat disappointing because Aspen was recommended to us - very strongly - as an outstanding restaurant. I will be hesitant to recommend Aspen to a friend. If I do, it is with reticence and let him/her ultimately decide for themselves.

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Tennyson
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have consistently excellent experiences at Aspen - it's our go-to spot for family celebrations. Comfortable atmosphere, fantastic waitstaff, and fabulous food!

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DebbieB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten at Aspen many times snd have never been disappointed…great food, great service!

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Cindy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food was very good too. Nice, enjoyable night for our family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was attentive. The food and attention to detail was magnificent. The atmosphere and energy of the restaurants was celebratory.

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ChrisB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Loud and felt a bit rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. An excellent place to visit for a celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, staff was friendly and the service was overall very good no complaints! Will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed NYE dining at the Aspen. I loved the lobster bisque with chunks of lobster & a hint of sherry. The short ribs were fork tender! Hubby also devoured his salmon and Junior’s cheesecake dessert. My only advice would be to add some background music and maybe space tables a bit further apart because the high ceilings make the noise level a bit much.

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BRUCEF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class all the way - food - sevice - atmosphere - no noise issues - clean - great selection - selection- professional staff - 5 stars !!
Bruce Farmer

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance! An excellent spot to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The clam chowder, the shrimp dumplings, veal osso bucco, and lobster bolognese were standouts. The sticky toffee pudding is a must have. An excellent meal all around. We will be back again!

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Daruma
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb, extremely helpful service, although a bit overtaxed that night. Imaginative menu with all courses very well prepared.

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vipCraigC
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new restaurant find for us in Old Saybrook. Lively atmosphere with great food and service (Kate our server was as wonderful).

We definitely will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a wonderful meal and service at Aspen. The staff made our Christmas Eve very special.

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vippostna
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Christmas Eve. Regular menus which I favor. Christine was so pleasant and cheerful. Food and service consistently good. Love the bread pudding desert.

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LindaE
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was especially well done the food was terrific and I felt like a very intimate environment.

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TSSESK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food!! Caitlin was a great server- provided great service throughout the meal!

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vipMissJudith
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebration. Food was delicious as always. We had the tuna, and the octopus appetizers. Stonington scallops with lobster on sticky rice was delicious. Husband loved his salmon entree. Wine was properly chilled. Joseph M. was a professional, polished server, as well as fun personality.

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Tennyson
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aspen is consistently one of our favorite places to gather for family celebrations. The service and food are both fantastic! It's a social atmosphere without being loud - comfortable for at-table conversations. We're already planning to return next month.

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Daninal
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The waitress was very attentive and friendly. The food looked good but lacked in flavor. Not sure if it’s because we got there later in the evening but it was just ok.

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MarkD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seevice qas geeat as well as the food a bit on the pricey side but the level of the food makes it a decent value.

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Friends
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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KathiJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, accommodating staff, nice atmosphere and excellent food. A very pleasant dining experience! will be back soon!

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Carolb
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our server was lovely, menu average, but not exciting. the canned music was so loud it ruined our lunch. decor left us cold. too bad.

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vipCharlesW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Continues to be one of the best restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service! One of our favorite restaurants!

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vipJude
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Food excellent. Will be back.

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Southernbellefoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and even better service, I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Aspen is one of our favorite date night restaurants. The food and ambiance is always great.

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CurtisB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was delicious and the staff are awesome!

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SusanM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch. Have been there many times. The good and service are wonderful!

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vipPackard40
New England
54 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy restaurant. Food is always good and prepared with style. Staff is very friendly

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Tuteygirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment that we entered the restaurant to the time that we left (after 2-1/2 hours), the service was top notch. The host took great care in reserving a table by a window for our special dinner with friends. The waiter, Joe, was fun, engaging, and super attentive. The food was delicious, well presented, and the lighter portions left room for desserts and coffee. When the room is full, the sound is bit loud. But, it made for a festive environment.

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ROBERTO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My wife really enjoyed her steak and trimmings.

On the other hand, while the cut of my tuna was wonderful, the so-called wasabi was too cream, not tasteful and presented all over the plate. The potatoes and bok choy were unseasoned/plain to a fault and lacked any taste.

Additionally, the appetizer, chicken egg rolls were very good, but lacked a non-creamy soy-type alternative dipping sauce. The dessert was rich and delicious, but poorly presented and lacking in real whipped cream.

This is just my own opinion. I would come again, but ask for many modifications or completely change my order.

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1shortguy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date… With my wife of 48 years. About Joe, the waiter: Knowledgeable & PATIENT. He is going to CT waiter heaven.

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vipFoodLover
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tenderloin and osso bucco. Joe was great.

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Lewrose2
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant was crowded and noisy. Food was excellent as always. Our waitress was very accommodating, knowledgeable about the food and very pleasant. Service was a little slow, probably due to the large Saturday night crowd. Overall I still give Aspen 5 stars due to the high quality of the food. Everyone in our group raved about their dishes.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Aspen Restaurant using the Order Online button. Aspen Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 395-5888.

Aspen Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.