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Cafe Routier

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1353 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-8700
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Restaurant! An Absolute Must to Visit When Near Westbrook, CT!

We found this restaurant after checking the reviews for all of the restaurants in the area and discovering that this restaurant was #1 on the ratings list. We are so happy that we found it! This was truly the best restaurant experience that we have had in years! We made online reservations for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
abluepig
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We found this restaurant after checking the reviews for all of the restaurants in the area and discovering that this restaurant was #1 on the ratings list. We are so happy that we found it! This was truly the best restaurant experience that we have had in years! We made online reservations for dinner about an hour before arriving. It... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

After too long an absence, we revisited the Café Routier and found it both delightful and delicious experience! Our server, Jamie, was gracious and accommodating, with helpful menu suggestions. We decided to share the appetizer consisting of three kinds of seafood- two shrimp, two pieces of fish and two oysters- accompanied by a great sauce. We would return just for... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The atmosphere is truly lovely, service is outstanding and the food is really sensational! Truly, a lovely meal. Check it out. You won't be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Branford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I stopped by one night to meet up with some friends. The drinks were good and server named Padro was friendly . Friendly smiles, and service was on point.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Was on a business trip in Madison, CT and wanted an evening of fine dining, breaking away from the chain-restaurant eating and this restaurant truly delivered. Excellent.....excellent food. I highly recommend it. Please try the asparagus starter. It's amazing.

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ivoryton, ct
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Café Routier is the perfect place to share spectacular upscale frites and sliders with your friends. The lounge has a great vibe creating a relaxed, yet trendy feel.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have never had a mediocre meal at this excellent restaurant. The menu is set up to pair various item together with a theme but you may mix and match from any suggested groupings. Service is great. You will have a great meal!

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Westbrook, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Routier is one of the finest restaurants on the shoreline. We love to sit in the lounge and enjoy small bites and cocktails. The Kobe sliders are a must have and the French Fries are to die for. Sometimes one oversized cup of fries just isn't enough! Wonderful date night spot. A real gem.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Wonderful service and attention to details. If you are looking for a beach atmosphere in this small shoreline town, you need to go elsewhere. This restaurant is a more serious dining experience, well suited for quiet conversation and sipping wine. Lingering in a dining room booth for the full dinner experience makes an evening memorable. The duck was cooked to... More 

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Clinton Conn
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The menu is somewhat limited however everything on it is outstanding. Fried oysters are one of our favorite apps and their pan seared salmon always gets rave reviews.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1353 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westbrook
  • Phone Number: (860) 399-8700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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