A premiere destination dining experience, serving contemporary american cuisine with global accents.
Aspen Restaurant is Located on 2 main street in Old Saybrook,CT.
Lobster and Bacon Fried Rice, Sweet Soy
Cocoa and Soy-Braised Short Rib
Purple Potato Pure, Sunflower Seed-Parsley Gremolata, Jus
Apricot Glazed Berkshire Pork Chop
Haricot Verts, Crispy Fingerling Potatoes, Demi-Glace
Excellent main menu with a somewhat limited dessert menu. The service was fantastic.
Son took his GF there for National Girlfriends Day, said everything from service to food was great
Great food as always. Proportions are spot on always. Service was great. We have never been disappointed at Aspen. Only issue and a major one for us is that they do not offer any childrens menu or child portions. While they offer a smaller plates option, they are not kid friendly at all.
First time eating outdoors at Aspen. Difficult to create ambience in a parking lot, but it was pleasant and tables were well spaced. We have always found the food excellent and this summer menu was no exception.
Always superb food, spirits and service. Very enjoyable. Never disappointed!
Not vegetarian friendly. Order had ham when requested no meat. Too late to reorder another meal.
This is a great restaurant. The food is always good and consistent. Join the club and once you spend $500 you get a $35 gift card to use toward your next dinner. Love eating outside. Service was great along with the cocktails and dinners !! Don't miss it !!
Went back for second night in a row with friends. Another winner. Don’t miss an opportunity this summer.
Excellent food. Service was very good! Looking forward to going again when we get back up that way.
First dining at Aspen indoors since COVID-19 onset. Great new menu, and a very enjoyable time. Will be back soon.
Dined outside. Everything was great. Love the menu. Priced Reasonably. Lobster Bolognese is to die for and tuna was superb. well done!
We sat outdoors due to COVID. It was quiet.
The food was excellent. Kate was our server and she was very gracious and attentive. We will be back.
Yeah, they brought back the Bread Pudding for dessert. I ordered that first, yummy chocolate chip. Light and airy, not like other restaurant's dense heavy recipes. Now down to the rest. Great outdoor seating. Some under a tent, some not. All get shade during the evening. And even though it was in a parking lot, the view of the Saybrook Country Barn with it's old fashioned buildings and nice landscaping made it enjoyable. Hope they keep the outside option when this virus goes away. Food was perfect. My husband said it was the best he's had in a while. And the service was perfect. LOVE THIS PLACE!
Birthday dinner was great!
My sisters Anniversary
We dined outdoors due to COVID, but they set the tables very well. We were seated promptly, drinks were great and everyone enjoyed their meals. Our server was also very good and took good care of us.
All good except asked for tuna to be sent back & seared and they did it well done. Due to the CV, I just let it be but it really could have been avoided. Usually great meal and it was excellent service but things are difficult during these times.
Very nice summer dinner under a pretty tent. :)
My husband and I went to Aspen to celebrate our 31st anniversary. The food, drinks, and service were outstanding! We are both gluten free and the chef was able to accommodate our dietary needs. We look forward to going back! :)
Food was very good. Side portions could be a little larger.
i felt very comfortable with their covid protocols and the food was very good!
Great. Always great.
We were so excited to have Aspen reopen for dining. Outdoor was a wonderful experience
The outdoor experience is as good as it can be. Looking forward to the dining room reopening
Great food under a tent in a quiet area. Had the spicy mussels, tuna entree and salmon entree. All superb + who does not love a place that always has bread pudding on the desert menu.
I already made my reservation for the following week.
The Tuna Poke Bowl was outstanding!
There were four of s and the service was a bit slow. I got the short end of the stick by ordering the Aspen burger. I asked for it rare and it came cooked well. The egg on it was overcooked too. The wait staff never came by to ask how the meal was. So I didn’t really have a meal. The others at my table had great meals.
We came from NJ for a Father’s Day lunch.
Couldn’t have been better!
Ambiance low due to being out in the parking lot
Food is always exquisitely prepared. Staff is so personable!
We were a little wary to venture out after quarantine, but this was an amazing experience. The outdoor dining was set up really nice, umbrellas to shade us from the sun and festive string lights for ambiance after the sun went down. I’d estimate we were at least 10 feet from other tables so we weren’t worried about social distancing. The attendance was perfect. We never had to wait to be served but she (Christine) wasn’t obtrusive either. I had a drink named after the restaurant with crushed blueberries, Prosecco, etc. it was really good! I had the little bites charred hearts of romaine salad and a crab quesadilla, which was very filling. Both were absolutely delicious . I’ve already made another reservation to come back for the outdoor dining!
We've enjoyed dining at Aspen many times before but this was our first time dining out while Covid-19 is still a factor. In short, we had misgivings.
There was no need! The powers-that-be at Aspen did everything right. Strict health standards were maintained and we felt free to RELAX and enjoy a wonderful meal.
And it WAS wonderful: Delicious, beautifully presented, with service that was perfection.
What a great way to return to dining out once more!
We loved having lunch at Aspen. The staff was great and we are thrilled to be having our son's rehearsal dinner there in June 2021
Excellent menu, great food. Cant wait to go back.
Cocktails were excellent and meal was solid. The outdoor seating is nice. Staff is limited so service was very slow - not a place if you’re in a rush.
Relaxing atmosphere for outdoor dining experience
The ambiance was great. A nice table in the shade with old friends. Attentive but not intrusive service - cheerful and accommodating. The food was excellent - a roasted romaine, a roast beef sandwich and two shrimp cobb salads - everyone was very happy!
We would do it again in a minute.
The social distancing and Covid protocol was not implemented sufficiently. Our server kept bending down near us to speak and many employees had their masks below their noses. Please do more to maintain distance. Other restaurants are instructing workers to place plates at the edge of the table for example.
Aspen Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 950 OpenTable diners.
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