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Martel

2316 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
203-292-6916
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Ranked #22 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to Martel, and I wonder what made me wait so long! I had been to Marty Levine's very first restaurant in this space many years ago, Breakaway, and very much enjoyed the food there. I had read the glowing reviews of Martel in the Connecticut Post restaurant reviews; however, my Better Half and I remained... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a disappointment! Took forever to be seated even though tables were open. Took forever to get waited on and to get our food. Food was mediocre at best. Lobster sandwich tasted stale and rubbery. Seasonings were awful. Prices way too high for quality of food and service.

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Washington DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We recently broke up an 11-hour drive from New Hampshire to Washington DC with brunch at Martel. The décor and food were ideal. The artwork created an informal but stylish atmosphere. My omelet was hot and flavorful. The beignets and cappuccino were delicious. The staff was attentive and our party of five talking heads was able to converse freely with... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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New England
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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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