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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    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
Always good and fun

Very busy bistro with a good selection of classics and outstanding specials. Take the front room as the back room can be very noisy. Fun place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Gilbert V
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fairfield, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Martel's is great for family or dinning with friends after work. The bar is hopping every night. I usually go there with my family. We like to eat in the back room away from the bar area. It can be loud when there is a crowd. They don't take reservations, so we always go early. I have been there with... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very busy bistro with a good selection of classics and outstanding specials. Take the front room as the back room can be very noisy. Fun place.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Good food, horrible slow service! Just spent Mother's Day afternoon there. We had a mid-afternoon reservation with a party of nine. Restaurant was not busy (there may have been 2 or 3 other tables) but the service was slow, slow, slow. The food was good when it finally came out but they missed one of the meals and then it... More 

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Old Greenwich CT
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A great deal. That is, especially if you have a curtain time of 6:00pm nearby. We couldn't believe the number of people here at that time. But, they must have had the same deadline we did. When we left an hour later, the place was jammed. That's when I figured out that the the people who attended the same event... More 

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Southport, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Martel's is a local treasure. It is always a warm, welcoming place for lunch or dinner. I love their salads and every now and then I splurge and eat an excellent Croque Monsieur. Always a joy to stop by and have a glass of wine at the bar too!

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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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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
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165 reviews 165 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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
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200 reviews 200 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?