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Cafe Routier

1353 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-8700
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Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Westbrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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131 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Greenwich, Ct.
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

An extraordinary restaurant in all respects--the superior quality and selection of the healthiest and freshest farm to table foods, exquisitely and delicately prepared dishes and presentation, the ambiance, and their sensitivity, attention and care to meet special dietary needs including celiac are all deeply valued and appreciated. Cafe Routier is a rare find and jewel not to be missed! Can't... More

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126 reviews 126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to get a table at the Cafe Routier for our very first visit on a Friday evening. Friends recommended that we try to get a seat in the bar area, but it was packed so we sat in the dining room. The menu looked great, but we had also heard that the fish tacos were awesome, so... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food here is amazing!!!! So are the drinks and staff! Wow. If you haven't gone here, you definitely should! The steak is great, the drinks are to die for and the restaurant is intimate and just the perfect place for couples or families! I've been here for dinner but also a rehearsal dinner and the service was out of... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Upscale perfect food served with pride. Three section menu (seasonal, regional and the original) is diverse French-Continental-New England and varied. The grilled trout is priceless. The steak and pomme frites delightful. I am getting hungry writing. Dining room takes reservations (busy on weekends and they'll call to confirm your table; bar and lounge has more buzz. Tim makes a delightful... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had requested a quiet table for seven. Wanted a place where we could talk with out yelling. I think we gor the best table in the place. Perfect for us. Staff was very attentive without being obtrusive. This was family time to catch up after two plus years. They didn't rush us at all. Scallops ordered by two were... More

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Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Their lounge menu is amazing with eclectic choices. They even have choices for the plan foodies incredible fries Great hamburgers they had a special pate that was awesome . Great meal after the beach

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Haf a 100$ gift card which they insisted didn't have any value. The manager was unwilling to research it and insisted that we pay with another form. Obviously the cafe employee that sold the gift card forgot to "load" it. Seemed lkke this might be a regular scam used by this restaurant. Absolutely no customer service. The food was ok.... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have been here twice. The first time I ordered the onion soup, which was not very good at all, which is not a good sign for a French restaurant. The second time I had a quesadilla special which was good, but quite soggy on the plate not nice a crispy like it should be. I feel there are quite... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The restaurant was full so we ate in the bar for the first time. It was lovely, relaxing and quieter than the main dining room. I had mussels which were outstanding. My husband (the adventurer) had frog legs and skate. Both were fabulous. Our waitress seemed to be taking care of the whole room, but handled it much better than... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We come here a lot, and I like how the menu is always changing. Great small plates and good wine, really good bread, and the brownie sundae is amazing :) Good

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