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Best American Restaurants in Old Saybrook


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A photo of The Essex restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 7 times today
"The Essex" is a top-notch American cuisine restaurant located in Connecticut that's renowned for its innovation, sophistication, and exceptional flavors. Patrons highly praise the creativity of the executive chef, Colt Taylor, describing him as an artist extraordinaire who has honed his skills under the finest chefs across the US. This culinary mastery is reflected in dishes like the king salmon Gravlax, lobster fricassee, and innovative desserts like the candy bar dessert. Reviewers additionally applaud the attentive, friendly service that truly makes guests feel special. Notably, The Essex strikes a perfect balance between portion size and deliciousness, allowing the patrons to fully enjoy their dining experience. The restaurant's delicious food, exceptional service, and innovative menu positions it as one of the best American cuisine restaurants on the CT shoreline.
A photo of Aspen Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 10 times today
Aspen Restaurant is renowned for its outstanding contemporary American cuisine, as evidenced by numerous reviews praising its culinary creativity and flavor proficiency. Reviewers rave about the expansive menu that includes beautifully-presented entrees, from butternut squash soup, to beef short ribs, duck and wild boar. The restaurant consistently delivers a dining experience marked by excellent service, as noted by diners, many of whom promise repeat visits. Beyond the main dishes, Aspen offers deserts so good that they have been described as “worthy of ordering again”. Despite a slight negative comment about the price, the overall consensus attests that the food at Aspen Restaurant is well worth it. A fantastic place that brings you an extraordinary dining experience with great food and service.
A photo of Liv's Oyster Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 35 times today
Liv's Oyster Bar is highly regarded for its excellence in seafood cuisine, earning rave reviews from numerous satisfied customers. The establishment consistently delivers a fantastic dining experience, offering a wide range of seafood dishes that are always perfectly cooked. Their fresh seafood, especially oysters and scallops, are notable favorites among patrons. The Seafood Fried Rice dish, brimming with lobster, and their signature mussels have also been highly praised. Customers also commend the restaurant's outstanding service. Whether you're local or just visiting the Old Saybrook area, Liv's Oyster Bar is a must-visit for seafood connoisseurs.
A photo of Penny Lane Pub restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 15 times today
Penny Lane Pub is a cherished staple of American cuisine, frequently lauded by patrons for its exceptional service and delicious food. The menu variety is praised, accommodating a wide range of dietary requirements including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Various reviews point to the staff’s professionalism, friendliness, and their attention to detail, whether it’s an excellent booth upon arrival or extra chips for the table. Delighting diners with meals like burgers, baby back ribs, fish and chips, and crab cakes, the dishes echo the essence of American food. With a welcoming outdoor setup and a cozy atmosphere, Penny Lane Pub offers a truly delightful dining experience.
A photo of Fresh Salt restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 58 times today
Fresh Salt is a gem of a restaurant that frequently leaves diners raving about its excellent seafood cuisine. Situated with a picturesque view of the marina, Fresh Salt offers an unforgettable dining experience. Customers frequently praised the restaurant's seafood dishes, particularly the cioppino – a seafood stew that many proclaim as the "best meal they've had". Reviews also highlight the impeccable service, with a staff described as "knowledgeable", "efficient", and "attentive", further enhancing the dining experience. Despite the high-end dining atmosphere, the portion sizes at Fresh Salt are also very generous, offering excellent value for the quality of the food. Patrons have also highlighted the freshness and quality of the ingredients, making this restaurant a must-visit for all seafood lovers.
A photo of Café Routier restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Westbrook
Booked 12 times today
Café Routier, a long-established gem on the Connecticut coast, showcases the essence of good American cuisine. With a reputation for creatively blending American regional food, seasonal offerings, and reliable favorites, the restaurant continually receives high praise and hearty recommendations from patrons. Their perfect blend of innovative and delectable dishes like the Camp Trout, the Mexican Chopped Salad with grilled shrimp and the roasted duck, are testament to their culinary prowess. Exceptional service, a warm ambiance, and an often-changing menu that always impresses and surprises, further adds to the Café Routier's appeal. As one reviewer aptly put, "Every meal has been excellently prepared and creative, served by well-trained staff projecting competence without arrogance. Highly recommended." Regardless of the occasion, Café Routier never fails to deliver great tasting food and is considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in southeastern CT.
A photo of Luigi's Restaurant - Old Saybrook restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 6 times today
Luigi's Restaurant in Old Saybrook is highly applauded for its exquisite Italian cuisine. Customers rave about their flawless dining experience, stating everything is "perfect from start to finish". The restaurant has successfully managed to blend old-world charm with modern customer attention, resulting in an all-around outstanding menu. It's a renowned landmark, with locals expressing immense joy at its reopening, reinforcing its importance in the community. With a commendable wine list and beers on tap supplementing the superb food, Luigi's offers a holistic dining experience. As one pleased diner noted, "There's nothing on the menu to avoid". Indeed, Luigi's represents the epitome of authentic Italian dining.
A photo of Little Pub- Old Saybrook restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 6 times today
Little Pub- Old Saybrook is highly recommended for its exemplary American cuisine. The outstanding food and service consistently impress the patrons. Diners describe the food as "light and delicious" and rave about the "great appetizers and burgers" as well as "excellent pub-type food". The restaurant also caters to special dietary needs with a dedicated gluten-free menu. They offer an "interesting menu" with dishes like ahi tuna tacos, hot honey chicken sandwich, and Thai salmon salad which are all cooked to perfection. The staff is personable and attentive with a readiness to offer fantastic recommendations. The great food and excellent service in a cozy, rustic, and kid-friendly atmosphere make it the best place in Old Saybrook.
A photo of The Griswold Inn restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Essex
Booked 10 times today
The Griswold Inn, an exemplary American cuisine restaurant, is prided for its impeccable service, atmospheric dining experience and outstanding food variety, as mentioned by numerous satisfied customers. Their menu showcases a vast array of traditional dishes, including their acclaimed Signature New England Clam Chowder and their renowned 1776 Brand Sausage Sampler. The Griswold Inn offers a distinct blend of authenticity and delight, receiving high praise for their 'excellent food and service', with one reviewer highlighting, 'the food was delicious'. This restaurant's exceptional standard and irreplaceably warm atmosphere make it a cherished part of American culinary history.
A photo of Old Lyme Inn restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Old Lyme
Old Lyme Inn is cherished by many for its delightful American cuisine. Located in the historic town of Lyme, the restaurant boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere that is accentuated by its artistic and vintage charm. Patrons laud the restaurant for its diverse menu, creative decor, and terrific jazz, making it a favorite dining destination. Reviews underscore the stellar service, with one guest celebrating it as "always amazing and attentive". The food is consistently praised as "fabulous", "delectable", and "delicious", demonstrating Old Lyme Inn's commitment to culinary excellence. Whether you're seeking an enchanting jazz brunch or an unforgettable afternoon tea, Old Lyme Inn promises a feast for both the palate and the senses.
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