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All 33 Westbrook Restaurants

Cafe Routier

1353 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-8700
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Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Westbrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have been to Cafe Routier many times. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable, and intimate. We have dined as a couple, with friends, and with family groups. Each time it seemed to be the perfect setting. The food is upscale with standards and always a seasonal menu keeping things interesting. They also have a pub, which is clearly very popular,... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I have dined at Cafe Routier many times. Each experience has been nothing short of excellent. The food in the dining room is the best on the CT Shoreline and I eat out a lot at all of the "continental" restaurants in the area so should know. Cafe Routier is continental elegance without pretension. The dining room is lovely with... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Conveniently located very close to our hotel, we enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends from NYC here. One of best meals out anywhere in a long time! We liked it so much that we returned within days to cap off a lovely vacation week in Connecticut.

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West Hartford
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Steak and Frites...a simple meal right? Not at Cafe Routier! It is amazing and worth traveling an hours distance for! The service is impeccable, music always fueling the already hip yet comfortable atmosphere, and the food consistently amazing. If you have extra time, do yourself a favor and have a drink in the lounge. You won't be dissapointed. See you... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Rare last minute "no kids" evening, so we decided to go. We arrived with no reservations, but we decided to see if they had any openings. We were seated right away! Lucky us. They staff was very friendly. We had the mussels for an appetizer and they were perfect. My wife and I decided to share a couple of entrees.... More 

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New London, CT
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Hadn't been to Cafe Routier since their previous incarnation up the road in Old Saybrook, so I was excited when another couple suggested we go there this past Sunday. We arrived about 5:30pm and opted to sit in the lounge. Small room, pretty full and a little bit noisy but we got in without a wait. Bar appeared full. They... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went to this restaurant shortly after it opened (in another location) to favorable reviews but we were underwhelmed both with the food and the service. Seemed like a start up that had not figured out how to operate. Saturday last we decided to give it another shot after some friends reported favorably. It was a terrific experience with excellent,... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I recently dined at Café Routier to treat ourselves, and what a treat! The ambiance is quiet, with subdued lighting and tables spaced so you can carry on a conversation easily. The service was friendly and prompt, but we never felt rushed. Our food was fabulous! We started with a pumpkin soup garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds... More 

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Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had dinner with friends and most of our meals were good to excellent . A steak special at $36 was ordered very rare. It was extremely thin and ended up well done. Overpriced steak. They took it back and he was able to order a substitute dinner that was good and no charge for the steak.

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Alexandria, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Routier came highly recommended by AAA so we took a chance and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was pleasant and the staff was very cheerful. The food was excellently prepared.

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Additional Information about Cafe Routier

Address: 1353 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
Phone Number: (860) 399-8700
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westbrook
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French

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