Poor service and timelines of food delivery to table. Took 20 minutes for appetizers to arrive after ordering and 30 minutes for meal to arrive after appetizers. Frustrating experience. Site beautifully decorated and warm. Will not return for a Holiday meal.
Great lunch outside! Good food and very nice service.
fresh salt is a great attractive restaurant on the water- can watch the boats and have a great lunch, etc
We met with our friends and we were all guests of Old Saybrook. Dinner was very good and so was breakfast. The servers and staff were very pleasant. However, one morning we had put in our order and over a 1/2 hour passed and we were told that they lost our order...
Fantastic restaurant! The food was amazing and the servers were excellent. I was very impressed and looking forward to another dinner.
We have been to Fresh Salt on several occasions and it is always good. We both had the lobster roll and it was excellent.
The entree choices are few, but all that we have had were wonderful. The shrimp (sold by piece) are also a great choice.
We have been back and we will do so again
Views of the marina was the best part of the dining experience. The service right from the hostess to the waitress was below satisfactory. Waitress never asked how our dinner was, never filled our glasses of water after asking numerous times. The hostess cleared wrong side of table after clearly telling her which table settings to clear. We started with the calamari, it was delicious. I had the salmon, my wife had the cioppino both lacked flavor. I guess you pay the high price for the view, because the food and service wasn't worth it.
Great location, food and service. Our waiter was very professional and the wine list was great. Chowder and sword fish were great. Price a little steep.
Everyone in our party of six enjoyed the experience.
The ocean view and comfortable seating was just the beginning. We ended up eating every single meal here while in Old Saybrook not just our 20th anniversary dinner. They offered a clear broth clam chowder which was amazing and the tuna avocado burger was award winning. I would recommend this restaurant for a casual lunch or a romantic amd or special occasion dinner. We are major foodies and it is rare to have every meal this exceptional.
The dinner was so amazing, we returned the next day for lunch.
Fresh Salt is a very comfortable and pretty place and in the warm weather, there is outdoor dining overlooking the marina - very nice.
The food in my experience is always good, and the service generally good also (it can get a bit slow when the place is crowded).
My only complaint is that the menu is somewhat small, and there have been times when I don't find anything there that jumps out at me.
My wife and I love brunch. We are always on the lookout for a new place to try. Fresh Salt did not disappoint. The food was fresh and delicious; the service was attentive and friendly. And the setting on the water was wonderful.
Service was fine. Decor is nautical theme with great woodwork since located on the water with a nice park nearby. The place offers spa, lodging, ball rooms, etc.
The food was a disappointment. Lobster roll was drowning in butter to the point that the bread disintegrated. My uncle had a shrimp dish, but the shrimp was tough and over cooked. Fiance had the brunch which was good but at $40 not including alcohol, equates to poor value.
Too bad, I wanted to like the place.
This was the first time we've experienced an inconsistent meal at Fresh Salt. Our meals were not at the level we have experienced several times before. Perhaps it had something to do with the limited menu and busyness of Valentines Day.
We arrived ready to order the lobster rolls for lunch (had them last fall, among the best on the coast). Walking through the Sunday morning brunch buffet room to get to the dining room, the spread was so impressive, it almost made us go for the buffet. This was our second time there - we'll be back again!
Came for the v-day brunch 12:30 pm resv. was seated at 12:33pm very nice table set up with a beautiful view of there marina and ct. river.The server was there to me all your needs and the brunch foods were all top shelf !Thanks for the great time.
We recommend Fresh Salt as an above average restaurant with very good food, good service and a nice atmosphere. The meal was a bit expensive but was better than most of the places we have eaten on the shoreline.
We enjoyed dinner out on Valentine's weekend. We had salmon which was very moist and melted in the mouth, seafood stew which was seasoned nicely and had great flavor. Overall we were not rushed and enjoyed our dinner in a nice setting.
We came here on a Saturday night while on an overnight at the inn and spa. At 7:30 it was packed. We were seated very close to the next table. The food was good, but the staff was overstretched. We found ourselves looking for our server several times during the evening. I would not go here again for dinner on a busy night. We had a drink at the bar earlier and that was fun and cozy. I could see having a bar menu meal. We also returned the next day for breakfast and were well taken care of.