The Litchfield Saltwater Grille

4.2
326 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
OPEN TUESDAY - SUNDAY 4-8PM FOR DINE-IN AND CARRYOUT! CALL OR GO TO OUR WEBSITE TO RSVP OR ORDER ONLINE!

The best seafood as well as great steaks, burgers and more. We offer the freshest raw and chilled seafood. Additionally, you will find options for those looking for chicken, vegan, or gluten free fare. A family friendly restaurant, Saltwater offers a children's menu for those under 12. Join us in one of our four dining rooms or out on Litchfield's largest porch and patio.

Support The Litchfield Saltwater Grille during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 326 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Loulou
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cajun scallops were over salty, seemed like they were cut in 1/2 as well, rice bland, veggies bland. Partners mango stir fry was mushy greens, mushrooms and carrots. Menu offers beets on salad for$3, my partner was denied this in his house salad. Used to be better years ago. Seems like they're offering to much and need to choose a path.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Went to dinner for Valentine’s Day with my husband. We were seated upstairs in what appear to be a concerted attic -dining space. It was very cold and didn’t appear to have heat up there. Took 40 minutes to get our appetizer. Steak was over cooked and had no flavor. Our waitress was amazing, I just wish the experience matched the great service we received.

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Bettyboop
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We go here every year for Valentine’s Day and every year we ask ourselves why? At this point it’s a tradition that we don’t want to break. We get sat upstairs where there are no decorations literally it looks like a place to store tables and tons of cob webs and it’s like a finished attic but not in a cool way. This year the food was a little better. Drinks are sub par. The only thing really great is the Tower which is raw seafood it is worth dealing with everything else. It is a small place where you long to feel known or appreciated instead of just another table that needs to be turned over.

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ParisT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was excellent
and the service was great 👍.
The meals ( appetizers, soup, salad) came out perfectly timed- never rushed.

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AgnesS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Saltwater Grille. I made a reservation for a Valentine’s Day dinner. My boyfriend wanted surf and turf and I wanted seafood. We definitely got exactly what we were looking for and more. The food was delicious. Service was great. The ambiance was wonderful too. We had no idea of what to expect when we arrived. We left very pleased, pleasantly satisfied!

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robertg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Area he sat was not very good upstairs cold no atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and our server seemed to know when we were ready for her right away.
Amazing food and service!

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is a nice place. The food was good, the service was good and the prices are reasonable. They have a Gluten Free menu too!

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geneg
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was cheery and efficient.
The food was delicious. We had two meals that were the specials of the evening. Both seafood dishes. The oysters and shrimp cocktail to start were amazing. The scallop and shrimp dish was an excellent choice as well. But the best was the desert brownie.
We suggest a table by the fireplace with a glass of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!

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vipZoli007
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service!

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vipHawk17
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ordered the Tuna. It was cut way too think and was plopped on a unappetizing soup of a sauce that was way too thick and congealed. I’ll stick to my favorites there, the Fish & Chips and the steak.

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Chels
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for date night with my husband and am already looking forward to coming back! My husband had the duck special and I had the grilled shrimp and lobster tail dinner, which were both great! Our waitress, Dana, was the sweetest!

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KathyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is consistently fresh, arranged with a flair and delicious! This was our second visit for a wine dinner and each item is unique, yet always pleasing to our varied tastes. Compliments to the owners, chef and staff for providing a wonderful experience!

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coachk
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We sat outside due to Covid which was fine - but there was zero decorations or ambience on the outdoor patio. Literally nothing. tables and chairs, that's it.
The food was good but not amazing. Our server was excellent.

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you for visiting, so glad you enjoyed the service. We have definitely cut back on all of our decorations as we have to disinfect everything every night, and more decorations means more disinfecting. And with it being such a tough time for small businesses as the governor requires us to be out of the building by 10 there just isn't time. We appreciate you coming out during Small Business Weekend. We hope you can visit again during more typical times.

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TimD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow, and the food was just ok. Don’t think I would go back

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Responded on November 22, 2020

I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. We are not used to receiving such low ratings, so I would love to learn what went wrong so we can gain some insight into your experience and learn how we missed the mark. I sincerely apologize that we did not meet your standards. Feel free to email me directly at litchfieldswg1@gmail Best, Brook

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KevinD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After a long day of hiking, the food was excellent. Many of us had the AHI Tuna which was minimally cooked as advertised with a nice pineapple topping, and the Halibut special was done just right. Crab cake appetizer had a nice sweet potato crust. The special cocktails were very tasty, particularly the spicy Margarita and the local blueberry vodka martini. The service was friendly and timely.

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Responded on November 22, 2020

Hi Kevin, Thanks so much for your thorough and positive review! We appreciate you choosing Saltwater Grille and hope to see you again soon! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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vipcourtm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere- sat inside but outside looked really nice, served by owner who was very nice. Wait staff super nice, good food, nice date night out - would 100% go back

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thanks Court for the positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Saltwater and hope to see you again soon! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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BobbyC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love going here, the food is wonderful, the staff is friendly. We usually do a couple appetizers and a salad with of course a cocktail or two. We can’t wait for their happy hour to return....

