Aspen Restaurant

4.7
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950 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 950 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoeT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent main menu with a somewhat limited dessert menu. The service was fantastic.

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FoodMan
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Son took his GF there for National Girlfriends Day, said everything from service to food was great

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Leenie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always superb food, spirits and service. Very enjoyable. Never disappointed!

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KimberlyY
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Not vegetarian friendly. Order had ham when requested no meat. Too late to reorder another meal.

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Neci
13 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 !!

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vipKnotForProfit
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went back for second night in a row with friends. Another winner. Don’t miss an opportunity this summer.

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ArthurA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Service was very good! Looking forward to going again when we get back up that way.

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vipFredP23
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First dining at Aspen indoors since COVID-19 onset. Great new menu, and a very enjoyable time. Will be back soon.

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vipKnotForProfit
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined outside. Everything was great. Love the menu. Priced Reasonably. Lobster Bolognese is to die for and tuna was superb. well done!

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BethD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

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.

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vippostna
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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ChristineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Birthday dinner was great!

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SidekickGrandson
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sisters Anniversary

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Steve
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

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vipNoni
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipDDonn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice summer dinner under a pretty tent. :)

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jennygirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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! :)

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good. Side portions could be a little larger.

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Ellen
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

i felt very comfortable with their covid protocols and the food was very good!

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Dineout99
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Always great.

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vipmcfarlin
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were so excited to have Aspen reopen for dining. Outdoor was a wonderful experience

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Jimmy
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The outdoor experience is as good as it can be. Looking forward to the dining room reopening

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vipTesttaccio
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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MADBEACH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Tuna Poke Bowl was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

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BruceS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came from NJ for a Father’s Day lunch.
Couldn’t have been better!

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Pj1955
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience1

Ambiance low due to being out in the parking lot

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LocalLkg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always exquisitely prepared. Staff is so personable!

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Uconnchica
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Neci
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

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vipWineWithThat
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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SaraF
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipBrianF66
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu, great food. Cant wait to go back.

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JenniferB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere for outdoor dining experience

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SAGE
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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