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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
So good

Thank you, as usual, for a great dinner. Tonight, it was mom's night out and you didn't disappoint. This is a great place for a date night, too. The lounge menu is very well priced and a great value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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New England
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Thank you, as usual, for a great dinner. Tonight, it was mom's night out and you didn't disappoint. This is a great place for a date night, too. The lounge menu is very well priced and a great value.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fresh, well cooked food. Perfect duck magret (tender, tasty, not greasy, not overspiced or sauced, so the taste was actually duck); lovely rack of lamb; terrific lobster crostini starter (generous lobster nearly unadorned but for butter, vanilla, parsley); huge, attractive profiteroles. Vegetables could use work, and orzo with the duck was distinctly uninspired. Tables, carpet, entire ambience a little dark... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was outstanding. The mussels in tomato saffron broth app was so good the broth was more like a bouillabaisse soup. The seared halibut was flaky with a wonderfully seared crust. The hangar steak was amazing as were the scallops. Desserts were excellent. Everything was prepared with care and attention to detail. Highly recommended.

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went to Cafe Routier twice this weekend; grabbed a late dinner at the bar on Friday and went back with friends for dinner in the dining room on Saturday. The bar offers one of the few places in SE CT that one can grab a decent bite of eat after 9:00. And, it's also an option for walk-in, spur of... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Cafe Routier is a step above the usual beach community restaurants that cater to vacationing diners. They thrive on repeate trade to sustain a 12-month business. With a more expensive menu, they encourage returning patrons with a diverse and creative offering that compliments traditional fare with seasonal selections made from locally produced ingredients. The ambiance is also a step up... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent food...consistently! A wonderful dinner venue for a special occasion or when you would like to enjoy quality dining. Informed wait staff and menu changes seasonally.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Dinner in the dining room is a treat. The menu changes seasonally and never disappoints.we go to celebrate birthdays , anniversaries or just a "date night" the bar is a very warm and cozy atmosphere. It's very comfortable and we find ourselves lingering over dessert. It's a great location on the shore in Westbrook

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We enjoy eating in the lively Cafe Routier bar and lounge area. The bartenders are great and we've never been disappointed in the food. We always start with the famous fries and dipping sauce, not to be missed. The salmon and other fish dishes are always fresh, delicious and expertly prepared. The burger sliders are wonderful, with three different preparations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Main courses were excellent. I like small plates so I had two tasty small plates and a salad . This place never disappoints me in service or its food

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Their menu is wonderful as it changes with the seasons. Food is delicious. Service and atmosphere great for a lovely night out.

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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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?