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Martel

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2316 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
203-292-6916
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Lunch Today

Bartender Bill is a friend of mine been telling me to visit. Today I did for the first time and it made me want to come back and try many other offerings. Due to the bad weather there haven't been any oysters in the area so I opted for some clams. Fresh and very tasty. Chowder was excellent! I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Dosbanderas
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Bartender Bill is a friend of mine been telling me to visit. Today I did for the first time and it made me want to come back and try many other offerings. Due to the bad weather there haven't been any oysters in the area so I opted for some clams. Fresh and very tasty. Chowder was excellent! I wasn't... More 

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NYC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good and consistent food and presentation. Decent wine list great bartenders and above average servers. Tight seating but it's always busy and always friendly

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Norwalk, Connecticut
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had the tuna burger with fries. It was good. I would have loved it a bit more rare, but the bun, the sauce and the fries were tasty. The disappointment was with the wine; we selected the house wine, a Pinot noire - it tasted diluted and almost like cranberry juice. I suggest spending a little extra and going for... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

What other restaurant would we choose for a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day other than Martel? In a short period of time, this jewel of a restaurant has become our romantic destination for amazing ambiance and equally amazing cuisine. Valentine's Day was no exception! The start of this amazing dinner started off with my boyfriend and I sharing an appetizer... More 

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new york, ny
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Remains year after year our go to spot in Fairfield . Consistently the best food from the oysters to the burgers. We go here several times a week and love it!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Marty knows how to keep hungry and thirsty people happy and satiated. He's been doing it perfectly for years. This menu is no-frills perfection. Steak Frites, Grilled Salmon over pea risotto and Trout Meuniere are absolutely great. His tuna burger is as good as it gets....and others have suggested his Bistro Burger is the best burger in Fairfield County. An... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Since we'd been to Martel before and were absolutely enchanted, it was only right that my boyfriend and I would choose to go there again for New Year's Eve. Once again, we weren't disappointed! We arrived early, knowing that the restaurant would be packed. When we arrived, Marty Levine greeted us warmly, and then got into a small group with... More 

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Boston, MA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We only make it to Martel once in a while, when passing through CT, but I wish it were closer. Wait, if i could go more often I'd be huge. The quality and attention to detail are always the same-excellent. I can't understand the handful of reviews here that describe less than positive experiences--I just can't imagine that happening, because... More 

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Savannah GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Food is fine, the place does big business. I won't return. This is supposed to be a neighborhood place. They think they are in Manhattan. Fairfield is a foodie town and there are many more spots to get a better meal for less.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I like a restaurant that grills calamari. Fried calamari is boring. Fried cardboard dipped in sauce would be good, so why ruin good calamari to frying? Martel, like any quality eatery, grills it, and grilled it to perfection. It was sooo good. My wife's salmon was delicious as well. A nice basket of fresh pastries to start our semi-brunch/lunch, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2316 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: 203-292-6916

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Description

bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?