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thanks for being a return customer Bobby! We, too, can't wait for things to get a little more "back to normal." We appreciate your review and send wishes your way for a Happy Thanksgiving.

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vipflutegirl4
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A Dinner during Covid has different standards. We ate indoors because it was quite chilly outside and we felt quite safe, except for our server, whose mask kept falling below her nose. She was definitely the low point of our evening. She had no charm, was inattentive and inefficient.
The food was quite good. We started with the tuna and it was lovely. Our entree was the salmon with spinach and Parmesan ( we both had the same thing) and it was well-prepared, though it was heavy for me.
All in all a decent evening, as it was a birthday, it did not rise to the occasion.

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JPaulV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service in a cozy environment.

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thanks so much for visiting and your positive feedback! These are strange times for restaurants, so your support and feedback is encouraging to us all. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Just ok. Waitress disinterested in my food allergies. Pulling teeth to have her ask the kitchen if they had items
I could eat.

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Responded on November 22, 2020

Hi there, I am sorry to hear your experience was less than what you expected. Can I ask what your allergies are? We have a full gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian menu-- we definitely must be missing something, and would love any feedback to help us improve.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I’m sure it was Covid related but this was not a good experience. We were seated around 6:15 and didn’t get our dinners until 8pm. The dinners were cold, we had to send my sons’s Duck entree back because it was inedible. They offered to bring something else but we had waited so long for our dinners we just wanted to leave and stopped at McDonalds because he was starving. my swordfish special was tasteless and the baked potato and vegetables were cold. This was not inexpensive either!

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Nannettev
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was slow, but I can imagine that servers are just getting back up to speed with renewed COVID service...they also have a greater distance to cover with tables being spaced out.

The hawaiian plate was great, as were the oysters. The fried artichokes need some work. The artichoke interior was mushy and the outer batter did not have any flavor.

We did ask for inside seating on our reservation, and did not bring jackets. We were seated in the porch, which was okay. It was enrobed in plastic, but the doors had spaces on top where air was let in. They did have small heaters, so it was warm enough. But, I would have preferred indoors.

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Responded on November 22, 2020

HI Nannette, I am so sorry to hear that you were seated in an area less than preferable to your liking. We are not used to people choosing indoors nowadays, so we typically people put on the enclosed porch or patio as that is what people ask for. Whenever you make a reservation, just put a note on where you would like to sit and we will accommodate (inside/outside/quiet/etc.) Or if you are ever unhappy with where you are seated, let us know and we will do our best to move you.

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vipMichaelK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Would recommend the crabcakes and stuff sole.

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Margareth
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed eating dinner outside next to a comfy gas heater. Oysters and a glass of French rose. Perfect.

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Pooh
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. We had ahi tuna, salmon and oysters. And the wait staff were great. Planning on returning because the food was so good. Unfortunately the atmosphere/ambiance was a little strange. Not sure if it was due to COVID but the layout inside was cut up and the lighting was bad. Outside was a lot better but obviously that won’t work in Winter. Next time I’ll get a high top in the bar area and not have expectations for a “romantic” dinner.

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Bubba
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very Good experience, wait staff friendly and helpful. Nice relaxing music. The only negative was the fish wasn't cooked all the way and had to go back to finish cooking.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We sat for about 15/20 minutes before anyone even came over to us and that was only because I grabbed one of the servers to let them know no one had been over to us. Food was ok nothing spectacular and I put online reservation that it was my anniversary- overall pretty disappointed and won’t be back

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Pittstop
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always tasteful and well served. Being outside right now is a plus

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Davidd
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It took 40 minutes to get our appetizer which was shrimp cocktail. Other patrons came in after us ordered got their appetizers and salads before we got our appetizer. The food is very good just our wages seemed frazzled and unintentive. We skipped dessert basically because we didn't have the time to wait. We had it over an hour ride just to get home

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Melinda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. Lacks a little in the atmosphere category but we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place that always feels very welcome and friendly while you still get a fine dining experience. A favorite of ours!

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Responded on November 22, 2020

Happy 6th year anniversary! We will always find a space for you! Thanks for returning, and we appreciate you choosing us.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blackened swordfish was amazing! The service was excellent and I'll definitely go back!

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KathyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the wine, food, impeccable service and ambiance! This restaurant consistently delivers in every aspect. Bravo!!!

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DonM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saltwater Grill is one of our favorite restaurants. We now live in FL but always make a point of having dinner there whenever we are back in CT.

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You can order delivery directly from The Litchfield Saltwater Grille using the Order Online button. The Litchfield Saltwater Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 567-4900.

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille is rated 4.2 stars by 326 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.