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Martel

2316 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
203-292-6916
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Ranked #15 of 180 restaurants in Fairfield
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.
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  • English first
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English first
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This restaurant has had many different iterations over the year but the current one, Martel, is the best by far! The steamed clams are not to be missed, with the best broth I've ever had.. The fish and meat dishes are great as are the unusual sandwiches like braised beef on a roll, although the lobster roll disappoints - mine... More

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Ct
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Good food , good service. One of our go to places in Fairfield. The romaine salad with warm potatoes and Horseradish dressing is a real treat . Also great if you just want to have a burger

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Westport, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is an intimate place, but you are not on top of each other. Can get a bit noisy, though when it is busy. Solid menu of Bistro food with French, American, and Italian but not over-reaching. Good values and consistent, which is what I seek in a place like this. Quite a lively bar scene too.

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Connecticut
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112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

I visited Martel on a Saturday night and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. I had the romaine salad which was excellent and something that I have never seen elsewhere. It is a variation on the common iceberg wedge but is much better and has a horseradish cream dressing that is exceptional. I had the fish special... More

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Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've visited Martel several times and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, the service is excellent, even the house wines are great. The only negative I can think of is that the place is on the small size and it's very popular so it tends to get crowsed

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Westport, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Martel's is the place I want to be with the girls, on date night and even with my kids. The atmosphere is inviting and the food is great. I always get the lobster roll, pane cotta and steamed clams. I've never had anything I didn't like. Marty is a welcoming host and all of his restaurants have been out of... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A very nice 'small place'. Nice ambiance, good food, great service! Creative menu, fairly frequent changes. Can be a little noisy but not too bad.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I had the good fortune to sample this stylish place recently, and have to say that I can’t fault it. Simply put, the place was busy but not intrusive, service was attentive, and the food was perhaps the best I have ever had. On further investigation, we discovered that friends and acquaintances enjoyed similar experiences. For me, the only downside... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Thought we would try this place on a Friday night to see how it was. They did not accept reservations and luckily we were seated minutes before a crowd showed up. Sitting by the door with the cold blast across your face and hungry patrons looming over your plate was not an environment for dating or any kind of pleasant... More

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ny,ny
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Martel is a very lively and vibrant bistro. Food is very good, wine selections superb. It's alway jammed at dinnertime but it's hardly a bore to wait. The ambiance is intoxicaing if you like being in an electrifying environment. Just over the border from Westport. A New York style restaurant.

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