Aspen Restaurant

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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.
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MH
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Wonderful service. Very friendly staff. Could not say any better things about this lovely restaurant.

LF
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Aspen. The food and service were perfect. The drinks were great but the wine was a little pricey.

SC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Went for lunch and it was quiet and intimate. Staff was friendly and professional. Great variety of choices on menu.

j
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious! Grilled Romsine Caesar salad was
extraordinary! Loved the salmon, cooked perfectly. Delightful waitstaff and just really wonderful meal!

SF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner at Aspen. The food and service were both top-notch and we look forward to coming back again very soon.

R
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and extremely attentive accommodating staff!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are consistently excellent.

JG
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is quite good
Good value

Flooring and ceiling panel absorb sound

Service good but not excellent

Highly recommended

AG
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding dinner, literally everything we ordered was completely delicious! One of the best restaurants i have been to! Will be going back for sure!

BP
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in an intimate atmosphere.
I highly recommend Aspen

m
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a special birthday and the staff were amazing recognizing the special day. Perfect night and amazing food.

G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The salad was great, the waitress Wes outstanding and courteous. The rice in the scallops was seasoned well but dry.

SG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, delicious food!
Perfect dinner!

K
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had not been to Aspen in several years and was very pleasantly surprised. Their calamari appetizer is one of the best we’ve had. Just enough sweet and heat to their sauce., breading and fry was perfect. The duck was very good but the purple sticky rice was a bit odd, maybe just me. Flank steak was very good as well. Service was attentive but not overbearing and they certainly did not attempt to rush us.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here before the show at the Kate. Everything was great. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was cooked to our special requests. I will be back soon!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The calamari is the best we’ve ever had - so flavorful! Love the seared scallops with lobster and bacon fried rice. Enjoyed the blueberry bread pudding for dessert. Excellent and friendly service.

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food choices are unique. The portions are small for the price. I always leave still hungry even with a $100 meal

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful New Years Dinner!

MF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was quite good but our waitress was terrible...pleasant in taking our orders but not attentive, never asked if we were enjoying our meals...AND never came around to refill our wine glasses. VERY amateurish.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christine was our server and she was excellent. Food was hot and timely. Very attentive service. Reasonably priced. Had the tour of Italy special. Out of this world!!!

Y
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I can’t believe that you have ONE offering of Chardonnay wine and it’s $13 in a on attractive small old fashioned wine glass....and O had two, that’s $26 before dinner items. We’ve been going to Aspen quite a bit lately but I’m really annoyed about the wine price and choice, one only and the price!

SM
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My husband and I go there regularly as does my co-worker, we both thought the food was off. I had the philly steak egg rolls and they were over cooked and didn't taste fresh.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all commented that our server Suzanne was one of the best we have come across in a long time.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is always a fun place, good drinks and great service. The food quality is inconsistent - the tuna I ordered must have been cooked earlier as when it was served to me it was cold - another guest at our table ordered the same dish and his was fresh and warm. The service was excellent and we had a good time!

JX
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very tasty. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The service was on the slow side. Entrees were priced well, but drinks and desserts were a bit much. Overall, it was a very good experience and a place at which I would eat again.

PS
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time at this restaurant, they have a great menu with wonderful meals and offer a 15% discount for those going to the Kate Theater a few blocks away. Would stop again.

HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very friendly service, reasonable prices, and all of the food from our apps to dessert were delicious! Would certainly return to Aspen.

p
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined at Aspen recently and the hanger steak was delicious! I was very impressed with the food and service overall, which has greatly improved over the last year. My date had the tuna which was also excellent. Thankfully, it is a nice quiet and gracious atmosphere, relaxing and good for a romantic dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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B
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The various dinner options are always attractive and the food is always very good. We have brought numerous friends and they have always been very pleased. The wine selections are very good also.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Julian was very helpful. The food was great as usual the portion size options are a great feature! Saturday evening was very busy the only glitch is 1 salad was forgotten , Julian corrected that issue immediately. The cappuccino’s were Luke warm. Besides those minor incidents the meals were wonderful!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location, great service and lovely for a 2 person business meeting.

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time at Aspen. Food was fantastic. There were 4 of us and all the dishes were delicious. Our server also manned the bar so service was spotty.
Will definitely return.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of the best restaurants in Old Saybrook , the menu changes with the season , great cocktails and great service.

SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

There were six of us. None of us were overwhelmed with the food. It was passable but not great. The service was quite good but I don't see myself returning.

LN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Bolognese and grilled romaine salad. Nice wine selection by the glass.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, willingness to substitute veggie accompaniment, tasty food!

M
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we were going to a concert at "The Kate" a couple of nights ago we decided to have dinner at Aspen. We were greeted and shown to our table right away and our waitress promptly greeted us and took our drink orders. Although there were a number of things that we found interesting on the menu, my wife an I both ordered the lobster bolognese, a different preparation from the typical bolognese. And we were both delighted with the dish. The pasta was properly cooked, the ample lobster was plump and tasty and, even with the small plate serving, we took half of home.
The restaurant is lovely and, even off season, was very busy. It is comfortably and thoughtfully furnished including tasteful sound deadening panels on the ceiling.
We look forward to a return visit when, hopefully, we will not both order the same thing.

BG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied menu with excellent options. I went with the small Lobster Bologense...really good.

WK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal. Delicious food.