Aspen Restaurant

4.6
1212 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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1shortguy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
22 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.

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SueE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends were in town from Hawaii. It was the first time we had seen one other in two years. They were thrilled to get their fix of the delicious New England Chowder at Aspen. I actually think they were swooning over it, to be honest! I had the salmon with dill sauce. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the crispy potatoes quickly demolished between all of us. For someone who normally does not care for broccoli rabe, I was pleasantly surprised! Our server, ( I am sorry, I wish I had gotten her name-beautiful woman with gorgeous gold earrings) was efficient, hospitable, and gracious. I highly recommend Aspen-atmosphere, service, and food!

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with very attentive staff and scrumptious food!

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MarkA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If there were a hall of fame for veal osso bucco, then this dish would be in it. You'll never taste better than this earthy tender, comforting, savory dish. It's Tier-1.

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EricB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. This restaurant is always consistent!

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vipNYtoCATraveler
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, excellent service!

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JRanalli
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant that served gluten free meal choices for a friend whose birthday we were celebrating. This restaurant had several scrumptious choices and we really enjoyed everything we tried. The roasted butternut squash salad was really yummy- enough to split between two. We also tried the lobster bolognese which was really delicious and the Wagyu strip steak which was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The raspberry bomb for dessert completed a perfect meal. Our waitress was very attentive and not at all intrusive. Atmosphere was simple yet elegant, warm and inviting. I will definitely be back.

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vipMiniMom
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Andrew at the Bar was great. Fabulous recommendations for food. The Shrimp Dumplings were beyond amazing! The burger was awesome too. A must try!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was well prepared; tasty with nothing extreme.

The service was exceptional! Our server, Joe, was knowledgeable and friendly, helpful and not at all overbearing. He was aware of and responsive to our needs without being ‘in our faces’. Very professional.

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ROBERTO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We spent about 3 hours on dinner which was way to long. Our servers were delightful, but I suspect that the kitchen was overwhelmed.
Our shrimp dumpling appetizer was quite good.

As to my dinner, my tuna was cold. The broccoli rabe was luke warm when it arrived and the pasta was a sticky glob without any seasoning or butter. I only ate it becasue I needed to have the carbs.

My wife enjoyed her steak and salad even though the salad description led her to believe it would be something different.

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DaleU
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very efficient and friendly wait staff. Pleasant environment.. No rush to clear table or turn over table. Drinks and food excellent. Highly recommend the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice menu and wine list.

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vipBarbara
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Before theater dinner w friends. All the food was delicious except 1 steak dinner ordered medium rare was too over cooked per our guest and a little tough. Salmon dinners and my burger were great. The restaurant was crowded and noisier than I expected because we were eating early I thought, but appeared to be peak for Old Saybrook (5:30-7). Apps and soup were wonderful as was sticky toffee pudding! Great waitstaff too. We’ll be back; I’ll recommend he order rare next time.

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Ronzo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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dbef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have eaten there several times and food is excellent

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ElizabethW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for lunch with a friend and we were so pleased that the waitress did not rush us with ordering or dining. The clam chowder was excellent, the fish sandwich was just OK -a little too much breading. We loved the ambiance and look forward to returning for dinner when the the fireplace is going. The tables were spaced nicely and everything was immaculate. Will return soon!!

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vipGloBo
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Four for dinner on a sunday night. Quiet after several diners left at 8 p.m. Moderate noise before. Lovely room with comfortable seating. Service excellent and attentive.

One "lighter fare" order of short ribs was enough for dinner... peruvian chicken breast with mashed potatoes good but could have had more spice/flavor. Stonington Scalops (4) with pasta beautifully prepared and served. Tasty. Another person had a dumpling appetizer. Drinks were large. Bread was delicious. Too full for dessert.

Recommend.

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vipgoodfood
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was terrific. Service was great. But I made the reservation for under the tent, thinking if it was cold there would probably be a heater. There was not and there was no room indoors. I won’t make that mistake again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Aspen to celebrate a special birthday and had an outstanding time! The outdoor ambiance was lovey and the service was spot-on. The butternut squash soup was perfect and the cranberry/goat cheese and mesclun salad with grilled salmon was scrumptious. It was our first visit and I look forward to returning. I would gladly recommend this gem in Old Saybrook!

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ReynaldoR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu- fresh proteins and vegetables; served hot and cooked at perfect temps. Great apps and entrée selections. Can't wait to return again! Service team was outstanding; just the right amount of attention.

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AnthonyC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat outside where that waitress was very friendly. My salmon was very good cooked judt the way I ordered. Desert was to fie for!

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BeverlyM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside under spacious tent. Enjoyed grilled romaine salad-a must try! They split that order for us into individual servings which was considerate. Tried the lobster bolognese. Very filling and available in a half size. Simply delicious!

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vipExcellent
New England
117 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal. Wagu steak was delicious and mussels appetizer as well. Service was very good as well. First visit to Aspen was a very pleasurable one

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go!

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always “on”
We have decided special family occasions’ reservations need to be made at Aspen.

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vipGerriL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aspen always pleases. The food is perfect as is the wait staff. I've never been disappointed.

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vipJoananne
New England
66 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We introduced friends to Aspen and they loved it. Our server Joe made it a special evening. Thank you!

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EugeneW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Staff was pleasant, welcoming, and attentive. Service was just right. Our salad and entree were excellent, well prepared. Ambiance was not romantic, however. Good dollar value overall.

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JjanetW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Slow seevice

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JBhh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

4 overcooked scallops with a small scoop of fried rice for $40. Food was mediocre with pricing of a 5 star restaurant

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Dolo
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were all,4 of us, were impressed with Aspen. We all would go back again.

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vipCash
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

GREAT NIGHT SERVICE WAS GOOD AND FOOD EXCELLENT. Drinks were very good as well.

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DavidVH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aspen was a fun happening place with good food. It was quite loud because of an active bar scene

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gdgd
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding !!! Will definitely go back

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TSSESK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meals. Kristin was an excellent server.

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paulb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner! We’ll definitely dine here again.

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 4.6 stars by 1212 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.